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SIDNEY HERALD,WEDNESDAY. OCT. 2. 20|9 Al I NEWS Teacher accused of sex abuse takes the stand in his own defense BY JAMIE KELLY editor@wiIlistonheraldrom A former Catholic school teach- er accused of molesting students spent nearly three hours on the stand Friday, Sept. 27, strongly de- nying any wrongdoing. Everest Moore, 29, testified on the fourth day of testimony in his trial on eight class A felony counts of gross sexual imposition. He is accused of sexually abusing eight girls who were in his physical edu- cation and technology classes. James Martens, one of Moore’s defense attorneys, asked him about his relationship with stu- dents and with their families. Moore said he was cordial with many of the families, including at least some of the families of girls who have accused him of inap- JAMIE KELLY . WILLISTON HERALD/WILLISTON HERALD Everest Moore, a former teacher accused of abusing students, testifies Friday, Sept. 27, during his trial on eight counts of gross sexual imposition. “Did any students out in pub- lic shy away or run away or act scared or anything like that?” Martens asked. “No, not at all,” Moore said. He also strongly denied any in- some cases he may have touched a student’s back or leg, but said he’d never put his hand under girls’ skirts or forced them to touch him, as several of the girls testified. dents to climb onto his lap during class, but that he never initiated that and moved them off his lap quickly. “Were you ever told it was never ok to have a student'sit on your lap?” Martens asked. “No, I was not,” Moore said. Kelly Dillon, one of the prose- cutors, questioned Moore about that statement. She showed him a copy of the Diocese of Bismarck’s Code of Conduct, which Moore signed. That document, along with another, advises that one person sitting on another’s lap is inappropriate, and that adults should never touch a student without other adults present. “I did acknowledge that,” Moore said. “To be honest I didn’t read it very closely,” he said. Dillon pushed him fur- cross-examination. “You acknowledge that you had students on your lap in gym class?” she asked. “Yes,” Moore said. “Did you limit that contact to when other adults were present?” she asked. “No, not necessarily,” Moore said. “Even though the code of con- duct says you should only have physical contact (with students) when other adults are present?” Dillon asked. Moore paused, then began to respond. Dillon cut him off. “But you didn’t read that part,” she said. Moore’s testimony took up all of Friday morning. The defense told Northwest District Judge Josh Rustad they planned to call propriate touching. appropriate touching. He said in Moore said he would allow stu- ther later during her Bond kept at $1 million for man facing murder, attempted murder and terrorizing charges BY JAMIE KELLY editor@willistonherald.com A judge kept the bond at $1 million for a man facing charges stem- ming from a fatal hit-and- run in July. S t e v e n C h a r l e s '5 Rademacher, new charges — two class A felony counts of attempted murder and three class C fel- ony counts of terror- izing. Michael Kuna, assistant state’s attor- ney for Wil- liams County, asked for bond to be set at $1.5 million. 42, was charged r “The state with one class STEVEN believes the de- AA felony fendant is not count of mur- der on July 30. On Wednesday, Sept. 25, police added five RADEMACH just a risk to society, but an extreme risk of soci- ety,” Kuna told North- Beau Iheige’s Guitars to be exhibited at the MonDak Heritage Center , ‘I’Beau Theige’s Guitars will be exhibited at the MonDak Heritage Cen- ter from Oct. 16 through January 11'. A joint opening reception will be held on Oct. 18 from 6:30-8 pm. for the public to meet the artist Beau Theige and to honor artist Laura Barrett (1930 —— 2017) who’s ex- hibit is also opening at the same time. You will also have an opportuni- ty to try playing Beau’s guitars on display. This exhibit is sponsored by MAGDA. Beau Theige’s Guitars will be loved by music enthusiasts (guitar players in particular), artists and recyclers. Beau, a husband, fa- ther, and hobby ranch- er on the windswept plains of North Dakota found a passion. “Al- though I am not a gui- tar player myself, I was instantly intrigued by this varied and unique Barret craft, and thus the journey began. While I spend my days in the oil fields outside Boom- town, USA, my nights and weekends are spent crafting Beau Theige Custom Guitars.” He was instantly intrigued by this varied and unique craft to create handmade guitars from discarded items such as cake pans, license plates, cigar boxes and more. If you want to get trendy, it’s called “up- cycling.” Each guitar is handcrafted, inspired by everyday utilitar- ian objects, antiques, or plain old trash. Half art, half junk, all gui— tar. “Let’s change the way you make music.” MonDak Heritage Center is open.Tues- day-Friday from 10-4 and Saturday from 1-4. Admission is free. For more information call (406) 433-3500 or e-mail mdhc@richland.org. 145 N. Main St., ‘ Watford City Dov'vntown Watford City Free Repairs and Service - On all hearing aid brands On—site, while you wait, free of charge. (Pam notinduded) (701) 842-3311 FREE HEARING CLINIC COME JOIN US, OCTOBER 10th! , Yellowstone Chiropractic, 222 2nd Ave. SW, Sidney Free Hearing Consultation o Ear (anal Exam - Hearing Aid Demo By Appointment only! ifalllordemilx) Call today! (888) 450-1083 'mnh-uty-um' 725 1 st Ave N Great Falls, MT 59401 www.hearingaidinstitute.com west District Judge Paul Jacobson. Misty Nehring, Rademacher’s pub— lic defender, noted that he had been in jail for nearly 60 days and hadn’t been able to post the original bond. Jacobson agreed and kept bond at $1 million. Rademacher is ac- cused of running down three people in a yard in late July. One, Dyson Bastain, was killed and two others were injured. three more witnesses. STOCKMAN BANK DONATES 5500 TO LEARNIG VOLUNTEERS FOR ADULTS PHOTO BY AMY EFTA Learning Volunteers for Adults (LVA) Coordinator Bernie Braden, left, receives a $500 check from Garth Kallevig on behalf of Stockman Bank for new testing materials. A total of $1,500 is needed. The group assists adults in HiSET testing (similar to GED), citizenship tests, English language classes and even college prep courses. LVA meets in the newly renovated library basement, where classes currently host 14 adult students, but often see up to 20 students. Two volunteers from AmeriCorps assist the group, but Braden said she is always looking for more volunteers. To learn more or to volunteer, call Braden at 406-480-1971. Laura Barrett: State of Grace to be ' exhibited at the MonDak Heritage Center Laura Barrett: State of Grace will be exhibited at the MonDak Heritage Center from October 16 through January 4. A joint opening reception will be held on Oct. 18 from 6:30—8 pm. to honor artist Laura Barrett (1930 — 2017) and for the public “to meet the artist Beau Theige whose exhibit, Beau Theige’s Guitars is also opening at the same time. This exhibit is spon- sored by MAGDA. Laura Barrett: State of Grace, sponsored by the Missoula Art Muse- um, is a survey of works by Laura Grace Barrett (1930-2017). Born in Froid and raised on a wheat farm, she studied art and theater at the University of Montana, University of Hawaii, and UCLA. In addition to being an artist, she was a patron OCTOBER IS F4!!! and dealer, opening the Bridge Street Gallery and Wine Café and Restaurant in Big Fork, Montana; Ambos Galeria de Arte y Artefactos gallery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; and most r e c e n t l y Collage Gal- lery in Big- fork in 2014. Barrett ex- hibited and supported , M o n t a n a- = contempo- rary artists and was in- fluenced by their friend— ships and art. Particularly apparent are the influence of Rob- ert and Gennie DeWeese, Theodore Waddell, and Inez Storer, artists who Barrett collected and ex- hibited. Barrett work is . . W. ., (FIR (FIRE MONT STOP ON IN TO SEE US! 724 E. Main Street Sidney, MT 59270 Michele Herree. Agent 216 S Central Avenue Suite B Sidney, MT 59270 Bus: 406488-2400 michele@herresinsurance.com Please stop by and say, Hi. I’m looking forward to sewing your needs for insurance and financial services. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.“ CALL ME TODAY. &StateFarm” IOOIOIBJ State Farm. 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