SHS Homecoming Royalty Crowned

Stanley celebrates Homecoming this week. On Monday, Sept. 26, the Homecoming King and Queen were crowned. Pictured above is this year’s Homecoming Court. Front row, left to right, are the Queen Candidates Elsie Flores, Bayley Rolfe, Queen Kassie Meyer, Carsten Hysjulien with Pages Tylada and Ty Nichols, and Caitlyn Enger. Back row, left to right, are King Candidates Ryan Nesheim, Dalton Brown, King Logan Aadnes, Riley Iverson and Kaydin Meiers. The Blue Jays had different events scheduled each day. Monday was dress like your favorite sport/Olympian with coronation and the bonfire set for Monday night. Tuesday was dress like your favorite country with the Blue Jay volleyball team hosting Watford City. Wednesday is Fake an Injury Day. Thursday is Girls vs. Boys with girls to wear green and boys to wear pink. The Blue Jay volleyball team is set to host Ray. Friday is Show Your Blue Jay Pride Day. There will be a Pep Assembly at 12:30 p.m. Tailgating starts at 5:30 p.m. with the Homecoming Game vs. Valley City set to kick off at 7:00 p.m. The Homecoming Dance will be held from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Meeting Addresses The Challenges Faced By Durum Growers

The room was full as producers from throughout the area gathered at the Mountrail County South Complex on Wednesday, Sept. 21 for a meeting hosted by a number of companies including United Quality Cooperative, CHS, CHS Sun Prairie, Horizon Resources and the Ray Farmers Union Elevator. The topics to cover included the FDA regulations as relates to Vomitoxin in wheat and a global overview of durum production. Durum producers are faced once again this year with Vomitoxin levels that hurt them at the elevator. With good yields this year, durum producers should be happy even though prices are low. However, that Vomitoxin is hurting them as they look at the food market. FDA guidelines say that the max level is 1 part per million for finished wheat products. That means that buyers are looking at max of 2 ppm as their target to get to that point. With the food safety rules they are holding at that level as they face scrutiny from the FDA with food safety mandated and cut and dry. These rules have been in place for at least the last ten years, but this is the widest spread problem buyers have seen in years for Vomitoxin levels. They also do not see the FDA changing those limits with recent food safety concerns. There is no clear cut explanation for the higher levels this year. It could have been contributed to by a mild winter, fungicides that are not working as well as they hoped or perhaps it could be in crop rotation and no-till farming options. High levels mean that producers face some challenges as they look at their crop. FDA also sets their limits for feed and while that may be higher than for human consumption, but depending on the animal they range from 5 ppm to 10 ppm. Vomitoxin testing is all about the math and the standard deviations, but because they are talking about parts per million it can show such a range as producers have their crop tested. Producers and buyers agree  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.


First Quarter Gaming Funds Distributed

mmittee distributed first quarter gaming funds for 2016 last week. The City of Stanley’s share of the gaming funds for the quarter was $27,306. There were 21 non-profit organizations receiving funds from this distribution. Those receiving funds were the Stanley High School Band, White Earth Cemetery, Mountrail Bethel Home Centennial Court, Stanley Housing Authority, Stanley Hospital Auxiliary, Mountrail Bethel Home Auxiliary, the Golden Age Club, Stanley Scholarship Funds, Veteran’s Park, Flickertail Village Museum, Tri City CARES, Inc., the Sibyl Center, Stanley Parks and Recreation, Stanley Commercial Club, Blue Jay Booster Club, Stanley Women of Today, Stanley Boy Scouts, Stanley American Legion Baseball, Mountrail County Ag Agency, Prairie Rose Golf Course and Stanley Public Library. Gaming funds were received from the Kenmare Vets Club, which has gaming sites at The Leader, 5 Spot and the Beach Bar. The Stanley American Legion Gaming Committee appreciates these businesses for allowing the gaming committee to distribute the gaming funds from their establishments. The City of Stanley uses the Gaming Committee to receive applications and distribute the funds. Any organization is welcome to apply for funds, with applications available at the Mountrail County Sheriff’s Department. The Gaming Committee reviews all requests for funds with special interest given to the applicants requesting funding for youth activities, community oriented projects, public safety activities and any projects that would be beneficial to the City of Stanley’s trade area. The Legion Gaming Funds Committee has decided that either the President/Chairman or the Secretary  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Lions Donate To Food Pantry and Boosters

The Stanley Lions Club made donations of $1,000 each to the Mountrail Community Food Pantry and the Blue Jay Boosters last week. The funds from the donations came to the Lions Club from the North Dakota Petroleum Council. The Lions had assisted during the Oil Can Cookfest in Stanley in July. They had helped with the food drive collections, as well as with set up and clean up for the educational sessions. For their help, the Petroleum Council had donated $2,000 to the Lions Club. They, in turn, donated the money to the Food Pantry for food purchases and the Booster Club for upcoming projects.   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Federal Program Helps With Heating Bills

Applications for Heating Assistance are being accepted from October 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017 by the Mountrail County Social Service Agency under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Persons who need help paying heating bills, or renters whose heating bills are included in their rent payments, may contact their County Social Service Agency to complete an application. Mountrail County Social Services is located at 18 2nd Ave SE, Stanley, ND and is open from 8 am to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Their phone number is 701-628-2925. Workers will be at the Elbowwoods Memorial Health Center every Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. A new application must be completed each year. Assistance is available to complete the application. Families who pay a fuel supplier should provide copies of current bills. Who Qualifies For Heating Assistance? The total gross annual income of all persons living in the household must be counted. Medical expenses can be deducted from income. Applicants will be asked for written proof of income or deduction as determined by the County Social Service Board. To be eligible, the total property assets of all people living in   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.