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Dinner with friends!


3/2009 Soroptimist International of Billings recently held their
Annual Awards Banquet ~ “Celebrating Success”

Many organizations were recognized with grants for their programs. Present to receive their grants were Distinguished Toastmasters Kurt Stickney and Josie Skibstad for the Montana Women’s Prison Felonious Forum Toastmasters; From the Passages Culinary Skills Program were Director Jan Begger and Chef Alan Manst; Yellowstone Art Museum Educational Program Director Linda Ewert; and from the YWCA Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Services Program Kim Loudan and Erin Matthews. Grants were also awarded to ZooMontana and Northern Rockies Radiation Oncology Center.

Awards were also presented to Nicole Ficek and West High School Key Club for the Violet Richardson Award, which recognizes students who volunteer. The Women’s Opportunity Award, which provides financial support to a women who is the primary head of household who is working towards an advanced degree, was presented to Angela Cravens.

Special recognition was paid to Jeremy and Haley Vannatta , Julie Koeber  and their magazine Yellowstone Valley Women for their contribution to the community with the Making a Difference For Women Award.

Intermountain Distributing was recognized for their continued support and help with “A Night of Wine and Roses” with a special thanks and a plaque to hang in their new building.

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Duane and Loyola's Visit

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5/19/2009 Kurt, Greg and Josie went turkey hunting today!  No Turkeys but fabulous scenery!  Good thing since turkey season was over last Sunday!!


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