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Local officials working to revise county’s pre-disaster plan

        The first public hearing for the update to the Prairie County Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan was held February 6  at the Prairie County Courthouse. There were thirteen persons in attendance and Julie Jones of Single Tree Consulting.
Jones explained to the participants that this is an update from the 2005 plan which needs to be approved by the Montana Disaster Emergency Services by June, 2012.  
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Kempton shares signs with Chamber

  Two signs encouraging I-94 travelers to stop in Terry were recently placed along the east and west bound lanes near Terry’s entrances. The 23-by-10-foot signs were a collaborative effort between the Prairie County Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Montana tourism group and owners of the Kempton Hotel.

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County road status for Lisk Creek Road approved; gate options on minimum maintenance roads reviewed

By Kay Braddock

  Approval of county road status for Lisk Creek Road, north of Terry, during Tuesday’s regular Board of County Commissioners meeting, led to a discussion of whether unlocked gates could remain on minimum maintenance roads.

State statute prohibits any obstruction on county designated roads that prevent public use of the roadway.  
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Recent donations to museum include large Cameron photo and Roy Rogers sign

From Prairie County Museum Board

  The Prairie County Museum board met for it’s regular meeting on January 26, 2012. New officers were elected with Vadnae Greenfield as president, Ruth Franks as vice president and Carol Larsen as treasurer.

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Local officials meet with zoning and planning reps

Unincorporated Fallon with no zoning and existing sewer in place, concern some

 By Kay Braddock

 
 
A nearly two-hour meeting with a Montana Department of Commerce administrator, several community planning consultants from throughout the state and eight local officials zeroed in on one issue – preparing for the possibility of growth in Prairie County.
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Women’s health: Practitioner offers frank perspective

By Kay Braddock

  When Julia Barron, PA-C, begins talking about women’s health issues, it’s clear she believes in an honest and candid approach.

“I wish there was less of a stigma for GYN health,” Barron said, referring to women’s needs to maintain regular pelvic exams. 
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Chamber elects officers for new year

  During the December monthly meeting of the Prairie County Chamber of Commerce, officers were approved for 2012. Dale Galland will continue as the Chamber president, Larry Keltner will serve as vice president, and Laris Netzer will continue as secretary. Russell and Linda Schwartz will serve as treasurers.

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Faith, country’s financial woes led Terry man to seek Senate seat

By Kay Braddock

  It was a decision that’s been stirring awhile, said Prairie County farmer Dennis Teske when asked to describe his reasons for filing as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate race. 

“It’s the last thing I thought I’d ever do,” said the 61-year-old farmer who filed last week.
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Array of topics covered at Winter Series


Chamber member Larry Keltner serves Dan Thomason a bowl of chili
during the Winter Series Thursday evening.

By Kay Braddock

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Community members, public invited to view county’s Pre-disaster Plan

        The Prairie County LEPC Group will be holding their first public hearing regarding the updated Pre-disaster Plan on February 6, 2012 at noon at the Prairie County Courthouse located at 217 West Park Street.  Pizza will be served at the hearing. Julie Jones of Single Tree Consulting will be conducting the public hearing regarding the plan.

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