Wescolite (Dillon, Mont) 1949-2009, September 24, 1997, Image 1

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Western Montana College of The University of Montana Dillon, Montana Wednesday, September 24, 1997 Issue No. ? by Hoppy Hopkins Well, it’s fall again and with each fall comes Homecoming,, - and this one is no exception. This year's Homecoming features a wide variety of ^activities. The weekend kicks off on Wednesday the 17 th with the volleyball team playing Carroll College in the Straugh Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m. Also on Wednesday the Homecoming royalty will be announced. This years queen candidates are: Marshelle Taylor, Jennifer Keller, Emily Carroll, Kelly Coombs, and Janelle Grow. The King candidates are: Brian Mires, Jeremy Hebnus, Rich Evans, Justin Dahlke, and Trent Rushton- Unfortunately, Nets Tooker was left out of the candidacy this year. Thursday there will be a powder puff football game at 7:00 p.m at Vigilante Field. Friday the snake dance and bonfire start at 7:30 p.m., where one will be able to meet the coaches, athletic captains, cheerleaders, and senators. The bonfire will take place in the P.E. Complex parking lot. Saturday is the big day with the Homecoming parade starting at 11:00 a.m.y where people can see faculty and friends dressed in their favorite \retro” styles. Outside of Vigilante Field there will be a pregame tailgate party at 11:30 a.m.,, with the game starting at 1:30 p.m. The Bulldogs play Humholr State University with the crowning of the Royalty at half time. With so many events, it should be a fun and exciting Homecoming for all. Trisha Yearwood and Lonestar Play Dillon By John McCaslin This Labor Day, Dillon was treated to a special musical event. In conjunction with the annual Jaycee Rodeo, Dillon played host to country music stars Trisha Yearwood and Lonestar at the Beaverhead County High School gymnasium. The show was a spectacular and entertaining way to bid summertime farewell. Though certainly used to playing slightly larger venues in bigger towns and cities, both Lonestar and Yearwood seemed to give it their all and have a good time. Lonestar opened the show with selections from their latest album \Crazy Nights\ as well as a few numbers from their previous outing, \Lonestar.\ The audience was enthusiastic, even if not totally familiar with some songs. This was explained when, during a break between songs, one of the members of the band asked how many people in the audience owned \Crazy Nights.\ The usual roar of the crowd quieted considerably at that point, with only a few people confirming they had the album. The rest of Lonestar's set was dominated by songs that have received frequent radio airplay, ending with their hit \No News.\ Lonestar started the show well, but it was only a taste of things to come. From the moment Trisha Yearwood took the stage singing \X's and O's\ the audience was ecstatic. Yearwood is touring to promote her new greatest hits album \Songbook and almost all of the songs in her set have gotten considerable airplay in the last few years. The audience was familiar enough with them to sing along, especially with hits like \She's in Love with the Boy.\ Yearwood was energetic and friendly toward the audience, especially the children seated directly in front of the stage. (This was, in itself notable. All children under the age of eight in the audience were invited to sit in front, presumably nut only for visibility reasons, but also to place them in the dead zone between the speaker stacks where the noise level is much lower). Finally, with the time for the second show drawing near, Yearwood took the time to. perform one encore, closing with \Small Town.\ In all, the evening was . wonderful, especially for an area where big-name entertainers are few and far between. I found myself wishing I had the money and the energy to see the second show as well. Hopefully next year's rodeo will bring more entertainers of Yearwood's and Lonestar's caliber. Æk, Peppermint Stick Ice Cream Parlor Espresso • Yogurt • Candy Lunches - Chicken ■ 683-6662 Mon. thru Sat. 8 a.m. - 9:00 p.m C A S I N O Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. CO-OP SUPPLY B I S We’ve got it all under one roof! Hardware • Propane • Clothing • Gasoline • Diesel • Fishing/ Hunting Liscences and Supplies »Animal Health »Tack* Pet Food • Beer* Pop »Groceries • Ice • Feed • Seed and more! ORTHY 700 N. Montana St. 683-2308 or 1-800-750-2308 U.S. Postage PAID PERMIT N o . 38 Dillon, MT 5 9 7 2 5 NEW S; Page 2 Center for Service Learning Page 3 Fall Play “The Girl of the Golden West” Page 5 New Faces on Campus Page 8 Clubs on Campus SPORTS Page 4 WMC’s new golf team Page 4 Rodeo off to a good start!

Wescolite (Dillon, Mont), 24 Sept. 1997, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/Wescolite/1997-09-24/ed-1/seq-1/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.