By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Howard Bouma of Northern Montana Insurance Services, Conrad, was the featured speaker at the monthly Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday at the Coaches Corner.
Before Bouma took the floor, Conrad Mayor John Shevlin gave a quick report on the city.
He touched on the recent vandalism case in the bathroom at the ball fields and asked people to, “Keep your eyes open and if you see anything suspicious, contact the police department.”
The mayor said that the waste water treatment plant has been on line for a little over a month and is doing well.
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.