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Rebecca Hurd and Joanna Harmon star in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. (Submitted photo)
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will perform As You Like It Sunday evening, July 6, at 6:30 p.m., in the park west of Faith Home in Wolf Point.
MSIP is the only fully professional touring theatre program in the state currently producing Shakespeare’s plays, the only Shakespeare company in the country to reach as extensively into rural areas and the only company in the state that offers its performances free to the public, guaranteeing accessibility to all. MSIP travels to 60 communities every summer with 75 performances throughout Montana, northern Wyoming, eastern Idaho, western North Dakota and eastern Washington with an emphasis on underserved, rural areas.
Over 40 percent of the communities served have populations of less than 2,000 and nearly 80 percent have less than 10,000.
Since 1973, the summer touring program has presented over 2,150 performances to nearly three-quarters of a million people. MSIP is a nationally recognized outreach program of the College of Arts and Architecture at Montana State University.
There is no charge for the performance, but donations are accepted. People are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket, and their own refreshments.
Written by John Plestina
Two people alleged to have embezzled money from the Wolf Point Community Organization pleaded not guilty during arraignments on felony theft charges in Fort Peck Tribal Court, in Poplar, Friday, June 27.
Henri Headdress and Linda Reddoor were arraigned separately. Chief Judge Richard K. Jackson ordered both to appear in court Wednesday, Aug. 13, for pretrial conferences.
Trial dates before six-person juries have not been set. Headdress and Reddoor will both remain free while awaiting trial. Both are ordered not to have any contact with witnesses.
Jackson ordered that police reports and witness statements are off limits to further proceedings.
The Fort Peck Tribes Department of Law and Justice investigated the case.
The Fort Peck Journal reported Dec. 24, 2013, that an investigation had been opened concerning youth activity funds allocated to the Wolf Point Community Organization. It was also reported that a former tribal youth activities supervisor discovered what, she said, was unaccountability in how WPCO youth monies had been spent, including that some funds might not have been used for stated purposes.
Exact details and how much money was alleged to have been at issue have not been disclosed.
The maximum penalty if convicted in tribal court is incarceration for one year.
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(Editor’s Note: The following blotter is a partial list of activities involving the Wolf Point Police Department and Volunteer Fire Department between June 23 and 29. All those arrested or cited are presumed innocent.)
3:10 p.m., officers responded to Arlo’s Bar for a report that a person younger than 21 was consuming alcohol and cited Antoinette Birdsbill, 20, of Wolf Point, for minor in possession of alcohol.
7:46 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Dawson Street for a report of a man making threats and cited Matthew Black Eagle, 50, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
9:34 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of a theft with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
10:10 p.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of shoplifting with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
8:59 a.m., officers responded to Albertson’s for a report of vandalism to a vehicle and cited Dennis Martell Jr., 29, of Wolf Point, for criminal mischief.
10:31 a.m., officers responded to the former Boys’ and Girls’ Club for a report of theft from a person working there with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
6:02 p.m., officers responded to the Roosevelt County Library for a report of a disturbance outside the building and arrested Dezirae Deserly, 19, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct.
8:06 a.m., officers responded to a residence on the 100 block of East Benton Street for a report of vandalism to a vehicle with a loss valued under $1,000. The investigation continues.
2:58 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of East Edgar Street for a report of an assault and arrested Darrell Beston Jr., 31, of Wolf Point, for domestic abuse.
9:30 p.m., police observed several individuals in a verbal dispute on U.S. Hwy. 2 near Pat’s Unique Boutique and Candle House and arrested Jayson Clampitt, 26, of Frazer, on a warrant.
4:51 p.m., officers responded to Arlo’s Bar for a report of a fight and arrested Cyrus Calder, 26, of Wolf Point, for simple assault.
7:15 p.m., officers responded to Triangle Park for a report of a person sleeping on the ground and arrested Abe Chopper, 45, of Wolf Point, for disorderly conduct, public urination and public intoxication.
8 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 500 block of Alder Street for a report of a disturbance and cited Irvin Olson, 20, of Wolf Point, for simple assault.
1:35 a.m., officers conducted a welfare check on several young people outside a parked vehicle at Cenex East and cited a 14-year-old Wolf Point female for minor in possession of alcohol and a curfew violation, cited Jeffrey Gunter Jr., 18, of Wolf Point, for unlawful transaction with children; cited Raine Jackson, 20, of Wolf Point, for contributing to the delinquency of a minor; and arrested Lane Gardner, 22, of Glasgow, for driving under the influence.
8:31 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Benton Street for a report of a disturbance and arrested Dennis Shawl Jr., 30, of Wolf Point, for aggravated disorderly conduct.
12:32 p.m., firefighters responded with two trucks and four firefighters to a grass fire in the Oswego area on Montana Hwy. 250, about five miles north of U.S. Hwy. 2, for a mutual aid call for the Valley Long Run Fire Department. About five acres burned. No structures were threatened. Firefighters returned to the station at 2 p.m. The cause was a downed power line caused by wind.
5:41 p.m., officers responded to a residence on the 300 block of Custer Street for a report of a disturbance and arrested Carlos Rodriguez, 22, of Wolf Point, for partner/family member assault.
In addition to the above calls, the WPPD responded to the following calls between June 23 and 29: civil standby, one; public assistance, 26; removal of unwanted individuals, 12; animal complaints, four; medical assistance, one; assist other agency, one; unfounded report, 17; driving complaints, seven; and fireworks complaints, one.
Written by John Plestina
The Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation were saddened by the death of Tribal Executive Board vice chairwoman Annette “Ann” Lambert, Friday, June 20.
Lambert, 62, was in her second term on the board. She was reelected in October 2013.
A prepared statement from the Fort Peck Tribes said Lambert dedicated her life to the service of her people, including as one of the founders of Fort Peck Community College, working for the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C., as a 20-year volunteer member of the Tribes Higher Education board of directors, director of A&S Oil and Gas, as assistant to the tribal chairman, and managing a joint venture construction company which assisted in the construction of facilities on the Northern Border Pipeline which runs through the Fort Peck Reservation, various highway projects, and the construction of the Chief Redstone Clinic in Wolf Point.
Fort Peck Tribes chairman A.T. Stafne expressed his thoughts on Lambert’s passing: “Ann was our friend and colleague. Her leadership and commitment to the advancement of our tribal members has been an inspiration to the young men and women of our reservation. Today is a sad day. We extend our condolences to Ann’s family. Ann was a great lady and helped her tribes all her life.”
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., who chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement: “Ann was a good friend and a strong leader for her Nation. She served as a role model for many in the Fort Peck Tribes and throughout Indian Country. Ann’s legacy of increasing economic development and education for all Native Americans will live on in children and the people of the Fort Peck Reservation. I want to express my condolences to Ann’s family and the entire Fort Peck Tribe.”
Lambert held degrees in business and education from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.
Written by John Plestina
The Northeast Montana Shrine Circus will be in Wolf Point Tuesday, July 1, for two shows, 2 and 7 p.m. (File Photo)
The mesmerizing anticipation of trapeze performers flying through the air, tightrope walkers, trained tigers and elephants, and clowns have people waiting in awe for the circus to come back to Wolf Point.
The Eastern Montana Shriners are sponsoring two circus performances at Marvin Brookman Stadium in Wolf Point, Tuesday, July 1, with show times at 2 and 7 p.m.
The annual visit of the Shrine Circus is a tradition in Wolf Point for more than 50 years and is guaranteed to keep children and adults awestruck with amazement.
Jordan World Circus of Las Vegas, Nev., owns the circus and is one of North America’s premier traveling circuses.
Featured performers include aerialist Tess Emerson from New York, The Flying Cortes, an aerial act originally from Columbia, animal trainer Laura Herriott and her exotic animals and clowns Kampanita and Kampanilla.
All proceeds from the Wolf Point shows will benefit Eastern Montana Shriners.