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A swirl of frosting, dash of sugar and sprinkles of candies spell sweet fun


Children and adults admire the work of sugary artists who created gingerbread homes for a decorating contest sponsored by the Badlands Café. The houses can be seen from the north front window of the diner.

By Kay Braddock

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Program pays tribute to volunteers

  The Governor’s Office of Community Service, in partnership with First Lady Nancy Schweitzer and the Montana Commission on Community Service, is accepting nominations for the 2012 ServeMontana Awards, ReadyMontana Awards and First Lady’s Math and Science Awards. Nominations are due December 21, 2011.

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Interviews begin this week for deputy treasurer

  Five applicants of the 11 who applied for the Prairie County deputy treasurer position are being interviewed this week, according to county treasurer Jamie Smith. 

“We had a lot of really good applicants, very qualified,” Smith said Tuesday. 
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Omnibus hearing set in rape case

  A Fallon man charged with felony rape will enter a plea at an omnibus hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

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Gas price comparisons to consider

  Here is the December 6, 2011 AAA Fuel Gauge Report comparing prices of Montana and two of its neighboring states.

State             Current     Last Year     Difference     Percent Change
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Terry reps tour oil boomtown Watford City


Mancamps are located outside of Watford City, N.D. city limits and can be seen when entering the town.  Photo Courtesy Lynn Strasheim
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County attorney’s profile includes lengthy experience in area

 

        Prairie County Attorney Garry Bunke, who began his duties at the county office Nov. 1, said he has been working to acquaint himself. It’s a task made easier due to Bunke’s experience and his longtime Eastern Montana residency.

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High school science students study motion

 
Judge JoDee Hess takes a critical look at the Physics team’s balloon.

Trains, needles and chemicals were just a few of the substances used to pop balloons during a Terry High School science competition. Five teams competed in demonstrating a 25-step Rube Goldberg Experiment, where students fashioned a series of transfer of energy occurrences.

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Free will chili feed will benefit hospital

 From Prairie Action League

       Among the several topics discussed at the November meeting of the Prairie Action League was the chili feed fundraiser that will be hosted by PAL Tuesday evening, Dec. 20. The free will offering chili feed will raise funds for the purchase of flannel sheets for Prairie Community Hospital residents. 

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It’s a good time to be in the lodging business, Terry owners report

 By Kay Braddock

 
Local lodging businesses are enjoying increased capacity rates. Both the Diamond Motel and Kempton Hotel, each located along Terry’s main drag — Spring Street — and the Small Town RV Park report guest numbers have remained robust this year. 
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Poll

Are Yippee weekend and the Prairie County Fair too close together?: