FREEZE WARNING FRIDAY NIGHT FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA… 1-A.M. TO 9-A.M. SATURDAY.
INCLUDING JAMESTOWN AND VALLEY CITY AREAS…
AFTER THE WINDS DIMINISH FRIDAY EVENING TEMPERATURES WILL COOL INTO
THE 20S FRIDAY NIGHT ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. THOSE
WITH SENSITIVE VEGETATION SHOULD TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO
PROTECT AGAINST FREEZING TEMPERATURES.
.A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
LIKELY TO OCCUR. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER
..WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING…
INCLUDING THE JAMESTOWN AND VALLEY CITY AREAS.
.TONIGHT…PARTLY CLOUDY. BREEZY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER
.SATURDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE JAMESTOWN AREA. HIGHS IN
THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND
20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT…DECREASING CLOUDS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.MONDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. BREEZY.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT…INCREASING CLOUDS. LOWS AROUND 40.
.THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 50S.
TEMPERATURES DROPPING INTO THE 20S FRIDAY NIGHT ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA.
STRONG WINDS…WITH GUSTS OVER 35 MPH…ARE POSSIBLE SUNDAY
ACROSS WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA AND AGAIN MONDAY OVER ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA.
NOTICE…THE COMMUNITY NIGHT OUT WILL BE HELD INSIDE AT THE VALLEY CITY EAGLE, DUE TO COLD WEATHER…
Valley City, ND CHI Mercy Health (Mercy Hospital) is excited to announce it will be holding a “Community Night Out” on Sunday, October 5 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Valley City Eagles Club due to cold weather. All activities will remain the same. The “Kitchen With An Attitude” will be catering a complementary meal for the community of pulled turkey sandwiches, fruit salad, and raw vegetables. The Midwest Dairy Association will be providing cartons of milk and High Plains Water will be supplying water for beverages for the meal. This meal is free and open to the public.
On Friday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, Mercy Healthcare Foundation Director Stephanie Mayfield says, this will be a great event to wrap up all of the Community Block Parties that were held in Valley City this year.
CHI Mercy Health will be partnering with local Emergency Medical Service partners for the event and will include the Barnes County Ambulance, Barnes County Sheriff’s Department, Valley City Police Department, and the Valley City Fire Department. Each agency will have emergency vehicles and staff on hand to share their role in helping maintain a safe and healthy community.
She pointed out that Mercy Hospital’s new name “CHI Mercy Health” also has a new tagline “Imagine better health”. It is truly the Hospital’s goal to serve our patients with our core values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion, and Excellence. We want to support a healthy community by providing medical treatment and services in our community for your convenience.
At the event, each of the departments at the Hospital will have a booth set up to display which services they provide and we will also have Stroke education, Free Blood Pressure checks, children’s safety education, a bounce house for kid’s to play in, and free giveaways.
Please contact Stephanie Mayfield in the Mercy Healthcare Foundation office (direct #845-6557 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding the event.
In the event of bad weather,
The hospital is now an affiliate of Catholic Health Initiatives non-profit.
Mercy Hospital is now called CHI Mercy Health. A new name and logo will be imbedded in each of Catholic Health Initiatives’ markets over the next several months, highlighting a unified brand that strengthens local links to a nationally recognized health system that operates 89 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient centers, assisted living and other facilities in 18 states.
President of Mercy Hospital Keith Heuser, says the hospital would not be where it is today if we were not a part of CHI.
Catholic Health Initiatives’ senior vice president for communications, Joyce Ross says this new branding strategy reflects CHI’s commitment to building the Next Era of Healthy Communities through bold approaches, new services, a strengthened system and greater focus on consumers.
The CHI system is based in Colorado and has a division based in Fargo. In Bismarck, CHI and St. Alexius will form a regional health system of hospitals and clinics in western and central North Dakota. St. Alexius will remain associated with the Benedictine Sisters of the Annunciation Monastery in Bismarck and will retain a local board of directors.
Jamestown (CSi) The Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce has its new Executive Director on board.
On Friday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2 Becky Thatcher-Keller said she started her position with the Chamber on September 16, 2014.
Becky said her previous professional experience before coming to the Chamber has been in community economic development as an economic developer, in the region, for over 20 years.
Prior to joining the Chamber, she was with the South Central Dakota Regional Council office in Jamestown, with the Small Business Development Center Office for the past two and a half years.
She was also a SCDRC board member for several years.
She was also the economic developer for Cooperstown, and the economic developer for McIntosh County.
Ms. Thatcher-Keller succeeds Lisa Hicks, who has taken a medical leave of absence.
Jamestown (CSi) The Jamestown community is invited to help children in other countries who are affected by war, poverty, disease or disaster through the Operation Christmas Child shoebox project.
The project has volunteers filling shoeboxes with personal hygiene items, school supplies, small toys, hard candy, bars of soap, notebooks, coloring books, wash cloths, appropriate-size T-shirts and other items.
Items NOT accepted in the shoeboxes are candy that can melt, liquids, shampoo, medications, breakable items and war-related toys.
Properly sized boxes are available at Temple Baptist Church in Northeast Jamestown. Volunteers can also use a normal shoebox, or pack items in a reusable plastic bin that is the size of a shoebox, which would also be considered a gift.
Fill a shoebox for about $15 to $20.
Volunteers will pack shoeboxes at a
packing party on Sunday Oct. 26, 2014 at Temple Baptist Church.
Volunteers can drop off packed shoeboxes
during collection week Nov. 17-24, 2014, at Temple Baptist Church, 1200 12th Ave. NE.
The shoeboxes should be marked for boys or girls ages 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14. The boxes will go to Bismarck, and from there they go to Minneapolis. In Minneapolis, the shoeboxes are inspected to make sure items are appropriate and then shipped to other countries. It costs $7 to send a box to another country, and people can include that amount with the shoebox if they choose to.
People can follow their shoeboxes online by registering at the Operation Christmas Child website Samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/follow-your-box.
If someone chooses to follow a shoebox, he or she can pay $7 online and print off a bar code to track the gift. Otherwise, people can enclose a check for $7 with the shoebox. Special shoeboxes with the Operation Christmas Child logo and brochures are available at the church or by calling David Patzer at 320-9789
The project is organized by Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and nondenominational evangelism organization.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Fargo police have arrested a man in what they say is an ongoing clash between two groups of people, some of whom have gang ties.
Lt. Joel Vettel says 19-year-old man was arrested Thursday for terrorizing after pointing an Airsoft plastic pellet gun that police thought was real at another person. Formal charges were pending.
Police worked to head off two disturbances Thursday tied to an earlier home invasion at a mobile home court in which a dog was stabbed and had to be euthanized.
Vettel says police are still trying to determine what sparked the incidents.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Cher concerts in the Dakotas originally scheduled for this month have been rescheduled for early next year.
The 68-year-old singer is recovering from a viral infection. She earlier postponed an Oct. 29 concert at the Fargodome in Fargo and an Oct. 31 concert at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
New concert dates announced this week are Jan. 25 in Sioux Falls and Feb. 4 in Fargo.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) – The Accordion Club is celebrating 25 years of making music at the annual Norsk Hostfest in Minot.
The club scheduled a banquet and dance Friday night to celebrate the achievement. It also produced a history book and a CD featuring songs from its 2013 performances to mark the occasion.
The club has about 220 members from four Canadian provinces and five U.S. states. About 75 of them are participating at the Scandinavian heritage festival in Minot this week.
The Hostfest is in its 37th year. It annually draws about 60,000 people from around the world for food, music and other entertainment. It’s billed as the largest Scandinavian festival in North America. This year’s event started Tuesday and ends Saturday.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A group of Norwegians participating in a statewide agriculture tour has made a stop at a dairy farm in Mandan
The Norwegians visited the Northern Lights Dairy Farm on Thursday.
Norwegian farmer and rancher Gunnar Lefsaker says he’s always wanted to see how farming is done in the United States.
He says the farming equipment in North Dakota is much bigger than the equipment Norway.
Lefsaker says he likes meeting North Dakotans and learning about their livestock.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to resurvey hundreds of small grains farmers in eight states who still had crops in the field when they were asked a month ago about their yearly production.
The information could result in a revision of the official government estimates of wheat, barley and oat production. But it shouldn’t affect food prices.
USDA this month plans to resurvey affected farmers in both Dakotas, Minnesota, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming. Any changes to production estimates will be published Nov. 10.
Weather-delayed harvests have prompted USDA to do follow-up surveys before, but an agency official says it’s never happened in so many states.
USDA data show the surveys typically result in only minor adjustments to official crop estimates and often don’t result in any changes.
In world and national news…
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is visiting workers at a steel plant in Princeton, Indiana, to promote his economic policies. The timing works out for him. The Labor Department reports Friday that the jobless rate has dropped to 5.9 percent, the lowest it has been since July 2008. Employers added 248,000 jobs in September.
DALLAS (AP) – Public health officials in Texas say they’re making progress in narrowing the number of people that need to be monitored because of exposure to the Ebola patient in Dallas. Initially about 100 people who had direct or indirect contact with patient Thomas Eric Duncan were being tracked. That number is now 50 and none of them show signs of fever or other symptoms. Ten people considered to be at higher risk are being monitored closely.
BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi officials have confirmed that Islamic State group militants armed with a rocket launcher have shot down an Iraqi military attack helicopter. The two pilots were killed. The attack happened outside the town of Beiji (BAY’-zhee) near the Iraqi city of Tikrit. Beiji, about 130 miles north of Baghdad, is home to Iraq’s biggest oil refinery. Meanwhile, U.S. Central Command says more airstrikes have been carried out today at against extremist targets.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Some local officials and civil rights groups are saying that police in Fergusson, Missouri, may have overreached with the arrests of about a dozen protesters Thursday night. They had been demonstrating about the August fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white officer. A freelance videographer was among those jailed. Local media reports say the protesters were cited for violating a noise ordinance.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Hundreds of nursing homes have failed to meet a federal deadline for fire-safety requirements. Federal data show that 385 facilities licensed to house more than 52,000 people total had not installed enough sprinklers or were missing them altogether as of July. That’s despite a history of deadly nursing home fires and a five-year timeline to comply with the sprinkler rules.