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PAL makes plans for March 1 dance

  Prairie Action League met February 10 at noon at Roy Roger's with five people present. 

The following agenda items are to be discussed:
Flags are to be posted February 17 for President's Day by Heather Carter, providing the weather is good.  
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Town Council will meet February 13

  The Terry Town Council will meet for its regular meeting February 13 at 7:30 pm at Terry Town Hall. 

Agenda items to be covered include:
• Committee Reports — Swimming Pool
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Proponents of Keystone see imminent future for pipeline as eyes turn to White House

By Jason Stuart
Yellowstone Newspapers

  The Keystone XL pipeline crossed another major hurdle late last week when the  U.S. State Department released its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the controversial project.

Now it’s a wait and see process to find out if President Obama will give his final approval to move forward with construction.
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First graders celebrate 100 days

 
The first grade class were among Bolin School students celebrating a
100 days of school on Thursday. Besides dressing up as centenarians,
first graders commemorated the special day by reading 100 pages, reading
and writing 100 words, sorting and measureing 100 pennies. At the end of the
day the class also enjoyed a 100th day trail mix, with each student contributing

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Petition drive to put zoning on June 3 ballot likely to begin

By Kay Hoffer

  As the Terry Town Council performed its second reading to adopt zoning last week — the final step required before the measure will become law 30 days afterwards — a local ballot issue committee is revving up its efforts to oppose the measure.

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Candidates filing for open seats

  All but two incumbents have re-filed in the seven county seats that are open for election this year. 

Those seats and incumbents include: coroner Dale Hellman, justice of the peace Kathy Henry, public administrator Tim Rittal, sheriff Duncan Hedges and treasurer/superintendent of schools Jamie Smith.
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New hospital administrator to begin duties Feb. 3

  Candyce Payne has been named the new Administrator for Prairie Community Hospital. 

Glendive Medical Center provides management services at PCH, including employment of their administrator and medical providers.  
"Candyce is the right fit for our hospital.  We are looking forward to working with her," Gary Pfiefle, PCH Board Chair said.
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Teacher: Not above reprimand, but calls letter unfair

By Kay Hoffer

  In a one-page letter to the Terry Tribune, fifth grade teacher Susan Tyler sheds light on events that took place prior to a letter of reprimand being placed in her teaching file. 

Due to personnel privacy rights issues, school officials could disclose few specifics surrounding the disciplinary action that has led to the school’s recent decision to move forward with arbitration.
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Winter Series classes on tap for Jan 30

  The Prairie County Extension Service will host its annual MSU Extension Winter Series on Thursday, January 30th.  The Winter Series offers an agenda to satisfy the interests of both men and women.  Winter Series is made possible by sponsors Prairie County Chamber of Commerce and Stockman Bank. 

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Filing deadline for two school trustee seats is March 27

  Those interested in serving on the school board for Terry School District 5 will have the opportunity to file for two open seats. Currently the seats are held by trustees Elton Stickel and Scott Fredrickson.

  Petitions to file for the two three-year term seats are available at the office of Cathy Kalmback, Clerk of Terry Schools. The deadline to file is March 27, 2014 at 5 p.m.
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Are Yippee weekend and the Prairie County Fair too close together?: