Nome Students Participate in Disaster Drill

February 01, 2003 / Tami Burrell

November 6, 2002, was a normal Wednesday afternoon just like every other in Nome, Alaska, except for the bodies laying on the airport tarmac. Victims from a 747 crash littered the runway as rescue personnel rushed to assist them.

Perception shifts. One of the victims giggles as his injuries are assessed. In looking around one notices that no blood or gore is present, except for the make up applied to several victims to simulate bruises, lacerations, and other injuries.

Thirty Years of Giving To the Community

February 01, 2003 / Debra McCarver

As the Gem State Academy bus pulled up in front of the school, academy students streamed from the cafeteria with a welcoming wave of enthusiasm for more than 30 children from the community. As children came off the bus, they were paired with academy students who had signed up to sponsor them. “The sign-up sheet filled in fast, as this has become an anticipated tradition,” said Kristy Blevins, student association president.

Desmond & Frances Doss Impact the Community

February 01, 2003 / Patti Kluchesky

The Cambridge Idaho Church hosted Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss and his wife Frances in Veteran’s Day services during the weekend of Nov. 8–9. But the weekend was not enough to contain invitations for the Dosses, who also participated in special services with other area groups and schools.

Montana Conference Holds First-ever Prayer Conference

February 01, 2003 / Debbie King

The first conference-sponsored prayer conference in Montana was last fall, in Bozeman. Guest speakers, Kevin Wilfley and Randy Maxwell, inspired the 60 participants, representing 11 churches, with stories of answered prayer in their own lives, in their churches, and even around the world.

Two Ceremonies

February 01, 2003

Royanna Smith and Neil Diamond were married and baptized Sabbath, Oct. 19, 2002, at the Big Timber Church. This was the first marriage at the church in 24 years. Bill Smith, Big Timber pastor (left), performed both ceremonies.

Mt. Ellis Academy Fosters Active Student Events

February 01, 2003

Males Order Brides

The Mt. Ellis class of 2003 staged the play “Males Order Brides” as a fundraiser. English teacher, Anita Strawn de Ojeda, producer, helped the students learn their parts.

Student Leadership

The Associated Student Body officers at Mt. Ellis for first semester were Jeff Clark, president; Kyra Eddy, vice president; Jason King, chaplain; Tisha Brown, treasurer; Tim Delinger, secretary; Ken Schrock, sergeant-at-arms.