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SIDNEY HERALD Montono WEDNESDAY, : ;~C ,: ~4;;;o As U.S. Sen. Max Baucus joined President Bush at the Medicare prescription drug bill signing ceremony, the se- nior senator from Montana hailed the historic bill as a "good starting point" and said he'll continue to work to make it better for Montana seniors. Baucus, who was one of the small groups selected to iron out differences between the House and Senate Medicare bills, helped broker a compro- mise that will provide a long- awaited prescription drug benefit to seniors on Medi- care, bring more than $115 million to Montana hospitals and doctors, and help provide Montanans with access to quality, affordable health care. Baucus teamed up with Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) to write the Senate version of the bill, which will help all 143,000 seniors in Montana on Medi- care, especially those seniors with low incomes, about 52,000 people or a third of the state's total senior population on Medicare. The $400 billion Medicare reform measure was endorsed by AARP Montana, the Mon- tana Medical Association and the Montana Hospital Associ- ation. "The chairman of the fi- nance committee in the Sen- ate, Sen. Chuck Grassley, did a noble job," Bush said. he at the GOOD CENTS STORE We're Moving! To reduce inventory, the Good Cents Store is having a Relocation Sale. BAG SALE: All you can get in a bag for $2.00 per bag! Stop in and check out our supply of Christmas decorations at great prices! Plus, hockey equipment, sticks and skates for those hockey enthusiasts. Great deals storewide! Please hold onto your donations until we are in our new location as we will need items to restock our shelves. 714 W Holly St Sidney, MT 406-488-5008 'Today is an historic day for Medicare and our seniors.' Max Baucus U.S. senator was joined in this task by the ranking member of the fi- nance committee, Sen. Max Baucus of Montana." "Today is an historic day for Medicare and our seniors," Baucus said. "I've worked to provide Montana's seniors with a real prescription drug benefit. This bill is not perfect. But it brings us one step closer to ensuring seniors will never again have to choose between paying the bills and buying the medicine they need. I'm very proud of my work on this bill and I'm committed to working together in the coming months and years to make it even bet- ter for Montana." Unlike President Bush's original Medicare proposal that would have pushed se- niors into private health care plans and HMOs to receive a comprehensive drug benefit, the plan will provide seniors with prescription drugs while giving them the choice to stay in traditional Medicare. Ban- cus noted the new program is entirely voluntary. LIBBYBERNDTI~ Remembering Elks members Richard Cayko of Sidney Lodge No. 1782 Order of the Elks extinguishes candles during the parted brothers. Elks Lodgeshonor past members the first Sunday of December in memorial throughout the United States. The local organization conducted its ceremony Sunday, 279 members they have lost. The State Auditor's Office cautioned Mon- tartans this about a new seam that's hitting their e-mail accounts. "Nationwide people have bee]] hit hard by this scam," Auditor John Morrison said. "Mon- tanans need to be aware and cautious about sending personal information to anyone, espe- cially over e-mail." The e-mail appears to come from Citibank re- garding "your checking account at citibank." It does not, and Citibank is in no way involved in the distribution of this e-mail. The e-mail tells recipients that their Citibank checking ac- count will be suspended unless they accept new terms and conditions, and directs a site that appears to lent site req first four digits of The State Auditor's Office has ports of this occurring in Montana. 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