The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week: Bravo to Daily Bread-Jamestown for adding a new site, Community Options Inc., for people to pick up needed food. Community Options is located at 420 20th St. SW, which is two blocks east of Valley Plains Equipment, in Jamestown.
The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ South Central Human Service Center in Jamestown is hosting an advisory group meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, to review developments at the center and to discuss services and needs. Members of South Central Human Service Center’s advisory group will meet in room 126 at the center, 520 3rd St.
Trinity River Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, at the Putnam House in Carrington. The event is sponsored in part through a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. The cost to attend is $10. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. For more information, contact Alison at (701) 652-5505 or email email@example.com .
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture, North Dakota State University Extension Service and the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association have partnered to create a comprehensive resource for livestock producers dealing with drought. “With more than 70 percent of the state in a moderate to extreme drought, livestock producers need tools to help manage the situation,” said Doug Goehring, agriculture commissioner. “This resource makes it easier to find the information and programs that producers may need.”
The Calendar publishes public events, meetings and fundraisers in The Jamestown Sun free. To submit an activity, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org — with “Calendar” in the subject line or fax to 701-952-8477. Commercial events (those meant to earn a profit for a business) will not be accepted for this calendar.
Jamestown Area Commerce Ambassadors and the Young Professionals of Jamestown held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Cricket Wireless to celebrate the opening of its new store in Jamestown. This business is located at 2619 8th Ave. SW in Jamestown. R.J. Keller, store manager, and his staff joined the Chamber committee members at the ribbon-cutting celebration. This business provides a new option for telephone, television and cellular services locally, and it does not require a contract.
Pifer’s Auction & Realty will be celebrating the opening of its Auction Center of North America during a two-day public open house and auction Monday and Tuesday, July 17-18, in Steele. Pifer’s Auction Center of North America welcomes everyone to attend an open house from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday for free food, drinks and tours of the new facility.
Valley City High School Principal Kristi Brandt was named North Dakota High School Principal of the Year by the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals. B r a n d t will be invited by M e t L i f e and NASSP to be honored at N A S S P ’ s Principals’ I n s t i t u t e this fall in Washington, D.C. This symposium gives all state Principals of the Year the opportunity to learn from each other as well as from other national leaders in education.
James Torrance, a family practice physician at Essentia Health-Jamestown Clinic, recently received a 4-Star Award for scoring in the top 25 percent (75th through 89th percentiles) for percentage of patients rating the overall quality of care Torrance as “excellent.” As a result of surveys conducted between January and December 2016, 249 Essentia physicians, advanced practitioners, departments and facilities received high-ranking Excellence in Healthcare Awards.
Central Sales Inc. has achieved a five star level of performance in AGCO’s 2016 Dealer Excellence Program. Central Sales is among an elite group of AGCO dealers that had what it takes to meet the requirements necessary to achieve the five star level of performance, said Alistair McLelland, vice president of marketing for AGCO’s North American team. AGCO said Central Sales stands out as one of the very best branded facilities in its network.