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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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Insurance won’t cover school’s legal fees

 

By Kay Braddock
 
Legal fees accumulated by Terry Schools in response to an unfair labor practice charge are not covered by the school’s insurance.  
During a 20-minute insurance policy coverage presentation at the Oct. 26 school board meeting, insurance agent Dale Hellman explained the difference between a lawsuit and an unfair labor charge.
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BR employee benefits addressed

 By Kay Braddock

 
 
Buffalo Rapids member-at-large commissioner Ric Holden presented a detailed “snapshot picture” of employee wages and benefits at the irrigation project’s annual meeting in Glendive.
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Water rates, finances covered at BR annual meeting

 By Jamie Ausk-Crisafulli
Yellowstone Newspapers

        Buffalo Rapids Irrigation Project water users attended the BR Board of Control annual meeting Nov. 3 to hear what board members had to report concerning the financial state of the irrigation project and what was in store for the future of Buffalo Rapids.

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