The Big Timber Pioneer (Big Timber, Mont.) 1983-current, December 19, 2003, Image 7

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Poinsettia pointers There arc some medical and plant experts who think old Ebeneezer Scrooge must have start­ ed the story sometime before that memorable Christmas Dickens wrote about. It’s the fable that still pops up oncc-in-aw'htle this time of year about some mysterious danger that lurks in the most popular o f all Christmas flowering plants, the poinsettia. An office of the U.S. Government, leading research scien­ tists, and the people of the American C o n t i n u e d C o u n t y A t t o r n e y ally county employees, met w'lth the County Commissioners before tak­ ing this step against Malagtsi At that time there were assured some action would be taken and that the Commissioners would address the situation, eourt papers note Sweet Grass County Commissioner Lloyd Berg told the Pioneer Wednesday he did not want to comment as the situation is a per­ sonal matter and Malagisi has a right to privacy. The Commissioners and other county officials, plus Yost and Association of Nurserymen might very well summarize their findings on the matter with Scrooge's tradi­ tional words: \Ball humbug!” Here is what spokesmen for the U.S Department of Health. Education and Welfare have written: “Although there are a number of reports including the ingestion of parts of the leaves and berries of the poinsettia. we have yet to find men­ tion that a child became ill, except for a few eases where vomiting was reported.” Translated by the nursery people, that means that a little per­ son might possibly get an upset Moody, met with John Conner, the Bureau Chief lor Prosecution Services at the Attorney General's office in Helena, on Tuesday morn­ ing m Malagisi's office. A represen­ tative of the Pioneer asked to attend the meeting and was denied the request. Berg said Malagisi was not present at this session. Conner did not return a Wednesday telephone call from the Pioneer. Berg staled Wednesday ‘ alter­ nates for Ins (Malagisi's) workload\ are being looked into. Clerk of Conn Deanna Novotny said Thursday that if an attorney is needed immediately. Park County officials would be con­ tacted She also noted District Court has two trials scheduled in January that are being prosecuted by Malagisi, and she is uncertain what will happen in those eases. Malagisi is on full pay while on leave. Berg said. Others taking over his duties would lie paid additional­ ly- We’ve still got Baby Pictures, Engagement Pictures, Wedding Pictures, Obituary Pictures - Stuff you really might want to have back . IT ALL WILL BE THROWNA W A Y DECEMBER 31 so S T O P B Y S O O N ! Week of December 19-25, 2003 — BIG TIMBER (MT) PIONEER — Page 7 O b i t u a r y tummy from eating poinsettias— ir all sorts of things a little person ought not to eat. But poisonous'’ Bah. humbug! This holiday season, as for many Christmases past, more than 25 million poinsettia plants will dec­ orate American homes. Be sure yours has the right amount of light and water. An easy rule o f thumb is to place the plant in a room with enough natural light to permit a per­ son with reasonable eyesight to read fine print. Avoid direct sunlight. As for water, poinsettias appreciate quite a bit. When the soil feels dry to the touch, give the plant a drink, but remove excess water afterwards Relax and enjoy your poinset­ tias—one of nature’s friendliest, loveliest gifts for Yulctidc. Reprinted from the December 21, 1977 issue of the Big Timber Pioneer. B r i e f l y Service planned for Jennie Snyder A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 27. starting at 11 a.m. for former Big Timber res­ ident Jennie Snyder. The service will be held at Mountainview Cemetery with the Rev. James Holmlund offi­ ciating. Following the committal a lunch will be served at the Big Timber Lutheran Church Mrs Snyder, age 91 of Northficld, Minnesota, passed away on November 16 at the Northficld Care Center. Memorials preferred to the Big Timber Lutheran Church. James T. Ross James T Ross, age 7X. ol Roundup and Boulder Riser Valley passed away peacefully on Friday. December 12. 2003 at his home m Roundup Jim w-as born on March II. 1025 in Roundup, the son of Robert Norton Ross and Mary (Folly ) Finnan Ross He was raised by Jennie and An Conger. He attended school in Klein. In 1946 he married his childhood sweetheart. Erma Masim He served in the Navy during World War II. and annul in Korea He was a businessman who owned Ross Cleaners Jim was active in the Masonic Lodge Unity 71 and the Roundup Fire Department. Through his involve­ ment as County Civil Defense direc­ tor. Jim was instrumental in estab­ lishing the Musselshell County Ambulance He trained many local EMTs and first responders through­ out the area. Jim was an EMTA and paramedic with the St Vincents HEI.F helicopter service ami con­ tinued teaching lor many years until his retirement Jini was a devoted husband father and grandfather who had a knack for making people laugh He was the type ol man who people turned to m an emergency Survivors include two sons Robert (Carol) Ross o f Sunburst and Michael lKersten) Ross ol Anchorage. Alaska one duughici Nancy (George) Grieiiisinun ot Roundup. lour grandchildren Suzanne (Ross) Wood. Scott Ross Troy and Tyler Griemsmun Jim was preceded in death by his wife Erma, his brother Robert parents and step parents Memorial services were held on December 16 at the Roundup Masonic Hall Memorials may be made to the Masonic Lodge Unity 71 or a cbm ilv of your choice. Serving Families for Over 95 Years We have seen many changes in our com m u n ity since We began serving the fam ilies o f Big Timber in 1908 Lowry Funeral Home 2 15 Anderson St. Big Timber. MT 59011 932-5315 The Big Timber Pioneer May Have Your Stuff! R emember when you told us you ' d be back to pick up YOUR PHOTO, OR YOUR PAPERS, OR WHATEVER? W e have a whole box full of stuff people were COMING BACK FOR * AND WE'VE GOT TO MAKE ROOM FOR tit the new S tuff ! P lease come in and go through our stuff to find Y O U R S T U F F ! T hanks ! T h e B i g T i m b e r P i o n e e r Stop by our office at 105 W. Second Avenue O kay , F olks , hardly anyone has come in to go THROUGH THIS STUFF. WE'VE GOT BABY PICTURES, E ngagement P ictures , W edding P ictures , O bituary P ictures - S tuff you really might want to have back . I t all will all be pitched in the trash on D ecember 31 st , so S T O P B Y S O O N !

The Big Timber Pioneer (Big Timber, Mont.), 19 Dec. 2003, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.