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COMP MONTANA H IST . LIBRARY 0 8 0 H E L E N A MT 59605 F i d d l e r s a t h o m e . P a g e 1 0 i F l u s h o t s . . . Flu shots are now avail* able through the Beaver head County Health Nurse Office located in the Barrett Health Service Center next to the hoepital. Hie price ia $7.50 per shot. A doctor’s order is not needed for per sons over 13. Office hours at theHeolthNurse’sofflceare 10a.m. toSpan.Those wish ing the shots are asked to call683-4771for an appoint ment. The flue vaccine is rec ommended for people con sidered high risk, including: - 1) Adults and children with chronic disorders of the heart orlung, including chil dren with asthma. 2) Persons over 66. n 3) Anyone who is poten tially capable o f transmit ting influence to high risk persons, including provid ers o f home care to nigh risk in d iv id u a ls ; household members, including c h il dren, o f high risk persons, and physicians, nurses ana other personnel in hospitals and nursing homes. 4) Anyone wanting to reduce his or her chances of acquiring influenza infec- tion. G a m e b e t t e r . . . While the 'fires! o f 1B88 hava given way to the rains of1989, Mon tana’sdeer and elk populations have gener ally improvedoverlast year. Forhunterslookingforward to the Oct. 22 opening ofthe S neral deer smdelk hunt- tetteropportunity a r e o * * ce*s,accor<flng to Harley Yeager of Montana Out doors. Southwest Montana is no exception^ In generid, game populations nave experi enced better growth anasur- vival (with soma exceptions near Yellowstone Park, ac cording to Wildlire Manager John Cada. Mountain-in- habiting wildlife w ill be widely dispersed in alpine anas unless winter storms force them down. Elk h u n t ers should experience good success, with the popular hunting districts aroundDil- lon, wisdom and Ennis. Branch-antlered only bull elk seasons, established for most ofthe region’s hunting districts, w ill continue. A l though whitetail numbers have stabilised, hunting success should be similar to last yeer, according to Ca da. I I m m ___________________ A lm a n a c ................ 7 Bu8lnesa/A g ..........9 C lassified.............14 Com m u n ity •eeeeeasaee* 5 Sports Life ----- 11 v n w p o ln t................4 % AOVBmSNQ INSERTS M THS ISSUE- Safeway TView t l e a t h e r ... Dillon's Weatherwatch H L FpL Oct. 10 78 42 Oct. 11 66 39 Oct. 12 70 46 Oct. 13 70 36 Oct. 14 64 34 Oct. 15 • 51 28 Oct. 16 50 17 Oct. 17 12 P ' The Beaverhead County. commissioners approved a tax assessment' of $36, up from $26, a year to cover increase! costs and development of a new landfill site for the county. The board made ^ the decision a t a regular meeting last Tuesday afternoon. ^ ■ The commissioners approved the increase following a public hearing on O c t5,atw * ic h four people appeared to either pro-, test or bring out additional in formation concerning recycling ana the new landfill facility. In other matters, the. board, in a regular meeting this Mon day, approved J|3,$00 fbr new carpet in the courthouse halL The carpet will be purchased .from The D ilmart and funds w ill come from the maintenance budget ' ifie commissioners also wrote a letter supporting designation of Centennial Road and Big Sheep Boad, to Medicine Lodge Boad, as a scenic byway. The county will contlnueto main tain the road as a t present and the Bureau of Land Manage ment will be responsible for any extrawoik. 'A e commissioners declined to take over maintenance of SujDivan . Lane and Riverside Drive, a move requestedby Prank Toupal. “I t is n o ta county road,” chairm anitandy Tom merup said, \ a n d it is t o t wide enough to be one. Unle*#s*ddi- ti onal right of way can be ob- tained we couldn’t take i t over.* H ie board also reviewed employees health insurance with Tom Bramlette, an agentfor Mutual ofOmaha and the possi bility of self-insuring a .portion of the dental and vision plan. W M C e x p e r i e n c i n g ' s t a b l e , s l o w g r o w t h ' it was cattle drive time in Dillon Friday as Jerry Meine drove a herd of oyer 100 head through downtown Dillon: & & & & *» TheBeaverheadCountyHigh School Board of Trustees ap proved a new school bus policy at its regular m eetinglast Tues day that will provide charges for use of the buses by non-school- related groups and organiza tions. Any non-school use w ill be charged a t a rate o f one dollar per mile and $45 a day for a driver. County elementary schools can now, use the buses on Saturday or Sunday, at a charge of 50 cents a mile plus the cost ofa driver a t the current rate. In the case of civil defense needs, buses will be made avail able a t a charge of one dollar a mile and an agreed-upon hourly rate. The board also heard a pres entation by Rep. Chuck Swysgood, expressinghis'fears for rural elementary schools under House B ill 28, whidi is now in effect He told tHe board he worried about the high school askingfor the maximum request of up to 135 percent o f the cur- rentbudget and depriving rural elementary-schools of needed funds. / High school principal Dennis Kimzey said he did not'expect the high school to request that high of an amount, and that it would probably work with Uie minimum, 104 percent of this year’s budget Theboard also approved eight seniors for early graduation and heard a presentation on the 1988-89 high school annual by Dan Thomas. Western Montana College, a mainstay'of Dillon’s economy and now a part of Uie University of Montana, is slowinggrowing. Current 1989 fall semester enrollment figures a t Western show “the continuation of a stable, slow-growth enrollment increase for Uie school,” accord- \4o WMC Provost Michael TT.- •*? Western’s fall semester | rollment figures show the third largest enrollment for the col lege in the past 10 years and the fifth largest in the college’s his tory, Easton note&' The total student enrollment showed a total of 991'full-time students enrolled at Western. While under last year’s record enrollment of 1,097, Easton noted the enrollment \is still indicative of a positive, slow- growth trend fer Western when: compared to figures over tlielast 10 years. - We’ve maintained annual enrollments of almost l,000 stodents fiv« out o f the la s t l! .. ~ \ .... 1 1 ures show a trend,” Easton commented, \particularly since Western’s graduate section has been trans ferred to the Universityof Mon tana, and that the bachelor’s degree in business has been phased out of Western’s aca demic degree offerings.” O ' C o n n o r n a m e d a l l - s t a t e Mary-Frances O’Connor has been selected to representBeav- erhead County High School in this year’s Montana High school Association All-State Band. The All-State Band will re hearse in Bozeman on O c t 18-20 W a t c h f o r o r a n g e h a n d Watch for the orange hand... it could mean someone needs your help. Orange fluorescent hands, about 18 inches square, are now being made as part of a new program to assist senior citizens, the disabled and shut-ins. Martin Brenneke, a city coun cilman and chairman of a spe cial Mayor’s committee to inves tigate ways to assist people, particularly in colder weather, explained the program was a result of a death last year that was blamed on a cold spell. “As aresultofthe cold, people 'C o u ldn’tg e t o u t M a n y d o n ’t h a v e phones. The Helping Hand con cept can be a way the y can le t people k n o w the y need some help.” , The orange hand-shaped signs will each have a large number printed on them. I f a person is in trouble, or needs assistance, they simply need to put the sign in the window and bypassers just need to call the police. “Some one will go right over to investigate, Brenneke said. The program is expected to be operating by mid-November, he said. N e w T V i e w f e a t u r e d . . . T v W i e i e w This week marks the first issue of the Dillon Tribune’s new TView television guide. The 24-page magazine, included in Beaverhead County issues ofthe paper, brings expanded cov erage to America’s favorite pastime, the TV set. Included in TView are viewing grids of programs, along with additional listings of special features, movies; stories about programs and personalities; a question and answer section about TV events and people and an alphabetical listing of premium channel programs. TView listings run from Saturday to Friday, so for this week only, regular grid listings ofprograms for Thursday and Friday are included on page 16 of this issue. withaconcertforthepublicbeing performed on the last evening. Selection to the band is through a cassette recording of audition materials made in the spring and sent to the organiz ing chairman of the event Over 760 tapes were submitted for consideration to participate in the All-State Choir, Orchestra or Band by 86 Montana high schools. C e n t e n n i a l B a l l s e t f o r D e p o t Montana’s Centennial will be celebrated in style... and so w ill Dillon’s old Union Pacific Depot A Centennial Ball is being planned for Saturday, Nov. 4, in the old depot building. Beginningat8 p.m., the event is patterned after a similar dance and box social that was held in 1909 to celebrate the depot’s completion. Included in the events are a reception from 8-9 p.m., dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight and a box' social from midnight to 1 a.m. Dancing will resume after that, according'to 'Roger Pelletier, chairman of Jaycee committee sponsoring the event . Period costumes are sug gested and the cost, $10 per couple, will go toward restoring Uie depot building for use as a community center. The Scott Ray Swing Band is being engaged for the event Prizes will be awarded for the most authentic costumes and the best decorated box for the social. Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, State Bank and Pioneer Federal and at the Courthouse. A blazing fire and a hot cup of coffee took care of the chill during WMC's pep assembly Friday night. The assembly must have worked. WMC won 28-22 over Jamestown.