Charlene Bouma, of the PMC Wellness Center commented that with the super weather, once again there was a record turn out for the Fry, “409 people were served.”
She went on to add, “As most of you know the PMC Wellness Center’s budget does not support equipment purchases. All funding for new equipment, or replacement of equipment, for the Center, comes form donations and fund-raising, like the Fish Fry.”
Tentatively, with funds from last year and this year, a lower extremity machine may be purchased for the Wellness Center.
Not all expenses are in but gross profit from tickets, donations, 50/50, and raffles sales were $4,148.42.
The majority of the time you can expect 50 percent to go to expenses.
Judy Larson won the $100 Cold Cash prize. She sold 130 tickets. Larson was presented with a chunk of ice, which had a $100 bill in it; the ice chunk was the size of a bread loaf pan. Michelle Ghekiere was presented with a three-month Wellness Center membership certificate for selling 20 tickets.
Kathy Younce was the winner of the 50/50 pot worth $160. Raffle winners were as follows: Robert Hicks-PMC lawn chair, Jazmyn-PMC lawn chair (no last name), Jackie Bonser-PMC back pack cooler, Stacy Aaberg-pedometer, Jack Rowekamp-one month membership to the Wellness Center, Terry McKinley-one month membership to the Wellness Center, Terry McKinley-one month membership to the Wellness Center (this not a typo his name was drawn twice-in-a-row), Ted Kronebusch-three month membership to the Wellness Center, Shirley Sanders-10th Annual Fish Fry T-shirt, Stacy Aaberg-Fish Fry T-shirt, Carol Jones-Fun Run T-shirt, Phyllis Hammermeister- Fun Run T-shirt, Kelci Watterud- Fun Run T-shirt, and Karla Styren- Fun Run T-shirt. The winner of the multi-colored candy fish count was Kerri and Don Miller (tied), with a total of 1,002 candy fish in the jar, they guessed 1,000. The winner of the sweetish fish candy count was Vickie Padilla, guessing 580, with the total of 587 sweetish fish in the jar. Miller and Padilla both win a one-month membership to the Wellness Center for guessing the closest.
Olson is a Montana Fish, Wildlife and Game specialist stationed in Conrad and is one of the many volunteers who are helping to construct the new PSSC building just north of town past the baseball complex.
There will be multiple opportunities for small-bore rifle, air rifle, shotgun and archery enthusiasts, as well as educational and training facilities for 4-H and Montana Hunter Education classes once construction is complete.
Olson is excited to note that the PSSC will have 13 shooting lanes for general archery at distances up to 20 yards, and 10 lanes at up to 30 yards.
All classes of bows will be allowed, except cross bows.
Rules for safe shooting and schedules will be established as archery activities become more organized. “The PSSC will serve as the primary organizational structure for membership,” Olson noted.
Indoor archery for multiple age groups will be offered, hopefully, on Wednesday evenings once the building is up and running.
The Conrad-Brady-Valier area does not have an adult archery league or club at the present, but sports a lot on non-organized recreational archers, Olson said.
Having a specific evening set aside for archery activities will most likely require forming an archery club with formal membership.
Archers will need to supply their own targets, backstops and miscellaneous materials. Onsite storage will be available for supplies and equipment.
There are several groups competing for weeknight time slots at PSSC, so archery folks should be thinking about how they would like to use the facility throughout the year in order to reserve a night, Olson says.
For more information or for those that might be interested informing an archery organization, contact Olson at 271-7033.
Conrad area pastors will join together to offer a worship service on the occasion of Good Friday, the day Christ was crucified. The service will include prayer, the reading of the passion of Christ from the Gospel of Matthew, and the preaching of the Word. Pastor Michael Sculley of Pondera Valley Lutheran Church will give the sermon.
Other ministers participating in the service will be Pastor Charlie Clifton of the Conrad Baptist Church, Pastor Reese VanderVeen of the Conrad Christian Reformed Church, and Rev. Kirk Kestler of First Presbyterian Church.
Brady United Methodist Easter Services
The Brady United Methodist Church will celebrate Maundy Thursday on April 9, at 6 p.m. with a soup supper and service.
Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus gave the new commandment to love one another as he loved us. The service will conclude with communion.
April 12, at 9:15 a.m., we will celebrate Easter and the joy of the resurrection. Everyone is invited to attend these services. Children are always welcome.
First Presbyterian Easter Services
The joy of Easter will be celebrated at First Presbyterian Church in Conrad at an 11:00 a.m. Easter Sunday worship service on April 12.
The choir will present two anthems, Sing We Alleluia and Alive Evermore. Kit and Shannalee Finlayson will present special music. Rev. Kestler’s sermon will be entitled, “It Ain’t Over ‘till It’s Over.”
The community is invited to come and celebrate the joy of the resurrection of our Jesus Christ at First Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Maryland in Conrad.
Conrad Mission Church Easter Services
Conrad Mission Church would like to invite you to attend our Easter Morning Services, this coming April 12th.
We will start with Communion Service at 9 a.m. followed by breakfast at 9:45. The Worship Service will be at 10:45 a.m.
Everyone is welcome to join in this special day. Conrad Mission Church is located at 205 2nd Ave. NW. For more information call 278-3553