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October 29, 2014

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XNLV137813 1914 2014 Chamber seeks volunteers On behalf of Sidney High School Athletics, the Sid- ney Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to sell tickets and take tickets at the Eastern A Divisional Volleyball Tournament Nov. 6-8. Please contact the Sidney Chamber of Com- merce at 406-433-1916 for details. Trail of Treats October is the month for ghouls, goblins and things that go bump in the night! On behalf of some of the local businesses the Chamber has put together a list of participating busi- nesses to be handed out to the adults of cuties and creatures. You will be able to pick up the list of participating businesses at Reese & Ray's IGA at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 with the final stop being the Faith Alliance Church at 5 p.m. The Faith Alliance Church will be having the "Trunk of Treats," and they will be handing out hot dog sack lunches for you and the cuties and creatures! There will be bathroom facilities avail- able as well as a hot choco- late stand to keep you nice and toasty. Please remember to stay safe this Halloween and keep warm. Leo Club of Sidney The Leo Club of Sidney High School is sponsoring a Veteran's Day supper at 6:30 at the Elk's Club on Nov. 11. All veterans, members of the VFW, and Ladies Aux- iliary are invited to attend. Reservations are requested by calling the VFW Club at 406-433-9982 or Louise at 406-488-9764. The deadline for reservations is Nov. 3. Extended Care Sidney Health Center Ex- tended Care will be hosting its annual "Trick-or-Treat" for children up to sixth grade on Friday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-Treaters are welcome starting at 6 p.m. Please use the main en- trance at Extended Care located at 104 14th Avenue NW in Sidney. Bulletin Board Deaths Katrina M. Crowder, 35 Myrtle Sorenson, 93 Roger Price King, 75 Doug Quilling, 69 Ole Olson, 90 Page 3A Inside Around Town .....2A Classifieds .......5-7B Deaths ...............3A Here's My Card ...3B NIE. ...................4B Oil report ...........5A Opinion ..............8A Sports .............1-3B DIstrIct tourney see page 2B Published for Richland County and subscriber Don & Daniel Benton WeDnesDay, OCt. 29, 2014 ~ 106th yeaR, nO. 87 ~ siDney, MOntana ~ WWW.siDneyheRalD.COM ~ 75 Cents SEE AwARD, page 4a By JESSiCA ELSE Sidney Herald The Fairview Lift Bridge has become home to several mysterious padlocks, which are attached to the bridge's chain link fence. Rumor has it, the padlocks are a symbol of romance, a trend which has made its way around the world. "Apparently, in Paris, if you took your fiancee out on the bridge and asked her to marry you, you put a padlock on the bridge to symbolize the long-lasting relationship," Ray Trumpower, Friends of the Fairview Bridge committee member, said. The padlocks, known as Love Locks, are now a well-known fixture on the Pont Des Art bridge in Paris, which stretches over the River Seine. Ac- cording to an article by ABC News, the trend spilled into France in 2008 from Italy, where young lovers began attaching padlocks to the Ponte Milvio bridge in Venice. The tradition is at- tributed to the book I Want You by Ital- ian author Frederico Moccia, which was published in 2006. The trend in China is to 'lock your soul' together with another and then throw the key over the edge. The padlocks are called Wish Locks in Taiwan. A large wire rooster was cre- ated in Canfield, Ohio specifically for the purpose and the locks have become popular across the United States. Love Locks can be traced to a Ser- bian World War II story, in which two lovers, a schoolmistress and a soldier, broke off an engagement after the sol- dier fell in love with another woman. The tale ends with the schoolmistress dying of a broken heart after being abandoned by her fiancee for another woman. Years later, Serbian women began writing the names of their loved ones, as well as their own, on padlocks and attaching them to the railings of the bridge where the two schoolmis- tress and the soldier used to meet. Now, however, authorities in coun- tries where Love Locks have become popular are concerned the padlocks are destroying historic bridges. Many countries are developing legislation to end the tradition. The Friends of the Fairview Bridge committee plans to let the Love Locks stay. "We won't take them down unless they start to become a problem," Trumpower said. "It's not causing any problems right now." Love Locks Worldwide trend reaches Fairview lift Bridge JeSSiCa elSe | Sidney Herald locks on the Fairview lift Bridge left to signify a couple's eternal love. By JESSiCA ELSE Sidney Herald Delivery services and emergency vehicles some- times have a hard time find- ing area residents due to a trend of not placing house numbers in full view. "We do, on occasion, have problems finding houses because [house numbers] are missing, or covered up, or not well lit," Sidney ambulance director, Bonny Stevens said. Many homeowners in the area choose to use their last name as the distinguishing marker of their home in- stead of an address number, which can also make things difficult for emergency and delivery services trying to find a specific address. Glenda Bilbrey, commu- nications supervisor at the Richland County Sheriff 's Office said area police of- ficers generally know where they are going and she hasn't had very many inci- dences where officers can't find a location due to a lack of a visible address. "It would be nice if they would put their addresses on their houses, though," Bilbrey said. Stevens said the majority of those who do not have visible house numbers are mobile homes and RVs, though she said EMT's occasionally have trouble finding a house or a county road. "The new rural address- ing system is hard to get used to," Sidney fire mar- shal Rob Gilbert said. "It's a five digit number and then the county road, so we don't know if it is East or West." Gilbert said even though the new rural addressing system causes some confu- sion, the fire department does not have problems responding to emergencies. "We usually look for smoke and find it that way," Gilbert explained. Though the issue has gen- erated conversation around town, the city appears to have no legislation or codes regulating house numbers. "I've never read anything in our code manual that says anything about house numbers," Sidney's public works director, Jeff Hintz said. "It kind of bugs me that you can't make [home- owners] put them on." Sidney's city attorney, Gerald Navaratil said he doesn't know of any house number rules, either. "I don't know of any leg- islation that would mandate the numbering," Navaratil said. "It helps a lot, but I can't tell you that there is anything like that." Though there doesn't seem to be a law requiring residents to post address numbers in plain sight, city officials and emergency re- sponders say it is helpful to have house numbers in full view of the street. "The greatest thing would be to have the number vis- ible by the front door," Ste- vens explained. "Make sure there's no trees or bushes covering it." reporter@sidneyherald.com lack of house numbers pose problems Dey honored with school trustee award Sidney School Board Chairwoman Kelly Dey was recognized for an outstand- ing job. The Montana School Boards Association (MTS- BA) recognized eleven locally-elected school board trustees at the Montana Conference of Education Leadership (MCEL) held in Billings last week. MTSBA awards the Mar- vin Heintz Award annually to those trustees who have reached the pinnacle of trustee training and leader- ship by amassing 96 hours in the School Board Academy trustee certification pro- gram. Trustees must have received the equivalent of eight years certification or 96 hours of training in less than eight years, whichever comes first. The trustees who qualify have truly shown their commitment to educational leadership. MTSBA also recognizes "Golden Gavel Award" winners — entire school boards who have attained certification in the same 12-month period. "All school board mem- bers should be recognized for the time that they volunteer in support of the students and schools in their district," according to Lance Melton, MTSBA Executive Director. "But there are several who go above and beyond as they participate in training and education of their own to make them- selves and their boards bet- ter leaders," Melton said. "These local leaders have looked at important issues like the roles and respon- sibilities of school boards, how laws passed by our legislature impacts local districts, and how important leadership is for improv- ing student achievement," Melton said. "We know that the communities and local districts in which these SuSan MiniCHiello | Sidney Herald sidney school Board Chairwoman Kelly Dey with her Marvin heintz award. Dey has served as chairwoman for three years. Thank You Sidney Herald Customers Thank You Sidney Herald Customers Your carrier greatly appreciates you leaving on your porch light for them. Thank You from your carrier. XNLV180565 pLayoffs see pages 2-3B

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