Jamestown Optimist Club is holding its annual fundraiser spaghetti feed at the Jamestown Civic Center on Friday, Feb. 2, in conjunction with the Sports & Rec Show. The spaghetti feed starts at 5 p.m. in the Exchequer Room and ends at 7 p.m Money raised by the club supports local youth programs. Tickets are available at the door for $8 per adult and $5 per student. Email inquiries to Jamestown-OptimistClub@gmail.com .
Rotary member Harold Bensch recently received his fifth Paul Harris Award, presented by Rotary President Erin Paulson. To receive this award, a person gives a donation of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. In turn the foundation has been using these dollars go to fund the fight against polio worldwide. Bensch’s mother had polio as child, so this issue has been special to Bensch and his family. Polio has been eradicated worldwide with only a few areas where the people don’t trust giving medication for religious reasons.
Kiwanis member and Priarie Paws volunteer Amanda Thrift spoke at the Jan. 22 Kiwanis Club meeting. Thrift has volunteered with Prairie Paws Rescue in Jamestown for several years, caring for animals before they’re placed in permanent homes. The organization was started in 2007 to provide housing and placement for pets. It’s 100 percent volunteer-based. According to Thrift, Prairie Paws helps promote spaying and neutering, provides education to adopters and the community, provides basic vet services, reunites lost animals and serves as advocates for animals.
Young people interested in learning more about the North Dakota Young Republicans are invited to attend a District 28 Young Republicans meeting Friday, Feb. 2, in Wishek. The informative and social event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wishek Senior Center. District 28 State Rep. Jeffery J. Magrum of Hazelton will be the featured speaker. Magrum was elected to a fouryear term in the North Dakota House of Representatives in 2016 and serves on the Judiciary Committee, Agriculture Committee and the Interim Judiciary Committee.
Amy Walters, facility manager of the Two Rivers Activity Center, was the speaker at the recent Jamestown Rotary Club meeting. Walters updated the club on classes and programs at the new facility. Presently there are 35 fitness classes being offered per week at TRAC. Classes are free with a TRAC membership. They also offer personal training and fitness assessments. There are several water exercise classes and the use of the lazy river for fitness. Silver Sneakers and Silver Fit memberships are available for those over 65.
The United Sportsmen Jamestown Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Gladstone Inn & Suites. All sportsmen and sportswomen are welcome to attend. Plans are almost complete for the club’s 32nd annual banquet and auction to be held Feb. 9 at the Knights of Columbus in Jamestown. A few prizes are still needed to complete the silent auction and sportsmen raffle. Tickets are available from club members.
The Jamestown City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, to approve the contract of Sarah Hellekson for city administrator. The meeting is at City Hall, 102 3rd Ave. SE, Jamestown.
Duane Schneider, 71, Garrison, Jan. 8. Leona Baumbach, 99, Hurdsfield, Jan. 9. Stanley Deile, 80, Wishek, Jan. 10. Beth Nordquist, 81, Bismarck, Jan. 10. Harold Westmeyer, 86, Mandan, Jan. 11. Betty Fridley, 75, Dickinson, Jan. 11. Lloyd Henrickson, 82, Dunn Center, Jan. 8. Mary Rhode, 87, Bismarck, Jan. 4. Duane Fraase, 67, Bismarck, Jan. 8. Leo Tisor, 97, Dickinson, Jan. 3. Donald Howe, 91, Hettinger, Jan. 6. Peter Bader, 87, Mott, Jan. 8. Susan Gefroh 59, Devils Lake, Jan. 15. Donald Marcus, 85, Fessenden, Jan. 12. LaVon Barbiece Ness, 79, Fargo, Jan. 11.
One birth was reported Monday by Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Jan. 28, son, 6 pounds, to Tammi and Travis Lindberg, Pingree.
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