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Thursday, August 2, 1990

Softball team wins bronze at state games

The Broadus Men’s Softball Team, sponsored by Stevenson and Sons, were the recipients of a Bronze medal after placing third at the recent Big Sky State Games in Billings.

Forty-one teams were on hand for the competition, so the medal winning performance of the local men was no small affair.

“We played pretty good ball for a bunch of old men,” said team member Tom Riggs. “After playing ten games in two days we were pretty sore Monday though.”

The local team lost their first game, five to four, but then went on to win their next eight contests. In their final game to decide the two championship teams, Broadus then lost, again by one run, to the F Troop of Hardin by a score of seven to six. Hardin went on to win the Silver medal.

Members of the Bronze medal winning team, along with Riggs, included Ted Quade, Jim Bird, Corey Swenson, Ken Bird, Jerry Coulter, Gordon Archer, Todd Harris, Robert Nisley, Barry Emmons, Kevin Gosselin, Kurt Collins and Walter Rolf.

The men will now play this weekend at the District Tournament in Miles City, with hopes of being the single team to advance to state. The state tourney will also be held at Miles City, the following weekend.

Barbero appointed to national VFW committee

Walter G. Hogan of Greenfield, Wisconsin, Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), has appointed Charles Barbero, VFW Post 1595, a member of the 1990 Convention Committee on General Resolutions.

The committee will meet during the 91st Annual National Convention of the VFW, August 17-24 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Barbero has been active in veteran affairs for many years and has held a variety of offices in positions of leadership within the nation’s oldest veterans association.

“People who have helped preserve their country through military service in time of war best understand the importance of maintaining the freedom and liberty we all enjoy and sometimes take for granted,” Hogan commented.

The committee will study all resolutions regarding recognition of women veterans, social security benefits, and healthcare for aging veterans and present their recommendations to convention delegates either for or against adoption.

In addition to outlining the VFW objectives and resolute position on subjects of concern to the organization for the coming year, Barbero and his colleagues will have the opportunity to hear the views of numerous national leaders who will be participating in the convention in Baltimore.

Local cheerleaders win three superiors at camp

The six Broadus Hawk Cheerleaders for the 1990-91 season returned from camp July 20 well rewarded for their efforts. The girls were rated Superior on their pom routine, Superior for their floor cheer and Superior for their sideline cheer. They also received an Improvement Award.

The United Cheerleaders Association Camp was held at the Montana State University Campus in Bozeman July 17 through the 20th. Attending were Amy Hanson, Jo’Lee Morris, Amy Ullrich and Jennifer Ullrich, full season cheerleaders, and winter season cheerleaders Lyssa Thaden, Jona Barbero and Amy Ullrich.

The camp covered all areas of cheerleading and competition, according to Coach Laura Lee Ullrich.

Also, a “Spirit Stick” was awarded every day to the squad showing the best spirit and sportsmanship. The Broadus girls were the recipient of the honor each day at camp.

“I was really proud of the cheerleaders,” said Mrs. Ullrich. “There are four girls who’ve never cheered before, and they all worked hard and had a real desire to learn and improve.”

While at the camp, Mrs. Ullrich had the opportunity to take college credit classes for coaches. “Most of the classes were taught by the MSU athletic trainer and the athletic director,” said Mrs. Ullrich. “What I learned will definitely make the year easier for me and the squad.”

As a special treat for the girls, the group drove half-way the first day and attended the Michael Martin Murphey concert at Roscoe, held in conjunction with the Stillwater Cattle Drive which the Ullrich girls were attending. In exchange for the cheerleaders taking tickets, they were given front row seats to the concert.

Barnhart receives award for poetry

Local poet/ranchwife Esther Barnhart of Epsie has received the third place award in Don “Cheese” Akerlow’s “Rocky Mountain Poetry” Magazine.

Former area resident Helen Cain Cossitt received an honorable mention in the magazine for her poem, “Daddy’s Footsteps.”

Also, one of Mrs. Barnhart’s poems is included in Akerlow’s Centennial edition “100 years in Poetry,” just recently released. Her poem, “Looking Back” is dedicated to the late Jim Burley, Epsie Community pioneer rancher.

For each of the first 300 Centennial poetry books sold, one will be donated to a Montana library.


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