TIME TO PLAY — Connie Iverson, who lives east of Ledger, was the lucky winner of the Front Range CASA playhouse. The annual event of “Casas for CASA” is a signature project for the region, and is the event that raffles off the playhouses. Iverson plans on letting her grandchildren break in the little house. Photo courtesy of Front Range CASA
Front Range CASA is proud to announce that the winner of the recent playhouse raffle was Connie Iverson who lives east of Ledger. She was extremely excited when she received the call telling her that she won, and she exclaimed that her “grandchildren will love it!”
This is an annual event titled “Casas for CASA”, which has become our signature project for the region. We appreciate the efforts of Jeff Sullivan who, each year, builds our playhouses for this event.
Front Range CASA/GAL is a non-profit organization based in Conrad, which serves children in north-central Montana in the Ninth Judicial District. This includes the counties of Pondera, Glacier, Toole and Teton. Our mission is to provide a trained advocate for every abused and neglected child in our region in order to help the court system and to represent the best interests of the child who ends up in court due to no action of their own.
MONDAY NIGHT SUNSET — Driving through Montana provides for some of the most spectacular sunsets captured on the camera. Stratman captured this on the way home Monday evening. I-O Photo by Barb Stratman
By Melissa Huber, I-O Reporter
By now, the story of Susan G. Komen is not so unknown. Nancy G. Brinker—founder of the largest network of breast cancer survivors and activists with the smallest beginnings—created Susan G. Komen for the Cure as a promise to her sister Susan who was one of the many victims of breast cancer.
Brinker helped educate masses of women about their body and what they could do to prevent, detect, and cope with breast cancer, in addition to donating millions to finding a cure for the disease.
Now, foundations like Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Pink Ribbon Connection, which are working towards a cure for breast cancer, can be found all over.
Breast Cancer Awareness month begins next week, and Conrad is doing its part to help support breast cancer awareness. Don’t be surprised to see pink all over town during the month of October. Here are a few things to look out for.
ANIMAL KINGDOM FRIENDS — This Montana Pelican appeared to have gotten separated from a flock of pelicans and landed in the yard of Amy Briggs. Making friends with the bird was a family dog that helped keep cats away. Ryan Rauscher was called and he transported the young female to Arod Lake and released it. Photo courtesy of Amy Briggs
There will be a workshop on Oct. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Pondera Medical Center basement conference room concerning the subject of bed bugs. This web based training, using the Reach Network, will be presented by a Bed Bug Specialist from Pennsylvania State University.There is no charge for this workshop.
This workshop will address comprehensive control of bed bugs in housing using Integrated Pest Management, including: identification, biology and behavior, and control measures, both effective and ineffective. It is directed toward property managers and facility staff, pest management professionals, non-profit agencies that work with tenants, and representatives of tenants groups.
Please RSVP, not required but appreciated, with Corrine Rose at the Pondera County Health Department at 271-3247 so that the adequate amount of handouts can be provided. Feel free to attend all or portions of this workshop.