Submitted to the I-O by Wayne Reynolds
The Conrad High School Speech and Drama team was on the road to Cut Bank Invitational tournament this past weekend, competing against 13 other teams from Class A, B and C schools. Of the Class B teams participating, our Conrad team did very well. Conrad was awarded first place in drama sweeps and second place in the speech and debate sweeps.
Individual and team awards were as follows: Erin Awtry and DJ Mecham received first place in Classical Duo; Cassie Robertson placed fourth in Humorous Solo; Chris Jensen and Ray Hough placed eighth in Humorous Duo; Lynne Spears placed tenth in Humorous Oral Interpretation; thirteenth place went to Amy Bailey in Humorous Oral Interpretation; third place in policy debate went to Megan Coffelt and Rachel Lamb; Devon Cox was awarded third place in Policy Debate.
Conrad will be hosting the Conrad Invitational this coming Saturday. Class A, B and C schools will be attending from as far away as Havre and Lewistown. The events will be held in both the high school and Meadowlark Elementary schools. Drama and debate events will be at the high school and speech events will be at Meadowlark. All final competitions will be at the high school. Competition begins at 9 a.m. on Nov. 20.
FIRST DEER — Cooper Dailey, 12 years old, completed a Hunter Safety course and while hunting with his grandfather Dick Dailey, west of Dupuyer near Swift Dam, brought down his first deer, a nice 5x5 mulie. He used a Savage .270 rifle and one shot from 100 yards. An uncle, Bob Dailey and a cousin, Bo Dailey were part of the hunting party. For the I-O courtesy of the Cooper family
By Bruce Auchly, Region 4 PIO
It’s that time of year when hunting talk centers around antlers or “horns.”
It happens throughout the fall, but in spades during Montana’s five-week deer and elk general season. Probably because there are so many people afield now: about 240,000 gun hunters versus maybe 40,000 archers back in September at the peak of archery season.
Also, everyone, it seems, wants a trophy rack to hang on the wall at sometime in his, or her, life. Even many meat hunters profess a desire for one big bull elk or buck deer before they head to the happy hunting grounds in the sky.
Maybe that yearning explains why there are misperceptions about what it takes to grow antlers and why not every deer and elk that reaches maturity will sport massive headgear.
FIRST DAY TO RETIREMENT — Dr. John Taylor stands by his sign on his first day of work 38 years ago and poses the same way just before retirement. Original photograph courtesy of Marianne Taylor – Current photograph by Barb Endler
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
Dr. John Taylor made his appearance in our community on July 5, 1972 as a young optometrist looking to start a general practice.
Taylor was born to Elrod and Ruby Taylor of Cut Bank and he continued his education there until his departure to Montana State University in Missoula for Pre-med. He finished as a Doctor of Optometry in 1967 from Pacific University.
He began working in Choteau with Dr. J.R. Crabtree but soon joined the U.S. Army as a captain in 1968. Taylor was stationed in Fort Sill, Okla., and then he was sent to Vietnam to be chief of the eye service for the First Air Cavalry.
After one year he was assigned to Brooke General Hospital in San Antonio, Texas as assistant chief of the optometry section.