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Blankets and bears will go to 400 Billings children

Blankets and bears will go to 400 Billings children

Last Christmas, Sandy McCaffree and her band of volunteers tied together 147 stuffed animals, pillows and fleece blankets with a ribbon and delivered the bundles to children who needed them.

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Head Start students recieve the gift of warmth

Head Start students recieve the gift of warmth

Billings Head Start students receive knitted mittens and hats thanks to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

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Wyoming Head Start officials struggle with federal cuts

Wyoming Head Start officials struggle with federal cuts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Head Start directors in Wyoming say they are scrambling to reduce expenses while trying to spare the essential parts of their services to more than 2,000 preschool children from low-income families.

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Gazette opinion: Head Start needs local help more than ever

In the summer of 2011, members of Congress and President Barack Obama agreed to a deal was supposed to force compromises on federal spending and revenue policy to avoid across-the-board budget cuts. Republicans and Democrats failed to compromise, so Americans now are seeing cuts even in prog…

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Billings Head Start grapples with sequestration cuts

Billings Head Start grapples with sequestration cuts

In the end, the federal budget cuts known as sequestration carved $161,000 out of the Billings Head Start program. 

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Warm coats for Billings kids

Warm coats for Billings kids

Billings firefighters teamed up with Operation Warm to provide coats to children at the Head Start program in Billings.

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Kaysn Ferguson recieves a coat

Kaysn Ferguson recieves a coat

Head Start student Kaysn Ferguson picks out a coat during a coat giveaway put on by the Billings Fire Department Local 521. The coats were provided in partnership with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit that provides new winter coats to children living in need.

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Parker Segmiller receives a coat from Billings firefighters

Parker Segmiller receives a coat from Billings firefighters

Billings firefighter Ryan Zimmerman writes Head Start student Parker Segmiller's name in a coat. The coats were provided by firefighters and Operation Warm, a national nonprofit that provides new winter coats to children living in need.

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Lockwood Head Start students

Lockwood Head Start students

Students at Lockwood Head Start received a visit from Santa, played by Roger Bernhardt, on Tuesday. The children received a gift bag after their visit. Bernhardt has been to the North Park Head Start for the past several years, but this was his first visit to the Lockwood location.

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Gazette opinion: County census data reveal risks for children

The 10,000 Yellowstone County residents who won’t be old enough to vote for more than a decade deserve attention now.

October 31, 2012 12:10 amLoading…
Head Start students display artwork at Yellowstone Art Museum

Head Start students display artwork at Yellowstone Art Museum

Colorful artwork created by the hands of Head Start students painted the walls at Yellowstone Art Museum on Thursday evening.

March 22, 2012 10:45 pm Photos

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Local law enforcement calls for budget supercommittee to save Head Start

Local law enforcement calls for budget supercommittee to save Head Start

Yellowstone County’s chief law enforcement officials gathered Tuesday morning and called on U.S. Sen. Max Baucus and other members of the congressional budget supercommittee to preserve funding for the federal Head Start program.

October 25, 2011 5:45 pm Photos

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Masquerade Ball benefits Head Start

The 2011 Masquerade Ball is set for Sept. 10 at the Crowne Plaza, with the Shrine Band and Billings Community Orchestra set to play. The event, which also includes dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions, benefits the Head Start, a nonprofit agency that provides 361 children in low inc…

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Guest opinion: State, federal budget cuts would hit Montana families hard

Montana families are in for a potential “double whammy” of state and federal cuts. The Montana legislative majority has proposed painful reductions to the programs and to education that supports families and communities with almost $150 million cut from health and human services alone. In D.…

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Inez Ontiveroz

Inez Ontiveroz

Born to illegal immigrants, Inez Ontiveroz went on to work the Wyoming beet fields, raise seven children, and win recognition as Wyoming’s Teacher of the Year in 1991 for her efforts in the Head Start program.

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