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Prairie County’s draft proposal of cattle guard policy

        Landowners are required to petition the Board of Prairie County Commissioners for permission to establish new locations for cattle guards on Prairie County roads.

It is the responsibility of the landowner to purchase all of the necessary materials including the concrete foundations (stringers) needed for the construction of the new cattle guards at the new locations.
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Gathering addresses road issues

 By Kay Braddock

       Prairie County residents filled the courthouse meeting room last week to discuss county road issues. Initial discussions led with the county’s current road easement program and updated cattle guard maintenance policy.

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Trip to state adds finishing touch to sisters’ coach-player camaraderie

  By Kay Braddock    

       Five years ago the Terry High School volleyball team ended their season in a familiar fashion. As a sophomore player for the team in 2004, it’s a memory 20-year-old head coach Jasmine Freiboth recently shared with her players before this year’s trip to the All-Class State Tournament in Bozeman.

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Accreditation program to benefit county health department

  The Prairie County Health Department was recently accepted into a pilot program for public health accreditation by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services along with seven other counties.   Despite the important role public health departments play in communities, a national system for insuring accountability and quality hasn’t been established – until now.

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Fallon veteran honored

      Fallon Veteran Dennis Hjorth was honored during last week’s Veterans Day celebration. Hjorth, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, saw some of the fiercest fighting of the war, including a 36-day battle on the island of Iwo Jima, where he was wounded.  Honors, presented to Hjorth by fellow retired Marine Charles Deisher, included a U.S. flag that was raised and lowered from the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia and a plaque with a Certificate of Flag Presentation.

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Buffalo Rapids considers splitting project

 By Kay Braddock

 
Following a year of contentious debates between district I and district II commissioners, the Buffalo Rapids Board of Control is now contemplating splitting the irrigation project. The idea, presented at last week’s monthly meeting by district II president Barry Rakes, came with no formal process on how to go about the split. 
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BR employee addresses board on figures presented

 By Kay Braddock

 
Buffalo Rapids machinist Strad Benjamin questioned wage and benefit figures presented at the BR annual meeting held earlier this month.
“I really kind of take offense at this,” Benjamin said of the handouts given to those who attended the annual meeting in Glendive. 
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Community Thanksgiving meal offers festive flare and home-style menu

  Organizers of the community Thanksgiving meal are anticipating another good turn out for their annual buffet meal and with 62 people already signed up to attend, they may just have their expectations fulfilled.

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Downtown readies to ring in holiday spirit

  With the holiday season drawing near, downtown Terry businesses are gearing up for the popular Terrific Tuesday events. Familiar and new activities have been planned for this year’s Tuesday night festive affairs.

Participating businesses will be open until 7 p.m. each Tuesday in December through Christmas. 
Terrific Tuesday events include:
 
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Research seeks information on eastern Montana military women

 By Amanda Breitbach-Ragsdale
Yellowstone Newspapers

        The Miles City Women's Club has been collecting the names, photos and stories of women from eastern Montana who have served in the armed forces for over a year.

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