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Range tour planned for Sept 29-30

Prairie County ranchers are invited to attend the annual Prairie County Range Tour, September 29-30. This year’s tour will be held in conjunction with the 2009 Society for Range Management Northern Great Plains Fall Section Meeting. 
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Preparations made for mayoral and council elections

         With the town election date of Nov. 3 steadily approaching Prairie County Clerk and Recorder and Election Administrator Toni Kalfell reminds voters within Terry’s town limits that voter registration is available through election day. Voters need only stop by the courthouse to complete the needed paperwork.

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Union reps attend meeting

        William Lingerfelt and Alan Ekblad, representatives of the International Union of Operating Engineers attended the Wednesday evening Buffalo Rapids meeting. At the conclusion of the meeting, they noted  a strong majority of BR employees want representation.
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Tense meetings lead Buffalo Rapids to consider mediator

By Kay Braddock

 
Buffalo Rapids Irrigation Project may be on the look out for a new employee.  But this time rather than a ditch rider or mechanic, the irrigation district, responsible for providing irrigated water pumped from the Yellowstone River to nearly 23,000 acres of area land, isn’t seeking either. Instead members of the BR Board of Control say they’re in need of an arbitrator. 
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Author’s book signing set for next week

 Barbara Richard, author of “Dancing on His Grave,” its sequel, “Walking Wounded,” and the final title, just released, called “Chasing Ghosts” will be at Prairie Unique Thursday, Sept. 24 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The story segment in the first two books is set in eastern Montana during and after the Great Depression, covering the years 1930 through 1955. It is the story of Richard’s family, including five girls and their mother, who survived an abusive father.
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Volunteers respond to fire west of Terry

        A blaze that began near the Powder River Road exit, about seven miles west of Terry near Interstate 94, consumed approximately 50 acres of land, according to Prairie County Sheriff Bill Klunder.

“It’s believed to have been started by something thrown from a vehicle at the off ramp,” Klunder said, noting glass bottles and other debris were found near the exit used as a connecter between the Interstate and Old Highway 10.
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New library aide plans activities

 With another season of the Prairie County Library’s Little Owls Reading Program set to begin next week, newly hired library aide Kelly Ruddat is gearing up for what she anticipates to be another fun year for toddlers. The reading program, geared for children 2-years-old and older, will begin Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. 

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Magnetic jewelry: A healing art enjoyed

 By Kay Braddock

 
For Jim and Sandy Ross summer and fall seasons have come to signify a time of more than the typical leisurely pursuits. The couple, who returned to Terry in 1996, began making and selling magnetic jewelry about eight years ago. Although they continue to enjoy traveling and visiting friends, they now say much of those activities are centered around their jewelry making hobby.
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Roads, cattle guards, grants top recent agenda

 
Prairie County Commissioners met with the county’s newly appointed road right-of-ways project manager Gary Pfiefle this week during a regular commission meeting. 
Pfiefle, who began working on the easement project earlier this year, reported 18 signed easements for roads crossing private lands were returned by Prairie County landowners - legally establishing county right-of-ways on those roads. 
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Fallon readies for annual harvest celebration

 By Kay Braddock

 
Preparations for Fallon’s popular harvest festival are underway and with the cooperation of weather conditions organizers are anticipating another breakout year. 
Last year’s crowd drew in over 600 people for lunch and 300 for supper, according to organizer Delite Dukart, calling the turnout “absolutely unreal.”
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