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5-3-14 Briefs

By Staff | May 2, 2014

Residents urged to report road conditions

Pierce County residents are encouraged to report poor road conditions because of water and winter wear and tear. Updated road conditions allow emergency personnel to more efficiently respond to calls.

Residents can report eroding roads and other conditions to county emergency manager Kelsey Siegler at 776-5399, county auditor Karin Fursather at 776-5225 or the sheriff’s office at 776-5245.

– Tribune Staff Report

Lambda chapter meets in Rugby

Seventeen area educators met in Rugby for their regular spring meeting.

Lambda Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, is a society for key women educators.

Lambda Chapter membership includes educators from Bottineau, Rugby, Rolla, Towner, Devils Lake, York, Kramer, Cando and Wolford.

Business discussed was the upcoming state workshop in June in Grand Forks.

Officers elected for the upcoming biennium are: Victoria Boehnke, Kramer, president; Wanda Follman, York, first vice president; Khloe Sobolik, Rugby, second vice president; Bonnie Livedalen, Towner, secretary; Brenda Seehafer, Rolla, treasurer.

The program for the evening focused on one of the Seven Purposes of the society – to stimulate the personal and professional growth of members and to encourage their participation in appropriate programs of action. Jeannie Orke, of Bottineau, shared her quilting experiences and some of her projects and missions in the community. She also shared some of her mother’s quilting experiences throughout her life.

-Submitted by Delta Kappa Gamma, Lambda Chapter

Maps available at FSA office

Producers are encouraged to stop in the Pierce County Farm Service Agency Office to pick up 2014 maps for use in reporting seeded acres.

All producers must file an annual acreage report by July 15.

The FSA Office is located in Hartley’s Mall at 126 2nd Ave. SW, Suite 103.

– Pierce County

FSA Office

Relay for Life hosts speaker

The Pierce County Relay for Life board hosted guest speaker Tammy Osvold of Cavalier on Monday. Osvold educated Relay team leaders and attendees on the tobacco tax in North Dakota, which is far below most states. The North Dakota cigarette excise tax is 44 cents and has not changed since 1993.

Osvald encouraged everyone in attendance to join the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network because legislators are informed of ACSCAN membership numbers if they exceed 60 percent for a district.

“It makes our voice stronger and the more (legislators) hear us the more we can get done (for cancer research and legislation),” Osvald said.

The 10th Annual Pierce County Relay for Life is set for June 6. If interested in joining contact Relay members or find Pierce County Relay on Facebook.

– Tribune Staff Report

Absentee ballot applications available

Applications for absentee/mail ballots for the June 10 primaries can be picked up at the Pierce County auditor’s office at the Pierce County Court House.

– Tribune Staff Report

Hershey Track meeting to be held

A Hershey Track organizational meeting, with practice to follow, will be held Tuesday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at the Rugby High School track. Parents and kids are asked to attend.

To be eligible for Hershey Track, boys and girls must turn 9 years old before, or be 14 years old by December 31 of this year. 7-8 year olds can also register, but they will have only one practice before the local meet. Kids 9 and older will practice weekly before the local meet.

The local meet takes place Thursday, May 29. The state meet will take place on June 21 in West Fargo.

Registration forms can be picked up in the offices of area schools.

This will be the last year Hershey will sponsor an advancement track program. Starting next year, they are going into a sponsorship with USA Track & Field, and will be holding a run-throw-jump day camp.

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