By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Amanda Younce, a 33-year-old Democrat, is stepping into the political arena for the first time in the race for county commissioner.
Younce is originally from Chattanooga, Tenn. She is married to Cale Younce and the couple has an eight-year-old son.
She graduated from high school in Chattanooga and is currently enrolled in a distance learning course with the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy, Inc. out of Encinitas, Calif., to fulfill HER Holistic Health Practitioner’s certification.
Younce is a tax season receptionist with Sharon Eisenberg, CPA, does bookkeeping for Dry Fork Construction, is an avid crafter with an on-line Etsy Shop in the works and is a homemaker.
The Pondera Shooting Sports Club (PSSC) would like to respond to the April 15 article in The I-O “Shooting Sports Club ‘strapped for cash.’ “
Although it is true that we are exploring options to save money for the club by possibly running liability insurance under the umbrella of the county, the PSSC is by no stretch of the imagination strapped for cash.
In the past two years we have built a $600,000 facility with only $26,000 remaining debt. Not many businesses or organizations can build a new facility and carry over less than five percent of the total value as debt.
In addition to this noteworthy capital accrued in two years’ time the PSSC has a thriving membership which has more than doubled since 2009. There is regular income-generating activity at the PSSC including fund-raisers, meetings, shooting tournaments, room-rental, bow hunters, small bore rifle and trap shooting.
IN THERE — Kasey Brownell slides into third base with a triple in play against Colstrip on Friday morning at the Conrad Invitational tournament. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
The Cowgirl nine went 2-2 at their own invitational tournament over the weekend.
Team from Colstrip, Cut Bank, Shepherd, Shelby, Poplar, Sunburst, Simms, Glasgow, Columbus and Huntley Project filled the dugouts with players.
Conrad and Colstrip opened the tourney Friday morning and home girls were gracious and spotted the visitors an early 5-1 lead.
However the hits began to fall in for the Cowgirls and they chipped away at the lead and eventually came out a 9-5 winner.