Wolf Point Herald

First Dollar Award For Old Town Grill

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Wolf Point Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture board member Jerald Petersen (at right) presents the First Dollar Award to Old Town Grill owners Brad and DeeDee Iwen, Friday, Sept. 19. Their daughter Ashley Iwen, (left) is an employee of the restaurant.   (Photo by John Plestina)

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Nemont Sponsors Distracted Driving Program at Area Schools

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Nemont sponsored a program that teaches teens distracted driving prevention at Wolf Point and Poplar high schools this week. It is part of the national Save A Life Tour. Pictured is Justin Boss of Grand Rapids, Mich., working with Wolf Point seventh-grader Jori White Hawk, who is in the distracted driving simulator.  (Photo by John Plestina)


Nemont knows that texting while driving is a serious concern. That’s why they are sponsoring the “Save a Life Tour” at seven local schools in the area.
“Statistics are scary when you figure that 34 percent of teens have said that they have texted while driving. That’s why the “Save a Life Tour” is so important to us. We take this safety concern seriously and want to educate our customers on the true dangers of it,” said Nemont’s CEO Mike Kilgore.
The “Save a Life Tour” includes eight hours of multimedia distracted driving information, including two distracted driving simulators and presentations. Real-life videos are shown and students are asked to sign a pledge not to text and drive.
Nemont is bringing the program to the following schools: Williston High School, Culbertson High School, Glasgow High School, Scobey High School, Poplar High School, Plentywood High School and Wolf Point High School. Parents are welcome to attend the morning assembly to help Nemont educate everyone the to dangers of texting while driving.

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First Dollar Award For LaBelle Nails

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Wolf Point Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture board member Nicole Huber (at right) presents the First Dollar Award to LaBelle Nails owner Vickie Delger, Thursday, Sept. 18. LaBelle Nails opened in April and is located at 700 Knapp Street.   (Photo by John Plestina)

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Roosevelt’s Rail Car Visits Area

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The rail car President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used for whistle-stop tours in the 1930s passed through Wolf Point, Poplar, Culbertson and
Bainville, Thursday, Sept. 18, connected to the eastbound Amtrak Empire Builder. John Paul DeJoria, the owner of Patrón Tequila and a partner in Paul Mitchell hair care, travels the nation in his private 87-year-old railcar, the Patrón Tequila Express.   (Photo by John Plestina)

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100 Club Purchases New Smart-Pump

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Standing behind a Sigma Spectrum IV smart-pump purchased through funds raised by the 100 Club are (from left to right) Allen Condon, RN, Leticia Toavs, RN, Alan Atwood, RN, Shirley Zimmerman, 100 Club president, Rene Worley, club member, Irene Tjon, club member, Sarah Hafner, RN, LaRae Davis, LPN, C PhT, and Abigaile Julio, RN.



It's safe to say volunteers make the world a better place. Perhaps there is no better example of that than in the Wolf Point 100 Club, an organization dedicated to helping ensure the community’s health care needs are enhanced through the purchase of medical equipment.
Since 1980, the 100 Club and its members have made it possible for each annual wish-list to come true for Northeast Montana Health Services for their Trinity Hospital, Listerud Clinic, NEMHS Ambulance Services and Faith Lutheran Home campuses.
Annually, members of NEMHS get together and create a prioritized wish-list of items that are needed. This year's list will be compiled in October. In April, the 100 Club then purchases as many of the items as their budget will allow.
"It's very exciting to visit one of the campuses and see that the equipment is being used. The community has been supportive every year and the funds always seem to keep coming," said Shirley Zimmerman, club president.
Money is raised through membership dues, honorariums and memorials. In 2013, there were over 118 dues paying members.
This year, the club authorized $19,025 for the purchase of equipment which included IV poles, a GPS navigator, head immobilizers and stethoscopes for the ambulance service. They also secured an ear wash system, waiting room water cooler and portable cautery machine for Listerud Clinic. Trinity Hospital received a Sigma Spectrum IV pump capable of loading computerized data into it for medication tubes. A donation of $1,000 from the Roosevelt County Community Foundation helped pay for the IV pumps being used at Trinity Hospital.
"I have heard a number of new hires make comments about being impressed by the newer equipment and supplies we have. The 100 Club plays a big role in this and we are so appreciative of their efforts each year," said John Carlbom, site supervisor for Trinity Hospital EMS.
They also purchased a MAXI MOVE lift that assists staff with repositioning patients at Faith Lutheran Home and 10 assorted slings for ambulating patients with different needs. The kitchen also received a dessert cart that allows residents in wheel chairs to see the items being offered on the top shelf. "It's the residents who really appreciate being able to see everything that is on the cart," said Sharon Hoffman, director of dietary dervices for FLH.
Since its inception, the club has raised over $520,000.
Membership costs $100 and runs on the calendar year, meaning that no matter when you sign up to be a member, your membership is only good through December of that year.
Board members include Shirley Zimmerman, president, Wade Krauth, vice president, Cathryn Wylie, secretary, Janece Houg, treasurer, Rene Worley, correspondence secretary, Rodney Bartel, Jim Patch, Irene Rathert, Bill Rensvold, and Irene Tjon.
For more information about how to become a member, contact Shirley Zimmerman at 653-2002. Membership dues and donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 1001, Wolf Point, MT 59201.

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