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The Red Kettle Campaign is going strong but giving this past week has been slow, according to Maj. Tim Nauta of the Jamestown Salvation Army. "Last week we were doing all right but right now we are 20 percent behind last year," Nauta said. "What a difference a week makes." The goal this year is $168,000, he said. The goal was raised $10,000 after meeting the 2017 goal of $158,000, he said.
After 12 years in southwest Jamestown, R&B Motorsports has moved closer to downtown. Rick Sailer, owner of R&B Motorsports, said his all-terrain vehicle and accessory business is now in the former Tractor Supply Co. building at 1100 5th Ave. SE. The new store opened in mid-November, he said. "We moved from one building to the other and tried to stay alive and operating as we were moving," Sailer said. "It was interesting how we got things put away but did not have to shut down. The lights were on and we were selling."
If you go What: Community Christmas Dinner When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 Where: Victory Lutheran Church, 510 9th Ave. SW, Jamestown Admission: Free, public welcome Delivery: Free delivery for shut-ins, call 251-1570 by 3 p.m. Dec. 14 rrr This 15th annual Community Christmas Dinner at Victory Lutheran Church on Sunday, Dec. 16, will be special in many ways, according to organizers.
After years of working with teens the words just seemed to come together when writing a play about the struggles and temptations of identity and having confidence in faith, said the Rev. Kenneth Curtis, the youth pastor for grades 6-12 at Jamestown First Assembly. His teens have been working on the "Hope for Christmas" play since early October and will perform it at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at First Assembly, 1720 8th Ave. SW. The event is free and open to the public with refreshments served after the show.
After eight consecutive sellout performances, "A Magical Medora Christmas" will take the stage at the Reiland Fine Arts Center of the University of Jamestown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. When the show took to the road four years ago it would have been hard to imagine the tour would grow to 30 shows in 24 cities, said Daniel Gannarelli, annual giving director for the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. This year the production is adding performances including in the Twin Cities for the first time, he said.
A new goat and stagecoach horse team will join Frontier Village next season, the Frontier Village Association learned at its meeting Monday. The Gelding horse team of Frank and Jesse was purchased from an unnamed farm, according to Jay Mickelson, incoming board president for 2019. The pair cost $3,500, he said.
Three key administrative vacancies have been filled at the North Dakota State Hospital, according to superintendent Rosalie Etherington at the Governing Body meeting Monday. Colleen Jones, the new director of nursing, is originally from Valley City, and was previously a senior systems analyst and clinical informatics specialist at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston and at MD Anderson Cancer Center of the University of Texas.
The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission on Monday approved new workers, committee members and decided to keep golf course rates the same. The commission voted 3-2 to allow Two Rivers Community Center to create the full-time position of guest services coordinator. Amy Walters, TRAC facilities manager, said the salaried position would also assume front desk service duties and eliminate the need for another part-time position. The combined jobs would have added $15,000 to the 2019 budget, including $9,855 in benefits and insurance.
A store closing announcement is never good but especially not around Christmas, said Monty Zimmer, mayor of Oakes, N.D. The Shopko Home store in Oakes is one of 39 nationwide to close by the end of February, according to an announcement this week from Shopko Stores Operating Co. LLC corporate office in Green Bay, Wis. The Oakes store started liquidation on Friday, and management referred all communication to the corporate offices.
The North Dakota State Hospital campus will solve parallel challenges within the state prison system, said Leann Bertsch, director of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.