Wolf Point Herald

Christmas Light Contest Judging Postponed

Judging of the Wolf Point Lions Club and Walleyes Unlimited Christmas Lighting Contest was postponed from Sunday, Dec. 21, due to freezing rain. Judging is tentatively rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
All areas within the city, including east-end and west-end housing, and within five miles of the city limits will be judged.
The grand prize winner will receive $125. There will be two $75 prizes and six honorable mentions at $50 each.

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Wolf Point Man Walks Away From Rollover


This 2004 Chevrolet Malibu rests on its roof after rolling several times on U.S. Hwy. 2, across from the UPS building east of Wolf Point.

A Wolf Point man walked away from a single-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Hwy. 2 with a few scratches and three tickets.
The Montana Highway Patrol reported that a westbound 2004 Chevrolet Malibu left the roadway, struck a culvert and rolled several times on the opposite side of the highway from the UPS building, about nine miles east of Wolf Point, about 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.
The MHP identified the driver as Martin Weeks, 22.
He was cited from careless driving, driving without a driver’s license and driving without liability insurance.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, the MHP reported.
Weeks was wearing a seatbelt.

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100th Member

The 100 Club recently honored its 100th member of 2014, Ted and Netty McIntyre. She is a nurse practitioner at the Listerud Rural Health Clinic. The 100 Club raises money and purchases medical equipment for the Northeast Montana Health Services hospitals, clinic and Faith Lutheran Home. Pictured are 100 Club board members (from left to right) John Carlbom, James Johnson, Irene
Rathert, Netty McIntyre and Shirley Zimmerman.
(Photo by John Plestina)

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Roosevelt County Jail Roster For Dec. 25

(Editor’s Note: The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster each week with charges and communities of residence to The Herald-News and The Searchlight to help keep the public informed and to illustrate that the jail has been dealing with overcrowding issues in the 17-bed facility.)
As of Monday, Dec. 22, 14 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, Dec. 16, and Monday, Dec. 22:
•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;
•Robert Bigleggins, 39, Wolf Point, arrested on probation violation. Transferred to federal custody;
•Amos Bridges, 38, Wolf Point, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest;
•Kyle Fuchs, 32, Cul-
bertson, disorderly conduct, partner/family member assault, assault with weapon, unlawful restraint and criminal endangerment;
•Samantha Jo Furukawaa, 32, Provo, Utah., partner/family member assault, released;   
•Melissa Gould, 34, Minot, N.D., felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs;
•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;
•Dakota Kinzie, 23, Wolf Point, 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,  Chat-
toroy, Wash., 41, criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence;
•Wyatt C. Montclair, 20, Poplar, arrested on U.S. Marshal’s warrant, transferred to federal custody;
•Timothy Oglesby, 31, Hot Springs, Ark., out-of- county warrant;
•Michelle Parker, 41, San Diego, Calif., arrested on bench warrant;
•Derek Reed, 32, Seattle, Wash., criminal contempt warrant;
•Jeremy Sepanski, 30, Plentywood, forgery, theft, obstruction of a peace officer;
•Kalob Trowbridge, 22, Wolf Point, assault on a peace officer.

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Influenza Hits Roosevelt County

Influenza finds us in Roosevelt County every year and this year it did so last week, the week of Dec. 14-20. The east end of the county seems to have been hit the hardest as shown by confirmed cases among all ages groups and a marked increase in school absences. What we are seeing here is in sync with what the flu is doing nationally and in the rest of Montana.
Reports are that because of the viruses circulating, the 2014-15 season may be more severe than recent years. If it is a more severe year, then getting a flu shot will be more important than ever.
Even when some circulating viruses are different from the vaccine viruses, which may be the case this year, the CDC continues to recommend flu vaccination.  
Vaccination is particularly important for people at high risk of serious flu-related complications and their close contacts.  (People at high risk include infants, pregnant women, children and adults with chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart disease and adults aged 65 and older.)
See your health care provider or health department because getting a flu shot is still the most effective thing available to prevent the flu.
For more information on influenza go to  www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/ or stop by or call Roosevelt County Health Department at 653-6223.

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