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Articles from the August 31, 2018 edition

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A pioneer trek

When Heather LaBree, 17, Ekalaka, hears stories about the pioneers, she now has a firsthand understanding of what they went through. In May, she, six youth and six adults from the Ekalaka area...

 

Ekalaka Public Schools adopts FY 2019 budgets

The Ekalaka Public Schools Board of Trustees approved the FY 2019 Budgets for both the Carter County High School and the Ekalaka Elementary School. Mills went from 22.75 in the FY 2018 Elementary District budget to 21.59 in FY 2019 budget. In the...

 
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Annual Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music and Art Show

The twenty-ninth Annual Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music and Art Show will be held on Sunday, October 7 at the Alzada Community Hall in Alzada, Montana. The theme for the 2018 annual show is “Why we do this… .” The theme was prompted by the...

 

Story time starting

Mrs. Amy Walker’s CCHS Child Development Class will be starting Story Hour on September 6. Story Hour will be held every Thursday at Ekalaka Public Library, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Children ages 3-5 who are potty trained are welcome to...

 
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Picture day at Ekalaka Public Schools, Sept. 6

Picture day at Ekalaka Public Schools will take place on Thursday, September 6 in the grade school gym. Pictures for preschool aged children will begin at 9:30 a.m.. Grade school pictures will take place next and 7-12 grade students will follow....

 
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Blood drive on Patriot Day

Patriot Day, observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the people killed in the September 11 attacks of 2001. We all recall the heroes...

 
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VFW District 6 meeting to be in Ekalaka, September 8

Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars and auxiliaries from District 6 will come together at the District Fall Meeting hosted by Post 7885 and auxiliary in Ekalaka, Saturday, September 8, 2018. The meeting will be held at the St. Joan of Arc Parish...

 

Carter Charter shopping trips

On August 7 the Senior Club voted to turn the first and third Thursdays of each month into a “Let’s go shopping day” via the Carter Charter. Trips are contingent on driver availability and having at least four riders. The cost per rider will...

 
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Astrophotography workshop at Medicine Rocks State Park rescheduled

Last Friday, Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced that the Astrophotography Workshop with Nathan Satran at Medicine Rocks State Park has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 15 at 7...

 

Letter to the editor

I-185 will save lives As a retired ICU physician, I know the end-stage consequences of tobacco use: heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, dementia, COPD, emphysema, and cancers – not just lung cancer, but also throat, stomach, pancreatic,...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    August 31, 2018

Bright Ideas

I have just completed a three week medically imposed restriction from my wheelchair and days in my bed. I had two problems: A return of jaw pain and an open pressure sore on my bottom. Let’s tackle the jaw pain first. I had slowly been reducing...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    August 31, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, Sometimes things are much more difficult than they appear on TV. I don’t care if you are solving crimes, cleaning the oven, curing a cold, dieting or anything else. Take a suicide for instance. Now, on TV, if you want to commit suicide, it...

 

Department of Revenue urges Montanans to check for unclaimed cash, property

HELENA – Every year in Montana, millions of dollars and other personal assets go unclaimed. And every year, the Montana Department of Revenue encourages individuals and businesses to check whether some of that might be theirs. The unclaimed...

 

Letter to the editor

It is a well-known fact that secondhand smoke is dangerous. The Montana Clean Indoor Air Act protects our residents from the harmful effects of the toxins in secondhand smoke by banning the use of cigarettes and combustible tobacco in public indoor...

 

Watson to lead Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Tom Watson recently assumed the position of state conservationist for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana. In that job, Watson will be responsible for...

 

Pups take on Froid/Medicine Lake

The Ekalaka Junior High Pups kicked off football in Ekalaka last Friday afternoon when they took on Froid/Medicine Lake. The game was close and low scoring in the first half, 6-6. In the second half,...

 

Bulldogs start season strong

CCHS started this year's football season on the right foot with a strong win against the Froid/Medicine Lake Red Hawks last Friday. The Red Hawks came out in a tight formation and were stuffed...

 

FFa news

The Carter County FFA Chapter is gearing up for another exciting year. Two members of our chapter attended the Alumni Leadership Camp in Highwood this year, Gracie Tooke and Jasmine Erickson. They have brought home valuable leadership skills and conn...

 

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