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Special supplement to the Sidney Herald ~ Sunday, July 28, 2013

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Montgomery gentry, gloriana headline fair’s entertainment Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Merle Haggard,” Montgomery said. “That’s who we are. We cut our teeth in the honky tonks and no matter what you try to do, we have to be us or it just doesn’t sound right.”

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Montgomery Gentry with special guest Gloriana will entertain at the Richland County Fair this summer. “I think both of these groups will do great here,” Richland County Fair manager Jamie Larson said. “Montgomery Gentry is an established name. Gloriana is newer but has always been around.” Reserved tickets are already sold out for the concert, but festival tickets were still available at press time. The concert is the Saturday night.

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The band, which busted onto the national scene in 1999, has 14 top 10 hits including five number ones with “Something to Be Proud of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All,” and “Roll With Me.” Recent hits for the band featuring Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry include top five singles “Where I Come From,” and “My Town.” Montgomery Gentry’s accomplishments have included earning a Grammy nomination, winning Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Awards and gaining critical ac-

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induction into the Grand Ole Opry. According to the group’s website, the music is a unique blend of country, southern rock and Everly Brothers-like harmonies. “We grew up on Charlie Daniels,

Gloriana, featuring brothers Tom and Mike Gossin along with Rachell Reinert, released their debut album in 2009. They were the best selling debut country act of that year. “Gloriana” debuted at number two on the Billboard Country Albums chart and produced the gold-certified hit single “Wild At Heart.” The band won the American Music Award for best breakthrough artist and also earned the “Nationwide On Your Side” honor at the CMT awards. Gloriana released its second studio album, “A Thousand Miles Left” and it debuted at number two on the Billboard Country Album Chart in July 2012. Gloriana was nominated for three 2012 American Country Awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year; Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist “(Kissed You) Good Night;” and Music Video: Group or Collaboration “(Kissed You) Good Night.”

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Schedule of events Wednesday

XTO Energy Day 6 a.m. – Agriculture Building opens to accept floriculture exhibits 8 a.m. – Judging: Agriculture, horticulture and floriculture exhibits 8:30 a.m. - Judging: 4-H horse classes and showmanship 11 a.m. - Fair office opens, Event Center opens Throughout the Day: North Star Amusements Carnival at 4 p.m. The Market Place, Exhibits, Displays, etc. Antique Tractor Show Super Science/The Original Fun With Physics- 1-9 p.m. (Old Commercial Building) LemurLand of Madagascar and CampJunction Exotic Zoo – Time TBD Miss Montana, Sheridan Pope – 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Free Act Stage) Noon - 6 p.m. – All 4-H livestock exhibits entered 1 p.m. – Flag Raising ceremony in the oval 4 p.m. – Judging: 4-H poultry 6 p.m. – Judging, 4-H dogs, cats, rabbits 7-8 p.m. – Weighing: 4-H hogs, sheep and goats 7:30 p.m. – Horse Extravaganza in grandstand arena 10 p.m. – Agriculture Building closes, Event Center closes 11 p.m. - Fair Office closes

Thursday

Co-Op Day 6:30 a.m. – Weighing: 4-H market beef 8:30 a.m. – Judging: 4-H livestock (swine, sheep, dairy, goat) 1 a.m. – Fair Office opens, Agriculture Building opens, Event Center opens Throughout the Day: North Star Amusements Carnival at 1 p.m. The Market Place, Exhibits, Displays, etc. Antique Tractor Show Super Science/The Original Fun With Physics – 1-9 p.m. (Old Commercial Building) LemurLand of Madagascar and CampJunction Exotic Zoo – Time TBD Caricatures by Connie – 1-9 p.m. (Old Commercial Building) Open Range Band – 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. (Free Act Stage) 4 p.m.-gone – Free root beer floats in the sponsor tent for Co-Op Day 5 p.m. – Judging: 4-H market beef 7:30 p.m. – PRCA Rodeo presented by Brookman Rodeo, LLC ** Main Event Rodeo Sponsor~ Dickinson State University Alumni & Foundation ** Military Appreciation Night 10 p.m. – Agriculture Building closes,

Event Center closes 11 p.m. – Fair Office closes

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Thrivent Financial Day 8 a.m. – 4-H Showmanship (Jr./Sr.) 11 a.m. – Fair Office opens, Agriculture Building opens, Event Center opens Overall 4-H grand champ. showmanship contest (Jr./Sr.) Throughout the Day: North Star Amusements Carnival at 1 p.m. The Market Place, Exhibits, Displays, etc. Antique Tractor Show Super Science/ The Original Fun With Physics – 1-9 p.m. (Old Commercial Building) LemurLand of Madagascar & CampJunction Exotic Zoo – Time TBD Caricatures by Connie – 1-9 p.m. (Old Commercial Building) Open Range Band – 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. (Free Act Stage) In The Sponsorship Tent For Thri-

vent Financial Day: 1-7 p.m. – Thrivent Financial Associates, Ron Gebhardt FIC and Harvey Senn LUTCF, FIC of Sidney along with other Thrivent Financial guests will be available to visit with you about the Thrivent Way and tell you the Thrivent Story. 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Ed Haugen CLU, FIC Financial Associate presenting – Keeping the Farm in the Family– When the North 40 Turns Into 10-W-40 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Jen Bjerke Lutheran Community Services/Ron Gullett FIC Partner presenting – Action Teams 3-6 p.m. – Free mini cheesecakes (or until gone) 6 p.m. – Door prize drawings 4:30 p.m. – Trophy and awards presentation (4-H Arena) 5 p.m. – 4-H livestock sale (4-H Arena) 7:30 p.m. – PRCA Rodeo presented by Brookman Rodeo, LLC ** Main Event Rodeo Sponsor~ Wells Fargo Bank **Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night 10 p.m. – Agriculture Building closes, Event Center closes

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The parking lot in front of the Event Center now has 650 parking spaces in its paved area.

Paving project completed at event Center’s parking lot By Bill Vander Weele Sidney HeRald

The paving of the parking lot at the Richland County Fairgrounds is now done in time for the Richland County Fair and Rodeo, which begins Wednesday. The project, which featured 1,000 by about 300 square feet in front of the Richland County Fair Event Center, started in mid-May. During two of the 11 weeks, little work could be accomplished because of wet conditions. Of course, dealing with wet conditions was one of the main reasons the project took place. With the Event Center hosting such formal affairs as weddings, conventions and funerals, having a muddy parking lot was a steady complaint. “It’s going to be so much nicer stepping onto asphalt instead of into mud,” Jamie Larson, fair manager, said. “Overall, it’s going to be cleaner in general, especially in the spring and winter.” Larson explains the new surface will not only make it easier to take care of the parking lot, it will also be an improvement for keeping the Event

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A scene of the parking lot during the construction project. Center’s floor clean. The new parking lot in front of the Event Center will feature 650 parking spaces in the asphalt covered section. Entrance lanes off West Holly and Fifth Street S.W. are also paved. Curb and gutter work was also done. Recycle asphalt or milling was used

on the CDL testing lot, which can also be utilized for overflow parking during the fair or other large events. Some activity occurred at the Event Center every weekend except for four during the last year. On one of those weekends, the center wasn’t available because it was the week prior to the

county fair. Century Construction, Lewistown, performed the work on the project. “They really worked diligently to get it done before the fair,” Larson said. editor@sidneyherald.com


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Sidney seed picture preparers work on this year’s picture in Margaret Bradley’s basement. On left side, Ruth Iversen (lower) and Margaret Bradley (upper). On right side, from top, Carolyn Koch, Marilyn Schmidt and their little helper Gracie Hentges.

tradition of seed pictures continues at fair By Hunter ScHmitz Sidney HeRald

A long-standing tradition continues this year at the Richland County Fair and Rodeo; the tradition being community seed pictures. Many communities have participated in the making of seed pictures but that number of participating communities has decreased to four. The communities of Crane, Fairview, Savage, and Sidney still produce annual seed pictures. These communities take great

pride in the works of art and can be secretive about them until their unveiling at the Agriculture Building at the fairgrounds. Seed pictures must be made of seeds that are natural to area and the seeds must not be dyed. Some seeds that groups use include seeds from geraniums, autrian winter peas, lentils, and many other types. Selecting pictures for the seed pictures are based on the theme of the fair. Preparers of the seed pictures take seeds one-by-one and apply glue to a

small area on a wooden board. The seed is then placed on the glued area where it will dry and become a permanent addition to the picture. Last year, the Sidney group spent about 157 hours on the 2012 seed picture. The 2013 Sidney community seed picture was worked on by Marilyn Schmidt, Carolyn Koch, a third generation participant of the Sidney seed picture, Ruth Iverson, who has been working on seed pictures for about 50 years, Tammi Linder, Marlys Dyn-

neson, LeAnn Pelvit, and Margaret Bradley, who hosted the building of the seed picture in her home. This group of women worked diligently and delicately on this year’s seed picture beginning in early summer nearly every afternoon to get the picture ready for presentation at the end of July. At the fair, the seed picture groups try to sell or donate the seed pictures to businesses and people in their respective communities.

Williston State college to serve as sponsor of county fair Saturday By Hunter ScHmitz Sidney HeRald

Williston State College will be the Saturday sponsor

of the Richland County Fair and Rodeo this year. Enrollment Services and Marketing Department administrators of WSC will be at the fair promoting the college.

The Williston State College team will be giving out free pocket sized sunscreen (SPF 30), screwdriver pens, and information on what WSC has to offer the region, both on campus and online.


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Tough enough to Wear Pink scheduled for Friday By Ashley hArris Sidney HeRald

After surviving breast cancer, California resident Terry Wheatley created a new campaign to raise funds for breast cancer research. With a history of breast cancer throughout her family, Wheatley “felt a very strong need to somehow take action,” as she explains on the campaign’s website, www.toughenoughtowearpink.com. After toying with a few different ideas, she came up with one that will make a bold statement. With her husband and son both involved in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, she thought, “What if, on one night of rodeo’s greatest spectacle, the competitors could be convinced to wear pink shirts?” In 2004, shortly after undergoing breast cancer surgery and just before the WNFR in Las Vegas, Wheatley set out to see if this was at all possible. After getting in touch with Karl Stressman, the director of special events for Wrangler, Wheatley’s idea was coming together. Wrangler had pink shirts

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in the line-up for the following year’s production line. Following a few calls, Stressman arranged to have 200 shirts rushed to the finals just in time for the event. The next step was getting the cowboys to wear pink, which was put into the hands of Wheatley’s son, Wade. The night of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, in 2004, began what we now know as the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” campaign. As the arena filled with pink, the campaign began spreading the message of Breast Cancer Awareness. Since its inception in 2004, the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” campaign has raised more than $14.5 million toward breast cancer research. These funds are raised through various events all over the country, one of which is the annual Richland County Fair and Rodeo. In 2006, at the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association convention, the idea of bringing the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign to Sidney was brought up. The following summer it was all put in to place. The Richland

The Tough Enough to Wear Pink promotion at the fair last year raised $4,632 to support the fight against breast cancer. The fair donated $400 cash (money donated back from cowboys during the rodeo) while sponsors Blue Rock, Mitchell’s Oil Field Service and Lucky Buckle donated $1,544 each. Pictured are, from left, fair manager Jamie Larson, Ron Messmer of Blue Rock, Stephanie Ler of the Richland County Health Department and Duane Mitchell of Mitchell’s Oil Field Services. County Fair & Rodeo in 2007 raised $1,406 for breast cancer research. In the beginning there were a few changes with the sponsors, but for the last four years the sponsors have remained the same, Mitchell’s Oilfield, Blue Rock Distributing and The Lucky Buckle. The sponsors each donate $1 for every rodeo attendee that is dressed in pink, with three sponsors that adds up pretty quick when you get around 1,500 attendees. All the money sponsored at the fair goes to the Montana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and remains local. Not only do attendees have an opportunity to support breast cancer research on a local level, but also on a national level. “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” also has their own apparel line, which they make no money on. All profits are donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” apparel is available locally at The Lucky Buckle, as well as at their vendor booth at the fair.

The crowd at last year’s event. This year’s ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink’ event will be Friday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets purchased

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Richland County Fair welcomes North Star Amusements to fair By Bill Vander Weele SIDNEY HERALD

When the Richland County Fair and Rodeo begins Wednesday, North Star Amusements will be a new face for area fair-goers who can’t wait for the carnival portion of the fair. Both traditional carnival companies Royal West Amusements and Inland Empire are now out of business. Last year, the amount and variety of rides at the Richland County Fair wasn’t as good as in previous years. “We will have more rides this year,” Fair Manager Jamie Larson said. “The plan is for 17 rides that includes bigger rides and kiddie rides.” Among the larger rides expected are the Zipper, Kamikaze and Expo Wheel, which is similar to a Ferris Wheel. Cost for the pay one price ticket will still be $20. The company is scheduled to arrive in Sidney the Monday prior

to the fair. Rides will open at 4 p.m. the Wednesday of the fair. North Star Amusements is based out of Billings and Cody, Wyo. Carnivals that North Star will serve this summer include ones in Missoula, Kalispell and Helena. “The fair board is looking forward to this year and feels it’s made a good decision by awarding the carnival contract to North Star Amusements,” Larson said. Larson explains it’s a challenge to land carnivals for this part of the country, and she’s pleased North Star is coming to Richland County. “There’s not an abundance of carnivals out there,” Larson said, noting fuel and insurance costs. “We’re in such a rural area that some companies won’t travel here unless if it’s a part of their established route.” editor@sidneyherald.com

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Heil Photographics returns as vendor in event center By Hunter ScHmitz Sidney HeRald

Heil Photographics (pronounced like hail) will have a display booth in the New Commercial Building this year at the fair. Heil Photographics is located north of Sidney in Medicine Lake. Lisa Schmitz, owner and professional photographer and graphics designer of Heil Photographics, says this is their 15th year of coming to the fair. Lisa started her business on Oct. 13, 1996, and saw that the Richland County Fair and Rodeo would be a great place for promoting the business and letting people from across the area know what services she offers. The first year that Heil Photographics had a booth at the fair was 1998. Schmitz said, “My family and I have been attending the Richland County Fair for many years prior to 1998 and knew that it was a good fair because of the amount of people that come from all over. So I thought this would be good exposure for Heil Photographics.” The current booth that she uses for

‘the hours for the fair can be very long and by Saturday night you’re ready to go, but it’s something that i look forward to every year.’ Lisa Schmitz Heil Photographics the commercial building was custom designed by her husband, Larry. Larry drew out plans of constructing a carpeted booth that would fit the dimensions of the old commercial building. The booth is a portable system that includes spotlights that controls lighting for the display framed pictures, canvas prints, and other print models. “Conditions in the Old Commercial Building were not the best,” Lisa said. The old commercial building had no air conditioning and heat could become very uncomfortable during hot summer years. Heil Photographics moved to the Event Center in 2010. Air conditioning, bathrooms, larger booth spaces and Wi-Fi were vast improvements that have made the fair become even more enjoyable for her as well as fairgoers. Thousands of people come through the commercial building every year. Schmitz receives many great comments

Lisa Schmitz at the Heil Photographics booth in 2012. from passersby and many fairgoers come by and peruse through the booklets and picture samples. The Heil Photographics display changes every year. When at the fair, the booth features pictures from the previous business year. “Some people just come to the fair specifically to look at my booth and that makes me feel pretty good,” Schmitz said. Explaining her love for the being at the fair, she said, “The reason why I love the fair so much is because I get see to ‘my people’ and I get my ego fed throughout four days. I almost wished I had a hidden camera because some people ignore you and become entranced in the portraits that hang on the wall saying things like ‘I know who that is!’ or ‘Who is that?’ The hours for the fair can be very long and by Saturday night you’re ready to go, but it’s something

that I look forward to every year.” This year’s display will feature Jared Troudt, a 2014 Sidney High School senior who is also a member of the Sidney Swim Team. Troudt is featured on a metallic gallery wrap showing him doing the butterfly stroke. From a recent trip to Maui, Hawaii, Schmitz will show a few prints of wildlife from that trip. One piece from Hawaii is a four-cardboard chromaLuxe wall mural featuring four different species of tropical birds native to the island of Maui. The other wildlife piece from Hawaii is a gallery wrap featuring a stunning whale tail emerging from the Pacific Ocean. Jalen Hendrickson is featured on a three foot by two-foot print of him running hurdles at the district track meet in Sidney from this year. Hendirckson is a 2014 senior from Medicine Lake

High School. Schmitz chose this picture because she wants to show people that she enjoys the challenges of shooting sports pictures. The display will include some other senior portraits, pictures of children, and some family portraits. Services that Heil Photographics has to offer includes: high school seniors, children, family portraits, weddings, sport pictures, passports, school portraits, prom pictures, funerals, and events like reunions, centennial celebrations, anniversaries and birthday parties. “The two main reasons I come to fair every year is one…I get to see ‘my people’ and two…Sidney runs a very well organized and clean fair. The recent improvements to the grounds have made it even better. The food is excellent with many varieties…and the collection of vendors is tremendous.”


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Rattlesnake Ridge Goat’s Milk Products new vendor at fair By Ashley hArris Sidney HeRald

When you’re sensitive to specific lotions, what else is there to do but create your own? That is exactly what Debbie Cutshaw set out to do two years ago. Cutshaw lives in Squaw Gap, N.D. with her husband, Lowell. Together, they run an Angus cattle ranch with a few goats in the mix. Anybody that has worked on a ranch can tell you it’s rather hard on the hands. Add in allergies and eczema, and it can get rather difficult to find a good lotion that can handle the task. Such was the case with Lowell. After trying numerous lotions, Lowell never found a favorite but figured out that goat’s milk lotions are the way to go. Well, it just so happened they had a few goats at the ranch, so Cutshaw took to making it herself. As she said, “it was kind of out of necessity”. Thus was the start of “Rattlesnake Ridge Goat’s Milk Products.” With a fairly large family, Cutshaw had a lot of people to test out different variations. “It’s kind of a family affair,” she joked. “They were our guinea pigs.” With family in Montana, Oregon and Virginia, it was well tested. The testing period took about a year, with the ingredients and measurements changing constantly, but it finally ended up just right. The lotion, which is made for extremely dry hands, soaks in to severely dry and cracked skin. Following FDA regulations, Cutshaw included shea butter and jojoba into her lotions. With about 15 different fragrances to choose from, there is quite a selection. The lotions are made in small batches, so the scents are also customizable. Considering the whole process consists of from milking the goats and sanitizing the work area, to pasteurizing the milk and hand pouring the lotions, Cutshaw keeps busy. She joked that with everything being measured out to the gram, it’s like she’s back in chemistry again, which she never liked. Not only does she have the chemistry of it, but a good amount of manual labor to take care of the goats as well. Currently, she is caring for 16 does, two males and about 30 babies. In order to keep the milk as fresh as possible, Cutshaw tries to spread out when the babies are born. “I love taking care of my goats,” she stated. This is evident when you look at the names of the lotions themselves, which are named after one of her goats. Everything at Rattlesnake Ridge

The “Hands” lotion will be available at the Richland County Fair Event Center. Goat’s Milk Products has a namesake, including the name itself. As Cutshaw explained, the name comes from the fact that where they live locally as well as their land in Idaho has a good number of rattlesnakes. From there, it just evolved into the current name. As for the lotions themselves, they are called “Hands”. When looking for a logo and labels for the bottles, a drawing by her niece seemed perfect. Looking at the logo, anyone could agree with why she thought this. At $10 for an 8-ounce bottle, “Hands” lotion is very affordable, so much so that a German truck driver had a whole case shipped to Germany for his wife. Rattlesnake Ridge Goat’s Milk Products and their “Hands” lotion will be in the Event Center during the Richland County Fair and Rodeo. You can also order by emailing them at rattlesnakeridgegoats@gmail.com or by calling Cutshaw at 701-565-2040.


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richland County centennial gun goes on sale during fair By Bill Vander Weele Sidney HeRald

When the Richland County Fair opens Wednesday, residents will have their first opportunity to purchase a gun offered to recognize the county’s centennial that occurs in 2014. “We’re very excited to announce the selling of the centennial guns,” Marci Albin, centennial committee member, said. “It’s also the kick off of the whole centennial store.” Only 100 Henry Big Boy rifles for the county’s cen-

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What started as a part-time position for Sherry Sorenson, has become not only full time but a life. In 2003, Sorenson was serving lunch at a fair board meeting when she was asked if she would be interested in being the fairground’s maintenance worker. Considering she enjoys doing yard work and gardening, she figured she might as well. In the beginning, Sorenson would only work from April until September. Every spring she would check all the water lines to see if they froze over the winter, as well as all the normal routine items. Sorenson explains what she does is “what you prepare for the

‘What you prepare for the outside of your house to look nice is what i do for the whole fairgrounds.’ sherry sorenson maintenance supervisor outside of your house to look nice is what I do for the whole fairgrounds.” In 2010, when the new Event Center was built, Sorenson’s job became year round. The 20,000 square foot addition is used for many different gatherings. Sorenson’s job is to have it clean, ready for set up and general maintenance. During the winter months, she does snow removal as well. During a normal day for Sorenson, she plans for the weekly activities or events happening, making sure everything looks good and is organized. Along with that, she does a lot of painting, tree trimming and mowing. Although the job is a typical 40-hour workweek, around fair time Sorenson can be seen working 18-hour days. During the summer, Sorenson gets a few employees to help with a lot of the work, including her two son and her husband who “kinda get roped into” helping. When talking to Sorenson, it’s obvious she enjoys her job. When asked

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what her favorite part of the job was she didn’t hesitate. “When the public comes back and thanks us,” was her definite answer. One downfall to the job is that Sorenson has not seen an entire night show or rodeo for quite a few years now. Even though all the maintenance workers try to help each other out, they never get to fully enjoy the fair. Although she misses a lot of the events, Sorenson feel that what she misses in made up by seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces. She has enjoyed the job thus far, and she doesn’t plan on leaving. When asked how long she plans on staying at the fair, she answered, “until I can’t.”


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French Fries, Grilled Cheese, Grilled Ham & Cheese, Shrimp, Ice Cream, Coolers, Lemonade, Tea, Coffee, Pop,

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• Sons of Norway (Local) - Norske, Vikings, Hot Dogs, Water, Coffee, Iced Tea, Pop, Lemonade

• Burly’s Kettle Corn (Local) – Italian Ice, Kettle Corn

• St. Matthew’s Church (Local) - Pizza by the Slice (1/4 Pizza), Pop, Water

• Crazy Train Express (Travel) – Burritos, Fried Pickles, Traveling Taco, Nachos, Indian Taco, Pretzels with Cheese, French Fries, Tea, Lemonade, Bottled Water

• The Main Link (Travel) – Homemade Bratwursts, German Dogs, Cheddar Dogs, Polish Dogs, Prairie Fire, Hot Dogs, Iced Tea, Pop, Lemonade, Water

• Dippin Dots (Travel) – Dippin Dots Ice Cream, Bottled Water, Pop • Mini Brewster (Local) – Mini Donuts, Espresso Coffees • Honolulu Ice & Bean (Travel) – Shaved Ice • Lonsdale UMC (Local) – Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pies, Ice Cream, Pop • Pella Lutheran (Local) - Hamburg-

ers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, BBQ Beef, Baked Beans, Pie and Ice Cream, Pop, Bottled Water, Coffee, Pepsi Float, Iced Tea • R.C. 4-H Council (Local) – BBQ Beef Sandwich, Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Wrap, French Fries, Loaded Baked Potato, Chips, Pie, Ice Cream, Cinnamon/ Carmel Rolls, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Water, Pop, Iced Tea, Lemonade. Breakfast: Hotcakes, Eggs, Toast, Sausage, Biscuits/Gravy, Rolls, Burrito

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Clara Jepsen shows her steer during last year’s fair.

4-H livestock sale starts at 5 p.m. Friday The 4-H program in Richland County has been growing. In fact in 2013, Richland County 4-H added a new club to the mix the Homesteaders, which will also be taking part in this year’s fair festivities. With all the growth in the 4-H program, the livestock barns at the fair will be full of exciting exhibits for people of all ages. In addition the market livestock program will be holding their annual sale on Friday at 5 p.m. at the 4-H arena. The sale will be following the 4-H award ceremony starting at 4 p.m. and the Cloverbud Orphan Animal Parade. All are welcome to attend these fun and entertaining events to support the Richland County 4-H members and program.

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The 4-H exhibit building opens at noon Wednesday.

4-H exhibit building to feature variety of entries The 4-H exhibit building this year will have a vast display of projects completed by Richland County 4-H members. In the 4-H program, youth have the opportunity to partake in projects that

enhance important life skills. As 4-H in the nation continues to grow 4-H projects are becoming more diverse. The projects that youth can now enroll include projects from sewing to sport

fishing, cooking to skate boarding, and woodworking to robotics. The 4-H exhibits will be on display from Wednesday at noon to the conclusion of the fair on Saturday.

Organizers would like to invite everyone to stop by and take some time to enjoy the exhibits that Richland County youth have completed this past year.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans to offer programs Friday The Thrivent Financial for Lutherans office in Sidney will be having its annual convention day at the fair on Friday at the Thrivent Financial Day Sponsored Tent. Events will be going from 1-7 p.m. Ron Gebhardt and Harvey Senn of Sidney along with other Thrivent Financial guests will be available to visit with attendees about the Thrivent Way and tell the Thrivent Story.

Guests will be given tickets for door prize drawings that will be drawn during the last of the day’s festivities. From 1:30-2:30 p.m., Ed Haugen, a FIC financial associate of CLU, will present two topics. The first topic will be on “keeping the farm in the family” and the second topic is “when the North 40 turns into a 10-W40.”

Following Ed Haugen will be Jen Bjerke of Lutheran Community Services and Ron Gullet, an FIC partner, giving a presentation on “action teams” from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Miniature cheesecakes will be served from 3-6 p.m. or until they are gone. Following the cheesecakes will be door prize drawings from 6-7 p.m.


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The new 4-H food booth at the Richland County Fairgrounds.

4-h food booth features brand new look at fairgrounds By Ashley hArris SIDNEY HERALD

What was a hodge podge of construction jobs over the past decades has been replaced with a new, more convenient building. The new 4-H food booth at the fair has been completely revamped. The old food booth, although very sentimental to many, was in need of a rather major fix. This was evident when they took it down, as it all came down in just a couple minutes. The beginning of May, the old building came down and since then the new building has practically been finished. The building of the new booth has been quite a community event, as many different companies and individuals have stepped up. Most of the companies did work for very little or nothing at all, including the cement, framework, cabinetry, electric and plumbing. As far as the appliances inside the building, 4-H members have worked fervently raising the funds to purchase everything.

Most of the work on the booth was a donation to 4-H. When talking about the 4-H members, club leader Lisa Gorder said, “nobody knows the kind of commitment”

some of them have. As a matter of fact, it’s not only the current 4-H members, but also the past.

So many members have stepped up to help, whether financially or in the form of hard labor. The new building, although brand new, still has a reminder of some of these past members. Incorporated into the building are brand boards and an honor wall. Gorder wanted a way to honor the past members, both alive and passed, which have supported or helped the 4-H over the years. These displays will do exactly that. The honor wall will be a mobile display, which will be displayed at the MSU-Extension office during the remainder of the year. Although most of the honorees are aware of their acknowledgement, Gorder did mention there are a few that do not yet know they are on the wall. If that’s not enough to convince someone to go check out the new booth, the new menu item just might be. Keeping the popular phrase “Beef is Better’ in mind, hamburgers have been super-sized as well as adding handcut homemade fries to the already delicious selections.


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Rodeo action scheduled for Thursday, Friday Brookman Rodeo and company return again to the Richland County Fair and Rodeo to provide a growing audience a blast of entertainment and fun. Dave and Cathy Wieferich, owners of Brookman Rodeo Company, say they’re excited for a full rodeo schedule. “Everything’s looking to be pretty good,” Dave Wieferich said. “We’ve got a ton of entries.” Women’s barrel racing, and men’s bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, team roping and, of course, the finale, bull riding, are set to highlight Thursday and Friday nights in front of what’s expected to be record-breaking attendance. In the back drop providing commentary is Jody Carper, a new announcer all the way from California whose experience includes announcing the Dodge Circuit Rodeo Finals. More than 280 competitors will take the stage, more than last year. Brookman Rodeo, aside from running the show, is in its fifth year serving as stock contractor, a duty that they’ll perform through 2014. According to the website, BrookmanHyland Rodeo was started by the late Marvin Brookman in the early 1950s. He put a herd of horses together while working with his father on the CBC’s. He had two daughters, Reita and

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Cleita. His daughter Reita married Jim Reinhart, and together they worked on the ranch and helped out with the rodeo business. Reita Reinhart timed rodeos and was active in the business until the time of her death in May 2007. Jim continues to reside at the ranch and helps behind the scenes for Brookman-Hyland Rodeo. Their daughter, Cathy, and husband, Dave Wieferich, took over the reins managing the rodeo company when Brookman suffered a stroke in July 2002. Three years later Brookman was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo. He passed away in January 2006. The Wieferich couple now continues the quality bloodlines in addition to providing sound production and working other areas of the rodeo to make it great family entertainment. Dave Wieferich says he’s excited for this year’s rodeo. “It’s my hometown. The people. The fair. All the fair guys do well and work so hard. It’s good even just to be part of it,” he said. The PRCA rodeo is Thursday, which is Military Appreciation Night, and Friday, Tough Enough To Wear Pink Night. The rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. each night.


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Miss Montana to entertain at county fair Wednesday Miss Montana and Sidney native Sheridan Pope will be at the Richland County Fair Wednesday. Miss Montana will entertain on stage at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. She will visit and sign autographs in the Lucky Buckle booth at the Event Center from 4-6 p.m. When there were only three contestants remaining at the Miss Montana program held in June, Pope wasn’t the most confident of the three young women left. Pope, who graduated from Sidney High School in 2010, knew she already earned this year’s program’s most photogenic award and the most

outstanding talent honor, but she had been in the position of being one of the last young women standing before. Twice, in 2008 and 2009, Pope received first runner-up recognition at the Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen program. “I was a notorious runner-up,” Pope laughed. “I was thinking this was the make-or-break moment.” This time, she was the one to win the top honor. She was crowned Miss Montana 2013. “I was speechless,” she told the Herald about her reaction. “I was so confident in my performance, but a different judge on a different day and it can

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be a different outcome.” After the crowning, one of the judges told her that he never met a contestant with as much personality and as good of a sense of humor that Pope possesses. The judge felt Pope has a good shot of doing well at the Miss America competition. Pope credits coach Faith Schway, Minneapolis, for helping her take her personality on stage and into interviews. Since the pageant is scheduled for Sept. 10-15 in Atlantic City (the final night is broadcasted live on ABC), Pope

will spend this summer preparing for the event. Through Montana officials, she is having her gown designed by Gregory Ellenburg, South Carolina, and her headshots taken by Jen Cady, Nashville, Tenn. Starting this fall, Pope looks forward to visiting classrooms across the state. Her platform of “Recognize Disabilities, Promote Opportunities: Enhancing Community Inclusion” is aimed to raise awareness about the “r-word” and its devastating effects, and provides communities and schools with a step-by-step program to bring everyone together to promote a better quality of teamwork. Pope, who needs to take a year off from Minnesota State University Moorhead in order to complete her duties, is the first Miss Montana from Sidney since Sophia Steinbeisser was crowned in 2005. Pope remembers when Steinbeisser came into her eighth-grade classroom at Sidney Middle School. “I felt like we had a lot in common – we both tapped.” After Pope’s first pageant in 2008, she read about “Sophia’s journey” and made it a goal to become Miss Montana. “It just inspired me and made me believe in it,” Pope said. She notes she’s pleased to now have the same moss agate necklace that Steinbeisser wore as Miss Montana.

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Longtime Sidney family physician Dr. Jimmie Ashcraft will offer his newest book “Side Effects” as a fundraising event for Dollars for Scholars at the Richland County Fair. The well-received book was such a hit at the Sunrise Festival Arts in the Park that Ashcraft has teamed with the Stockman Bank to provide an opportunity to raise scholarship funds for Dollars for Scholars at the county fair this year. He will be available at the Stockman Bank booth on Friday. Profits from the sales of any of his three books will be given for scholarships. Ashcraft’s newest book “Side Effects” is dedicated to his long time nurse Georgia Knaff Fischer, RN. “Reflections of a Country Doctor” and Ashcraft’s second book, “The Next Prescription” also will be available for purchase and author signing at this event. His books are also available at the MonDak Heritage Center. “Side Effects” is available at the Sidney Health Center’s Caring Corner. A special thank you is given to Stockman Bank for teaming with Dollars for Scholars for this signature event.

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Welcome to this year’s program! Wendy Haugen has stepped up to take over the horse extravaganza, with lots of changes and some great acts for your enjoyment. The flag presentation will be made by our own Ms. Southeastern Montana Rodeo Queen, Jade Brunsvold. She has been involved in our program since it started, and we are very proud to have her present the colors. This year, Wendy has contacted several people to provide rides in the arena. At press time, we have three people who will hopefully be here – the stagecoach from Culbertson, a restored buggy from Milt Madison and a covered wagon from Richard Albin. Hopefully Bill VandeR Weele | Sidney HeRald they will all be able to attend. The Big Sky Shires from the Glendive area will be Alumni and 4-H students will take part in the obstacle course Saturday here, and they are always morning. a beautiful site to behold.

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The Curlys will finally be making an appearance with us as well as the Dynneson team trained by Grandpa and Granddaughter. The Silverado drill team will make another stellar appearance as well as the BayWatch team of Somer Reidle and Jade Brunsvold plus perhaps one more teammate. They always perform a great mini-drill team performance. Peggy Ann Strupp and her Spotted Troupe will perform again, and they are beautiful to watch. There will be a new sport unveiled at the show this year. Horseback target shooting will be demonstrated with Bobbi Blankenship Morgans from Glendive. Bobbi’s daughter and son-in-law will also ride and share their skills. This is something new to our area and should be very exciting to watch. As you see, Wendy has worked hard to bring you a great show. Please plan to attend on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Sunday, july 28, 2013

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