The Pondera County elections’ office has been issuing absentee ballots for the Nov. 2 General Election at a steady rate.
If you have not received your absentee ballot, please contact the office at 271-4000.
With just a few weeks until the election, the office has issued more than 630 absentee ballots. In the federal elections of 2008, a total of 567 absentee ballots were issued for the primary election and 1,179 were issued for the general election. In the June 2010 primary, Pondera County absentee ballots were sent to 637 voters.
PLACING FOOD — Terrance Kleinsasser and Jacob Gouchenour place food at the local Food Pantry recently as part of a community service project. Photo for the I-O by Carey Monahan
As the number of Montanans going hungry continues to grow in a tough economy, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation seeks to raise a record $2 million this year during its ninth annual fundraising campaign for Montana food banks, including the Pondera Food Pantry in Conrad.
As part of the campaign, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation will match up to $350,000 in contributions to Montana food banks made now through Nov. 30.
That amount is $50,000 more than last year. A record 56 food banks are participating this year.
The commissioners had a light business schedule to address on Wednesday. They approved a task order to the master contract for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Training grant.
The task order will provide the county with funding in the amount of $34,207 for services provided from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31.
Two excavation agreements were approved, one for the New Miami Colony to engage in excavation on and under the Conrad-Dupuyer Road.
The other was requested by 3 Rivers Communications for exaction on and under Robare Lane for the purpose of installing new phone cable and to re-route around a new substation.