Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Happy Official Spring in North Dakota


Hello Everyone! Hope you're having a happy official Spring day! (Real Spring weather coming later!)

Although we have hills of snow all around us here in Carrington, it's a beautiful, sunny day. We have melting snow which will turn to ice tonight... so be careful everyone in the early morning tomorrow.

 Some 40 degree days are actually coming soon... hooray!!! 

(This picture was taken at the beginning of May in 2016. Can hardly wait to see these blossoming trees 

again!) #carringtonnd #carringtonndnews #springinND

Friday, March 8, 2019

Why So Many Layoffs at Carrington ND Medical Center?


RECENT LAYOFFS at Carrington Medical Center? The number seems to keep rising.
What is CHI's intent for the future of Carrington's hospital/clinic? Many people no longer go to the clinic since Dr. Geier was terminated (and many of us have questions about the reason for that). St. Aloisius Clinic in Harvey, where Dr. Geier is now located, seems to be thriving. MANY of Dr. Geier's CHI Carringtion patients are going there now instead of to the Carrington clinic. As it stands, we now have only one doctor on staff, Dr. Paige ... so one wonders about the rationale for terminating Dr. Geier's contract when he had a large following stretching within a 100-mile radius of the hospital.
Do you, as a local citizen, question the importance of having a hospital in Carrington. Why isn't the CHI and local management informing us as to what their long-term plans are for our community hospital?
On a side-note the City of Carrington officials are trying to attract new people and businesses to our community. Do you think their goals will be affected by the questionable economic health of our local hospital? Many retirees and older citizens live in Carrington because of the closeness of a hospital and good health care. It's our hope that it will continue to exist.
What can we do to help our hospital and town thrive in the face of job layoffs, loss of businesses (Shopko, for example), and a shrinking population? Until we address those issues, many questions remain about the physical and economic health of our community.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Minus 60 Degree Wind Chill Predicted


January 29, 2018  --  Hello Everyone! Hope you're having an awesome Tuesday... no matter what your weather is like! 

We went on a trip to Harvey today and experienced A LOT of blowing snow... also ice and built-up snow across the road at times. 

This was not a good day to be traveling anywhere in this area! The temperature got lower as we traveled back to Carrington... minus 20 degrees around 3pm... and by 12Midnight should be -32 with a windchill of -53. 

The fact that there is no school today or tomorrow (Wednesday) in Carrington tells you how serious this weather is. 

If you live in Arizona, Texas, Florida, etc.... you can see why a lot of snowbirds migrate your way at this time of year! 

Thanks to each of you for dropping by Carrington News today. We'd love to hear about your weather (and pictures) if you have time.

#carringtonnd #carringtonndnews #winterwindchillwarningND

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sunrise on the North Dakota Plains... near Carrington, ND


Hello Everyone! Hope your Saturday is treating you well! 

Today in Carrington it's a rather frosty day with fog crystalizing on the trees. It makes for beautiful pictures but rather slippery roads around the area. Right now it's 16 degrees with practically no wind... which is unusual and very nice. 

The Lions Club, an awesome service club here in Carrington, sponsored a French Toast & Sausage Feed at the Senior Center this morning which benefits the Senior Center, the Carrington Youth Center and the City Library. 

Headlocks is having a dart tournament at 2pm as part of their Grand Opening Weekend... with DUJ Music&Karaoke tonight at 8:30pm.
 Also, tonight starting at 5pm there is a gala event taking place at the Armory... Casino Night! It is sponsored by the St. Alexious Health-Carrington Medical Center and is their annual fundraising event. 

If you don't live in Carrington, what are some fun events happening around YOUR area? We'd love to hear from you! 😊

ND House of Representatives Wants to Do Something about Robocalls! Hooray!


Kudos to anyone who can do something about robocalls! These robocalls are so aggravating! Besides all the unwanted ad/nuisance calls, I've had calls saying I was in trouble with the IRS, that I might be arrested if I didn't return the call, that a relative needed money for an emergency... and more! 

Now I don't answer a phonecall if it's from out of state. I figure if it's important the caller will leave a message. Now, however, I'm getting robocalls with the ND prefix!!! 

Think about what this means to a business. For example, my husband can't ignore calls the way I do because he gets business calls from all over the United States. He has to answer all his calls in case it's an important business call. I hear him hanging up on robocalls all day long. There are so many of them!!! (As I'm typing this, my husband just got a robocall saying our Google business listing is in jeopardy... which isn't true.)

 I hope something can be done about this because being on the "no call" list definitely doesn't work anymore! By the way, how are YOU handling your robocalls?
 #robocalls #combatrobocalls #repmaryadams#NDhouseresolution3005

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Thinking about the Paradise CAMP FIRE, My Past Home...


Hello to everyone on this beautiful day here in Carrington. For many of us, Sunday is a day where we thank God for our blessings...and pray for those who need help. For those of you who pray, I hope you will take a moment to pray for all the individuals and families who have lost family members, friends, homes, pets and most of their possessions in the Paradise Camp Fire. So heartbreaking... The death toll continues to climb... and many people who have no place to go are living in shelters in Oroville, Chico and other communities around the area. 

As many of you know, I lived in Paradise for many years before retiring from teaching and moving to Carrington. I have friends who are posting pictures, videos and messages about the catastrophe that has taken place there and how it is affecting the lives of thousands of people. 

However, amidst such devastation, the human spirit can soar and create joy where you wouldn't think it possible. An instance of this concerns two of my friends who own an art business and studio in downtown Oroville where there are many homeless children in very unpredictable circumstances. Ted and Robin Hanson opened up their business/studio to all community children for three days of art projects where they could come in free-of-charge to have fun with art and hopefully take their minds off the stressful situations they are experiencing. 

There are many such good, kind-hearted folks who are providing shelter, as well as food/clothing/money for friends (and strangers) who have lost everything. It is times like this when we truly see the basic goodness, kindness and loving feelings that exist in people. 

So, I want to thank everyone who is providing hope and help. God bless you all... and God bless all the victims of this fire with the courage and resilience necessary to survive this catastrophe.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Election Day in Carrington, ND


Here are a few pictures of Election Day in Carrington - November 6, 2018. What a blustery, snowy day for voting! I hope all the folks from the outskirts of Foster County drove in safely. 

                                      

Here are a few pictures along one of the main roads into Carrington... as well as some shots of Carrington City Hall where the voting takes place. 


Looked like a great turnout of voters when I was voting around 10am... around 500 by the time I voted. It was predicted to have a higher than usual turnout of voters in North Dakota... mainly because of the Senate race between Cramer and Heitkamp. 


Locally there was a lot of excitement about the Foster County State's Attorney race between Paul Murphy and Kara Brinster. 

                                    

As for the four measures on the ballot, it will be very interesting to see how they turn out. 

When it comes right down to it, I'm just happy to see so many people voting... one of most valuable rights! 


Election Results for Foster County State's Attorney:
Kara Brinster -- 933
Paul Murphy   -- 678

Write In           -- 3

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Main Street Initiative - Meeting in Carrington, ND

Holly Holt from the North Dakota Department of Commerce
An informative meeting about Governor Burgum's "Main Street ND" initiative took place on Tuesday, October 2nd, in the new "commons room" at Carrington Elementary School. 

Denise Schuchard, Director of Economic Development for Carrington, introduced the main speaker, Holly Holt.

Denise Schuchard, Director of Economic Development
Holly Holt from the North Dakota Department of Commerce led the meeting which focused on the importance of creating an attractive Main Street community which would support the business and social needs of its current citizens, as well as attract newcomers to work and live in the area. 


As you can see from the pictures, many of Carrington's business and community leaders attended the meeting. 

Tom Erdmann - Mayor of Carrington, ND
Ms. Holt suggested that they go to the ND government website - http://www.mainstreetnd.com - where they can find many tools and resources to help with creating a "healthy, vibrant community." #carringtonnd #carringtonndnews#mainstreetnd #mainstreetinitiative

Winter's First Snow - Carrington, ND



Hello, Everyone! As you can see, it has been snowing here in Carrington... with a temperature of 32 degrees and wind gusts up to 39mph. Not a good day for traveling! 

You can see our our post-worman's footprints as she delivered mail this morning... not that much snow so far....



Locally, it's probably safe enough to drive on over to Northern Plains Electric Cooperative where they're celebrating their Membership Appreciation Day. Stop in for some coffee, cider and cookies from 8am to 3:30pm. 

Did you know that the co-op is having a new hat and mittens drive throughout October? Donations can be dropped off at 1515 Main Street where they will be distributed to kids in Carrington. Way to go, Northern Plains! 

It's really great the way our businesses and organizations sponsor programs like this for our children! 

Wherever you live, I hope you're having an awesome day! If you'd like to share your location and temperature, please do. I'll try not to get envious if you're having a warm, sunny day! 

By the way, thanks for visiting! 





#carringtonnd #carringtonndnews#ndweather #fostercountynd

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

WELCOME OCTOBER!!!

Thanks to Connie Austweak for sharing her photos!

Hello, Everyone! 

Hope your October has started off nicely and you're enjoying the abundance of pumpkins and Autumn scenery! 

These pictures were sent to me by Connie Austweak who is touring all around our area and taking pictures as she goes. She says, "Found this most awesome free-will Pumpkin patch yesterday! Gene's Pumpkin Patch North of Edgeley off of Highway 281. 


They furnish you with loppers to cut your own pumpkins and an awesome display for family photos! Big shout out to them for a great evening!"


Don't you love the autumn colors and the awesome sun in the background? Thank you so much, Connie, for sharing your photos with us! 

By the way, is there a pumpkin patch in or around Carrington? If you know of one, please let us know about it. 

Our first week in October is going to be rather cloudy all week long here in Carrington with showers off and on during the week. I'm hoping the sun will peak through often and emphasize the wonderful fall colors all around our city. 

Wherever you live, if you have any Autumn pictures to share with us, please do! By the way, I always appreciate you visiting my Carrington blog, and hope you are having an AWESOME day! 







Note:  I haven't been posting many articles for this blog lately, so I've decided to start sharing posts that I write for my Facebook site.