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2011 Grant Recipients

Nine Operation Round Up grants, totaling $5,700, were awarded to area organizations in 2011 from the Burke-Divide Electric Trust.

The Columbus Sportsmen Club was awarded $1,000 to install additional outlets for camper plug-ins at Short Creek Dam.  Short Creek Dam is located 6 miles north of Columbus and is a popular recreation area for families.

The Divide County Public Library received $500 for its summer reading program.  The summer reading program, held every Wednesday in June, inspires nearly 50 young readers each year.

The Powers Lake American Legion Auxiliary was awarded $500 for its Roughrider Honor Flight fund.  The Honor Flight recognizes American Veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington, DC, to see their memorial at no cost. 498 North Dakota Veterans had the opportunity take part in this program.

The Crosby Country Club received $1,000 to purchase new lawn mowers.  The Crosby Country Club is located north of Crosby, along the banks of Long Creek.  The course offers golfers 9 holes with grass greens.  It also has a bar and restaurant on-site.

The Northwest Water Users Association was awarded $500 to help fund a new water well.  The Water Users Association maintains a safe, reliable water source for the residents and businesses in and around Ambrose.

The Kenmare Public Pool received $200.  The money was used toward the purchase of tables, chairs, and umbrella’s for the outdoor pool.

The Kenmare Dollars for Scholars was awarded $500 to establish its scholarship fund.  The chapter was formed in June 2011 and will provide scholarships to Kenmare High School graduates.

The Portal City Memorial Park Board was awarded $500.  The funds will be used to maintain the park’s facilities.

The Portal International Ambulance received $1,000 for the purchase of a new ambulance.  The Portal Ambulance serves Portal, Lignite, Columbus, and North Portal, SK.  A new ambulance is on order and will be in service in about a month.

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