The Conrad FFA Chapter will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 15-22. This year’s theme is “Ignite” and it embraces more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than half a million members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture.
Designated as National FFA Week in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday is FFA Week, and runs from Saturday to Saturday. FFA Week gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture.
During the week, chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their school and community learn about FFA and agricultural education. Conrad FFA will celebrate National FFA Week by participating in the following activities: attending the Easton Corbin Experience, a Faculty Appreciation Breakfast, visiting UMS 8th graders, dress-up days, beginning a recycling project, and a movie night.
1913 - 2014
Born on July 11, 1913, Alice Catherine Copenhaver was the oldest of four children born to James and Alice Copenhaver of Wilbur, Wash.
Her father homesteaded 17 miles east of Brady when she was two years old, and the following summer when the house was built, the family moved by train to Brady and then by horse drawn wagon to the homestead. She attended rural one-room schoolhouses through grade school and then went to high school in Brady, boarding her freshman year with a family in town. The following years, the family moved into town during the school year so they could all stay together as the kids went to school. She graduated from Brady High School in 1931.
Ruth Barth Schneider Newby, 94, passed away Feb. 7, at Missoula’s Riverside Nursing Home of Alzheimer’s Disease and being tired.
Funeral services were held on Feb. 15 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints. Graveside services followed at Lakeview Cemetery. Pondera Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Ruth was born to Charles F. and Anna (Rhode) Barth in Ophiem on Oct. 14, 1919. She was raised on their farm and had no siblings. She attended the Country school and made the eight miles daily by walking, riding horse or by sleigh. Ruth attended high school and graduated from Nashua High School.