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Big Sandy celebrates Memorial Day!

Big Sandy pulls out all the stops to celebrate Memorial Day....

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 29, 2019

Future of Farming

Alan Merrill, President of Montana Farmers Union, looks at the future of agriculture after talking to bank presidents, who asked to not be acknowledge admitted the future of agriculture doesn’t look promising. Alan remembered the 1970s and the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 29, 2019

Virgelle Mercantile celebrates 40 years

Memorial Day Weekend will also be a celebration for the Virgelle Mercantile as it will be 40 years since he first opened the doors. Don told me he remembers his first customers Ruth and Angus Merrill... Full story

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 29, 2019

Elementary School Extravaganza, a wonderful event

Every school year ends on the FE Miley Extravaganza event. This year on May 23rd. Every class does something special to invite the public in to see what the teacher and the students are doing. This...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    May 29, 2019

Green Acres

MSU Central Agricultural Research Center (CARC) and MSU Extension will be hosting a field day on the Highwood Bench on Wednesday, June 26, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The field day will take place approximately one mile east of the Long farm on 1221...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 29, 2019

School Board Hires Coaches

The Big Sandy School board hired a coach for every sport for the 2019-2020 school year. There was only one applicant per coaching post for each sport. Those coaching will be Thomas Dilworth, Pioneer Boys’ Basketball, Pete Jerrel will be coaching...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 29, 2019

Big Sandy Meat Shop wins 2019 Cured Meat Grand/Reserve Champion State awards

Jim Dumas and The Big Sandy Meat Shop has won two state awards for his beef products. The 2019 Cured Meat championship/Grand Champion for his Fresh Cased Sausage and Blue Ribbon Cheddar Brats. He...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 29, 2019

Reading Books and Winning Bikes

Every year the Big Sandy Masons give away bikes in their Bikes for Books Program. It is a Nation-wide program that is considered one of their most successful program encouraging students to read....

 
 By Janell Barber    News    May 29, 2019

Getting By

In 2016, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) reported one in six Montanan adults provided unpaid care or assistance to a friend or family member with a health problem or disability within the past 30 days. You may be a...

 

State and local health officials encourage safe and healthy swimming this summer

Spending time outdoors around water and in swimming pools is a great way to stay active and healthy during the summer season in Montana. The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), along with local health authorities, want to remind M...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 22, 2019

Congratulations Big Sandy High School Class of 2019

Graduation is always a wonderful time of celebration. Families come from every direction, mother's cry, memory booths for each graduate surround the walls of the gym, and of course the Pomp and...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 22, 2019

Memorial Day: a day for Remembrance and reflection

My father, David J Clowes, died in 2016 at the age of 85. He did not die in the Korean War. He served as a gunner's mate on the USS Walton, serving in the Formosa Sea during the Korean War. He would...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 22, 2019

Looking Forward: Big Sandy Senior, Grace Finke

Editor's Note: We will be profiling 3 seniors. Here is the first. "You are at the end of your senior year." Grace Finke is the only child of Linda and Fred Finke and according to them she has always...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    May 22, 2019

Green Acres

EPA Orders Measures to Protect Paraquat Applicators and the Public Due to increased human health concerns, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final decision regarding pesticide products containing the herbicide active...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    May 22, 2019

Getting By

Food Nutrition Facts Label Reading food labels is essential to making healthy food choices. It is common to think we know what the nutritional content and ingredients are but when you take a look at the label, you may be shocked at what you...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 22, 2019

Chouteau County Cancer Support Group visits Rotary

Chouteau County Cancer Support Group is made up of cancer survivors and Trish Eklunds, from Geraldine, who was a hospice social worker. It was formed 19 years ago. They have a board comprised of six...

 

Bill signed into law creating a student debt

For Immediate Release HELENA — A program to offer student debt assistance to young farmers and ranchers in Montana was signed into law on Friday, May 10, and will encourage young people to pursue a career in agriculture, Montana’s leading...

 

Spring seeding is underway

Mother's Day includes, spraying, working the fields, and grabbing quick hugs, and celebrating out rural way of life....

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 15, 2019

Celebrating Mother's Day

When you think of Mother’s Day and what you do for Mother’s Day it usually doesn’t included tractor work. Driving long hours trying to get caught up with the spring’s late start. You think of flowers and homemade cards. It doesn’t matter...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 15, 2019

Big Sandy High School Awards Banquet a Full Night

The Big Sandy High School awards assembly was held on May 7. A large potluck was set up on three table, and it was almost all eaten by the end of the night. Years ago, when my own children went to...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 15, 2019

Schools Field Trips, Trips, and More Trips

The senior class is on their Senior Trip, their last class trip. They flew to Los Angles. Those class trips start young in Big Sandy. On May 2nd, Kindergarten teacher Samantha Weaver informed me the "...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    May 15, 2019

Green Acres

Sudangrass is a viable forage alternative for Chouteau County Sudangrass is a good haying and grazing alternative for Chouteau County livestock producers. Sudangrass can be seeded and harvested with conventional equipment in normal crop rotations....

 

FFA Alumni & Ag Supporters Active in Big Sandy, support High School Chapter

In January 2019, the Big Sandy FFA Alumni was chartered with 10 founding members. This organization is meant to support the local Big Sandy High School FFA Chapter. It is open to anyone who wishes to support this worthwhile organization; NOT just...

 

Extended Sales Closing Date for 2019 NAP Coverage at FSA

Due to regulatory changes that were enacted through the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the sales closing date for 2019 NAP coverage was extended until May 24th. This change is for crop year 2019 only, and the extended sales closing date applies only...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 8, 2019

Nurse Appreciation Week and Nursing Home Week, May 12-18

This year's theme for Nursing home week is "Live Soulfully." There is no question that the Big Sandy Nursing Home lives up to the theme. They do everything that helps seniors to live fulfilled lives....

 

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