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Articles from the August 15, 2018 edition

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Harvest Dinner from the field to the table

Harvest season is in full swing and with long hours in the field one might not make it home in time for supper. This group found a creative way to merge the two as they gathered around the table...

 
 By Marc Kloker    News    August 15, 2018

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Take Effect on FWP Properties in Hill and Blaine Counties

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Region 6 In response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires, under the recommendations of county officials, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fishing access sites (FASs) and...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 15, 2018

Chinook's Dillon Davies wins Emmy for work on "Under the Big Sky" TV series

Dillon Davies and his colleague Shawn Newton were each awarded an Emmy in June at a Seattle awards ceremony recognizing outstanding television productions in the northwest region of the country....

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 15, 2018

Vic Palm talks about "Aunt Eleanor's Men," at Blaine County Library

Twenty-plus locals gathered last week at the Blaine County Library to hear native Vic Palm talk about "Aunt Eleanor's Men," a book he wrote and published in 2017. Palm, who grew up in Chinook and...

 

Hunter Education Class Offered in Hays Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks course registration set for August 16-17

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education course dates have been set for a class in Hays, starting with registration on Thurs. and Fri., Aug. 16 and 17, from 4-7 p.m. and class starting on Sat., Aug. 18. For youth to be eligible to hunt and...

 

Aug 17 Deadline Approaches for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

The deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. In return for enrolling land in CRP, FSA provides participants with annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to remove sensitive lands...

 

Remembering Robbie Lucke: A Poets Memory

Editor’s Note: This was submitted to the Big Sandy Mountaineer this week and we felt it was appropriate to publish in the Blaine County Journal as well. Author’s Note: This poem is republished here in honor of Robert Lucke, who loved poetry and k...

 

Patching Cracks

One of my favorite quotes from the boxer Muhammad Ali is about training: “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” I have a good friend who says it a bit...

 

Harlem Library

The winners of the drawings for the Summer Reading Grand Prizes are Mary Simons in the preschool age group and Savannah Heilig in the grade school age group. Congratulations to all the children who participated in the summer reading program! There...

 

Blaine County Library

We have a couple of non-fiction books ready this week. Wendy Mitchell had a busy job with the British National Health Service, raised her two daughters alone, and spent her weekends running and climbing mountains. Then, slowly, a mist settled deep...

 

HARLEM SENIOR CENTER

Thank You to Audrey Parnell for the delicious snacks for the card players. Thank You to Kay Schmitt for folding the bags for Food Bank. Thank You to Phyllis Heilig for the cases of water. Thank You to Ellen Ayres for the party streamers. Thank You...

 

Chinook Senior Center

The Cancer Support Group will be meeting on August 21, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. A representative from the Sweet Medical Center will be our speaker. We would like to incorporate more volunteers to help out at the center. We could use cooks, dishwashers,...

 
 By Steve Edwards    News    August 15, 2018

Steve's Travels: Road trip east to Fort Peck Dam and environs

Reporter's note: This fall will mark five years my wife and I have lived in Chinook. She's since retired as a pastor and I've scaled back from a part time reporter to "even more" part time reporting....

 

Nearly $2 Billion Now Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires 2017 WHIP Signup: July 16, 2018 to Nov. 16, 2018

Agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup began July 16, 2018, and continues through Nov. 16, 2018. Hurricanes and wildfires caused...

 

USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

USDA began accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reopened the applica...

 

New wireless scoreboards installed at Hoon Field in time for season opener

The First Bank of Montana, spearheaded by the efforts of former president Craig Lowham secured 100% of the funding necessary for a brand new Daktronix scoreboard to be installed at the football...

 
 By Diana Maloney    News    August 15, 2018

Turner Talk

Terry and Shirley Suneson of Minnesota came to visit with Bill and Mary Hake for a week. They enjoyed each other’s company and a lot of reminiscing. Susan Fox attended a Quilt Guild meeting in Turner on Saturday. Reece Hutton is home for a week...

 
 By Jane Krass    News    August 15, 2018

Hogeland happenings

Susan and Emily Billmayer are attending family reunions in Coon Valley, Wisconsin and also in Omaha, Nebraska. Diana Maloney took Harlan and Jane Krass to Great Falls on Wednesday for Jane’s medical appointment for her shoulder. Joely and Josh Hini...

 

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