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p'f VSr.tn c> jfA jr v;i i •••- . U0.1DMU n o w m - w i t o i t ^ . » . ».°. -? M 2 *. IM 3 The Bi¿ Timber Pioneer * r p u : - v » h i r - î to*f+^y, kg Ti**bmf, m i t >«3 iMtMd Every Wednejday *tBi( Timber, Sweet Gnus County, Montana DALE C.O B E R L Y Publisher BECCY O B E R L Y Editor Established in 1887 • t The Official Paper of Sweet Grass Co. Subscription Price Sweet Crass County One y e a r .......... 110.50 'Out or County One year .......... SI3.50 Entered at the PostofTice at Big Timber, Montana as Second Class Mail Matter Pioneer Viewpoints FAREWELL CENTENNIAL Big Timber’s Centennial year is over. I f we’ve typed the word “ Centennial” once, we’ve typed it a thousand times! If was fun, we think, and well worth the effort that went into the numerous ev;nts. F o r the last time, we’d like to again thank all those who helped make this a very special year. T o everyone who lent a hand, from Centennial Queen Kaia Cosgriff to the members of the Centennial committee, to the organizations that sponsored related activities, to the school children who made tiie celebration so much more enjoyable for the rest o f u s . . . THANK YOU! There is one lady who deserves special appreciation. She was one of the first to “ get the ball roiling” this time last year. Her enthusiasm for the celebration rubbed off on others — it certainly did on us — and served as a source of inspiration for many Centennial projects. Thank you, Sigrid Fjare. Happy Second Century, Big Timber! LITTLE SPLINTERS FROM BIG TIMBER m e m ' ' ' By B E d & OBERLY Everyone keeps asking, “ Who’s responsible for this cold weather?” We know. It’s Montana Power. And if Mother Nature keeps cooperating, they won’t need that 55 percent rate hike to pay for Colstrip 3 ★ ★ ★ But 1 wouldn’t have wanted to work for the power company last Tuesday night when the electricity went out. Those poor fellows had our sympathy and our respect as they battled the 30° below temper atures atop their ladders working on re-connecting lines to poles. We would have invited them in to warm up, but it was probably warmer in their truck cabs than in our house. ★ ★ 'A One thing we discovered during this week of amazingly bitter cold, at 40 degrees below zero, both Celsius and Fahrenheit ther mometer readings are the same. And, I’ve learned my lesson. I promise. I'll never complain again when it gets down iojust zero! ★ ★ ★ After hearing the cxcitmcnt of a chimney fire at the Obcrly house last Tuesday night, former Fire Chief Dennis Beer gave us some advice. Keep a tin can in the fire place all the time, he said. Appa rently this causes the creosote to crystalize and reduces the chance of a blaze in the chimney. We’re going to do it — it cer tainly can’t hurt anything! ★ ★ ★ Oops! Kathryn Lowry says that isn't her house at 202 E. 7th we pictured in last week’s keepsake editioa Whose is it? The home of the late Barney Brannin at 302 East 2nd (we think). We asked the photographer but he took sooooo many pictures that week, he can’t remember. We agree with Mrs. Lowry’s comment: Our mistake will most certainly “ puzzle posterity”. ★ ★ ★ Thanks to all who took the time to comment on our Christmas editioa It was our pleasure to present it to you' ★ ★ ★ Our New Year Wishes . . . . ring out so true to all our friends, old and new! CALL US TODAY FOR YOUR “ NEW YEAR” NEW HAIRSTYLE! We Still Have # Beautiful LINGERIE • Exquisite 1928 JEWELRY « f •„ \ Tiré H a ir C o rra l H . . , t , ■, : •• Closed on-Mondays N e w Y m r R e s o lutiohsT A u . i ’ _ ___ . E BEST OFYOURSELF ' Your hand Lend it to someone who needs it Your teeth: Get them into whatever you are doing and make a success of it Your heels Dig them in to make a stand for what you believe in. Your nose: Don’t look' down it at people less fortunate than you Your tongue: Keep it still until you have something worth saying Your fingers:'Keep them out of “ pies” that don’t concern them. Your ears: Keep them closed to rumor, gossip and other “ tales”. Your eyes: Keep them wide open to see as much good as you can in other people. Your neck Don’t stick it out . Your heart Let it beat in love. —Submitted by Jane Grosfield LOCAL AND PERSONAL Brand Spankin’ Naw Alvin and Debbie Buerkle are the parents of a boy bom December 14. The new Big Timber sideline coach has been named Derek Alan, was 20H inches long and weighed 7 lb 5& oz Christmaa hara Paul Marvine of Chicago arrived Tuesday to spend Christmas in Big Timber with his parents, Don and Dee Marvine. Not a Partridga Spotted in a tree Friday morning was not the partridge but two prairip chickens roosting in a cottonwood tree Ellen McDonnell reported it was her tree Katharina R, Ballard paaaaa away Katherine R Ballard, 77, of Big Timber, passed away Sunday mor ning at Livingston Memorial Hos pital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at St Mark’s Episcopal Church Claaaos to bo achodulod Watch for interesting classes, open to all and offered as a .com munity service The schedule will Available *Nowf Helps dirty engines como clean ® S I S FARMER'S SERVICE * III H I W n U m m « I appear in The Pioneer showing teacher and course Interesting, helpful informative classes will keep away the winter and TV Blahs! Brand Spankin’ Naw Mr. and Mrs. Lorents Grosfield arc the parents of a new baby boy bom Christmas Day in Denver, Colorado The little one has been named Zachary Lorents Nathan and has two brothers, Arik and Nicholas. He weighed 7 lb 1 oz and was 19^” long and is perfectly healthy. The Grosfields were in Denver with their son Nicholas, who is . recovering from surgery, at the time ! of the new baby’s arrivaL On*-room schools Montana’s one-room schools will be featured on the ABC Television Network show, “ 20/20” on Thurs day, December 29. The show will include a segment on Ira Perkins, the nation’s longest tenured public school teacher, who teaches at Bynum, north of Cho- tcau, and his co-teacher, Miriam Johnson. Other segments will in clude an interview with an indi vidual who attended a one-room schooL Community Calendar Happy New Year! LOWRY INSURANCE . a BEN MARTIN INSURANCE H i \ U h ' * l ‘JÌ2 2 / U NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE AT THE MOOSE CLUB I SHOPPING CHORES MINI-HOLIDAY (or all three) THRIFTY SCOT M O T E L $ 33.90 (Per Couple) -\K * . children and under in t * e save room ■ ’ O - v ! '1 STAY FREE FREE C0NTINENTÁL3REAKFAST HBO and CABLE T V ' E«|I 4*6 I 90 Bilhribv Montana RESERVATiONS-l800-2:i 1459 •QEFER OOOO t *ROUG k march J t ’*>3* - Letter to the Editor, , 4 » k - - . -t TH E NEW YEAR Dear Editor Allow me to be the self-appointed spokesperson for all your readers and say: Thank you for the valuable gift of this special “ Centennial” Christmas issue of The Pioneer. It will go down in history! Thank you, too, for a job exceptionally well done throughout Big Timber’s centennial year! Now we have the challenge of a new year and the next 100 years ahead of us. But it can* t be successfully met without G od s help and guidance. I am sure you will let us have a short reminder of that in your paper once a week, Beccy. If enough concerned people tell you we need that “ spiritual vitamin” for clear vision, sound priorities, happy disposition and peace of mind Sincerenly, Astrid Lomeland DAVID NEVIN DIES IN BOZEMAN CENTER David Denoys Nevin, 73, died Tuesday morning at the Bozeman Convalescent Center. He was bom June 26, 1910, a son of Mr. and Mrs. David Nevin, on the Nevin Ranch on Sweet Grass Creek about 16 miles northeast of Big Timber. Montana He attended Sourdough SchooL In 1933 he worked as a taxi driver in Billings, as a truck driver at Fort Peck Dam in 1934 and 1935. In 1936 he became a welder at Fort Peck Dam and had worked as a welder since that time. During World War II he taught welding in the shipyards at Chester, PA Mr. Nevin was a member of the Ma sonic Lodge in Spokane. Survivors include two brothers, Thomas H and Ozwald N. Nevin, both of Big Timber, five sisters, Lillian Smith Elsie Jones and Thressa Clark, all of Big Timber Claire Smith of Wichita Falls, TX, and Dorothy Hankins of Billings; and an adopted daughter, Kathy Nelson of Billings. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:00 pm. from the Lowry Funeral Home in Big Tim ber with Pastor Allen Haugen of the Big Timber Lutheran Church of ficiating Burial will be in Spokane Memorial Gardens in Spokane, WA Honorary bearers were all of his friends. Music selections were “ Beyond the Sunset\ and “ Beauti ful Isle of Somewhere” CYRIL RICHARD JOINS TODD REALTY Cyril (Kirk) Richard has just be come the newest member of the Todd Realty staff. Cyril is the son of Ben and Shirley Richard of Big Timber. He has been a part of the community for thirty years. Richard is not only an Associate Broker for Todd Realty, but is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Wyoming For the past three years he has sold real estate in Jackson and is currently President of a Mortgage and Finance Co.! “ We feel that he will be a good asset for Todd Realty and our clien tele,” said Daryl Todd of Todd Realty. \He can give the Real Es tate firm and our clients exposure not only throughout Montana but in Wyoming as welL” Th e Pioneer COW POKES By Acc Reid “Maw, you have been s o concerned about the fuel shortage t solved It, bought you a new axe and a load of wood!\ We are concerned with o u r community. We live here a n d urge all o u r custom ers to s u p p o rt Big T imber by shopping at home! D i T E I U I O r M A I S I M P L E M E N T Highway 10 East Big Timber Ph 9 3t>66