Wolf Point Herald

Roosevelt Medical Center, Billings Clinic Collaborate To Offer Diabetes Prevention, Treatment Program

Roosevelt Medical Center and Billings Clinic will use telehealth technology to offer the LifeStyle Balance Telehealth Program to members of the Culbertson community.
The LifeStyle Balance Telehealth Program is a comprehensive program for the prevention and treatment of diabetes using telehealth technology. This program sets challenging, reasonable, safe and effective goals for weight loss.
Research has demonstrated that people who are at risk for diabetes can reduce their risk by up to 58 percent if they become more active and lose at least 7 percent of their body weight. Those who have diabetes can significantly lower their risk of complications related to diabetes.
Obesity and diabetes are chronic diseases that are increasing in prevalence in both children and adults in the United States. Nationally, 34 percent of our population is overweight.  More concerning is that each state reports up to 33 percent for the segment of the adult population that meets the criteria for obesity, a category defined by a body mass index of 30 or higher.
Currently 64 percent of Montana’s population is overweight or obese. Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and other chronic conditions.
This 12-week comprehensive program is open to all adults who are overweight or obese. It includes six follow-up maintenance meetings to support continued weight loss success for each participant. The LifeStyle Balance Program is individualized to meet the specific needs of each person.  Sessions will address lifestyle changes by providing individual and group counseling about nutrition, healthy decision making and exercise.
The LifeStyle Balance sessions will be led by a specially trained team consisting of; a dietitian and a life style coach.  They will provide the knowledge and framework for participants to build healthy habits into their daily life and carry those behaviors forward for a lifetime.
This program will be offered in September. Contact Roosevelt Medical Center to register.

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Quarter Horse Show On Tap Fairgrounds In Plentywood

Northeast Montana Quarter Horse Association is having an open breed horse show this weekend, Saturday, Aug 2, and Sunday Aug 3, in Plentywood at the Sheridan County Fair Grounds.
The shows start at 9 a.m. and classes include Halter, Showmanship, English, Western and Speed Events. The class groups are Novice, Open, 14-18, 9-13, 8 and Under and Leadline.
This event is supported also by the many merchants in the Plentywood, Westby and Medicine Lake area. Anyone is welcome to show or watch.
For more info, call or text Louise at 480-0033.

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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For July 31

(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, July 28, 13 inmates were incarcerated, down from 18 one week earlier. Two females had been transported to the Valley County Detention Center and three males had been taken to the Fort Benton Detention Center to alleviate overcrowding.  
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail as of Monday, July 28: 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 Cruch, 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; Shelby Rider, 22; Algonoc, Mich., criminal possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia; Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, 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.

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Culbertson FFA Members Meet With Senators In Washington


Future Farmers of America members met with senators recently: (left to right) Mariah Machart and Emily Nielsen, both of Culbertson, Sen. Jon Tester, Meaghan Raw of Clyde Park and Cory Shick of Laurel.  (Submitted photo)

Two Future Farmers of America members from Culbertson met members of the Montana Congressional delegation when they recently visited Washington, D.C., for the FFA Washington Leadership Conference.
During the five-day event, they learned how to become effective leaders with a focus on how to value people, how to take action and how to serve others.
Mariah Machart and Emily Nielsen, both of Culbertson, were among four Montana FFA members who met with Senators Jon Tester and John Walsh.
Machart and Nielsen, along with Meaghan Raw of Clyde Park and Cory Shick of Laurel discussed Montana agricultural education programs and the value of public service with the senators.
“The students asked some really great questions and showed a real interest in public service, taking care of our veterans and stopping bullying in our schools,” Walsh said. “Montana should be proud of these young people for their dedication to bettering our communities, state and country.”
“I always enjoy sitting down with Montana’s FFA students to hear their stories and share a few of my own,” said Tester, a farmer from Big Sandy. “Agriculture plays an important role in our state, and it’s reassuring to know the next generation of Montana farmers are ready to step forward and strengthen our economy and their communities.”

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Commission Approves County Worker Stipend -- Asked To Exclude Elected Officials

Roosevelt County Commissioners approved a $300 monthly stipend for all permanent non-elected county employees, Tuesday, July 22, but excluded themselves and all elected officials following a citizen complaint.
The stipends are above and beyond the employees salaries and are intended as an incentive to remain on the job. The county has had difficulty retaining sheriff’s deputies and employees of other departments, especially on the east end of the county where the cost of housing is high.
Wolf Point resident Bill Juve said if the commissioners and other elected officials receive the stipends, the county’s compensation board should approve the stipends before the commissioners vote on them.
Juve cited roads that need repair, an issue he said should come ahead of stipends. He mentioned Rodeo Road several times. Juve has asked for repairs to Rodeo Road in the past.
Two compensation board members’ terms expired July 1 and the commissioners must reappoint them before that board could meet with a voting quorum. The earliest date that could happen is Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Assistant county attorney Jordan Knudsen will research whether the law requires the compensation board to make a recommendation on stipends for elected officials. If Knudsen determines that the compensation board does not have to weigh in on the decision, the commissioners could revisit the stipends for elected people as soon as Tuesday, July 29.
The stipends are tied to oil industry severance revenue funding. If the county’s revenue from the oil severance tax drops below an average of $400,000 per quarter, the stipend will cease.
“This will give our employees a very much deserved raise,” commissioner Gary Macdonald said. He added that the commissioners have the ability to discontinue the stipends if the severance revenue decreases.
A decision on the stipends had been delayed from Tuesday, July 15.

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