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Incumbents file for county offices

        All but one of the seven incumbents up for re-election have filed with the Prairie County clerk and recorder’s office - the first step required for candidates seeking office in the Nov. 2 election.

Incumbents who have filed are: Sheriff Bill Klunder, Rebecca Convery, county attorney, Deanna Bockness, district 2 commissioner, Jamie Smith, treasurer, Kathy Henry, Justice of the Peace and Dale Hellman, coroner.
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Letter campaign proposed to prevent highway closure

By Kay Braddock 

          From emergency services and mail deliveries to work-related traffic, the closure of secondary highway 253 is expected to be inconvenient. It’s also likely to affect many local businesses that rely on the customer base drawn from the newly completely paved highway.

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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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