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April 6th, 2005

Parquets are competition trap shooting family

What began as accepting a casual invitation to experience what trap shooting was all about has grown to become a family hobby.

Tom and Mary Parquet and their daughter, Kristi, are now regular competitors in league and in registered trap shooting ... to the point that the family shot just over 12,000 shells last summer. Still, that is little compared with one South Dakota competitive shooter who fired 13,200 shells in 2004, just in competition.


Drowning worms …

I love to fish. At least I think I do. I have children, so I don’t remember any more. Kids do that to a person ... about more than just fishing.

Way back in BC (before children) I caught panfish that were too big for the pan. I could smell frying trout even before the lure hit the water. I remember a day ending as the sun hit the horizon, just as the largest bass I ever caught hit the popper that I had plopped expertly next to a submerged stump ... on 10 lb. line ... and it was THIS big.

The last thing that I actually fished out of the lake was my daughter.


Dirt track racers car show

The “Local Dirt Track Racers Car Show” ... will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., followed by a short parade, on Saturday, April 9. Mike Noteboom (center) is hosting the display and information time at Les’ Body Shop. Sons, Jeremy (left) and Travis (right), will be with car drivers to talk about the sport and the cars.

For the second year, Mike Noteboom will be hosting the “Local Dirt Track Racers Car Show.” From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, Les’ Body Shop parking lot will be filled with around 14 cars that can make any lead-footed, white-knuckled driver drool. Bring your camera so you can have a picture taken in front of the dirt track race car of your dreams.

Racers from the Philip area will gladly answer questions about the cars and about dirt track racing. The sport is one that requires a car, skill, and an overpowering desire for adrenaline.


Rasma Lielmane violin concert in Philip

The world-renowned violinist Rasma Lielmane will be performing a concert in Philip. The concert will be open to the public and will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14.

The sponsor for the event is the First National Bank of Philip. This will be the third concert performed in Philip by Lielmane. The piano accompanist will be Gints Berzins, a Latvian musician renowned in his own right. The two have a busy concert schedule; in Sturgis on the 13th, Philip the 14th, Minneapolis the 16th, Chicago the 17th ....


Philip Livestock Auction hosts two R-CALF USA fundraisers

The Philip Livestock Auction hosted a fundraiser for R-CALF USA on Tuesday, April 5, at which R-CALF USA Director Herman Schumacher spoke on behalf of the organization. They will host a second event is slated for 1 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, April 12.

Paul Slovek, and his son, Casey Slovek, both of Philip, donated a calf for the rollover auction on April 5. Glen Bennett of Philip will donate a calf for the benefit on April 12.

Everyone who donates at least $50 will receive a one-year membership to R-CALF USA.

On January 10, R-CALF USA filed a lawsuit in U.S.


March 16th

School board … improvements and upkeep projects are in the works

Building maintenance and improvements were the larger part of the scheduled Haakon School District #27-1 board meeting on Monday, March 15.

The board’s building committee recently toured the country schools. The unused Plum Creek school building is in terrible condition. If the building were needed again, renovating it would cost more than bringing in a mobile unit as a replacement. The old building was voted to be surplused and will be offered at auction.

The other country schools are in excellent shape.


Chamber of Commerce holds monthly meeting

The Philip Chamber of Commerce held its monthly meeting Monday, March 14, at The Steakhouse with approximately 25 members present.

Chamber President Glenn Parsons welcomed members then informed them that the Community Assessment teams will be assigned chairpersons, who will then be contacting Chamber members to set up future meetings. Assessment teams are Housing, Beautification, Library, Recreation/Community Center, Signage and Business Development.


Jambor is new Lake Waggoner Golf Course manager

As of the first of March, John Jambor is the new general manager of the Lake Waggoner Golf Club and Course of Philip. He has already moved to town and begun seasonal preparations at the course.

His formal introduction to the club members will be at the annual meeting at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at The Steakhouse in Philip. Election of new officers, planning discussions for the clubhouse, and a membership drive will be the other main points of the meeting.


70 years of married life

Floyd and Ruby Sammons' wedding anniversary will be celebrated with an open house on March 26th in Midland. Hard times and good times, all wrapped around a great family, will be part of the get-together and the reminiscing.

March 24th, 1935 was a blissful day way back when; a day now to be especially honored by Floyd and Ruby Sammons of Midland on their 70th wedding anniversary. Marrying in Custer, living and working in many different places since, but now settled again in Midland, the Sammons have seen and experienced hard times and good times. They have done so together.

The two grew up in the Hermosa area and remember the “dirty 30s.” “You can’t realize how rough it can get, but our families made it through,” said Floyd. They agreed to get married and begin their own family.


David L. Moodie

David L. Moodie, 73, died Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Deaconess Hospital in Billings due to injuries sustained from an accidental fall the previous day.

David was born March 13, 1931 in Hewitt, Minnesota to Alexander and Agnes (Erickson) Moodie. He graduated from Herman High School and served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954.

On September 10, 1954, he was united in marriage to Beverly Brunkow in Herman, Minnesota. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Dave’s father, Alex, founded Moodie Implement in 1932 in the Central Minnesota town of Hewitt.