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Youth to celebrate 4-H week Oct 4-10

By Sharla Sackman     
        

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Buffalo Rapids board prepares for unionization of employees

 By Kay Braddock

 
After receiving notification that Buffalo Rapids Irrigation Project employees intended to unionize, Buffalo Rapids Board of Control met Monday evening to discuss the matter. 
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Vaccinations for H1N1 to be held end of October

By Kay Braddock 

        With Prairie County’s Flu Vaccination Clinic completed last week, a month ahead of it’s typical time frame, county health officials are now gearing up for the vaccination of those in the high risk group for the H1N1 virus.

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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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Poll

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