For several of the past years, wherever the Center-Stanton Wildcats boys’ basketball team roamed, a mother cat could be seen nearby keeping an especially close eye. Not unusual for a mother cat, but this one was roaming with her Nikon in hand.
They say that you can tell who your loved ones are by realizing the first people that you want to talk to when something wonderful – or mortifying – happens to you in life. When you have a great day, or when you have a sad day, it is easy to turn to a friend or family member for support. Even across the miles, those ties can be held strong through a simple telephone call.
Citizens of Center were a shining example in April when more than 80 volunteers came together to stand up to the rising waters of Square Butte Creek. They showed that it indeed takes a village and for the most part, the village won the battle.
Can you name the capital of the Aztec Empire? Tough question, and the answer has to be spelled correctly. Center-Stanton’s acalympic team answered this question correctly and many others but did not make it to the final round at the 2009 Junior High Acalympics April 2 at the Glen Ullin High School.
The Center City Council had a busy evening April 6 starting with a tax equalization public hearing at 6 p.m. That hearing was followed by another public hearing to discuss the grant awarded to the city by the Lewis and Clark Regional Development Council on behalf of the Oliver County Golden Age Club. The council then geared up for a full monthly meeting agenda. The tax equalization meeting is held once a year in April for the purpose of giving city property owners an opportunity to ask questions or issue complaints.
According to a popular business theory, nine out of 10 new businesses fail in the first two years. Common causes of business failure are owners lack standard business knowledge, product market analysis, personal ability to manage and sufficient money. But Center’s newest business Fit-4-Life won’t be worrying about that. According to Fit-4-Life board member John Mahoney, the fitness center would never have become a reality without the kind businessmen and women in the area. “Without businesses (support) it wouldn’t have happened,” Mahoney said.