Time is fast running out for teens to register before the June 30 deadline for the biggest public art contest in Montana, Paint the State.
The contest is open to teens 13-18. Teens can enter individually or as the leader of a team.
To be eligible, each entry must be an original work of art, be displayed publicly, and have a strong anti-Meth message.
This may include the “Meth: Not Even Once” logo, tagline.
NICE RIDE — Calvin Ophus had rides of 65-76 to place second in the high school championships and qualify for the Montana High School rodeo team. He will be going to Wyoming in July for the National High School Finals Rodeo. Photo courtesy of Vickie Ophus
The MHSRF (Montana High School Rodeo Finals) were held in Bozeman June 10-13.
Our local competitors made a good showing in the rodeo. Allison Bruner, Calvin Ophus, Malia VandenBos, Rye O’Neil and Will Shirley represented Pondera County.
The wet and cold weather made conditions less than favorable but as the saying goes, “the show must go on”.
Bruner competed in barrels and pole bending. She had times of 20.01 and 21.02 in barrels while in pole bending she had a no time for crossing the line and then a 30.95 due to a fallen pole.
Ophus rode bareback and scored 65 on his first ride, 76 on his second winning the round.
The awards include the $360 Everett and Helen Elliot Scholarship that will be awarded to a student preparing for a career involving music or business and the $500 Mike and Blanche Moritz Memorial Scholarship that will be awarded to an education major.