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AWARE March/August 2011 Volume 5, Number 2


“The Right Services...To the Right People...At the Right Time!”

Farm in the Dell ground-breakers, left to right: Paul Babb, Butte-Silver Bow chief executive; Mike Kerns, advisory board member for Butte FID; Evan Smalley of Helena, donor of the property; Denise Kelley, advisory board member for Butte FID; Larry Noonan, AWARE Inc. CEO; Dan Steele, advisory board member for Butte FID; Josh Cleveland, advisory board member for Butte FID; and Pandi Highland, AWARE lead clinician director and advisory board member for Butte FID. Photo by Jim Tracy

Farm in the Dell breaks ground at Buxton By Jim Tracy “The builder of the house has a greater honor than the house itself.” (Hebrews 3: 2-4) That was part of the blessing delivered by the Rev. Gale Everson at the groundbreaking June 24 for the latest Farm in the Dell on 90 acres near Buxton. With snow-capped Mount Lowell Bartels Fleecer in the background, about 35 people gathered in a pasture colored with sprays of wildflowers and clumps of sage for the ceremony, marking the construction of the fourth Farm in the


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Profile Magazine features AWARE — Page 3

Dell in Montana for people with developmental disabilities. “They’ll work here, become self-sufficient and help one another,” Lowell Bartels, president of the Helenabased Farm in the Dell International told the gathering. “It is a perfect place for our first phase of constructing a six-bedroom home, a work center and a working cattle ranch.” The home will house six people and employ about 15 full- and part-time caregivers. The work center and ranch will employ another 30-plus people raising farm products and cattle. Farm in the Dell, which also has operations in Kalispell, Helena and Great Falls, will work with MonSee Farm on Page 14 Contractor chosen for Center for Excellence — Pages 7

Psychiatrists join AWARE network — Page 9

AWARE hosts psychiatry confab — Page 16

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