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New Superintendent In Froid


The Froid Public School has hired Felecia Kleven to be the administrator for the 2014-2015 school year. She comes to us from Sarona, Wisc., by way of Kasigluk, Alaska. Kleven was in the Alaska school system for 25 years as a teacher and site administrator. She holds many degrees and said her dream job would be to teach Shakespeare to kindergarten children. Her husband was also a teacher and they have an orchard on their farm in Wisconsin where they retired to for a short time. Kleven has coached volleyball and Native Youth Olympics for many years. She was able to bring up pictures of the Alaskan youths doing very challenging physical acts. Kleven said, “I’m in cowboy country and would like to start riding a horse.” While in Alaska, she was a fisherman and a hunter of many native animals and caught an 85-pound halibut. She has three Pomeranian show dogs.

Night With Stars Variety And Style Show Winners Announced



Many people were in attendance for this year’s A Night with Stars Variety and Style Show that kicked off the 2014 Roosevelt County Fair.
Various area businesses were generous in their donations for door prizes, and the crowd went home with fabulous prizes at the end of the evening. Froid Federal Credit Union donated five $5 4-H concession stand coupons that went to Mason Weber, Lucas Oelkers, Allen Larsen, Chris Olson and Issac Rumsey. Main Street Grocery in Poplar donated six 12-pack pops that went to Kayli Olson, Mavis Drescher, Carolyn Brugh, Genny Nordmeyer, Leah Knudsen and Renee Oelkers. Lois Weber took home the $25 gift certificate to Main Street Grocery. Will’s Office World/Radio Shack in Wolf Point donated a $20 gift certificate that Tiffany Marchwick happily accepted. A $25 gift certificate from Sethre Appraisal to Quilts and More went to Jenell Bear. Blue Rock Products in Plentywood donated 12 t-shirts. The lucky winners were Betty McGinnis, John Derenberger, Alexis Bidegaray, Lorena Hekkel, LaVonne Scotson, Kelly Burns, Jake Reynen, Logan Nickoloff, Judy Huber, Eva Mae Larsen, Beth Hekkel and Cheryl Kirkaldie. The hat from Blue Floral in Wolf Point went to Heather Taylor, Sierra Machart, Penny Bergstrom and Chris Finnicum, and the beautiful floral wreath went to Shirley Marchwick. A gold and silver necklace from the Other Place went to Irene Johnson while The Other Place’s wallet went home with Virginia McGinnis, dulgence Organic Spa Collection from Buddy and LeEtta Waldhausen.  The King’s Inn donated five individual gifts of $10 each which Rhonda Knudsen, Barb Anderson, Emily Nielsen, Christie Knudsen and Traci Kjelshus took home. Val-Am Stop and Go in Culbertson honored all of the vintage swimsuit models with a small nacho from their store.

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.