Wolf Point Herald

Frontier School Board Peruses Poll Results

The Frontier School board discussed the Montana Zog Opinion Poll that published Sept.2 by a group Montana educators during the monthly meeting, Monday, Sept. 8.
Addressing K-12 education statewide, results of the poll were that 88.8 percent of respondents said public schools should be focused on basics of education including gifted and talented programs, music, art, physical education and technology.
Parent Brad Solberg asked the board to appoint him as fifth- and sixth-grade basketball coach. The board did not act on the request as it was not an item on the meeting agenda.
Athletic director Marianne Reece addressed the board about the only eighth-grade volleyball player playing with sixth graders. Reece suggested allowing the girl to join the Wolf Point Junior High team, which is not part of the co-op agreement between Frontier and Wolf Point. No board action was taken.
In other business, the board approved one out of district kindergarten student.
The board also approved the hiring of Karel Schutt as a cook and Jeff Spotts as a bus driver.
In another matter, the trustees appointed principal Mike Maples as the homeless liaison and attendance officer.
The board approved the hiring of substitute teachers Brandi Nordwick and Renee Goodman.
In another matter, board member Jim Jerome tendered his resignation as a trustee because he is moving to Tennessee.
The next board meeting will be Monday, Oct. 13.

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Bullock’s Rain Disaster Declaration Excludes Roosevelt County

Gov. Steve Bullock’s Rain Disaster Declaration issued Thursday, Sept. 4, excludes Roosevelt County, but includes Valley and several other Hi-Line counties.
Heavy August rains between Aug. 21 and 24 prompted the declaration for several eastern Montana counties.
In addition to Valley County, the declaration covers the counties of Petroleum and Musselshell, the town of Ekalaka and the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.
The declaration comes as a result of a microburst that recorded winds in excess of 75 mph on Aug. 21 in Ekalaka, with debris from fallen or damaged trees causing significant damage to property there.
Meanwhile, rainfall in excess of seven inches in a short period of time across central and north-central Montana caused the Milk and Musselshell rivers and tributaries to rapidly rise above major flood stage, damaging culverts, roadways and stock reservoirs.
The declaration will allow Bullock to mobilize state resources and the Montana National Guard, as well as expend funds to meet the contingencies and needs that may arise.
“With the severity and intensity of the storms we saw last week and the damage that resulted, it is important that the state provide relief to those jurisdictions that need our assistance,” Bullock said.

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Team Kevin Fundraiser To Be Sept. 16

A fundraiser is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Wolf Point High School to benefit the family of WPHS student Kevin Heser, who is fighting cancer.
The Wolf Point Optimist Club and Wolf City Rods and Rides are co-sponsoring the event, a dinner that will be served in the WPHS multipurpose room.
Chef Dustin Hunsaker of the Wolf Point Elks Club will prepare the meal. The Optimists will prepare a dessert bar. Take outs will be available. More information will be available in an ad in this issue of The Herald-News.
Wolf City Rods and Rides will hold a silent auction.
Donations of craft items and other auction merchandise will be accepted at Wolf Point NAPA. Items can also be dropped off at the WPHS multipurpose room between 4 and 5 p.m.
The WPHS music department will provide entertainment stating at 6:30 p.m.
Anyone wishing to donate to the Heser family and unable to attend the fundraiser can send donations to the Optimist Club of Wolf Point at P.O. Box 486, Wolf Point, MT, 59201. Write either Team Kevin or childhood cancer in the memo section on the check.

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Southside Perfect Attendance




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


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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