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2A SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019 Info center Firefighter MA More about Brandon Roth Brendon Roth 1. What inspired you to become a fire fighter? An effective way to apply my passions and talents in a way that ben- efits the community. 2. What’s the most challenging part of your job? Physical stress and balancing time with fam-, ily and a job. The fights we lose. 3. What’s your most memorable moment and why? Yooper fire that we fought for four to five days. Age: 31 Occupation: Irrigation manager Hometown: Sidney Family: Married Hobbies: Motocross, photography, woodworking and firearms. Saturday, March 16 There will be a St. Patrick's corned beef and cabbage dinner from 5:306:30 pm. at the Sidney Moose Lodge. Monday, March 18 The Sidney City Council meets at 6:30 pm. at City Hall. The Richland County commission- ers are in their office from 9 am. to 5 pm. in the courthouse Thursday, March 21 The Richland Red Hatters meet at l I :30 cm. for lunch at Simply Scrumptious Bakery. RSVP by March I9 to Sylvia, 798-3882, or Margaret, 488-46l 3. The Sidney Kiwanis Club meets at noon at the Elks Lodge. Sunday, March 24 The Sidney Plane Folks will have an indoor fun fly and static air show from 9 am. to pm. at the Sidney-Richland Airport. The event is sponsored by Richland Aviation and hosted in the Big Top hangar. Monday, March 25 The Richland County commission ers are in their office from 9 am. to pm. in the courthouse Tuesday, March 26 A Red Cross Blood Drive is from l2:30~6 pm. at St. Matthew's Around town Parish Center, 310 7th St. SE, Sidney. Walk'ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly recommended. To make an appointment, call Red Cross at 40686809l l or visit redcross— blood.org. The Ranger 201820I9 annual meeting is scheduled for 6 pm. at the Ranger Arena. The meet ing will be held in the Ron er Arena concessions area. T ere are threeyear board positions up for election. Thursday, March The Sidney Kiwanis Club meets at noon at the Elks Lodge. Tuesday, April 9 The Richland County Adult Softball Association will hold its signops at pm. at the Elks Lodge. Bring your captains, team members and anybody else interested in the program. Sunday, April 14 Mark Palm Sunday at 2 pm. on your calendar for the annual ecumenical procession led by Sr. Regina Murray and Sr. Rita Rauschendorfer. People will meet at the IGA parking lot and walk to St. Matthew's Parish Center. Bring palms, banners or other symbols of Palm Sunda . A snack will be provided at the end of the procession. All are welcome! Senior meals Meals at the Sidney Senior Center are I I:3O am. on Tuesdays and Fridays. Meals at the Fairview Senior Cen ter are I I :30 am. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Meals at the Savage Senior Cert ter are at noon on Thursdays. Meals at the Lambert Senior Cen- ter are at noon on Tuesdays. Around Town The Herald’s Around Town runs events a week in advance, so each calendar item submitted will appear at least twice (if submitted in time). Deadlines are Monday at noon for the Wednesday issue and Thursday at noon for Sunday. All items should include a brief de scription of the event, date and time, location, admission fees or charges (if applicable) and a person to contact for additional information. Items should be turned into the Herald office sub mitted through our Community Calendar on the Herald website at www.5idneyherald.com or faxed to 406433-7802. SIDNEY HERALD VFW presents legislative priorities to Congress US. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Veter~ ans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief Vincent “B.J.” Lawrence today were in lockstep that the VA must consult organizations like the VFW when they are implementing reforms that will impact millions of veterans. Ahead of the hearing, Tester also met with Montana VFW mem- bers Tom Johnson, Tim Peters, Joe Fletcher; Art and Marilyn Widhalm, Mel Kieninger, and Tom Pouliot. Lawrence, as I have said before, we’re here because Congress should take its cues from you,” said Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “You know better than anyone how the VA is performing across the country, and what improvements should be made on behalf of veterans and their families. Listening to veterans shouldn’t simply be a courtesy from VA. It should be mandatory.” “The VFW has provid- ed substantive feedback and helped develop how America cares for her veterans since even before the Veterans Ad- ministration was created in 1930,” said Lawrence. “VA executive leader- ship should be embar- rassed that they have discounted VA’s collab- orative relationship with the VFW and chosen to make arbitrary deci- sions without consulting with those who most intimately understand VA’s mission and the needs of the veterans community.” Tester urged the VA to rely on the VFW and other VSOs in its efforts to reduce the rate of veteran suicide, honor veterans exposed to Agent Orange and burn pits, improve VA care for women veterans, and ensure veterans have ac- cess to timely and qual- ity health care across the nation. ‘Tester also asked if the VA had consulted the VFW before its recent announcement on community care access standards. “We can outsource the service, but we can’t out- source the responsibility. Would the VFW sup- port expansion into the community if it meant reductions in quality or timeliness?” Tester asked. “There should never be a reduction in quality or timeliness when it comes to serving our nation’s veterans,” Lawrence replied. “Were you consulted on the development of the VA’s proposed wait time and drive time standards?” Tester con- tinued. Lawrence replied, “No sir, we weren’t.” “If you had been consulted, would you have had input?” Tester asked. “We would have had a whole lot of input,” Lawrence replied. STRATRICK’S DAY FUN: THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND at NICOLE Loam 9‘ SIDNEY HERALD If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your St. Patrick’s Day this year, there are several things around town that you can take advantage of. 1. South 40 will be serving green beer, roast turkey, country , fried steak and cabbage for their party on Satur- day the 16. The Elks will be serv~ ing corned beef and cab- bage on Sunday the 17. They will open at 2 pm. and food will be served at 4 pm. The Powder Keg is offering $1 off their reuben sandwiches and burgers and $2 off their reuben pizza. The Waterhole #3 in Fairview will have corned beef and cabbage along with entertainment by Al- lyson Cayko-Schriver on‘Saturday the 16, at 8:30 pm. The Cheerio is offer- ing green drinks, Irish whiskey specials all day, Jell-O shots and grasshoppers. Beer and drinks will~be $1 off from 6-8 pm. CLEANING, Pnooucrs, For Stainless Steel & Glass at Wholesale Distributors 608 E. Main St. Sidney O 433-2910 The Ranger will be hosting Stone Yellow on Saturday the 16 at 9 pm. You must be 21 or older to attend. The Cattle-Acdwill be hosting a party on Satur- day from 9 pm. till close. They will have beer pong, corn hole, green beer, Jel‘l—O shots and music. The best dressed with get: at $50 gift card at the end of the night. We Put Accident Damage in Reverse collision repair I laser frame measuring a ting. 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