Customer Appreciation And Harvest Festival Held In Stanley

Although temperatures dropped significantly and rain was falling on both Friday and Saturday, it did not stop the annual Customer Appreciation Days and Harvest Festival in Stanley. Things kicked off early on Friday morning at the American Lutheran Church as the Mountrail County Health Foundation and the Mountrail County Medical Center hosted their annual health fair with this year’s theme “Just for the Health of It”. The day included a number of vendors including Mountrail County Social Services, Stanley Park District, Stanley Ambulance Service, AFLAC, Ina Mae Rude Aquatic Center, Thrivent Financial, Mountrail Bethel Home, Mountrail County Medical Center, T.H. Reiarson Rural Health Clinic, Tri-City CARES, Mountrail County Ag Agency, Massages by Gretchen Whitney, Bismarck Cancer Center, Giving Hearts Home Care, Upper Missouri District Health Unit, Stanley Police Department, Domestic Violence Program NWND, and the Optometry Clinic of Kenmare. MCMC also offered their annual health fair special blood draws. With rain coming down all day, the Mountrail County Homemakers moved their annual bake sale to the Fair Building. The Commercial Club also moved their annual free lunch to the Fair Building. This year more than 120 people enjoyed a grilled hamburger and hot dog lunch with American Bank Center’s Heath Hetzel on the grill. Stanley’s Farmers Market and Mountrail County Garden Club brought back the Fall Harvest Festival and Flea Market on Saturday at the Fair Building. Originally planned for Wilson Park, the cold and rain forced this change as well. A number of vendors were on hand featuring crafts, baked goods, fresh produce and more. Although the weather forced Allan and Debbie Lund to cancel their plans to bring their team in for hayrides, there was still plenty of fun to be had including music by Dean and the Badlands Express. Cool weather, however, did not stop those brave runners, bikers and walkers from taking part in the   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Fowlers Host Youth Event

Despite rain and cool temperatures on Saturday, Sept. 16, youth hunters turned out at the Rolling Plains Sportsman’s Club for the annual Mountrail County Fowlers Delta Waterfowl chapter’s annual Youth Waterfowl Weekend. The event provides young hunters with instruction and training on shotgun use before they get some practice time at the trap range. As in years past, NDGF District Game Warden Mike Raasakka visited with the first-time hunters about the rules of hunting and fielded many questions from the inquisitive youth hunters. Due to wet field conditions, the Sunday formal hunt had to be canceled. The MC Fowlers fed the group pizza and held door prize drawings for the participants. The Mountrail County Fowlers are holding their first annual Community Appreciation Night at the Rolling Plains Sportsman’s Club on Wednesday, Sept. 20 starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be free food, ammo and clay pigeon shooting as part of the event.  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Deadline This Week For SACF Grants

The Stanley Area Community Foundation will be giving out over $35,594 in grants to local organizations. Applicants must be designated by the IRS as 501( c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt groups, or government agencies. Groups without such designation seeking to apply may enlist as fiscal sponsor. Application forms and more information are available online at Applications are due by September 25, 2017 and should be mailed to the Stanley Area Community Foundation ATT: Grace Lystad, PO Box 154, Stanley, ND 58784. The Stanley Foundation’s advisory committee will discuss the applications and determine grant awards. Funding Priorities High Priorities • Projects or programs that benefit a greater number of residents • Requests that demonstrate applicant will seek or has secured other funding sources Low Priority • Requests for operating funds or day-to-day expenses • Requests for multiple-year funding The Stanley Area Community Foundation was established in 2008   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Calling All Rib Cookers

Do you have what it takes to be the best rib cooker in the area? The organizing committee for the Annual Mountrail County Farm Bureau Pork Rib Contest is looking for contestants. Sign up deadline is Friday, Sept. 22. The contest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Mountrail County Fair Building south of Stanley. Again this year’s entrants will have their ribs included in their entry fee with three categories available for entrants. Individual contestants are welcome, as are commercial entrants for companies with 50 or less employees and corporate entrants for companies with 50 or more employees. There will be trophies awarded to the top three, while the overall winner from all categories will claim the traveling trophy for the year. Contestants will be able to start their site preparation as early as 7:00 a.m. on Saturday with turn in time for judging set at 4:30 p.m. Entrants will then start serving ribs to the public at approximately 5:00 p.m. The public will pay a per plate fee with the proceeds from that donated to Stanley area entities. Registration and rule forms are available by contacting Kelly Jones at 701-240-3520 or by email at The event is sponsored by the Mountrail County Farm Bureau, Stanley   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Homecoming is Next Week at SHS

Homecoming week activities will kick off on Monday, Sept. 25 at Stanley High School with a Blue Jay spirit night that will wrap up with the bonfire. Time is yet to be determined. Coronation will be Friday, Sept. 29 at the school pep rally at 12:45 in the high school gym. The Homecoming game with DLB will be at 7:00 p.m. with the homecoming dance to follow.  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.