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FALL Coun sArroor. o'Vrollr rJ fctimes@midrivers.com 406-778-3344 VOLUME 100 ISSUE 3 BAKER, MONTANA 59313 $1.00 FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016 Baker City Councilors take oath of office (I -r) Leigh Ann LaCroix and JoDee Pratt were sworn in as Baker City Councilors January 6. Photo by Sherry Vogel By Sherry Vogel The Baker City Council convened for their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Jan. 6,2016. Mayor Clayton Hornung conducted a swearing in ceremony of two newly elected council persons. The newly elected women may have familiar faces. JoDee Pratt, a long time member of the conununity, has served previously on the City Council. Leigh Ann LaCroix, who has lived in the community for three years, was previously em- ployed at the Insurance Store selling health insurance. LaCroix moved to Baker when her husband Justin ac- cepted a position as sergeant with the Baker Police De- partment. A native of the South, LaCroix was born in Georgia and raised and graduated high school in Ala- bama. She met her husband when she served four years in the U.S. Air Force as an electro-environmental tech- nician on KC -l35 refueling jets. The LaCroixs have two daughters, Havyn, 12 years old, and Blakely, three years old. In her free time Leigh Ann loves spending time with her family, hunting with her husband, deco- rating her home and entertaining friends. She said they are a long way from family so their friends have be- come their extended family. Individuals within the community encouraged her to run for the position on the City Council. She stated, \I ran because I wanted to be a bigger part of addressing the needs of the city. My goal is to listen to the needs of each department and community member, then ad- dress those needs with my fellow Council members to make the best decision for the community as a whole.\ LaCroix added, \I truly appreciate all the votes I re- ceived.\ JoDee Huckins Pratt moved to Baker in 1969 when her father was hired to work for the Baker Cement Plant. Pratt graduated from Baker High School, and later married Jerry Pratt in 1974. Pratt and her late hus- band have two grown daughters, Jennefer Wheeler and Johnna Koenig, both of Baker. In her free time. Pratt enjoys photography, painting, restoring junk, and play- ing with her grandkids. In 1996 Pratt, who has a passion for Baker, ran for City Council because she wanted to help clean up Baker. She was elected consecutively for five terms. SEE CITY COUNCILORS, PAGE 3 , . ._ r. , k • t, • 1....i- it I„, 1,, • 0 ' , e t 't 4. .. ? ._:, 4 , t:. ,. , f , , - ,. A, 1 s, . 1 4 .,!'.' 7 11 t .0 i... , i • .4ti „ , ,. I . — ---- , .. J• i . • \ ' ;,..\ . ;‘ 4 . .4 • 410,.., • A II . 1,k ..... • ft.. --\*\--.-...... • **r. x .... . • .4 , . , ., . ' \..440 ' ........_____ , ..4 0 i r Jack Frost came to town January 7 to display his elegant handiwork. Second annual Coyote Calling Contest By Sherry Vogel Thirty-seven teams came out to compete in the second annual Southeastern Montana Coyote Calling Contest held Jan. 8-9. Although it was a cold day, a total of 43 coyotes were brought in compared to the 28 that were hunted last year. First place team was Will Ecord and Joe Teini, bringing in five coyotes. Sec- ond place team was Matt Napton, Jason Bechtold and Justin Bechtold with four coyotes. Third place team was Jason Haar and Chad Varner with three coyotes. Fourth place went to Chandler Braaten, Sheldon Domagala and Kruz Robinson with three coyotes. Third and fourth place finishers were determined by total weight of the coyotes brought in. The big dog competition was awarded to Michael Lynn and Zach Kadrmas. Three guns were given away as door prizes. The lucky winners were Cody Heiser,Tom Leischner and Travis Krischik . 'No guns raffled were won by Cur- tis Heiser and CJ. Truesdale. Two Yeti coolers were won by Mark Thielen and Larry Steffes. Three landowner gift certificates were given to Donald and Laurie MacKay. Gene and Rita Nemitz, and Larry and Peggy Niemerg. The raffle for a $1,000 store certificate to Ace Hardware was won by Justin LaCroix. The local hunt was organized by Trevor Nelson and Dustin Varner with vol- unteer help from Lexi Miller and Selena Nelson. It would not be possible with- out the outstanding support from local businesses, fanners and ranchers e 11 lot hi r . . ar •, 7 :1 • at SIM In Progres VIS (I-r)First place winners were Will Ecord and Joe Teini. \ A m \,\‘ ;\ 11 Rhtlik . , 1Vio •qk)1 1 TAKE NOTE Broncs, Bulls and Barrels By Sherry Vogel Baker, Montana is the place to be Saturday, Feb. 27, as Fallon County hosts the Broncs, Bulls, and Bar- rels Rodeo in the heated arena at the local fair- grounds. Bailey Pro Rodeo stock contractors from Baldwin, ND will be sup- plying the livestock for this action packed day. The barrel racing compe- tition will start at 9 a.m., followed by a lot of thrills and spills as saddle bronc and bull riders vie for prizes of added purses to each event. Night performances will begin at 7:00 as the top 20 area cowboys \strut their stuff', and the top 12 barrel racers \show us how it's done\. Blood Drive Baker Community Blood Drive will be Wednesday, January 20, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at the Baker Senior Citizen Center, 420 W. Montana Ave. Appointments are recom- mended, but walk-ins are welcome. Please call Ella Arnell at 406-778-3829 to make your appointment to donate. Remember to bring your ID, cat a good meal and drink lots of fluids. Volunteers needed for High School Rodeo ,‘ meeting ha.s been sched- uled for all those who would like to volunteer to help with the Montana High School Rodeo Finals in Baker, June 7- I 2. The informational meet- ing will be held Tuesday, Ian. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Fal- lon County exhibit hall. 11111 - ii 1;111 ii Visit Our Website at -www.FallonCountyExtra.com

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