WINTER TIME STILL – A leaking water faucet has created a mini-ice fountain showing it is still winter, at least for a couple of more weeks. March 20 is the first official day of spring. It can’t get here soon enough! I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Pondera County Health Nurse, Cynthia Grubb, RN CLC was on hand at the commissioner’s meeting on Wednesday morning.
She informed them that the flu has now hit the county. The flu is a contagious infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by the influenza virus.
The most common way to catch the flu is by breathing in the droplets from a cough or a sneeze.
Less often, but also another way to pick up the flu is when you touch a surface, such as a faucet or phone that has the virus on it and then you touch your own mouth, nose, or eyes.
Some common symptoms of the flu include body aches, chills, dizziness, flushed face, headaches, and lack of energy, nausea and vomiting.
“If you have to sneeze, cover it up and wash your hands often,” she noted. It’s not too late to get a flu shot, although the protection is not instant, it takes a day or two to become effective.
SING YOUR HEART OUT — Heather Peterson performs first at the third annual Karaoke for Cancer competition at Ed’s Tavern on March 5. Peterson finished off the night in third place and will move on to the final competition in April. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
The Conrad Cancer Foundation is well underway with its third annual Karaoke for Cancer competition and went through its third week of qualifiers on March 5.
Steve Munk, Barbie Killion and Mitch Hauer were the three judges of the karaoke contenders and they were enlightened by the first two contestants who both earned a few tens.
Up first was Heather Peterson and Killion commented, “You were right on! You obviously did OK cause I gave you a 10.” Peterson must have done a great job, she landed in third place for the night.
THE SCHOOL PLAYERS – Cast of the high school play, Chickenheart, from the left includes Ray Hough, D.J. Mecham, Jake Bender, Kira Mills, Megan Coffelt, Alexis Samsal, Erin Awtrey, Saowaporn Worasinthop and Lynne Spears. The play will be performed in the new high school auditorium March 17, 18, 19 at 7 p.m. with free admission. Photo courtesy of Beth Ann Bolmeier
Conrad drama students are in rehearsal for the first major production in the new auditorium.
“Everyone is especially excited about performing in this gorgeous facility,” says Beth Ann Bolmeier, who is directing the play.
Chickenheart is a play set in an aging abbey during medieval times.
Lady Emma Chalfont, played by Afton Mielke is pursued by the unscrupulous Sir Cutbert Cleever, played by D. J. Mecham. She takes refuge in the Abbey of the Little Sisters of Saint Meade.