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Gerald Peterson of Wolf Point and his sister, Jackie Ehrhardt of Gladmar, Sask., provide entertainment at the fair as the band Midway. (Photo by John Plestina)
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Halle Vareberg, 12, of Froid, explains her cooking project entry to a judge during 4-H conference judging. (Photo by John Plestina)
Dept. B-Animal Science: business award, Trinity Whitmus, $10 from Agland; business award, Macala Adkins, $10, from Wolf Point; business award, Payton Wilson, cheeseburger meal at Wild West Diner; best of show, Gus Spradley.
Dept C-Engineering and Technology: business award, Kefa Jerome, $10, from Wolf Point; business award, Quinn Whitmus, $10, from Agland; best of show, Quinn Whitmus.
Dept E-Family and Consumer Science: business award, Tiara Whitmus, $10 from Wolf Point; business award, Renee Oelkers, $10, from Culbertson Chamber of Commerce; best of show, Oelkers.
Dept. G-Communication and Expressive Arts: business award, Nate Stentoft, $10, from Frostees, best of show, Braeden Romo.
Dept H-Leadership and Personal Development: business award, Mariah Machart, $10, from Frostees.
Dept I-Health: business award, Halle Vareberg, bread mix; business award, Katie South, $10, from Culbertson Chamber of Commerce; best of show, Sierra Machart.
Dept J-Roosevelt County Projects: outstanding decorated cupcake, Sierra Machart, Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating; business award, Sierra Machart, $10, from Wolf Point; best of show, Sierra Machart.
Dept. K-4-H Miscellaneous: business award, Macala Adkins, $5, from Frostees; business award, Lucas Oelkers, $10, from Frostees; business award, Renee Oelkers, $10, from Wolf Point.
Dept. L-FFA: business award, McKade Mahlen, $20, from Culbertson Chamber of Commerce; business award, Tessa Larsen, $10, from Agland.
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Many people were in attendance for this year’s A Night with Stars Variety and Style Show that kicked off the 2014 Roosevelt County Fair.
Various area businesses were generous in their donations for door prizes, and the crowd went home with fabulous prizes at the end of the evening. Froid Federal Credit Union donated five $5 4-H concession stand coupons that went to Mason Weber, Lucas Oelkers, Allen Larsen, Chris Olson and Issac Rumsey. Main Street Grocery in Poplar donated six 12-pack pops that went to Kayli Olson, Mavis Drescher, Carolyn Brugh, Genny Nordmeyer, Leah Knudsen and Renee Oelkers. Lois Weber took home the $25 gift certificate to Main Street Grocery. Will’s Office World/Radio Shack in Wolf Point donated a $20 gift certificate that Tiffany Marchwick happily accepted. A $25 gift certificate from Sethre Appraisal to Quilts and More went to Jenell Bear. Blue Rock Products in Plentywood donated 12 t-shirts. The lucky winners were Betty McGinnis, John Derenberger, Alexis Bidegaray, Lorena Hekkel, LaVonne Scotson, Kelly Burns, Jake Reynen, Logan Nickoloff, Judy Huber, Eva Mae Larsen, Beth Hekkel and Cheryl Kirkaldie. The hat from Blue Rock Products went to Mary Lou Weeks. Gaffaney’s of Plentywood was kind enough to donate a weather alert clock radio which went to Merna Panasuk and a battery organizer and tester that Wilma Hodges won. Two winners took home cash from First Community Bank in Culbertson: Olga Elgen and Jeri Gustafson. Floral vases from Friesen’s Floral in Wolf Point went to Heather Taylor, Sierra Machart, Penny Bergstrom and Chris Finnicum, and the beautiful floral wreath went to Shirley Marchwick. A gold and silver necklace from the Other Place went to Irene Johnson while The Other Place’s wallet went home with Virginia McGinnis, and their lovely sun hat went to Lindsee Kjos. Andrea Rhodes took home the Pure Indulgence Organic Spa Collection from Buddy and LeEtta Waldhausen. The King’s Inn donated five individual gifts of $10 each which Rhonda Knudsen, Barb Anderson, Emily Nielsen, Christie Knudsen and Traci Kjelshus took home. Val-Am Stop and Go in Culbertson honored all of the vintage swimsuit models with a small nacho from their store.
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Every year the Roosevelt County 4-H Council recognizes an outstanding individual and local business for their exceptional work they do within the 4-H program. This year the 4-H Council has selected Cal Oraw and Hoch Meat Processing and Retail Meat Market of Wolf Point for the 2014 honorees.
Oraw credits the 4-H program for many of his endeavors in life. In his younger years, he immersed himself into different programs such as market beef and leadership development. These programs helped him with public speaking, 4-H Congress, range management, and livestock judging. The program helped him develop confidence to attend the 4-H conservation camp as a delegate and assistant soil science leader.
His experience turned into something more when he attended Montana State University seeking a degree in agriculture business. This in turn developed into a career as a Roosevelt County agent in the 1970s, as well as the director of rural area development for eastern Montana, and most recently, the pastor for St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dickinson. Due to his love of working with the public, Oraw created his own business and became an auctioneer. We have seen him work his magic in the sale ring for the 4-H/FFA livestock sale for close to 30 years in Culbertson.
Every veteran 4-Her knows what comes after the livestock sale. 4-H members need someone they can count on. For over 47 years, Hoch Meat Processing and Retail Meat Market has provided 4-H members with butchering and processing of their livestock animals.
Eddie Hoch started the business that his son Ellery has taken over. Hoch Meat Processing has been a strong advocate for the 4-H organization over the years. They not only assist with the 4-Hers’ education on carcass traits but they also teach them about the meat processing industry. Every year Hoch’s provide excellent service with a quality product that has encouraged buyers to continually support the livestock sale.
It is because of these attributes that the Roosevelt County 4-H Council acknowledges Oraw and Hoch Meat Processing and Retail Meat Market as the 2014 Wall of Fame honorees for their support during the Roosevelt County Fair.
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Roosevelt County Commissioner Gary Macdonald stressed that too many alcohol servers working in Roosevelt County are neither properly trained, nor state certified, during a meeting of the Roosevelt County DUI Task Force, Wednesday, Aug. 6.
He said it is time to step up enforcement.
“We’re going to have to jack up law enforcement to go in [to bars] and check for certification,” Macdonald said.
He said he wants to find out if DUI Task Force funds could be used to fund overtime for deputies and police officers to do compliance checks in bars.
Montana law allows for any law enforcement officer to enter any business that sells alcohol at any time to determine whether the law is being obeyed.
Macdonald said over-service is a problem in local bars. Over-service is where an establishment continues to serve a person who is intoxicated.
All persons who sell or serve alcoholic beverages, including restaurant employees, are required to take an alcohol server training class and be state certified.
The Montana Job Service presented the class at no charge at Great Northern Development Corporation in Wolf Point, Tuesday, Aug. 12. The class will also be presented in Culbertson, Thursday, Aug. 21.
The class teaches bar and restaurant owners and employees who serve alcohol their legal responsibilities and potential personal liabilities in the event of a lawsuit.
In some states, bartenders could be charged with manslaughter if they serve an intoxicated individual and that person kills another in a drunk-driving crash.
Montana is one of 43 states that has a “dram shop law,” which allows for bar owners, managers and alcohol servers to be held financially liable if a customer becomes obviously intoxicated on their premises and subsequently kills or injures someone or causes property damage.
Macdonald said a taxi service in Sidney works with a DUI Task Force in that area to provide cab rides home while another person working for the cab company drives the car home for a $10 fee.