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AI4 SIDNEY HERALD. SUNDAY, MAY l2. 20l9 YOUR NEWS American Foundation for Suicide OUTOFTHE DARKNESS Community Walks BOUTIQUESCAVENGRUNT Prevention nu V SUBMITTED At last year’s Out of the Darkness Walk, from left, Jennifer Warner, Shanae Sorteberg, Nick Kallem, Jammie Uran, Jess Wiese and Nannette Bergerson hold the AFSP sign and pose for a photo. MENTAL FROM PAGET this year and has been very active in helping us reach our goal.” In the spirit of Men- tal Health Awareness Month, Sidney Health Center and LAC (Local Advisory Committee) will be hosting an Adult Mental Health First Aid training course. Angela Zaur, an AmeriCorps member, explained the training course will be about people being able to identify if there is some- thing wrong and how to talk to people when they are in crisis. “The training course will identify resources and what they are and how to help someone in crisis or who is going through a bad time,” Zaur said. This training course has been used all over the country and can be beneficial to a lot of peo- COUNCIL FROM PAGET funding, fire depart. ment and EMS vehicles and the city’s parks and recreation depart- ment. No specific proj- ects have,been named for the expected reve- nue, which will likely take one to two fiscal years to generate. With House Bill 656 comes a change in at- titude about how oil communities are treat- ed by the state. Norby said the new leadership in eastern Montana has more clarity of the needs of the entire state, not just their own communities. “The whole state of Montana needs infra- structure, not just east- ern Montana,” he said. “Once [the Legislature] realized leadership in eastern Montana has changed, they realized we’re all ok with that. We understand tha .” Norby added there was a time when 10 per- cent of the general fund was coming from oil field communities and that has not gone unno- ticed by politicians on both sides of the aisle in Helena. “My position is non- partisan,” he said. “It’s the only way we’re ever going to get anything accomplished in Hele- o taliin as ple. It teaches you how to identify and address mental health issues further than just anxi- ety and depression. The course also focus- es on substance abuse issues as well. “It’s statistically shown that people with mental health problems often have substance abuse problems too,” Zaur explained. This program teaches the initial response to help- ing someone with these issues. Zaur noted mental health issues and sub— stance abuse are usual- ly co-occuring. “This program helps to understand the phys- iological side of things and explains why you need to help,” said Zaur. “It teaches how to reach out and to be comfort- able reaching out to someone during their problem or crisis.” This course will allow certification as a Mental Health First Aider and na is to come to a level head and work things out. To me, that’s what’s happening right now.” Mayor Norby also gave credit to Kelly Lynch, Tim Burton, Joel Krautter, Shane gJGorder and Chris Dschaak, all of whom were instrumental in moving the bill forward. Baseball City council agreed to divert $4,000 that would have gone to Richland ‘ County Baseball asso- ciation to Moose Park maintenance this year at Monday night’s meet- ing. American Legion and Babe Ruth leagues will not be active this summer due to low par- ticipation numbers. “There were some pretty big shifts in the baseball program this year,” councilmem- ber Kysa Rasmussen said. “They’d still like to utilize the park and maintain it to ensure it’s there whenever the need it.” a The agreement was reached with the base- ball association at a parks and recreation committee meeting last month. In other business: - Sidney Clean Up is scheduled for Friday, May 17. Trash recepta- cles will be positioned mot For: everyw "éie'vlith our, M: ordwflli‘dwwarunohl V a u ‘ rifiicli' buffet including prime rib, bacon, sausage, cuitswfiravyfpanoakes, potatoes, salad: 8. more! m long, for this event! Tables WI" he sat on me fir’s‘t‘éservo basis! I, 00 your rune or’D'irnner Reservations Today for Sunday, May 12! Mitts: 'y Scrlm: $26.95 ‘ (Mir :2: $123; is valid for three years. Anyone is welcome to attend, not just health- care professionals. Zaur noted it’s good for neigh- bors, friends, parents and teachers. This program can be used for youth, but will be focused on adults. Training is May 20 and 21, 8 am. to 12 pm. Cost is $25. Zaur said this program is backed by the National Council for Behavioral Health as well as former First Lady Michelle Obama and New York’s First Lady Michelle Paterson. After the training session, contact the organization for more information on con- tinuing education. To RSVP for the training event, contact Zaur at angela.zaur@sidney— or by phone at 488.2373. For more informa- tion about the Out of the Darkness Walk you can Visit easternmt. in front of the garage doors at city hall, with trash bags and gloves available until 2 pm. - Richland County Sportsmen Club re- ceived permission to use Moose Park for a car showSaturdayfllul‘y M , . 13. - City council ap- proved the hire of two new police officers, Brent Norby and Max Fletcher. - Jeff Hintz, public works director, report- ed pool maintenance has started early this year. He is hoping the pool will be open the Monday after Memorial Day weekend. - An air compres- sor had to be replaced, Hintz reported, which was not budgeted for this year. The total cost of $21,600 will be taken from parks and recre- ation, sewer, water and street departments. Storm drainage has been an issue for several spots around town for snow runoff and summer storms. Hintz will be attending a FEMA class in June in Butte to be able to request grant dollars from Montana Disaster and Emergency Ser- vices. 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