Save the date! The next Business Owners Social Society (BOSS)?event is set for Friday, Aug. 24. Enjoy the Boss Summer Sizzler -- an old fashioned barbecue under the pavilion at Amend Park.
Guest speaker will be Don Sterhan, CEO?of Mountain Plains Equity Group, and a member of the Board of Directors of the US?Chamber of Commerce.
Laurie Kelly, head volleyball coach at Rocky Mountain College, will be the Pasta Night guest speaker for the Montana Women's Run, Friday, May 11, sponsored by The Olive Garden. Join other runners, walkers and volunteers the night before the big run at 4:30 p.m. for a Health Expo, followed by a pasta dinner at 6:30 p.m. Pasta Night and the free Health Expo are held in the MSU-B cafeteria located on MSU-B's campus. Make Pasta Night reservations before Wednesday, May 9, by checking the appropriate box on your race entry form, by calling 255-8488 or online at www.womensrun.org. The cost is $10.
One of the Lockwood youths being recognized for their outstanding choices in life, Breeze Brown, has become an entrepreneur at a young age. Breeze is one of nine "Lockwood Legends" who are telling the public how important their parents were in helping them to make good choices and to achieve positive goals in their lives.
Lockwood Legends are part of a program, Roots of Promise, which functions under the auspices of United Way under the direction of Kristi Drake. Each legend is featured for a month on billboards and posters in Lockwood, conveying a positive message about choosing not to do drugs or drink alcohol. The program focuses upon the importance of parents and family in helping young people to avoid making poor choices.
For Fun! For Fitness! For a Good Cause!
Team Up! with your staff, club, hobby group, family, school or just a bunch of friends. Enter the Montana Women's Run Team Up Challenge—the goal is to get more entrants in your group than the other Team Up teams. Anyone can win this aspect of the Run. Participants may walk, run, or jog in either the two-mile or the five-mile event.
The Billings West Rotary has awarded a grant of $2,000 to Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch's – Community Based Services (YBGR-CBS) for the purchase of mental health resource materials. YBGR-CBS currently has 23 school-based teams and will be expanding to 27 teams this fall. Each team consists of one therapist and one behavior specialist working in 11 area school districts. Currently over 230 underachieving children are working with YBGR staff in School Based Services.
The opening of registration for the Montana Women's Run is always an indicator that spring has arrived. On-line registration is now available for the 2 and 5 mile event, on Saturday, May 12, held in downtown Billings.
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