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4-H Indoor Conference Judging Results

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Halle Vareberg, 12, of Froid, explains her cooking project entry to a judge during 4-H conference judging.

Renee Oelkers, of Culbertson, explains her quilting project entry to a judge during 4-H conference judging. Oelkers is a 2014 Culbertson High School graduate.


Dept. B-Animal Science: business award, Trinity Whitmus, $10 from Agland; business award, Macala Adkins, $10, from Wolf Point; business award, Payton Wilson, cheeseburger meal at Wild West Diner; best of show, Gus Spradley.
Dept C-Engineering and Technology: business award, Kefa Jerome, $10, from Wolf Point; business award, Quinn Whitmus, $10, from Agland; best of show, Quinn Whitmus.
Dept E-Family and Consumer Science: business award, Tiara Whitmus, $10 from Wolf Point; business award, Renee Oelkers, $10, from Culbertson Chamber of Commerce; best of show, Oelkers.
Dept. G-Communication and Expressive Arts: business award, Nate Stentoft, $10, from Frostees, best of show, Braeden Romo.
Dept H-Leadership and Personal Development: business award, Mariah Machart, $10, from Frostees.
Dept I-Health: business award, Halle Vareberg, bread mix; business award, Katie South, $10, from Culbertson Chamber of Commerce; best of show, Sierra Machart.
Dept J-Roosevelt County Projects: outstanding decorated cupcake, Sierra Machart, Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating; business award, Sierra Machart, $10, from Wolf Point; best of show, Sierra Machart.
Dept. K-4-H Miscellaneous: business award, Macala Adkins, $5, from Frostees; business award, Lucas Oelkers, $10, from Frostees; business award, Renee Oelkers, $10, from Wolf Point.
Dept. L-FFA: business award, McKade Mahlen, $20, from Culbertson Chamber of Commerce; business award, Tessa Larsen, $10, from Agland.

Cal Oraw, Hoch Meat Processing Named To The 4-H Wall Of Fame

Every year the Roosevelt County 4-H Council recognizes an outstanding individual and local business for their exceptional work they do within the 4-H program. This year the 4-H Council has selected Cal Oraw and Hoch Meat Processing and Retail Meat Market of Wolf Point for the 2014 honorees.
Oraw credits the 4-H program for many of his endeavors in life. In his younger years, he immersed himself into different programs such as market beef and leadership development. These programs helped him with public speaking, 4-H Congress, range management, and livestock judging. The program helped him develop confidence to attend the 4-H conservation camp as a delegate and assistant soil science leader.
His experience turned into something more when he attended Montana State University seeking a degree in agriculture business. This in turn developed into a career as a Roosevelt County agent in the 1970s, as well as the director of rural area development for eastern Montana, and most recently, the pastor for St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dickinson. Due to his love of working with the public, Oraw created his own business and became an auctioneer. We have seen him work his magic in the sale ring for the 4-H/FFA livestock sale for close to 30 years in Culbertson.
Every veteran 4-Her knows what comes after the livestock sale. 4-H members need someone they can count on. For over 47 years, Hoch Meat Processing and Retail Meat Market has provided 4-H members with butchering and processing of their livestock animals.
Eddie Hoch started the business that his son Ellery has taken over. Hoch Meat Processing has been a strong advocate for the 4-H organization over the years. They not only assist with the 4-Hers’ education on carcass traits but they also teach them about the meat processing industry. Every year Hoch’s provide excellent service with a quality product that has encouraged buyers to continually support the livestock sale.
It is because of these attributes that the Roosevelt County 4-H Council acknowledges Oraw and Hoch Meat Processing and Retail Meat Market as the 2014 Wall of Fame honorees for their support during the Roosevelt County Fair.

Roosevelt County Fair Livestock Judging Results

Livestock judging took place Friday, Aug. 8, at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds.
Results are as follows:
Market lambs: grand champion, Tiara Whitmus; reserve champion, Trinity Whitmus.
Market beef: grand champion, Abby Reidle; reserve champion, Somer Reidle.
Market goat: grand champion, Chase Kilzer; reserve champion, Rachael Gilbert.
Market hog: grand champion, Brett Stentoft; reserve champion, AJ Ullmer.
Breeding beef: grand champion, Somer Reidle; reserve champion, McKade Mahlen.
Breeding sheep: grand champion, Macala Adkins; reserve champion, Carry Vandall.
Breeding goat: grand champion, Carry Vandall; reserve champion, Roxanne Vermette.

Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Aug. 14

(Editor’s Note: The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster each week with charges and communities of residence to The Herald-
News and The Searchlight to illustrate that the jail has been dealing with overcrowding issues in the 17-bed facility.)
As of Monday, Aug. 11, 14 inmates were incarcerated, two females had been transported to the Valley County Detention Center and three males to the Fort Benton Detention Center to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail as of Monday, Aug. 11: Adam Alonzo, 31, Williston, N.D./San Bernadino, Calif., criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to sell; Michael Conant, 34,  McCabe, partner/family member assault, felony criminal mischief, felony assault on a peace officer; Kyle Crush, 50, Bainville, assault with a weapon, intimidation, felony criminal endangerment, disorderly conduct; William Debbs, 43, Casper, Wyo., probation violation; Jesse Gotschalk, 22, Algonac, Mich.,  criminal possession of dangerous drugs; Gary Jones, 44, Mesa, Ariz., assault on a peace officer with injury; Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia; Nicholas Marino, 25, Williston, N.D., carrying a concealed weapon, possession of dangerous drugs, firearm possession by convicted felon, sale of dangerous drugs; Timothy Oglesby, 31, Hot Springs, Ark., out of county warrant; Shelby Rider, 22; Algonoc, Mich., criminal possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia; Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentwood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer; Kyle Stevens, 36, Tomball, Texas, felony theft; Amber Taylor, 29, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs; and Hilrio Velasquez, 33, Riverside, Calif., possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

County Fair Kicks Off Wednesday


The 2014 Roosevelt County Fair opens Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the fairgrounds in Culbertson.
Thursday is horse judging in the morning. A free succulent planting workshop by Friesen’s Floral of Wolf Point follows at 11 a.m. Participants are asked to bring 3- to 5-inch pots.
There will be children’s entertainment and kids zone all day Thursday and a free corn feed sponsored by the Roosevelt County Commissioners, music by the Midway Band, and a dunk tank to support non-profit groups in Roose-velt a County. The Cul-
bertson FFA alumni will take their spot in the dunk tank from 2 to 4 p.m., and the Culbertson Women’s Club is up for dunks from 4 to 6 p.m.
The FFA alumni will host a barbecue dinner at 5 p.m.
Friday has a full schedule, beginning with livestock judging in the morning, followed by a leather craft workshop at noon by Featherston Leather of Culbertson. Culbertson Jobs For Montana Graduates takes the dunk tank from noon to 2 p.m. and the small animal judging takes place at 1 p.m.
The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office will sponsor a bicycle safety program at 3 p.m.
Also on Friday, will be the “The Amazing Farm Race” where four teams will embark on a journey throughout the fairgrounds to compete for the fastest time and grand prize. Sign-ups to participate will be in the open class building. Each four-person team must have at least one female and one person over the age of 14.
The Culbertson Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free feed at 5 p.m., along with the new buyers’ reception.
The livestock auction is also scheduled for Friday. Bidders must come early and register.
Charley Jenkins will close the evening with a night of free entertainment. Children’s entertainment will be provided all day.
Saturday wraps up the fair. The day begins with livestock showmanship. Children’s entertainment is open until 3 p.m. First Community Bank will sponsor the annual “Money in the Straw” for kids after the rib cook-off, which begins at 1 p.m. A few spots are available for the cook-off. Contact the fair manager for more information. Bainville Main Street Restoration will be in the dunk tank over the lunch hour.
The fair will conclude with the ranch rodeo at the Culbertson Saddle Club. A calcutta is planned for 5:30 p.m. and the ranch rodeo starts at 6 p.m.
For additional information about the fair, contact Angela at 478-1124.