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. L i f e s t y l e DILLO N T r ib ü n e - Wednesday, December 8, 2004 A - 5 Youth ChalleNGe cadets mentor kids through BBBS program By Elaine Spicer Several cadets with Class XI of the Montana National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program have cooperated with the Dillon Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in recent months in a special project, creat ing relationships between cadets and youths at Parkview Elementary and Dillon Middle schools. Two of the cadets involved, Josh Moore of Corvallis and Jason Kaneen of Kalispell, said they've been enjoying the project immensely. According to Moore, part of the reason he was interested in taking on a \Little\ as they are called, was to help out little kids. \Before in my life, I wasn't really helped out as a kid, so I thought that might've affected some of my bad decisions.\ Both cadets agree it not only provides a sense of accomplishment to forge relationships with younger youths, but, \it's fun\. Both tended to play sports with their littles, with Kaneen playing football, and Moore playing basketball. Kaneen adds, that his little saw quite a bit of improvement over the 11 meeting times they shared. \My little wanted to learn how to play football,\ Kaneen notes. \When we first went out, he wanted to throw a football. He didn't want to play with the other kids because he didn't know how to play.\ \My little joined up with a basketball program,\ notes Moore. \He's going to play next year.\ Other than the fun of playing with an older \kid\, the two cadets Toy drive features KnockAbout During the week of December 5-11, The KnockAbout is the fea tured business of the week for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Toy Drive, Bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated for the Christmas Toy Collection and enter your name to win a prize from The KnockAbout. Don't forget that the KnockAbout has a wide variety of jewelry, clothing and accessories, that any child, especially older children, would love to find under the tree. Toy collection boxes can also be found at Safeway and Kings every day of the week until December 21. felts their littles really got something out of the program. Says Moore, of the sixth grader he met with, \I think he's gotten self esteem. His self respect has gone up. 1 got to know his friends and played with them a little. I tried to stick with my little. But, it was fun to work with them.\ Kaneen agrees, \the kids, they're awesome.\ Both found the young students were particularly interested in the Youth ChalleNGe Program and the reasons why their \bigs” were involved. Both were honest about the decisions that lead to their becoming a part of the Youth ChalleNGe Program, they note. Adds Kaneen, \my little wanted to know what I got in trouble for. I actually didn't. I dropped out of school. But, I got my GED.\ He adds that the kids have noticed the cadets marching by their schools. \We march by and shake the windows,\ says Kaneen with pride. Both cadets say they would like to become more involved with children in the future. Kaneen has a newborn daughter who will be the focus of his efforts, while Moore says he would like to come back and visit his little again. Moore says he learned some things himself from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. \1 learned that every little kid has their own way of doing things. It's good not to influence them too much and let them do what they're interested in. 1 think 1 learned how to react in some situations.\ Kaneen notes, \1 was surprised by how smart they are. Other than that, I was a human jungle gym out there (during recessJ.\ What else did the cadets learn? Says Moore, \whenever you get the chance to be a companion with someone, do it. I learned how to be a friend.\ „ _ _ _ _ » 0 * MsmSTHAS LynnWestad Business: 406-683-9863 Home: 683-4102 ^ 'the perfect gifts for your wife... ^ • Books • Furniture • Dishes • Paintings • Jewelry • Depression Glass P S I* Antiques S m o r e 236 n. Idaho Dillon. mT 59725 Behind the Little Town Pump f t The UM-Western Community will come to gether for its annual Winter Holiday Celebra tion. This year Western is extending the invi tation to the entire Dillon Community. Please join us at this holiday gathering on Thursday, December 16th, from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Lewis and Clark Room of Mathews Hall. Light appetizers and punch will be served. In support of the Big Brothers / Big Sisters Program, UM Western will be helping with their annual toy drive. Those individuals at tending the Winter Holiday Celebration are encouraged to bring an unwrapped, new toy to place under our Holiday Gift-Giving Tree. Richard & Martha Storey W e s t e r n \ | , j r 4-HNews Wise River Rangers By Bob Larson, Reporter This is our 4-H report for the Wise River Rangers. We had our meeting on the 3rd of December, 2004. In attendance Bobby, Zach, Cyrena, Kayla, Elli, Kari and her friend, Jena, Jerry, Sue, Kenzi, and Shana. Absent were Bob H., Cierra, Cooper, Kelli, and Shealan. We missed them. Minutes were read and old business was discussed. New business consisted of: Planning our Christmas party, Garrison Livestock judging, and fruit delivery. Cyrena explained how to use the judging cards, and Bobby and Zach Larson demonstrated how to make Christmas ornaments. They make Christmas ornaments each year for their family members. They sent each child home with ornaments to make. Our Christmas party is going to be on December 22nd. We are going to play bingo, go caroling, and eat really good spaghetti. Lou Kirkpatrick makes the spaghetti, and Janice Goody makes the French bread. Mmmmm good. Beaverhead Stock-N-Stitch By Jorrey Stewart, Reporter The club of Beaverhead Stock-N-Stitch held their November meet ing on the 15th at 6:30 p.m. at the Lima School. Officers were elected for the New Year: President, Jillisa Stewart Vice-President, Amy Allen Secretary, Nathan Sutton Treasurer, Courtney Slater ft.A. Originals Photographs Images Celebrating Your Life Photographs for all your special occasions! Becca Wood Dillon, MT 59725 (406) 683-3595 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org News of area 4-H Clubs Reporter, Jorrey Stewart Historians, Dani Koch and Abby Fitch Call Officers, Amber Kluesner and Shelby Martinell We talked about our club's Christmas party and decided to send the decision to a committee for discussion. Our Christmas community service projects will be: One, adopting a local family to provide them with a Christmas dinner. Two, collecting for the Angel Tree. Three, Christmas caroling in Lima. Club by-laws were discussed. Annual awards were presented to club members by Jackie Sutton. Head Hunters to host party The Beaverllead Hunters Genealogical Society would like to wish everyone a great Holiday Season and thank all those who have helped us this past year. The Beaverllead Hunters are holding their annual Christmas party this next Tuesday, 14 December starting at 6 p.m. in the Elks Club. We will start with the potluck meal and then play gift exchange Bingo. Don't forget to bring a friend to help with the fun. See you there. Our first meeting of 2005 will be January 11, at which time the annual dues is requested. Dues is $11 per year for a single member ship and $16 per year for a family. Dues may also be paid early at the Christmas party or to Dorothy Stout, treasurer. Indulge without the bulge... Substitutions for iowfat holiday cooking By Cameron Clark MSU Extension Service As the holiday season ap proaches, we like to indulge in a little bit of rich cooking. Some times, our favorite recipes are not as low-fat as we would like. The same ingredients that make these treats wonderful tasting, like real cream, butter, and cream cheese, I c e S c u l p t u r e C o n t e s t Saturday, Dec. It l-4p.m . Slate Bank and Trust Parking Lot ' o ' ; - J ^ r < ... Don't forget to stop by and see our Gingerbread House Contest Display in the window! Also, check mil our iiirinbcr .iilisis' »oik .it our Gill G.illcrv! Give a gift from the heart -- Give original art! 1‘uiuk’J in part In I'niied W as nl KiMverlie.id t 'nulls also make them wonderfully fat tening! Before you give up your fa vorite goodies, try a few of these substitutions to see if you can keep that rich flavor and texture, without piling on the calories. • For one cup of butter in bak ing, use one cup applesauce • For eight ounces of cream cheese, use eight ounces of yo gurt cheese • For one cup of heavy cream in recipes, use two teaspoons of cornstarch or one tablespoon of flour whisked into one cup of non fat milk • For one cup of sour cream, use one cup of Iowfat cottage cheese plus two tablespoons of skim milk plus one tablespoon lemon juice • For sauteing, replace one cup of fat with four cups of fruit juice, wine or Iowfat stock. Saute until it evaporates • For one full egg, use two egg whites • For one cup oil for basting, use one cup fruit juice or Iowfat stock Sonne: Food FAQ's: Substitu tions, Yields, and Equivalents Stop in and see us today, and may we suggest... •Slutted Animals •Art Candles •Camille Beckman lotions •Lorene Lovell originals & prints •Jelly Bellies/Martinsen's candies •Huckleberry Products •Prints, posters, framed gallery pieces Free Gift Wrap - Always! M m Raffle held for medical fund Soroptimist International of Dillon is holding a raffle for a glass candle holder and rings for a three-wick candle. The items were created by Leona Stanhope and are on display in the window at Womack s Priming Place. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the organization's Medical Assistance Fund.Tickets are available at The Printing Place, for each or three for $5. Parents to discuss senior party The parents of the Beaverhead County High school seniors will meet Monday. December 13 in the seminar room of the high school gym to continue planning of the drug anil alcohol-free graduation party for the Class of 2005 The meeting will begin at \’:00 p m At tins meeting, the \ ote will be I alum to choose prizes for the fund raising raffle All setuni parents arc encouraged to attend e \ B a i d a l \ R e q i & b u j ii ¡ I # * - Sonia r.8inwii)tj ami O s h o riic^i Mi ililin,! t /i mncii - ^ tCÍC UXUCk in ¡25 Glflldiilf o.H.wnJh 0 & l l r s ' M-Sut. Qdm-hfvu ................ ................................. .... J L -J g J L t . . .M , - Æ Book Signing F e a turin g Local Author Diana Pharaoh Francis P a t h o f H o n o r This Friday evening 6-8 p.m. z\n Autographed book... Makes A Wonderful Gift! For all your Holiday Shipping Needs... We offer UPS Shipping!