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Around our area SUNDAY, FEB. 22, 2004 9A I his tail. I said from his seen! it and like only lips living in Sidney noise irritated me. I didn't care if their disrupted food schedule irri- tated them. One Satur- day I wan- dered down to the ranch at 11 in the morn- ing. Killer was, once again, upset 'Killer had kicked through the bars at the next horse and now had both hind legs caught through the partition.' Terri Adams Terri Adams much he Columnist see his by my Slothfulness. He squealed and bit at the horses Mr. next to him. In the process of I prayed that morning for renovating that particular Killer knowing, as did every- get- barn, the horses were housed one else, that my teenage lazi- it. in Port-A-Stalls making it ness had caused this situa- easy for Killer to take his frus- tion. Gratefully Mr. Mann- trations out on those stabled my friend, my mentor, my sur- near him. rogate father- never berated were "Knock it off, Killer," Ime as he worked desperately called. "I'm coming." to save his horse. He never and he was A few protesting kicks rang chewed me out. Never said a I don't out, then the Albino grewnegative word. silent, head up, watching me When the last bolt had been but they over the tops of the stalls, removed, Mr. Mann gave the He I fed my way down to him,word. Simultaneously, we impressed that, for once, he pushed the freestanding stall hide over had listened. When I came to away from the horse and was his portable stall, however, I jumped clear. We only hoped his ears, saw that wasn't the case.that, as the stall collapsed, Killer had kicked through the Killer would be able to leap a killer of a bars at the next horse and now forward and free his hind legs had both hind legs caughtwithout falling or tearing explode out ofthrough the partition. His them apart. e raisjoined hindquarter was suspended, The miracle was granted. up to his hips, three feet in the With a double, mid-air thrust, That air, and he stood balancing on Killer bolted forward, pulling looked two front feet. his legs from the collapsing Quickly I got Mr. Mann and panel. Coming to a stop in the another stable hand. We alleyway. Killer stood trem- teenager, moved the horses from thebling, but uninjured and un- stalls on either side. Then, changed. He was still ugly and 150 horses working furiously, Mr. Mann onery. started to unbolt the Port-A- But I changed that morning. 4 a.m. and, Stall while we held it together Still in my teens I clearly saw the job, I to prevent it from collapsing how my actions do affect oth- my prematurely, ers...even something as simple All the while, we used our as sleeping in! Satur- bodies to support the 1,100 I never again fed the horses sleep in. pound horse on either side, late, and I never forgot that hu- knowing ff this horse fell, our day. If Mr. Mann's horse had hors- puny efforts wouldn't be able died, our friendship would : They to stop it. We also knew a fall have changed forever. I by Killer would break one or learned our actions, no matter troughs both of his hips, then Mr. how small or insignificant, do Mann's favorite heeling horse affect others - sometimes in a The would have to be destroyed, most tremendous way! concerts to sporting if you see a Sidney yee taking chances are they photos that didn't the paper. by the Sidney Herald and take a look at our We could have moment in time that Own. ty ...We are your story! Ave. NE, Sidney 482-2403 Promotion winner Dallas Rasmussen, 1st Bank ag loan officer, left, presents bank's Best of the West Beef Showcase raffle. =$250 check to Ryan BILL VANDER WElL[ ] SIDN[Y H[RALD Ober#ell for winning the Lambert news IlL i i .l Larry and Kathy Vaira re- turned home from moving their daughter, Jennifer, from Missoula to Los Angeles, Calif., where she will be em- ployed in a hospital there. The district boys Class C basketball tournament is over, Lambert boys took second in the championship game against Brockton. Jessie Obergfell, Sidney, grandson of Jim and Doris Mullin, Lambert, placed first in the 98-pound division in the state wrestling tournament in Billings. He is on the Sidney team and is the son of Richard and Lori Obergfell, Sidney. Recipients of star quilts from Lambert school at the di- visional tournament in Wolf Point included Ryan Irigoin, Nathan Diede and cheerleader Gillette Vaira. Former Lambert residents, Dale and Toni Berger, Bel- grade, are proud parents of a baby girl born Feb. 3 in the Bozeman hospital. She has been named Erica. Paternal grandparents are Verlin and Betty Berger, Miles City. Bernard Pease underwent skin graft on his right hand and fingers and a few spots on his left hand. He came through the surgery fine and all is well. The girls Class C basket- ball tourna- ment was post- poned one day due to the area's second Correspondent bad snow storm causing Frances Steppler blocked roads due to snow, high winds and zero visibility. The first games were played Feb. 12. The Fox Lake Chicks enter- tained the residents of the Sidney Health Center Extend- ed Care facility Feb. 12. There are a lot of big snow drifts in the area. At this writ- ing, the roads have been plowed out, and we hope they stay that way. The Lambert FFA members spent a day in Plentywood. A lot of the Lambert resi- dents got together with their snow plows, snowblowers, etc and. helped plow out the streets and yards. It was great- ly appreciated especially by the elderly. Ruth Kvaalen attended fu- neral services for friend, Ada Sundal, Billings. She also vis- ited friends before returning home. Walley and JoAnn Daeley traveled to Billings to visit JoAnn's daughter Collette and Troy Edam and family for a few days. A music jamboree was held at the Fox Lake Senior Center in Lambert Feb. 14. Bingo was played in the upper level in the center. All proceeds went to the museum. Sheelah Prevost and her son Charles and family. Three Buttes, traveled to St. Paul, Minn,, to attend her son, Bob- by Prevost, and Jill Kokesch's wedding Jan. 31 in St. Paul. A farewell supper for Marc and Stacy Niles was held at the home of Kathy and Tom Irigoins. Attending were Car- ol and Roy Fatzinger, and Nathan, Lynette and Dan Farr and girls, Lesley and Tony Thiessens and girls, all of Sid- ney, and Therese Bidegaray. 4-H club to help manor Yellowstone Valley 4-H Club ................................................................................................... : ........................... . ............................................. held its January meeting at i1the Savage Hall at 3 p'm" Jan" II community service project and decided to make two benches for Sunrise Manor, the assisted living cent(.l: Sav- [ request the honour of your presence |l Demonstrations were done [ at their marriage !1 by Markus Arneson, "'Fhe Art of Playing Chess, Sara [ 27, (,:3 p, n. ][ Tombre, I renchToastSand- wiches,' and Damien Tombre [ Reception & Dance Pella Lutheran Church ( "Pretty Envelopes." [ to follow 418 West Main Street The whole group made [ Moose Lodge Sidne ,MT [ valentines for the Sunrise 101 3rd St.SE Y ]j Manor. We closed with treats t from the Rice family, q he next Representing BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD of Montana Gee. B. Sweneon BIInda Lamen 488-4366 "An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association" 202 - 3rd Ave. N.W., Sidney Hours: 9-11 & 2-4 M-F Register Marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Agent is independent of Blue Association, as association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Cross and Blue Shield Plans 1998 Blue Cross and Montana, and offers its products Blue Shield of Montana only in the State of Montana I would like to take this oppor- tunity to express my deepest gratitude for my care from Dr. Paul Johnson and his assistants in ER at Sidney Health Center. Thanks also to the expertise of Dr. Edward Pierce and Dr. John Berg and the attending nurses in ICU. February is truly "heart" month. God bless each and everyone of you. Sharon Christensen Glendive, Mont. meeting will be Feb. 22 at the Savage Hall. 4-H club hears guest speaker BY CALLA KOWATCH CLUB REPOI~I~ On Feb. 8, the Cartwright Sioux 4-H Club held a meeting at the East Fairview School. The club was visited by Fred Barkley. the county ex- tension agent. Barkley spoke about Speech and Demonstra- tion Day and the involvement in club activities. The club discussed the date for the rabies clinic/pet adop- tion day and fruit sales - which will be held in early March. Demonstrations were given by Devon Johnson on how to mark and cut wood, and Kelsey Johnson showed the club how to make funky- frames, which the club mem- bers participated in. After snacks and hot cocoa, the club members divided in- to groups and shoveled walks ways around the town. The next meeting will be held March 7 at the East Fairview cafeteria. ii !! ill i!ii !i ii ~'i!i ii i: i ii~i i/