SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS – Connie Hanson and Shari Richter are opening doors in Conrad for home buyers and sellers. They have also opened the doors of their new business location inside the Pondera Village Shopping Center. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
Working as a team, Connie Hanson and Shari Richter opened their real estate doors in March of 2010. Both are excited to start their second year of business in their new location inside the Pondera Village Shopping Center and next to 3Rivers Communications.
These ladies have a combination of commitment and service to both their buyers and sellers. They are aware of the ever-changing trends in the real estate market and provide their clients with friendly, professional and personalized service. One of these two full time real estate professionals is always available and they welcome evening and weekend calls.
Richter started thinking about real estate as a profession that would allow her to have more flexibility and to help her stay involved with her kids’ activities. Little did she know, it turned out to be all that and more. She commented, “There is nothing like the feeling of bringing a transaction together and getting the satisfaction of handing a buy the keys to their new home.”
HALF STAFF — The American flag flies at half staff in the military section of the Hillside Cemetery on Memorial Day commemorating our fallen heroes. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Cities and towns all across America honored their fallen veterans on Monday, rain or shine, and Conrad was no exception.
A steady rain forced the VFW and American Legion to move their annual ceremonies to the VFW Hall.
Post Commander Brad Huffman gave a short welcome in which he said, “This day is sacred.”
The Rev. Kirk Kestler from the First Presbyterian Church in Conrad presented the opening prayer, during which he asked for a minute of silence for those who gave their lives for democracy.
In March, 2010, the Pondera Extension expanded its services through the addition of nutrition educator, Jackie Berg.
The education position is funded through a federal grant which is administered by MSU Extension in Bozeman.
The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) Buy. Eat. Live. Better is based on healthy behavior changes for individuals with limited resources. The goal of the program is to have individuals choose healthy foods within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA Food Guidance System.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-ED) is an extension of the NEP program. SNAP-ED offers nutrition education classes provided by the local SNAP Educator.