MetraPark General Manager, Bill Dutcher and Billings Central High School Athletic Director, Tracy Scott announced at a press conference on Wednesday that the Eastern A Divisional Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament will be held at MetraPark's Rimrock Auto Arena for the next five years.
A Divisional officials came to agreement on a contract offered recently by MetraPark management that will offer the same flat rate for tournament costs in 2012, 2013, and 2014 with dates guaranteed for 2015 and 2016.
It’s time to start making plans to form a team for the Montana Women’s Run. Team Up offers an opportunity to promote your business, group or organization, develop camaraderie, get healthy and have fun in the Montana Women’s Run, which is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, May 7.
Each individual in your team can run or walk, either the two or five mile events of the Montana Women’s Run, but together, by getting as many women in your group as possible to participate and entering also as a team, you can earn a trophy and a lot of public awareness.
VIG means “the amount charged by a Bookie”, or “the take”. In the South VIG is used as slang for “Cool” or “Hip”. Here in the Heights, it means, “Very Important Guests”.
Either way, Mike Schmechel and Sean Graves have opened The VIG Alehouse & Casino as the Heights newest “Hotspot” at 501 Hilltop. Mike & Sean had already proved successful with the downtown business called the Montana Brew Pub. They will open the outdoor patio with a fire pit as soon as the weather permits. The managers are Courtney Kirkwood and Travis Grubb
Cancer patients now have a new option to turn to following their diagnosis. The American Cancer Society and Frontier Cancer Center and Blood Institute have teamed up and established a Volunteer Program where cancer patients, their families and caregivers can come for support and to have their cancer-related questions answered.
The Volunteer Program office is located at Frontier Cancer Center, 1313 Golden Valley Circle. The volunteers have a desk in the infusion center waiting room on the second floor.
The Volunteer Program desk is open Monday 1-4 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information regarding the American Cancer Society Volunteer Program, contact Britin Cross at 406-256-7156.
Billings Clinic Foundation is seeking nominations of a person who has had a tremendous impact on the quality of life in our community. This person will be recognized with a Friend of Billings award at Billings Clinic Foundation’s annual donor recognition luncheon on May 11.
The award recognizes leadership skills, the impact of the person’s efforts on our community, and the dedication to make Billings a better place to live. To submit a nomination of an individual that has made a key contribution to our Billings community, please go to http://www.billingsclinic.com/friends. Nominations are due no later than April 8. For more information, call 657-4670.
Entries are now being accepted for Shape Up Montana, a three-month team-based program of the Big Sky State Games that encourages Montanans to make healthier nutrition choices and be more physically active. The team competition recognizes achievement in two categories: Accumulated Activity based on logging miles using a conversion chart and Weight Loss due to healthful eating and physical activity. Teams of 4 to 10 individuals work together for three months (February 1 - May 1) helping each other and their team to either log mileage or lose weight. Mileage is converted from regular daily activities (yard work, housework) and aerobic activity (swimming, running, walking, cycling, etc.). In its 9th year, Shape Up Montana organizers are looking forward to reaching more Montanans. Since it began in 2003, over 37,000 Montanans have logged over 9 million activity miles and shed 77,864 pounds!
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