Home And Garden Show Coming In May

A home and garden show will be coming to the Mountrail County South Complex and Mountrail County Fair Building on Saturday, May 6. The Mountrail County Garden Club, Mountrail County Ag Agency and NDSU Extension Service are bringing what they hope will become an annual event with workshops, attractions and vendors spread over the complex in a daylong event. Things will kick off at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. with the first of the speakers and workshops starting at 10:30 a.m. and running throughout the day. There will be featured speakers talking about tree varieties, fruit trees, tree diseases and ornamental grasses. There will be workshops on entomology, raised beds, flower arrangements, breadmaking, growing and seed starting, hydroponic systems, hops and hypertufa pot making. Kids workshops during the day will include making birdhouses, planter boxes and transplanting, seed planting and fairy gardens. There will be bouncy houses for the kids as well. Food vendors will be on hand at both buildings throughout the day to make sure that everyone has some tasty treat to eat and more. Vendors will be one hand with all kinds of items. Local and area businesses will be featuring outdoor décor, lawn and garden equipment, outdoor spas and pools, growing tips and more. Others will have home improvement ideas. Still others will be there just to show what they have to offer to area residents. Home based businesses including crafters, foods, personal care and clothing lines are also signed up. The Farmers Market will also set up that day. With more than 50 vendors signed up for the show, there is sure to be something for everyone at this daylong event. There will be raffles to sign up for as well. A coordinated effort between the multiple agencies, the Mountrail County Garden Club is also new to the area. Nearly thirty members   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Women In Agriculture Event Celebrates Pioneer Women

Mountrail County Ag Improvement Association, along with the Mountrail County Ag Agency, NDSU Extension Service and the Mountrail Soil Conservation District, hosted their annual Women In Ag event at the Mountrail County South Complex on Tuesday, Apr. 11. This year’s event paid special tribute to the Pioneer Women in Ag with a wide collection of items from agriculture’s past on display. Those items came courtesy of local families and the Flickertail Village Museum in Stanley. The evening started with music by The Replacements, performing a wide variety of music including 50s and 60s music, country and gospel. The group consists of members Ardis Loock, Marlene Grabow, Jim Mayfield, Jerry Martin, Karen Rath Martin, Ed Volk and Floyd Borud. Dinner was also served by the men of the Mountrail County Ag Improvement Association. The guest speaker for the evening was Sarah Bedgar Wilson, sharing her message of “To You, the Glue. Holding it all together on the farm and laughing along the way”. Growing up in an ag family and now still living in agriculture with her husband and three children, her message focusses on ag advocacy as the next generation of farmers is being raised. It is also about sharing those stories with others to understand the importance of agriculture to everyone. With the acronym GLUE, she focuses on gratitude, letting go, taking care of you and embracing your place. There are things we can do to thrive and not just survive. She says remember that you are precious, priceless, important in the home and your community. There is considerably misinformation about ag everyone and that can be frustrating for farmers and ranchers who are helping to assure that food is affordable, readily available and in a wide variety. Ag producers talk about feeding the world, but consumers don’t really care. The message of glue can help you get through that frustration at times. Adopt an attitude of gratitude. It is contagious. She says the gratitude should also be directed to the generations before us. Know that you  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

FCS Awards Stanley Rural Ambulance $20,000 Grant

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce that it has awarded the Stanley Rural Ambulance $20,000 as a recipient of the Rural Community Grant Fund (RCGF). The grant funds will help upgrade their ventilator equipment. Mike Larson and Claude Sem of FCS were in Stanley on Thursday, Apr. 13 to present the check. “Farm Credit is pleased to provide grant funds for an upgrade to their ventilator equipment,” says Claude Sem, CEO of Farm Credit Services of North Dakota. It is critical that first responders have the tools to provide the best emergency service response for their community. Farm Credit believes it’s important to give back to the community.” “Stanley has seen significant growth and it is essential they remain vigilant in providing the best emergency assistance when it’s required,” Sem adds. Farm Credit Services of North Dakota, Farm Credit Services of   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Three Blue Jays Qualify For State Speech

The Stanley-Powers Lake Speech Team was in action at the Region 9 competition on Saturday April 8. Three students, Travis Dean, Keith Braddock and Remington Nohr placed high enough to advance to the State Speech Meet scheduled for Saturday, April 29 in Mandan. Dean will compete in Extemporaneous Speech, while Braddock and Nohr will compete in Humorous Duo. Coach Katie Hardwood was named CSTAND Region 9 Coach of the Years as voted on by her fellow coaches. She will be a nominee now for the ND Speech Coach of the Year, which will also be voted on at the State Speech meet. The following students received medals and placements at the regional tournament: Sidney Woodhouse, Dramatic Interp (8th place); Kaylee Wilson, Dramatic Interp (6th place); Travis Dean, Extemporaneous Speech (1st place) – State Qualifier, and Speech to Inform (4th place); Malachi Braddock, Impromptu (8th place);   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Perishable Food Distribution Comes To Stanley

For the first time the Great Plains Food Bank held a perishable food distribution event in Stanley on Monday, Apr. 10. The truck was at the Mountrail County South Complex for two hours and contained a wide variety of food. It included fresh produce including melons, apples, potatoes, cabbage and more. There were also breads, frozen food items, canned goods and more. Turnout was fairly good throughout the two-hour distribution, especially considering this was a first-time new event. Anyone in need of food assistance is welcome to come to these events. The distribution is designed to fill a need and put food directly into the hands of those that need it most. It is about convenience for the consumer as well as they can go through all the items and choose those they think will serve their needs best. A second distribution was also held in Williston on Tuesday, Apr. 11. These food distributions and mobile food pantries are among a long list of distributions that have happened across the state this year. One was held earlier this year in New Town. The program, along with the   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.