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If you go What: Alfred Dickey Library open house When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 Where: 105 3rd St. SE, Jamestown Details: 2 p.m. informal presentation Contact: 252-2990, jamesriverlibrary.org rrr The many months of work and some expensive surprises pale in comparison to knowing Jamestown's historic library will be preserved for another century, according to library officials.
Heather Lawrence, a para teacher at Jamestown High School, has revived the JHS Cheer Team after a year without a team at the school to cheerlead football and basketball games. The team hold its first Spirit Car Wash event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. at R.M. Stoudt, Inc., 800 23rd St SW, Jamestown. There will also be refreshments provided for all patrons as they wait for their car to be washed. This is a free will donation event supporting purchase of uniforms, supplies and activity costs for the team. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
A crowd of nearly 100 people participates in the Patriot Day observance Tuesday at Zonta Park in Jamestown. Trooper Tom Herzig of the North Dakota Highway Patrol, talked about what it was like to be on duty the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and Jaymee George performed the national anthem on the clarinet. The group then took part in the “Freedom Walk” to the All Vets Club for a freewill barbecue meal with proceeds going to support Mary’s Place at Safe Shelter in Jamestown. Tom LaVenture / The Sun
The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission on Monday unanimously approved its $1.36 million budget for 2019. The budget for the year ending Dec. 31, 2019, is $91,256 less than the $1.45 million 2018 budget, or $21,356 less after subtracting special assessments and facilities costs that included $45,000 for the Two Rivers Activity Center. The 35.83 mills for the 2019 certificate of levy amounts to $1.67 million in property tax revenue. The 2018 tax levy was 37.25 mills.
The Healing Rooms of Jamestown is no longer offering services in the community, according to Mary Thom, director. The weekly healing rooms cost money to operate and the lack of turnout did not make it feasible for volunteers to continue offering confidential prayer sessions, she said. "The nonprofit board decided to close and we recommend coming to Bismarck for healing sessions," Thom said. The Healing Rooms of the Northern Plains is located at 1605 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 100, in
If you go What: Suzy Bogguss in concert When: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 Where: Jamestown Civic Center, 212 3rd Ave NE Tickets: $38 general admission Contact: Jamestown Masonic Lodge, 252-2459 rrr Country singer Suzy Bogguss said she enjoyed the nomadic life of her early career that took her through North Dakota on her way out west. "I love North Dakota," Bogguss said.
Rose Raney was devastated at the sudden death of her husband of 19 years and said that grief retreats and workshops helped her to start living "a new normal." "It's been six years now since my husband is gone," Raney said. Raney said she has reached a crossroads where she feels healed enough to move forward. At 61 years old she does not think about dating but does think about dance partners and friends and so joined a hiking club and volunteers at her church. "It does get better and it does get easier," she said.
A Jamestown woman is one of three North Dakota florists to be an accredited member of the American Institute of Floral Designers. Cara Prescott, owner of Don's House of Flowers, took the AIFD examination in 2017 and received her accreditation officially on July 2, 2018. The other two North Dakota florists with the AIFD accreditation are in Minot, she said. "I have heard other florists describe the AIFD as 'getting your doctorate in floral design,'" Prescott said. "That about sums it up."
The North Dakota suicide rate is above the national average for all age groups and has a higher rate of increase than other states, said Alison Traynor, director of suicide prevention for the North Dakota Department of Health. Traynor spoke Thursday at a community mental health summit in Jamestown that was organized by the VA Health Care System in Fargo. Veteran suicide rates are also above the national average in North Dakota for men and women, she said.
The Catholic Church will be celebrating its 200th year in the Midwest in September. The Most Rev. John Folda, bishop of Fargo, will celebrate a 3 p.m. Sept. 9 Mass at Assumption Catholic Church in Pembina, N.D., to mark the anniversary. A French missionary established a church and school in Pembina 1818 when it was still an unorganized territory controlled by the Hudson Bay Co. of Canada, and is considered to be the first permanent presence of the church in the Midwest.