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Brad Fjeldheim has joined the Montana Department of Justice/Attorney General’s Office as an assistant attorney general in the Appellate Services Bureau. Fjeldheim previously worked in private practice for six years at the O’Toole Law Firm in Plentywood. He is a 2012 graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law and a 2005 graduate of the University of Montana.


Avery Butcher, cosmetologist and Emily Butcher, nail technician, have joined Calleis Salon and Spa at 3130 Saddle Drive. Emily comes to Calleis from the Rustic Day Spa and Salon in Billings. Avery was previously at JC Penney, also in Billings. Call Calleis at 406-440-3444 to make an appointment. 

News and notes

Fit Form has announced that Melinda Leas has completed 75 hours of Foundation Training with the founder of Foundation Training, Eric Goodman in Santa Barbara, California. 

Foundation Training is therapeutic exercise designed to relieve muscle-skeletal discomforts. Through a series of postures, poses and movements, Foundation Training activates muscles, decompresses the spine, and teaches you to take the burden of supporting the body out of your joints and put it where it belongs: in your muscles. 

Leas is a fitness professional with 20 years of experience and is the only Foundation Training certified instructor in Helena. 

For more information about Foundation Training and Pilates group and private lessons, visit  

Awards and honors

Gayle Shirley, communications and systems improvement manager for Lewis and Clark Public Health, received an award for exemplary service from the Montana Public Health Association at its annual fall conference for her "tireless efforts in raising awareness about public health."

The award acknowledged her talents as a writer, researcher and graphic designer and her work as public information officer for the county during disasters and emergencies. She was also recognized for her work as the health department’s accreditation coordinator during its successful bid for national accreditation last year. 


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