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Friebel speaks on recycling at Lions Club

Kristi Anderson, left, Jamestown Lions member, receives a past president plaque and 2017 Lions Centennial Commemorative Silver Coin from Kathy Clemens, Lions second vice district governor, at the recent Lions meeting.

Lions member Dwaine Heinrich introduced speaker Ralph Friebel, owner of Recycling Center of North Dakota, at the Jan. 16 Lions meeting. Friebel talked about the residential recycling program coming to Jamestown. The household receptacles were to arrive the week of Jan. 15 for assembly, however, the arrival date is now likely to be the week of Feb. 5 with delivery to homeowners expected the week of Feb. 12. Residential pickup is likely to start around March 1. Pickup will be every other week and will be on the same day of the week as garbage pickup.

The material recovery facility (MRF) will be the former Coca-Cola building. This is where the recyclables will be sorted and bailed. Capacity of the MRF will be 5 tons per hour, Friebel said. This is more than Jamestown needs and Friebel hopes the MRF will process recyclables from other communities. There will be 10 people sorting the material. Eight of the 10 people will be supplied via an agreement with the North Dakota State Hospital.

In other business, President Mitzi Hager reported that the raffle fundraiser was a success. Ninety-three out of 100 tickets were sold. A total of $5,000 was given out to the 27 winners. Gary Speidel reported that the Lions Blood Drive resulted in 81 units drawn. There were five first-time givers.

In appreciation for serving as president, Kathy Clemens, Lions second vice district governor, presented Kristi Anderson with a past president plaque and a silver coin commemorating the 2017 Lions Centennial.

Hager presided over the meeting. Mike Jan gave the table prayer. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the All Vet’s Club. Guest speaker will be Maj. Tim Nauta from the Salvation Army. Prospective members and guests are welcome. For information on membership, contact Randy Lebahn, 320-1678.