Spend The Holiday Season In Stanley

The Stanley Merchants and the Stanley Commercial Club are gearing up for the season and getting ready to offer you everything you need to have a wonderful holiday. Things will kick off this Saturday, Nov. 28 with the annual Parade of Lights. This event brings out floats from businesses, organizations and individuals and serves as the official start to holiday shopping in Stanley. The parade is set to kick off at 6:00 p.m. Entries for the parade are still welcome. To enter your float, contact Dale Kilen at 628-2333 or 628-3451 or Ruth Hysjulien at Prairie Outfitters at 628-1015. Entrants should be at the depot no later than 5:00 p.m. Businesses will be open extended hours for holiday shoppers. Stores are set to stay open until at least 7:00 p.m., giving everyone a chance to get a good jump on filling those gift lists. The Annual Stanley Stroll will be the next Saturday, Dec. 5, starting in the afternoon. Join businesses for goodies and special savings throughout the day. Many businesses not traditionally open on Saturday will be hosting open houses on Friday, Dec. 4. Watch next week’s Promoter for more information and get ready to join your friends for the Stanley Christmas Stroll. Stores will be open late again with hours set until 7:00 p.m. Free Pictures with Santa will be offered again this year. Santa will be making his appearance at Stanley Ace Hardware on Saturday, Dec. 19. Bring your kids in for a picture with Santa from noon to 2 p.m. This free event is also sponsored by the Stanley Commercial Club. Saturday, Dec. 19 will also bring the free movie for kids at the Regis Theatre. Movie will start at 2:00 p.m. and there will be free popcorn for the kids. “Inside Out” will be showing. While you’re shopping, register for Stanley Bucks to be given away this holiday season!. Drawings will be held each Monday, starting on Monday, Nov. 30 and continue weekly through December 19. A final big drawing is set for Monday, Dec. 21. In other events, be sure to check out the Elementary School Christmas Program. Grades 3 through 5 will take to the stage in the Elementary School gym on Tuesday, Dec. 8 with performances set for 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Grades 6 through 12 will have their winter concert at the Stanley High School on Monday, Nov. 30 starting at 7:00 p.m. In the spirit of giving, two projects are underway. The Horn of Plenty is set up at Prairie Ford in  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Being Prepared For Winter Driving

If you grew up in North Dakota or have lived here for more than a few years, you are probably prepared for winter weather and traveling during the winter. Imagine, though, that you are new to the area and winter where you come from in no way included severe cold temperatures, snow and ice, and blowing snow. Flourish held an emergency winter preparedness session on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Stanley High School to help people in just that situation. Flourish is a women’s group that started recently at River of Life Church in Stanley and is designed to help those new to the area find resources and learn more about the area. Mountrail County Emergency Manager Don Longmuir and Stanley Chief of Police Kris Halvorson were guest speakers for Saturday’s session as they shared tips and ideas for winter preparedness. Longmuir talked about the importance of having an emergency kit in your vehicle when traveling during the winter. The NDDOT has tips of what you should include in the kit as well as what to do if stranded during bad weather. The kit should include a nylon rope that can be used as a way to maintain contact with your vehicle if for any reason you need to get out of the car. It should include sleeping bags or blankets with enough for each person in the vehicle. They recommend a heat source and Longmuir showed a winter survival candle that can help provide that heat. He also recommended wood stick matches kept in a waterproof container to light the candle. Ice scrapers and small car shovels as well as kitty litter for traction can make the difference in getting your car loose if you end up off the road. Longmuir pointed out that you can make your own kit or there are locations that sell winter survival kits. He said that if you are making your own, be sure to check out the recommendations by NDDOT on what to include in that kit. He also pointed out that the number one rule should be not to drive in bad weather if you do not have to. If you do travel, make sure that someone knows you are on the road, carry a fully charged cell phone and plan to be patient. The number one cause of accidents is overdriving for the conditions. Longmuir said that you can call 511 for current road conditions or check online at the NDDOT website to see what conditions are like throughout the state. Mountrail County is working to set up IPAWS, an emergency alert system that can designate a specific  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Tammie Braaflat, FNP-BC To Provide Care At MCMC

Mountrail County Medical Center is pleased to announce Tammie Braaflat, FNP-BC will be joining the facility starting on November 30th, 2015 and will start seeing patients in early December in the clinic. A North Dakota native, Tammie and her husband farm by Plaza and have three daughters. Tammie received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minot State University in 2003. She completed the Family Nurse Practitioner Program and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2008. Her experience as a Nurse Practitioner has been in family practice, caring for patients of all ages. “We are very excited to have Tammie join our team here at the Mountrail County Medical Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner,” says Dr. Mark Longmuir, MCMC’s Chief of Staff. “With the recent departure of two of our providers, this addition of a new provider will help greatly to increase the timeliness and availability of appointments in the clinic. Currently we only have myself and Physician Assistant, Abbey Ruland, on staff full time with DNP Tara Nardacci coming back in January from maternity leave. We are filing in the schedule with locums and are aggressively looking for more mid-level providers and one more physician.” “With the remodel of the ER, recent addition of the CT Scanner and the newly expanded T.H. Reiarson   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Putting The Profit Back In Your Crop

A series of producer meeting entitled “Cropping Decisions 2016: Putting the Profit Back in Your Crop” have been scheduled for December 7th-11th across northwest North Dakota. The Mountrail County Ag Agency in Mountrail will be hosting one of these meetings at Mountrail County South Complex on Wednesday, December 9th at 1:00 p.m. The “Cropping Decisions” meeting series is designed to cover a variety of agronomic, management, and market issues that could be of concern to producers in the 2016 growing season. The meetings will begin with a welcome and local update by Jim Hennessy, Mountrail County Agent. Shana Forster, NDSU Area Extension Specialist in Cropping Systems, will present “Outfoxing Foxtail” which will include discussion on the management of foxtrail barley plus green and yellow foxtail. Foxtail barley is one of the fastest growing weed problems in the area. In regard to green and yellowtail foxtail, yellow foxtail is becoming more predominate in some areas and is often more difficult to control than green foxtail. Knowing the difference between the two is important for effective weed control. With the decline in commodity prices, a common cost-cutting strategy for producers has been to reduce inputs. However, at what point does input reductions go from a cost-cutting measure to a decision that negatively affects the farm operation? Dwight Aakre, NDSU Extension   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Mountrail County Township Officers Association Fall Meeting To Be Held Nov. 30th

It’s time for the Annual Fall Township Officer’s Meeting in Mountrail County. We will be having the meeting on November 30th at the Mountrail County South Complex at 1:00 p.m. with the following agenda: Updates from: Road and Bridge Dept., Jana Heberlie; Planning and Zoning Dept., Don Longmuir; County Commissioners, Arlo Borud; Legislative Update, Kenton Onstad; NDTOA, Lee Brandvold; ND Dept. of Agriculture Reclamation and Pipeline Mediation, Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring (Tentative). Hope to see you all there! This should be a good program!  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.