Local Students Attend R-Cool Health Scrubs Academy on the UND Campus

29 Jun 2018 News

Stanley, ND- The University of North Dakota (UND) Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Academy is a four day/three night camp held on the University of North Dakota campus.  The Academy allows Jr. High students to learn what health care professionals do in FUN and INTERACTICE ways.  Again this year, the Mountrail County Health Foundation sponsored eight local Stanley Jr. High students to attend.  Pictured are Macee Jones, Colt Nohr, Jacob Littlefield, Kaydence Vachal, Penny Wolter, Jocelyn Vachal , Kyra Fox and Sunshine Whitney.  They joined 80 other Jr. High students from across North Dakota.

“I have really enjoyed getting to attend Scrubs camp two years in a row,” say Jocelyn Vachal. “Thanks to Mountrail County Health Foundation, I’ve gotten to expand my horizons on the medical field in learning and becoming CPR certified and many other interesting things dealing with the medical education.  I really have gotten to meet a lot of nice people and made lots of friends and wish that I could attend again.  This camp is a week of experiences that will help you see if you want to follow a dream of a medical education.  Best part its all hands on!!!”

The Scrubs Academy encourages middle school students from across North Dakota to pursue a career in healthcare. They participated in hands-on activities and received information related to a variety of healthcare professions. In addition to the experiences with healthcare professionals, the students were certified in Friends and Family CPR and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

The Scrubs Academy serves as a mini-preparation program to strengthen academic skill sets associated with health disciplines, introduce adolescents to a higher education experience, and foster a relationship between the students and the University.

Evenson named Outstanding Rural Health Volunteer

25 Jun 2018 News

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Marilyn Evenson of Stanley received the Outstanding Rural Health Volunteer award at the 2018 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health’s annual banquet June 14 in Grand Forks. This award recognizes the contributions made by a community person who has volunteered to contribute his/her energy, time, and skill toward the betterment of rural healthcare.

Evenson worked for the Mountrail County Health Center as a registered nurse for 50 years. She retired in 2008, but she did not stop working. Evenson is a longtime resident of Stanley and dedicates her life to helping others wherever and whenever there is a need. She volunteers at health fairs and blood drives and makes and sells handcrafted items for auxiliary fundraisers. Evenson is actively involved with the hospital and nursing home auxiliaries. She is also active in her church and senior citizens and is an avid quilter.

Lynn Patten, administrative assistant at Mountrail County Health Center, said she can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award.

“Marilyn is an integral part of our facility,” Patten said. “She is an advocate for promoting healthcare in our community. She gives of herself so freely, not just at our facility, but also in the community, and we are all better because of it.”

The Dakota Conference is a joint effort by the North Dakota Rural Health Association; the North Dakota Public Health Association; Altru Health System of Grand Forks; the UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines; and the Center for Rural Health.

To watch videos of all this year’s awardees visit ruralhealth.und.edu/dakota-conference/awards/archive.

Get OFF the Couch and GO Summer Challenge IS BACK!!!!

13 Jun 2018 Events

Stanley, ND – The Mountrail County Health Foundation is teaming up again this year with the Stanley Rec-Stanley Park District and the Stanley Public Schools to issue a challenge to Mountrail County: Get OFF the Couch and GO Summer Challenge!!!

A punch card has been created with different events throughout the summer. All Stanley Public School system children received their punch card and rules last week, along with the flyer for the Back 2 School Bash.  Additional punch cards and rules are available at Town and Country Credit Union, BNC Bank, American Bank Center and the T.H. Reiarson Rural Health Clinic.

Rules are that for each event a child/adult completes on the punch card they will receive a stamp. Whoever has the most stamps on their punch card wins a Family ND Getaway Weekend sponsored by the MCHF.  In case of a tie, a drawing will be held for the trip.  Consolation prizes will be Scheels gift cards.  This event is open for all ages.

On Your Own activity you will need to post a photo of you completing the activity on your Facebook page and the TAG the Stanley Rec-Stanley Park District, Mountrail County Health Foundation and the Stanley Blue Jays Facebook pages or send the photo to stanleyrecdirector@gmail.com. A representative from the Park District, Foundation or the School will contact you after your fun photo is posted and instruct you how to mark that event completed!

Attend as many of the Scheduled Events below and receive a stamp by a Park District, Foundation or School representative at the event.  Different this year is that prizes sponsored by local businesses will be awarded at certain events. 

  • Swimming for the Day (either pool) – Just go to the pool, swim, show them your punch card and get a stamp.
  • Free Day of Swimming at the outdoor pool (MAY 31st, June 19th, JULY 4th) – Bring your punch card and you get a FREE DAY of swimming and a stamp. All Day Event
  • Indoor Swimming Lessons (June 4th-14th) —Schedule lessons at the Ina Mae Rude Aquatic Center, bring your punch card and get a stamp.
  • Base Running Competition (7:00 PM – Thursday, June 7th) – Join us at the High School Baseball field, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. Event Starts at 7pm. Prizes sponsored by MRC.
  • 3 on 3 basketball Tournament—(5:00 PM – Friday, June 29th) – Join us at Wilson Park, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp Event starts at 5pm. Prizes sponsored by Farmers Union Insurance (Ron Hamers), Norman Mell and Associates, MWEC and Rudolph Electric.
  • Corn Hole Tournament—(Time to be determined – Saturday, June 30th) – Join us at Wilson Park, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. This will be in the afternoon, Keep a look out in the paper & on Facebook for the time! Prizes sponsored by Douglas Anderson, DDS, MDU and Rudolph Electric.
  • 5K SpLaSh dAsH—(8:00 AM – Saturday, June 30th) – Join us at the High School East Parking lot, bring your punch card and participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. Ends at the East Parking Lot. Registration starts at 8am.
  • Outdoor Pool Lessons (July 9-19th) —Schedule lessons at the Ray Rude outdoor pool, bring your punch card and get a stamp.
  • Grand Slam Contest—(5:00 PM – Thursday, July 12th) – Join us at the Grade School baseball field, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. Event starts at 5pm. Prizes sponsored by Town and Country Credit Union.
  • 5K Bike Ride—(7:00 PM – Sunday, July 15th) – Join us at the High School East Parking lot, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. Event starts at 7pm. Prizes sponsored by MWEC.
  • Sand Volleyball —(Time to be Determined – Wednesday, August 1st) – Join us at Wilson Park, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. Keep a look out for the time in the paper and on Facebook. Prizes sponsored by Kids Korner Daycare, Diane Hellman and Rudolph Electric.
  • Family Olympics—(7:00 PM – Thursday, August 2nd) – Join us at Wilson Park, bring your punch card, participate or cheer them on and get a stamp. Event Starts at 7pm. Prizes sponsored by MRC, MWEC and Travel Now.
  • Back 2 School Bash—(Friday, August 3rd) – Turn your cards in here! The events runs from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the East parking lot of the High School.

Any questions please contact 629.8990 or send an email to stanleyrecdirector@gmail.com. Join in the fun and remember….”You are off to Great Places!  Today is your day!  Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”  Dr. Seuss

 

HEALTH FOUNDATION HOLDS GOLF SCRAMBLE

13 Jun 2018 Events

On Saturday, June 9th, the Mountrail County Health Foundation (MCHF) sponsored their annual Golf Scramble at the Prairie Rose Golf Club in Stanley.  There were 16 teams registered and over $11,755.00 was raised this year. This money will be used to help purchase needed equipment for the Mountrail Bethel Home. Over the past five years, the MCHF has raised $57,910 with the help of our wonderful sponsors and our awesome golfers!!!!

The first place team winners of $400 included: Brock Borud, Brent Borud, Jim Everett and Tom Wilhelmi.  They shot 14 under, with a score of 58.  Three teams, Brian Borud’s, MDU and Brosz Engineering tied at 8 under with a score of 64.  The team of Scott Worthington, Terry Kuntz, Nate Berens and Gayle Cox from Brosz won the $200 second place prize in a coin toss.

Hole prize winners included longest putt for women on Hole #1 was Dawn Evenson. She won a $50 Souris Valley gift card sponsored by Doug Kinnoin Farms.  Longest drive for men on Hole #1 was Tanner Borud. He won a $50 Scheel’s gift card sponsored by Farm Credit.  Longest drive for women on Hole #2 was Pam Nelson.  She won a $50 Scheel’s gift card sponsored by Farm Credit.  Longest putt for men on Hole #2 was Tom Wilhelmi.  He won a $50 Souris Valley gift card sponsored by Doug Kinnoin Farms.  Closest to the pin – 1st shot – on Hole #3 was Dylan Enger.  He won $50 cash sponsored by Health Care Insurance Services.  Closest to the pin – 2nd shot – on Hole #4 was Terry Kuntz.  He won a case of Titleist Pro V1’s sponsored by Trailsmen Court.  Closest to the pin – 1st shot – on Hole #6 was Todd Jorgenson.  He won a UND golf basket sponsored by WE Integrate.  Longest putt for men on Hole #7 was Brock Borud.  He won a case of Titleist Pro V1’s and a bottle of Captain Morgan sponsored by The Leader.  Longest putt for women on Hole #8 was Amy Littlecreek.  She won golf bag sponsored by Secure Energy Services.

Numerous door prizes were also awarded sponsored by Border Plains, Renae Gjellstad, Brosz Engineering, WE Integrate, Ace Hardware, Everett Chiropractic Health Center, Stanley Park District, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of ND, Ina Mae Rude Aquatic/Ann Nicole Nelson Wellness Center and Brandi Bieri of Aflac.

The MCHF wishes to express their gratitude to all the participants, volunteers and sponsors who made this day a great success. We especially want to thank all the golfers that came back out to golf the postponed date and to Cash Wise, Target Logistics, Marilyn Gaebe and the Bethel Home Auxiliary for working with us on the food two weekends in a row!!!

Check out the pictures of the day’s events. They will be located on the newly designed Foundation website at www.mountrailcountyhealthfoundation.org and on their Facebook page.  Mark your calendars for next year’s Scramble which is scheduled for June 1st, 2019.

 

 

2018 Golf Scramble 2nd Place Winners

 

Mountrail County Health Foundation Golfing “Fore” a Cause Golf Scramble – Saturday, June 2nd

16 May 2018 Events

THE MOUNTRAIL COUNTY HEALTH FOUNDATION “GOLFING FORE A CAUSE” GOLF SCRAMBLE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH.  ALL THE SAME TIMES LISTED BELOW WILL APPLY FOR THIS NEW DATE.

Mountrail County Health Foundation Golfing “Fore” a Cause Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, June 2nd

The Mountrail County Health Foundation will be holding their Annual Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 2nd at the Prairie Rose Golf Course in Stanley. This golf scramble is sponsored by Pearl Valley Oilfield Services, Dakota Drug, Geneil Vedaa of AFLAC, Mountrail County Farm Bureau, Midstate Telephone, NAPA, Border Plains Equipment, American Bank Center, Secure Energy Services, BNC Bank, EAPC, Lynn Grabow and Springan Furniture. All proceeds raised will benefit equipment enhancements at the Mountrail Bethel Home.

Registration for the 18-Hole Best Ball Golf Scramble starts at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Breakfast sponsored by Target Logistics will be provided after registration. A dinner sponsored by Cash Wise, Marilyn Gaebe, and the Mountrail County Bethel Home Auxiliary will follow the day of golf.

Many local businesses such as We Integrate, Health Care Insurance Services, Farm Credit, The Leader, Doug Kinnoin Farms, Pinnacle, Secure Energy Services and Trailsmen Court have donated the hole prizes for longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin.

There will also be six special Hole In One Prizes. A lucky winner of a Hole in One on #3 could win a set of Callaway Irons sponsored by Prairie Ford and a Z540M John Deere lawn mower sponsored by Gooseneck Implement. Hole in One on #5 could win a 2018 Ford Escape Titanium sponsored by Prairie Ford and a $1000 Savings Bond sponsored by American Bank Center. Springan Furniture will be sponsoring a Hole in One contest on #6 with a Lazy Boy Recliner going to the winner along with a LED Flat Screen TV sponsored by Prairie Ford.

Also, there will be a raffle for a chance to win a round of golf and a food/beverage gift card at the Vardon Golf Club sponsored by the Vardon Golf Club or a Yeti Hopper Backflip 24 Cooler or a Yeti Fully Loaded 5 Gallon Bucket sponsored by the Mountrail County Health Foundation and Ace Hardware. These tickets will be on sale the day of the scramble for $10.00 a piece or 3 for $20.00.

For more information on the Golf Scramble or if you would like to donate items towards the goodie bags or donate a door prize please contact Steph Everett at 682-1405 or emailing her at foundation@stanleyhealth.org.

Skittle Skool Recap – Giving Our Youth the Knowledge to Create a Voice for Change towards Their Future Paths. 

11 Apr 2018 News

Stanley, ND – On Wednesday, April 11th, the Mountrail County Health Foundation, the Stanley Park District and the Stanley High School partnered together to bring to all SHS students from
7th to 12th Grade “Skittle Skool”.

The mission statement behind Skittle Skool was: “Giving our youth the knowledge to create a
voice for change towards their future paths.  Knowledge is Power.”

The idea for Skittle Skool started when last December  a group of local community services, ranging from the Stanley Police Department to the Mountrail County Social Services, got together to address the Opioid crisis.

The name Skittle Skool came to play when conversation about Opioids lead into how kids are having Skittle parties.  They go into their parent’s medicine cabinet, take any pills they can find and bring them to the party.  They then put all the pills into a bowl and everyone starts randomly picking one out and taking it.

April 11th was chosen as the date, for it is the Wednesday before Stanley’s Prom.  The guidance counselor thought this would be the perfect time to talk to all the Jr. High and Sr. High Students about this array of topics.

Twenty plus presenters addressed the following topics of hidden dangers coming at our local children through creative and interactive activities and conversation.

  • Stacy Schaffer from 31:8 Project covering “Sexting – Importance of cell phone use responsibility”
    ✓ Kris Halvorson from the Stanley Police Department and Hillary Burchett from the Stanley Ambulance Service covering “How and When to call 9-11 for an overdose and the danger of Nar Can usage”
    ✓ Virginia Dohms from North Central Human Service covering “Healthy Dating Relationships”
    ✓ Michelle Svangstu from Upper Missouri District Health Unit covering “Long term effects of smoking and chewing and how vapping is not a safe alternative”
    ✓ Abbey Ruland and Tammie Braaflat from the Mountrail County Medical Center covering “Safe Sex, STD’s, HPV and the importance of the HPV vaccine”
    ✓ Tara Nardacci and Dr. Longmuir from the Mountrail County Medical Center and Gerald White and his team from the Three Affiliated Tribes Drug Task Force covering “Prescription drug abuse and what it can lead to”
    ✓ Shelly Kinney from Mountrail County Social Services covering “Drug exposure and its effects”
    ✓ Terry Goldade from Northland Community Health Center covering “The effects of “screens and screen time” on Mental Health”
    ✓ Brenna Thompson from Pospishil and Associates covering “Suicide, Cutting and Self Harm”
    ✓ Bob Hayes from Bob Hayes Addiction Services covering “Alcohol Abuse and Addiction”
    ✓ Stephanie Nishek from Dakota Natural Health Center covering “Importance of a healthy diet for your developing brain”
    ✓ Pastor Carter Hill from Prairie Lutheran Parish covering “Being cruel is easy: Bullying Online and Off”Stacy Schaffer from 31:8 Project covering “Sexting – Importance of cell phone use responsibility”
    ✓ Kris Halvorson from the Stanley Police Department and Hillary Burchett from the Stanley Ambulance Service covering “How and When to call 9-11 for an overdose and the danger of Nar Can usage”
    ✓ Virginia Dohms from North Central Human Service covering “Healthy Dating Relationships”
    ✓ Michelle Svangstu from Upper Missouri District Health Unit covering “Long term effects of smoking and chewing and how vapping is not a safe alternative”
    ✓ Abbey Ruland and Tammie Braaflat from the Mountrail County Medical Center covering “Safe Sex, STD’s, HPV and the importance of the HPV vaccine”
    ✓ Tara Nardacci and Dr. Longmuir from the Mountrail County Medical Center and Gerald White and his team from the Three Affiliated Tribes Drug Task Force covering “Prescription drug abuse and what it can lead to”
    ✓ Shelly Kinney from Mountrail County Social Services covering “Drug exposure and its effects”
    ✓ Terry Goldade from Northland Community Health Center covering “The effects of “screens and screen time” on Mental Health”
    ✓ Brenna Thompson from Pospishil and Associates covering “Suicide, Cutting and Self Harm”
    ✓ Bob Hayes from Bob Hayes Addiction Services covering “Alcohol Abuse and Addiction”
    ✓ Stephanie Nishek from Dakota Natural Health Center covering “Importance of a healthy diet for your developing brain”
    ✓ Pastor Carter Hill from Prairie Lutheran Parish covering “Being cruel is easy: Bullying Online and Off”Stacy Schaffer from 31:8 Project covering “Sexting – Importance of cell phone use responsibility”

✓ Kris Halvorson from the Stanley Police Department and Hillary Burchett from the Stanley Ambulance Service covering “How and When to call 9-11 for an overdose and the danger of Nar Can usage”

✓ Virginia Dohms from North Central Human Service covering “Healthy Dating Relationships”

✓ Michelle Svangstu from Upper Missouri District Health Unit covering “Long term effects of smoking and chewing and how vapping is not a safe alternative”

✓ Abbey Ruland and Tammie Braaflat from the Mountrail County Medical Center covering “Safe Sex, STD’s, HPV and the importance of the HPV vaccine”

✓ Tara Nardacci and Dr. Longmuir from the Mountrail County Medical Center and Gerald White and his team from the Three Affiliated Tribes Drug Task Force covering “Prescription drug abuse and what it can lead to”

✓ Shelly Kinney from Mountrail County Social Services covering “Drug exposure and its effects”

✓ Terry Goldade from Northland Community Health Center covering “The effects of “screens and screen time” on Mental Health”

✓ Brenna Thompson from Pospishil and Associates covering “Suicide, Cutting and Self Harm”

✓ Bob Hayes from Bob Hayes Addiction Services covering “Alcohol Abuse and Addiction”

✓ Stephanie Nishek from Dakota Natural Health Center covering “Importance of a healthy diet for your developing brain”

✓ Pastor Carter Hill from Prairie Lutheran Parish covering “Being cruel is easy: Bullying Online and Off”

During the last twenty minutes of school, the students were asked to address this question by writing down ideas:  “What are YOU going to do with all of the knowledge you learned today?  Let’s take this knowledge and create a powerful movement”.

“Skittle Skool is just the start of what we want to do here in Mountrail County for our youth and our communities overall,” says Stephanie Everett, Mountrail County Health Foundation’s Director.  “We look forward in working with all the presenters and planning future events to see what sort of movement we can start locally.”

Farm Credit Services Awards MCHC $5000

12 Feb 2018 News

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce that is has awarded Mountrail County Health Center $5,000 as a recipient of the Rural Community Grant Fund (RCGF). The grant funds will help purchase a Secure Care Roam Alert System for the Mountrail Bethel Home facility.

Representatives from Mountrail County Health Center were on hand on Wednesday, Feb. 7 to accept the grant funds, which will be utilized towards the facility’s security system.

“Farm Credit is proud to provide grant funds to help update the security at Mountrail County Health Center,” says Claude Sem, CEO of Farm Credit Services of North Dakota. Mountrail County Health Center provides critical medical and senior care services to the community. Farm Credit Services believes it’s important to give back to the community. “Mountrail County Health Center has seen a significant increase in providing quality secure senior care at the Bethel Home facility. The new roam alert system will help keep track of residents and notify staff if they are out of a designated area. This system will be a tremendous upgrade from their current system as it ages. We are proud to be able to help them provide better security for the residents as well as peace of mind for their families,” Sem adds.

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota Farm Credit Services of Mandan and AgriBank, established the Rural Community Grant Fund to assist in the implementation and development of projects and programs in communities and rural areas in western North Dakota which have been impacted by mineral exploration.

The Rural Community Grant Fund is currently accepting applications for future funding requests. Interested parties can apply at www.farmcreditnd.com.

Farm Credit Services presented the check to MCHC representatives last week. Pictured, left to right, are Mike Larson of FCS; Rocky Zastoupil, MCHC Administrator; Wally Kowitz, MCHC CFO; Steph Everett, Mountrail County Health Foundation Director; Dr. Mark Longmuir; and Claude Sem of FCS.

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