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County Commissioners Hear Proposal From Scobey, Approve Various Items

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Roosevelt County Commissioners held their regularly scheduled meeting in which a Scobey police officer pitched a radio contract to them and they approved various agenda items including new hires.

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Bainville Council Hears Update On Water Main Break

Bainville’s Town Council held a regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 10, where updates on the water main break and water project were heard, PDM grant actions were discussed and a rough draft letter to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad was reviewed.

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Senator Daines Tours United Grain

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, United States Senator Steve Daines, along with his press secretary Katie Waldman and field representative Nate Williams, arrived in Culbertson to tour the United Grain Company facility. This was one of the many stops on Daines’ 648-mile trip around Montana.

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Crisis Brings Community Together Missing Woman Returns Home Safe

A sigh of relief was felt all across the town of Culbertson at the sound of a single siren blowing at approximately 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, indicating that a community member was found safe following an 18-hour search.
Lori Jasper of Culbertson reportedly was announced missing around noon on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Shortly thereafter, volunteer community members began to converge on to the Fire Hall, which became the incident command center, in a search and rescue effort.
According to Roosevelt County Sheriff Jason Frederick, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office’s search and rescue was called to Culbertson for a report of a missing person. Chief Deputy Corey Reum, along with Culbertson Fire Chief Alan Aspenlieder, took command of the search.
Over 200 volunteers on foot, four-wheeler and even aircraft scoured the town looking for Jasper who was presumably in hiding.
“Our response agency is appreciative of the hundreds of volunteers that came out to assist in the search,” said Frederick.
Volunteers searched the town in sections periodically returning to the incident command center to report on areas already covered.
Armed with flashlights and determination during a rainstorm, volunteers searched inside sheds, vehicles, railcars, backyards and farm equipment.
At one point, the fire chief divided the searchers into two, large groups to cover the town from east to west beginning at the Stagecoach Casino, Bar and Grill.
Jasper returned to her residence at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21., according to Frederick.
RCSO Undersheriff John Summers mentioned that Jasper’s husband, Robert “Bob” Jasper, had visited RCSO several days after his wife was found and thanked the officers for their efforts in the search.
Several local restaurants donated food and water for the response agencies and many volunteers.
Culbertson High School had planned to allow students, with a written permission slip, to assist in the search planned for Wednesday, Sept. 21. However, the search scheduled for Wednesday was called off after Jasper returned home on her own.
The sheriff’s office asked anyone who found Lori Jasper to call Aspenlieder’s cellphone so that her husband could be there to facilitate her return.
The reasons for Jasper’s disappearance were not available as of press time.
The agencies responding to the incident included Bainville Fire Department, Poplar Fire Department, Froid Fire Department, Montana Highway Patrol, Sidney Police Department, U.S. Border Patrol and the Divide County Sheriff’s Office.

Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Corey Reum speaking to volunteers at the incident command center at the Fire Hall in Culbertson on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
(Photo by Angela Rose Benson)

Pink Carpet Event Bringing Awareness, Bingo And Vendors

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Roosevelt Medical Center is busy planning their second annual Pink Carpet Event, set to be held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Culbertson.
Attendees will hear a brief Breast Cancer & You presentation from Elizabeth Kleppen, a physician’s assistant at RMC.
They will also have the opportunity to meet RMC’s newest provider, Patricia Alderson, a family nurse practitioner, while participating in Pink Bingo and enjoy shopping with a number of local vendors. There will also be a question and answer portion of the evening and an educational display where attendees can feel the difference between healthy and unhealthy breast tissue on a plastic mold.
Hors d’oeuvres, pink desserts and wine will also be available.
A Best Dressed in Pink Contest will take place along with several other raffles and door prizes. Attendees who bring an unopened bottle of wine will be entered into a drawing to win a wine cellar.
The Tree of Hope will be on display and attendees will have an opportunity to purchase pink bulbs to be signed and displayed annually in honor or memory of a loved one. Proceeds collected will benefit local breast cancer awareness efforts at RMC.
“A community-wide focus on cancer prevention and treatment helps residents in the communities served by Roosevelt Medical Center learn more about breast cancer and encourages early detection,” said Jaimee Green, marketing and foundation director for RMC. “Efforts to bring attention to the need for early detection via mammograms are paying off, as more women are discovering their cancers while it is still treatable,” she added.
The event is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.
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