HAITI TRIP — A group from the Conrad Mission Church recently returned from an outreach project in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The area had been devastated by an earthquake and many families were left homeless and injured. The group traveled with a Christian organization called ‘One Mission’ and helped with construction work on four different homes. Two homes were completed and the group held a festive dedication service for the family of 12 that would be moving into the new cinder block home. A local Haitian Bible church selected the family to receive the house. Garret and Torrie Grubb commented, “Despite the deep poverty in the city, the Haitian’s were full of joy and love for family.” The photo is at the newly constructed home with the Conrad group and a number of Haitian friends. Photo courtesy of Mark Grubb
Saturday evening promises to be a tremendously entertaining evening at the 48th annual Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce meeting and banquet.
Festivities get underway at 6 p.m. with a social hour with Ed’s Tavern traveling bar providing your favorite evening beverage.
The meeting and dinner hour will ring in at seven bells. The dinner is being catered by Big
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The obvious difference between Conrad Dale Sheldon and other artists is the fact that he is totally blind.
Sheldon has been without his sight since just before his fourth birthday, which, as he says, “was a heck of a long time ago!”
Sheldon and his wife of 54 years developed a real interest in and appreciation for art and became faithful visitors to art shows. They were especially interested in shows occurring in conjunction with the Russell Auction and others going on in Great Falls at the same time.
The couple also became involved with Shadows of the Past art shows and auctions in Choteau. The artists they became acquainted with were agreeable, in fact eager, to have Dale look over their bronzes by running his fingers over every detail and crevice.
BINGO, A MUSICAL EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT — Cast members of “Bingo, the Winning Musical” rehearse at the Roxy Theatre in Choteau last week for the Prairie Mountain Players’ production of the comedy March 15-18 at the Roxy Theatre. Pictured, from left, are: Cody Weisner, Deb Renteria, Teslie Weisner, Janet Henning, Jerri Morris and Troy Gomes. Not pictured are Pam Andersen, a member of the cast, and piano accompanists Sandie Hodgskiss (doubling as director) and Lisa Sinton. Photo courtesy of Choteau Acantha photo by Madison Martinsen
Prairie Mountain Players will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with a wonderful new show, Bingo, the Winning Musical. The curtain will rise at the historic Roxy Theatre, 25 N. Main Choteau.
Although set in Hamerin County, Fla., it could be anywhere Small Town, USA.
Our story opens with the worst storm in 15 years and the mayor has ordered people to stay home. In spite of this, three bingo obsessed women won’t let anything get in the way of the big game.
The festivities begin with an introduction by bingo hall manager, Minnie Martinelli (Jerri Morris) and her sidekick/bingo caller/excon/grease monkey, Sam Wonnietski (Troy Gomes).