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Beat the heat with these sweet treats

Summer is officially here, and with that comes young entrepreneurs and their lemonade stands. This outgoing trio had quite the deal. For $0.75 you got a glass of lemonade and a cookie – of which...

 

State officials suggest steps to prevent West Nile Virus

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection with West Nile Virus (WNV). In Montana, WNV season usually begins in July and ends in October, as this is when the mosquitoes...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    June 19, 2019

Celebrating Fifty Years of Female Membership in the FFA

Fifty one years ago, those attending the 1968 National FFA Convention engaged in heated debate. Donald Shinn from New Jersey had declared on the business floor, "Any student who is regularly enrolled...

 
 By Lindsay Rucinsky    News    June 19, 2019

Sweet Medical Center addresses Mens Health

Men’s Health Month is back at you this week with another important topic! This week we are addressing the elephant in the room, Erectile Dysfunction. Once again, this topic may be a little uncomfortable to discuss with your provider but what you...

 

Gianforte Stops Payment on Congressional Pay Raise

After a bipartisan effort from Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte, Pennsylvania Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, and 17 other lawmakers, House leaders chose to delay consideration of an appropriations measure which included a pay increase for Members...

 
 By Donna Miller    News    June 19, 2019

Call for Nominations: Montana Center for the Book Prize

Humanities Montana is now accepting nominations for the annual Montana Center for the Book (MCB) Prize. Up to five award-winning programs will receive $1,000 cash in recognition of their creative and wide-reaching literary programming such as family...

 

Elinor Warren

Elinor Warren 95, passed away peacefully June 7, 2019 in Belgrade surrounded by her loved ones. She was born July 18, 1923 at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Havre, Montana. Elinor was the second child a...

 

Donna LEe (Smith) Wiley

Donna Lee (Smith) Wiley passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 due to natural causes. Memorials may be sent to the Chinook Senior Citizens Center or donors choice. Her Memorial Service will be 11:00...

 

Sounds on the Square to Feature Montana Bands This Summer

Sounds on the Square, a free summer concert series, continues on June 19 with the ROC band, whose members are from both Chinook and Havre. These concerts will recur each Wednesday through August 14 at the Town Square, 332 First Street in Havre,...

 

My Answer

Q: My grandson served in the military and is now back in civilian life. He feels defeated when he sees so many Americans against our flag. Can our nation turn itself around? A: (From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham) America has gone a long way...

 

Harlem Library

The library is hosting a special presentation by Joan Bird from Humanities Montana on June 28, 1 P.M. in the library meeting room. The presentation “UFOs and Extraterrestrials in Montana” is intended for a teen and adult audience and...

 

Blaine County Library

Summer Reading Programs are well underway. It's not too late to sign children up to participate. Children who participate in the summer reading program keep their minds active and enter school in the...

 
 By Anita Reed    News    June 19, 2019

Hogeland Happenings

Dave and Teresa Cornell drove to Billings on Friday to take Danial Cornell home after a two week stay at Grandma and Grandpa’s. On Saturday Dave, Teresa, Dalton, Alyssa, Danial and Addison drove to Wilsal to attend the wedding of Dave and Teresa...

 

Harlem Senior Center

Special thank you to Jim and Diane Jenks for the Flowers; Harlem greenhouse for the bakets of flowers. Rose Noel, thank you for the fish filterk and Jerry and Kay for the coffee. The Charlie Russell Chew Choo Dinner is up and running. It will make...

 

Chinook Senior Center

Our Meals This Week Wed., June 19 - Chicken Fetuccini Thur., June 20 - Stir Fry Pork Fri., June 21 - Classic Swiss Steak Mon., June 24 - Beef Stroganoff Tues., June 25 - Shredded Pork Sandwich Wed., June 26 - Potato Bar Upcoming Birthdays June 23 -...

 

Schneider Earns Student Excellence Award

Multiple nominations brought Wade Schneider to the attention of the Student Excellence Award selection committee. Wade is pursuing an associate of applied science degree in plumbing and a certificate...

 

Nominations Open for the 2019 County Committee Elections

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14, 2019. Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee....

 

South of the Border, Column No. 18, "Recreational opportunities in the Sweet Grass Hills"

Columnist's note: In 2006 my wife and I moved from North Dakota to Libby, Montana. Traveling along US 2, to our new place, we saw the official, green signs east of Chester identifying the 'bumps' on...

 
 By Donna Miller    Sports    June 19, 2019

Buckles and Bragging Rights Will Be Up for Grabs

Although organizers of the Annual Blaine County Kid's Rodeo have released a Save the Date announcement for their rodeo event, they would also like area youth to be aware of the rapidly approaching...

 

Funding Cycle Now Open for Growth Through Agriculture Program

Helena, Mont. – Folks across Montana looking to create or expand their operation or agriculture business now have the opportunity to access state grant dollars, as the 2019 funding cycle for the Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) Program is open....

 

Emergency Loans Available in Montana Disaster Areas

FSA’s Emergency Loan Program is available for agricultural producers in counties designated as primary or contiguous natural disaster areas. See map below of current Disaster Designations in Montana. Contact your local FSA office for specific...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    June 19, 2019

Enjoy The 9th Annual Blaine County Cruise; 2019 Blaine County Cruise Heads to Chester

The ninth annual Blaine County Cruise has a full slate of events planned for the weekend as activities get underway Friday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. with registration taking place at the Blaine County...

 

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