Written by The Herald-News
Deer hunters this fall will not be allowed to use their general deer license to take antlerless mule deer in five northcentral Montana hunting districts, the Fish and Commission decided at its October meeting.
The change will take place in HDs 400, 401, 403 404 and 406.
The emergency change is due to a disease hitting white-tailed deer. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, EHD, is currently widespread in Montana, including FWP Region 4. EHD primarily affects whitetails.
Because of EHD, there was a concern that hunters in those five districts will find fewer whitetails and shift to hunting antlerless mule deer, which were legal with a deer A license.
Landowners and sportsman have reported finding dead white-tailed deer throughout the districts since late July.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:16
Written by The Herald-News
A boy was born into the Landon and Mindy Olfert family, Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6:03 p.m. Jamin Ezra weighed in at a hefty nine pounds, seven ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Ron and Etta Olfert and great-grandparents are Elvin and Selma Olfert, all of Lustre.
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A boy was born early Sunday morning, Oct. 13, to Melissa and Dan Marasco. Joshua Richard weighed eight pounds, two ounces and was 18 inches long. He was greeted at home by two sisters and one brother. Melissa’s mother, Susie, sister, Julia, and her cousin, Mary, all of Pennsylvania, are here to get acquainted with the new baby and lend a helping hand. They will be staying until the end of October.
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Mary Reddig, 88, of Valley View Nursing Home of Glasgow, died Saturday evening, Oct. 12. Many of you will remember her as a local teacher. She started her teaching career in the little county schools in Valley County and then to the Lustre Grade School when the schools were consolidated. A full obituary can be found on page seven.
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Word was also received in the Lustre community of the death of a former Bethel Lustre Mennonite Church pastor’s wife, Hilda Louise Hoffman, on Sept. 11, at the Juneau Pioneer Home in Alaska. She was born on Feb. 20, 1921, in Marion, S.D. She married Jacob Hoffman on May 22, 1941, in Munich, N.D. They moved to Lustre to take up the pastorate there after they finished their training at Moody Bible Institute. After spending nine years in Lustre, they moved to Juneau, Alaska, where they served in several different churches, and also established what is now Echo Ranch Bible Camp. She is survived by her four children, Dellene, Paul, Verlin and Daryl; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The EMB Church held the final Harvest Festival of the season on Sunday. Guest speakers were Jesse Sauskojus of Laurel, a former member, and Dennis Wiens of Mountain Lake, Minn., representative of Sat7. Services continued through Tuesday evening. On Monday, Sauskojus visited the Lustre Christian High School chapel time and, on Tuesday, Wiens spoke during chapel.
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Dan and Meredith Reddig, Dean and Julie Reddig, Bill and Trisha Reddig and family, all of Lustre, and Marlin and Bonnie Reddig and Allen and Barb Wall of Wolf Point, travelled to Jackson, Wyo., to attend the wedding of Melissa Johnson and James Warix on Oct. 12. Melissa is the daughter of LaVonne (Reddig) and Ron Johnson. James is the nephew of Merle Mullet, a former dorm dad.
After attending meetings in Great Falls, Ron and Jeri Reddig traveled to Utah to spend time with their daughters, Roni and Nikki and their families last week.
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Daryl and Jean Toews enjoyed a trip to Branson, Mo., where they met up with Les and Judy Toews of Olympia, Wash., and Dan and Joan Anderson of Andover, Minn. While there, they celebrated the Anderson’s 49th wedding anniversary.
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Wes and Joy Young attended the wedding of their son, Aaron, to Naomi Durham Oct. 12 in Libby. The wedding was held in the Assembly of God Church there.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:10
Written by The Herald-News
Wednesday evening, Sept. 25, brought in over 250 community members to celebrate Frazer School’s AYP accomplishment for the 2012-13 school year. The school made a 20 percent gain in reading and math and also were above the AYP attendance threshold of 80 percent with the elementary at 87 percent and the junior high and high school at 81 percent.
Students performed, cheerleaders cheered and administrators praised and congratulated the school community in the Frazer gymnasium. The gym was filled with voices of celebration as they sang the Frazer School song and Harlan Hall provided musical accompaniment while the traditional meal was served.
Speakers included 90- year-old elder Freda Fourstar, trustee Joe Raining Bird, superintendent Corrina Guardipee-Hall, principal Melanie Blount, state OPI representative Don Wetzel Jr., as well as Daniel Horsman, a high school junior who performed highly on the test. They all praised the students, teachers and parents for all their hard work in supporting and performing to reach AYP standards. Horsman stated that this is only the beginning of what we can do and that we can keep raising the bar each year.
The Oshkade Celebration was funded by the School Improvement Grant and the 21st Century Learning Grant. The school trustees were also thanked by the SIG team and presented gifts for their visionary work toward the betterment of the school.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 08:09
Written by Jaimee Green, NEMHS
When the first person expressed juice from a succulent leaf to apply to a wound thousands of years ago, the art of pharmacy was being practiced. Luckily, today, the art of medicinal remedies is a bit more scientific than that.
Pharmacy staff members for Northeast Montana Health Services will use National Pharmacy Month to underscore the many new and vital roles they now play in patient care.
The evolution has been especially dramatic in recent years as pharmacists have moved beyond compounding and dispensing medications to become vital members of multidisciplinary patient-care teams.
“Many consumers are not aware that pharmacists play a critical role in preventing medication errors, advising prescribers on the best drug choices, and working directly with patients to ensure they understand how to use their medications safely and effectively,” said Rosanne Erickson, pharmacist for NEMHS. “Pharmacy Month is a great way to educate the public about how pharmacists can help them get the most benefit from their medicine,” she added.
On Oct. 11, an open house will take place at both the Poplar and Wolf Point pharmacy campuses. Community members are encouraged to come in and enjoy fresh cookies and hot coffee while talking to their local prescriptions providers about any questions they have pertaining to their medications.
Far from being just a clerk behind a counter, pharmacists and technicians also play a role in disease management and evaluation of test results. In hospitals, pharmacists are often in the role of interpreting chemical signatures in complex test results and advising physicians on treatment options as well as making doctors aware of new and possibly more effective drugs.
Pharmacists are experts on the thousands of medications available today, how each one works in the body and the ways to use each one safely and effectively.
Today’s pharmacist has received six years of education focused on medication therapy and many complete post-graduate residency programs. They advise doctors and nurses on the best medications and monitor every patient’s medication therapy and provide quality checks to detect and prevent harmful drug interactions, reactions and mistakes.
While NEMHS does have a pharmacist that splits her time between the two pharmacy sites, they also utilize telepharmacy technology to ensure patients and consumers receive the best care.
With telepharmacy, staff members can communicate in real time with audio and visual capabilities that allow them to be in constant contact with a licensed pharmacist. While the technician goes on with the business of filling a prescription, they are followed by a pharmacist miles away. This enables NEMHS to always have a pharmacist on duty, even when their on-site pharmacist is away.
The internal hospital pharmacy is managed by La Rae Davis at both Trinity and Poplar hospital campuses.
At the retail pharmacies for the Poplar and Wolf Point campuses, employees include Jordon Nelson, Sam Hentges, Louise Rensvold, Marlene Turner, Dolly Tattoo, Benita Neumiller and Rosanne Erickson.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 16:57
Written by The Herald-News
4H from page 12
The annual Roosevelt County 4-H Achievement Day was held on Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Froid Community Center. Ice cream sundaes were served by the Up-N-Atom 4-H Club.
Ann Ronning, emcee and the Roosevelt County Extension agent, began the program by recognizing 4-H members and leaders with their years of service awards. Roosevelt County Senior Ambassador Elizabeth Hendrickson and Junior Ambassador Renee Oelkers presented members with their certificates, pins and seals.
Each year, 4-H’ers are required to turn their record books into the Extension office. The record books are then reviewed for completeness and 4-H’ers are nominated for county and special awards in the various project areas.
Specialty carcass awards were presented. Symbol of Excellence (swine) awards were given to Paytyn Wilson of the Tumbleweed 4-H Club and Halle Vareberg of the Up-N-Atom 4-H Club. Coltin Thompson of the Tumbleweed 4-H Club received a Steer of Merit award. Brett Stentoft of the Up-N-Atom 4-H Club received a Certified Lamb award.
Overall market animal project awards were also presented. First-place in swine was Brett Stentoft of the Up-N-Atom 4-H Club. Second went to Halle Vareberg of the Up-N-Atom 4-H Club. First-place in beef went to Coltin Thompson of the Tumbleweed 4-H club. There was a tie for second between McKade Mahlen of the Tumbleweed 4-H Club and Hunter Bowker of the Tumbleweed 4-H Club. First-place in sheep was Brett Stentoft of the Up-N-Atom 4-H Club. Second was Trinity Whitmus of the Frontier 4-H Club. This award takes into account the animal’s live placing in the show ring, its average daily gain and carcass placing.
The winner of the 4-H license plate drawing was Jeremy Breuer of the Up-N-Atom 4-H Club.
The Outstanding Club Secretary award was presented to Renee Oelkers of the Missouri River Rats 4-H Club.
The 2013 Involvement Awards are sponsored by CHMS, P.C., Certified Public Accountants of Wolf Point. This year’s winners were: third-place, Up-N-Atom 4-H Club from Froid; second-place, Tumbleweed 4-H Club from Bainville; and first-place went to Missouri River Rats 4-H Club from Culbertson.
2013 Special and County project awards were presented to:
Achievement: Quinn Whitmus, Frontier; Tiara Whitmus, Frontier; Trinity Whitmus, Frontier; Elizabeth Hendrickson, Missouri River Rats; Renee Oelkers, Missouri River Rats; Tessa Larsen, Missouri River Rats; Katelynn South, Tumbleweed; Brett Stentoft, Up-N-Atom.
Beef Breeding: Casee Lepper, Frontier.
Cake Decorating: Elizabeth Hendrickson, Missouri River Rats; Sierra Machart, Missouri River Rats.
Citizenship: Carry Vandall, Frontier; Thomas Vandall, Frontier; Trinity Whitmus, Frontier; Nathan Hackley, Missouri River Rats; Elizabeth Hendrickson, Missouri River Rats; Eric Hendrickson, Missouri River Rats; Ethan Hendrickson, Missouri River Rats; Sierra Machart, Missouri River Rats; Lucas Oelkers, Missouri River Rats; Renee Oelkers, Missouri River Rats.
Cloverbuds: Jordan Davis, Frontier; Carson Solem, Missouri River Rats; Bronc Bilquist, Tumbleweed.
Conservation: Carry Vandall, Frontier.
Cooking: Tiara Whitmus, Frontier; Trinity Whitmus, Frontier; Elizabeth Hendrickson, Missouri River Rats; Eric Hendrickson, Missouri River Rats; Ethan Hendrickson, Missouri River Rats; Kodi Bilquist, Tumbleweed; Paytyn Wilson, Tumbleweed; Halle Vareberg, Up-N-Atom.
Dairy Goat: Carry Vandall, Frontier; Roxanne Vermette, Frontier.
Entomology: Thomas Vandall, Frontier.
Horsemanship: Mariah Machart, Missouri River Rats; Emily Nielsen, Missouri River Rats; Carly Bowker, Tumbleweed; Tessa Larsen, Tumbleweed; McKade Mahlen, Tumbleweed; Allie Romo, Tumbleweed; Katelynn South, Tumbleweed; Trevor Thompson, Tumbleweed; Paytyn Wilson, Tumbleweed.
Leadership: Carry Vandall, Frontier; Nathan Hackley, Missouri River Rats; Lucas Oelkers, Missouri River Rats; Renee Oelkers, Missouri River Rats; Carly Bowker, Tumbleweed; McKade Mahlen, Tumbleweed; Brett Stentoft, Up-N-Atom.
Market Beef: Trevor Davis, Frontier; Carly Bow-ker, Tumbleweed; Hunter Bowker, Tumbleweed; McKade Mahlen, Tumbleweed; Will South, Tumbleweed; Coltin Thompson, Tumbleweed.
Market Sheep: Carry Vandall, Frontier; Quinn Whitmus, Frontier; Tiara Whitmus, Frontier; Trinity Whitmus, Frontier; Kaitlyn Adkins, Tumbleweed; Macala Adkins, Tumbleweed; Ryley Beery, Tumbleweed; Carly Bowker, Tumbleweed; Derek Bow-ker, Tumbleweed; Hunter Bowker, Tumbleweed; Tessa Larsen, Tumbleweed; Coltin Thompson, Tumbleweed; Trevor Thompson, Tumbleweed; Bode Miller, Up-N-Atom; Colt Miller, Up-N-Atom; Brett Stentoft, Up-N-Atom.
Market Swine: Casee Lepper, Frontier; Owen Lepper, Frontier; Quinn Whitmus, Frontier; Tiara Whitmus, Frontier; Trinity Whitmus, Frontier; Kaitlyn Adkins, Tumbleweed; Macala Adkins, Tumbleweed; Kaden Hansen, Tumbleweed; Tessa Larsen, Tumblweed; Allie Romo, Tumbleweed; Braeden Romo, Tumbleweed; Katelynn South, Tumbleweed; Will South, Tumbleweed; Paytyn Wilson, Tumbleweed; Brett Stentoft, Up-N-Atom; Halle Vareberg, Up-N-Atom.
Photography: Allie Ro-mo, Tumbleweed; Braeden Romo, Tumbleweed; Katie South, Tumbleweed; Paytyn Wilson, Tumbleweed.
Poultry: Carry Vandall, Frontier; Roxanne Vermette, Frontier.
Quilting:; Emily Nielsen, Missouri River Rats; Tessa Larsen, Tumbleweed; Patrick Kjelshus, Up-N-Atom.
Rabbit: Quinn Whitmus, Frontier; Tiara Whitmus, Frontier; Trinity Whitmus, Frontier; Renee Oelkers, Missouri River Rats.
Self Determined: Nathan Hackley, Missouri River Rats.
Sewing & Textiles: Tiara Whitmus, Frontier; Trinity Whitmus, Frontier; Mariah Machart, Missouri River Rats; Kodi Bilquist, Tumbleweed.
Small Engines: Lucas Oelkers, Missouri River Rats; Robert Kjelshus, Up-N-Atom.
Sport Fishing: Ryley Beery, Tumbleweed.
Teen Leadership: Mariah Machart, Missouri River Rats; Renee Oelkers, Missouri River Rats.
Woodworking: Quinn Whitmus, Frontier.
For more information about the 4-H program, visit the Roosevelt County Extension office at 307 Broadway in Culbertson or call 787-5312.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 10:54