Mountrail County Social Services Adds Region 1 Adult Protective Services

In November of 2013, Mountrail County Social Services took over the contract to cover the Region 2 Vulnerable Adult Protection Services. They are now adding to that by taking on Region 1 bringing the number of counties they will serve to ten. Region 2 includes Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville and Ward Counties. Region 1 is Divide, Williams and McKenzie Counties. Those three counties were previously served through the Northwest Human Service Center, but with one person managing five programs it was proving to be too much to maintain the responsibilities. As of September 1, Mountrail County has assumed the contract with the state to provide these services. Social Services Director Bryan Quigley says being central to the northwest regions, it makes sense for Mountrail County to take on the responsibility. They want to see vulnerable adults in the area protected and the state needed a provider. He also says that Mountrail County is fortunate because they are fully staffed and are able to take on the program, something that is not true in all the counties in the region. He says that he will continue to work with the legislature in the coming session to make sure funds remain and are possibly increased to meet this ever growing need. When the department took on Region 2 last year, Mountrail County hired Niels Anderson, a Licensed Social Worker, to lead the efforts. He operates from Mountrail County and has office hours in Stanley each Wednesday. The remaining days he works from his home office in Minot as he covers the counties. Anderson brings years of experience having worked for North Central Human Services for fifteen years working with clients with mental illness and specializing in cases dealing with homelessness and people with addictions. He also had eight years of experience as an Ombudsman working with Adult Protection in Regions 1 and 2. Now to meet the growing needs in the region and with the addition of a second region, Mountrail County Social Services Social Worker Janinne Paulson will join the effort to serve both regions as a team. The agency will also be looking to hire a half-time administrative assistant to support the ten county program. This position will be able to help with the  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Pinnacle Takes Time To Celebrate Women

Pinnacle of Stanley and Tioga held their second annual Ladies Gala on Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Mountrail County South Complex building. The evening that started with a catered meal is designed by the company as a well to celebrate the ladies in the community, on the farm, in the workforces everywhere, and the role they also play in the family. After a dinner served by the men of the company dressed in their finest, guest speaker Katie Dilse was ready to encourage women to be their best “Stunning, Beautiful and Colorful You”. Dilse is a national keynote speaker who farms alongside her husband near Scranton, ND. Her encouraging message is one that is filled not only with great advice, but also with stories of her life on the farm that the women in the audience could relate to. Looking at the women surrounding her, she said she could feel the resilience in the room with the strong women who are more amazing and stronger than they even realize. She also reminded them “we are made to make mistakes, allowed to laugh at them and not be flawless.” She also talked about being in the “we’ll see” season as the whole world is waiting for the food farmers are producing and the energy independence being found in western North Dakota. The trick is to find a break in the busy season of “we’ll see” to take care of you. She also encouraged them to look at all the different hats they wear and take off those countless hats to find what remains….the gorgeous soul of a woman. Women have very simple demands in life, most importantly to be loved. They are so busy doing so many things with what seems like endless lists that they often forget to take care of themselves to survive this busy season. The key to a healthier tomorrow is finding those things that are vital  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Coborn’s President & CEO Named Grocer of the Year

The North Dakota Grocers Association honored Coborn’s, Inc., President and CEO Chris Coborn with its esteemed Grocer of the Year award at the association’s banquet in Fargo last week. Coborn was nominated by Supervalu. The NDGA award recipient is chosen based on the nominees’ store operations, contributions to the grocery industry, individual standards, association service, leadership, activities and community service. NDGA is in its 52nd year serving the food retailers of North Dakota and surrounding states through its coupon processing program, the annual convention featuring national speakers and vendors, and college scholarships. NDGA is also the voice of grocers on issues of importance on Capitol Hill. It works with all agencies of government on state and national levels to ensure its retailer members’ questions are answered. Based in St. Cloud, Mn., Coborn’s, Inc. is an employee-owned grocery retailer with 47 stores across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. The company currently employees 7,600 employees. In 2010, Coborn’s was recognized as “Family Business of the Year for Community Service and Philanthropy” by Minnesota Business magazine. In 2011, the company was recognized as “Independent Retailer of the Year” by  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

SHS Senior Information Available Via Text Message and Email

Attention Seniors and Senior Parents! You will have LOTS of important information, scholarships, deadlines and more given to you this year. Sign-up to receive text or email reminders about these things! Just follow the directions below and you’ll be ready to be informed. If you have any questions, call Mrs. Sorenson at 628-2342! How to sign up for Mrs. Sorenson’s Senior Class information messages: to receive messages via text, text@5becc to (701)540-9708. You can opt out of messages at anytime by replying, ‘unsubscribe@5becc’.   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

“God’s Not Dead” To Be Shown In Stanley

Come see the movie “God’s Not Dead” At the Sibyl Center, 301 1st ST SW in Stanley on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, September 28th at 3:00 p.m. The movie is free of charge. All are welcome. “Therefore, everyone who will acknowledge Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in heaven.” Matthew 10:32 (HCSB). Matthew 10:32 is a familiar verse. When really considered, it sounds rather conditional, doesn’t it? And conditions reek of works-based theology, right? Sure, it could mean that in order for Jesus to claim us, we have to first claim Him. That would contradict so much else believers know to be true from God’s Word. “Acknowledge” in Matthew 10:32 is sometimes translated as “confess” and, in Greek, offers the definition to profess one’s self the worshipper of another. In this case, the object is Christ. Someone who truly worships Jesus will certainly acknowledge Him before men and as a true worshipper, will certainly be acknowledged by Jesus before God. In a broad-brush stroke, God’s Not Dead is about acknowledgement. The film offers an insider view into several story arcs of what it means to profess Christ against a wide variety of odds. The protagonist, Josh Wheaton, must choose   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.
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