Wolf Point Herald

FPCC Students Represented At SAIGE



Pictured are David James and O’Dale Brown.


Two Fort Peck Community College students are among 45 students attending the Society of American Indian Government Employees Student Leadership Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., this week.
David James and O’Dale Brown, both of whom are student senate leaders at FPCC and recent graduates are attending the conference, which is part of the American Indian Higher Education Association and is one of four conferences open to Native Americans in Tribal Colleges and Universities.
The conference is the 11th annual national training program, Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever. It concludes Friday, June 13. It provides forums on the most current issues, opportunities and challenges facing American Indian and Alaska Native government employees.
In addition to the two FPCC students, 45 other students are attending the conference.
“The reason I chose to apply for this conference is for the leadership workshops, career fairs and networking opportunities in which to enhance my leadership abilities for future use in a leadership position in a Tribal business, Tribal Government or as a U.S. government employee,” James said.
“My future hopes and aspirations include managing social change and forming rapports with colleagues in the field of law and justice while continuing to research and experiment within the field of science and engineering. This includes my short-term goal of graduating with a bachelors of science in engineering. I hope to eventually educate at the college levels. I am excited to give back to my college, Fort Peck Community College,” Brown said.

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Poplar Students Show Excellence At Technology Conference In Billings

Myltin Big Horn, Orlando Young and Layne Gorder of Poplar High School attended the state Technology Students Association conference at the Metra Park Pavilion in Billings April 28-29.
This was an all-class statewide competition where students competed against their peers in a wide variety of technology related events. These events ranged from word processing and film design to magnetic levitation racing and CO2 drag racing.
The students competed in several events and were able to bring home second and fourth place awards in two of their events. Myltin Big Horn and Orlando Young received a second place in structural engineering. Layne Gorder, Young and Big Horn also received a fourth place in the Late Brake Racer competition.
TSA is a national, non-profit organization of middle and high school students who have a strong interest in technology. TSA was chartered in 1978 and since then over 2 million students have participated in its program. TSA fosters personal growth, leadership and opportunities in technology, innovation, design and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions and related programs.

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Montana Cowboy Hall Of Fame Announces 2014 Inductions

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center announced the seventh class of inductions into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame, Saturday, June 7.
The inductees were chosen from a field of candidates nominated by the general public. Inductees are honored for their notable contributions to the history and culture of Montana.
“Our Hall of Fame voting process is organized around our volunteer trustees across the state and the election process gives the local community volunteers a direct voice in who from their area is being inducted,” said Christy Stensland, executive director of the MCHF and WHC. “Many assume that to be inducted into the Hall of Fame you would have to be a famous cowboy, when in fact, the Hall of Fame exists to honor those who have made an impact in their local community and serve as a symbol of this way of life for future generations. This is truly a celebration of our authentic Montana heritage and those who pass it forward.”
The MCHF & WHC board of directors has designated 12 trustee districts across the state from which up to 20 trustees may be appointed. Nomination criteria established by the board for the Class of 2014 inductions allowed the election of up to one Living Inductee and two Legacy Inductees from each of the 12 districts. In the case of a tie, winning nominees are jointly inducted.
The 2014 inductees into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame are:
District 1 (Daniels, Phillips, Roosevelt, Sheridan, and Valley counties): Living Award – John Russell Cloud, Wolf Point/Great Falls. Legacy Award – Don H. Lee, Dodson and Edmund N. “Neil” Taylor, Scobey.
District 2 (Dawson, Garfield, McCone, Prairie, Richland and Wibaux counties): Living Award – Donald Glen Weeding, Jordan. Legacy Award – Patrick Thomas “Spud” Cremer, Jordan/Big Timber and Berney Kempton, Terry.
District 3 (Carter, Custer, Fallon, Powder River, Rosebud and Treasure counties): Living Award – Mary Margaret (MacKay) Ketchum, Plevna. Legacy Award – Odis Oren Harkins, Ekalaka and John Henry “Johnnie” Gilman, Miles City.
District 4 (Blaine, Chouteau, Hill and Liberty counties): Living Award – Loren Jenkins, Big Sandy. Legacy Award – Warrick Rodeo, Warrick and Roger Henry St. Pierre, Sr., Box Elder (tie) and Fred Charles Henderson, Warrick (tie).
District 5 (Cascade, Glacier, Pondera, Teton, & Toole counties): Living Award – (three-way tie) Chief Earl Old Person, Browning, Gary J. (Lone Bull) Schildt, East Glacier and Truman “Mouse” Hall, Valier. Legacy Award – Ira E. Perkins, Bynum and Lyall Sturgeon Crary, M.D., D.D.S., Choteau.
District 6 (Fergus, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Petroleum and Wheatland counties): Living Award – William W. “Bill” Lewis, Grass Range. Legacy Award – Peter “Pete” Vann, Geyser and Hazel Hash Warp, Harlowton.
District 7 (Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass and Yellowstone counties): Living Award – Lonnie Bell, Billings. Legacy Award – William C. “Bill” Huntington, Billings and John W. Moreland, Jr., Big Timber.
District 8 (Broadwater, Jefferson, and Lewis and Clark counties): Living Award – Charles Robert “Bob” Masolo, Townsend. Legacy Award – Helena Trail Riders, Helena and Keith William Herrin, Helena.
District 9 (Gallatin, Meagher and Park counties): Living Award – Arlene Haugland, Belgrade. Legacy Award – Raymond Andrew Kannegard, Wilsall.
District 10 (Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Sanders counties): Living Award – Charles E. “Charley” Lyons, St. Ignatius. Legacy Award – William “Ed” Schall, Arlee.
District 11 (Mineral, Missoula and Ravalli counties): Living Award – Dewaine Carlsen, Florence. Legacy Award – Hartley Lee Lambert, Stevensville and Oral Harris Zumwalt, Missoula.
District 12 (Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Silver Bow, Granite, Madison and Powell counties): Living Award – Jay Frederick Nelson, Jackson. Legacy Award – Jack and Ann Hirschy, Wisdom and Hubert Latimer “Tex” Smith, Dillon.
Since the initial round of inductions to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2008, including this year’s inductions, 201 inductees have been honored. Full biographies for past inductees are available on the MCHF and WHC’s website, http://www.montanacowboyfame.org.
For more information about the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, or for more details on the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees, contact Christy Stensland at 653-3800, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visiting http://www.montanacowboyfame.org.

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Poplar Middle School History Club Visits Lewistown


The Poplar Middle School History Club took a road trip to Lewistown to view Bear Gulch Pictographs Friday, May 16.
The site is home to an estimated 2,000 pictographs (paintings) and petroglyphs (etchings) dating back as far as 1,000 years ago.
The site is located about 25 miles from Lewistown, near the town of Grass Range. It is on private land, owned and operated by Macie Ahlgren.  She and her son, Ray, are happy to give tours of the site, believed to be a traditional Native American vision quest location. The pictographs and petroglyphs depict many Native American scenes such as medicine wheels, warriors with shields and fertility scenes.
Six Poplar Middle School students took the field trip: Raven Mathison, Isabelle Four Star, Rachel Diaz-De Leon, Maria Youpee, Caleb Klinger and Jacob Werner. Also attending were Poplar Middle School teachers Ja’net Goss, Greg Gourneau and Dana Block.

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Poplar National Honor Society


This year, the Poplar High School branch of National Honor Society continued its long history of giving back through community service. Members who were active included AnXuan Tran, Tomee Escarcega, Shawna Hagadone, Jessica Pipe, Layne Gorder, Lane Headdress, Jordan Grainger, Myltin Bighorn and Brittany Whiteman. Together, this group of students spent time with the residents of the retirement center in Poplar playing games with them and keeping them company. They also volunteered their time with the Poplar Elementary School kindergarten carnival assisting with a face painting booth. In addition to other worthy causes, NHS members also helped to raise money for a community member who needed help. (Submitted photo)

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