The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol announced more road closures in the state. The NDDOT and patrol have closed N.D. Highway 20 from the U.S. Highway 2 junction to the N.D. Highway 57 junction, and closed Highway 57 from the Highway 20 junction to Fort Totten due to reduced visibility, snowdrifts, blowing snow creating hazardous road conditions along with a number of vehicles blocking the roadway and making it impassable to traffic.
Weather is creating traveling issues across most of western and central North Dakota. The National Weather Service Bismarck office issued a dense fog advisory through 2 p.m. today for most of central and western North Dakota, including the Jamestown area. The fog may hold until precipitation starts from a strong storm system that will move across the state.
City of Jamestown Street Department crews will trim tree branches that overhang streets and alleys to prevent interference with traffic and street maintenance equipment. The city forestry office announced that branches covering traffic signs and signals will be removed so drivers and pedestrians will see those signs and signals. The tree-trimming work will occur along snow emergency routes throughout the city.
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The Jamestown speech team will hold its annual Parents’ Day from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25, at Jamestown Middle School. The team members will be presenting their speeches for the public. All are invited to attend, and admission is free.
A non-denominational Christian Bible talk is planned at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the James River Senior Center, 419 5th St. NE, Jamestown. Those attending are asked to enter the door on the west of the building. Speakers are Becky Kelbert and Janet Klenk. The purpose of the talk is to share and encourage the faith, love and hope that Jesus shared with the world using the Bible as text. The Bible talks will also include a few hymns and a prayer.
In celebration of the year 2017 being the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Rev. Tom Eckstein of Concordia Lutheran Church will be offering a special sermon series for Lent and Easter based on themes related to the Reformation and portions of certain sermons of Martin Luther. All are welcome to attend these services at Concordia. The dates, times and sermon themes for this special series are as follows:
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamestown will hold its Friendship Suppers from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the church. The menu is cottage cheese roast, scalloped potatoes, salad and cake and ice cream for dessert. The meals are free, and attendees are encouraged to bring a friend or family members. If a ride is needed, call Deb at (701) 269-9852. Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at 1201 4th St. NE.
This year’s World Day of Prayer 2017 service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Jamestown. The event is sponsored by Church Women United, and everyone is welcome to attend. The World Day of Prayer USA Committee will share materials for World Day of Prayer 2017, which was written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of the Philippines. The focus will be on Matthew 20:1–16, the parable of the laborers in the vineyard.
The Jamestown Ministerial Association is again hosting ecumenical Lenten services which are preceded with a soup and sandwich lunch. The JMA is specifically keeping the lunch simple to emphasize the sacrificial aspect of Lent. A freewill donation will be accepted for the cost of the lunch with the remaining monies being donated to the local Homeless Coalition Committee. A donation of $5 per meal is suggested. Also being collected at each of the Lenten services are items for the Blessing Bags program.