OH WOW! — Mandy Younce reacts to getting the first perfect score of the evening at the Karaoke finals on Sunday evening. The event raised over $16,000 for the Community Cancer Foundation and was held at Ed’s Tavern. Jessica Klein of Great Falls placed first, Andrea Boehmler second and Cary Combs third. Photo for the I-O courtesy of Carey Monohan
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
The Community Cancer Foundation has tallied over $16,000 for this year’s Karaoke for Cancer competition. Saturday night’s round of finals raked in $13,000 of that.
This year’s tally is nearly double the amount of the previous years’ and the crowd inside of Ed’s Tavern was there as proof to the success of the evening. Bursting at the seams, the tavern was filled with people from all around the area and the guaranteed seating near the stage was sold out.
This year’s winners were Cary Combs of Conrad in third place, she received a $250 gift certificate to RadioShack, Andrea Boehmler of Conrad in second place, she received $500 cash, and Jessica Klein of Great Falls won the $1,000 grand prize.
Currently, the Cancer Foundation is helping 24 area residents going through treatment for cancer.
By Dan Picard, MSU Pondera County Extension Agent
Home owners in Conrad have the usual pesky weeds like dandelions, henbit and black medic, but a few of us have tougher weeds like whitetop in our lawns.
In order to get on top of weeds like whitetop, that start early in the spring, lawn owners need to have a plan and be ready to start their management programs in April and early May when the weeds are still small and easier to control. There are options that include cultural, mechanical and chemical practices. It will usually take a combination of management practices for the best results.
SOGGY DAY – A lone tennis ball sits in a puddle on the CHS courts with the net reflected by the water as the ‘rains came’ on Saturday putting a damper on the Conrad Invitational tourney. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Spring is here, finally, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature to crank up the temperature, bring in some robins and turn the grass green.
Nevertheless, the Cowgirl and Cowboys’ golf team has been able to get some time in on the practice range and on the course at the Pondera Golf Club, even though players aren’t walking around in tee shirts and shorts, just yet.
The numbers may be a little thin, but, “We have lots of talent,” says new coach Todd Truscott.
On the girls’ side the team will be made up of just two players, returning sophomore Tori Fladstol and freshman Kailey Judisch.
Fladstol, last year got a lot of playing time in and played well most of the season.