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Public Service Announcements
8/20/2018 - 8/26/2018

ENDS 8/21 – Back to School Open Houses are being held at Bismarck Public Schools this week, with Middle School open houses Monday, August 20th (and Horizon’s is Thursday, September 6th), all elementary school open houses areTuesday, August 21st, and High School open houses next Monday, August 27th – South Central High School’s is Tuesday, September 11th. The first day of school for Bismarck Public School students in grades K through 12 is THURSDAY, August 23rd. All the details at bismarckschools.org.

ENDS 8/25 – Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue is hosting their 3rd Annual “Woof Stock: Rockin’ for the Rescue” event on Saturday, August 25th at BuckStop Junction in Bismarck. Enjoy an evening of food and music; there will be activities for the kids, food vendors, a cash bar, live music, and Silent & live auctions! Bring your lawn chairs. The fun starts at 5 with a free will donation for admission. Music from Prairie Road, followed by the Cody Charles Band headlining! For more information, visit furryfriendsrockinrescue.org.

ENDS 8/26 – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Harvest Hotline is again up and running. This free service connecting farmers and combiners is offered annually and calls are answered weekdays between 8 & 5. Callers can leave a message evenings and weekends. A self-service Harvest Hotline map is also available, and can be found by clicking “Harvest Hotline” at nd.gov/ndda. The Harvest Hotline number is: 425-8454.

ENDS 8/29 – A Parkinson's Seminar will be held on Thursday, September 6th, and is sponsored by the Bismarck Parkinson's Support Group. The Seminar will feature speakers, brochures, books and information on Parkinson's Disease as well as many exhibitors. Registration begins at 9am, with the program beginning at 9:30 and ending at 3. Cost to attend is $10 per person which includes lunch. Please submit your registration form by August 29th. For more information and to register, visit bismarckparkinsons.wordpress.com.

ENDS 8/31 – The City of Bismarck is seeking candidates interested in serving on the Vision Fund Committee as a committee member. The committee has two open positions which are 3-year terms. Application forms may be found on the City of Bismarck’s website and the deadline for submitting applications is 12 Noon, Friday, August 31st, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit bismarcknd.gov.

ENDS 8/31 – Organizers of The Bismarck Marathon, Saturday, September 15th at Cottonwood Park in Bismarck, are looking for 200 race-day volunteers. Volunteer areas include traffic control, parking, relay exchange zones, finish line and post-race clean-up. All volunteers receive official moisture-wicking marathon volunteer shirts. The 2018 Bismarck Marathon includes a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 10K run, 5K run and a 5K walk. To volunteer, go to thebismarckmarathon.com/volunteer.

ENDS 8/31 – The Bismarck Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizen Police Academy to be held from September 6th to November 15th, 2018. The citizen police academy allows the public to experience the many aspects of police work first hand. Classes run from 6 to 9pm Thursday evenings. You can download an application at bismarcknd.gov/1551/Citizen-Police-Academy. The application deadline is August 31st.

ENDS 8/31 – Morton County relies on the CodeRED emergency notification system to deliver telephone calls, text messages and emails to keep the public informed during severe weather outbreaks. These alerts can be delivered directly to your cell phone via the CodeRED Mobile Alert app. Register today to receive CodeRED messages – visit Morton County’s website: co.morton.nd.us and click the “CodeRED” logo.

ENDS 9/2 – Drivers on North Dakota roads are reminded to always drive sober, or to always find a sober driver. In an effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road, law enforcement agencies across North Dakota are running extra patrols as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign now through September 3rd. This campaign is part of the Vision Zero strategy to eliminate motor vehicle crash fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads. Learn more at VisionZero.nd.gov.

ENDS 9/6 – Shriner’s Hospitals for Children is offering a free Orthopaedic Screening in Bismarck for children with conditions of the bones, muscles, and joints, Friday, September 7th at Mid Dakota Clinic in Bismarck. To schedule an appointment, call 612-596-6105.

ENDS 9/12 – You played it when you were a kid, and now you can play it FOR kids—the St. Alexius Kickball Tournament, or SAKT, is Saturday, September 22nd from 8 to 8 at Clem Kelley Softball Complex in Bismarck. Register your team today! The tournament is a fundraiser to benefit babies by purchasing a transport incubator for CHI St. Alexius Health’s NICU. Registration information is due by September 12th and can be found at st.alexius.org.

ENDS 9/15 – The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra invites everyone to experience the sights and sounds of the symphony this season. The first concert of the new season is titled “American Pie,” and is Saturday, September 15th at 7:30 at the Belle Mehus Auditorium. Season tickets are on sale now with a variety of options from which to choose. View the options, including student packages, at bismarckmandansymphony.org.

ENDS 9/29 – Celebrate North Dakota’s German heritage! Join the Mandan Progress Organization for “OktoberFest” at Dykshoorn Park on Saturday, September 29th from 11am to 9pm. Enjoy German food, live music, fall crafts, beer tasting, and more. To learn more, visit mandanprogress.org.

If you’d like to submit something to air as a public service announcement (at our discretion – no promises!) on BIG RIG 1059, email it at least two weeks in advance to: laurengray@mojo1075.com

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