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lOA-Surcby, Sept. 21,2003 the ] J[on 8]rl _nce 1908 ps BY ELLEN ROBINSON Herald-Leader .~ This past week, the Veterans of Foreign Wars distributed Buddy Poppies for donations to bene- fit disabled and needy veterans. "Saturday we will have kids out distributing them for donation all over town," said Gail Lorenz of the VFW in Sidney. The VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary raise more than $15 million annually from the yearly distri- bution of Buddy Poppies. The VFW bylaws require all proceeds from the Buddy Poppies benefit needy veterans. The VFW has been distributing the poppies since 1923. They were the first veteran organiza- tion to promote a nationally organized campaign for the annual distribution of Poppies assembled by disabled, needy and aging veterans in VA hos- pitals, state veterans homes and domiciliaries throughout the United States. The VFW units across the nation provide com- pensation to the veterans who assemble the Buddy Poppies, providing financial assistance in main- taining state and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs, and partially supporting the VFW National Home for orphans and widows of our nation's veterans. The poppy movement was inspired by the poem, "In Flanders Fields" written by Col. John McCrae of the Canadian forces before the United States entered World War I. Distributing replicas of the original Flanders' poppy originated in some of the PHOTO BY ELLEN ROBINSON More than $15 million is raised annually through the sale of Buddy Poppies. allied countries immediately after the armistice. The Buddy Poppy has been the symbolic flower of Memorial Day since its first distribution by the VFW. The VFW maintains a nationwide system of vet- erans' services officers trained to help veterans obtain benefits and to assist in establishing dis- ability claims. Nearly 50,000 men, women and children donate considerable time and effort annually in the VFW Buddy Poppies' distribution. More than 1,300 orphans of veterans have been, or are being cared for in the VFW National Home in Eaton Rapid, Mich. Photo by ] The Robert Escobedo family has traveling with children figured system, including a TV monitor and DVD player from Redline Audio was installed in their van and was "a real blessing" for dren. Principal is pleased with adjustments BY BILL VANDER WEELE Sullivan remarked his daughter is even one of Herald-Leader the sixth-grade students, so he feels comfortable Several weeks into the school year, sixth-grade with the current 6-8 grade situation. students seem to be adjusting fine to life at Sidney "Right now, things seem to be going fine for Middle School. them," Sullivan said. When more grades were added at Central Fie- During lunch hour, sixth-grade students have a mentary School, the sixth grade was switched to closed campus while the older two grades have an Sidney Middle School for space considerations, open campus. Another change is sixth graders Sidney Middle School Principal Rollie Sullivan need to travel to Central for some sports practices. describes the transition for sixth-grade students as Sullivan said those situations are going smooth- going "very, very well." ly. Senate passes funding for fish hatchery Sen. Max Baucus helped secure an additional $8 area - and all of eastern Montana. Getting these million for the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery this week as funds is great news, and we're hopeful we can get the Senate passed 98-0 the energy and water spend- the hatchery finished as soon as possible." ing bill for fiscal year 2004. Baucus urged Energy and Water Appropriations Baucus put funding for the hatchery as his "top Subcommittee Chairman Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) priority" in the spending bill because, he said, the and Ranking Member Harry Reid (D-Nev.), to project will help "create jobs and boost the econo- include funds for the hatchery. my in northeastern Montana." Reid, the top Democrat on the panel, said Ban- "I'm glad Max put the hatchery as his number cus has been "doggedly determined for years to one priority," said Chuck Lawson, chairman of get this project done." Citizens'for Fort Peck Fish Hatchery. "From the To date, Bancus and Montana's congressional beginning, Max and the delegation have been a delegation have secured $7.5 million- $1.5 million driving force in Congress for the hatchery. Max in fiscal year 2002 and $6 million in fiscal year clearly understands how important this hatchery 2003 - to design and build the $20 million Fort will be to jobs, recreation, and the economy in this Peck Fish Hatchery. "It was miserable traveling, even on short trips. But now with the video sys- tem, every trip is enjoyable." - Sheila Mother Redline Audio & Cellular has a wide variety of systems to choose from. There is one just your vehicle! Stop down and see for & Cellular Sidney 488'Ce111 CELLULARONr Carnation Evapor Milk 12 oz. can ated Gold N Plump Whole Bagged Fryers 3.75 lb. pkg. , !i Fresh Baked Banana Bread Approximate weight 2 Ibs. Crystal Farms American Cheese Singles 12 oz. Western Famil Chunk Do Food 37.5 lb. g Jiffy Corn Muffin 8 1/2 oz. Mix Jiffy Blueberry Muffin Mix 7 oz. Jiffy Pie Crust Mix 9 OZ. I I I Hershey's Semi Swee Chocolate 12 oz. t Ch i Hershey's Milk Chocol 11.5 oz. Hershey's Butterscotc 10 oz. a h Peanut Butter ps te C Chi hi ps Western Family Ply Bathroom Tissue 36 roll pack Viva Paper Towels 8 roll pack Phone 433-2305 Grocery - 433-1902 Meat Dept. - 433-51 Mon. thru Sat. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Sun. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1151