By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
Conrad schools will be welcoming a new organization to their ranks, the Parent Teacher Association, or PTA. PTA is a national and state organization that can be set up around any school system and is open to all in the community. Even kids are invited to join and participate. Every person who joins a local PTA automatically becomes a member of both the state and national PTAs.
The PTA works as an open forum between teachers, parents and the community to bridge communication and funding gaps. Each person who wishes to join, pays a yearly fee. Five dollars of this fee is then sent to the National PTA and the rest is pooled to fund events and classroom needs. The PTA helps to organize volunteers for the classroom and events.
This program is only set up for Justice Court at this time. County, GVW, Montana Highway Patrol, Fish, Wildlife and Game and livestock tickets may all be paid through this service.
To complete payments online go to the CitePayUSA, choose Montana as your state and Pondera County. On the next page you will be able to enter your citation number and your date of birth. Following that you choose what you want to pay and there will be a five percent transaction fee added. You will need to say yes to bond forfeiture.
Conrad City Court and Pondera County District Court are not on this system. If you have payments for these courts, this program may not be used.
If you have any questions, call Lori Kaphammer or Justice of the Peace Audrey Brown at 271-4030.
What is a rodeo without a Queen?
The Conrad Lions Club 71st annual Whoop-Up Trail Days Celebration has four Conrad High School seniors working to be the rodeo Queen.
The Pondera Tavern association sponsors the program in which the girls sell tickets and you could win two $250 prizes at the Rodeo, June 4-5.
The proceeds fund scholarships for all of the candidates as well as the DUI Taskforce’s Ride Home Safe program.
The four candidates this year include Courtney Anderson, Lexianna Arellano, Kelli Fagan and Amanda Lee.
This year the announcement and crowning of the Queen will take place between the shows of The Singing Sons of Beaches on June 2 at the Orpheum Theater/Wiegand Auditorium.