COUPON COUPLE — Spanish Club members Dallas VanLuchene and Nikki Linn were putting out discount coupons on certain items at Gary and Leo’s IGA store on Sunday afternoon. The coupons are a fund-raiser for the Spanish Club to help meet expenses for a trip to Spain this summer. For further details, read the article below. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
If you saw some CHS students scurrying around the IGA store on Sunday putting up product coupons on various products, you may have wondered what it was all about.
Spanish Club members senior Nikki Linn, juniors Ciara Bender, Dallas VanLuchene and Shanae Newmiller and sophomore Justine Desjardine are working hard to raise funds for a trip to Spain in June.
The coupons are for Proctor and Gamble items and may be used by the IGA customer or donated back.
NEW TITLE — From the left, Laurie Eisenzimer and Karla Breding work together at the newly named First American Title Company. I-O Photo by Deanna Wakkinen
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
It has been the Pondera County Title Company since 1989 when it was bought by Ramsey and Betty Offerdal but before that it was owned by the Patton family. A company that has been around for nearly 100 years is now under new ownership from a company out of Idaho. First American Title Holding Company is the new owner and the new name for the Conrad branch is First American Title Company.
Currently, the same company also has branches in Shelby and Cut Bank, along with 40 offices in the states of Montana, Idaho and Washington.
Karla Breding, Conrad branch manager, commented that it will be a great fit to have the same company in the area as Shelby because they currently do not do closings in their office. By using the same computer system, the offices can work closely together to help their clients’ needs. She continued by saying it will “get us all connected.”
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.