MEDIA HONORED — From the left, Pat Lee, publisher of the I-O, Hailey Thompson of the Valierian and Ann James of KSEN radio were honored and recognized for their support of 4-H Clubs and their programs at an Achievement Award banquet in Valier on Sunday. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
The county 4-H Clubs held their annual Achievement Day awards program on Sunday in Valier.
Opening the program, Amber Stenson made a special community support recognition presentation to the local media, which she noted, “Have been very good to 4-H over the years and without their support, we would have a very tough time getting the word out about opportunities in 4-H, fundraisers, service projects or any of the other things we need to publicize to the public.”
She went on to add, “Our area newspapers and radio are huge supporters of this program, and without them, our 4-H clubs would not be as successful as they are.”
With that, Pat Lee, publisher of The Independent-Observer in Conrad, Hailey Thompson of The Valerian, and Ann James of KSEN Radio in Shelby were presented with special plaques.
COMMUNITY SERVICE — Robert Skorupa, John Bergstrom, Scott Johnson, Gerald Vandenacre, Jerald Bruner and Brad Bruner banded together to do a nice community service project. Alice Garman’s residence was in need of a roof replacement. The crew got together and put on a new roof, but wasn’t looking for any recognition. They get a little anyway. Nice job guys. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Deanna Wakkinen, I-O Reporter
A quiet family, with an equally modest father, had their world turned upside down this summer with the news of a malignant brain tumor roughly the size of a tennis ball.
Roy and Judy Lamb, of Conrad, have been married for 22 years and counting and have three children. By all means, they are an average family with a lot of love and faith in each other. All of this was to be tested on June 23 when they were able to trick Roy into going to Great Falls Benefis hospital to review his suspicious behavior and his steadily declining mannerism.
An MRI, magnetic resonance imaging – primarily a noninvasive medical imaging technique used in radiology to visualize detailed internal structure and limited function of the body, was used to scan Roy and within the few minutes following, a mass was discovered on his brain.
School Bus Safety Week is a special time to remind everyone how important it is to follow safe practices around school buses so drivers can get riders to and from school safely.
Here are some tips to follow:
Messages for students: Never cross close to the front or back of the bus; make sure the driver can see you.
Never pick up anything you drop close to or under the bus; ask the driver what to do. Never run after a bus or bang on the side; you could slip and fall under the bus.