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Manage economic growth by allowing region to keep money produced by oil and gas industry, not by raising taxes

By Jeff Essman, R-SD 28 Billings
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Earth Day celebrated daily in ag community

From Rebecca Colnar
Montana Farm Bureau Federation

  With Earth Day celebrated on April 22, people around the globe have voiced their appreciation for the planet and talk about plans to keep the planet vibrant and healthy.

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Experience the power of Easter

By Pastor Jacob Hanneman
Terry Trinity Lutheran Church
Easter Message

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Grasshopper facts to consider for 2012

By Sharla Sackman
Prairie County MSU Extension Agent

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Community hospital continues to provide quality healthcare service

By Michael Sterchi and Parker Powell

  Prairie Community Hospital, built in 1969, is a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) with a  22 swing-bed capacity. Traditionally a long-term care facility, it is now able to “swing” between nursing, skilled and acute care beds. The hospital has 46 employees, with 25 directly involved with patient care. Last November the hospital added one acute care bed, which has greatly improved the hospital’s service.

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Creating a Growth Policy will prove beneficial to Terry’s residents

By Town of Terry Mayor Ron Kiosse

        As members of our community work hard towards completing a growth policy for the Town of Terry, we recognize the importance for those of us living and working in the community to know not only what exactly a growth policy is but to participate in the process.

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Extension office offers services and programs to aid ag production

By Sharla Sackman
Prairie County MSU Extension Agent 

        As ranchers and farmers switch gears from winter work to spring work, I thought I’d highlight some of the services Extension has to offer as we head into the growing season.  

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Montana’s right to know depends on all of us

By John Barrows
Montana Newspaper Association 

        As March arrives, bringing with it bouts of sunshine, it’s appropriate that we celebrate the sunshine … not just for the flowers and grass, but for the bright light it shines on local, state and national governments.

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Difficult and time-consuming road issues are important to address

By Deanna Bockness
Prairie County Commissioner District II 

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Adhereing to devotional practices improves physical health

By Michael Sterchi
Medical Column

  Religion, religious practice and church attendance has a beneficial effect on the overall health of those who believe in divine providence. It is said that about 50 percent of Americans attend church and many include prayer in their religious practice. Since such large numbers of people either go to church or pray, the positive consequences that flow from the practice of religion should be pointed out.

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