Your greatest asset becomes your greatest liability if you don't use it for God's purposes! That's how assets become idols, and our idolatry leads to heartbreak because we put our trust in something that cannot deliver.
- Mark Batterson
"We are excited to offer a Virtual Statewide Summer Reading Kickoff during the week of June 1-5 and look forward to sharing more details in the near future once the details are worked out," says State Librarian Mary Soucie.
More information will be announced on the State Library's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NDStateLibrary)
According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, helmets reduced overall head injuries by about 60 percent and reduced fatalities by about 73 percent. The study also found that law enforcement and other safety officials can reinforce the need to wear a helmet through positive interactions such as free or discounted helmet distribution programs and incentives for helmet use.
This year, the program consists of inspecting and flowing fire hydrants west of Broadway and north of Central Avenue. National fire standards recommend these tests to insure hydrants are in proper working order in case they are needed in an emergency.
When hydrants are flowed, iron deposits in the water lines are stirred up, which can cause a brown discoloration in the water. This condition is temporary and will correct itself in a few hours. On the days when hydrants are flowed, residents are recommended to let their cold water run for a short time to make sure it's clear before using it. The water is safe to drink, but it is recommended residents do not wash any white clothes on mornings when the hydrants are flushed. Also said it's best to limit the use of hot water until it runs clear to help stop iron deposits from settling into your water heater.
The locations of the areas being tested each week will be listed on the City of Minot's website at www.minotnd.org. If residents have questions or concerns, please contact the Minot Water De-partment at 857-4150 or the Minot Fire Department at 857-4740.
All blood types are critically needed right now, with an especially high need for type O, A-negative and B-negative red blood cells. In addition, platelets are always needed by patients for cancer treatments, surgeries and emergencies. Because of its short shelf life—only 5 days—the supply of platelets must be continually replenished.
Donors are strongly urged to give blood as soon as possible by going online to vitalant.org or calling 877-258-4825 (877-25-VITAL).
Pre-registration is not required, but it will help you get in and out faster. Instructions for pre-registration can be found at www.fdhu.org.
This is a rapidly evolving situation, and it's possible the event could be changed or cancelled. Please check www.fdhu.org or watch the First District Health Unit Facebook page for updates.
• Do you ever eat or drink more calories than your body needs?
• Do you ever feel you ought to exercise but don't?
• Do you ever know the right thing to do but don't do it?
• Do you ever know something is wrong but do it anyway?
• Have you ever known you should be unselfish but were selfish instead?
• Have you ever tried to control somebody or something and found them or it uncontrollable?"
Welcome to the human race! We all deal with life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits. You are invited to join us this summer on Friday evenings as we look at the cause of hurts, hang-ups, and habits, their consequences, and their cure.
"Life's Healing Choices" will meet every Friday evening at 6:30 pm at First Baptist Church beginning June 19. For more information, contact us at 852-4533.