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A family-friendly American comedy based on the novel of the same name, Cheaper by the Dozen follows the Gilberth family: Father, Mother, 12 children and a dog. Frank Gilberth is one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency and applies his methods of management to his large family. The results are funny, embarrassing and extremely effective! While situations are often uproarious, the heartwarming story of family love, understanding and growing up, will delight audiences of any age.
Leading the cast are Colton Swibold and Brittany Archambeault as Mr. and Mrs. Gilberth, along with Glasgow native Sydney Hayward as their oldest daughter, Anne.
The rest of the Gilberth clan is portrayed by two rotating casts. Appearing on July 4, 6, 12, 13 and 19: Vincent Chappell, Lily Helland, Christian Menge, Cerenity Olsen, Takayra Prescott, Devyn Salsbery, Ranielle G. Santos, Tarin Vandall and Clara Waters. Appearing on July 5, 11, 18 and 20: Mariah Cathey, Isabelle Griffin, Kell Hellmuth, Ethan Jamba, Lauren Kolstad, Ali Kuka, Kaitlyn Miller, Jaycie Rogenes and Ranielle G. Santos.
Completing the cast are Dan Hance, Shy Iverson, Becky Johnson, Ryan Luwe, Darrin Schmidt, OJ Taylor and Megan Wiltshire.
Cheaper by the Dozen is directed by Morgan Phelps, who is the also the coordinator for FPST’s annual Performing Arts Camp. Design staff includes Zack Aschim, scenic; Gwen Mann, costumes; Spencer Perry, lighting; Mike Rukstad, sound; and Wiltshire, props.
Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinées at 4 p.m.
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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.