UNSUNG HERO — Diana Agre, on the left, presented and read the nomination for the UnSung Hero for 2012 to Pam Crawford at the 48th annual dinner and awards banquet of the Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday at Norley Hall. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Norley Hall was packed on Friday evening for the 48th annual Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce meeting and banquet.
With only a few people knowing ahead of time, the talk of the tables was in guessing who would be selected as the CofC’s annual Unsung Hero. Pam Crawford received a huge round of applause when her name was announced during the special presentations.
Father Hugo of St. Michael’s Catholic Church gave the invocation and the Boy Scouts presented the Colors and led the diners in the Pledge of Allegiance.
CofC executive secretary Barbie Killion and host for the evening, Mitch Hauer, gave a short welcome and then while Stefan Anderson sang and recited poetry, diners made their way through the dinner line to a prime rib dinner served by Mike and Pat Harding of Big Ox BBQ and Catering.
PRESENTATION — From the left, Nicki Sullivan, a tobacco specialist from the Pondera County Health Department makes a special presentation on Thursday to Laura Erickson, RN, the director of clinic services and Tiffany Nitz, interim CEO of the PMC for going smoke free on their campus, including all surrounding property. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
The Pondera Medical Center (PMC) has announced plans to become a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus beginning March 15.
After that date, no tobacco use of any kind will be permitted – both inside and outside – on all PMC property.
This policy will apply to patients, visitors, medical staff, employees and all others who either visit or do business on any property owned or leased by PMC.
“We are taking this step because as a healthcare organization, we are committed to the health and safety of patients, employees, and community,” said Lisa Hanson. R.T., Director of Business Development/Marketing and Diagnostic Services.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Board members from the Pondera County Canal & Reservoir Company (PCC&RC) were on hand for last Mondays’ council meeting.
Their purpose was to bring to light some questions regarding plans the city has for using PCC&RC’s municipal water rights.
One dealt with the cities decision to sell 285,000 gallons per day of treated water to Brady, to be delivered by pipeline constructed by the NCMRWA (North Central Montana Regional Water Authority), from Conrad to Brady, using the PCC&RC’s municipal water right.
There question was, under state law would the PCC&RC’s municipal water rights allow Conrad to make such a sale, and if not what changes would need to be made and who would need to file the change request application?