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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.

Law Enforcement Responds To Gun Calls In Area

Several firearms calls  last weekend kept law enforcement busy on the east end of Roosevelt County. No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.
Two calls came in nearly simultaneously at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 22, in Culbertson.
The first call was to the Montana Bar for a report of a male with a weapon. The establishment was not open, but patrons were standing outside. A Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded and no charges were filed.
The second call was to Twight’s Bottom, a local party/fishing spot south of Culbertson on the Roosevelt County side of the Missouri River. The caller reported that a male had been threatening others with a shotgun, but that they were holding the male down and had taken the firearm away.
The RCSO arrested Cody Twomey of Culbertson for felony assault with a weapon and possession of an intoxicating substance under the age of 21 but over the age of 18.
At 6 a.m., the RCSO assisted the Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice with a possible domestic violence call with a weapon in Brockton. No charges were filed and no one was taken into custody.
Later that evening, the RCSO assisted the Brockton City Police and Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice.
Three male suspects had gotten into an altercation and had barricaded themselves, reportedly with a firearm, into a residence on Circle Drive in Brockton.
Two males came out of the house and were not arrested. The third was located by law enforcement and was arrested on a tribal warrant.
The incident reportedly started over a fight call a short distance away from the home. No firearm was located by law enforcement.
Additional charges are pending.

Fort Peck Tribes Mourn Death Of Annette Lambert


The Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation were saddened by the death of Tribal Executive Board vice chairwoman Annette “Ann” Lambert, Friday, June 20.
Lambert, 62, was in her second term on the board. She was reelected in October 2013.
A prepared statement from the Fort Peck Tribes said Lambert dedicated her life to the service of her people, including as one of the founders of Fort Peck Community College, working for the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C., as a 20-year volunteer member of the Tribes Higher Education board of directors, director of A&S Oil and Gas, as assistant to the tribal chairman, and managing a joint venture construction company which assisted in the construction of facilities on the Northern Border Pipeline which runs through the Fort Peck Reservation, various highway projects, and the construction of the Chief Redstone Clinic in Wolf Point.
Fort Peck Tribes chairman A.T. Stafne expressed his thoughts on Lambert’s passing:  “Ann was our friend and colleague. Her leadership and commitment to the advancement of our tribal members has been an inspiration to the young men and women of our reservation. Today is a sad day. We extend our condolences to Ann’s family. Ann was a great lady and helped her tribes all her life.”
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., who chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement: “Ann was a good friend and a strong leader for her Nation. She served as a role model for many in the Fort Peck Tribes and throughout Indian Country.  Ann’s legacy of increasing economic development and education for all Native Americans will live on in children and the people of the Fort Peck Reservation. I want to express my condolences to Ann’s family and the entire Fort Peck Tribe.”
Lambert held degrees in business and education from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.