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.
HAPPY HAPPY — The Cowgirl team jumps for joy after winning a game against Colstrip and move on to the state tourney in Billings. Photo courtesy of Tom Fagan
Conrad was in Shepherd for the Northern B/C softball tournament over the weekend.
They dug themselves a hole early on losing to Colstrip in a game ended by the mercy rule, 19-7.
Early on the team was down 5-0 but came back with three runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth to trail 8-5.
However, Colstrip, a team the Cowgirls owned during the regular season, exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the fifth and the contest was called.