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l2 SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019 Sweet celebration Participants enioy Celebrating Chocolate event at Heritage Center IY NICOLE lUCINA SIDNEY HERALD Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! Saturday’s celebration at the MonDak Heri- tage Center was a hit, not only because of the chocolate but because of the food, entertainment and good company. This year’s event marked the 12th anni- versary of Celebrating Chocolate and went off without a hitch. Executive director of the MonDak Heritage Center, Dan Karalus said, “This is our biggest event of the year. We sell tickets, have music and a silent auction.” The event was spon- sored by Stockman Bank and ONEOK. Karalus noted that the entertain- ment and food portion of the event was made pos- sible by the sponsors. The event also featured a Wine pull. Items in the auction were donated by several businesses and individuals in the area. Karalus said that the event last year featured food and goodies from Simply Scrumptious and was a huge hit. Because of that, Michaela Lof- thus, owner of Simply Scrumptious, was asked to cater the event again this year. Lofthus said she had a good time catering the event last year so when she was asked to participate again this year, she was happy to do so. “I had so much fun last year. I was flattered when they asked me to do it again.” Some of the treats that Lofthus made included banana mousse that was drizzled with chocolate, Tennessee Whiskey truf— fles, bordeaux chocolate cherries, stuffed dates and baked brie covered with a chocolate pastry and much more! Al and Stephanie McGahan noted that they’ve been to every Celebrating Chocolate event that’s been held. “We’ve been coming since they started and they’ve always got really good entertainment,” Al said. Artist Trish Stevenson and her drawing caught the eye of everyone at- tending. She did a quick draw throughout the first part of the evening. “I did it last year. I do quite a few benefits and fundraisers. It’s just good to give back,” Ste- venson said with a smile. All of the money that is raised at the event goes to the Heritage Center for programs, ex- hibits and preservation of old items. Sylvia Osterman attended the event and said, “I’ve been to lots [Celebrating Chocolate events]. There’s good company, good entertain- ment and really good chocolate. I also come to support the museum.” The entertainment for the evening was Sundae Mr. Goessl, who also performed at the Heri- tage Center a few nights prior to the chocolate event as part of the Big Sky Concert Series. With it being the big- gest event of the year, it’s no surprise that it drew people in from sur- rounding areas. First time guests at Celebrating Chocolate, Jason and Joan Schrader said they were having a good time. “There’s good food, Mi- chaela and her husband did a great job with the food. I like how it looks in here too,” Jason said. NICDLE IUCINA I SIDNEY HERALD Trish Stevenson works on her quick draw during the Celebrating Chocolate event held at the MonDak Heritage Center on Saturday. TEACHING: BILLS SEEK I0 IMPROVE EDUCATION FROM PAGE I by the Commissioner of Higher Education to im- prove teacher pipelines. The program would need UGA Medicare Supplement Medicare Part D Group Health Long Term Care 309 2nd St NW Sidney MT 59270 fax 406—603-4433 UNION GATEWAYAG ENCY Your Insurance Team Independently Representing: Llfe-l-lealrh-Vlsion'Demal pm “433.4355 020” Vision Service Plan. All rights reserved. VSPand Vision carehlifearcregistereduadernarksofVisionServicel’lan. a $500,000 appropriation from the general fund. One of the proposal’s goals is to develop collab- orative programs with [imam linemen nl‘Munmna Aftac. Vivien me for at: xNLvsmvs four-year institutions with accredited teacher preparation programs. The bill also passed its second reading the House this week. House Bill 211 has passed the House and now is being considered in the Senate. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Llew Jones, would allow educators who receive loan repayment assistance to exclude the repayment from their adjusted gross income for state income tax purposes. A and or are SIDNEY HERALD BILL VANDER WEELE SIDNEY HERALD John Reynolds, president of Reynolds Market, left, welcomes Roger Byer, center, and Donnie Byer to the Shops at Fox Run. Byers announce Herman’s Car Wash to be located at Shops at Fox Run IY Bill VANDER Willi SIDNEY HERAID Following the success of Margie’s Car Wash on the south side of Sidney, Roger Byer and Donnie Byer are excited to an- nounce that Herman’s Car Wash will be the newest addition at the Shops at Fox Run. While Margie’s Car Wash was named in hon- or of the Byers’ mother, Herman’s Car Wash will be dedicated to the memory of their father. Margie’s Car Wash is in its sixth year. “There really isn’t a better location in the county than this spot,” Roger said of being near Reynolds Market. The business is antici- pated to open at the end Music review of July. “The Fox Run Shops have been more than helpful to make this thing come together,” Roger said. “We want to be neighbor friendly and help their business as much as we can.” John Reynolds, president of Reynolds Market, said, “The com- munity is very lucky to have Roger and Don for what they have done for the whole community. It should be a great deal for the both of us.” Roger Byer noted that Herman’s Car Wash will have three automatic bays and four vacuum spaces. It will feature the same type of new equipment featured at Margie’s except the pay 1. station will be a little different. “It’s going to look a lot likeMargie’s,” Byer said. One difference will be the lighting system in the car wash. “It’s sup- posed to be a light show compared to the other one,” Byer noted. Another positive is that cameras will pro- vide a live feed from the car wash so that custom— ers can tell through an apt which bays are the least busy. The business will be open 24 hours a day Byer notes that 100 vehicles can go through per bay during a 12-hour time frame. The Byers said they are looking for a couple of employees to man the facility. Styx’s newest CD tells great story BY NICOLE “IONA SIDNEY HERALD When I decided to start doing CD reviews I thought it would be fun to get a sense of what music our readers wanted to hear about. After posting a poll on Facebook, it was clear that you wanted a classic rock album review. Everyone knows the classic Styx songs like, “Lady,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Come Sail Away,” “The Best of Times,” and “Too Much Time on My Hands.” V Styx has a sound that no one else can pull off, not well anyway. Their newest album “The Mis- sion” is a perfect rep- resentation of a group staying true to their own sound. Starting off with a killer intro called “Over- ture,” you can already feel excitement building up. Don’t make the same mistake I made and have the volume too high because the guitar with blow you away. When I first put the CD on and heard the intro I knew the rest of the album was going to be amazing. “The Mission” is a concept album and tells the story of -a mission to Mars in 2033. In the typical synthesized voice ‘ that Styx uses on many songs, you’ll hear “Call- ing out to the universe, §Candidates Sought for Trustee Election at May 30!! Annual Meeting ‘ Candidates are being sought for the election of Trustees for Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., which will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Circle, MT. Nominations made by petition must be received by 5:00 pm. on March 31, 2019, to be included on the official ballot and have a candidate profile in the Annual Report which is mailed to all active members. All petitions must be received by 5:00 pm. on April 30, 2019. Petitions may be obtained from your local Mid-Rivers Office or by calling Mid-Rivers at ‘1-800-452-2288 and returned to your local office or mailed to Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 280, Circle MT 59215. Candidates must be a member of Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc., and maintain residence in the district where the candidate seeks election. Nominations for trustee candidates can be made by petition from members, or from the floor at the Annual Meeting. The districts up forelection are: District 4 — Circle (485), Lambert (774), Lindsay (584) and South Wolf Point (525) District &- Bloomfield (583), E Fairview (844), Fairview (742),_Richey (773), Savage (776) and W Glendive (687) District 6 — Sidney (433, 488, 798) and West Sidney (798) for the future of mother eart .” The second track on the album is “Gone; Gone, Gone,” an upbeat and fun song features the lyrics, “Slingshot to outer space,” as well as a reference to breaking through the atmoSphere. For me, this was the song where I made the connection that this was an album that would tell , story. In “Hundred Million Miles From Home,” they sing, “I’vegot my hands on the wheel of my rocket mobile and I’m a hundred million miles from home, my heads in the stars on a mission to Mars and I’m a hun- dred million miles from home.” I’ve always been a big fan of Styx. When I was in high school and it came time for my gradu- ating class to chose our song, color and flowers it g was “The Best of Times” that won the vote for our class song. Growing up, my mom always taught both" me and my sister about MidaRivers music and introduced us to moSt all genres of music (except for heavy metal, I picked that up on my own). One of my favorite memories was my mom taking me and my sister to the public pool and cranking up a Styx cd that we all sang~ along to. “Radio Silence” is the sixth song on the album and my personal favor- , ite. Between the lyrics and the overall feel of the song I found myself playing this one over and over. The lyrics that re- ally caught m’y‘ attention are, “Radio silence, no communication, radio silence, anybody, can you hear me?” The first time that I listened to this albgm it came to an end and I just started it over again. For me, it’s one of those CD’sthat you can put . on repeat and listen to over and Over and not get sick of it. I listened to it while I was working on my other stories and it actually motivated me because it’s such a great upbeat album. Another of my favorite songs on the album, “Red Storm” has some pretty deep lyrics that I loved! “Carry what you can, there’s no turning back, gonna make it to the mothership,” as well as, “Strap yourselves in, let the monstrous wind have it’s way. Only one way to go, when you can’t fight the blows of the day. Now the red storm is closing in, if we make it, we’ll be saved.” While I only specified a few songs that were my favorite, I think the al- bum is amazing overall. With the lyrics telling a story you almost get sucked into it. For me I had to hear the whole album a few times to really understand what the full story was. All I can say is if you want to know the story, definitely check out this album! www. _'__..—