Laurel — The small staff at the Domestic Abuse program operated by the District IV Human Resources Development Council does a great job of helping victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence, but they often are engaged in an uphill fight. People who have to flee their homes are left with nothing in their possession. They need food, soap, transportation and a host of other services. Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a fund-raising spaghetti dinner at the Eagles Club to raise money for these kinds of incidentals. People will also be able to learn a little bit about domestic abuse, its causes and preventions. The staff of this valuable program needs some help, and this is one way the public can pitch in.
Laurel — Colin Skinner is on a 12,000-mile walk across the United States to raise awareness about the value of the Hospice program. Hospice offers people in their last days and months to remain in their home yet receive quality medical and spiritual care. Skinner's efforts will help people learn about the program.
Laurel — Last weekend, the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors started what we hope will be a tradition when it held at Mom Prom, a night where women can dress up, go out and have a good time while raising money to fight breast cancer.
Dart — The Montana Legislature rejected the proposed Montana insurance exchange during the past legislative session. That action was short on common sense. The GOP was upset because the exchange is part of President Barack Obama's health reform plan. Implementing an exchange program would not have been a carte blanche approval of Obama's plan, it only would have meant the exchange would be designed by and for Montanans. Now State Auditor Monica Lindeen is doing what she can to see that Montanans have some kind of input in the creation of the system.
Laurel — It looks like some good things are in store of the H. Earl Clack Museum. Under the new manager John Bruington, the website will be updated and new marketing techniques will be used to let people know the value of the museum, which details some of the rich history Hill County has to offer.