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Havre Optimists continue to support local youth


October 17, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Havre Parks and Recreation Director Chris Inman, left from front, Havre Optimist Club members Bryon Ophus, Lisa Ophus and Hank Tweeten along with right from front, Anthony Common, Brad Baldwin and Mason Sheppard high-five Kaden Lodgepole, Elijdah Frickel, Daniel Sanchez and Tristen Friede as they come down the slide at Optimist Park in Havre.

Coming off a major upgrade to their park in Highland Park, the Havre Optimists Club is continuing to work to support young people in the community.

Echoing the motto of Optimist International, Havre club treasurer Byron Ophus said Friday, "Our focus is supporting youth."

Optimist International has 2,900 service clubs comprising almost 87,000 members in more than 35 countries throughout the world, and a small number, about 15 of those members, are in Havre's chapter.

Among the activities Optimist sponsors are youth soccer and baseball teams, as well as Boy Scouts like Johh Dolph, whose Ea...

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