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ADT0**3-DIGIT 595 MCI9TANA HISTORICAL LIBRARY PO BOX 201201 HEL &NA. MT 5 962 0 12 01 tIIu\111111111.1/101111111.111111111/1111Pill'hilifil I 10B flt\I FY ‘Vi 1, , .1 . , ,DAN, .1i Nit , 18, 2011- Vol I'm 133, NI !mu t< 25 MAKING HEADLINES SINCE 1881 - DiLIA/N, MONTANA - 75 C/ IS r B r Pi 14' Youth CalleNGe to graduate 97 Saturday The Montana National Guard Youth Chal- leNGe Academy will graduate 97 cadets on Saturday, during commencement ceremonies at Straugh Gymnasium on the campus of the University of Montana. The group will be the 30th class to meet the challenge posed by the Only Youth ChalleNGe program in the nation located on a college campus. The graduation begins at 1 p.m. JC Auxiliary to host Ladies' Night Out The Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary, a group of energetic women who work with the Dillon Jaycees to fulfill their call of service to the community, will hold Ladies' Night Out, June 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Lion's Den. The group will provide pizza and beverages during the social gathering in which the organization hopes to recruit new members. Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary projects include Outstanding Woman and Young Woman, Breakfast with Santa, Girls' State support, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter Good- will, Brewfest, and Demo Derby and Labor Day activities in conjunction with the Jaycees. The Auxiliary is for women 21 to 40 who would like to make Dillon a better place, and build friendships in the process. For more information, contact president Stephanie Vinson (490-6247) or any Jaycee Auxiliary member. Auto Festival & Cruise Saturday Dillon's 19th annual Auto Festival & Cruise will be held Saturday, the first day of summer! June 21 at the Depot Park. The day begins with a caravan cruise through the Big Hole Valley. We meet at Performance Truck & Auto at 9 a.m. and return to the Depot Park for a free BBQ for all entries in the car show. Entries not in the cruise can arrive at the Depot Park at 9 am. The cruise participants will return to the Depot Park around 2 p.m. and the car show awards will begin at 3 p.m. The event will continue until 6 p.m. Commemorative dash plaques will be given to the first 40 entries. Awards. BBQ and re- freshments are offered. Vintage autos of all makes such as trucks, cars, motorcycles, hot rods, customs. will be on display. The non -alcohol, family oriented fundrais- ing event brought to the community by the Beaverhead White Hat Coalition and Perfor- mance Truck & Auto. To RSVP for the Big Hole Valley Cruise or more information on the car show please con- tact Stan Smith at 660-4429 or skypainter17(.0 yahoo.com or John Paddock at 683-3681 or Pertruckauto0y corn Light Gathering to meet June 22 The Light Gathering, a group of kindred, spiritually. Gala and energetically aware souls, gathering without conditioned agendas, to unite and build a resilient community. The group welcomes those who now prefer nature, solitude and private connection practice to venture forth, interconnect and share through emerging relationships. The first official gathering will he Sunday. June 22, at 6 p.m. at Peggy's Sanctuary - 250A N. Colorado Street, in Dillon. Attendees are asked to bring an organic pot luck dish. For more information, email pzetlerrOgmail. corn with any questions. 1\rG IDE ALMANAC NEWS OF RECORD B-2 BUSINESS A-9 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING B-3 EDUCATION A-7 LIFESTYLE A-6 MONTANA YOUTH CHALLENGE B-6 OBITUARIES B-2 OrmoN A-4 SPORTS B-1 WEATHER A-8 Good luck In the photo above. Chris- topher Valach gives Tristan Al- varez's fresh catch a \kiss for luck.\ during the Beaverhead Outdoor Association Kids' Fish Derby on Saturday. At left. Valach nets Alvarez's catch In the photo below, contes- tants and family members line the south bank of the Blacktail Meadows Kids Pond. A total of 87 youngsters registered and competed in the event. with Sawyer Tackett, age six. hooking a 6.25-pound fish right off the bat to claim the grand prize package. The youngest kids had the most luck. Gannon Graham and Spenser Bess tied for first in the 9 and under division with 3 -pound, 5 -ounce fish. Tristan Alvarez was third with a 2.78 -pound catch Kleigh Payment hooked the largest fish in the 10 -to -14 division at 1.83 pounds. Logan Mess- inger was third at 45 pounds and Teron Morrison fourth at .37 pounds. J P Plutt photos Canvass confirms election By J.P. Plutt Dillon Tribune staff Beaverhead County Election Ad- ministrator Debbie Scott reported to the Beaverhead County Commission- ers that the election totals balanced following the mandatory election canvas on Monday. One outcome of the primary election was that Lima, Dillon and Beaverhead County voters have called for a local government review of all three jurisdictions. The mem- bers of each review commission will be elected in the November general election. Because the vote for the county government review finished within five votes following the canvas, any citizen can petition the county for a recount within five days of the can- vas, or by June 23. In other commission action, the county awarded the fuel bids for the sheriff's department, the county shop in Dillon, the county shop in Grant and the county landfill to Brown & Thompson Oil. In each case, Brown & Thompson submitted a lower bid than Rocky Mountain Supply, the only other bidder. The commissioners adopted a new Weed Management Plan for 2014- 15 and accepted for review a new Beaverhead County Safety Pan. The safety plan will be reviewed by vari- ous entities, including legal staff and insurance providers, before consider- ation for vote by the commissioners in the fall. SD #10 stands pat on bullying By M.P. Regan Dillon Tribune staff After hearing a lot on the topics over the previous month, the Dillon School District #10 Board of Trustees at its June meeting last week decided to stick with its current approach to bullying and middle school gradua- tion ceremonies. The topic of nearly an hour of discussion at the May SD 010 Board meeting, bullying was placed on the Unfinished Business portion of the agenda for the June 10 meeting. Several parents attended SD #10's Board meeting in May to relate their children's traumatic experiences with bullying in Dillon schools. The parents reported that the bullying their children endured had caused recurring nightmares, forced trans- fers to other school systems and even inspired the writing of suicide notes. \Something needs to change,\ urged one of the parents of a bully- ing victim. But the SD #10 administrators said last week that they saw no need to change the District's current bullying policies and practices. \Honestly this is my personal opinion. 1 don't know that initiating another new program or adding another program or doing anything more than what we are already do- ing,\ began SI) 010 Superintendent Dr. Glen Johnson \is going to change what's going on. I'm satisfied with the way our District is handling bul- lying.\ Parkview Elementary School Prin- cipal Greg Fitzgerald agreed with Johnson's assessment. \We have a specific approach as to how we teach bullying,\ said Fitgerald, whose son WI graduated from Dillon Middle School last year. \We talk about it at assemblies. It's addressed all the time \I think the biggest thing is: hul- Continued to page A-8 111111 I 01605 1311.0 0 ..••••••••., 683-2331 • Ntikn. Nil • I) EI)ITORCOMI I 0 VIP I l'.1