The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Chouteau County: A New Year, big changes

 

January 3, 2018

Rosanne Lindeman and Denise Naeseth who have helped many of Big Sandy residents have lost their jobs and will no longer be available to help. Rosanne Lindeman and Denise Naeseth who have helped many of Big Sandy residents have lost their jobs and will no longer be available to help. Rosanne Lindeman and Denise Naeseth who have helped many of Big Sandy residents have lost their jobs and will no longer be available to help.

Darin Schuster, Chouteau Country Commissioner informed me there were cuts to Chouteau County that would affect us immediately. That night the TV news confirmed what he had told me. The Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees local public assistance had their budget cut by $49 million. The state of Montana is closing half of its 38 Office of Public Assistance. Chouteau County is one of the offices being closed. The programs being affected are: (Snap) Supplement Nutritional Assistance Program which is a domestic hunger safety net; (TANF)-temporary assistance for needy fami...



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