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FALL County VOLUME 99 ISSUE 17 Qfp fctimes@midrivers.com 406-778-3344 BAKER, MONTANA 59313 $1.00 FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015 Health Fair advocating a change in routine By Lori Kesinger This year's community health fair is slated for Wednesday,April 29, at the Baker High School McGonigal Gymnasium from 6 a.m. - 1 p.m. Coordinators of the event are anticipating a little something for everyone again this year. The tenth annual Southeastern Montana Health Fair themed \Change Your Routine in 2015\ will feature various screenings, demon- strations and community booths on various health topics. Representation from 41 various organiza- tions and vendors will be readily available ad- dressing a full range of health -related topics from nutrition advice to dental problems as well as eye care services to preventative pro- grams to name a few. Screenings that will be available are quick assessments or tests to help identify individu- als who may be at risk for disease or health complications. Basic blood draws will be taken from 6 - 11 a.m. for $35, additional all- inclusive testing $130. Individuals planning to have their blood drawn should fast for 12 hours but may have water. Fallon Medical Complex Dietary will be serving a free will donation breakfast from 6 - II a.m Local law enforcement will be providing children's fingerprinting and \Medication Take Back\ services. Health fair attendees are encouraged to bring their expired and unused prescription medications to ensure proper dis posal. Individuals with medical sharps, i.e. needles. are also encouraged to bring those in safe con- tainers to the health fair lab for proper disposal Second grade students will receive an intro duction to the health fair through a mini work- shop. The second grade classes will receive petri dishes to culture cells, i.e. door knobs. money, sneezes. The dishes will be returned to FMC lab to be incubated, then brought back to the classes to teach students about germs. Third through sixth grade students will be able to participate in a scavenger hunt and poster contest. Students participating in the scavenger hunt with the correct answers will have a chance to win a bike. This year a boy's bike and a girl's bike have been donated. First through third poster winners will win Baker Bucks. Camp Scrubs, which is an introduction to the field of nursing and health care, is being offered this year to high school freshmen and sopho- mores from Baker. Plevna, Ekalaka, arid Wthaux. The Fallon County Ambulance and Valley Basic blood draws will be taken from 6 - 11 a.m. at the Southeastern Montana Health Fair. Med Flight helicopter will be on location for a special look inside these emergency equipped transporters. The Montana Health Network will also have a simulator on site. Beta Sigma Phi members will have a booth for the Fallon Conmainity Fund Drive. Donations will continue to be used to help defray medical expenses for members of the community. The health fair is free except for the low-cost testing. Peace Lutheran celebrating 100 years By Laurie MacKay In the early years of the 20th century, southeastern Montana was being home- steaded. The area of Plevna was settled by German -Russians, many of whom * came from South Dakota. They had helped their friends and family who home- steaded there, and then moved to the Plevna area to settle on land of their own. As their ancestors had done, they brought the church beliefs with them and so was the beginnings of the Lutheran Church in Plevna. Pastors traveled from Scranton, ND for services to administer the sacraments in local homes. In 1914 on April 26, the Peace Lutheran congregation was officially organized and after meeting in a school house for one year, the church building was constructed. Membership ffuCiiiilea from 117 iii 1917 to 56 in 1023 when many families realized they could not live on a half section of land. In the 1940s, membership grew again and it became evident the church building was too small. It was re- built, adding a new basement and lengthened to almost twice its original size. The new church was dedicated July 6,1952. Peace Lutheran Church is planning a 100 year anniversary celebration Sunday. Peace Lutheran Church 100 year anniversary celebration will be held Sunday, June 7 in Plevna. Vintage photo of Peace Lutheran Church. June 7,2015 at the church in Plevna. There have been many changes over the years including the recent addition of beautiful stained glass windows half of which will be dedicated during the 100th anniversary celebration. Watch for more details as the celebration event is planned. It is the hope that past and present pastors, mem- bers and neighboring churches come to help them cele- brate. Montana Meth Project .-\Meth: Not Even Once\ Warnings of methamplietamine use will once again be publicized this summer through sculptures, on buildings, and the in- , temet as the Montana Meth Project brings its third public message contest for teens. Methamphetamine is a powerfully addic- tive drug that has devastating effects on in- dividuals, families, and communities. Its use remains a serious problem in Montana. Meth causes dramatic changes in the brain and using the drug can lead to depression, paranoia, violent behavior, and other serious mental disorders. Meth also destroys the body, and can cause fatal kidney and lung problems, liver damage, convulsions, even strokes. The Montana Meth Project was formed to reduce meth use in the state by arming people with the facts about meth. The message \Not Even Once\ speaks to how highly addictive meth is. With Paint the State. teens have the opportunity to take that message, and through their original artwork, get the word out about meth. The contest encourages teens louse their creativity and passion in a whole new way for a very important cause. Paint the State will build on the success of the 2006 and 2010 Paint the State contests, when teens all over Montana created more than 1,000 works of an, making it the largest public art contest in history. Teens age 12 and older may register as in- dividuals or in teams of four to partihipate and compete for up to $10,000 in cash awards in three categories. 'I lie three cate- gories are video, outdoor/sculpture, and art- work/photography. Participants are asked to use the \Meth: Not Even Once\ logo, tagline, or other anti - meth theme, a little inspiration, and a lot of imagination to create a work of art - any style, any medium - that's clearly visible by the general public. Contestants must register by April 30, and their entries must be on public display from at least July 16 through September 15. Win- ners will be announced September IX. For more information and contest rules. visit montanameth.org. Baker graduate serving aboard aircraft carrier By Lori Kesinger A 1995 Baker Iligh School graduate is serving on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, recently dispatched to the waters off Yemen to join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian weapons shipments to Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen. Kenneth (K .C.) Lab is a counselor aboard the carrier. Having served in the US Navy for al- most 16 years, the risk of the current mission is not new to him. The Roosevelt, along with the INS Normandy, a guided -missile cruiser, left the Persian Gulf on April 19 en route for the Arabian Sea, to help enforce the blockade. If the Iranians are delis - ering arms and violating United Nations resolu- tions, it could initiate a confrontatiiin with the Navy. Lab, his wifc. Carly. and three daughters live in San Marcos, California. Ile is currently on de- ployment for eight months %kith tentative port iii November. Lab is the son of Larry and Jan Schell of Baker and Dean and Deanna Lab of Utah. \I would ask people to pray for all the military in the area.\ Jan Schell requested. FAA makes safety commitment on Air Force expansion By Lori Kesinger Senator Steve Dailies secured a commitment from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to maintain a high level of aviation safety in southeastern Montana in the wake ut the hostler River Training Complex (PRTO expansion ac- cording to recent statements. The FAA is working on the final plans to allow military training exercises at the newly formed PRTC over the Dakotas, Wyoming. and Montana, including most of Fallon County. Last month, the FAA approved the expansion of the Air Force PRTC spanning nearly 35,000 square miles. the largest in the continental United States. The airspace will be used by B- I bomber aircrews from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota and B-52 bomber aircrews from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. In last week's Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing. Senator Daines prompted FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to assure the FAA would take steps to maintain safe skies in southeastern Montana. SEE FAA, PAGE 12 Russell's Clothing Baker, Montana 406-778 - 24 2 7 NEW Rock Rival means for Men & Women Visit Our Website at www.Fal onCountyExtra.com

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