Camp I Believe will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Lakeshore Center at Okoboji, 1864 Hwy 86 in Wahpeton. This is a free camp for children and teens ages 7-17 who are grieving the death of a loved one.
The focus of Camp I Believe is on healing. All the activities - indeed, the entire camp experience - takes place in a safe, supportive and caring environment. But as a camp for kids, it's also fun, with a variety of outdoor activities.
A child's day at Camp I Believe includes:
- Healing group activites with other children of the same age
- Low-ropes and challenge courses
- 3 to 1 Camper to Camp Counselor ratio
- Participating in waterfront activities at the lake
- Spending time with other children experiencing a similar loss
- Three meals provided to all campers
- Snacks and water provided throughout the day
Many of the children who come to camp attend for the opportunity to have fun and feel "normal" again. All activities, whether directly or indirectly, help campers to establish a sense of community and provide teambuilding opportunities; activities place an emphasis on personal growth through creative expression and through establishing positive relationships with peers.
The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office has an opening for a full-time 911 Communications Dispatcher. Applicants must be able to work days, nights, weekends and holidays. Applicants must have above average communications skills and have the ability to multi-task. All applicants are subject to a background investigation.
The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office offers excellent pay, IPERS, health insurance and benefits. Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume by August 31 at 4:30 PM. Please mail to:
Dickinson County Sheriffs Office
Attn: Jarrod Fischer
PO Box 214
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
For questions: Please call Jarrod Fischer at 712-336-2525
The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Summer is coming to an end, and before we know it, school will be starting and Labor Day will be here. There will be last minute family vacations, shopping trips, and end-of-summer celebrations, which mean more people will be traveling on Iowa roadways.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) warns that some of those drivers may be driving impaired, and that puts anyone who is sharing the roadway with them at a higher risk of being involved in a crash. In an effort to remove these dangerous drivers, there will be a noticeable increase in traffic enforcement across Iowa from August 23 – September 5, 2016.
Almost one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States and Iowa involve drunk drivers. That means an average of 10,000 people in the United States have died needlessly every year since 2010. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 28 people, nationwide, die every day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 53 minutes. During the 2014 (the last year statistics are available) Labor Day holiday weekend, 40 percent of the fatalities in traffic crashes involved drunk drivers, which was the highest percentage in over five years.
In contrast, the simple act of wearing a seat belt is the single most effective thing a driver or passenger can do to protect themselves in a crash. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report shows that seat belts save over 13,000 lives per year. That is more than the population of most Iowa towns, and it only takes approximately four seconds to buckle up.
This Labor Day holiday and every day, buckle up and don’t drive drunk. Working together, we can help keep people safe on our roads!
Media contact: Alex Murphy, GTSB Spokesman, Office of the Commissioner – DPS, at (515) 725-6189.