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The Frontier Village Association has rescheduled its next regular board meeting to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb 26, at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 2700 8th Ave. SW, Jamestown. The meeting had been scheduled for today.
The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division is hosting statewide public listening and comment meetings in February and March about services for older adults and adults with physical disabilities that help them remain living independently in their homes and communities.
The Jamestown Planning Commission gave final approval to WBI Energy Jamestown Border Station Plat during its meeting Monday. The plat creates a lot for the planned construction of a building used to meter and measure natural gas in existing WBI lines at 8546 35th St. SE, just east of Jamestown. The approval by the Planning Commission moves the plat to the agenda of the April 5 Jamestown City Council meeting.
Kiwanis member Hayley Wolf introduced Janell Hanson, director of Special Olympics in Jamestown, who spoke at the Feb. 5 Kiwanis meeting. Hanson has been involved with Special Olympics as coach and volunteer for 18 years and director for one. Locally Special Olympics has about 110 athletes and has been around since the 1970s. Each season is eight to 10 weeks long; sports include but aren’t limited to: basketball, soccer, track and field, snowshoeing and bowling. Athletes range from ages 8-78.
Lisa Jackson, Jamestown Regional Medical Center Foundation director, presented the program at the JRMC Auxiliary meeting on Giving Hearts Day on Feb. 8 and showed the video “Meet the Germ-Zapping Robot.” Giving Hearts Day monies will go to purchase two robots. The phone charging station is popular and Jackson thanked the auxiliary for supplying the funds. The foundation transferred monies to the hospital for outreach programs. JRMC scored four stars, the highest, on a recent survey, Jackson said. The trauma unit maintained a level four.
The OK Club met at the Legacy Center Feb. 6 with 11 members present. President Elaine Heinrich opened the meeting. The group said the Pledge of Allegiance. Janet Van Bruggen read stories. Secretary and treasurer’s reports were approved as read. The treasurer purchased 12 meal cards from the James River Senior Citizen Center for door prizes. Heinrich won the drawing for the meal ticket. Members dues are the same as last year and were collected for 2018.
The North Dakota Women’s Study Club and American Legion Auxiliary hosted a blood drive with United Blood Services on Jan. 25 at the Community Center in Wimbledon, which collected 44 units of blood. Thirty-six individuals volunteered to donate blood, and 32 individuals were able to donate. Three people were firsttime volunteers. RoseAnn Fehr coordinated the drive. Others assisting were Marge Guscette, Doris Slag and Mary Plumb.
LaDeen Knutson , director and preschool teacher at Victory Christian School, spoke at Jamestown Rotary Club. The private school has been in operation for about 10 years, and Knutson has been director and prekindergarten teacher for eight years. The school offers education to approximately 50 children from all denominations. The school enrolls children from preschool through fifth grade, and plans to add a sixth-grade class next school year. The school is certified with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.