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Cookie Walk

The Dawson County Health Department had a cookie walk to help support the activities of The Nurturing Tree.  Every Tuesday (with the exception of holidays), The Nurturing Tree sponsors Mommy/Daddy and Me. This takes place right after the library's story time which starts at 10:30 a.m.  It includes Crafty Tuesday, Kindergarten Readiness, Awareness Tuesday, Mix and Measure, and Power Play.  We also invite special speakers to share during this time.  The group focuses on preschool readiness.  This is a great social time for children and parents alike!  The Nurturing Tree also has a library of parent resources and holds parenting classes twice a year.



Drive Thru Flu Shots

The Dawson County Health Department teamed up with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Care Van and offered a Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic. 

People were able to stay in their cars and receive a flu shot.  If they did not have insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield paid for the flu shot. 

It was a great opportunity for people to get vaccinated without even leaving their vehicle—for free.





Great American Smokeout Activities

Great American Smokeout Activities in Dawson, Wibaux and Prairie Counties


Every year, on the third Thursday of November, the nation takes part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout event encouraging people to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and then quit smoking that day. The Great American Smokeout was on    November 16th this year.  Students in Dawson, Wibaux and Prairie Counties were busy letting people know that smoking is dangerous.


DCHS Trading Card Kids/reACT students were involved in a “Ghost Out.”  The Ghost Out was to signify that every 8 seconds someone in the United States dies from smoking or tobacco-related illness, and every year 28.4 percent of Montana’s ppulation dies due to smoking or a smoking-related illness.  102 DCHS students were ghosted in the high school which is 28.4 percent of the high school population.

In Glendive, Wibaux and Terry, the reACT students put up a clothesline airing Big Tobacco’s dirty laundry.  Tobacco statistics written on pieces of laundry and strung out on a clothesline.


Students in all 3 communities did an awesome job of spreading the news about the Great American Smokeout!

Zombie Run

For the past two years, Glendive has hosted a fun run/walk Zombie Run as a fundraiser for Building Active Glendive.. Run or walk the 2.2 mile route - go with friends and look out for the undead!  People can either run/walk or sign up to be a zombie. Building Active Glendive is a coalition of private citizens and representatives of local agencies, organizations, and local government committed to promoting walking and biking in our community.

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