CashWise Donates To S.A.C.K. Program

shWise presented the Stanley Area Care for Kids program with gift cards totaling $1,417. The cards represent the proceeds from a drawing for a canoe held by the store. The gift cards will be put to good use for the program that provides foods for children over the weekend each week. S.A.C.K. is currently helping eleven families totaling 40 children each week. The store has also been helping with the program by providing the list of foods requested each quarter as well as being one of the collection points. Shoppers are able to make their purchases and leave them at the store for the program organizers to collect each week. Application forms for families in need of the assistance are available at Stanley Schools through the counselors’ offices. Pictured above, Steph Everett, who is on the S.A.C.K. board accepts the cards from the staff.   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Farm Safety Camp Held

Mountrail County 5th and 6th grade students had the opportunity to learn about farm safety on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Mountrail County Fair Building. With multiple stations, students were able to learn about pesticide safety, fire safety, first aid and CPR, livestock safety, electrical safety, power take-off safety and large equipment movement. At each station, students were able to experience with hands-on or live demonstrations each of the different topics. Teachers, parents, and school administration were encouraged to bring their 5th and 6th grade students to learn about farm safety. Even if youth are not living on a farm, many in rural communities visit farms with friends or family. Participating agencies included Gooseneck Implement, Border Plains Equipment, Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative, NDSU Extension Service, Mountrail Soil Conservation District, Powers Lake Ambulance Service, Stanley Fire Department, Mountrail County Health Center and the Mountrail County Ag Agency. Stanley’s FFA students were part of the presenters as well. Sponsors for the day were the Mountrail County Ag Improvement Association, Mountrail County Soil Conservation District and American Bank Center.   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.


Lunch Bunch Kicks Off Another Year

Lunch Bunch got underway at Stanley’s River of Life Church on Friday, Oct. 6. Lunch Bunch meets on Fridays when Stanley Schools are in session and is open to all area kids ages 3 through 5. They bring their parents and a sack lunch to enjoy some time of reading, crafts and time together. Organizer Jennie Cornett has been holding the preschool story hour as a way for parents and children to enjoy some quality time together. Each month has a different theme. Parents are also invited to be guest readers, help organize crafts and get involved in any way they choose. October is a farm theme with October 13 and 27 still on the schedule. The Lunch Bunch will meet on November 3, 10 and 17 with a Thanksgiving theme. December’s Christmas theme  Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Stones Cry Sound Of The Trumpet At Our Saviors

Come for a time of worship and reflection of our Lord and Savior. The music includes a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary praise and worship songs in an easy listening style. Joel Finnesgard, June, Joel’s wife, and their children Joy (11) and Josiah (9) will also be sharing with a wide variety of instruments and singing. On October 15th at 10:00 a.m. they will be at Our Savior’s Free Lutheran Church, 602 8th Ave SE, Stanley and then at 12:00 p.m. noon at First English of Lostwood. Free-will offering will be received. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord Psalms 150:6 www.joelfinnesgard.com   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.

Swanepoel At Stanley River Of Life Church Encourage Conference

Rudi and Sharon Swanepoel will be leading the Encourage Conference, which is being sponsored by the men and women’s ministries of Stanley River of Life Church on October 13-14, 2017 Dr. Rudi & Sharon Swanepoel, are the founders of the Seek and Save Project. Originally from South Africa they have distributed 160,000 Seek and Save good news books in public schools in Africa since 2011. Sharon and Jeffrey Nordin’s new CD “It is Well” won the CCM Christian song of the year at the 2017 Rhythm of Gospel Music Awards Show in Jacksonville, FL. They come to Stanley with a message of hope and encouragement. “If God can use us, He can use anyone. God is not done with America and we see His grace and goodness capture the hearts of people everywhere.” You can visit their outreach website: www.SeekandSave.us. The conference, named ENCOURAGE 2017, is being described as a time for encouraging fellowship, worship and inspiring sessions that will empower you in your walk with Christ. The vision verse for the conference is Thessalonians 5:11: “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already   Login or Subscribe to view full stories.