St. James Basilica's 2014 HOPE Dinner Committee hopes this Saturday's 24th annual dinner and auction tops last year's record-setting event. The HOPE (Helping Offer Private Education) Dinner and Auction raises funds for the parish's elementary school, St. John's Academy, and is the largest fundraiser for the school, said Erin Romans, committee chair and school board president. Last year the event raised about $103,000. "Last year was record breaking as far as the amount of money we've raised," Romans said.
Temperatures are expected to begin dropping from east to west across the state over the weekend. A heat wave spanning from the southwest U.S.
The North Dakota Roughrider Rodeo Association state finals will be in Jamestown this weekend, and event organizers expect a crowd of 10,000 to 12,000 to attend the three-day event at the Jamestown Civic Center. NDRRA Secretary Mary Carlson said this will be the third year of a seven-year contract for the finals to be held in Jamestown.
Jamestown Public Schools Superintendent Rob Lech told the School Board it would need to dispel the myths when speaking with district stakeholders about the federal Common Core State Standards for education.
WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The United States and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in
While the oil boom in western North Dakota has had an economic impact across the state, one Jamestown business has uniquely profited from the influx of oil workers. Duane Barth, owner of The Rental Store in Jamestown, grew up in western North Dakota in the small town of Hebron. Now, the portable toilets his company rents and maintains are spread all over the Oil Patch and have become a major portion of the company’s business. “We’ve got a full line of rental equipment, but our portable toilet business is our biggest growth area and the biggest part of our total sales,” Barth said.
The Bookworms book club, a group of Jamestown women who have been meeting once a month to discuss books for more than a decade, is featured in the October issue of Woman’s Day magazine. Club member Shelly Jystad said the club was asked to review two books for the magazine, “The Unimaginable,” by Dina Silver, and “The Wonder of All Things,” by Jason Mott. The magazine features reviews every month from various book clubs across the country.
The Minnesota-based bluegrass and gospel quintet Monroe Crossing will be returning to Jamestown for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the North Dakota Farmers Union Convention Center. The Arts Center in Jamestown is sponsoring the event, and Director Taylor Barnes said the group has become increasingly popular locally with every performance since the North Dakota Bluegrass Association helped sponsor its debut here in the Jamestown High School auditorium.
The James River Valley Library System Board of Directors approved basic floor plans for the possible expansion of Alfred Dickey Library, pending voters’ approval of a quarter-percent sales tax hike to fund the project. The board did reserve the right to make changes to the plans if needed. The floor plans were unveiled at the Jamestown Community Block Party on Aug.
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