PIN COMING — Lucas Schultz, 189, comes to win this match by a pin-fall in the time of 2:01 over Nick Jackson from Billings West. The action took place at the Holiday Classic in Great Falls over the weekend. I-O Photo by Colleen Moritz
The Cowboy matmen were represented well at the annual CMR Holiday Classic tournament in Great Falls over the weekend.
This is the next biggest tournament except for the state meet in Billings with 40 teams from all the school classes hitting the mats.
When the dust settled on Friday, Conrad was sitting in 20th place with 51 points, right in the middle of the action.
HARD AT WORK — Jesse Copenhaver, owner of Cope Graphics, works intently on a sign for Creative Addictions. I-O Photo by Barb Endler
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
The rumors have it that Cope Graphics is no more, but Jesse Copenhaver, owner, begs to differ.
With his newer Main St. location between The N’ Thing and Wells Fargo, it’s hard to miss him.
Copenhaver stays busy with his business services, including cards, signs, banners and magnets. Don’t forget that if you have a new business, he can also create a one-of-a-kind logo. He comments, “There isn’t much we don’t do.”
The Holiday’s bring a great opportunity to businesses with combo deals on banners and other essentials, Copenhaver suggests stopping by for your chance to save.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Almost two years to the date of having union representation at the Pondera Medical Center (PMC), it has become a thing of the past.
On June 26, 2008 in a close vote of 28-26, for the first time, a portion of the Pondera Medical Center was going to be represented by a union. In part it affected certified nursing assistants (CNAs), housekeepers, cooks, laundry aide’s, janitors and ward clerks.
Mark Jones, who was the Director of Operations at the time, now the CEO, commented, “This was our first union contract and we had many items to discuss and agree to. It was going to be a time consuming process.”
He noted that the hospital expended over $100,000 in legal fees, “That’s a lot of money and didn’t include salaries for meetings and negotiations.”