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Santa Claus To Visit Culbertson Dec. 12 Dear Boys And Girls Of Culbertson

I am happy to tell you all that I plan to visit Culbertson Saturday, Dec. 12. This is the busiest time of the year for myself and the elves at the North Pole, so before I have to load the sleigh and hitch up the reindeer on Christmas Eve, I decided to make an appearance in your little town to meet you.
I will be at Culbertson School from 9 to 11 a.m. The nice adults who work with you almost everyday at school have allowed me to spend some time in the cafeteria there, where you, your parents and I can all enjoy a pancake breakfast. I hope you’re all learning and being good in school. Remember that education is important.
We will be able to have some fun too; there is a free craft and you can sit with me. Don’t be afraid to tell me what you’d like for Christmas. I will have to check my naughty and nice list, but I do believe you all have been nice this year.
A member of your community, Alexandria Von Wald, of Von W Photography, will be taking pictures of us together. Let’s hope I don’t get too much syrup stuck in my beard from the pancakes since there’s going to be a fancy camera capturing our moment together.
If you would like to come, kindly ask your parent or guardian. I am very excited and hope to see you all there.
Santa Claus


To Parents And Guardians: If you would like to bring your children to meet Santa, contact Amber Fox at 478-3303 or Amanda Alandt at 602-516-6509. Tickets are also available at Richland Federal Credit Union in Culbertson, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. 3 p.m., and will be available at the door on the day of the event.
All proceeds go towards necessary updates to local, public parks within Culbertson.

Community Member To Host Winter Showcase

It’s getting to be that time of year again where everyone is busily searching for perfect gifts for their loved ones, whether it be shopping online or driving hundreds of miles to the right store.
Those who don’t enjoy the long commutes may be pleased to hear that a vendor and craft show will be open Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the old Armory in Cul-
bertson.
Samantha Purvis of Culbertson has arranged the Winter Showcase to raise money for necessary upgrades to parks in Culbertson.
With some 18 vendors, crafters and bakers, there is still room for anyone else interested in setting up a booth at the showcase. Some local crafters and bakers will be there selling their creations, along with several well-known vendors, including Scentsy, Jamberry, 31 Gifts, Younique, etc.
Each vendor has to pays for their space at the showcase, half of which will be donated to the park fundraiser. The remaining half will be given back to the vendor at the end of the showcase for them to either keep or donate to the park fundraising as well, according to Purvis.
“This is our first year doing the Winter Showcase, but we would like to make it an annual event to help raise money for local causes and groups,” Purvis said.
Not only is this event offering a nearby shopping experience; they have also taken into consideration that we may all like to enjoy something warm in our belly with winter temperatures being present, as coffee and hot chocolate will be offered at the showcase as well.
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Wine Glass Painting Event Has Great Turnout

The wine glasses are painted and the results are in. Culbertson Playgroup’s most recent event “Wine Glass Painting” held Saturday, Nov. 6, grossed nearly $400 after supplies were purchased.
“The wine glass event went very well. We oversold actually but it was fine. We ended up having enough supplies, all of the glasses turned out amazing and everyone seemed to have a great time,” said Amber Fox, playgroup member.
All funds raised during the Playgroup’s events go towards improving all of the parks located in Cul-
bertson.
With the year 2015 coming to an end, the group has begun planning more events for the coming year. They are hoping to host a couple small painting and craft events and possibly two community events, according to Fox.
“One reason these events are so fun is because everyone can show their creative side,” she said.

Parade Of Lights To Return

The Culbertson High School Student Council  is bringing back the Christmas Parade of Lights. This event will be held Monday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m., following the Elementary Christmas Concert at Culbertson School.
The public is encouraged to be a part of the evening festivities by contributing a lighted float for the parade.
The public is invited to set up booths at the Winter Bazaar in the Old Armory, beginning at 4 pm.
For more information, contact Chris Olson at 787-6241.

Man Accused In High-Speed Chase Enters Change Of Plea

One of the two men from Florida and Williston, N.D., that Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested in July following a high-speed chase that started in Culbertson and ended with deputies shooting the tires, withdrew previously entered not guilty pleas and pleaded guilty to three felonies and one misdemeanor before District Judge David Cybulski in 15th District Court Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Kevyn Alan-Addison Johannesson, 26, Williston, N.D., pleaded guilty to theft, criminal mischief and criminal endangerment, all felonies, and misdemeanor fleeing from or eluding a peace officer.
RCSO deputies arrested Johannesson and Julian Tyler Baughman, 32, of Tampa, Fla., in a field near Culbertson on July 7.
According to charging documents, a deputy pursued Baughman who was driving a van on U.S. Hwy. 2 in Culbertson that had been reported stolen in Williston. Baughman attempted to elude the deputy and later exited the van and got into the passenger side of a pickup truck driven by Johannesson, who took the deputy on a chase with speeds reported as high as 80 mph that ended in a field after one deputy fired three shotgun blasts and another discharged two rounds with a rifle into the tires to disable the vehicle. Over $30,000 worth of stolen tools and equipment was recovered from the van, according to court documents. Both the van and the pickup were reported stolen from Williston.