HERE’S YOUR SIGN — Gabby Beaman, on the left, and Jozzlin Jansen hold the sign that is in the front window of The Independent-Observer letting everyone know that The I-O will be closed on Friday at noon for the Memorial Day holiday. The crew will be back to work on Tuesday. Due to the holiday, The I-O will be mailed on Thursday instead of its normal Wednesday time. We hope that everyone has a safe holiday and we’ll see you next week! I-O Photo by Barb Endler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
It can take anyone, it is not just an old person’s ailment.
The day after Christmas in 2004, the nation was shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Reggie White.
He was only 43 years old at the time and was a Hall of Fame defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers.
White was a two time Defensive Player of the Year and for 13 straight years had been named to the football All Star team.
When he retired from play in 2000, he held the record for quarterback sacks with 198.
For almost any community function that goes on in Conrad, you will find that the local Lions Club, is most likely involved, if even just in the background.
The “Club” is made up of diverse members from the Conrad, Brady and Valier areas and is an affiliate of and governed by the International Association of Lions Clubs.
Tom Ophus, the Club secretary explains; “We are involved in efforts world-wide to help provide humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.”
Most of these efforts are directed toward helping those with sight and hearing problems.
RINGLING FIVE — OK, it’s actually seven in the band, but they are still called the Ringling 5. They will be the lead-in show for the Whoop-Up weekend at the Orpheum Theatre-Wiegand Auditorium for two performances on June 3. Courtesy Photo
The Ringling Five renowned singing, jokin’ fun-lovin’ ranchers from the Wilsal and Shield Valley will perform again at the Orpheum Theatre/Wiegand Auditorium in June.
Sponsored by the Pondera Arts Council (PAC), Larry Lovely and his Baby Boomer Cowboys will bring their unique blend of cowboys’ music, jokes and stories to Conrad on June 3 for two shows at 6-8 p.m.
Lovely, Don Siefert, Chuck Dallas, Don Oberquell, Ron, Les, and Ken Arthum have performed as the Ringling Five all over the U.S.