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Articles from the July 18, 2018 edition

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 By Steve Edwards    News    July 18, 2018

Chinook Volunteer Fire Department is seeking more 'Volunteers'

The Chinook Fire Department recently hosted locals to learn how to join the fire department. Chief Kraig Hansen said, "We currently have 17 firefighters (three women and 14 men) on our roster, we need...

 

Storm does plenty of damage across the Big Flat!

A severe thunderstorm ripped through Turner, Hogeland and surrounding area's last Tuesday. The storm contained high winds, large hail and rain and left a swath of destruction that included completely...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    July 18, 2018

Harlem Friends of the Library celebrated "Community Appreciation" last week

Library Director Colleen Brommer said there was a good turnout for the Community Appreciation staged by the Harlem Friends of the Library. Brommer said the Friends always try to host some sort of a...

 

Ever wonder what it's like? Life of a "carny" is more than just fun and games

By Steve Edwards BCJ News Reporters note: During the recent Blaine County Fair I was working at the Lions' Club pronto pup food booth. The booth was just across from where the Dreamland Carnival was...

 

Local Clinic Adds Behavioral Health Services Sweet Medical Center Now Offers Integrated Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHINOOK, MT. July 13, 2018 – With the addition of Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Dustin Ratliff, Sweet Medical Center (SMC) is now able to reach its goal of...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    July 18, 2018

Reser Reservoir being drained, FWP busy trapping and transferring fish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Marc Kloker Information and Education Program Manager Communication-Education Division Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Region 6 Reser Reservoir, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reservoir located approximately 18 miles...

 
 By David Baier    News    July 18, 2018

Working while disabled: Social Security can help

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE By David Baier While it may be best known for retirement, Social Security is also here to help you get back to work if you are disabled. For millions of people, work isn’t just a source of income, it’s a vital part of who...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    July 18, 2018

Good weather, great turnout for Patient Appreciation/After Hours event

Nora Conner, Outreach Coordinator with the Sweet Medical Center (SMC), earlier said she was hoping for good weather and a large crowd for the Patient Appreciation/Business After Hours event held last...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    July 18, 2018

Letter that stimulated the story about John Deere Day and the stage in the Orpheum Theatre

Reporter’s note: My story about the old Orpheum Theatre’s stage and John Deere Day appeared in the May 9, 2018 issue of the “Blaine County Journal.” My motivation to research and write that st...

 

Emma Jean Larsen Lewellen

Emma Jean Larsen Lewellen started her journey home on June 21, 2018. She was born at Fort Belknap, Montana on April 13, 1929, the 6th child to Berthathmue Larsen and Angela Ragged Robe Larsen. Emma...

 
 By Carla Jenewein    News    July 18, 2018

Chinook Blood Drive collects 30 units

Tuesday July 10, 2018 was the Red Cross Blood Drive in memory of Amanda Oehmcke. The drive was held at Wallner Hall. There were 38 donors presenting with 30 viable units collected. The family of...

 

My Answer

Q: My whole life I have heard that Christians are expected to be Christ-like. Is that really possible? — D.I A: It is God’s will for His followers to become more like Christ. He came to show us the way, but it can only happen as we submit every...

 

Harlem Library

Thanks to everyone who attended the Friends of the Library Community Appreciation Summer Fun Event. It was a great way to spend a summer afternoon. Congratulations to Andrea Hansen, Havre, who won the...

 
 By Katie Noel    News    July 18, 2018

Harlem Senior Center

Thank you to: Albertsons for the vegetable and fruit snackpacks; To: Bev Devaney for the fresh cherries; To: Barb McDonald for double-bagging the bags for the Food Bank; To: Elsie Bertelsen for the case of water; To: Misty Mohar for the green beans;...

 
 By Marlane Wenzel    News    July 18, 2018

Chinook Senior Center

Thank you to The Eagles, 4-H and VFW for the donations of food this week. We appreciate your thinking of us. There will be a picnic for the YAVs (Young Adult Volunteers) this Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in the park. Thank you Lauren and Lacy for being...

 
 By Darin Hannum    News    July 18, 2018

Sugarbeeter Shout Out

As Chinook Public Schools gears up for the 2018-19 school year, there are several topics I would like to address with everyone: things to do, staff placements and staff needs, weight room, corporate sponsor program and possible activity fee changes....

 
 By Jane Krass    News    July 18, 2018

Hogeland Happenings

We had quite a storm on Tuesday afternoon. There was terrible wind, rain and hail with it. There was a lot of damage in parts of the Big Flat. Some were hit very hard and others not so much. Area residents are still picking up tree branches and debri...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    July 18, 2018

Turner Talk

Glenna Ammen took in the Fireman Picnic on Saturday. Brian, April, Avery, and Piper Fox traveled to Amery, WI for the Fox family reunion. April and Piper continued on to Milwaukee for Jacquelyn Dinuss...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    July 18, 2018

Barn branding at Shipwheel was more than just 'watching paint dry'

Officials with the Ohio-based Certified Angus Beef ® brand recently invited guests to "#BrandtheBarn with Us" at the Shipwheel Cattle Company south of Chinook. The barn branding and accompanying...

 
 By Kody Farmer    Sports    July 18, 2018

Chinook, Harlem swimmers set 21 pool records in Scobey in Lewistown this week

The swim season has one more weekend in the pool before swimmers head to the Eastern Divisional Swim meet and the Chinook Lions and Harlem swimmers are looking good as the season winds down. The teams...

 

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