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April 27, 2018
Pierce County Tribune

Journey to meet May 16

The next meeting of The Journey, a cancer support group, will be held Wednesday, May 16, in the Fox Auditorium at the Heart of America Medical Center.

Guest speaker Pamela Holwegner, an advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner with the Trinity Cancer Care Center in Minot, will cancer survivorship and relationships during and beyond treatment.

The group will also celebrate their survivors at the time, as they will not meet in June.

The group will also discuss cancer awarenesses for the month of May, which are melanoma/skin cancer and brain cancer.

- Tribune Staff Report

Rugby named Tree City USA

Rugby, North Dakota was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Rugby achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department; a tree care ordinance; an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita; and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

"Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education."

Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs. remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.

More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.

- Arbor Day Foundation

Rugby jr. high students compete at MathCounts

Rugby High school took the following students to Fessenden to compete at the Junior High MathCounts on February 2: Brooke Anderson; Alyssa Harmel; Annika Johnson; Taya Rameden; Amy Volk

Amy Volk qualified for state and competed at the State competition in Bismarck on March 5, 2018.

 
 

 

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