The Big Timber Pioneer (Big Timber, Mont.) 1983-current, December 26, 2003, Image 8

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Pag« 8 — BIG TIMBER (MT) PIONEER — Weak of Dec. 26 , 2003 - Jan. 1, 2004 R e m e m b e r said lie was nol missing alter all. The Big Timber City Council voted to pay off the outstanding balance owed for the building formerly adja­ cent to City Hall. Sweet Grass County High School was the recipient o f a phone system valued at $I2.(XX), donated by Ray and Cindy Mosness of ABTelcom. Stillwater Mining Company announced it unaudited results for the year ended December 3 1. 2(X)2. The SGHS Herder girls' basketball team ended their season in tilth place in the South Central B District Tournament. February 28-March 6 Stetson Todd, owner of Stetson Ford, died in a snowmobile accident on the Grand Lake trail system m Colorado. A 9 11 call made to the Sweet Grass County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of two people. Crystal Workman and Thomas Souther of Belgrade, on charges which included burglary. Audrey Dykstra won first place in the American Legion Post 19 High School Oratorical Contest and sec­ ond place in the District 7 competi­ tion. A community-wide mtcr-laith service to show support for service­ men and women with ties to Sweet Grass County was being planned til the American Legion, with names ami addresses being sought for active duty military personnel The SGHS Band was invited to partici­ pate in the AA Band Festival in Bo/.cman The second segment of the Lewis and Clark series highlight­ ed Captain Meriwether Lewis' qual­ ifications as a leader. MARCH March 7 -13 The Rivers Across Sweet Grass County Bicentennial Commission received notice of the approval of two grunts to be used toward events scheduled to commemorate the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Zoning ordinance changes intro­ duced to the Big Timber City Council sparked disagreement among some of the members. The Sweet Grass County Justice of the Peace office was awarded a grant in the amount of $26.461 to lie used to hire a Court Compliance Officer for Justicc/City Court An article on helping a friend in grief was published in the Pioneer. The Reed Point FCCLA chapter sponsored a CPR class. The Big Timber FFA Crops team placed first and the Mechanics team second overall in the contest at Deer Lodge. The SGHS Herder boys' basketball team ended their season play at the Divisional Tournament held in Livingston. The Rivers Across Commission announced the events scheduled for 2003 in honor of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial March 14-20 The first installment o f a senes of articles on the breakdown of the types of taxes Stillwater Mining Company pays and how they arc dis­ tributed throughout the area covered two types of taxes, the Metal Mines License Tax and Property Taxes, paid by the nunc The Big Timber City Council proposed a redesigned sewer rate, with a formula which considered the operating costs asso­ ciated willi maintenance of the sewer department and then projected a service Ice to cover those costs SGHS senior Rissv Ohert was the only unanimous selection on the All-Conference girls' basketball team and was also named an All- State selection: Mcggan Chappell was given Honorable Mention hon­ ors on the All-Conference squad On the boys' side, freshman David Foster was named to the All- Conference first team and was also an All-State selection, and junior •Brad Gregorieh was named to the All-Conference team Big Timber FFA members competed in the Annual Conrad Invitational contest with three teams - Ag Issues. Mechanics and Crops. Big Timber Mayor Tom Hand signed a proclamation designation March 9-IS as National Girl Scout week. Three Big Timber Destination Imagination teams competed in the Regional DI tournament held in Hardin, with the secondary level team taking first, middle level sec­ ond, and elementary level second, all three teams advanced to the State Dl tournament. The Big Brother Big Sister organization in Big Timber was holding its annual fundraiser. Bowl for Kid's Sake. The Pioneer Medical Center was offering several free informational program's through their telemedicine system March 21-27 Dave Christensen was prepar­ ing for a trip to North Korea, armed with seed corn, as part of a program of hope for the people there A com­ munity-wide inter-faith service m support of American troops was to be held at the American Legion. The March segment of the Lew is and Clark series provided information about Meriwether Lewis. The Women to Women Project, a computer support netwoi k for rural women with chronic illness, was seeking women to participate m a study group The Big Timber FFA chapter won the Sweepstakes award at the District competition. The SGHS Cheerleaders won the High Point Overall Trophy and placed first in the Class B schools division at the Montana Cheer Championships held in Great Falls March 2S - April 3 Around 200 people attended the Prayer and Care Service held at the American Legion on March 23 to show their support for military per­ sonnel. The list of names of active duty troops with a connection to Sw'cet Grass County submitted to date was limited in the Pioneer. An essay written hy Jerry Everson m 1951, with which lie had won first place in a V F.W. Auxiliary contest, wms published. The book From the Heart o f the Crow Country, writ­ ten by Joseph Medicine Crow, was reviewed by Larry Pray. Twenty-two Reed Point FCCLA members attended the 2003 State FCCLA Leadership Meeting in Billings. Ty Dietzler won first place in the Montana Right to Life Teen Oratory contest in the senior divi­ sion. and Camille Perry placed sec­ ond m the junior division. Over 50 local students were east in the Missoula Children's Theatre produc­ tion of \Red Riding Hood.” Patty Stewart planned to participate in the Dolores Ames Scleroderma Walk to help raise awareness and funds for research. Valerie Rolol'f was the winner of the 2(X)3 County Spelling Bee held March 2 1. Sons of the American Legion Squadron 19 was chartered with 65 members. SGHS scnioi Rissy Ohert and junior Scan Jacquay were recognized for their outstanding performances in the National Athletic Testing Program for the year 2(X)3. Ah Hedstrom. a junior at Reed Point High School, was selected as a finalist for Montana's 23rd Annual Homecoming Queen. The Bozeman Chord Rustlers presented a grant to the SGHS vocal music department at the Chord Rustlers Annual Show APRIL April 4-I0 Several names were added to the list of active duty military per­ sonnel. The Pioneer Medical Center suffered a loss of over $485.(XX) for the period of July l. 2002 to Continued on page 9 H a p p y New Year from a u t o s o p y ROO CHAPPELL 932*8609 H a p p y N e w Y e a r Thanks for your friendship and patronage We hope to serve you in the NEW YEAR! O r . Dale Schlehüber, DDS Deb, Vicki A Pam Serving Big Timber on Wed ë Fri 110 Hart St. • Big Timbar « 982-6178 Extending our warmest holiday wishes to all our customers. Thanks for the opportunity to serve you. t Stenberg's Construction & Plumbing 9 3 2 - 5 2 3 1 We'd like to renew our pledge of commitment to both our customers and the community we serve. We're proud that you have chosen us and look forward to your continued support in the year to come. 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The Big Timber Pioneer (Big Timber, Mont.), 26 Dec. 2003, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.