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Health dept recognizes heart month

 By Megan Olson

        In honor of February being American Heart Month, there will be a series of four articles from the Health Department covering different ways to reduce the risk of heart disease. 

In Montana and Prairie County, heart disease is the second leading cause of death according to the 2009 Montana County Health Profiles. 
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Plea agreement filed in assault case

        A felony assault with a weapon case scheduled to enter District Court last week was diverted after 51-year-old Stanley Box entered into a plea agreement with Prairie County.

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Ballot initiative raises concerns with local outfitters

  A ballot initiative set to eliminate “guaranteed” big game licenses for outfitters is drawing the ire of those in the outfitter and guide industry.  They say it will compound existing issues between hunters, landowners and outfitters.

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Filings begin for county offices

        The file date for several Prairie County elected positions opened Jan. 14, with only three of the seven incumbents so far seeking re-election.

Offices to be voted on in the upcoming Nov. 2 election include district 2 commissioner, sheriff/assessor, county attorney, treasurer/superintendent of schools, justice of the peace, coroner, public administrator and precinct committee persons.
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Four music students to perform at invitational concert

  Four Terry High School students will take part in the Rocky Mountain College Invitational Honors Concert. Samantha Springer, performing alto sax, Courtney Ban, soprano, Elizabeth Lacquement, soprano and Katie Higgins performing soprano are part of a group of 240 high school music students who have been accepted to participate in the two-day event. 

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Four music students to perform at invitational concert

  Four Terry High School students will take part in the Rocky Mountain College Invitational Honors Concert. Samantha Springer, performing alto sax, Courtney Ban, soprano, Elizabeth Lacquement, soprano and Katie Higgins performing soprano are part of a group of 240 high school music students who have been accepted to participate in the two-day event. 

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Town calls for bids on new garbage truck

         Terry Town Council unanimously voted to begin the process of finding a new garbage truck during last week’s special meeting. A call for bids for a new 2009 or 2010 model has been advertised, with several different companies having been contacted throughout the region, including one in Billings, Fargo, N.D. and Spokane, Wash.

The sealed bids will be opened during the regular town council meeting Feb. 9, according to Mayor Ron Kiosse.
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Cowboy poet to perform Friday

         Spending a week at Terry Schools, Cowboy poet and musical performer, TJ Casey is teaching junior high and high school students elements of poetry, western heritage and cowboy culture.
         With such titles as, “The whiskers of a rattlesnake’s chin,” Casey says he offers the titles and styles of poetry to follow. From there the imaginations of students conjure up the words to reflect the nature-themed poems. 

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Old establishment torn down

By Kay Braddock

  Monday afternoon a crew from John Muggli Construction of Miles City began the demolition of a building on Terry’s north end Laundre St. that once served as a popular bar and cafe. The building, currently owned by Farmers Union, had been used as a storage facility in recent years. 

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Buffalo Rapids district II withdraws from board

 By Kay Braddock

        A Dec. 13 letter drafted by Buffalo Rapids district II commissioners and presented to BR district I commissioners during last week’s regular meeting, will disband a 1959 BR Board of Control contract that unified the two districts into one irrigation project.

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Poll

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