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Red Cross Looking For Blood Donors

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

Please help support the our local Barrett Hospital blood needs by donating blood on Thursday August 7th at the National Guard Armory scheduled from 1 to 6 pm.  The American Red Cross is the local blood provider for Barrett Hospital and we need your help.  For more information and to make appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go online at www.redcrossblood.org

Dillon Community
Blood Drive
@ National Guard Armory – 1070 MT. HWY 41
Thursday, August 7th
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
To schedule your appointment, please call 1-800-Red Cross (733-2767) or go online at redcrossblood.org
The American Red Cross is the local blood provider for Barrett Hospital.

Hunter’s Education Classes Coming Soon

The 2014 fall Dillon Area Hunter Education course will be held at the Dillon Middle School on Aug. 18-20 from 9 a.m. to noon and Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The field day will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dillon Rifle and Pistol Club Range. Online registration is required.

To successfully complete the hunter education course, students must attend all classroom sessions, pass a written test and attend the field day.

Online registration can be found at fwp.mt.gov under the “Education” tab. A parental “Acknowledgment of Risk” form and a “Student Code of Conduct” form must be downloaded, completed and handed in on Aug. 18. Students will not be admitted to class if these forms are not completed and handed in at the first class. Continue reading

Join The Fun! Help Out The Library

The Grand Finale event, which closes the official summer reading program at the Dillon Public Library, is scheduled for Thursday morning, July 31st at 10:00 am. We invite the community to help our children celebrate their reading accomplishments. The Library needs assistance in the set-up, running and take-down phases of this event. There is a volunteer sign-up sheet at the Circulation desk. Please consider stopping by the Library and signing up to help with this community event.

It is a joyful experience to watch these children realize the “fruits of their labor.” For the past two months all of the enrollees (179 enrolled) have been earning “boom bucks” by reading – one boom buck for every ½ hour they read or are read to or listen to a book or one boom buck for every 15 minutes spent with books for pre-readers. The children have also earned money by creating special projects: drums, books, and currently on display – Robots! (And what a display of creative energy we currently have with the nine homemade robots which were turned in! Please stop by and see them.) The Grand Finale is the event at which summer readers get to spend their boom bucks – playing games and buying treats and toys, all of which need to be organized and prepared for the event to proceed smoothly. Continue reading

Vegetarians Are Less Healthy and Have a Worse Quality Of Life than Meat Eaters

NOTE: Although I’m normally very suspect of any information coming from a group that  has the terms “World”, “Global” or “United Nations” in their names, this seemed reasonable.

According to the study, those who abstain from meat are “less healthy (in terms of cancer, allergies, and mental health disorders), have a lower quality of life, and also require more medical treatment.”

Vegetarians were twice as likely to have atopy (allergies), a 50 percent increase in cancer and a 50 percent increase in heart attacks. They also drank less alcohol.

This is not the first time counter-intuitive research has shown the negative effects of consuming a meat-free diet.

In 2010 the WHO published a study where 30,604 people were followed for an average of 8.7 years on their fruit and vegetable consumption. Those who consumed the recommended 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables a day did not have less cancer nor enjoyed better health. They were even forced to conclude the opposite.

>> Read more at Breitbart.com >>

Foster Illegals Including Adults, Get Paid $7,000 per Month

The federal government is in dire need of U.S. citizens willing to house the thousands of illegal immigrants who enter the country each week, and they are willing to pay them to do so.

The Texas-based nonprofit Catholic Charities is currently seeking out foster families for the migrants, most of whom come from Central America. Ruth Braiser, a spokeswoman for the organization, told Breitbart Texas that foster families can receive monthly payments for housing adult immigrants who are under 23-years-old.

“Most of our children are 15 to 17-years-old,” she said. “But some stay in our program until they are 22-years-old; if they’re still working on getting their high school diploma, they can stay until they’re that age.”

>> Read more at Breitbart >>

Helix Business Solutions to Launch Technology Boot Camps in Southwest Montana

DILLON, Mont.—Helix Business Solutions (Helix) has partnered with the University of Montana Western in offering a series of technology boot camps in Dillon, Mont. More than an introduction to Customer Experience software, each week-long boot camp will be a high-intensity, fast-paced immersion into the concepts, features, and capabilities surrounding the successful implementation of Oracle’s Cloud Service (RightNow) platform. Helix, in coordination with the University, is offering internships to selected candidates with the intended purpose of providing future employment based in Southwest Montana. As participation is by invitation, qualified individuals can contact Helix for more information.

“We are thrilled to begin our training boot camps in Dillon,” said Dillon native, Travis Cottom. Travis leads Helix’s expansion into Montana. “Our boot camps provide an incredible opportunity for prospective interns and employees to dive deep into the Oracle Cloud Service product while also getting acquainted with Helix’s unique culture.” Continue reading

Governor of the Montana District of Kiwanis International to Speak To Dillon Kiwanis

Kiwanis_LogoMike Miller, Governor of the Montana District of Kiwanis International, will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, July 30 meeting of the Dillon Kiwanis.

Miller will report on the 99th International Convention held earlier this month in Chiba, Japan.

The Kiwanis meet each Wednesday at 12 p.m. at the Dillon Elks Lodge in downtown Dillon. The program begins at 12:15. Visitors are welcome.

The Kiwanis Club of Dillon has been serving our community since 1940.

Woodpecker Causes Accident In Florida.

One female was knocked unconscious and transported to Englewood Community Hospital for treatment. The other driver had minor injuries and refused treatment.

Both lanes of westbound SR 776 were briefly blocked.

Just before the crash, the driver of a Ford sedan stopped on Sunnybrook Blvd. to pick up the injured bird, which was on the side of the road. After picking up the bird, the driver said that the bird got loose inside her car and got tangled in her hair, which caused her to panic and run a red light. She was found at fault, but no citations were issued.

>> Read full story at WINK News >>