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Articles from the May 19, 2023 edition


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  • Worth the wait

    Updated May 19, 2023

    The long-anticipated premiere of "Feek's Vision" took place last Saturday in Ekalaka. The documentary film from Ken Howie is the story of Feek Tooke and the Tooke bucking horses; horses with champion-producing bloodlines that have impacted the history of rodeo and still play a strong role today. Howie started working on the film in 2016 after speaking with Toby Tooke (family consultant for the project) a few times over the phone for a smaller project, but then realizing that...

  • Chickenpox cases on the rise in youth

    Updated May 18, 2023

    Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are reporting a recent increase in the number of cases of chickenpox reported in school-aged children. And, at least half of these infections were acquired from an adult family member with shingles. Chickenpox, or varicella, can be a serious illness and is easily preventable with vaccination. “The best way to protect yourself and your child from chickenpox is vaccination,” says Jessica Lopeman, a registered nurse and epidemiologist with DPHHS. In 2022, the...

  • CARTER COUNTY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS

    Updated May 18, 2023

    5-04-2023 The Board of Carter County Commissioners met on Thursday, May 04 2023, in the Carter County Commission Board Meeting Room of the Carter County Courthouse at 214 Park Street in Ekalaka, Montana. Rod Tauck, Chairman; Mike Watkins, Vice Chairman and Pamela Castleberry, member were present. Special meeting with Don Hotter of Don’s Electric at 10 a.m. The Commissioners and Don looked over the options available for the upgrade of the new hospital generator. Don and Commissioner Tauck walked through the Hospital building....

  • Blood drive May 24th

    A community blood drive has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Carter County Event Center in Ekalaka. To make an appointment, contact Sherri at 406-869-3054 or email shouston@vitalant.org. Walk-ins are also welcome. You have the power to save up to three lives with one donation!...

  • Cooking in the West

    Susan Metcalf|Updated May 18, 2023

    Another Mother’s Day has come and gone, and for those of us who have lost our mothers, it has become a day of remembrance. Losing my mother made me realize how time spent with her was more valuable than any other gift I could give or be given. My mother, Florence Roberts, has been gone for 17 years, but sadly Alzheimer’s Disease stole her from me several years before that. Every year on Mother’s Day, I tried to write a column that would help others understand that Alzheimer’s Disease is a family disease. Finally I found w...

  • Conversations with God

    Updated May 18, 2023

    Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, interesting ‘things’ happen, when a friend and her friend stop over, wanting to share a visit and some tea’; like fun, right?! J.C. began: “Hey, I just wanted to tell you about my guy. He’s one adorable chap, strong and brave, too. Interesting weather we’ve had, so, he got the tall ladder out, climbed to the top of the house, cleaned the eave troughs out. Looked scary to me, but he did a good job and safely climbed back down. He also helped the next-door elderly neighbors out...

  • Drawing results now available

    Updated May 18, 2023

    The drawings for moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat and bison licenses are complete. There are a few ways to get your drawing results. Visit fwp.mt.gov, click on MyFWP Login in the upper righthand corner, then click on the “Lookup Draw Results, Register for Lists” tab on the left-hand menu, or login to your MyFWP account. You may also sign up for an account at fwp.mt.gov/MyFWP. Applicants may also call any FWP Regional office or the licensing office at 406-444-2950. Deadline reminders: The deadline to apply for elk B, dee...

  • Migratory movements

    Updated May 18, 2023

    The Montana’s Outdoor Legacy Foundation (MOLF) has received a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to focus on improving elk, mule deer and pronghorn migratory movements in southeast Montana. The grant provides MOLF and partners a total of $275,000 for priority work identified over the next two years. MOLF and our partners will contribute roughly an additional $1 million in matching funds and in-kind support. “We are excited to work alongside our partners and private landowners to improve the mig...

  • Annual FFA banquet

    Updated May 18, 2023

    Sixteen chapter members and 64 guests attended the annual CCHS FFA year-end banquet on Monday in the school's Tuggle Room. CCHS FCCLA served a meal to attendees. Also assisting in meal preparations were Cam LaBree and Sarina O'Connor, who were thanked during the meeting. Meat for the occasion was donated by OCC Legacy Cuts. Awards and degrees were given to members and some information about the chapter's busy year was shared, including some of the activities and competitions...

  • Old hospital facility to be discussed at community meetings next week

    Updated May 18, 2023

    In January 2017, Carter County hired Slate Architecture to complete a Preliminary Architectural Report (PAR) to assess the needs and evaluate options for Dahl Memorial Hospital to meet future health care needs of the community. The goal was to select an option for upgrades to the hospital that provides the best value considering a balance between facility needs and cost. The eventual plan, which came to be known as Option #6, was reported on in early 2018 and by November of th...

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