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8A WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011 Montana SONEY HERALD Senate OKs TransCanada pipeline In a surprise twist, the U.S. Senate passed a bill Saturday that includes language to force President Barack Obama to make a decision within 60 days on whether TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline would be of national in- terest. The bill was not expected to pass. The president has already warned he may veto the bill. It was originally delayed until af- ter the next election, which many believed was a political ploy. The White House said Sat- urday's bill "plays politics." In a press release, TransCanada said it ac- knowledged the debate in Washington, D.C., and it would work with the U.S. State Depart- ment to do whatever necessary before the 60- day deadline. The Obama administration has said it may be unlikely a decision would be made because an environmental study of the reroute in Nebraska would not be complete. "The over three-year review process for Key- stone XL has become the most detailed and comprehensive environmental review ever undertaken for a cross border pipeline. We look forward to learning in the coming days how this latest development will affect the ul- timate approval process for our project," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer. "What today's vote in- dicates is that the majority of Congress sup- ports the benefits Keystone XL will bring to the United States- 20,000 jobs for Americans and energy security through a stable, secure supply of U.S. domestic and Canadian oil." In an earlier story, the Herald incorrectly re- ported that both Montana senators were not supporters of the bill. Rather, Sen. Max Bau- cus said he did support the bill. Following the Senate vote, Baucus said he was glad to see the bipartisan agreement move forward. "It's time to put Montanans to work on the Keystone pipeline and that's why I pushed my colleagues to include this critical infrastruc- ture project in this package. We've done enough analysis and worked hard on strict en- vironmental considerations - now it's time to move forward on the jobs we need and the en- ergy security our nation deserves," Baucus said. "This payroll tax cut will make sure Montana workers don't see a dip in their pay- checks in January while we continue fighting for an even longer extension. The timing is critical for Montana families who need some extra money in their pockets so they can spend more at Montana businesses and sup- port more jobs in our state." Congratulations Heghan 00rickson November Person of the Month ...... My name is Meghan. I have been at ROI for 2.5 years. I work in the collection and processing de- partments of newspapers and cardboard at ROI. I enjoy participating in Special Olympics, watching movies and hanging out with my friends. I like to relax by staying at home and talking to my family. Richland Opportunities Inc. 1100 Silurian Lane, Sidney 488-3341 Thank you for your continuous patronage. Warm greetings for a Happy Holiday Season! / i} ..... > sIDNEY Liquor Store 809 E. Main, Sidney 433-2862 Your only local retail liquor sales outlet Save on your or pick up a 35 Off Vanities Cabinets & Mirrors 30 Off Plumbing & Electrical Supplies 30 Off Hand Tools All Barn Steel Trim Various Profiles & Colors 30 Off Caulk, Adhesives, Nails & Bolts 15 Off Power Tools 30 Off Hardware Special Items Up to 50 o/o Iff Misc. Display Windows As low as s25 ea. Steel Pro-Hung Doors 32" & 36" Various Styles As low as s75 ea. 35 Off Interior Slab & Pre-Hung Doors Various Sizes and Styles Check out ourstore fixtureslgondolas, misc, : GREAT'PLAINS. Lumber & Building Materials New Hours: Mon.-FrL 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-noon Hwy 16 South, Sidney, MT 406-488-1702 ke plan to manage, pre00,,00nt diabetes With the holiday season now here, the Montana Dia- betes Project of the Depart- ment of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) encourages Montanans to learn more about diabetes. In Montana, diabetes af- fects an estimated 53,600 adults, 7 percent of all adults and over 12 percent of adult American Indians. Diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans, more than 8 per- cent of the population. Small changes - such as losing a small amount of weight and becoming more active - can go a long.way in successfully managing the disease. For persons who do not have diabetes, these small steps can also go a long way towards preventing the disease. "Even if you know what to do to be healthy, figuring out how to do it and fitting it into your daily routine can be a big challenge," said DPHHS director Anna Whiting Sor- tell. "It is important to set re- alistic goals for managing di- abetes, and making a plan can help Montanans take the first step to reach goals." One important resource to help achieve this is a dia- betes educator. Diabetes edu- cators are health care profes- sionals (including nurses, di- etitians, pharmacists, exer- cise physiologists and podia- trists among other profes- sionals). Many have earned the certified diabetes educa- tor credential. They help peo- ple understand diabetes, de- velop a plan and work to- ward health goals. Especially during the holiday season, it is important for persons with diabetes to focus on sev- en self-care behaviors: healthy eating being active checking your blood sugar taking medication as pre- scribed problem solving for dia- betes self-care reducing risks for related health problems healthy coping With proper skills and lifestyle changes, a person with diabetes can have a full and active life. "Remember that as your life changes over time, st) does your diabetes," said DPHHS Diabetes project manager Sarah Brokaw. "Whether you are newly di- agnosed with diabetes or have been living with dia- betes for years, seeing your diabetes educator from time to time will help you manage your diabetes." Montana currently has 84 certified diabetes educators providing diabetes education services in 24 counties, many of which are rural and fron- tier areas. Humanities Montana announces grant selection Humanities Montana awarded the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives a grant of $3,548 to support their project, ' Montana Ireland Exhibit." The exhibit will consist of nine panels interpreting the immigration of the Irish and their influence on the cul- ture of Montana, along with select oral histories from the Gathering Project, and the manuscript and photograph collection of the Archives. The exhibit will be enhanced Come loin us for the Richland Rangers : !:i!! t -" ' the first year by public pre- sentations by Clara Rya., Bernadette Sweeney, Cronan O'Doibhlin and Ellen Crain. "This project builds on an earlier grant to support The Gathering," observes Ken Egan, Humanities Montana executive director. "What a fine opportunity to explore the Irish presence in Mon- tana culture." Carriers Needed If interested call Dawn, 433-2403. we ore ),our =q,I 310 2nd Ave. NE Sidney 433-2403 www.sidneyherald.com , dumni vs. Junior Gold Game Friday, Dec. 23 Girls- 5 p.m. Men:7 p.m. Admission- Free-will Donations Silent Auction Starts at S PM, Funds raised go toward beginning skaters' fees. * Wear your Holiday Sweaters to the rink. * A Day of Alumni Fun! Richland Ranger four team alumni tournament Friday, starting at 9 a.m. too! Come watch the "old Rangers" skatel