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Cowboy Hall of Fame To Honor Inductees Feb. 7

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center will host the ninth annual Circle the Wagons Convention in Helena Feb. 6-7 at the Great Northern Best Western Premier.
“This is an exciting time for the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame,” said MCHF  president Bill Galt of White Sulphur Springs. “In this world focused on celebrity, fame and fortune, we are so glad to be able to honor those who set a positive example in their communities through their everyday deeds and hard work. We hope to see anyone and everyone who cares about Montana’s Western heritage at this fun event in Helena.”
The weekend will kick off Friday evening, Feb. 6, with a free Cowboy Social featuring entertainment by the Dillon Junior Fiddlers.
The inductee recognition ceremony brunch will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the notable accomplishments and lasting legacies of the inductees to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
Early registration is recommended as this event sells out well in advance each year.
The ninth annual Cowboy Ball and Benefit Auction will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday with a social hour and auction preview. This event will feature great Western music by World Livestock Auctioneer Champion Kyle Shobe and his band The Walk ‘Em Boys. There will be both a silent and live auction featuring unique and Western items.
Register online at www.montanacowboyfame.org, by calling 653-3800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Searchlight’s Year In Review

Unconfirmed funnel cloud and microbursts wrecked havoc on Roose-velt, Valley, Daniels and Sheridan counties.
Lt. Governor Angela McLean visited eastern Roosevelt County to learn about the Bakken growing pains.
Jason Frederick appointed interim Sheriff by Roosevelt County Commissioners in wake of Freedom Crawford's resignation.
First checks mailed in nearly $950 million Cobell class action payment.
Elizabeth Hendrickson performed for major hotel chain in Florida.
Culbertson FFA  hosts the Big Muddy District Leadership School.
Theodore Roosevelt's 1930’s whistle-stop rail car passed through Wolf Point, Poplar, Culbertson and
Bainville while connected to the eastbound Amtrak Empire Builder.
Nemont hosted a distracted driving program for local schools.
Area schools celebrate homecoming week.
Housing program could make Fort Peck Tribes a model for the nation.
Country budget added up to $3.14 million increase while oil and gas production drive the mill rate down.
October 5-11 was National 4-H Week.
Roosevelt Medical Center recognized physicians assistants Jay Lambert and Elizabeth Kleppen during National Physicians Assistant Day.
Commissioners approved animal control agreement with Fort Peck Tribes with tribal offers getting deputized for animal control to include the east side of Roosevelt County.
Culbertson's Jimie Lou Marchwick-Wix's second- grade class collected 10 gallons of pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Billings.
Culbertson volunteer firefighters went door to door checking smoke detectors and reminding people to check their smoke detectors monthly.
Froid served 200 meals at the Hunter Appreciation meal.
Scott Aspenlieder and State Representative Austin Knudsen hosted a bird hunting trip for the Wounded Warrior Program.
SM Energy gave the Culbertson Volunteer Fire Department a donation to help fund their new community center and fire house.
Election day came with the new jail, Jason Frederick, Allen Bowker and Austin Knudesen as big winners.
Froid Friends of the Library hosted a successful pie social earning over $700 to buy books and to support library programs.
Snow and frigid temperatures came early to Montana.
139 bison from Yellowstone National Park arrived at their new home at the  cultural range unit on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
Fort Peck Tribes premiered a documentary film on Native Language Preservation.
Veterans Day program at the Culbertson School was a huge success with 33 veterans joining the students for lunch after the assembly honoring their service.
Thanksgiving came with several churches and senior centers hosting dinners.
Rotarians gave dictionaries to all area third graders.
Montana Red Angus Association gave buckles to three local students Mc-
Kade Mahlen, Tessa Larsen and Emily Nielsen, who had won the grand or reserve champion award at the county fair with their Angus Beef.
The Culbertson Museum got new lighting, new fire and security system.
Eleven Culbertson students scored in top 10 at the Science Olympiad.
Sheridan Electric Company gave its members a $1 million Christmas present. Members were charged one cent per kilowatt hour for their November bill. A normal charge is nine cents per kilowatt hour.
Santa hit eastern Montana schools, functions and parties with presents, hope, candy canes and hugs.
Cold weather, frost, snow and wind arrived in eastern Montana just in time for a white Christmas.

Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Jan. 15, 2015

(Editor’s Note: The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster each week with charges and communities of residence.)
As of Tuesday, Jan. 13,  17 inmates were housed in the Roosevelt County Jail. Valley County Detention Center was holding one female inmate and the Fort Benton Detention Center was holding one male to alleviate overcrowding.
The RCSO reported that the following individuals were incarcerated at the jail between Tuesday, Jan. 6, and Tuesday, Jan. 13:
•Malinda Bibb, 31, Minot, N.D., arrested on a warrant for bail condition violation, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Amos Bridges, 38, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest;
•Dale A. Cooper, 38, Wolf Point, arrested on Roosevelt County warrant;
•Kyle Fuchs, 32, Cul-
bertson, disorderly conduct, partner family member assault, assault with weapon, unlawful restraint, criminal endangerment;
•Melissa Gould, 34, Minot, N.D., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Mykael Guilez, 36, Poplar, disorderly conduct;
•Stuart Hamman, 26, Pensacola, Fla., contempt of court;
•Christopher Hovey, 25, Lansing, Mich., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•Gary Jones, 44, Madisonville, Tenn., assault on a peace officer;
•Jason Knight, 37, Spokane, Wash., criminal possession of drug paraphernalia;
•Darryl Lewis, 45, San Bernadino, Calif., criminal contempt warrant;
•Robert Lindquist,  Chattoroy, Wash., 41, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Wolf Point, sexual intercourse without consent and incest;
•Michelle Parker, 41, San Diego, Calif., arrested on bench warrant;
•Delynn Richards, 48,  Idaho Falls, Idaho, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and a stop sign violation;
•Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer;
•Sheldon Smoker, 27, Wolf Point, criminal contempt;
•Kalob Trowbridge, 22, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer.

Elizabeth Hendrickson Performs At Wolf Point Elks

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Culbertson’s Elizabeth Hendrickson performs on the stage in the ballroom at the Wolf Point Elks Club during A Night At The Elks building renovation fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 3. The daughter of Wayne and Penny Hendrickson and a 2014 Culbertson High School graduate, she was the 2014 KVCK Country Showdown winner and has performed in New York City and Orlando, Fla. Hendrickson will audition for NBC’s The Voice in California this year.        (Photo by John Plestina)

County Swearing In Ceremony

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Eight Roosevelt County officials took the oath of office from Wolf Point Justice Court Judge Tracy Harada at the courthouse, Wednesday, Dec. 31. Pictured are: (from left to right) Betty Romo, treasurer; Tracy Juve Miranda, deputy clerk and recorder; Dave Block deputy treasurer; Allen Bowker, commissioner; Cheryl Hansen, clerk and recorder; Renee Eggebrecht, deputy treasurer; Jan Pankratz, deputy clerk and recorder; and Penny Hendrickson, Culbertson Justice Court Judge.  (Photo by John Plestina)

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