By Melissa Huber, I-O Reporter
During the Vietnam War, when Air Force policy changed to a one-year rotation, pilots often grew a “bulletproof” mustache as a way to ward against the dangers of North Vietnam missions, which were notoriously dangerous. Perhaps no other mustache, however, reach the infamy of U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Robin Olds’, who retired a brigadier general.
The famous waxed handlebar mustache he sported throughout the Vietnam War was decidedly more for an act of defiance than as a way to remain bulletproof. He was quoted as saying, “The kids on base loved it.” However, when General John P. McConnell stuck a finger under his nose and told him to “Take it off,” Olds didn’t hesitate to comply.
The commission moved and approved to renew the Inmate Excess Medical Insurance with Correctional Risk Services, Inc. at the base rate of $.85 per inmate per day.
The rates become effective Nov. 1 and are good until Oct. 2014.
Commissioner Janice Hoppes made the motion and Sandi Broesder gave it a second, which passed on a 2-0.
Commissioner Joe Christiaens will be out of the office for a while due to illness and an operation.
Montana Shakespeare in the Schools will perform The Two Gentlemen of Verona during its 2013 fall tour. The production will be in Conrad on Nov. 21 and will perform at CHS.
Celebrating its 21st season with this production, Montana Shakespeare in the Schools will perform Shakespeare’s boisterous comedy to nearly 12,000 students in communities throughout Montana and Wyoming as a part of its annual fall tour, which began Oct. 11.
The 10-week tour is the first of two educational outreach programs being offered by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, which is based at Montana State University, during this academic year.The fall tour will conclude in late December. MONTANA SHAKES!, a tour designed specifically for elementary school children, will tour in the spring of 2014.