By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
The 2010 school year has begun and not too far in at all a notice has been sent to elementary students’ parents informing them that head lice have made their way into the school.
Lice are tiny insects that feed off of human blood. There are body and head lice. Head lice tend to be very prevalent in schools because it is also most prevalent in children between the ages of four and 13.
Lice are so prevalent, in fact, that in 1997, 80 percent of elementary schools reported at least one outbreak, making it more common than chicken pox.
Baker noted that she has worked for two attorney generals, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, and that both have endorsed her.
Former Attorney General and Governor Marc Racicot, as well as former Attorney General Joe Mazuerk both strongly support her candidacy.
Baker said that bi-partisan support is especially important since judicial elections in Montana are non-partisan.
GUNS AND GALS — Members of the Guns and Gals trap shooting league shoot at the new trap line at the Sports Shooting Club building. Front to back is Debby Perry of Brady, Rachael Kinamon of Conrad, Roxanne Ochs of Great Falls and Leona Huidekoper of Choteau. Photo for the I-O courtesy of Susan Anderson
The Guns and Gals Trap League ended with a bang Thursday night, after four weeks of shooting at the Pondera Shooting Sports Club in Conrad.
Women came from Conrad, Great Falls, Choteau, Dupuyer and Valier to take part in the event, organized by Diane Boyd of Conrad.
Some of the women had never shot a gun before, but no one left without “breaking a bird.” The league ended with a game called “Custer’s Last Stand” with Leona Huidekoper of Choteau emerging as the winner.
Discussion is already underway for another league next spring, so if you’re interested, watch for details in the I-O.