Written by Jaimee Green, NEMHS
Northeast Montana Health Services has recently trained a “health navigator” who will be available to answer questions on the Affordable Care Act and to educate the public on the new health care plans.
With assistance from a federal grant, the NEMHS navigator was trained to offer in-person assistance to anyone in the community who needs to sign up for health insurance.
Navigators also assist the public in preparing applications for insurance and establishing eligibility for certain new plans.
Navigator services are offered free of charge.
“We just want to get the word out that we are here to help people pick the healthcare plan that works best for themselves and their families,” said Jillian Hoversland, navigator for NEMHS.
Oct. 1 marked the opening of the Health Insurance Marketplace where Montanans can compare and sign up for certain affordable, private insurance options.
Under the Affordable Care Act, many uninsured Montanans qualify for special tax credits and lower premiums that make health insurance more affordable.
For more information or to schedule a time to meet with the facility navigator, contact Listerud Rural Health Clinic in Wolf Point at 653-2150 or Riverside Family Clinic in Poplar at 768-5171.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 09:06
Written by The Herald-News
Roosevelt County Commissioners Duane Nygaard and Jim Shanks held a public meeting Oct. 31 at the courthouse to discuss several matters.
The commissioners began the meeting by approving the minutes of the Oct. 10 public meeting and the tax deed sale that followed.
During public comment, Bill Juve said the roads around the courthouse are in poor condition and would get in worse shape in the spring if nothing is done to fix them. He asked if the commissioners could dedicate some funding, equipment and time to fill the holes. Juve added that the road leading to Marvin Brookman Stadium is also in need of repairs.
Juve said there is equipment and material available to fix the roads and that it would not take long to patch the holes. He said he would like to see the matter handled of before July 2014.
Nygaard said there is a Capital Improvements account that allocates funds for road repairs. He mentioned there has been maintenance repeatedly done to the roads in the past and the county has had to continually repair the road. Juve said every small repair helps.
Nygaard said he would get workers to fix the roads and thanked Juve for keeping the commissioners informed about the condition of the roads. Juve thanked the commissioners for their time.
After public comment, the commissioners approved the renewal for the Insurance Inmate Program. Shanks said it was a renewal of a former policy. They also approved the claims for the dates of Oct. 10, Oct. 24 and Oct. 28.
In business matters, Shanks and Nygaard approved the hiring of Phoebe Jensen as a part-time cook for aging services.
The commissioners received a request from the weed department to purchase a new truck to use for spraying weeds in the spring. The county received bids from Northern Prairie Auto Sales and Fox Ford Inc. Nygaard asked for a motion accept the bid from Fox Ford Inc. Shanks made a motion to approve the bid and Nygaard seconded it.
The commissioners also received a request from the maintenance department to purchase a snow blower. The county received bids from Farmers Union Lumber True Value and Eddy Bauer Sales. Nygaard suggested they accept the bid from Eddy Bauer Sales. Shanks made the motion to approve the bid and Nygaard seconded it.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 17:19
Written by The Herald-News
Wolf Point High School students voted for their favorite costumes on Halloween. Winners were (left to right) Karson Wortman, zombie, booby prize; Devin Northington, psycho, scariest; Kateri Rush, zombie princess, prettiest; Brady Babb, Napoleon Dynamite, funniest; Sonica Archdale, Wonder Woman, original; and Steven Remington, Big Daddy, best overall.
Wolf Point Junior High students voted for their favorite costumes their classmates wore on Halloween. Winners included (left to right) Caleb Blount, ninja, best superhero; Matthew DeWitt, gorilla, best animal; Gage Bostick, girl, cutest costume; Jacob Boysun, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, most original; and Brendan Wagner, Minecraft Creeper, best handmade.
Best Staff Costume
Wolf Point High School teacher Erin Fosland won the best staff costume with her cat outfit.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 17:10
Written by The Herald-News
Frontier School has announced the students who made the honor roll for the first quarter. They include:
Seventh-Grade: Ernest Uy.
Eighth-Grade: Brenna Kurokawa, Patience Muth and Quinn Whitmus.
Students listed on the B honor roll for the first quarer are:
Fifth-Grade: Yasmeen Alkobati-Geroux, Ricki Campbell, Jodi Houg, Sage Hutchinson, Emily Kinzie, Ray Carlo Laboy, Hailey Nelson, Madison Stensland and Tiara Whitmus.
Sixth-Grade: Austin Babb, Michael Goodman, Caden Kurokawa, Rylie Northington, Whitney Porras and Micah Solberg.
Seventh-Grade: Mary Bighorn, Paisley Ferdina, Kassie Kirkaldie, Myrle Ryan and Semarah Wells.
Eighth-Grade: Lauren Boitano, Samantha Goodman, Madison Kinzie, Kylie Kirkaldie, Anamarie Long, Richard Ryan, Deshon Smoker-DeWitt, Aubrey Zilkoski and Elizabeth Zimmer.
Students with perfect attendance for the first quarter were: Rebekah Landsrud, third-grade; Katrina Porras, fourth-grade; Tiara Whitmus, fifth-grade; Whitney Porras, sixth-grade; Pasiley Ferdina, seventh-grade; Samantha Goodman, eighth-grade; and Kai Northington, eighth-grade.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:44
Written by Brett Mudgett - Fort Peck Tribal Health Tobacco Use Prevention Program
Fort Peck Tribal Health Tobacco Use Prevention Program is hosting a focused gathering to discuss how the Montana Tobacco Quit Line can better serve the American Indian population.
If you believe you are a good representative for your community and if you have personal experience with commercial tobacco use, cessation and/or healthcare practices, they ask that you consider applying to be a member of the focused gathering.
Chosen individuals will receive a small gift incentive for their time and participation in the discussion.
Pick up an application form at Tribal Health Tobacco Prevention building and return completed applications by Nov. 8.
Commercial tobacco takes lives. Quitting habitual commercial tobacco use saves lives and money. Individuals tend to have greater success quitting when using cessation services. How can the Montana Tobacco Quit Line better serve the American Indian population?
We are looking for interested individuals to take part in a discussion on how the Montana Quit Line can better serve the American Indian population. The information gathered from the discussion will be used to create a specific American Indian culturally competent component to the existing Quit Line.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:41