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Countywide Fire Restrictions In Place

The Roosevelt County Commissioners issued Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Thursday, July 24, which will remain in effect until further notice.
The following are prohibited until the restrictions are lifted: building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire except within a recreation area; smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or in a barren or cleared area at least three feet in diameter.
All land within the city limits is exempted.
Other exceptions include: persons with a permit authorizing an otherwise prohibited act; those using liquid petroleum or LPG fuel devices that can be turned on and off; where otherwise prohibited activities are posted as allowed; and wildlife or law enforcement officers, firefighters or rescue workers in the performance of an official duty.
Other restriction or exemptions could be posted.
The commissioners will review the restrictions weekly.

Missouri River Rats 4-H

The Missouri River Rats held their recent meeting in the RC Complex meeting room Sunday, July 13.
Community members are encouraged to keep collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald house in Billing, and bring them to the Roosevelt County Fair Aug. 6-9.
Pop tabs can be dropped off at the Missouri River Rats 4-H club booth in the stock tank loaned to the club from Gysler Hardware of Wolf Point
Lucas Oelkers gave a demonstration on the “Parts of a Rabbit.”
The next meeting of the Missouri River Rats 4-H Club will be held at the Roosevelt County Fair Grounds at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3.

DOT Physicals, Urine Tests, BAT Available At RMC


RMC Staff -- Pictured are RMC’s Paul Williams, RN; Jay Lambert, PA-C ; Elizabeth Kleppen, PA-C; Karla Hunter, RN; Dr. Don Helland; and Amber Bond C-MA.
 (Photo by Cindy Lou Wade)

Roosevelt Medical Center is providing DOT physicals that are required by federal law for all commercial drivers.
Those whose medical certificates expired on or after May 21, must be examined by a medical professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
Roosevelt Medical Center has announced that all three of its providers, Dr. Don Helland, Jay Lambert, PA-C; and Elizabeth Kleppen, PA-C, are certified to perform DOT physicals and are listed on the National Registry. All three are accepting patients.
In addition, Amber Bond, C-MA; Paul Williams, RN; and Karla Hunter, RN, are trained and certified to do urine drug testing and breath alcohol testing according to DOT certification standards. These services are available for DOT, non-DOT, pre-employment, random, post-accident [during regular clinic hours], follow-up and return-to-duty testing.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration established a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners with requirements that all medical examiners who conduct physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers meet the following criteria: complete certain training concerning FMCSA’s physical qualification standards, pass a test to verify an understanding of those standards, and maintain and demonstrate competence through periodic training and testing. The National Registry requirement was effective May 21, and requires that motor carriers and drivers use only those medical examiners on the National Registry and will only accept as valid medical examiner’s certificates issued by medical examiners listed on the National Registry.
FMCSA developed the National Registry program to improve highway safety and driver health by requiring that medical examiners be trained and certified so they can determine effectively whether a CMV driver’s medical fitness for duty meets FMCSA’s standards. The National Registry program is intended to help reduce the occurrence of crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses by making sure you are physically and mentally able to perform your job safely.
Certified medical examiners are listed on the National Registry website at https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov.
Contact Roosevelt Medical Center at 787-6400 to schedule appointments for certified DOT physicals, urine drug collections or breath alcohol tests.

RMC Offering Health Information Portal

Roosevelt Medical Center is providing patients with a free portal to access health information through Microsoft HealthVault for emergency room, inpatient, or observation status services.
Patients logging into HealthVault accounts will see demographic information, a problem or diagnosis list, current medications and your current medication allergies, which Medicare requires.
Patients wanting lab tests and results to be sent to HealthVault, may make that request at the time of their ER, inpatient, or observation visit and it will be added to their record when results are complete. In the near future, vital signs, care plan goals and instructions, and procedure notes will also be available.
Information for clinic visits can be sent upon your request. This is being offered free to patients to meet Medicare’s regulatory requirements for electronic health records. Making records available in a safe electronic format is Medicare’s way to encourage patients to become more active participants in managing their health care.
Once operating at full capability, this secure online website will provide convenient 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an internet connection.
It will allow patients to print emergency information, send medical information to other doctors, communicate directly with healthcare providers and request prescription refills.  
Patients may create secure accounts by logging onto www.healthvault.com.

Roosevelt County Fair Kicks Off With Variety And Style Show

Help celebrate the start of this year’s Roosevelt County Fair with an ice cream social and variety show on Wednesday, Aug. 6, in downtown Culbertson. Festivities get underway at the old Armory with door prizes and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. followed by “A Night With Stars” Variety Show at 7 p.m.   
Local talent featuring an assortment of summer songs and performances is a highlight of the show.  Our local and professional performers, Chris Bengochea and Gy Salvevold, will certainly provide entertainment for those in attendance. Also, the Culbert-
son lifeguards will model vintage swim wear.
The evening event benefits Culbertson Women’s Club Community Improvement Project splash pad for the community swimming pool.  There is a $10 charge for a delightful evening filled with entertainment.  
If you are unable to attend and wish to make a contribution to help fund this ongoing CIP Project, contact Lanette Bidegaray  at 480-3526 or Ashley Anderson at 790-0341.