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 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 16, 2019 

New Year Resolutions for Farmers and Ranchers

January of every year has lots of farm forums around the state of Montana. Except for delivery of grain and feeding livestock agriculture farmers and ranchers are finding time to attend. I heard the o...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 16, 2019 

Big Sandy Senior Center in Need of Support

The Big Sandy Senior Center announced they will be closed on Fridays. Linda Schwarzbach President of the Big Sandy Senior Center Board said, "We are trying to get it open again, but when the participa...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 16, 2019 

Goodman and Gasvoda compete at first CrossFit competition

On January 6 Bailey Gasvoda and Bryanna Goodman participated in a Cross–Fit competition in Spokane Washington at the fair-grounds. They left the competition very inspired and after talking to them...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 16, 2019 

Green Acres

Golden Triangle Herbicide-Resistance Meetings February 19, 2019 (Six Commercial or Private Pesticide Credits Available) Golden Triangle MSU Extension agents will be hosting herbicide-resistance meetings on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in both Conrad...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 16, 2019 

City Council to Discuss Water Ordinance January 23

The Big Sandy City Council met as usual on January 9th, with all council members present Shaud Schwarzbach-Mayor, Colby Baumgarn, Darin Ray, Ted Pursley, and Jon Sheehy. All employees of the city were also present, Wendy Kleinsausser, City Clerk,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 16, 2019 

Booster Club Has Wonderful Opportunities in the Future

The Big Sandy Booster Club met January 8th with nine moms attending at the Big Sandy Senior Citizen’s. Melanie Schwarzbach gave the Financial Report. Currently they have $13,790.00 for future projects. There was considerable exciting discussion...

 

The Belize Group: final deadlines approach

As the final payment for the Belize Marine Ecology trip is coming up, all the participants are wrapping up their fundraisers and reaching their payment goal. There is a total of twelve kids going on the trip: Hunter Snapp, Bailey Gasvoda, Clint Darli...

 

Big Sandy FFA Alumni Chapter Comes to Town

The first meeting of the Big Sandy FFA Alumni Chapter was held on December 28, 2018 at Peps. There were 10 people in attendance. At this meeting the first step was completed in chartering an Alumni Chapter; filling out the application. According to...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    January 16, 2019 

Getting By

We all know we should do more of this but we do not seem to do it. It is to drink more water. Although there are many people who do drink water as their beverage of choice, many of us others could definitely increase our water intake. But why? You...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 9, 2019

Farm Bill Raises FSA Loan Guarantee Limit

The USDA's Farm Service Agency is closed because of the government shut down, but the new farm bill, The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, has increased the agencies abilities for loan guarantees...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 9, 2019

Regiie Jappe Retires from Big Sandy Medical Center Resident Activites

Picture Reggie Jappe sitting on a deck overlooking a lake in Texas working on her craft projects and sewing quilts. That's what she will be doing! Why not retire!? Leah Grubb, CEO of the Big Sandy...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 9, 2019

Morgan Simpson leads the Big Sandy Pioneer Cheerleaders

Morgan Simpson was a cheerleader in Big Sandy when she was in high school. She was a cheerleader for two years in 2002 and 2003. She really enjoyed it. I asked her if that was why she wanted to be a...

 

A look back at Big Sandy... 100 years on this day in 1919

Editor’s Note: The following are excerpts taken from the Centennial Calendar (1885-1985) that was complied by Doug Giebel. January 9, 1919 At about 2:00 p.m. our train arrived in Big Sandy. The weather was mild for January, there was only a little...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 9, 2019

Green Acres

Winter watering is important to evergreens during thawing periods Winter desiccation can be very hard on evergreen trees. Dry soil in winter often cannot replace the moisture trees lose to the cold dry winter air. The symptoms of winter damage and...

 

Big Sandy Medical Scholarship Available

Big Sandy Medical Services Foundation is pleased to announce they will once again be awarding scholarships to students pursuing a medical career. For the 2019-2020 college year, up to three $300 scholarships will be given – one to a graduating...

 

Blood Drive a Huge Success

We had a great turn out at the Red Cross Blood Drive on December 27th, 2018. We were able to hit our goal of 30 units of blood. Thank you for coming out and helping save lives! We also want to...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    January 9, 2019

Getting By

It seems this time of year brings forth the anxiousness of re-evaluating our finances and looking to cut costs. For most families, food is one of the highest monthly expenses. How about making a “game plan” before going shopping? Having a...

 

Montana Community Foundation Scholarship Applications are Now Available

Helena, Mont., January 2, 2019 – Applications for Montana Community Foundation (MCF) scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year are now available for Montana students. Last year, MCF awarded more than $430,000 in scholarships to 138 Montana...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 2, 2019

Mountaineer 2018 year in Review

January 3, 2018...We discovered that the Montana Department of Health and Human Services budget was cut by $49 million. Some programs in Chouteau County were cut completely in the Office of Public...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 2, 2019

Green Acres

Montana’s Next Generation Conference January 25-26 Registration is now open for Montana’s Next Generation Conference, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26, in Shelby. The conference will focus on business planning for the farm...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 26, 2018

Little Flock presents, The Littlest Christmas Tree

The Christ Lutheran Church had dimmed the lights of the sanctuary and the Christmas tree looked like it had a thousand lights when I entered. Traditional Christmas music was playing quietly in the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 26, 2018

Heather Pleninger New Executive Director of Big Sandy Activities

Starting January 1, 2019 Heather Pleninger will become the fourth Executive Director in the history of Big Sandy Activities. Lorrie Merrill is stepping down from the position to pursue a different...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 26, 2018

Exercise Because You are Worth It

Every New Year 71% of all new year resolutions are to diet or eat healthier; exercise more (65%), or lose weight (54%). So, it is time to at least to try again. Julie Myers and LIFT Fitness of Big...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 26, 2018

Hemp-A New Opportunity for farmers

We have a new Farm Bill. In the new Farm Bill, industrial hemp will no longer be considered a controlled substance. However, the USDA needs to establish new regulations although the state of Montana... Full story

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 26, 2018

Green Acres

Two Upcoming Winter Beef Symposiums near Havre The Northern Agricultural Research Center (NARC) near Havre, in conjunction with Hill and Blaine County Extension, will host two beef symposiums in January. The first meeting will take place on...

 

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