THE GUARDIAN — Frosty the Snowman, complete with a carrot for his nose is standing watch over presents under a lighted tree at the Howard and Renae Bouma place on the 400 block of S. Kansas. I-O photo by Buck Traxler
At their Wednesday business meeting the commissioners had a full slate of abatements, contracts and agreements to decide on.
There were 10 abatements from protested settlements with Qwest and one publically owned parcel that was not taxable, totaling $37,350.40, which passed on a 3-0 vote.
The contract for Pheasant Run Builders of Great Falls for $65,000 was approved. They will be installing windows in the Community Center that is being remodeled. Funding for the project will come from a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Energy Grant.
The last of a shipment of 1,434 animals - including cows, bulls, plus five Quarter Horses - were shipped to the Stevenson Sputnik Ranch in Russia.
Darrell Stevenson of Hobson and Jack Holden of Valier, contracted the cattle sale earlier this year. To fill the large order, Stevenson selected the Angus genetics from his family’s herds of Stevenson Angus Ranch, Stevenson’s Diamond Dot Ranch and R&S Angus Ranch all from Hobson.
Also included in the sale is a herd of registered Hereford cattle, supplied by Holden Herefords in Valier.
GOES LIKE THIS — 4-H air rifle leader Jack Judisch helps Drew Drishinski adjust his gun during a shooting sports session at the Pondera Shooting Sports Complex. In addition to instruction, Judisch and his wife Barb, organize the air gun portion of the Pondera Shooting Sports program, with assistance from several other certified leaders, other volunteers and the Pondera Extension Office. Photo Courtesy of MSU – Pondera County Extension
The 4-H Shooting Sports season began the last week in November and shooters are now well on their way into the season that will run through the beginning of March.
Youth, age 9 to 18, shoot air pistol, air rifle and archery at the Pondera Shooting Sports Complex on Mondays and Tuesdays each week.
Each week, participants focus on improving their technical skills, practicing good safety and learning more about their discipline through instruction and 4-H curriculum.