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6 WOTANIN WOW API Mambo\ 6, 2W/ Frazer 4-H News FRAZER - Each Mon day, Jared Smith. MS(' Extension Program As- sistant aad Mary Lou Re- mington. MS1 Lstension Agent.. meet at the Boys & Girls Club in Frazer to work with a group of young people interested in learning more about cooking and sport fish mg the Golden Eagles 4-H Club The group meets to recite the pledge of alle giance and the 4 II pledge and soon begins the activity such as cook- ing. ice fishing. lure ma- king. etc These activities teach life skills and com- plete requirements for yearly completion in 4- H. Officers of the Golden Eagles 4-H Club are Jessie White. President, Jeffrey Flynn. Vice Presi- dent, Roger Flynn Ill, Secretary: Griffin Four - star, Treasurer. Angelica Hall. Reporter. Birdie Fourstar and Trenton Runs Through. Recrea- tion leaders Other mem- bers of the Club include Wyatt and Kyrsten Miller and Parker Johnston The Club will be doing a Community Service e- vent in Frazer before Christmas to help the elderly in the area For more information on how you can join 4- H. please contact the MSUfFt. Peck Extension Office 4P 650-8714. Back row l -r Jared Smith MSU Extension Program Assistant, Middle kr: Birdie Fourstar. Jeffrey Flynn, Jessie White, Angelica Hall, front row l -r: Roger Flynn III, Griffin Fourstar, and Trenton Runs Through WIC Program struggles with funding shortfall Montana Women. Infants and Children (WIC) program officials have been closely fol- lowing escalating food prices. specifically on dairy products. Since 2006. eggs has e in- creased 80 percent. milk 23 percent and cheese 17 percent. And. those cost in- creases show no signs of slowing down. state WI(' director Joan Bowsher of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services said Fri- day. \Our budget really began to he impacted in August 2007,\ Bowsher said. \That's when we knew we had to make some budget cuts. since we are seeing no increase in the funds available from the 11SDA for the states to provide the program.\ The program is Lik- ing the following steps that could improve the budget situation in the short term: • Reducing program money. How- ever. WI(' officials will continue to allow or - genic foods and look at alternate ways the pro- gram can reduce costs while it continues to face the potential for budget shortfalls if food prices continue to rise, while federal program funding does not. \Our overall budget dilemma goes far be- yond organic foods.\ Bowsher said. \Although removing organic foods would save the program amount of milk - clients receive in their food packages for nutr tional reasons effective Dec. I. 2007. • Encouraging local WI(' sites to tailor food packages to each indi- vidual's needs as a way to reduce waste. • Encouraging WIC participants to choose the lowest cost food products available. Or- ganic foods were set to he dropped from the list of WIC -approved foods onDec. I. 2007 as an- other way to save the some money, its difficult to calculate exactly how much. So. for the time being. we're going to TRIBAL EXPRESS Hwy 2 East Poplar, Montana (406) 768-3480 Open Monday through Sunda 6 A.M. - 12 A.M. 30 Casino Machines Daily/Lunch Specials Served With a Medium Drink Ice Cold Pop Coffee And Cappuccino 1 Liter Of Coke And Sprite - .99 step back and study the issue further.\ Bowsher also noted that none of the proposed changes will affect the WI(' Farmers Market Pro- gram. As a longer -term so lution to the problem. in March 2008. the pro- gram will require partici- pants to purchase the lowest cost brand for each approved product. Montana is one of the last states in the country to implement this change. However, state WI(' officials have asked the USDA to consider a waiver allowing partici- pants to purchase higher cost btands if they have the ability and choose to pay the difference in price. Bowsher stresses that there is no quick fix to the program's growing budget woes. \The state is continuing to analyze the situation and take all cost -saving measures into account while con tinuing to serve all of the people in the state who need WIC services.\ she said. The program is funded by the USDA and has about a $1 mil lion a month food budget. In Montana. the WI(' program is of fered through 27 local agencies with services available to over 22.000 participants in all 56 counties and seven reser- vations. In addition. over 225 grocery stores ac- cept WIC vouchers. The program helps loss -income families who meet the program quali fications. To qualify. a woman must be preg nant, breastfeeding. Di recently had a baby. Age eligibility for infants is birth to 12 months, and a child up to five years old. Pa ticipants must be state residents and they must have been deter- mined by a health pro- fessional to be at nutri tional or medical risk For more inform, tion call Bowsher at 406 444-4747. Poplar Elementary' Schools - Super Star Award Winners ...•••••• These smiling students received medals, certificates. and pencils for their outstanding demonstration in COOPERATION Pictured are the following students: Kendra Ricker, Jesse Red Eagle. LaBrea Boadle Rachel Diaz -De- Leon, Payton Chopper. Kaleigh Cain, Cheyenne Comes Last. Dionna Hop- kins, Print Feather Earring. Briana Scott. Azariah Youpee, Laurencia Head Carrier. Amora Head Carrier, Danyell Black Dog, raycine First, Kwynn Col- gan, Nicholas Come and Mercury Kelsey Not pictured. Rhea Ricker and Al- ice White Mrs. Exstrom's first grade class is collecting aluminum cans until school is out in May for the M.A.S.H, unit here in our community fo .a r our service project. The MASH. Unit raises money to help spay and neufk animals in our community Also we are saving the pop top from these cans to give to the Ronald McDonald House in Billings which provides housing for parents of children in the hospital If you would liek to help our class, please dropp off your cans and pop tops in Room #25 Mrs. Kohl-Granbois Fourth Grade Class .114 , 1111111•101We 111111 0 4 ::: 911111111 111 . For our service project, we read with first grade students and help them to earn a read and respond The fourth graders filled out the read and re- sponds which were then passed on to the reading teachers. This service project not only helped students to improve their reading skills, but also to raise their grades and earn a bingo slip. Our helpful fourth graders were Bailey Day, Laz Garrison, Floren Grant. Hunter Lambert. Connor McKay, Rumiko Mireau, Anthony Red Eagle, Edward Red Wolf. Shelby Renz, Loren Weinberger, Seth Wounded Face, and Alyssa Youpee. Poplar Elementary School - 2nd Quarter Principle's List 3rd grade Miss Akers Rhiannon, Darnell. Tra- vis Bear. (inirtney Mar- tell. JoshualHan - ingron, 2nd grit -Mrs. Baker Randi ure. Janaeya Sutherland, Jeffrey Berg- er. Jordan lark, Quinten Youpee. J sica Shields. Mandi gnan. laylin Tuttle Mrs. Bo Tricia Sc t. Jasmine E- der. Coy inion. Chey- enne Com Last. Dorene Hernandez. Jessica Keis- er. Lander )'Connor. Ti- tan Pipe. an Red Boy. Heather y ngman. Ad- dison The oy. Mr. ke ugh Grace Fi t. Christopher Menz, 1 e Longtree. Tia Grey Bear, Samantha Youngman. ('handle Red Dog. Cougar Kelsey. Al- len Red Boy. Casey Wal- la. Deneya Longtree, Ju- lie'Ann Kim. Traci Rus- sell. Derek Mireau. Mrs. Haugen Dakota Comes List. A very Azure. Rachael Az- ure. Shanae Burshia. Em- ily Hagadone. Lyndsey N'oung. Richard McDon- ald. Jordan Spotted Wolf, Jacey Chapman. Joshua Miller. Shannon Chase. 4th grade Ms. Anderson Duran Brown. Rosalita Longee, Andrew Moran. Blessing Lone Bear. Jor- dan Day. Bobby Russell. Justin Gray. Hawk. Char- les Youpee. Darian Mer culieff. Duncan Mac- Donald Mr. Johnston Michael Eder. Orlando Hale. Michelle Red Boy. Kole Headdress, Alfred I.ongee. Nova Jackson. lmannuel Winsor. Mrs. Granbois Damon Baker. Brooke Boyd. Damita Black Dog, Ethan Three Stars. Greg- ory Knoble. JD Erickson, Mrs. Delmer Francisca Youngman. Brandon Mcrculieff. Boy Youngman, Justice Bear - cub. Carol Burshia. Dion First. Rikki Stormy. Mrs. Kohl-Granbois Alyssa Youpee, Shelby Renz. Bailey Day. Hunter Lambert, Ur Garrison.