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JULY 28, 2016 BLACKFOOT VALLEY DISPATCH PAG~ .; OBITUARY Violet Smith Violet Ardelle Smith, 82, passed away July 24, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Violet was born at her family home, the third child of a family of five children, in Noyes Township, Lake of the Woods, near Baudette, Min- nesota on Sept. 23, 1933 to Chet and Leora White. Violet married her high school sweetheart, Ray Smith, on Sept. 10, 1949. They made their home in East Helena, Montana and together they raised four children - Dustin, Wayne, Shari and Tim. Mom was a homemaker until her chil- dren were all in school and then worked at Hrella's Gro- cery Store, Sheehan's, and the Department of Agricul- ture until her retirement 20 years ago. Violet could be described as a "Coat of Many Col- ors". She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sis- ter, homemaker, seamstress, baker, volunteer, and ulti- mate cheerleader of her chil- dren, grandchildren and the area youth. She was always making quilts and sweat- ers for her family, most no- tably knitted slippers at Christmas. Always thinking of others not so fortunate, she gathered clothes and made quilts for them too. She mended stuffed ani- mals and delivered them to law enforcement agencies to give to children who were Publisher Opportunity in accidents or just in need comfort. Using yarn and materials either donated or left over from other projects, she made lap quilts for the Veterans Hospital and Shri- ner's Hospital. She spent countless hours in volunteer service wherever she saw a need. She was a comedian and loved to tell stories that made you laugh. She was an honest and loyal friend, and the same to her family. If you were to sum up Mom in one word - she was quite "won- derful". Violet will be missed not only by her family, but also by those whose hearts she touched. Violet is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ray Smith; siblings Vivian San- ford and Everette White; children Dustin (Kathy), Wayne (Mary), Shari Brigge- man (Ron) and Tim. Grand- children: Shannon, Devin, Trevor (Gina), Dusty Ray, Austin (Erin), Tim, Brian (Ju- lie), Jordyn, and step-grand- children Bobby, Tamara and Shannon. Great Grandchildren: Brenden (Stephanie), Brad, Chet, Drew, Tyzer, Annie, Ca- leb, Peyton, Dean; Kendyl, and Avery with a Great-Great Grandchild due at Christ- mas. Violet was preceded in death by her brother Francis White and sister Wilma An- derson. We would like to especial- ly thank Carol and Mike Kor- man, Heidi Agner and Don- na Sargent for their kindness and loving care given to Mom during her illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 30, at 3 p.m.. with a reception to fol- low at the Lincoln Commu- nity Center on Main Street in Lincoln, Mont. In lieu of flowers, because of her love of youth athletics, most recently the Lincoln Lynx, please send memori- als in Violet's memory to the Lincoln Public School. RAGWORT from pg. 1 Warriors and Dave Burch from Dept of Agriculture organized the project. Williams is considered the expert on this noxious weed due to his experience with it in his county. The major landowners who have been fighting this noxious weed are Larry Robinson, Kent Robinson, Brian & Janet Sholder, Audie & Barb Solvie and Sieben Ranch. A total of six sections were checked and sprayed by 40-plus workers.with spray vehicles and chemical during this "Tansy Ragwort Spray Day." At the end of the spray day all workers felt very confident we made headway controlling this noxious weed. Ponderosa SnowWarriors would like to personally thank the following: Pat Hagen, Ernie & Re- nee Lundberg, Julie Zarr, Penny Crandall, Bob Bushnell and Jeanette Nordahl with the Pon- derosa SnowWarriors: Local Land Owners Kent Robinson, Brian Sholder and Larry Robinson. Lake, Beaverhead, Jef- ferson and Lewis & Clark CountyWeed Districts. Forest Service, DNRC, U.S. Dept of Agriculture personnel. Dan Williams, Dave Butch, Larry Hoffman and Bill Cyr. Class registration dates set Class Registration for Lincoln School is scheduled for Aug. 10 and 11 Registration for 10th-12th graders will be Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon Registration for 7th-9th graders will be Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon Valler Mercantile Wilderness Bakery & Ice Cream Pazlor The Wilderness Baker,/" is now serving delicious old- fashioned cookies, pastries & THE BEST cilmamon rolls in the valley! Our ice cream parlor serves Wilcoxson's ice cream. We have shakes, malts and EXTREME sundaes. Come in and try one today'! Open Fridays & Saturdays I2 pm to 8 pm g in Beams up to 30 feet Lap Siding- Counter Top Slabs Band saw & Circular Saw We offer FREE Delivery in the Lincoln area Stump Grinding Tree Transplanting Up to 8' Pine - Fur - Spruce - Quaking Aspen. Our trees or yours Call 362-4587, 431-2955 or 362-492"- we are your story! Wick Communications is a family-owned newspaper group i operating community newspapers in 11 states. We are currently seeking candidates for the publisher position at the Sidney Herald in Sidney, Montana. The successful candidate will have prior publisher experience with a strong backg(ound in advertising sales. We will consider an advertising manager with a full understanding of newspaper operations. The publisher must develop a strong team to produce an excellent editorial product to drive revenue and build readership. Wick Communications also operates the Williston Daily Herald in Williston, North Dakota. The successful publisher in Sidney will work with the publisher in Williston to capture the regional market. Wick Communications is fully aware of the cost of living and housing ctlallenges in this market. We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and relocation. Send your resume with cover letter to humanresources@wickcommunications.com wickcommunications.com I sidneyherald.com For more (406) 727-8900 Visit us online at: STATE FAIR Word of the week:Sycophant Adj. 1 2 a servile self-seeking flatterer a person who praises powerful people in order to get their approval