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Southside Perfect Attendance

 

 

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Southside Elementary School had class perfect attendance nine times during the week of Sept. 2.  Dianne Hoversland’s second-grade class had perfect attendance all three days. Kelli Vine’s first-grade class had perfect attendance on two days and others with perfect attendance were Cathy Madison’s first-grade, Daisha Douglas’s second-grade, Jocelyn Peters’ second-grade and Connie Bergen’s third-grade. Southside Sehool appreciates having students in school every day. Pictured are [not in order] from Hoversland’s class, Griffin Azure, Bobbi Baker, Alaycia Bauer, Zane Burshia, Ali Corpron, Jazmyn Eagle, Angelina Escarcega, Wade Follet, Phoenix Gendron, Linda Guldborg, Marina Headdress, Shiloh Headdress, Hayden Payne, Audrina Pipe and Mersadies Sutton. Not pictured is Quiarrah Rios.    (Submitted photo)

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Truesdell Offers Mental Health Services

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Melinda Truesdell, a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, recently joined the staff of the Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center providing services in Wolf Point and other locations in eastern Montana.
She worked as a clinical RN, clinical coordinator and manager, and administrative supervisor for 21 years prior to accepting her current position.
Truesdell, who was born in Glasgow and raised in Hinsdale, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and holds a master’s degree from Montana State University.
Appointments with Truesdell may be scheduled in Wolf Point by calling 653-1872.

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Northeast Montana Health Services Charitable Foundation Celebrates Decade Of Gala, Giving

The Northeast Montana Health Services Charitable Foundation will host its' milestone 10th anniversary Spikes and Spurs Gala Sept. 27 at the Legion Hall in Poplar.
The "An Evening in the Wild West" themed gala will not only celebrate a decade of the charitable event, but will once again bring together local philanthropists in support of quality local healthcare.
"Our gala could not be held without the support of the generous group of businesses and community members who understand the importance of ensuring quality healthcare," said Beth Pickthorn, executive director for the foundation.
This event boasts an attendance of over 200 and raises funds to support life saving services and equipment for NEMHS's Trinity and Poplar Hospital campuses.
"The gala is the perfect opportunity to give back and support healthcare services in our community. And besides that, it's fun! When's the last time you dressed up and were able to enjoy peach champagne?" asked Sue Allmer, of KVCK Radio.
The legacy of the foundation's annual gala began in the fall of 2005, after a handful of Northeast Montana Health Services employees saw a need for hosting a fundraiser to supplement the medical needs of the two hospitals. Their goal was to create an event that would gather the community in a celebration that would be entertaining and fun, yet raise needed funds.
After seeing how beneficial the gala had been that first year, the foundation was created to bring philanthropic awareness for health care under a joined collaboration of community members. The foundation was formed Jan. 1, 2006.
A decade later, the Spikes and Spurs Gala is still going strong and is the largest fundraising event of the year for the foundation.  
Ten years of gala fundraising has enabled the foundation to assist the hospitals greatly. The first money raised was given towards two new ambulances in 2007 with a total of $15,000 given. The foundation then pledged another $40,000 to the hospitals for the new digital mammography machine to be paid during 2008-2011. Other smaller projects were accomplished in each year, but it was the profit from the gala that assisted in a larger fashion.
The Spikes and Spurs Gala has made an average profit of between $40,000 to $50,000 annually to invest and donate. In the last three years, the foundation has been able to buy many items for the hospitals. They include laboratory refrigerators and plasma thawers for both locations; a drug analyzer machine for $15,000 and within the emergency departments, donations bought Bair Paw warming systems for both locations. Within 2½ years, because of successful fundraisers and games at the gala, they were  able to give $65,000 to the Trinity Hospital campus for the new 4D ultrasound and cardiograph machine.
The Spikes and Spurs Gala has a history of being an enchanted, elaborate affair. Attendees have worn glamorous evening apparel or, as of late, era-inspired attire. Themes included Mardi Gras, Las Vegas, Black-Tie/Blue Jean, Roaring ‘20s and, this year, an “Evening in the Wild West."
The evening consists of drawings, silent and live auctions. A complimentary culinary chef and crew have been donated each year to serve a four-course meal. Entertainment and bands have also been a main attraction. This year, there will be a high energy performance from local group “The Belles of the West,” who will sing while the meal is being served. The evening's entertainment will be provided by Cold Hard Cash of Missoula.  
The gala is raising money this year for Emergency Medical Services. They are in need of battery-powered cots. Also needed are laptops that are carried in the ambulance for transmitting vital information back to the hospital en route. This equipment will cost $35,000.  
"It has been rewarding to have the community's support throughout the years," said Stephanie McGowan, this year's gala chairperson.
More information about this year’s Spikes and Spurs Gala and the foundation can be found at www.nemhscharitablefoundation.org.

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Letter To The Editor About County Cmmissioners

Dear Editor:
Behold Roosevelt County Taxpayers. As the county commissioners sat in their positions of authority deciding what to do with the increased revenue from the oil severance tax, they decided the best use of our money was to give themselves and their cohorts another raise. All county employees have already been granted a cost of living raise. This oil severance tax money is a second raise.
With the stroke of a pen, the commissioners removed almost $400,000 a year from the county operating budget for their second raise. In 10 years, this will amount to almost $4 million. In previous discussions they have talked about what they perceive as a critical need, a new jail.
The question should have been: should we give ourselves another raise or use the money towards a jail or other pressing needs? You know which one won.
Their next action was to pass a resolution asking us taxpayers to allow them to raise our taxes to pay for a new jail. The second pay raise money would cover one-third of the cost of the estimated $12 million the commissioners are wanting for a new jail. Should this pass, all county employees will have money to pay the increase because they get an additional $3,600 a year. Will you?
Please keep in mind that in 2015 there will be a statewide property reappraisal, and if your property increases, your taxes to pay for this bond will go up.
There is no mass exodus of county employees going to work in the oilfield. The county may have less than 5 percent job vacancy with difficult recruitment, but this sure does not justify the $400,000 cost of another pay raise. They took your money with the stroke of a pen; they could put it back the same way.
Bill Juve, Taxpayer

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Wolf Point Police And Fire Blotter For Sept. 11

(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point police and volunteer fire departments between Sept. 1 and 7. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
Sept. 1
2 a.m., officers responded to Cenex West for a report of two suspected stolen and forged checks and cited Sheridan Walton, 24, of Wolf Point, for theft and forgery.
3:48 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Garfield Street for a report of theft with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continued as of press time.
9:14 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on the 200 block of Front Street and arrested Kiedra Bigleggins, 28, of Wolf Point, and Wayne Bigby, 38, of Wolf Point, on warrants.
Sept. 2
12:29 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Edgar Street for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued at less than $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
7:13 p.m., officers responded to Triangle Park for a report of two people passed out. Officers located one of the people and arrested Michael Williams, 27, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
9:09 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 100 block of Benton Street for a report of a disturbance and arrested Santana Ledeau, 18, and Frank Johnston, 38, both  of Wolf Point, for aggravated assault.
9:42 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of an assault. The investigation continued at press time.
11:05 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on the 100 block of Main Street and arrested Antoinette Sansaver, 25, of Wolf Point, on a warrant.
Sept. 3
6:41 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of a man causing a disturbance and arrested Seth Laverdure, 18, of Wolf Point, for aggravated disorderly conduct and minor in possession of alcohol.
9:55 a.m., officers responded to Town Pump and arrested Shannon Chapman, 44, of Poplar, for driving under the influence, driving without a license and a warrant.
6:44 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Alder Street for a report of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance and arrested Aaron Grant, 29, of Poplar, for aggravated disorderly conduct.
Sept. 4
12:05 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 400 block of Fallon Street for a report of an assault with an uncooperative victim. No further action was taken.
6:58 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 700 block of Johnson Street for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
9:09 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 700 block of Johnson Street for a report of vandalism to property in the yard with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
10:20 a.m., officers took a report at the police station of a theft from the landfill with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
2:18 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Dawson Street for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
5:37 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Custer Street for a report of an intoxicated male causing a disturbance and arrested Michael Williams, 27, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
8:37 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of an intoxicated male causing a disturbance in the parking lot and arrested Luke Jackson, 39, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
11:24 p.m., officers responded to Town Pump for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
Sept. 5
12:14 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 600 block of Listerud Street for a report of a domestic disturbance and arrested Richard Wieser, 34, of Wolf Point, for aggravated disorderly conduct.
3:44 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Johnson Street for a welfare check at the request of a family member and arrested Carl Fourstar Jr., 49, of Wolf Point, on a warrant and unlawful possession of dangerous drugs.
4:49 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 400 block of Fallon Street for a report of theft from the yard with a loss valued at less the $1,000. The investigation continued at press time.
9:36 p.m., officers responded to the Sherman Inn for a report of an assault and arrested Royce Birdsbill Sr., 45, of Wolf Point, on a warrant.
Sept. 6
2:22 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Main Street for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle and arrested Marcus Red Thunder, 24, of Poplar, for driving under the influence. Police reported that an unnamed person was transported by ambulance to Northeast Montana Health Services - Wolf Point Campus with undisclosed injuries.
3:49 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Helena Street for a report of an assault. The suspect left prior to police arrival. The investigation continued at press time.
9:49 p.m., officers responded to Town Pump and arrested David Menz, 45, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
10:20 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 400 block of Fallon Street for a report of an assault and arrested Roxanne Bunting-Lambert, 41, of Wolf Point, for domestic abuse.
Sept. 7
1:06 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on the 200 block of Custer Street after a short pursuit and arrested Charles Henry, 51, of Wolf Point, for driving under the influence and fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer.
10:50 p.m., officers responded to Lucky Lil’s Casino for a report of an assault. The investigation continued at press time.
Other Calls
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between Sept. 1 and 7: civil standby, five; domestic disturbance, one; public assistance, 25; motor vehicle accidents, two; removal of unwanted individuals, 16; animal complaints, two; medical assistance, three; alarm, 10; assist other agency, three; unfounded report, seven; and driving complaints, four.

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