Fallon County Times (Baker, Mont.) 1916-current, July 08, 2016, Image 1
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Relay for Life July 15 By Sherry Vogel \Paint Your World Purple' iti ilk' theme of Fallon County's seventh annual Relay for Life. The event this yea, vs ill be held July 15 at Roger Schmidt Amphitheater. located on the south end of the Baker Lake. Relay for I t .s a community based fundraising event for the American Can cer Society (ACS). Currently. almost four million people take pint in Relay events in Mel - 5,000 communities across the United States. This is the ACS's most successful fundraiser. The mission of the event is to improve cancer Sill viVal, de- crease the incidence of cancer. and im- prove the quality of uk for cancer patients and their caret thei s. The color purple is the universal color to represent every type (il cancer. Baker residents are eneom aged to show their support for area cancer stirs us or' and their families on the 15th by Weal anything purple. This year Relay for lift' will he a one - day event. It will begin at ()MO p.m. and end at midnight. Suit Ili 's e% cuts will begin at 501 p.m. with the Stirs iv ors' Supper. The American Cancer let) , defines a can- cer stnyivii as anyone who has been di- agnosed with cancer. The Survivor's Supper will continue until 6:30 p.m. All relay teams are encouraged to register at the registration tent by 6:00 limit The community is encouraged to attend the • Opening Ceremony, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. Featured speaker this year will be Biooke Marcus, a 20 year old student at the University of Wyoming at Laramie, who is a six year survivor of leukemia. Ilmoke is the granddaughter of Claude and Doris Ware who ranch south of Baker. Following this 30 minute ceremony, the Fallon County Survivor and Caregivers Lap will start the Relay es emit at 7:30 p.m. At 8:00 pin. the Parade of MIMS Will lake the track ,ml hate team motile taken. At 5:30 p.m., the genital public is encouraged to join in. 6) show suppod. by walking the track. As daikness lulls. everyone will gather at the amphitheatel Mr the Luminaries Cerenmoy. This cer- emony is a lime to honor those W110 have MUNused cancer and remembei those lost to the disease. Candles are It Inside per- sonakted bags that have been decorated by paiticipants. The luminaries are set around the track as llicket mg it tholes to those affected 1) . !, the disease. The Rock Jocks will ploy i‘k music throughout die event, hut will amplify at 10:00 p.m. when a School Pride Lap/60s Musk begins. Paiticipants ate encouraged to wear your favorite whin,' gear. At 10:15 p.m. a Frozen T-shirt Contest will gel underway. Followed at 10:30 p.m. by Sports Team Lap/70s Music where everyone is asked to weal his or her favorite team gear. Ilie 11:01I hour will usher in a Purple Power Lap/80s Music, anything in purple is the attire for this lap. 'Die evening will wind down at 11:45 p.m. when a blessing and closing words are spoken Midnight will see everyone on the iii, k it) make the Last Lap lisle da,I1, is ill light Talkie), to pkrce the dark ii (il the midnight sky. Most everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. You can show your support at the fundraiser by sponsoring one of the seven teams al- ready registered to walk ni put together a team of your own. Another way the community can show support is by coming out to the relay site and purchasing supper. Delicious food SEE RELAY FOR LIFE, PAGE 3 FALLO Com firstname.lastname@example.org 406-778-3344 VOLUME 100 ISSUE 28 BAKER, MONTANA 59313 $1.00 FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016 Newell retires after 42 years at the Times By Sherry Vogel Back in 1972 when Susie Newell began her career at the Fallon County Times many things were done a lot differently in the newspaper in- dustry than they are today. Instead of typing on an Apple computer, she set the print on a Jus- towriter typesetting machine developed for commercial printing. \I was nervous typing on it because I couldn't instantly see what I had just typed to correct it. I had to trust everything was correct until it came out on the Flex- owriter, then with great difficulty go back and correct it.\ The machine worked by having the user type the document on a recording unit, which placed extra codes for spac- ing on the paper tape. The tape was placed into a second specially adapted Flexowriter which had two paper tape reading heads; one would read the text while the other controlled the spacing print. Spacing codes were stored in re- lays outside the machine as a line of text progressed. The role of typesetter has moved on - the job is now essentially a computer based occupation, dominated by purpose driven software. Although word processing has changed, the type- setter's role requires specialist skills that are important in good quality publica- tions. Over the years, Susie has devel- oped exceptional typing skills (90-100 wpm), proofreading skills and a keen eye for detail. Editor Darlene I fornung stated, \It will be difficult to replace Susie. She has been a member of the Baker/Plevna community for so long, she is such a valuable asset to the paper. Her knowledge of local history and fam- ily genealogies is a benefit to our local newspa- per.\ A number of other changes pertinent to Newell's position was title -case changes, from headlines being typed in all capital letters (up - style) to just beginning word or subject being capitalized in the headlines (downstyle). Also, the Fallon County Times used to be printed in all black and white until 2001 when they be- came full color. Susie was raised on the family ranch five miles east of lsmay. Her parents, Kenton and Alice (Zabel) Stickney raised livestock and did some farming. She attended grade school in Ismay until the eighth grade and then attended Plevna High School. Upon graduating from Plevna High School, she attended secretarial school in Wahpeton, ND. She then moved to Billings where she was employed with Yapun- cich, Sanderson and Brown. This was a geolog- ical firm that did core testing. A year later, Susie moved to Baker and began working as a secre- tary for Gene Huntley in his law office for the next six years. In 1966 Susie was asked out on a date to the drive-in theater. Her suiter, a Baker man named Leon Newell, became her husband a year later. - Sale eirintinued to work for Gene Huntley until .e-sha.,dca.aded to become a full time homemaker. In 1972, Jim Anderson asked Susie to come to work for the Fallon County Times. She started part-time, three days a week, as the type- setter. Newell has seen the paper change owners a number of times throughout her 42 years of employment. She has only had two editor/man- agers: Jim Anderson and Darlene Hornung. She has enjoyed working with fellow employees and the public. A benefit of her job is \keeping up with what's going on\. When asked what were the most memorable stories she has seen unfold while working at the paper she replied, \I re- member the special editions we did for 75 and 100 year celebrations and the lsmay Reunion. They were all interesting. We reprinted some old newspapers. That was pretty neat.\ She thought for a minute or two, then added, \I will also never forget the Miles City Etchemendy murder trial that was held here in Baker. Typing up those details was hard because my husband and I were friends of some of his family.\ Newell says that the most difficult part of her job would have to be meeting deadlines, \but that is a big part of the newspaper business\ she added. Susie admits, \I will have to learn how to relax and take it easy in retirement.\ Although she already has a list of proj- ects she wants to accom- plish. Susie has many interests including sewing, cro- cheting, yard work, camp- ing and fishing. She loves being outdoors and you will see her often times walking, headed out to- ward the golf course. Among other things she will enjoy doing is spending more time with her family. She has five children, eight grandchil- dren and five great-grandchildren \with one more on the way\. Her step -daughter Sharee, ttep - Thions it'Whi and Debbie and Dale and Kathy Haker. Her daughter Kamie and hus- band Jeff Gamer make their home in Bozeman, while son Kyle. his wife Lynda and Children Brynn and Marc IR e in Billings. Susie shared the following thoughts. \I've en- joyed all these years of typing the news as to what is going on in our community. I've seen many changes. I'm really going to miss my co- workers - we are like family and have been through many ups and downs together. It's been a great journey.\ Travis Allen P.A. welcomed to Baker By Sherry Vogel The Baker community wel- comed Travis Allen, RA. at an open house reception June 22 in the Fallon Medical Complex din- ing area. Allen, a native of Billings, joined the staff April I, 2016. Allen will be working in family medicine and the emergency room. He enjoys working with a wide range of patients seen in both clinical settings. He looks forward to getting acquainted with the fam- ilies of the community. Allen graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Exercise Sci- ence and a minor in Spanish from BYU, Provo, Utah. He then went on to complete his Physician As- sistant program at Rocky Moun- tain College, Billings. He completed his clinical rotations in Montana and Wyoming. He has over five years experience em- ployed at the Billings Clinic Can- cer Center in the areas of medical, oncology/hematology. Travis was exposed to the world of medicine at an early age. When he was eleven years old, his brother was diagnosed with cancer and under- went several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. It was at this time Travis became interested in medicine and realized his compassion to help others going through health difficulties. Travis and his wife Keli have five children. Keli is a stay at home mom who works hard at balancing everyone's schedule. She also enjoys playing basketball and attending all the children's events. Travis said, \Keli is the solid rock of our family.\ The Allen family children range in age from re- cent high school graduate. Bailey, and sophomore student, Jayden, to Derek, a kindergartener, and preschoolers - four year old Skyler and one (l -r) Jayden, Lexi, Kell, Derek, Travis and Skyler Allen. Not pictured Bailey year old Lexi. The Allen family is involved in many activities including: Boy Scouts. baseball, basketball and church. In the past, Travis was involved as a school board member. The family is excited to be in Baker. They are impressed with how friendly and welcoming the community has been. \I'm also enjoying the town's lack of stop lights,\ Travis joked. Ile also mentioned how they are happy to be in a quieter town. Although the day they moved to Baker was anything but quiet. You see, the Allens rolled into town pulling a long U -Haul to the cast side of town just 30 minutes before the tornado touched down. \This is a memory we will always have of Baker,\ he said. Steal: & Lobster Shrimp & Lobster 3-21 DRINK SPECIAL THIS WEEKEND Visit Our Website at www.FallonCountyExtra.com