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PERMIT NO. 4 SEPTEMBER 30,1982
NORMAN HOLLW, CHAIRMAN OF FORT PECK TRIBE AND SID MORRIS .GENERAL MANAGER OF A & S INDUSTRIES CUTTING THE RIBBON AT THE NEW BRIDGE DEDICATION.
VIEW OF NEW BRIDGE SPANNING POPLAR RIVER LOCATED NEAR RAILROAD BRIDGE.
NEW BRIDGE DEDICATION
The dedication of the new bridge (over the Poplar River, near the railroad bridge) on the new road which facilitates the access to the Industrial Park site south of Poplar was held at the Culture Center Tuesday morning because of inclement weather.
The initial reasons for wanting the access road and bridge were for safety and emergency precautions. The only route leading to the Park was through a residential district and across the railroad tracks.
The residential district is populated by many small children which makes for a dangerous situation with the Park's heavy traffic factor. The railroad crossing was so often occupied by parked trains that it was difficult for the employees to come and go at their designated times. Also, in case of an industrial accident, there should be an immediate exit available for medical aid.
In the picture you will notice Norman H�llow, chairman of
the Fort Peck Tribe and Sid Morris, General Manager of
A 4 S Industries cutting the ribbon signifying the official
opening of the new access route and bridge.
The road contractor was the BIA and the contractor for
the building of the bridge was Frank Feldman.
Sid Morris gave the length of the bridge as 280 feet and
the width being 20 feet. He also said that there will be no
lock on the bridge as being rumored, and it will be open
to the public at all times.
The cost of the road being $100,336.09 and the cost of the bridge being $369,000.00 was totally paid for by monies realized from profits of the A A S Industries.
AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT GRANT_
The City of Poplar has been awarded a grant in the amount of $296,987.00 for the purpose of improving and updating the facilities at the local Airport. These monies were derived from the 3C Federal tax on every gallon of aviation fuel bought.
The planned improvements are: 1) To overlay and mark runway 9-27 and connecting taxiway and apron.
2) To install medium intensity runway lights; this includes a visual approach slope indicator on runway 27.
3) Grading for drainage and to construct and mark �an additional connecting taxiway.
Work will begin in the Spring of 1983. Robert Peccia 4 Associates of Helena, MT have been commissioned as engineers.
NEWCOMERS BANQUET TICKETS ON SALE_
The Newcomers Banquet and Raffle tickets are now on sale at the Santee, Bould's Drug, Wally's Grocer and many Chamber of Commerce members. The public is invited and urged to attend this community function on Saturday, October 9th. It will be a good opportunity to meet your new neighbors. Remember Saturday, Oct. 9th - Cocktail Hour: 6 pm. Dinner: 7 pm. Ttw -"le drawing will be at the l._
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY POST �55 NEWS
American Legion Auxiliary Post #55 held their September meeting at the Legion Club. Club officers for the new year are:Pres. - Nancy Hagadone; Vice-Pres., Bonnie Riley; Secy.-Treas. -Judy Reid; Sgt.-at-Arms -Mert Marottek and Chaplain-Joyce Nelsen. District President Elsie Nielson from Plentywood visited. She presented our unit two awards. One was for our unit's participation in the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Program. The other was for Helen Johnson's 50 hours of home service. Congratulations, Helen.
Fall Convention was discuss -ed. It is to be held Oct. 10 in Wolf Point. Nancy Hagadone and Judy Reid will be the delegates.
Lanette Ryan is the 1982 Homecoming Queen of PHS. CONGRATULATIONS, LANETTE!
DUE TO CAMERA DIFFICULTIES WE WERE UNABLE TO GET A PICTURE OF FIRST PLACE FLOAT WINNER. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SOPHOMORE CLASS FOR RECEIVING THAT HONOR. PICTURED HERE IS THE SENIOR FLOAT.
THE POPLAR SHOPPER WILL BE PRINTED ONE DAY EARLY NEXT WEEK OCTOBER 6th. ALL ADVERTISEMENT 4 COPY MUST BE IN BY 5:00 P.M. MONDAY, OCT. �th.