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IOA SIDNEY HERALD From page one WEDNESDAY, O DY EU,EN ROIHNSON SIDNEY HERALD "Gifts from the Heart" is a lo- ca] program designed to pro- vide a present under the tree for every child in Richland County, and to provide food baskets for families and the el- derly who are in need. "If you are worried about not being able to put a present un- der the tree for your children this year, please come to the Church of the Nazarene on Dec. 20," Helen Schmitt, Com- munity Christmas Coalition member, said. On Dec. 20 at the Church of Nazarene, 606 Nineth St. S.W., Sidney, individuals residing in Richland County who live with a child up to 18 years old and are in need are invited to select a gift for the child and receive a family food basket. There will be three shopping sessions, 6 a.m.-9 a.m., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m. for indi- viduals selecting gifts for chil- dren. "In between the shopping sessions, volunteer shoppers will run out and replace items that have been selected so that each session has similar items," Schmitt said. Financial donations may be dropped off at Stockman Bank and new unwrapped purchased items may be dropped off at the Church of the Nazarene on Dec.19 from noon until 6 p.m. Stuffed animals must come factory sealed due to health regulations. Other donated items must be new and un- wrapped. Community mem- bers are encouraged to donate items for children including items for newborns through Details immmRBitl DROP-OFF DATE is Dec. 19 at the Church of the Nazarene. SHOPPING DATE is Dec. 20 from 6- 9 a.m., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene. teens, clothing, books, puzzles, toys and persona] effects. Trees decorated with tags have been placed in local busi- nesses. Community members who wish to help neighbors in need are encouraged to select tags and purchase a gift. The business will get the item to the church. There is also a hat and mitten drive at local banks. Commu- nity members are encouraged to donate hats and mittens at participating banks. Food baskets will be avail- able for participants who need food for the holidays. The Jaycees, Central Elementary School and Sidney High School Leo Club are sponsoring the Sidney food baskets. "The Jaycees purchased over $1,500 in food. Action for East- ern Montana donated food as well. The food drives from Cen- tral Elementary and Leo Club will add to the collection. We plan for 80 food boxes. As of now, we are 20 hams short," Schmitt said. Last year, the Community Coalition assisted 89 families, 222 children and distributed 60 food boxes. "We are putting together food baskets for the elderly. If you know of anyone who could use a food basket, call 433-7421," Schmitt said. Art students of Mr. O'Dell, Sidney, and Mr. Clark, Fairview, are decorating bags which will be used by the shop- pers on Dec. 20. 'Anyone wishing to donate may select tags from the trees in businesses or purchase items on their own and deliver them to the Church of the Nazarene Dec. 19 from noon until 6 p.m. Financial dona- tions can be dropped off at Stockman Bank before Dec. 20, and a hat and mitten drive is under way at area banks," Schmitt said. Coalition members are Sid- ney Jaycees, Stockman Bank, food banks of Richland County;, National Guard Unit, A.B.A.T.E., Domestic Violence, Family Services, Office of Pub- lic Assistance, Salvation Army" St. Catherine's Catholic Church, St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Church of the Nazarene, Ebenezer Congrega- tional Church and Lonsdale United Methodist Church. Organizations donating to Gifts from the Heart include, Church of the Nazarene, Shep- herd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Stockman Bank, Mon- Dak API-Sidney Chapter, Elk River Printing, Mini Mart of Fairview, Kiwanis, P0mida, Ac- tion for Eastern Montana, St. Matthew, St. Theresa, St. Bernard, St. Michael and St. Catherine Catholic churches, Sidney Health Center employ- ees, Lambert Teen Center, Homestead Books, Central Ele- mentary School, Fairview Schools, Sidney Middle School, Sidney High School Leo Club, Rau School, Fairview Bank, Millers' Corner and American Quilter's Society. dlenr@s clney Id.c0m !i :%~ Christmas friends Tayler Mueller has her photo taken with her dogs and Santa Claus during the MonDak Humane Pet and People Pictures with Santa fund-raising event Saturday. Area children on a tight budget have a new way to shop for Christmas presents. The Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church has set up a store for children, ages 3- 10, to help complete their gift list without breaking their parents' bank. The store will be open from 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 19 and 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 20. Any youngster can buy a gift for their families and friends. No item will cost more than $3, and most items will be $1 or less. All proceeds will go to the church's building fund for the new addition being built. Gifts will be wrapped and tagged if it's de- sired. Gifts are supplied by the church's mem- bership. In addition, parents can drop their children off at the church and register them before leaving to do their own shopping town. Parents may also wait at the church. Parents help with shopping or browse the store. "We would appreciate if their child a list of the names they will t shopping for and an approximate are to spend. This will helI taggers to keep track of gifts, adichuk, one of the store's will be very generous with our pricing ery child can fill their Christmas list." Parents and children can enjoy church, and a movie will be shown fort who finish their shopping before their return. ~" ~'i Oe 7' b, -., P't, , , Register each week at any or all of the participating Merry Money businesses. Watch for registration blanks in Sunday editions of the Sidney Herald, starting Nov. 23, in these participating business ads: ~ction Auto Elk River Printing Jock Stop PATH Sidney Paint & Glass WesVCreekside/ Farm & Home Juli-ana's Pizza House Silk Rose Gallery Picnic Basket Supply Kentucky Fried Quilts & More Sunrise Music ~mimal House Finnicum's Chicken Ranger Lounge The Depot ~ma's Furniture Lee's Tire & Service Redline Audio & Triangle Nits Club 2,ountry Cottage Gem City Motors Center Cellular Thirud Office Supply 3ulligan Healthworks Lilli Pad Regal Eagle United Building [}anielson's True Homestead/South 40 M & R Cycles Restorx/Rug Centers Value Johnson Hardware & McDonald's Emporium Yellowstone Merc $1ectricland/Radio Furniture Mondak Ford Reynolds White Drug Shack John Stockhill NAPA Sidney Electric Jewelers Omni Electronics You could be one of 1 7 LUCKY MERRY MONEY cash winners each week! A total of 85 winners will be drawn during the Christmas Holidays. Ornaments still available for Fairview's Silver Bells FROM PAGE I " Sh'op, appeared busy. "The bazaar at the Waterhole Trumpower reports the miniature horses well attended," Trumpower said. ,, were a nice addition to the event. He also no- ticed Fairview's newest business, Earl's Agate edit0 sidneyhemld.c0r, i presents Clark on the Yellowstone August 2, 1806 "Between the Gangues" A painting in oil by Linda Conradsen "Shop these Merry Money businesses." New drawing weekly! One $200 winner Four $100 winners Eight $50 winners Four $25 winners Fill out registration blanks in each Merry Money ad in the Sidney Herald and deposit at each participating store by Friday noon of each week. Drawing will be held each Friday at 2 p.m. for~five weeks. Winners will be notified by phone. Each week at the Herald office, winners will draw for Merry Money businesses to spend their cash at. Winners will be announced in the following Snnday edition of the Herald! All entries must be 18 years of age. Extra registration blanks en~ available al the Sidney H~Id office. No purchase is required, Employees of the Sidney Herald and their immediate families me not eligible to enle~. we ore your storyl 310 ~ Ave. N.. Sidney 48~2~J~. ww~stdneyhefald.~om Dec. 3 until Christmas Lapidary art and precious metal jewelry by Harmon's Agate & Silver, Inc. Stop ~ Montana 124 4th Ave. North, Savage, MT 59262 406-776-2373 Open 8 a.m, to 5 p.m. da s a week