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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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Terry hospital hires physician assistant

 From the Glendive Medical Center

        Glendive Medical Center announces the hiring of Larry Masterson, PA-C for the Prairie Community Hospital in Terry.  

Masterson began work at PCH last week, and joins Chip Mintz, PA-C in caring for patients in Terry.
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Council weighs in on garbage truck options

 By Kay Braddock

        Discussions regarding the condition of the town’s current garbage truck have been addressed at recent Terry Town Council meetings, including last week’s regular meeting. As the truck’s condition continues to worsen, the council is once again preparing to tackle the issue during a special meeting Wed., Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

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Gathering listens to details on bridge project

 By Kay Braddock

       About 35 county residents gathered to address concerns regarding a proposed bridge rehabilitation project set to occur on the bridge crossing the Yellowstone River north of Terry. The project, which is expected to be completed by 2012, would likely require some road closure, according to Montana Department of Transportation district administrator Ray Mengel.

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Extension winter series will be Jan. 28

  The Prairie County Extension Service will host its annual MSU Extension Winter Series on Thursday, Jan. 28. The Winter Series offers an expanded agenda that includes a variety of agricultural presentations and other special interest topics to satisfy the interests of both men and women.  A supper sponsored by the Prairie County Chamber of Commerce will also be offered as a part of the program.

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BR district II water users vote on split

 By Kay Braddock

        Buffalo Rapids district II commissioners met Monday afternoon to discuss whether the irrigation project, divided into two districts, should go their separate ways.

District II commissioner Barry Rakes suggested the idea at an earlier meeting, which met with some favorable and other not-so favorable responses. 
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Longtime mayor reflects on years

By Kay Braddock 

        Mayor Marvin Varner presided over his final town council meeting last month, ending a 26-year career as Terry’s mayor. 

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