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Page A-12 - Dillon Tribune - Wednesday, September 2-4, 1997 News about business and agriculture Museum celebrates Unemployment by phone 50 years of history By John Barrows This week marks the 50th year for the Beaverhead County Mu­ seum , and the museum, along with the Beaverhead Chamber of Com­ merce, is throwing a birthday party. The Beaverhead County Mu­ seum Association was formally organized in 1947, according to the museum’s president, Don Resset. On Saturday, September 27, the museum will plan its golden an­ niversary, starting with a parade from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., starting at the BCHS B. W. Lodge parking lot. From 1 to 5 p.m. there will be an antique car show on the museum grounds. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. there will be children’s activities and games on the museum law, followed by a barbecue from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. A dessert box social and talent show will be held on the museum lawn, followed by a street dance in front of the museum, featuring jitterbug dancing, Boot Scooters, square dancing, the Macarena and the Dillon Junior Fiddlers. A drawing is planned at 7:15 p.m. in front o f the museum for a framed 1920photoofDil!on’smain street and a Charlie Russell print. In addition, a number o f chamber and museum gifts will be drawn for. Music is provided by Boots Country Karaoke. The Beaverhead County Mu­ seum Association was formed in 1947 for the specific purpose of collecting, preserving and exhibit­ ing the historical artifacts of Bea­ verhead County. Plans were made for a fund drive to raise the money to build a long building museum. Land, north o f the Union Pacific depot, was leased from the railroad, as was the sec­ tion now being leased by the city, from the depot south to Reeder Street. A city-wide fund drive was held, headed by a committee of local business owners and managers. The committee traveled through­ out the county, soliciting donations. In the 1960s a second building, the old Torrey Lodge from the Birch Creek area, was donated by Western Montana College and moved into Dillon. From the beginning the Cham­ ber, which was organized in the 1930s, and the Museum were part­ ners in the building, with the Chamber owning half o f the origi­ nal building. That continued until several years ago, when the museum and the chamber agreed to separate quarters for each. The chamber gave up its ownershi p o f half of the original museum building in turn for space in the old Union Pacific Depot, which the museum acquired in 1989. The chamber currently operates the state tourism center out o f the depot, and helped provide some of the matching funds for an upcom- inggrant project that will complete work on much of the old depot building. A major project for the museum’s 50th year is the completion of the second volume of the Beaverhead County History Book, which is being undertaken by the group, with expectations of completion by Christmas. Currently, the museum is headed by a seven-person board of trustees, including Resset, vice- president Marshall Walters, sec­ retary Stan Smith ¡treasurer Sally Dingley, and board members John Barrows, Sally McEldery and Fred Throckmorton. The museum staff is headed by a director of opera­ tions, Candi Whitworth. “We certainly hope people will take the time to help us celebrate our golden anniversary,” Resset said. BEAVERHEAD LIVESTO C K AUCTION 7225 Hwy. 91 S., Dillon, MT Yard Phone: (406) 683-2002 Sale Results: 9/11/97 Utility and commercial cows............................34-38 Cutters..............................................................34-36 Canners............................................................28-32 Bulls ............................................................... 34-40 Heiferettes ....................................................... 50-55 Feeder Steers .................................................. 65-75 Feeder Heifers ................................................. 65-73 Steer Calves .................................................... 75-90 Heifer Calves ................................................... 70-80 SheepSale, September 25 Sale Every Week Starting Oct. 2 rAUCTION Unreserved 1997 State of Montana & Montana Power Co. Surplus Property Saturday, October 4th • 9:00 a.m. Sale Site: State Surplus Yard un Custer Ave. next to the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds • Helena, Montana 18 Wheel loaders 1 Forklift j 1 Motor grader 12 Rollers 13 Trencliers/Backhoe 14 Tractors w/mowers 1 Snowblower I 9 ’lilt lop & Bullted trailers 4 Line trucks 1 ladder & I bucket truck 2 One ton dump trucks 12 Dump trucks 2 Water trucks 5 Misc. 2 ton trucks 1 Faint stripper I i Street sweeper j Asphalt equipment 13 Rev. Si 12 1-way plows j 2 Tailgate & 19 liin sunders ! 3 Welders • 2 Water pumps Miscellaneous items 107 Cars - from 1996, lluick. Olds, Clicv, Pontiac, Ford, Subaru, Plymouth & Dodge 14 One Ions - front 1993, 2 & 4 w.d., Ford, | CMC & Chev 38 4x4 Pickups - Troni 1993, 1/2 & 3/4T, Ford, CMC & Chev 41 4x2 Pickups - from 1993, 1/2 & 3/4T, Ford, CMC, Cltev, Dodge, Dalsun & I I n t i 1 1 Sport utility vehicles - from 1993, Kxplorer, Blazer. Bronco A Jiminv 12 V ans - from 1994, 1/2-3/4-1 ton, Ford, CMC, Chev & Dodge I 1987 CMC 3/4 ton 4x4 suburban 1 1983 Ford I ton 15 passenger bus 2 1992 Kawasaki 4x4 4-»heclcrs I John Deere law n tractor & snowblower 3 Boats, motors & trailers (alum & fiberglass) | 1 Skidoo 4500 snowmobile |Sa/f Order: The heavy equipment, trailers, large trucks, w elders, pumps & I misc. w ill sell first. At approx. II am, we will begin selling the car», pickups, ! I tons, vans, sport utility veil it h” . bos, suburban, boats, |{\ s Si la w n Inn lor pnvpcctinn: Oct. 2 24 3, 10 am to 4 poo & lo ginning at 7:39 sm Sat,, Oct. 4. Cull f o r C o lor Ilm r h n r e The Department of Labor and Industry has moved state govern­ ment from the granite buildings to the living rooms of unemploy­ ment insurance claimants and the the businesses o f employers. As of October 1, individuals across the state will file unemployment in­ surance claims over the telephone and employers will have one phone number to call to have their un­ employment insurance questions answered. \October 1 marks a new begin­ ning for the Unemployment In­ surance Division,\ stated Pat Haflfey, Commissioner o f the Mon­ tana Department of Labor and Industry. \The telephone centers bring a new and highly improved customer focused, reliable, and convenient way to deliver a vital and valuable government service to all o f Montana.\ According to Haffey, about 40 percent of unemployment insur­ ance claims are already being pro­ cessed through the Billings Un­ employment Insurance Telephone Claim Center. This center covers the eastern half o f the state. The Helena Unemployment In­ surance Telephone Claim Center will handle claims starting Octo­ ber 1 for the western part o f the state which represents the remain­ ing 60 percent of all the unem­ ployment insurance claims filed i the state. The Helena center is anticipated to handle approxi­ mately 36,000 claims per year. The two telephone centers will process about 60,000 claims per year. The Billings Unemployment Insurance Claim Center began operations on a pilot basis on Oc­ tober 1, 1996, serving a seven- county area surrounding Billings. It was expanded July 1, 1997, to serve the eastern half ofMontana. The results from the Billings center show the services have been well received by both employers and claimants. \Claims are being filed and questions answered in less than 6 1/2 minutes,\ stated Jon Moe, Benefits Bureau Chief of the Unemployment Insurance Division. \Claimants have found that being able to call in a claim is more convenient than driving to the nearest Job Service Center.\ In the first nine months o f the Billings pilot center, customer rep­ resentatives provided assistance to 28,327 callers. The Helena center completes the statewide implementation of this customer focused service. The Helena center will serve the coun­ ties of Beaverhead, Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Flathead, Gallatin, Granite, Jefferson, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, M adison,. Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Park, Powell, Ravalli, Sanders and Sil­ ver Bow. People wishing to file claims and employers seeking informa­ tion about claims in these coun­ ties after October 1 will simply pick up their phone and call 40&- 444-2545. They will be connected with a trained customer service representative who can process their claims and requests for in­ formation. People wishing to file claims and employers who reside in the counties o f Big Horn, Blaine, Car­ bon, Carter, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Fergus, Garfield, Glacier, Golden continued on page A-18 THANK YOU A great big thank you to Barrett Minerals, Inc. for buying my 4-H lamb and your continued support o f 4-H. ___________________ Casey Pavia THANK YOU A great big thank you to Beaverhead IGA for buying my 4-H lamb &supporting 4-H. Carey Davis P E R S O N A L L O A N S Opportunity Is Knocking. And Rather Loudly. 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W a shington • Dillon, MT 683-2365 Please call collect during business hours or leave a message - 24 Hours A Dayl BlueCrossBIueShieki of Montana 9 Rejitered Marti» of the Blue C ron and Blue Shield Allocation CH0ICE1 PM4 . ___ í 1 694 Blue Crois and BMe Shield of Montana T O THANK YOU Lisacrs Tire for buying my hog & supporting 4-H. Melissa Harrison S i # -v & i. xoifrx. w&y, -¿fy. THANK YOU Dillon Fertilizer for buying my hog and supporting 4-H. Russell Harrison THANK YOU Thorsen Livestock EqJ Lumber Prod. for buying my market lamb & supporting 4-H. Ross Brown THANK YOU Pam & Seth Stoddard for buying my 4-H lamb. Jabe Anderson ‘¿& rw t j j ï » «Mttx g§ THANK YOU Barrett Hospital Foundation for supporting 4-H and buying my lamb. Jessica Jones n S f)?*- vt&tw. THANK YOU P a t Murphy Feedlot for purchasing my steer. Kris Hulbert THANK YOU Malesich Ranch for buying my 4-H pig and supporting 4-H. Chris Williamson THANK YOU Cottom Farms for supporting 4-H and purchasing my 4-H hog! f L tlOÌP\. W r '- un 5 on

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