Calling All Photographers

What started as a Mountrail County 4-H project has now expanded to a call to all county photographers, amateur and professional to provide photos to adorn the walls of various Mountrail County buildings. Earlier this year, Mountrail County Extension Agent Lynnette Vachal started a youth photo contest to do just that and some great pictures were received from both 4-H’ers and their parents. Pictured are some of those submissions. Now, working together, Mountrail County States Attorney Wade Enget and Vachal are looking to add all area photographers to the mix as they ask for photos of landscapes or scenery of Mountrail County to put on the walls in the Mountrail County Law Enforcement Center, the South Complex, the Fair Building and the Memorial Building. With a lot of blank wall space, there is the opportunity for many photographers to show off their skills. It does not require a professional photographer or equipment to participate. In fact, some of the pictures that have already been submitted in the 4-H portion have been taken with a cell phone. Enget says that talking with Vachal, they realize there are so many great aspects to the county. They believe that decorating the walls with pictures of that would be so much better than just selecting a wall hanging. From water to the badlands, farms and pastureland to cities, agriculture to oil, the possibilities are endless. There is so much that makes Mountrail County unique and what better way to show that off than making it prominent in the county buildings. Enget says there is no reason not to show off the beauty of our own county on the walls in its buildings. The pictures could be traditional. They could show the heritage and history of the county. They could show those events that make a community special. They could also be   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Knot 2 Shabby Opens On Main Street

A new resident to Stanley has opened a business on Main Street, just six weeks after moving to the community. Crystal Aune and her husband moved to Stanley right before school started when her husband accepted a job with Kinder Morgan. Originally from Bismarck, the couple has lived in Dickinson the last two years. She says the transition to Stanley with their two girls, ages 6 and 8, has been so easy for all of them that it must have been meant to be. Knot 2 Shabby Massage and Stuff is located on Main Street in the space formerly occupied by Xpress Kutz & Stylz. Aune says that finding the space was a matter of perfect timing. She had posted on Facebook that she was looking for space. Because of the different services she offers, she had certain requirements for her space. Even though she had looked at a few places, they didn’t meet those needs. Cameron Harper-Beck, who owned Xpress Kutz contacted her to say he was leaving. She contacted building owner Lynn Grabow and got lucky right away by finding the spot. As the businesses were changing over, Aune says she was able to get in and remodel the space right away. She says that Cameron and his wife were good about letting her in to start painting and renovating even as they were still moving out. The space has taken a completely different look now with brown tones on the walls and separate spaces for the different services created with use of furnishings and curtains. Aune will offer traditional Swedish and deep tissue massages in 30, 60 and 90 minute sessions. She also offers pregnancy massages and bamboo massages. Bamboo massages are similar to hot stone massages, but uses bamboo sticks in a different way that Aune says holds the heat longer and she prefers them to the hot stones. Other services offered include facials including spa treatments, microderm abrasions and a couple of advanced skin care treatments. She will offer pedicures and manicures, mostly with traditional polish and a   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

FBLA Members Attend State Fall Leadership Conference

Members of the Stanley Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the ND FBLA Fall Leadership Conference in Bismarck on October 1 and 2. About 450 FBLA members and advisors from across the state participated in this conference where the emphasis was on developing the leadership skills of local chapter members. Members attending the conference had the opportunity to participate in sessions that focused on leadership development, learning from failure, and using humor. In addition, chapters, had an opportunity to work together in developing a program of activities for the year that focused on state and national FBLA programs. As part of their State Officer duties, President Travis Dean and Webmaster Jasmyn Giese led workshop sessions on the second day of the conference. FBLA is a professional organization for students interested in pursuing business careers. This year’s theme “Elevate Your Future,” reflects the mission and goals that FBLA members strive to achieve. North Dakota FBLA members are   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Students Visit Fire Hall

Last week was Fire Prevention Week and as is tradition, the Stanley Volunteer Fire Department hosted elementary and preschool students. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, students from local preschools and Stanley Elementary grades K-2 had a chance to visit the fire hall, check out the trucks and the equipment the firemen use. They also learned a little more about fire safety. Firemen encouraged the kids to go home and have their family check their smoke detectors and work on a fire exit strategy from their home. The goal is to have the kids prepared in the event of any emergency. Students also had the opportunity to see a fireman in his full turnout gear. They see how he looks and hear how he sounds so they know what to expect in the event they should ever have to encounter them in a real-life situation. National Fire Prevention Week was October 8 through 14. This year’s national theme was “Every   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Stanley Women of Today News

Stanley Women of Today is hosting the North Dakota Women of Today (NDWT) Mid-Year Meeting at the Fair Building in Stanley Saturday, October 21st. This year we have several guests attending: 2017-18 United States Women of Today (USWT) President Nicky Anderson, USWT Membership Vice President (MVP) Colleen Todd, USWT Secretary JoAnn Miller, and Minnesota Women of Today MVP Cindy Umland, all of Minnesota. Darla Juma, Stanley, with the North West North Dakota Domestic Violence Program will be the guest speaker at lunch. Several members from the Stanley Chapter are on the NDWT Executive Board and will be in attendance: State President Pat Fern, Programming VP Sarah Croteau, Co-Secretaries Edith Smith and Diane Hellman, and COB/Treasurer Sarah Smith. Members from the two North Dakota chapters, Pat Kilwein, Dickinson, and Sarah Croteau, Stanley will be present. The NDWT hold two conventions, Mid-Year Meeting in October, and Year End Meeting in May.   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.