On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Clark Diemert was in a motorcycle accident in Helena and was mercy flown to Benefis in Great Falls where he received care for his injuries. Because of a brain injury, Clark is requiring extensive outpatient rehabilitation.

On Sunday, Nov. 5 the benefit will begin at 4 p.m. at the Joplin Community Hall. Plans include a free will offering spaghetti dinner being hosted by the families of the CJI class of 2017, live and silent auctions and raffle winners being announced. 

The CJI Hawk Football Families are selling raffle tickets where the buyer will have the choice of circling which of three gifts he/she wants if his/her winning ticket is drawn.

The three prizes are:

•A Savage 93R17 rifle donated by Kelsey Diemert with a scope donated by Jerry Fenger. 

•A Bobcat Cooler.

•A Grizzly Cooler.

The coolers have been purchased by the CJI Hawk Football Family contributors and are being filled by fans of each team. 

To date, the Grizzlies are out pacing the Bobcats in donations. 

Tickets for this raffle are now on sale 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Anyone interested in buying or selling tickets should contact Steffani Wanken at 759-5756.

The Diemert family has been involved in 4-H for generations, so the Tiber 4-H Club has established a challenge to the 4-H Clubs in Toole, Glacier and Liberty counties to match their donation of $100. 

The Clever Clover 4-H Club has taken it one step further and is raffling off a pig bundle. Tickets for this can be purchased through J.R. Seewald and Coalter Littrell in Cut Bank. These young men are using this as their 4-H leadership project. 

Tickets will also be available locally from the Tiber 4-H Club members or Ted and Mary Ann Zorn.

Local organizers for this event are Kim Anthony, Andrea Stone and Steffani Wanken. A Facebook page has been set up to track progress on the benefit. You can find this as Clark Diemert Benefit. If you would like to donate any live or silent auction items, please contact one of the organizers and have your items to them no later than Oct. 31. 

Historically the four county 4-H clubs have been very generous when raising money for the youth in their organization who have needed help. The Hi-Line Communities are also known for their generosity and support. We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 5.

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