The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos and buffalo chip this week: › Bravo to Jamestown Middle School for raising nearly $10,000 during its annual Penny Drive. The middle school has raised a total of nearly $150,000, and funds raised are usually used to help offset medical cost for three individuals or organizations.
The Jamestown Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at 144 Sunnyside Trailer Park early this morning. According to dispatch information units responded at 4:04 a.m. Dispatch records also show two people transported by ambulance to Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Extent of their injuries was not available. More details will be posted as information becomes available.
One man was killed in a one-vehicle accident near Pekin, N.D. Thursday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The name of the victim has not been released. A 2012 Dodge Ram pickup, carrying two people, was traveling south on N.D. Highway 1 during the early morning hours Thursday. The vehicle failed to negotiate a curve about 8 miles south of Pekin in Nelson County and rolled.
Cleveland United Methodist Church is inviting people to attend its Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 16, at the church in Cleveland. This service will be followed by a free Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. An offering basket will be available if anyone wishes to donate. Cleveland United Methodist Church is located at 323 5 1/2 N. For more information, contact Darrell Losing at (701) 269-1151.
The community is invited to Victory Lutheran Church Easter Sunday, April 16, for a time of celebration as a lifeless cross, which is called the Living Cross, is brought to life with hundreds of brightly colored flowers. The Living Cross will be celebrated at both worship services, which begin at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. A dead piece of wood covered with flowers that is placed by the congregation is a reminder to all of the Easter truth that we were once dead but now are alive, the church said.
The final Lenten service sponsored by the Jamestown Ministerial Association will be held at noon on Good Friday, April 14, at United Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Joel Winckler, pastor at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, will be the guest speaker on the topic “Jesus is Lord: Freely Giving His Life.” A meal will not be served at this service. However, a collection supporting the emergency afterhours phone system will be taken. Also collected will be travel-size toiletry items for homeless people.
Christian music band Tenth Avenue North will perform June 11 at Shiloh Christian School in Bismarck. Proceeds from this concert benefit the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. The foundation provides financial support and assistance to ease the burden and stress cancer has on patients and their families. All donations stay local and help make a difference to patients by funding programs that assist the whole person - body, mind and spirit, said Amy Gross, executive director of the Bismarck Cancer Center.
Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, writers of the New York Times best seller, “The Vow,” will speak April 20 at the New Life Center Auxiliary’s Annual Prayer Breakfast and also at a new evening event called a “Movie & a Message.” Two months after the Carpenters married, a car wreck shattered their life. Krickitt experienced a head injury and had no idea who Kim was. Kim persisted in keeping their vows and with time, patience and prayer, they overcame the odds and fell in love all over again.
The Annual Spring Luncheon is at noon Saturday, May 6, at the Harbor on Main Street in Edgeley. The Kinzler Sisters – Gina, Renee’ and Michelle – will provide music at the event. Katrina Weigel will also provide instrumental music. A t t e n d - ees will be entertained with special music and also receive an encouraging word. The catered luncheon is available for a freewill donation.
First Congregational United Church of Christ’s Annual Swiss Steak Supper will be held Thursday, April 20, at the church in Jamestown. Church members will serve dinner with all the fixings from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Along with the Swiss steak, homemade mashed potatoes and coleslaw, corn, buns, dessert and a beverage will be served. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Children ages 3 and younger eat for free.