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Fallon couple faces felony drug charges

        A domestic altercation called into law enforcement led to felony drug charges for a Fallon couple.
        According to charging documents, Jamie Lee McGrady faces a felony charge of criminal possession of a dangerous drug. Scott Faas has been charged with felony criminal possession of a dangerous drug, and felony possession with intent to distribute, along with a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia. 

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Commissioners will address pipeline

  Prairie County Board of Commissioners will be meeting with Keystone XL pipeline representatives and landowners at 1 p.m. during their regular meeting on Jan. 31. Members of the county land planning board will also be a part of the discussion along with Kent Liles, and TransCanada reps Bud Anderson and Dan Forbes, according to the board’s agenda.

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Miles City to host 20th annual Cowtown Beef Breeders Show

  The 20th Annual Cowtown Beef Breeders Show, Ag Trade Show, and Craft Expo will be sponsored by the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce.  

Pens containing 12 different breeds from 3 states and Canada, will be on display on Main Street in Miles City, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday February 3.  
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FSA provides list of upcoming farm program deadlines

  USDA Montana Farm Service Agency Acting State Executive Director Dick Deschamps wants to remind all Montana farmers and ranchers of important deadlines for several farm programs so they can contact their FSA county office and submit their paperwork before these deadlines pass.

Here's a list of important 2012 Montana FSA dates to remember:
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Meeting addresses several county road designation petitions

By Kay Braddock 

 
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Benefit dinner and auction planned for Ismay couple

        A benefit dinner and auction will be held for Willie and Cori Collins of Ismay on Saturday, January 21st at the Joe Montana Center  in Ismay.

A free-will offering spaghetti supper will begin at 5:30  p.m. with live and silent auctions starting at 6:30 p.m. 
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Olson serves area as new Veterans Affairs Officer

        Serving an 11 county region, along the eastern edge of the state, Keith Olson is helping veterans and eligible family members make sense of the Veterans Affairs benefits and healthcare system. Based in Miles City, Olson began his work as the Veterans Service Officer II, Nov. 10 of last year.

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Hair stylist joins New Image Salon


        Hair stylist Natasha Hutchison has joined the New Image Salon and is now accepting appointments. 

Hutchison moved to Terry in November last year shortly after graduating from Blanco-Blanco Cosmetology School in Billings. A Glendive native and 2008 Dawson County High School graduate, Hutchison said she is excited to be back in the area.
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Filing opens for elected seats

         Filing for a school trustee seat has opened, according to Terry Schools Clerk Cathy Kalmback. 

Individuals interested in the the 3-year position have until March 29 at 5 p.m. to turn in a nominating petition with the school clerk’s office. The deadline to file as a write-in candidate is April 12, 5 p.m. 
Currently the seat is held by Sherry Strasheim. 
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Postal rate increases begin next week

 From the U.S. Postal Service

        Beginning Jan. 22, 2012, it will cost just a penny more to mail letters to any location in the United States. It will be the first price change for First-Class Mail stamps (Forever stamps) in more than two and a half years. However, customers can continue to mail letters at today's prices by purchasing their Forever stamps before Jan. 22.

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