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Froid/Medicine Lake Speech And Drama Places At Divisionals

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The Froid/Medicine Lake speech and drama team took third place for Class C schools in the Eastern B-C Divisional meet in Plentywood Saturday, Jan. 24. Pictured are (from left to right) Patrick Kjelshus and Cassandra Kintyhtt.  (Submitted photo)


The Froid/Medicine Lake speech and drama team took third place for Class C schools in the Eastern B-C Divisional meet in Plentywood Saturday, Jan. 24.
Presenting from Medicine Lake was Chris Ballkian, who made a good showing with his SOI performance.
Presenting from Froid were Veronica Orcutt, Jeannie Schneider and Patrick Kjelshus, who did wonderfully with their HOI pieces, and Cassandra Kintyhtt, who did a terrific Serious Solo performance.
Kintyhtt placed sixth and Kjelshus finished third. Both will compete at the state meet in Ennis this coming weekend.

Geography Bee

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Froid Public School held the annual Geography Bee, Friday, Jan. 16, with 32 students in grades four through eight. Pictured is fifth-grader Ella Taylor, who was the winner. She is the daughter of Ken and Heather Taylor. The runner-up was fourth-grader Courtney Hofman and eighth-grader Hunter Krogedal received third place.  (Submitted photo)

Roosevelt County Arrests Last Of 40-Member East Coast Drug Ring

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The last fugitive from a 40-member East Coast heroin and cocaine ring was caught following a traffic stop near Bainville Sunday, Jan. 25.
Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Sgt. Patrick O’Connor and Deputy Chelbi Brugh became suspicious after they stopped a car with North Dakota license plates about 2 a.m.
Sheriff Jason Frederick said the North Dakota man driving the car was not wanted but the passenger was a high-profile federal fugitive wanted on drug charges in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh, Pa. A warrant had been issued for her in October 2014.
She was identified as Misha Marie Canon, 48, of San Bernardino, Calif.
Frederick said Canon was acting suspicious when O’Connor approached the car.
“He [O’Connor] got her out of the car and started interviewing her. She originally lied about her name,” Frederick said.
He said O’Connor obtained permission from the driver to search his car and found a Social Security card with Canon’s name on it.
O’Connor then conducted a search on his cell phone on an Internet search engine that produced a story about Canon that was published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in October 2014.
Canon was arrested and lodged temporarily in the Roosevelt County Jail.
Frederick said the Federal Bureau of Investigation contacted him Sunday, Jan. 25, notifying him that she would be immediately transported to Great Falls.
The majority of the 39 other people involved in the case were arrested on drug and gun charges following a two-year federal investigation of activities that included drug shipments from California to Pittsburgh.

Second Bakken Death Reported

The first two weeks of 2015 brought two Bakken Oilfield deaths.
An employee of C&D Oilfield Services was found dead on a catwalk on an oil well tank battery near Dickinson, N.D., Thursday, Jan. 15, one day after another man died near Mandaree, N.D.
The man who died Jan. 15 was gauging the tank setup at a Denbury Resources well site between Dickinson and Manning. He has not been identified.
On Jan. 14, Legendary Field Services owner Wes Herrmann of Watford City, N.D., died of burn injuries and another man was injured when a fire started on a heater-treater unit at a QEP Resources well site near Mandaree.
The North Dakota State Medical Examiner’s office is investigating the cause of the recent death.
Both fatalities are under investigation by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Sheriff Warns Public About Telemarketing Scam From Jamaica

A Poplar man on the receiving end of a telemarketing scam spotted it for what it was and called the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Jason Frederick said a telemarketer is claiming to be a Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes contractor and told a local man he won $2.5 million. The caveat to becoming a millionaire was that the “winner” must wire a $250 fee via Western Union to collect his winnings.
The caller told the local man he would be wiring the money to Kaibito, Ariz., which is on the Navajo Nation Reservation.
The telemarketer claimed he was calling from Massachusetts, but caller ID showed an 876 area code, which is Jamaica.
The caller also gave a telephone number for verification of his winnings and claimed that was Bank of America. Frederick said the call produced an answering machine with a 2012 date on it and it was not Bank of America.
Publishers Clearing House reports on its website that there has been
an increase in scams with telephone calls originating from the 876 area code in Jamaica. All prizes above $10,000 are awarded in person.
Publishers Clearing House has been actively working with the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security, Postal Inspection Service, Federal Trade Commission and local law enforcement to address these scams.
Anyone receiving these calls should contact the RCSO at 653-6216 or Publisher’s Clearing House at 800-266-0303.