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Branson Entertainers In Concert at Culbertson City Park

The Haining Family, Branson’s premier Gospel Bluegrass Band, will perform at the Culbertson City Park, Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p.m.
Their unique blend of family harmonies, outstanding instrumental skills, and internationally-acclaimed yodeling presents an energetic, inspirational approach to gospel, patriotic and family-friendly musical favorites.
Described by fans as “True Americana at its best,” this is sure to be an evening you won’t forget. The park is located at Third Avenue East. In the event of bad weather, the concert will be moved indoors, at Bethel Community Church, 620 Third Avenue East.
The concert will be free. A free-will offering will be received.
More information is available at www.HainingFamily.com.

Commissioners Chided For Not Fixing Rodeo Road

A Wolf Point man told the Roosevelt County Board of County Commissioners, Tuesday, July 2, that they didn’t honor a promise to repair Rodeo Road before the end of spring.
Bill Juve referred to the minutes of the Oct. 31, 2013, commission meeting where he said the board had promised to repair holes on Rodeo Road, just east of the city of Wolf Point.
“Spring is come. Spring is gone,” Juve said.
“We’ve been down this road and back for four or five years now,” he said.
Juve said potholes are causing wear and tear to vehicles.
Commission chairman Duane Nygaard said asphalt and a provider for oil are available.
“We are projecting that after Stampede, we will get that patched,” he said.
Juve responded with a question of which year’s Stampede.
“Before freeze up,” Nygaard said.
In other business, the commissioners approved a purchase of two computers for the Sheriff’s office for dispatch services for a little over $3,000.
The commissioners are required to pre-approve purchases exceeding $500, which had not been done. A representative of the Sheriff’s Office told the commissioners the 911 board approved the purchase. Commissioner Gary Macdonald told him the commissioners ultimately have the power to make decisions.
The commissioners discussed hiring one-fourth of a human resources employee to share with Valley, Daniels and Sheridan counties. A meeting with commissioners of the other counties will be held at a later date.

Frontier Day Meal Earns Money For Pool

The Frontier Day meal earned $2,611 for the splash pool in Culbertson and a presentation of a movie made $443.
The Women’s Club is looking for local businesses or organizations that are willing to contribute time, service, materials or monetary donations for the pool.
For more information, contact Ashley Anderson at 787-5820 or Lanette Bidegaray at 480-3526 or visit www.facebook.com/culbertsonwomensclub.

Frontier Days Parade


The 52nd annual Frontier Days rodeo was held Friday and Saturday, June 20-21, in the Culbertson Saddle Club arena. Several wagons and lots of horses participated in the annual Frontier Days parade.   (Photo by Nancy Mahan)

The Searchlight Transitioning To New Size, Format

The Searchlight readers will see a new, larger size newspaper next week as we are transitioning to a broadsheet format from the traditional tabloid format that The Searchlight has used for many years.
To accommodate the new size, The Searchlight will be printed in Great Falls Tuesday evenings and transported back to Wolf Point for the weekly mailings to subscribers on Wednesdays.
Several weeks ago, we changed the deadline to Tuesday at 9 a.m. in preparation for this change. While some last-minute submissions after 9 a.m. Tuesday may be able to be accepted for that week’s issue, we encourage everyone with news items or advertising to ensure that we have them by the deadline.
Changing to the new size will also allow The Searchlight to print full color ads for our advertisers at under half the cost.