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.

MDU Resources Foundation Donates To Bethel Home

30 Nov 2017 News

MDU Resources Foundation presented Mountrail Bethel Home with a check for $2500 last week. The grant funds will be helping to cover costs for Rest-Q pressure distribution mattresses and bed frames to accommodate these mattresses.

Grant funds were also received from Farm Credit and St. Joe’s Community Foundation to cover costs for these updates. The remainder was paid with money from the Olga Sather Estate donation received by the Foundation. The Foundation Board felt Olga would be so happy to know all of her friends were now sleeping comfortably on new Rest-Q pressure redistribution mattresses.

The Foundation has been supporting qualified organizations since it was incorporated in 1983. Grant applicants must provide a copy of an IRS determination letter indicating their tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or evidence of their eligibility under Section 170(c)(1) of the IRC. The application will include the purpose of the grant and any other information that will be helpful in understanding the request. Applications can be made by qualifying organizations as well as political subdivisions including counties, cities, schools and park districts as contributions are allowable if they are used exclusively for public purposes.

Applications should be submitted no later than October 1 of the year prior to which the funding is being sought as the foundation operates on a calendar-year budget. Completed applications and the supporting materials should be submitted to the organization’s local MDU Resources office. In the case of MBH, they had applied for the funds prior to the October 1, 2016 deadline and received their funding this year.

The application form can be found on the MDU Resources Foundation website at www.mdu.com/integrity/foundation.

How do I Get in to See The Doctor at The Clinic and What do I do?

14 Nov 2017 Did You Know?

To make an appointment at T.H. Reiarson Rural Health Clinic please call 701-628-2505. Our appointment times are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, unless otherwise posted. Our current providers include: Dr. Mark Longmuir, MD; Tara Nardacci, DNP; Tammie Braaflat, NP, and Abbey Ruland, PA. Most of these providers also cover our Emergency Room and Mountrail Bethel Home. As a result, occasionally, depending whoever is on call, you might not be able to see your scheduled provider on time or at all on a particular day. However, there should almost always be another provider who will take care of your needs. Please note that if you request to see a specific provider for a clinic visit, it may be difficult to get in the same day or even the next day for an appointment. Again, rest assured that we should have appointments available with one of our other providers on the same day. They all work closely together to give you the best possible care, regardless of who you see. Also, if you have a medical question or concern, or feel you may need to be seen sooner than the available appointment time that was given to you, please ask to speak with your provider’s nurse or any nurse. Remember in an Emergency to call 911 or come directly to our Emergency Department.

Why Am I Being Billed A Coinsurance When I Already Paid A Copay At The Time Of My Visit?

14 Nov 2017 Did You Know?

It is imperative to know your coverage and benefits before you go to a doctor’s visit. Knowing these details of your policy is an important part of being proactive in your healthcare and understanding your medical bills.

A persons co-pay, coinsurance & deductibles are not determined by any healthcare facility you visit. Healthcare facilities also do not determine what is covered under your policy or at what rate your insurance company will pay for doctor visit. These are all determined by your insurance. Understanding how your co-pay, coinsurance and deductible work will help you know when and how much you have to pay for care.

– Deductible: A deductible is the amount you pay for health care services before your health insurance begins to pay.

– Coinsurance: Coinsurance is your share of the costs of a health care service. It’s usually figured as a percentage of the amount your insurance allows to be charged for services. You start paying coinsurance after you’ve paid your plan’s deductible.

– Copay: A copayment or co-pay is a fixed payment for a covered service, paid when an individual receives service. It must be paid before any policy benefit is payable by an insurance company.

A patient may have all three listed above within one visit depending on what you are seeing the doctor for. More than likely a co-insurance will apply for a visit after the insurance has processed the visit, even if co-pay was taken at the time of visit. The deductible will come into play if items such as X-Rays or blood work are taken.

It’s just as crucial to understand your preventive care coverage on your policy. These services are limited to once a year or even once every two years. Having these services more frequently than your policy allows can mean large out of pocket expenses for you as a patient and not having them frequently enough, can mean you are missing great opportunities for preventative care. Such wellness services that could be covered at 100%, with the deductible waived, are well child care visits, preventive screening services, immunizations, mammograms or prostate cancer screening services. To get an understanding of your insurance policy you will need to call the member services number on your insurance card.

We thank you for your continued support. Nobody takes care of you like your own.

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