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FALL County email@example.com 406-778-3344 VOLUME 100 ISSUE 30 BAKER, MONTANA 59313 $1.00 FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016 Seventh annual Relay for Life of Fallon County Survivors and caregivers gathered at the balloon arch to kick-off the relay as they strolled the first lap. Photo by Darlene Hornung Relay jor Life raises funds and awareness . . . By Sherry Vogel Area residents from the communities of Baker, Plevna, Wibaux and Ekalaka were clad in purple when they partici- pated in the annual Relay for Life on July 15 in Baker. This annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is to help raise funds and heighten cancer awareness. The evening event began at 5 p.m. when 35-40 cancer sur- vivors, caregivers and families assembled together under the Lake Gazebo at Triangle Park. They shared in the Survivors Supper which was sponsored by The Box and served by em- ployees of Nalco Champion, both local businesses. Julie Russell, Tobacco Prevention Specialist, welcomed everyone to the event. The Pledge of Allegiance was presented by the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. Pastor Levi Durfey, First Baptist Church, led an opening prayer. The am- phitheater crowd was attentive as keynote speaker Brooke Marcus, a 20 -year -old student from the I_ hi\ ersity of Wyoming, shared an encouraging and heartwarming account of her six -year journey fighting leukemia. After the opening ceremony, Fallon County survivors and their caregivers kicked off the relay as they strolled the first lap, which was followed by the parade of teams. The theme this year was \Paint Your World Purple\ and the color was in abundance in t -shirts, balloons and banners. Pur- ple is the universal color representing all kinds of cancer. The Luminaria Ceremony, which was held at dusk, was a touching tribute to honor those who have survived cancer and remember those lost to the disease. A flickering glow from each candle danced as a reminder of loved ones held dear. The night was alive as Vaughn Zenko, of the Rock Jocks. emceed and provided music entertainment. He helped to rally the teams, as individual members alternated walking the track for the cause. Each team camped out around the track as fundraising SEE RELAY FOR LIFE, PAGE 10 Brooke Marcus - keynote speaker By Sherry Vogel Relay for Life keynote speaker Brooke Marcus, a 20 year old University of Wyoming students began her pres- entation by citing one of the most memorable days in her life. This was the day she was diagnosed with leukemia at 14 years of age. Most cancer survivors have that im- portant date etched in their minds as the day they began fighting for their lives. Like many children fighting cancer she gained a new perspective on life that she stated, \helped me to karur and understand things in a way that I never could ha% c it I never had dealt with cancer.\ Miss Marcus gave an account of camaraderie between the kids with cancer, as well as the sense of community among the patients, families and employees on the cancer ward. Over her six years of treatments she observed. \The par- ciits seemed to have the most difficult time, because their W. were in a hospital and not on a playground,\ she said. She reminisced, \But the kids were enjoying each other's friendships.\ She spoke of having fun with doc- tors and nurses as they gave of themselves and how everyone often laughed and joked with each other. Brooke remembered how kids looked after each other. She related a story about helping secure I.V. lines out of the way for smaller children so they could ride their tri- cv cies around the ward. SEE MARCUS, PAGE 4 Designated areas open to fishing on Baker Lake shoreline By Richard Menger, MS, REM The Fallon County Commissioners and Environmental health Department have suspended the no fishing on Baker Lake to shoreline fishing only. There will be signs posted where fishing begins. Iron Horse Park to Wyoming Avenue will still be closed however. Debris from our tornado is still a concern, so no water entry is allowed. Trout stocking from Fish, Wildlife and Parks has produced some very nice I 5\- I ft\ rainbows, but as water temperatures increase, these fish will start to wash up on shore. Any fish caught are safe to cat. If you have any questions, please call Rich Menger, Fallon County Sanitarian at 406-778-8102. One thousand Catchable Rainbow Trout have been planted annually in Baker Lake since 2014. Catchable fish are fish stocked at 7-8\ total length, fingerling fish are fish stocked at 2-3\ total length, and fry are fish stocked at less than I\ total length. A recent gill net sample yielded 108 bullheads per net and seven rainbow trout per net. The bullheads averaged 9.4 inches total length with bullheads up to 10.6 inches total length. The rainbow trout averaged 12.6 inches total length with trout up to 17.4 inches total length. The rehabilitation project beginning soon will substantially improve the fish- eries habitat of Baker Lake. We can expect improved success of future stocking and transfer efforts of sport fish and sub- sequently improved angling opportunity for the community. Remembering loved ones at 13th annual Lights of Life event By Sherry Vogel The Friends of FMC Foundation will sponsor the 13th annual Lights of Life event on Sunday, July 24 at 7 p.m. in the Healing Garden at the Fallon Medical Complex. This ceremony is to honor loved ones who have passed. Many will take a few minutes out of their busy lives to stop and re- member their loved one and the contributions they have made to life. During the ceremony, a candle shall be lit when the person's name is spoken in remembrance. Come together, listen to a guest speaker, music, and view a power point presentation to help you to process emotions commonly experienced when losing someone dear to you. To have the name of a loved one placed on a luminary bag, with a candle inside a tax deductible gift (of any amount) can be made to Fallon Medical Complex. Proceeds will benefit foundation growth. alifornto Saturday, July 30 9:00 p.m. ome' 'a GREAT MEAL Steak & Lobster . , CRaZy DAyS underway in Baker By Sherry Vogel Don't be surprised vilien you go downtown and discover a motley crew of business people dressed a little wacko, because after all, it is Crazy Days in downtown Baker. July 22 - 23. Business people have gone a little honkers cutting prices on in-store specials and dragging ridiculously priced bargains out onto the sidewalks. Join in the fun and giggle yourself silly over the good deals to be had. A children's Bike and Pet Parade will be held on Friday morn- ing. July 22, at 10:30 a.m. Parade participants should meet north of Mom's Laundry, south of railroad tracks. The caravan will parade down Main Street to the stop light, then turn right, cruising on down to Russell's parking lot. Come on kids go bananas! Have a blast decorating your bikes in any theme you dream up. Be sure to include your pets. by dressing them up, so they won't be left out of all the fun. All participant will receive an ice cream treat coupon good at Reynolds for Friday only. The Chamber will have \Taco's in a Bag\ at the Russell's parking lot on Friday, July 22, from 1100 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Crazy Days is an annual community event sponsored by the Baker Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. Correction • • • In last week's article - Baker City Council Meeting\ incor- rect names were published in regards to the continuing liti- gation with the city. The names should have read Martin and Susan Nelson, instead of Bob and Selena Nelson. Fallon County Times apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone. Visit Our Website at www.FallonCountyExtra.com