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Students receive awards and letters

Awards and letters given this year to students from Ekalaka Public Schools included: Heroic 7 Award - Tori Tooke National Choral Award - Mason Lovec New inductees into the William C. Rowley Chapter of National Honor Society - Grace Tooke, Seth...

 
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Memorial Day activities, May 27

Memorial Day services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at Beaver Lodge Cemetery. Veterans performing the services should arrive at 10:30 a.m. During the service, members of VFW Auxiliary will honor fallen soldiers by placing a white cross...

 

Spring cleanup day scheduled for June 1

Take pride in the community and help clean it up. The town is organizing a spring cleanup day for Saturday, June 1. Gather trash, tame the brush and make paths more walkable. Bring a team! Ask friends, co-workers, family members, clubs and athletic...

 

Heidi LaBree wins Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

Heidi LaBree recently won the 14 year old girls division of the Montana Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest. After winning free throw contests in her school and council, LaBree made 21 of 25 free...

 

Rose honored for 50 years

Hughie Rose joined the Ekalaka Masonic Lodge as a master mason in February of 1969. In his fifty years of dedicated service to the lodge, Rose has held all of the different offices. In 1999, he held...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    May 24, 2019

Bright Ideas

We have waited for weeks for our garden to dry enough to till, only to have more rainfall. Lawns were mowed quickly between showers. Yes, it is nice to have the moisture, but when can we plant? Our forecast for the week was warmer and drier. On a Mon...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, here’s an interesting thought: what we are is more important that what we do! No matter what, there is always going to be someone in our ‘class/group’, with as much “smarts” and education as we...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    May 24, 2019

Hat Tips

Hello, A lot of ranchers have gone to May calving. Calf your cows out on green grass. Like the deer and the antelope do. It will be fun they said. You won’t have to fight through the mud and the snow. It will be fun they said. Your calves won’t...

 

Makoshika State Park summer youth program returns

(Glendive, MT) –The Summer Youth Program at Makoshika State Park returns May 30 through August 1, 2019. These weekly programs are held every Thursday from 9:30-11:30am and keep children engaged and learning during the summer school break. They...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    May 24, 2019

Memories

To continue the Mumedy family history, I will move on to Leona as she was well qualified as clerk for the different attorneys in Carter County and went on to Missoula, Montana to work for an attorney and also for the CCCs. She reported that in 1941...

 

Norman Hudson Chapman

The funeral for Norman Hudson Chapman, 92, of Shady Cove, Oregon, who died May 17, 2019, will be held at 11 a.m., May 29, 2019, at the Eagle Point, Oregon, National Cemetery. Memory Gardens Mortuary...

 

Montana State Parks announces changes to campsite reservations

(Helena, MT) – Campers at Montana State Parks will experience more flexibility when making campsite reservations at some parks this summer. Reservations at Beavertail Hill, Black Sandy, Lewis & Clark Caverns, Placid Lake, Salmon Lake, Tongue River...

 
 By Pat Kalstrom    Voices    May 24, 2019

Library Corner

Ekalaka Public Library has received several new books recently. Some of these are: "The Cornwalls Are Gone" by James Patterson, "That Churchill Woman" by Stephanie Barron, "The Forest Lover" by Susan...

 

Smiles of Success

Commencement exercises for the Carter County High School Class of 2019 were held on Saturday. A large crowd of family and friends gathered to wish the one-hundredth CCHS graduating class well. Though...

 
 By Heidi LaBree    Local    May 24, 2019

FFA cleans up

The Carter County FFA Chapter completed their adopt a highway program on May 20. Eighteen FFA members and their advisor, Mr. Seth Whitney, set out after school to clean the road ditches from mile...

 

Kindles for kids

Local masons Jeff Venhaus and Pat Strickland gave Kindles to deserving Ekalaka Public Schools students who like to read on Tuesday. The Kindles for Kids program, sponsored by the Montana Masonic...

 

PUPS awards

Third and fourth quarter Positive Upstanding Polite Students (PUPS) awards were given to deserving students on Tuesday at Ekalaka Elementary. In addition to PUPS awards, students received honors for...

 

Local scholarship winners

Scholarship, Recipient Joe Dingfelder Memorial, $150, Tori Tooke Fruit Service and Repair, $500, Tori Tooke Frye Family Memorial, $500, Claire Callahan Dahl Memorial, $1000, Annette Lovec, Kimberlee Elmore Farmer’s Union, $500, Caleb Fix American...

 

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