Sergei Shapoval was at the White Shield School this past week to share the culture of his homeland. Now a U.S. citizen, Shapoval studied music in Russia and earned a master’s degree in music education from the Gnessin Pedagogoical Institute, Moscow. Among his many accomplishments is teaching music at Krivoi Rog, Ukraine – the city of his birth.
Parshall FFA members Tevin Dixon and Justin Johnson will be sporting new blue jackets this year. Dixon and Johnson were awarded the jackets, and FFA ties to go with them, through a grant provided by the North Dakota FFA Foundation. Businesses, FFA chapters, and individuals across the state provide the funds for the grant.
Editor’s note: This is the third in an ongoing series in the Mountrail County Record called Parshall Long Ago. Once a month in 2011, we will feature a person or event surrounding the community’s founding in 1914 to commemorate the Parshall Centennial coming up in 2014.
Nobody in Parshall is looking forward to March 7 when the Good Samaritan Society’s Rock View Nursing Home will close its doors. Good Samaritan’s public affairs director mark Dickerson told the Mountrail County Record that the decision to close the skilled nursing facility was difficult and the ultimate decision to do so followed a long, drawn out debate.
The 5th Annual Bite the Ice on “The Hook” Ice Fishing Tournament and Raffle is Saturday. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Van Hook Arm. The event is sponsored by Parshall Promoters and New Town Chamber of Commerce. The tournament is one of the most anticipated winter events in the area.
A second comprehensive, statewide survey has found only minimal amounts of pesticides in North Dakota rivers. “The 2010 surface water monitoring program shows North Dakota’s rivers and streams have minimal pesticide contamination – just trace amounts of nine commonly used products,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, who released the survey Monday. “These results also show that current regulations, use restrictions and our enforcement strategy are effective in preventing pesticide contamination of surface water.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has extended the public comment period for the Draft Lake Sakakawea Surplus Water Report and Environmental Assessment by an additional 15 days, giving the public an opportunity to provide their input and recommendations through Feb. 1.