It was purchased with the funds raised from the PMC golf tournament earlier this summer, chaired by Janette VanLuchene.
The new piece of equipment is called a Pigg-O-Stat and is used for immobilizing and positioning patients from infants to 3-1/2 years of age for radiographic and other medical examinations.
The Pigg-O-Stat provides better quality X-rays with more precise positioning and reduced patient motion.
The reduction in patient motion greatly reduces the amount of X-ray retakes resulting in less radiation to the patient and parents.
The PMC golf tournament is held yearly. The proceeds from the tournament are used to purchase equipment for patient care at the facility that would otherwise not be able to be made.
The summer season is fast winding down and the last big tournament for the Pondera Golf Club is right around the corner.
Golfers will blast off the tee boxes on Aug. 28 at the PGC in the annual Todd Johnson Memorial tourney beginning at 9 a.m.
The two-person scramble event will have teams playing 27 holes. The tournament is limited to 45 teams.
Over the years this tournament has become a golfer’s favorite and almost a reunion, if you will, as it draws former graduates from outside the area to come back and tee it up one more time for the “TJ” as it has become to be known.
The entry fee is still only $35 per player.
For this, you get to play 27 holes of golf and chomp down on a pretty good dinner after. There is also a deuce pot to enter and a bunch of cool prizes to be given away.
DEAD ASH — This dead Ash tree is just one of many that are around town which may be resurrected by culturing ‘stump sprouts.’ I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Special to the I-O by Peter Kolb, MSU Extension Forestry Specialist
A lot of green ash trees were severely frozen back during last fall’s unusual cold spell.
Some people are removing these trees, roots and all and replanting green ash, all at an enormous cost.
Another potential way of dealing with this issue is by culturing “stump sprouts.”
Green ash is a commonly planted urban and yard shade tree in Montana. It grows relatively fast, is easy to produce in nurseries making it less expensive than some other shade trees and is relatively tolerant of poor soils, drought, insects, disease and cold.