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Celebrate National Blood Donor Month, Give Life By Jessica Bayramian Byerly


“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”










~Kahlil Gibran The standard whole blood donation – a mere pint – has the potential to save three lives. With someone needing blood approximately every two seconds in this country, an excess of 41,000 blood donations are needed every single day. National Blood Donor Month honors the 9.2 million donors in the United States that have taken the time to save a life and the 3.3 million of which that did so this year alone. But, it’s also about educating the public and encouraging new donors and volunteers to get involved. Considering red blood cells’ shelf life is only 42 days, blood is continually depleted and must be replaced. Unfortunately, as busy schedules

and hazardous weather conditions prevail during the winter months, donations wane while the need remains constant. The process for giving blood is simple, with the actual donation lasting less than 15 minutes and the entire process about an hour. First, donors must meet minimum age, weight and health requirements and present photo identification or a donor card. After registering, each donor supplies a brief medical history, is given a mini-physical, provides the donation and is offered refreshments. A donor is capable of giving whole blood about every two months. “This year, you can make a difference,” says Thomas Hensley, Donor Recruitment Representative in the Bozeman office. “All it takes is your willingness to help someone in need and a unit of your blood.” And even people who are unable to donate can make that difference by

volunteering or organizing a blood drive. With a mission “to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors,” the American Red Cross (ARC) is part of the largest volunteer network in the world, a worldwide organization that can be found in 187 countries. Clara Barton and a group of equally concerned cohorts founded the ARC in 1881. During the following 23 years, Barton led the ARC in its first disaster relief efforts and military aid provision. In 1940, Dr. Charles Drew initiated the ARC blood program, which now supplies approximately 40% of the United States’ blood supply, supporting patients in 2,700 hospitals across the country. Currently, over 130 years after its inception, the ARC assists during national disasters; supports members of the military and their families; collects, processes and distributes blood; offers health and safety education and training; and provides international relief and development. On a local level, the ARC provides services to more than 30 hospitals in all 56 counties and seven reservations throughout Montana, operating administrative offices in Great Falls, Bozeman Kalispell, Helena and Missoula. A charitable organization, not a government agency, the ARC relies on generous volunteer and donor support in order to fulfill its mission to serve Montana residents, the American people and the international community at large. For more information about National Blood Donor Month or to get involved, call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit


According to • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood. • The number of blood donations collected in the U.S. in a year: 15.7 million • Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year. • Healthy bone marrow makes a constant supply of red cells, plasma and platelets. The body will replenish the elements given during a blood donation – some in a matter of hours and others in a matter of weeks. • If you began donating blood at age 17 and donated every 56 days until you reached 76, you would have donated 48 gallons of blood, potentially helping save more than 1,000 lives! • Type O-negative blood is needed in emergencies before the patient’s blood type is known and with newborns that need blood. • Forty-five percent of people in the U.S. have Type O (positive or negative) blood. • Only three percent of people in the U.S. have AB-positive blood type. AB-positive type blood donors are universal donors of plasma, which is often used in emergencies, for newborns and for patients requiring massive transfusions. Source:








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December 12TH @ 6:00pm Bridal Affaire – January 25th


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The GAC exhibit hosts a variety of sculptures, introducing viewers to many artistic approaches. The goal of the program is to add at least one piece to the permanent collection each year and expand further throughout downtown, bringing unique works to optimal locations. For more information about the GAC and Mitch Billis, visit www.

Christmas Stroll

Memorial Benches The Library Foundation still has one park bench available for memorials or to honor someone special. Please contact Paula at 582-2426 if you would like to purchase one of the beautiful wood benches gracing the Library grounds and along the trail to Pete’s Hill. The Foundation has placed 23 benches so far. This is an exhibition of works by the MSU senior photography class. There will be music and light hors d'oeuvres.

Ender’s work has appeared in several locations around Montana and will be exhibited in the Library’s Atrium Gallery through February. All paintings on exhibit are for sale, with a portion benefiting the Bozeman Public

This event is free and open to the public.

Art Opening: Edd Enders Friday, January 10th, 6 – 7:30PM Atrium Gallery The Bozeman Public Library Foundation invites you to come and view “Movement. Montana,” a new exhibit of unique and interpretive oil paintings depicting the fascinating, yet familiar, shape of native trees as seen through the eyes of Livingston artist Edd Enders.

his experiences and process as he displays his career and skills to benefit the local artistic community. Montucky Cold Snacks will provide refreshments.

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The Northern Winds Flute Circle and Friends Performance Monday, January 27th, 7 – 8PM Large Community Room The Northern Winds Flute Circle and Friends, including Rick Lawrence, Laura Young, Dave Rusling, Amanda Cater, and Ron Yaw, will perform traditional, contemporary and original music, history and stories of the Native American and other world flutes. Joined by violist Stephen Guggenheim and guitarist Dan Smith, the group will demonstrate many different styles of playing and end with an audience participation “jam session.” If you love the haunting, mystical sounds of these flutes or would simply like to learn more, this is the night for you. For more information, call Laura Young at 586-8892 or Paula at 582-2426.

For more information about Friday Forums, please contact Paula at 582-2426.

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Local sculptor Mitch Billis will present his stories, process and creations as part of the Gallatin Art Crossing (GAC) Monthly Lecture Series. Billis has been sculpting bronze for years in the Bozeman area and recently contributed to the GAC in the form of his piece, “My Story,” which is located at the entrance to the Bozeman Public Library. Come enjoy Billis’ presentation regarding

The first Friday Forum of 2014 will be Maddy Pope with The Trust for Public Land discussing the Story Mill project. This project has received funding from the

Open Recital Saturday, January 11th, 2 – 3PM The Bozeman Library Foundation and Jeni Fleming welcome any and all listeners as her private piano students present their biannual piano recital. Students of all levels and ages (from four to 40) will present a piece to showcase their semester’s work in private piano lessons.

Whether your wedding vision is elegant, contemporary or rustic, The Baxter has a venue that can be tailored to your style. Your wedding day is one of life’s most important celebrations and you deserve the best on your special day.

Monday, February 17th, 7PM Bozeman Public Library Large Conference Room Admission: Free

Friday Forum: Wonderlust Friday, January 10th, 12 – 1:30PM Large Community Room The Bozeman Public Library and Library Foundation have a new program partner, Wonderlust, for their Friday Forums monthly discussion series. Wonderlust is for people who want to continue learning throughout their lives, through non-credit (no grades!) classes taught by knowledgeable experts, side trips (one-time classes), book clubs and monthly forums on topics of local interest. The Friday Forums will be held on the second Friday of the month. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and an open mind.

The Trust For Public Land is a national organization with local offices working to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks. The goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature.

Library. The Library Foundation will provide refreshments during the reception. Call 582-2425 for more information.


Gallatin Art Crossing Monthly Lecture Series Presents Mitch Billis

Yoga for All Tuesdays, 11 – 11:45 Large Community Room Yoga For All continues in 2014 every Tuesday starting January 7. Taught by accomplished yoga instructor Karen Averitt, this weekly class is for moms, dads or caregivers with their baby or babies (or not!) or for anyone in the community who wishes to attend. Please bring your own mat. Call Paula at 582-2426 for more information.

new Bozeman Parks and Trail Bond passed in November 2012. Story Mill is one of the first projects to earn the funding and Maddy will be presenting on the progress to date, as well as hearing from community members.

The 33rd Annual Christmas Stroll – Bozeman’s biggest and most beloved winter festival.

Socially and community-minded, CSG uses anti-graffiti vinyl for community beautification projects around Bozeman and around the country. The company has a real passion for volunteering and giving back, especially to organizations that support youth. Given its mission, CSG donated much of the cost for the Library

project, including securing a grant from Northwestern Energy. The Hamp family donated the balance of the cost. The Bozeman Library Foundation organized this project for the Library and looks forward to more exciting wraps in the future! For more information, contact the Foundation at 582-2426 or visit or

Photography Exhibition

Notice anything different about our garbage cans and electrical boxes? They clearly belong at the Library! Thanks to Ryan Rickert and all the folks at Clean Slate Group (CSG) for making us look good. Two garbage cans are wrapped depicting children’s books – one at the front door and one by the back bike racks. The electrical boxes along the trail system on the south end of the grounds are artfully wrapped with an image of bookshelves and wonderful memorial to Shirley Hamp, a long-time Library patron and supporter who passed away in 2013. Shirley loved hummingbirds, so you’ll see them adorning the box, beautifully painted by local artist Wendy Marquis.

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The root cause of SAD is a lack of sunshine. The degree to which mood, concentration, socialization, appetite and sleep are impacted has much to do with geography, individual brain chemistry and genetics. The most obvious treatment is natural light exposure, preferably obtained by spending at least 30 minutes outdoors each day. Even opening the shades every day, sitting next to windows whenever possible, purchasing “full spectrum” light bulbs or “sunbox” lights designed to mimic the sun’s beneficial rays can be helpful. A number of additional strategies can be effective in combatting and managing the symptoms of SAD.

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If you have experienced two or more difficult winters and have tried these suggestions, it may be time to see your doctor. Anti-depressants can help, especially when used in conjunction with light therapy, which has an immediate effect that lasts for hours. Don’t be afraid to reach out; you’re not alone. For more information, please contact the Gallatin Mental Health Center at 556-6500.

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CLASSES AND EVENTS Pre-registration is required for all F-11 classes and workshops. Class sizes are small to allow for individualized attention and plenty of time to ask questions. To get the details on these classes and events, pre-register and discover what learning opportunities are on the horizon at F-11, visit OSX Mavericks Tuesday & Wednesday, January 14th & 15th, 5:30 – 7PM Fee: $69.99 Whether you just got your first Apple computer or are a longtime Mac user who upgraded, you want to get familiar with its operating system. Learn how to navigate new features to make your digital life simpler. iPad Basics Tuesday & Wednesday, January 21st & 22nd, 5:30 – 7PM Fee: $69.99

Love your iPad? Love it even more when you become better acquainted with what you and your iPad can achieve together. Let iPad guru Briana Bell walk you through useful features, settings and helpful hints available on, and for, your iPad. Whether you already have an iPad or are still thinking about getting one, take advantage of this fun and informative session.

picture modes are and how to use them to quickly get the images you want; improve your composition skills; get tips on macro; and go from “push and pray” to creative and fun with the skills you learn in this class. Basic Digital Photography Wednesday, February 5th, 5:30 – 7:30PM Fee: $49.99 or $129.99 for both Basic and Intermediate sessions

Nikon Cameras Saturday, January 25th, 9AM – 4PM Fee: $149.99

Get the basics on the what, when and why of digital camera settings and get comfortable with the geek-speak of digital photography. Learn about essential accessories that make your life easier and your pictures shine. Protect your pictures and your investment by learning the right way to care for memory cards and batteries. Whether you’re a confused or new owner of either a point-and-shoot camera or a camera that accepts interchangeable lenses, this two-hour class is designed to clarify that transition..

Get familiar with all the ways your Nikon digital camera can make it simpler for you to take great images. Learn basics like exposure and exposure modes, as well as more advanced topics like ISO, metering, focusing and white balance, along with how to choose the appropriate file type and size. The classroom sessions introduce you to in-camera image optimizing, histograms and metadata. Put your new skills to use in an outdoor shooting session with Briana Bell. Bring your camera and manual, a charged battery, an empty card and clothing appropriate for the weather. Your class handouts offer plenty of space to take notes and there will be time to ask questions.

Intermediate Digital Photography Thursday & Friday, February 6th & 7th, 5:30 – 7:30PM Fee: $99.99 or $129.99 for both Basic and Intermediate sessions

Point & Shoot Basics Monday, February 3rd, 5:30 – 7:30PM Fee: $49.99

Take the next step in your creative journey. Get familiar with resolution, ISO, zoom, exposure, focus, composition, exposure modes, basic and advanced white balance, metadata and histograms. Learn how these techniques apply to real picture taking situations. This class is designed to strengthen your confidence and competence in digital imaging. It doesn’t matter what brand of camera you use. This two-session class is for owners of cameras that accept interchangeable lenses rather than point and shoot users. Beginning students, please complete Basic Digital Photography before taking this class.

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The long dark winter nights offer a perfect opportunity to organize your images. The essentials of the process are as simple as the ABC’s: A is for album – your very best images that you want to have in an album or book; B is for backing up (more on that in a moment); and C is for can – toss it or delete it. There is one more, S, which stands for story. If an image is part of a larger story, you need to keep it whether it’s a great image or not.

Verge Theatre is proud to present The Third Annual All Original Comedy Revue: Requiem for a Selfie, in addition to a number of classes for the whole family, this January. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at or by calling (406) 587-0737, ext. 1. Verge Theatre is located at 2304 North 7th Ave. As always, you can visit our website or Facebook page for more information.

Get moving on your photo projects. What photo album do you wish you had to look at, but don’t? What photo gift do you wish you could give to someone, but only have a print of the image you want to use?

Third Annual All Original Comedy Revue: Requiem for a Selfie Fridays and Saturdays, January 10th – 25th, 8PM Admission: $12/General, $10/Students & Seniors

If negatives are not available, get the prints themselves scanned. With F-11 Photo’s “Shoebox Scanning Kit” fill the box with as many as 2000 pictures and they are scanned for only $159.99. The scanned images are high resolution and can be used to make new pictures larger than the original prints. Imagine the time you save by letting someone else scan those images, even if you did have a scanner this good at home. The scanned digital pictures on DVD can be used to back up your photo collection and make all of the creative photo product options available to digital photographers. Get duplicate DVDs to share the entire photo collection with family members. Next, make sure your prints are properly stored. PrintFile offers archival storage boxes for photographs that will extend the life of a print and allow you to organize at the same time.


Start the new year with a familiar recipe from your theatrical pals at Verge Theater. The recipe is as follows: Mix six actors, recent events, pop culture and parody; improv vigorously; add a much needed dose of shenanigans; stir in four requisite Facebook jokes, three Twitter clichés and a pratfall with an iPhone; and laugh ferociously! We’re bringing an all-new comedy revue to the stage in January. Our team of actors will boldly wring out 2012 and blindly ring in 2013 with a mad adventure into a realm we like to call Requiem for a Selfie. Saturday Night Live is for nonagenarians (that’s people in their 90s). Second City is for Midwesterners. Our all original comedy revue is for YOU!

Classes Adult Intro to Improvisation Sunday, January 12th, 4:30 – 6PM Fee: $150 Our Level 1, Intro to Improvisation class delves into the basics of improv and the importance of supporting your fellow class members. In this class, you will learn improv basics, object work, environment in a scene, and improv games that allow you to practice all these skills. Molly Hannan, resident funny woman and a member of our Improv on the Verge troupe, will be leading the class. Class begins on Sunday, January 12th and runs every Sunday for nine weeks. Kid’s Classes in Musical Theater and Comedy Improv Saturdays, January 4th – March 1st Grades 1-3: Musical Theatre 10 – 11AM, Comedy Improvisation 11AM – 12PM Grades 4-6: Comedy Improvisation 10 – 11AM, Musical Theatre 11AM – 12PM Fee: $100 for one discipline, $180 for both) These fun and educational classes are for kids in first- through sixth-graders. The musical theatre classes allow your child to be the Broadway star they know they are; the comedy improv classes teach your child to trust her instincts while cracking up her classmates! Kids are welcome to try a class on the first day before committing to the session! Call Erin at 587-0737, ext. 3 or email her at erin@ to reserve your child’s spot in one or both of these classes.


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Individual Tutoring: Achieve more from your Apple Computer and iPad By appointment, during regular store hours F-11 offers one-on-one tutoring. Our Apple pros are ready to help you learn the basics of the Apple operating system or help you explore the powerful software that comes on every Apple computer. Whatever you want to learn, we’ve got the help you need. Call 406.586.3281 to learn more, set up a session or purchase a gift certificate.

IMAGING GROUPS The Bozeman Photoshop Users Group (BPUG) and Glass House Photography Group each have their own newsletters that update members on activities. BPUG meets Tuesday, January 14th, from 5:30 to 7PM. The Glass House Group meets Monday, January 27th, from 5:30 to 7PM. Subscribe at Meetings are generally held at F-11 at 16 East Main in downtown Bozeman and pre-registration is not required.

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To make an off-computer backup of digital images (essential!), try the Picture Keeper Photo Backup. Plug the Picture Keeper into the USB port on your computer and let it do the work of searching photo files and creating backup copies. For just under $30, the 4GB model holds up to 4,000 photos. That should serve your storage needs for just a little while. When you fill one, it’s small enough to store in a safety deposit box; and it is a great choice if you want to use those images on a photo kiosk to make prints. There is also a Picture Keeper app for your phone. It sends uncompressed images to a folder on the computer desktop to be backed up with the rest of your pictures. If you have an iPhone, be sure to turn on iCloud as another means of backup and sharing.

Organize Your Photos This Winter

Investing a few hours this winter means you’ll be able to create a year’s worth of 100% personalized gifts in 2014.

Where are most of your photos right now? Stockpiled on your camera’s memory card? On your phone? Stored in boxes stacked in a closet? Don’t let your family images languish when you could be enjoying them.

P.S.: Your family movies can be transferred to DVD, as well. Videotape has a short life compared to still photos. A correctly stored videotape loses 20% of its upper end video signal in a relatively short 10 to 25 years. How old are the videotapes in your closet?

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16 East Main Street • Bozeman, Montana 59715 • 406.586.3281 • F-11 Photographic Supplies is pleased to provide the following groups, classes and events throughout January; please join us for any or all of these exciting educational opportunities. For further information call (406) 586-3281, visit www.f11photo. com, or stop by the store at 16 East Main in downtown Bozeman and pick up a free class brochure.





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MVSS is Montana’s most skilled and experienced small animal surgery referral service. Dr. Mark Albrecht is the only small animal residency trained surgeon in Montana. He is one of the first 50 surgeons in the world to be trained by Dr. Slocum to do Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomies (TPLO) and the first person in Montana to offer TPLO surgeries. We are a beta test site for the Canine Unicompartmental Elbow Procedure (CUE)- a revolutionary treatment for elbow dysplasia.

problems, lick granulomas, allergies and general wellness. • Advanced anesthesia care based on recommendations and consultation with a Board Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologist. • Every pet that undergoes anesthesia has a dedicated anesthetist whose sole job is to make sure anesthesia runs smoothly and your pet is safe. • Uniquely designed anesthesia recovery area and warming kennels help provide a smoother, gentler recovery after anesthesia. • Experienced oncology (cancer care) for pets from surgery to chemotherapy. • Dental care from prophylactic cleanings to advanced care. Dr. Kari Swenson, DVM has completed further training in advanced extractions and restoratives with Dr. Tony Woodward of Montana Pet Dental, a Board Certified Veterinary Dentist. Dr. Woodward also provides service to Montana at Gallatin Veterinary Hospital every month. • Rehabilitation services with Jen Hill, CCRP and Kali Randall, CVT including laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, e-stim and customized at-home exercises. • Laparoscopic surgery including minimally invasive spays - the least painful way to spay your pet. • Digital Radiography (X-rays) along with digital dental radiography. This technology and our level of expertise allow us to better diagnose and then treat your loved ones. Digital images facilitate fast, easy consults by Board Certified specialists. • Diagnostic ultrasound, with monthly visits from Dr. Brit Culver - one of only two Board Certified Small Animal Internists practicing in Montana. • On-site laboratory services for fast results for critical care patients and special pricing from Antech for outside services allowing for advanced testing with great pricing.

Community Involvement

In the last year, we have made monetary donations (in conjunction with our wonderful clients) through projects such as our Holiday Pet Pictures and the Bozeman Canine Classic K9-9K. In addition, we have also donated services to the following shelters: Heart of the Valley (Bozeman) Stafford Animal Shelter (Livingston) Lewis & Clark Humane Society (Helena) Chelsea Bailey Butte Siverbow Animal Shelter (Butte) Albert’s Angel Fund (Butte) Bitterroot Humane Society (Hamilton) Bassett Rescue of Montana (Missoula)

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GHV provides complete general and advanced pet care, including extended and Saturday hours. • Acupuncture - Dr. Sara Hann, DVM,CVA (one of our new team members) is using acupuncture to provide complimentary care to treat arthritis, lameness, postoperative pain, nerve injury, back and muscle pain, GI


If you are interested in further information on our humanitarian projects, please give us a call at 587-4458. Or visit us at 1635 Reeves Rd. E., or online at


Cervical Cancer Awareness Month January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. At Bridgercare, we help women sort through questions and concerns about HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), cervical cancer and women’s health. Armed with basic information, women can take simple steps to be informed and stay healthy. Cervical cancer is preventable. Sensitive pap tests that look at cervical cells and tests that find HPV subtypes associated with abnormal cells are available. Research shows that most HPV infections will be resolved by a woman’s own immune system over time. This means that pap screening doesn’t need to be done before the age of 21, and the time between tests can be longer than a year in most cases. Women should discuss when to have paps and annual exams with their healthcare provider. The recommended testing schedule is based on a woman’s health history, age and other factors. We also know that the timeframe over which abnormal cervical conditions may persist is months to years. This means that if women follow recommended screening guidelines for pap and HPV testing, abnormal cervical cells can be identified, monitored or treated (if needed) well before they become serious. Women and men should consider getting the vaccine for HPV, which

consists of three shots that provide long-term protection against high-risk HPV types that cause cervical cancer and, in some cases, genital warts. While the vaccine provides reliable protection, it is not a substitute for limiting partners, using condoms and employing communication and judgment before entering sexual relationships. All of these measures reduce the risk for cervical cancer in women and sexually transmitted infections in general. Many women and men reduce their risk for cervical and other cancers by successfully quitting tobacco. Nicotine is a strong booster to cancerous cells of all kinds. The Montana Tobacco Quit Line, at 866-485-QUIT (7848), is a free resource if you are ready to quit and dramatically improve your wellbeing in the process. Bridgercare, the Affordable Care Act and the Montana Cancer Control Program make it easy and affordable to take care of your reproductive health. We’re here to help with accurate information, experienced healthcare and support! A local non-profit, Bridgercare provides excellent, affordable reproductive and sexual healthcare and education to men and women regardless of ability to pay. Please visit to find out more.

ZoeCare Pregnancy & STD Testing Clinic Serving the greater Gallatin Valley Community since 1978

ZoeCare is the new name of Bozeman’s community pregnancy and STD testing clinic. Formerly Zoe Women’s Services, ZoeCare encompasses the expansion of our services. We now offer limited STD/STI (sexually transmitted disease/infection) testing and treatment for women AND men. This is in addition to the services we have offered for many years, including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, options counseling, consultation and education regarding sexual health. All our services are provided FREE of charge to our patients regardless of race, religion, or gender. Our mission is to provide men and women with education regarding unplanned pregnancies, STDs, sexual integrity and sexual health. If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy or have concerns about the sexual history of your partner, you will find confidential, compassionate care and support at ZoeCare. You probably have a lot of questions and ZoeCare is your source for answers. We recognize you want to be fully informed about all of your options. Our services include: medical quality pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, sexually transmitted disease and infection (STD/STI) testing and treatment, as well as education information, caring client/patient advocates, licensed medical professionals, registered nurses, nurse (medical) consultations, community referrals, discussion of all your options, adoption referrals and programs to help you make knowledgeable and informed decisions.

Did You Know?

A positive pregnancy test is not a confirmation of a viable pregnancy. It is estimated that 25-40% of pregnancies are not initially viable and will end in miscarriage. When your home pregnancy test is positive and you are trying to make significant decisions about your future, it’s important to know if your pregnancy is viable. We can help! Our nurses are specially trained in early OB ultrasound to confirm viability. You might be surprised to know that half of unplanned pregnancies occur while using contraception. There is a lot of misinformation about various types of contraception and subsequent confusion regarding contraceptive use. We can help you sift through what’s true and what’s not. If you are sexually active and have more than one partner, or your partner has had other partners, you are at risk for STIs. STIs are becoming very common among sexually active people with more than one partner. Additionally, STIs/STDs are often asymptomatic, therefore the majority of people who have an STI don’t even know they’re infected. Untreated these infections can lead to serious health concerns, including infertility, PID, (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease), and though rare, even cancer. If you have questions, we encourage you to set up an appointment or speak with a ZoeCare nurse. We believe our patients deserve accurate information and high-quality, professional care. We care about you and are here to help. All of our services are provided FREE of charge and your information is private and secure. ZoeCare is open 9-5 Monday through Thursday. We take same-day and advance appointments, as well as walk-ins. We also have an after-hours call line. For more information, call us at (406) 5869444, or visit our website at ZoeCare is a 501c3 nonprofit, faith-based charitable organization.



Defining Healthy Relationships Domestic violence is an issue that affects individuals, families and entire communities. Domestic violence stems from unhealthy relationships, where there is a lack of equality between partners. Healthy relationships rely on accountability, equality and respect.

In a healthy relationship, each partner is responsible for his or her own actions. In an abusive relationship, one partner blames the other for their behavior of they may apologize for their actions without making any effort to change. “I was angry” or “I was hurt” are often valid feelings, but they do not justify put-downs or scare tactics. In a healthy relationship, feelings are not an excuse for cruelty. In a healthy relationship, both members are equally important and are heard equally. They have equally important thoughts, opinions, strengths and valuable judgments. Both partners have equal say over the decisions that affect themselves or their family. In an abusive relationship, one partner dominates the relationship by making decisions that affect the relationship or the entire family.

Intermountain Opera Bozeman Events Calendar Small Roles and Chorus Parts Auditions Saturday, January 18th, 1 – 4PM Artistic Director and Chorus Conductor will be auditioning individuals for small roles and chorus parts for upcoming operas. Individuals interested should bring one prepared piece. An accompanist is available, but if you wish to bring your own, please do so. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be made by calling the office at 406.587.2889.


In a healthy relationship, both members feel safe and are treated with respect. Both people are treated with respect and feel safe. Partners encourage each other to pursue their dreams and give each other the strength to face challenges. In an abusive relationship, one partner belittles the other’s dreams or desires; one partner makes the other feel deficient, disrespecting their ideas, thoughts, needs and desires. You may be in an abusive relationship, if your partner: • Believes s/he has the right to control you; • Believes his/her needs or desires come first; • Believes s/he is better than you are; • Is controlling, possessive, or jealous; • Believes you do not have the right to stand up to him/her; • Blames you for his/her behavior; or • Views the relationship as a power struggle – one person has to have all the control, while the other doesn’t have any. If you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, call HAVEN at 406.586.4111 or visit Further reading: Should I Stay or Should I Go? by Lundy Bancroft Poster Contest Deadline Monday, February 3rd, 3PM All posters should be submitted to the opera office at 104 E. Main, Suite 101 (US Bank Bldg) or delivered by mail to: PO Box 37, Bozeman, MT 59771 by closeof-business on February 3rd. Individuals of all ages are encouraged to submit an entry. The grand prize of $1,000 will be awarded after judging. Posters will represent IOB in marketing for Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Find additional information about the contest and the entry form www.

Bismuth: Exquisitely Odd By Patti Albrecht Bismuth is a heavy metal that is dense like lead – a cubic foot weights over 600 pounds – but non-toxic. In some applications, bismuth has even become a viable alternative to lead. Using bismuth pellets in shotgun shells, for instance, keeps lead out of the water supply when bird hunting. Bismuth is also used in an ever-increasing array of products, including fishing lures, cosmetics, fuses, glass, overhead sprinkler systems and pharmaceuticals such as Pepto Bismol. China, Peru and Mexico are the major bismuth producers.

telescoping and spiral staircase formations in varied, flashing metallic colors. The rainbow of colors results from a thin layer of oxide that forms on the surfaces, similar to the way light interference is reflected off of a soap bubble. Upon viewing a bismuth crystal for the first time, imaginations run wild. Each piece appears as if

Interestingly, bismuth is the most diamagnetic (ability to be repelled by magnets) element, making it a great choice for a science fair project. If a magnet approaches a piece of bismuth suspended on a string, it will force the bismuth away. The same reaction occurs with either end of the magnet. However, bismuth’s most eye-catching feature is revealed when it is heated and then cooled, producing strikingly beautiful, geometric pieces. As pure, molten bismuth cools, it begins to solidify and form an unusual “crystal.” Faster growth occurs on the outer edges, while the inner faces grow noticeably slower. It is the different growth rates that cause bismuth’s distinctive rectangular,

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sculpted and painstakingly painted. As it is turned over, a different set of staircases descends or ascends. For a peek at bismuth and many other captivating minerals, fossils, crystals and the infamous Bug Wall, visit Earth’s Treasures at 25 N. Willson in downtown Bozeman. For more information, contact Earth’s Treasures at 586-3451 or visit



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Don’t forget to check Heart of the Valley first! In 2008, HOV received more than 1,400 stray or abandoned animals, and only 546 were reclaimed by their owners. If you have lost your pet, HOV recommends that you take the following steps: 1. Call the shelter right away at (406)388-9399! We want to see you reunited as soon as possible, so let us help! 2. Come out to the shelter at least three times per week to look at our lost animals. Your pet could arrive at any time. Most pets are found within the first week, but reunions have occurred as long as two years after the pet was lost! 3. Call the Bozeman Daily Chronicle @ 582-2600. They will run a 7-day ad at no charge. 4. Post a flyer with a picture of your pet in the area where your pet was lost, as well as at PetsMart and businesses in your area. Please notify us when your pet is found. Not only does this help with the updating of the animal’s file but we’d like to hear the good news! Volunteers needed at Heart of the Valley to help with school presentations, tours, summer day camp and children’s birthday parties at the shelter! You’ll have a blast while teaching kindness to the next generation! Call 388-9399 for more info!


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Holiday Hazards The holidays are fast approaching and, while we are joyfully celebrating, cooking and decorating, it’s easy to lose track of our fourlegged friends. With a little forethought, we can make the festivities safe and fun for our pets as well. Following are some common hazards that can easily be prevented from becoming medical emergencies. This time of year, many of us have more chocolate around the house than we do at other times of the year. Baking chocolate is much more toxic than milk chocolate – small amounts can be enough to make your pet sick. It is common for dogs or cats that eat large amounts of candy (chocolate or not) to get acute gastritis with vomiting and/or diarrhea as a result. In severe cases, ingestion of large amounts of rich foods can cause pancreatitis, which often requires hospitalization. If you give gifts of candy, chocolate or foods, make sure to let the recipient know that they should keep it out of reach from curious noses. Candy and treats are not the only things animals eat. Because our animals explore the world with their mouths, they often chew on and ingest things that can make them sick. Many decorative plants, such as poinsettias, holly and mistletoe, can be toxic, especially to cats. Clinical signs range from inflamed gums to sustained vomiting. Depending on the type of mistletoe, liver failure and seizures are a possibility. Cat and kittens are often entertained by playing with ribbons and tinsel because they are similar

to toys they may play with on a regular basis. While chasing and pouncing pose no health issues, chewing and swallowing these can cause string or “linear foreign bodies” to catch in the gastrointestinal tract. As the body tries to move the strings through, the intestines bunch and the strings can saw back and forth causing potentially fatal perforations requiring surgical correction. Closely supervise animals that play with strings. Electric lights and wires are also tempting to cats who like strings, as well as to puppies that are teething and interested in chewing. If pets bite through electrical cords, they can get severe burns on the mouth and tongue, potentially causing the lungs to fill with fluid, leading to respiratory distress and a medical emergency. Electrocution is also possible.







Many toys come with small batteries. If your pet ingests one of the small flat button batteries, call your veterinarian immediately as they can cause chemical and electrical burns in the mucosa of the throat and intestines. Make sure to keep batteries out of reach from young children and pets.



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Often we find the holidays a bit stressful and sometimes our animals can as well. Frequent visitors can cause stress and anxiety. Try to provide a quiet room where nervous animals can go to get away from excessive noise and strangers.

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With a little preparation, the holiday season will be safe and fun for you and your pets.

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