Bert Rigby was born and raised in Conrad.He grew up working on the family farm east of town. After graduating from Conrad High School, he eagerly joined the U.S. Navy because as he puts it, “I wanted to see the world.”
Among the exotic locales he was able to visit were Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines.
Having served his country honorably, Bert came back home in ’72 to work on the farm. However, his desire to continue in the service led him to re-enlist in the Naval Reserves, retiring with 20 years of service. “Looking back on my years in the military, they were some of the most beneficial and best times of my life.”
The personal injury law firm of Hoyt and Blewett PLLC in Great Falls, which has sponsored the “Tournament of Champions” All Star Wrestling Tournament for the last five years, has been forced to cancel the tournament due to a lack of participation.
The single elimination tournament, whose purpose was to promote the sport of wrestling and crown a true state champion at each weight class, took place in Great Falls the last five years, one week after the State Wrestling Tournament.
Hoyt and Blewett sponsored the event and also provided free lodging for coaches and wrestlers as well as compensation for gas mileage.
Submitted by Lori Pocock-Fletcher
The Pondera Medical Center Health Fair and Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Oct. 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 416 S. Kansas St. There is no charge to attend the Health Fair. This is a free event.
A major feature of the Health Fair will, again, be the blood screening and PSA tests. You can have this done for $45 each or $90 for the panel and PSA screens. Pricing for lab draws will be effective and available at PMC throughout the week. Flu shots will be available for $25.
Pricing for the lab draws really is a bargain—there is no better health deal in town.You can’t afford not to take advantage of this yearly special which normally would cost you hundreds of dollars.If you take the lab tests, you are asked not to eat until after you have your blood drawn.