Helen Brown

Department of Defense honors local woman

On June 22, 2018, Helen Brown, regent of the Silver Bow Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the Revolution, was awarded a Certificate and Medal of Appreciation from the Department of Defense 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration Committee at a special ceremony held in Washington D.C. at the National DAR Memorial Continental Hall during the annual Continental Congress.

Brown, who was named Outstanding Montana State Society DAR member of 2017 for her past and present service honoring and thanking Vietnam Veterans, is a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1448 Auxiliary and serves as chaplain and district conductress. And Helen’s dedication and drive to honor veterans extends back to her childhood, when she personally assisted soldiers returning from the Vietnam War when she was between the ages of 11 and 17 years old.

Butte High warns of scams

Butt High officials are warning people to look out for fundraising scams in which out-of-state and internet businesses solicit the Butte community for advertisements in their publications. Such scammers use the Butte High name and Butte High athletic schedules to make it appear that donations will support Bulldog athletics, though in fact Butte High School activities do not receive any of the monies paid to these out-of-state vendors.

Legitimate fundraisers for Butte High will have Butte High School identification, such as letter jackets, activity cards, letterheads, or promotional fliers that will clearly state they are from Butte High or the Butte Athletic Council.

Canyon Ferry public meeting announced

The Bureau of Reclamation is hosting a Canyon Ferry public meeting on July 18 in Helena. Topics of discussion will include information on campgrounds, marinas, the Shoreline Management Plan, off-highway vehicle use, and aquatic invasive species.

The public meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the downstairs conference room at the Montana Association of Counties, 2715 Skyway Drive, suite A, in Helena.

For more information, contact the Canyon Ferry field office at 406-475-3310 or visit Reclamation’s website at www.usbr.gov/gp/mtao.

Warm weather reminder for pets

The Butte-Silver Bow Animal Services Department is reminding pet owners to ensure all pets are secured with plenty of cool, clean drinking water and a cool place to get out of the sun. If it is an overly hot day, the department recommends leaving pets indoors where they can stay cool and be out of extreme temperatures. They also recommend keeping pets' exercise to a minimum so they do not overheat. Likewise, do not leave a pet in a car for any amount of time on a warm day. Even with the window cracked, a car can become extremely hot very quickly and put a pet's well-being in jeopardy.

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