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Sen. Daines to speak at Tech symposium

The 24th Annual Spring Symposium sponsored by the Montana Tech petroleum department and the student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers will continue Friday. This year's event, which began Thursday, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the department's first graduates.

A special program of with panel discussions and keynote presentations will take place in the HPER on Friday. The panels will be composed of senior oil and gas executives, and the program will be of interest to students and oil and gas professionals.

Senator Steve Daines will be introduce Friday’s keynote speaker, Rick Muncrief, Chairman and CEO of WPX Energy, at 12:30 p.m.

Munday invited to symposium

Professor Pat Munday of Montana Tech has been invited to the 1882 Foundation’s Seventh Annual Symposium, to be held May 9-10, at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington.

The symposium is about the role of Chinese Americans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the U.S.

Munday has held two U.S. Fulbright awards to China and taught at three universities there. He is president of Butte’s Mai Wah Society and has published on Chinese history and culture.

Philipsburg documentary to air

“Saving the Burg: A story of Love, Sweat and Beers,” a documentary depicting that revitalization of Philipsburg, will air on MontanaPBS at 7 p.m. on April 18, at 10 a.m. on April 21, and at 2 a.m. on April 22.

“Few towns in Montana have undergone a community comeback as striking as that of tiny Philipsburg,” MontanaPBS writes in a blurb for the film. “A deeply depressed former mining town in the 1980s, ‘P-burg’ has spent three decades restoring its historic downtown and building an enviable reputation as Big Sky Country’s ‘Comeback Kid.’”

Philipsburg resident and award-winning filmmaker Jim Jenner created the documentary.   

Senior center serves lunch

TWIN BRIDGES -- Lunch is served at the Twin Bridges Senior and Community Center. In addition, bingo is played on Monday, and cards and games are on Wednesday. The weekly menu is listed below:

Monday, April 15 – Beef stroganoff, veggie, roll, salad, and dessert.

Wednesday, April 17 – Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, creamed peas, salad, and apple pie.

Friday, April 19 – Seafood pasta, salad, veggie tray, and cherry cheesecake tarts.

Car seat clinic Wednesday

A children’s car seat clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Uptown Fire Station, 120 S. Idaho.

Car seats will be checked for correct installation, making sure the seat matches your child’s weight and age, recall information, and more.

Details: Mary Jo Stosich at the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department, 406-497-5016.

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