COMMUNITY PROJECT — In case you haven’t noticed, Conrad has two new ‘Welcome to Conrad’ signs. One is just across from the Branding Iron and the other is by the Town Pump. The 4-Leaf Clovers 4-H Club set the poles. From the left in front are Deidre Mecham, Jade and Jenna Rodriguez, Richard Ratzburg, Clint Judisch and Darin Mecham. In the back are DJ Mecham, Clark Judisch and Justin Ratzburg. The Conrad Beautification Project had the signs made with donated funds. The sign was designed and made by Jesse Copenhaver of Cope Graphics. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Conrad Dollars for Scholars is now accepting applications for $19,220 of scholarships they have available for students who have completed at least one year of college. Applicants must have graduated from Conrad High School. By filling out one application, students will be eligible for 39 different scholarships this year.
The awards include the $370 Everett and Helen Elliot Scholarship that will be awarded to a student preparing for a career involving music or business and the $500 Mike and Blanche Moritz Memorial Scholarship that will be awarded to an education major. For those students majoring in an agriculture field of study, there are two awards this year. They include the $260 Marvin and Vivian Cheek Scholarship and the $500 Tom C. McCracken Memorial Scholarship. The $270 McDonald Family Scholarship in memory of Chuck and Delores McDonald is given to a student enrolled at a vocational school.
During the summer, blood donations typically drop off dramatically as donors go on vacation and schools close. But the need for blood never takes a holiday.
The American Red Cross urges people to donate blood or platelets and save lives this summer.
Patients in Montana hospitals served by the Red Cross depend on community blood donations every day.
Every day, the Red Cross collects 50 pints of blood for patients in our local hospitals.
Regular blood donations from people in our communities are critical to our ability to provide a steady and ample supply of blood for those who depend on its life-saving benefits.
Any healthy person age 18 or older and weighing at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate blood. A valid identification is required for all blood donations.
You may make an appointment by calling The American Red Cross at 1-800-REDCROSS. Drop-ins are also welcome.
GETTING SOME AIR — Conrad junior swimmer Nicole Erickson placed third in the 200IM at the Shelby swim meet over the weekend. Here she gets some air while doing the breast stroke segment of the race. Photo for the I-O by Amy Salois
Conrad swimmers turned in a good meet for their first outing of the pool season, taking second place at Shelby over the weekend.
Junior swimmer Hunter Mycke highlighted the meet for Conrad by taking High Point honors, getting three first places.
Mycke swan to first places in the 50 free, 100 free, and 50 fly.
Team scores and places went like this: 1. Shelby 1,094, 2. Conrad 632, 3. Cut Bank 600, 4. Bitterroot 581, 5. Columbia Falls 387, 6. Chester 281, 7. Fairfield 269, 8. Choteau 215, 9. Cut Bank 72, 10. Sunburst 50, and 11. Chinook 18.
Following are the individual results for swimmers in the different divisions: