Measure 1, the so-called “personhood amendment” has the distinction of being the most purposefully ambiguous measure ever on a North Dakota ballot. Put there by a misguided and manipulated majority of the Legislature, Measure 1’s seemingly simple and straightforward language is, in effect, an invitation to endless litigation.
A community forum on Parkinson’s disease will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Missouri Valley YMCA in Bismarck. The forum will feature Dr. Eric Ahlskog, a professor of neurology at Mayo Medical School and the author of “The Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Book,” and Dr. Claire McLean, neurologic clinical specialist and Parkinson’s exercise specialist from the University of Southern California.
A Cancer Awareness & Health Expo is planned Oct. 16 at North Dakota Farmers Union in Jamestown. Help for Hope and Healing is hosting the event, which is being held to create community awareness, hope and celebrate life From 5 to 6 p.m., complementary hors d’oeuvres will be available. From 5 to 7:30 p.m. people can visit exhibitor booths and giveaways are planned. From 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Submitted photo At the regular weekly meeting of the Optimist Club on Oct. 2, Taylor Barnes was presented the President’s Award of Excellence for her years of service to the Jamestown community, especially her service to the youth of the community through the Arts After School program and the artist-in-residence program at the Arts Center. Barnes, left, is presented with the award from Alissa Hanson, vice president of the Jamestown Optimist Club.
Jamestown Lions Club will celebrate its 85-year anniversary on Oct. 29, by having a new member reception at the Lions Tree park, south of the Jamestown Reservoir. Since the club’s chartering in 1929, its members have worked on a variety of projects in the local community, such as Blood Drives, Buffalo Feed, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Meals on wheels delivery and many more.
Chad Pringle, warden of the James River Correctional Center, spoke at the last Rotary meeting. Pringle has been a part of the JRCC since 1998. He began working as a case manager, then was promoted to a senior case manager, then deputy assistant and now warden. The current population at JRCC enter is 450 inmates and there is more than 200 staff. Pringle explained the different types of prison facilities, and said the JRCC is considered a medium-custody facility.
Ave Maria Village’s volunteers September meeting was called to order by Jan Barnes, volunteer director, on Sept. 18. The speaker for the meeting was Bonnie Dauenhauer, registered nurse, admissions director and quality assurance specialist. She said hand washing is important in a long-term care facility. She encouraged the volunteers to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer frequently and went through the entire process of hand washing.
The Jewels of the Prairie Red Hatters will meet at 11a.m. on Oct. 14 at the Jamestown Elks Club to celebrate North Dakota’s 125th birthday. Call Melva Oak (252-4935) for reservations by Sunday. There will be a lunch catered along with birthday cake. Bring stories of how you happened to live in North Dakota, favorite place to visit in North Dakota or a place you have always wanted to visit in North Dakota.
Germans from Russia Heritage Society, James Valley Chapter, will meet at 2 p.m., Sunday at The Arts Center in Jamestown. The program will be presented by Anton Schweitzer on “Alsac to Ukraine to North Dakota.” The public is invited, refreshments will be served.
The Jamestown Lions Club met Oct. 1. President Kristi Anderson led the meeting. Kathy Clemens led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, and Ed Anderson offered the prayer. All Lions were asked to bring items to donate to the food pantry to the meeting by Shelley Nannenga. Her guest was Sarah Oberlander from Community Action Region VI. Oberlander told the club about the programs that her organization provides to help those in need. She specifically provided information on the Weekend Backpack Program.