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Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Rockwell paintings coming to YAM The Yellowstone Art Museum will feature a traveling exhibit of Norman Rockwell paintings later this month.

The Norman Rockwell Endowment Art Tour has scheduled a stop in Billings May 22-25 as part of a nine-city national tour promoting the Boy Scouts of America.

First Interstate Bank has agreed to pay all museum admission fees for the exhibit's first two days. The paintings are kept on display at the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas.

Displays of work by other artists and a collection of Scout memorabilia also will be featured.

Rockwell held his first and only salaried job with the Boy Scouts from 1913 to 1916 and continued his association with scouting for 64 years with frequent paintings about the youth organization.

Pesticide collection set for June A waste pesticide collection for south-central Montana is set for next month, the Montana Department of Agriculture said Monday.

The collection of any unusable poison will be the second week of June in Billings. Pesticides become unusable when they have exceeded their shelf life, if they were canceled by the Environmental Protection Agency, if they are no longer registered for use in Montana or they are unknown because labels were lost or unreadable.

The program also accepts empty metal containers for recycling or as waste. Officials say there is a disposal fee. More information is available from the Yellowstone County Extension Office.

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