DEVASTATION IN HAITI — Conrad resident Mark Bergstrom took this photo on his relief trip to Haiti as part of Project 81. The picture was taken in the Delmas district in Port-au Prince and shows just some of the devastation that occurred during the Jan. 12 earthquake. Photo Courtesy of Mark Bergstrom
Special for the I-O by Mark Bergstrom
I recently returned from a relief aid trip to Haiti. I traveled to the disaster stricken country with Project 81, a humanitarian non-profit organization co-founded by my college roommate, Clay Nylund, a Cascade native. The other founders being his sister, Annie Brown, and her husband Jared Brown.
In the past six months I have become closely involved with the organization and visited Haiti for the first time back in September.
The objective of the organization is simple: To help provide the people of Haiti with the means and resources to meet their most basic needs, thus enabling them to reach a higher potential and break out of the poverty trap that envelopes them.
STATE MEET PLACERS — From the left, Johnny Schlosser (145), placed second at the state wrestling meet in Billings. Placing first for the second time is Luke Schlosser (105) and Kyle Judisch (112) who took fourth. I-O Photo by Colleen Moritz
The Cowboy wrestlers placed three matmen at the state tournament in Billings and placed ninth overall.
Sophomore Luke Schlosser, wrestling at 105 points defended his title at the state meet and set himself up for possibly being the only Cowboy to win four state championships.
The Cowboys have a number of wrestlers who have won three titles, but Schlosser could be the first to go 4-0.
Llew Jones (R), born 1962, has filed as a candidate for Senate District 14.
The current Senator, Jerry Black, whose term ends in 2010, endorses Jones for this position and will serve as the Treasurer for Jones’s campaign.
He is not new to public service, currently is serving his third term in the Montana House of Representatives where he was elected as Republican WHIP in the 2009 session He is also the Chairman of the Legislative Finance Committee.
In addition, Jones spent six years as Alderman for the City of Conrad, served as Director and President for the Chamber of Commerce, is a founding member of the Pondera Port Authority, serves on the Board of Directors for Sweetgrass Development, and is currently one of the founding members and President of the Coalition for Common Sense Use.