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10- Wed , Dec 29, 2004 - THE RIVER PRESS • Fort Benton, MT Moving week for county offices MOVING OUT - Chouteau County Attorney Steve Gannon, with help from building owner Steve Vielleux, was moving the last bookcases out of the old county attorney office building Tuesday. Dec 28. The county has been leasing the building across the street from the courthouse for years After a week of moving, the county attorney has now moved into offices upstairs in the courthouse. Tim Burmeister photo ANNUAL NEW YEARS EVE Dart Tournament For all Chouteau County Dart Throwers • Luck of the draw • 100% Payback • $100 °° added purse money yEPa Sign-up at 6:00, Shoot 7:00 COME AND HAVE FUN! Food, Fun, Door Prizes Club House 1411 Main, Fort Benton, MT Back room OPEN FOR DINING to public Chouteau County Republican ftf 'omen Pastor Joseph Jordan of Fort Benton's Community Bible Church will he the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Chouteau County Republican Women on Wednesday, January 5th, 2005, in the Media room of Sunrise Bluffs at 12:00 noon. Pastor Jordan also a re- tired It. Coronel of 20 years with the Air Force. l'astor Jordan will be discussing the separation of church and state. All interested women and men are cordially invited to attend. Mem- bers and visitors are asked to call 622-5302 I Miriam Bramlettel or 378- 3125 (June Beinvagen) to make res- ervations by lanuary 2nd. bi I iin Burmeister I his past week has been mov- ing week at the Chouteau County courthouse as the county attorney has moved into the courthouse and the district judge's office has been moved into a different office. The moving started last Tuesday, Dec. 21 and was pretty much finished I uesday, Dec. 28. There is still a lot of work to do to get everything ar- ranged„ind there are still stacks ot county attorney records and books that will have to be moved into storage. The county attorney's office is now' completely moved out of its longtime location in the small house across the street from the courthouse. County Attorney Steve Gannon and his secretary, Sherry Little, are now in the offices up- stairs at the courthouse where Dis- trict Judge David Rice has been. The district judge's office has been moved into the area in front of the office of County Clerk of Court and Superintendent of Schools 1 arry Stoll fuss. The clerk of court's office and the district judge's new office ivere carpeted last week. the county' attorney's office has stacks of legal books which are rarely used, especially in this age of the Internet and computerized information retrieval. County Commissioner Ken Evans used a backhoe to haul many of the books across the street. Evans said the county is pur- , basing an 8' N. 8' s40' storage unit to place at the county shop in Fort Benton. The storage unit should arrive early next month. It will be used to house the courthouse's overflow of books and records. The storage unit is designed to keep documents safe from the elements and pests. • In other county business, the commissioners have been continu- ing to work on a \Management's Discussion and Analysis,\ a review of the county's financial activities which the commissioners are now required by the state to complete annually. this review is a ne%s re- quirement this year and has been taking quite a but ot time. Glen Stewart and Russ Honrud both stopped in and visited with Commissioner Ken Evans. They talked about the railroads in the county and the amount ot grain moved on the rail lines. I he com- missioners recently received a copy of a new report on at -risk rail lines in Montana. Three rail lines in Chouteau County are included in the report. Chris I ittle of Tire -Rama talked with Evans about tires. The county road crews are cur- rently busy graveling county roads, Isans said Monday. The two county officials who were reelected in the Nov. 2 elec- tion - Ken I vans and Larry Stollfuss - will be sworn in for the new year Thursday morning, Dec. 30. The commissioners will have their next meeting days at the courthouse Monday and Tuesday, lan 3 and 4. 0,/ ' NINA 0 10.••9..•8•••7.•• Ilepy 6••• 5...4 w3..• 4 NEW YEAR! Thank you for taking fume out to visit us this past year. We wish you all the best to come. 4 to , A Missouri River \ Lumber Ray Tanya.Jay Phy/lis, Thad, M jaNti cagge CLOSED Dec. 31st & Jan. 1st A 'o P'4i0 A A •• 2 ?, Call 622-3676 LAST CHANCE for the Best Deals on exery Ford Car, Truck, or SUV! r 3 Absolutely Ends Jan. 3!! 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