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Surprise "thank you" party held for Jana McPherson-Hauer

About 60 locals gathered last week at the Chinook Eagles for a surprise "thank you" party for Jana McPherson-Hauer resigned recently as head of the Blaine County Health Department. Betty Billmeyer, Betty's daughter Stephanie Billmeyer Silva and others organized the event to, as Betty put it, "Give the community an opportunity to thank Jana for the great job she did as the county's public health nurse." Jana joined the health department in September, 2014.

Jana's husband, Jayson, and Stephanie Billmeyer Silva organized a ruse to get Jana to the surprise gathering. Jana and her family were invit...