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, 5O Vol. 29t No. 24 Lincoln, Montana 59639 Thursday, June 18, 2009 Call of the Wild 3D opens in Helena to awaiting crowds from Lincoln and Philipsburg Pristine beauty of Montana and family values shine brightly on film by Sue Howsmon, BVD Editor A contingent of Lincoln children and accompanying adults. plus selected guests, made their way down Flesher Pass to Helena last Wednesday for a once-in-a-lifetime event, a red carpet movie premiere. The long-awaited opening of the Call of the Wild 3D, which was filmed on location in Lincoln and Philipsburg, has brought a good share of media and local attention. The family-oriented film, staring veteran actor Christopher Lloyd and Ariel Cade, centers around 10-year-old Ryan Hale, who visiting Montana and her grandfather's home for the first time. A city girl from Boston, Ryan feels a little rejected at being left behind when her parents travel to Europe and finds the nvDpsoto remoteness of her grandfather's home, with no TV, computer Actor Christopher Lloyd surrounds himself with children outside the Cinemark Theatre before the premiere Wednesday of "Call of the Wild nor even a shopping mall nearby quite disturbing. Finding an 3D." Kids from Lincoln, Helena and Philipsburg were treated to ice cream injured wolf-dog, Ryan bonds with him and begins to come out at the Great Northern Carousel and Painted Pony Ice Cream Shop just (See Movie, page 9) before the premiere showing. Remembering Rollie--Celebrating a Lincoln icon's life By Sue Howsmon, BVD Editor Lincoln's Community Hall was filled Saturday afternoon with those honoring Rollins "Rollie" M. Fisher, who passed away at the age of 71 on May 22, 2009. It was Rollie's day; but also for his wife Enie and all the family and friends he leaves behind. Born April 4, 1938 in Great Falls, Rollie moved to Lincoln following his retirement from AT &T and proceeded to build his home in the mountains that he loved, on land that had been his parents quiet Lincoln get-away. He took to Lin- coln like a duck to water and involved himself and his family with trying to make it a better community for all. A familiar voice at many public events, Roilie became known to many as '~l'he Voice of Lincoln," announcing the Race to the Sky, helping with the Blackfoot Valley Art Auction, MC for the Community Benefit and other annual celebrations and events. It was Rollie's familiar voice listeners heard on the radio advertising seasonal events that attracted visitors to town and businesses over the years. Rollie was also instrumental in the creation of the first Community Council, giving Lincoln a voice to the Lewis and Clark County Commission. He served tenaciously on the.Council for many years, affecting the County's decisions for the Lincoln community. One of the efforts that he dedicated his last months so heartily to was con- vincing the people of Lincoln the impor- tance of enhancing the Parker Medical facility. Rollie would to talk to anyone who would listen about how important it was to create a larger, more modern medical facility, leading to improvement upon the medical services available to the people of the Blackfoot Valley. He saw that dream come to fruition, just weeks before his passing, when the voters of Lincoln passed a mill levy to help fund the new clinic's construction. (See Memorial, page 5) COMING UP FOR LINCOLN AND THE BLACKFOOT VALLEY Barn Reviving Workday .......... Jtl~l~ 20 Sewer District General Meeting Forest Service, 7 p.m ........... Jm~c 2-1 Lincoln Rodeo .................. lul) 4 5 Parade and Fire~orks ............... lut~ 4