Wolf Point Herald

Trash Talking: Clean-Up Planned

A clean-up project before Stampede is planned for Monday, July 7.
The Beautification Committee and others will work together to clean all public areas in and around Wolf Point during the day and into the evening.
Efforts will include weed removal as well as trash pick-up. This will be a great way to show visitors to the Wild Horse Stampede that Wolf Point has community pride, while making the community a clean, safe place for residents.

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A Few Good Firefighters Needed

With numbers declining, the Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department needs a few more volunteers.
The roster has dropped to 13 officers and firefighters, a number fire chief Shawn Eggar said is too low.
One member of the department will soon move away from Wolf Point, dropping the number to 12.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter should talk to any member of the department and ask for an application.

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Understaffing Of Public Defender’s Office Results In Six Lawyerless People Appearing For Arraignments

With the office of the Montana State Public Defender underfunded and understaffed, six people appeared for felony arraignments in 15th District Court Wednesday, June 25, but no pleas were accepted because no defense attorneys were present.
All were new cases and all but one qualified for a public defender, but a lack of adequate staffing with the Public Defender’s Office left some of the six people waiting for attorneys to be assigned to them, even after arraignments had been scheduled. The Public Defender’s Office appointed a Glasgow attorney to represent two of the people, but he was not present in the Wolf Point courtroom.
Judge David Cybulski
read each individual’s charges and explained their rights. He recommended against anyone entering pleas without attorneys present to represent them. All will remain lodged in the Roosevelt County Jail and all will reappear Wednesday, July 9, to enter pleas.
One of the six people, Zachery Rory Everett Shay, said in court that he is guilty of all nine charges that have been filed against him and requested that Cybulski accept guilty pleas on all charges, waive a presentencing report and pass sentence immediately.
Shay did not qualify for a public defender.
Cybulski instructed Shay to meet with assistant county attorney Jordan Knudsen. He did not plead after that meeting.
Shay will reappear Wednesday, July 9, with a defense attorney present to enter pleas on the nine charges.
Shay is charged with separate felony and misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving with a license that has been suspended or revoked, displaying fictitious plates, driving with no insurance and a seatbelt violation.
Five other people appeared for arraignments. They were read their charges and rights, and ordered to appear and enter pleas Wednesday, July 9.
One of them was Andrew Dale Cooper, 38, of Bremerton, Wash., charged with separate felony and misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, carrying dangerous drugs on a train and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.
Cooper is accused of possessing drugs onboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder passenger train. Wolf Point Police arrested him Friday, June 6.
Four other people who appeared for arraignments and must return to enter pleas were: Joel Tarango Campos, charged with felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia; Jarrett Thomas Frazer, charged with separate felony and misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia; April Dawn Frost, charged felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, misdemeanor criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia; and Darryl James Lewis, charged felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, misdemeanor criminal possession of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI and driving with a license that has been suspended or revoked.
William B. Debbs Jr., appeared on a petition to revoke probation on a suspended sentence. He also had no attorney present and will reappear Wednesday, July 9.

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Fort Peck Summer Theatre Presents The Popular Cheaper By The Dozen

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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Shakespeare In The Park Comes Back To Wolf Point

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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.

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