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Events Briefs

By Staff | Jun 28, 2013

Rugby to host blood drive July 8

Rugby’s next blood drive will be Monday, July 8 at Calvary Evangelical Free Church from noon until 6 p.m. Call Wanda Follman at 701-583-2382 to schedule an appointment.

According to United Blood Services, studies show that 90 percent of all people who live to age 75 will need blood products during their life. Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. It is estimated that 2/3 of men and women age 16 and over are eligible to donate blood.

‘United We Stand’ luncheon set

The Christian Women’s Club of Harvey, and the surrounding area, will be having a “United We Stand” luncheon on from noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday, July 8 at the Assembly of God fellowship hall in Harvey.

The main speaker will be Sally Tulley of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her topic is “Come Travel with Me.” Pam Stewart of Bowdon will give the special feature, and Kristin and Lee Reinowski of Anamoose will be giving the special music.

Contact Kathy Davis (324-4728) or Elaine Palmer (324-4260) by July 2 for reservations. Complimentary rides are available, but if you’re unable to att

Pierce County to conduct sobriety checkpoint

On June 29, the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Rugby Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at a pre-determined location in Pierce County. The checkpoint will run from approximately 7 to 9 p.m. Immediately following the checkpoint, NDHP troopers, Pierce County officers and Rugby Police Department officers will be on patrol in Pierce County to detect and apprehend impaired drivers.

Impaired drivers are a threat to the safety and well-being of all motorists. Sixty-four people have died in traffic crashes on North Dakota roadways in 2013. Tragically, 35 percent of the victims died in alcohol-related crashes. Sobriety checkpoints are an important enforcement tool and public education effort aimed at reducing alcohol-related crashes.

The primary purpose of a sobriety checkpoint is to deter the deadly practice of drinking and driving. Public information and education increase the perception of “risk of apprehension” of motorists who would operate a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Advanced notification of the checkpoint, including date, time, general location and duration of the checkpoint, is provided to the public to enhance the deterrent effect. Results will be provided after the checkpoint’s completion.

For drivers passing through a sobriety checkpoint who make the right decision and choose not to drink and drive, the delay should be minimal.

– Submitted by North Dakota Highway Patrol

Pierce County Fair Events Schedule

July 2

10 a.m.-noon 4-H Achievement Day Static Exhibits & Pets

(9:30 a.m. check-in)

July 3

9-10 a.m. 4-H Livestock Show

2-10 p.m. McHumble Petting Zoo

5-7 p.m. Exhibit Hall open (Registration)

9:30 p.m. 32 Below

July 4

8:30 a.m. Heart of America Rehab/Wellness Center 5K Run/Walk

(Registration 7:30 a.m.)

2-10 p.m. McHumble Petting Zoo

2-10 p.m. Exhibit Hall open

2-3 p.m. Bingo

3 p.m. Tire Burn-Out Contest

4 p.m. Nickel Scramble

4:30 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest

6 p.m. Karaoke Contest

9 p.m. PlowBoyz

Dusk: Fireworks

July 5

Noon-10 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

2-10 p.m. McHumble Petting Zoo

2 p.m. Frisbee Contest

3 p.m. Pie Eating Contest

4 p.m. Minnow Races

6 p.m. Geographical Center Speedway Racing

9 p.m. Ashley Buchart Band

July 6

9 a.m. Junior Points Open Class Beef Show

Noon-10 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

2-10 p.m. McHumble Petting Zoo

1 p.m. Enduro Racing

2-10 p.m. McHumble Petting Zoo

3;30 p.m. Tractor Pull

7 p.m. Game Show Night (Married Couples Challenge)

9 p.m. Fully Loaded

July 7

Noon-2 p.m. Exhibit Hall open (Entry Pick-Up)

2 p.m. Ranch Rodeo

Freddie Prez: five shows daily

Marty Davis: three shows daily

Mystification Magician (Timothy & Barbara Tegge): three shows daily

Beer Gardens: at the fairgrounds

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