John was born in McGregor Iowa, but was raised in Minnesota. He is a retired US Navy Veteran.
"I moved from Portland, OR, to Plains in 2014 and I love it here!"
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This website dedicated to Joyce Longpre, our Founder, who lost her courageous
battle with cancer on
March 30, 2008
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Although I wasn’t born here, I call Montana home since I went to school, high school, and college here. After some years of travel and soul searching, I got a degree in nursing from MSU. It was the right decision. I’ve had a very satisfying career in Sanders County as a home health and hospice nurse.
Kathy was born and raised in Paradise, MT, before moving to Syracuse, NY, for college. After graduation, she taught at Western State College, Gunnison, CO. She returned to the Midwest for graduate school, then taught at the University of Iowa. She found her dream job at The University of Montana,where she taught for over 20 years. Now retirement is full time, but CNSC is still a passion.
Steve grew up in Dublin CA; he enlisted in the US Navy serving as a reactor operator and electronics tech. After his service, he worked in the Operations and Training departments at a nuclear generating plant near Red Wing, MN, and earned a BS in Physics from Winona State University. He moved to Montana in 2016 when his wife, Carol, accepted a call as Pastor for First Lutheran Church in Plains and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Thompson Falls.
Joyce came to Missoula in 1977 after being raised and educated in Iowa. Shortly after she arrived, she studied to become a Physical Therapist, and, upon graduation, became a partner in a PT office. After 17 years she moved to Plains to start her own PT business; she practiced for another 9 years before retiring. Now she is enjoying retirement which includes traveling and having more time for Cancer Network fundraising.
Betty is from Minnesota but moved to Sanders County as a child. She was one of the first nurses hired at Clark Fork Valley Hospital, where she worked for 25 years.
Betty has endeared herself to Sanders County by participating in a wide variety of community service organizations, including the Cancer Network of Sanders County with which she still maintains an active role.
CNSC is a grassroots nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization established in 2001
to provide support to residents of Sanders County, MT, who are undergoing treatment for cancer.
Our Mission Statement
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(Details on the
Upcoming Events page)
• Skunk Alley Run/Walk
~ June 15, 2019, Hot Springs, MT
• Drive 4 UR Community
~ TBA, Plains, MT
• Yard Sale-ing
~ June 28-29, Plains, MT
• Fall Extravaganza
~ Oct. 3, 2019, VFW, Plains, MT
• Lantern Launch
~ Nov. 3, 2019, TBA, Plains, MT
Carol has a long history of serving the community of Sanders County, serving on the Plains School Board, taking part in activities at First Lutheran Church in Plains, and participating over the years in Sanders County Relay For Life.
John Clark, President
Carol Brooker, Vice President
Sherry McCartney, Secty/Treas.
Laura Lanfear, Vice Treasurer
Steve Seilhymer, Board Member
Kathleen Miller, Information Coordinator
Joyce Dougan, Board Member
Betty Boehler, Board Member
Sherry was born in Bremerton, WA, but raised Plains, MT, graduating from PHS in 1967. In addition to her work with CNSC, she is currently serving as Secretary for Sanders County Collaborative.