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Southside Elementary School students visited the Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department station Wednesday, Oct. 8. Second-graders and their teachers are pictured with firefighters Paul Gysler Chris Allen and Kahlil Wehbe, all in the back row. (Photo by John Plestina)
Written by John Plestina
Students at Frazer High School are taking the Red Ribbon Week video challenge and want their peers from Wolf Point, Culbertson, Nashua and other schools to do the same.
Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide drug awareness campaign that began 26 years ago.
The National Family Partnership organized the first Red Ribbon Week campaign in 1988, inspired by the kidnapping, torture and murder of undercover DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in Mexico in 1985. His efforts led to the discovery of a multimillion dollar narcotics manufacturing operation in Mexico. Today, Red Ribbon Week serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.
“We’re doing a video and want to live a drug free life. We want to get other schools involved. We want to get it all over the state,” Frazer sophomore Kyrsten Miller said.
“We’ve nominated students from Nashua, Culbertson, Whitewater and Wolf Point,” she said.
The nominees are then expected to make a video, nominate others to take the challenge and post the video on social media.
Miller and two other girls from Frazer High School made a video telling why they are drug free and posted it on the Frazer Bearcubs Facebook page, Wednesday, Oct. 8. They challenged students from Wolf Point, Culbertson, Froid, Nashua, Whitewater and other Montana high schools to take the challenge.
“We want to raise awareness in honor of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. Remember, you can be the one person to make a difference. Please like, share and have fun with this challenge,” one of the girls said on the video.
The school’s librarian, and football and basketball coach, Sam McCrone, also posted a video. Both videos are reposted on The Herald-News Facebook page.
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The environmental cleanup of the former site of the Gysler Furniture and Appliance on Anaconda Street and Second Avenue South is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 20.
The city of Wolf Point is asking the public to bear with what might be truck traffic in the downtown area.
Anaconda Street will remain open to traffic, but Second Avenue South will be temporarily closed between Anaconda Street and the alley one-half block south.
Also, because of the presence of asbestos, some workers might be dressed in protective hazmat suits for their protection. There is no disease or any threat to the public.
It was not known Tuesday, Oct. 14, how long the cleanup would take. There is a 45-day limit for completion.
A fire destroyed both Gysler Furniture and Appliance buildings in March.
There will be more detailed information in the next issue of The Herald-News.
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Western Bank of Wolf Point employees donated $1,000 to the Wolf Point Centennial Committee, raised by the Western Bank Jeans Fund, Friday, Oct. 10. Bank employees donate $1 for the privilege of wearing jeans on Fridays. Mayor Chris Dschaak accepted the check on behalf of the Centennial Committee. The Centennial Celebration will be held during the Wild Horse Stampede in July 2015. Pictured are (from left to right) Diann Gibson, Clorissa Poitra, Nancy Hopson, Dschaak, Mary Nelson and Loriann Hoch. (Photo by John Plestina)
Written by Jaimee Green
The results are in and the community has once again been generous.
This year’s Wolf Point Wild Horse Stampede Tough Enough to Wear Pink event brought in $3,371, with proceeds benefitting Northeast Montana Health Services' digital mammography department.
“The Stampede Committee supports the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Project with the volunteer help of the community because many of us have been affected in one way or another by a loved one who has been diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Christy Stensland, a committee member.
Since the local participation began in 2009, a total of $15,001 has been raised. During the first year, in 2009, a total of $880 was raised, followed by $2,772 in 2010, $2,604 in 2011, $2,328 in 2012, and $3,044 in 2013.
This year, The Stampede Roundup TETWP Golf Tournament, sponsored by Jan Bryan, brought in $800.
Mike’s Hard Pink Lemonade, by Blue Rock, donated $1,000 in honor of each attendee wearing pink to the Thursday night event.
Volunteers from Northeast Montana Health Services greeted rodeo-goers at the gates with give-aways and pink buckets, netting a total of $574 in free-will donations.
Hi-Line Sports also donated $112 from the sale of their pink products. Arden DeWitt, of Sew Dew Itt, gave a donation of $80 taken in from their Wild Horse Stampede T-shirt and hoodie sweatshirt sales.
An additional $800 was raised through the rodeo’s Lucky Cowboy Bonus Program after no contestants received a qualifying score in the events of tie-down roping, the wild horse race, bull riding, team roping or bare-back riding. The program was sponsored by NEMHS, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Paul’s Glass & Works, CHMS, Hi-Line Wholesale, and Way-Out-West Car Rentals.
Tough Enough to Wear Pink of Montana is based out of Missoula and supports our local fundraising program by sponsoring the TETWP barrel racing barrel covers, arena banner and flag while also supplying the event with logoed products to give away.
“This is such a great event that receives support from the entire community. Everyone who attends the Thursday night rodeo wears pink. The support just radiates from the stands. The community’s generosity is what makes the fundraising event such a dramatic success,” said Peg Norgaard, CEO, for NEMHS.
Tough Enough to Wear Pink was created in 2004 by Karl Stressman of Wrangler and Terry Wheatley, a breast cancer survivor. The organizers sought to rally the western and rodeo communities to team up in the fight against breast cancer. The Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign has raised more than $17 million nationwide since 2004.