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By Staff | Dec 13, 2013

Growing Place seeking director

The Growing Place daycare center in Rugby is seeking a new director. Julie Grove is resigning after more than three years in charge. The Esmond native is looking forward to a change after years in the daycare business.

Grove ran a preschool in Bismarck for more than five years before returning to the area.

Growing Place provides care for between 35 to 50 children each day. The board will be conducting interviews for candidates with a college degree and Child Development Associate (CDA). Please contact Growing Place at 776-2103 if qualified and interested in the position.

– Tribune Staff Report

Museum memberships available at Shopko

Memberships and day passes to the Prairie Village Museum will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at Shopko in Rugby.

Purchasing a 2014 Geographical Center Historical Society membership supports the museum and provides recipients with free admission and perks like early registration for the museum’s popular camp.

Memberships are $15 for individuals and $30 for households. Day passes are $3 for kids, $7 for adults and $18 for families (2 adults and all kids age 18 and under).

“We’ll slip your memberships and passes into holiday envelopes just right for stocking stuffing,” said Edie Wurgler, historical society board member. “We’ll also be ready to accept end-of-the-year, tax-deductible donations.”

The historical society needs $4,600 to break even in 2013.

“The museum has substantial reserve funds,” said Randy Myers, historical society board president, “however most of those dollars are restricted to maintenance of specific buildings and cannot be used for general operations.

“We sincerely appreciate all of the support the museum has received throughout the year,” Myers added, “but we want everyone to know the museum still needs their support.”

If you’re unable to visit Shopko on Dec. 21, membership information is available online at prairievillagemuseum.com. You also can email your order to executive director Cathy Jelsing at prairievillagemuseum@gmail.com or call her at 776-7606.

– Submitted

by Prairie Village Museum

Belcourt man dies in two-car collision

Jarrod Azure, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-car collision in Rolette County on Dec. 6, according to a highway patrol press release. Azure was the front-seat passenger in Kevin Albert Tjaden’s 1990 Geo Storm, which was traveling southbound on 35th Ave. NE, a gravel road northeast of Belcourt.

Tjaden’s vehicle was met by a 1993 Dodge Ram 250, which was heading northbound on the same road and driven by Sheldon Joseph Azure, 26, of St. John. Tjaden’s vehicle turned to the east to avoid Sheldon Joseph Azure’s vehicle as the latter turned to the west. Both vehicles came to rest in the east ditch. Tjaden’s entire vehicle was extensively damaged and Sheldon Joseph Azure’s front end was extensively damaged.

Tjaden, 23, was taken to Presentation Medical Center in Rolla before being airlifted to Trinity Medical Center in Minot. Rear seat passenger Joshua Lando Jeanotte was treated for injuries at the hospital in Belcourt.

Sheldon Joseph Azure and passenger Calvin Lee Lavallie, 17, were not injured. The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

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