By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Council members had a full plate of issues and items to deal with at their regular Tuesday night meeting.
A small group representing the Brady Water District was on hand to discuss their current water issues and sale of water from Conrad to Brady.
They told the council, “We’re in a very tight spot and need to know that Conrad stands behind us,” Laurie Campbell said.
The district wanted a commitment letter from the city and also would like to see if efforts to approve this could be doubled.
They also wanted the city to write a letter to the DNRC requesting a meeting.
Mayor Wendy Judisch told them, “I have to tell you it’s very frustrating.” The city and the Regional Port Authority are not in the loop. Water discussions are at higher levels, said Cheryl Curry from the Port Authority.
Judisch said, “We’ll continue to move along, we will get this done.” The mayor said two letters would be written for the Brady Water district.
In a segment for public comment (no action), the I-O asked what, if any action the city was going to take on comments made by Police Office Jason Korst concerning the business community being crooks and employees spitting in food at local restaurants (see last week’s I-O letter to the editor).
SLOGAN WINNERS — Riley Larson and Jette Pruttis showoff equipment bags filled with various goodies they won in the county health departments’ annual tobacco free slogan contest. Larson won first place and Pruttis was the runner up. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
The Pondera County Health Department (PCHD) is pleased to announce its second Annual Tobacco Free Slogan Contest. Teaming up with Little League Baseball and Softball, the program calls on players ages 8-14 to create a ten-word phrase describing the dangers of spit tobacco.
Chew. Snuff. Spit. Dip. These are all examples of smokeless tobacco products. Smokeless tobacco is not harmless tobacco, and is not a safe alternative to smoking.
Each year, anywhere from 10 to 16 million Americans put their health at risk by using spit tobacco products.
Tobacco use is linked to cancers of the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, stomach and pancreas. Smokeless tobacco products are highly addictive, and youth are at particular risk for nicotine addiction.
VFW MARIGOLD YELLOW RIBBON — A salute to our troops from the Conrad Garden Club. Flowers were planted at the VFW by Garden Club President, Tracey Peterman and her husband Dale. I-O Photo by Pat Lee
By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
On June 14 another Flag Day will be upon us. While we all understand that Flag Day is a celebration of the “Stars and Stripes”, what escapes some of us is when it was started and why?