Fallon County Times (Baker, Mont.) 1916-current, February 26, 2016, Image 1
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11 FALL 0 - County VOLUME 100 ISSUE 9 rI firstname.lastname@example.org 406-778-3344 BAKER, MONTANA 59313 $1.00 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016 Protect our children from internet stalkers By Sherry Vogel The Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (MICACII 4 ) will be providing community education regarding the prevention of interne' crimes against children when Earl Campbell comes to the Plevna School gymnasium Wednesday, March 2, at 6 p.m. This informational presentation is for all adults in the com- munity who are interested in protecting our youth against pe- dophiles and child predators that are using the internet to stalk their victims. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program is a nationwide initiative started in 1998 under the U.S. Depart- ment of Justice Office of Juvenile Delinquency Prevention. By 2007, every state in the union had a funded ICAC task force program. the Montana ICAC is currently comprised of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies who work closely with other forces established nationally and internationally to target those offenders that sexually exploit children. The ICAC program helps state and local law enforcement of- ficials work together to educate the public, investigate cases and arrest those who use computers to prey upon and exploit children. ICAC also encourages law enforcement agencies to work with prosecutors on holding these criminals responsible for their actions. This informative presentation coming to Plevna discusses safety measures for children and parents regarding the intemet, gives children and parents an idea of things they may encounter on the internet, information on how to report suspicious inter - net activity, and internet links for children and parents to access for further information. Parents are encouraged to educate themselves so they are aware of the potential dangers imposed by cyber-space preda- tors. A Missoula police detective, Chris Shermer. has this ad- vice, \Be diligent when your children are online.\ Ile added, \We don't allow our children to go run on the highway, so we should be paying just as much attention when our children are on the information superhighway.\ This Wednesday, March 2, evening event begins with a free supper which will be served at 5 p.m. Due to the subject matter, no children will be allowed into the presentation. I he Ile% na School will offer free child care and supervised act i% miles dur- ing the program. Baker Lake ice still solid . . . Environmental Health, Rich Menger, reports this week that the covering layers are still solid. The lake at this time does not pose a danger to people on the Baker Lake is approximately eight inches thick. With the tempera- walking on it. tures fluctuating these past few weeks, the top layer is soft but the bottom Environmental Health will continue to monitor lake conditions. Bulls, Broncs and Barrels event The Fallon County Fairgrounds in Baker is the place to be Saturday, Feb. 27, as the Bulls, Broncs and Barrels explodes into action. The climate - controlled arena makes this a pleasurable wintertime event. The day begins at 8 a.m. with barrel racing registration. Cowgirls start \kicking up dust\ while running the pattern at 9 a.m. The night performances begins at 7 p.m. Friday night movie Remember the days of going out to a movie on a Friday night? Well, your opportunity to do just that has arrived. The movie \War Room\ will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Baker Senior Citizen Center, Friday, Feb. 26. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome! The movie is preceded by a pizza supper at 6 p.m. hosted by Changed For Life Church. Planning Board to update Growth Policy Submitted by Mary Grube sources, gravel resources and wild land urban interface. Planner Administrative Assistant • Develop a more comprehensive plan with data based on the oil and The Fallon County Commission has tasked the Fallon County Planning gas pull back in the region; Growth Policy to be a complete plan with abil- Board to update the 2013 Growth Policy. John How and Forrest Sanderson ity to update future versions as data becomes available. from KL&I have obtained a grant from CrAP to accomplish this and have • Include subdivision review criteria, intergovernmental coordination entered into a contract with the Department of Commerce to perform plan- and implementation schedule. fling services surrounding this grant. The estimated cost of this project is • Develop a trail plan and updated policy plan for Baker Lake. $12,000. This grant is 100 percent funded with no matched funds as long • Draft Growth Policy will be available for internal county review by as the Planning Board stays within the boundaries set by the grant appli- September 1,2016. Public hearing and comment on draft plan by October cation. The standards set by the Montana Dept. of Commerce in the ap- 3,2016 (this meeting may occur earlier if county officials have few edits proved grant funding are as follows: to the plan). • Update the County Growth Policy to conform to standards in MCA • Proposed adoption of final Growth Policy by November 14.2016 (this 76-1-601:607. meeting may occur earlier if the public has few edits to the plan). • Utilize existing population estimates from CEIC and US Census. March 7,2016 will be the kick off date to begin this project. From there • Prepare a future land use map to accompany the Growth Policy; map the Planning Board anticipates meeting every two weeks to stay on course w, ill use Montana Cadastral data sets and local paper maps. with the Growth Plan. • Prepare other relevant maps including but not limited to natural re- ffi r ussell's Clothing Baker, Montana 406-778-2427 check out our new \Celebrating MTUPP scholarships to be awarded at High School Rodeo Finals By Sherry Vogel Friday night, June II. 2016, of the High School Rodeo Finals to be held in Baker June 7-12, the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP) will be sponsoring the \Pledge to Wear Red\ campaign in support of tobacco -free rodeos. Among the many students wear- ing red will be six lucky high school sen- iors who are competing and in good standing with the Montana I ligh School Rodt Association. They will be awar ed some $17,000 worth of college scholarships. To be eligible, senior class contestants will make a pledge to be tobacco free athletes during the ten series of high school rodeos. Tobacco free pledge cards are available at each rodeo and student contestants must make a pledge before they can begin accumulating points to he considered for an award. These students vs ill also \Pledge to Wear Red\ Friday night of the rodeo finals in support of all tobacco -free athletes. During the 2015-16 rodeo year. sis I i- nalists will be selected from many qual- ified scholarship applicants. The six finalists will each interview duriiir the State Finals in Baker. 'he scholarship awards will be as follows: two - S5.000, two - 52,500, and two - S USX). Thanks to the MTUPP and the MIISRA diligently working together for the past eight years, Montana was the first state in the nation to establish a Tub., I ' Ire Rodeo. They stand firm on the belie! that \tobacco has no place in Montana I I igh School Rodeos!\. The Krupp has also generously do- nated funds to purchase four \Welcome to Baker\ banners. They will be dis- played at each entrance to town to wel- come rodeo contestants and families to Baker. The Montana 'Tobacco Use Prevention Program stay e•tahli.hed in 2007. This tobacco prevention program is funded by the Master Settlement Program money (1998) and grant funds from the U.S. Center of Disease Control and Preven- tion. Its mission is to address the public health crisis caused by the use of all forms of commercial tobacco products. Statistics reveal that four Montanans die every day from tobacco related dis- eases. Further studies revealed that 20 percent of all adults in Montana smoke. In addition, 13 percent of Montana youth arc also smokers while another 12 per- cent of youth are currently smokeless to- bacco users, i.e. chewing tobacco. MTUPP works to eliminate use, espe- cially among young people through SEE MTUPP, PAGE 2 100 years in 2016\ Visit Our Website at www.FallonCountyExtra.com