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AREA NEWS: Riverside school auction ... Polk County vaccinations ... etc.

Riverside school to hold auction Riverside Christian School of East Grand Forks will hold its fifth annual auction at 10 a.m. March 20 in Grand Cities Mall on 17th Avenue and South Washington in Grand Forks. Gift baskets, an ATV and mystery prize...

Riverside school to hold auction

Riverside Christian School of East Grand Forks will hold its fifth annual auction at 10 a.m. March 20 in Grand Cities Mall on 17th Avenue and South Washington in Grand Forks. Gift baskets, an ATV and mystery prizes are some of what will be sold; a bake sale is on as well. For more information, call (218) 773-1770.

Polk County Health has vaccines

Polk County Public Health has vaccines available for tetanus, pneumonia, hepatitis A and B, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), HPV (gardasil), shingles and chicken pox.

Immunizations are available to those ages 19 and older. Adults who are uninsured (no insurance) or underinsured (deductible not met or have a cap on vaccines) qualify for the program. A fee of $5 per vaccine administered is requested to help defer administration costs.

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If you are interested in getting immunized, call (218) 281-3385 and ask for June.

Journalism contest set for Sunday

Journalism students from high schools around the region will compete in categories such as story writing and computer design at the 88th annual Northern Interscholastic Press Association convention beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday in the UND Memorial Union.

The traditional Trivia Bowl is set for 5:30 p.m. followed by the awards banquet at 6:30 p.m.

Info: (701) 499-1864 or (701) 238-9617.

Mayor, media to deliver meals

Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown, City Councilmen and members of the media will deliver meals for the Grand Forks Senior Center Meals on Wheels program beginning at 10:30 a.m. March 24.

"Mayors for Meals" is a national event to raise awareness of senior hunger. More than 1,500 mayors in the U.S. and Canada took part in 2009.

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Scouts food drive starts March 25

Scouts, UND students, and other volunteers from the Greater Grand Forks area will collect food to restock the shelves of local food cupboards.

Volunteers will distribute door knob hang-tags door-to-door on March 25. Residents can fill bags with food and personal care items. Bags should be set outside the morning of March 27 for volunteers to collect from 9 to 11 a.m.

For more information, e-mail lmunski@yahoo.com .

GF church to hold video ministries

Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church, 1616 17th St. S., will hold two large video presentations next month.

A free videotaped presentation, "The Case for Easter," featuring authors and journalists Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg, will be held at 2 p.m. April 2 in the church.

A live simulcast presentation of well-known Bible teacher Beth Moore speaking on "So Long, Insecurity" will be held 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 24 in the church. Cost is $15.

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For more information, call (701) 772-5790.

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