Habitat for Humanity has a program to remove derelict vehicles remaining after the flood.
The "Cars for Homes" program will tow away cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, and even farm equipment at no cost to the owner.
Habitat then sells the vehicles for salvage and the funding returns to our Minot Habitat for Humanity.
"I have received several calls from people with vehicles they need removed from the flood zone, and I know there are many other folks who could use this program," said Larry Zirtzman, director for Habitat for Humanity.
The program is administered by Habitat for Humanity International. For more information, log on at (habitat.org/carsforhomes) or call (877) 277-4344.
Applications open for Icelandic scholarship
The Fargo-Moorhead Icelandic Klub is offering two $750 student scholarships.
To be eligible, a student must be of Icelandic heritage, a North Dakota or Minnesota resident, and be enrolled for the 2011-12 school year as an undergraduate in the last full year of a program at a college or university. The student should be on track to complete an associate's or bachelor's degree in the spring, summer or fall of 2012.
The deadline for submitting an application is Sept. 15. For more information, contact Linda Palmer at 325-13th St. N., Wahpeton, ND 58075, or call 672-4183.
OFM launches 'summer vacation' contest
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. Office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor, and wholesaler OFM announced it is running a contest through Sept. 22 to encourage workers to take time off from work.
Playing off the classic homework assignment, the "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" contest asks American workers to share their stories of traveling, spending time with family and friends, or heading to the great outdoors.
"At OFM, we fundamentally believe when employees take vacation and time off from work they are more productive in the workplace when they return," said Blake Zalcberg, chief operating officer of OFM. "This is a contest to showcase the amazing places people go and the things they do when they take a break from their day-to-day work."
The winner of the contest will receive two of OFM's NET Series indoor/outdoor chairs and a matching table to spruce up their outdoor space.
To enter, contestants must take a photo illustrating their vacation or event and e-mail it along with a 250-word essay about their experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. They must also become a fan of OFM on Facebook at (www.facebook.com/ofminc). The contest is open to any U.S. citizen who is 18 years of age or older.
"Summer vacation keeps American businesses running all year long," Zalcberg said. "Workers who take time off in the summer are happier, healthier, and more productive the rest of the year.
"We want this contest to help remind everyone of the importance of spending some time with their families and doing what they love to do," he added.
To learn more about the "How I Spent my Summer Vacation" contest, log on at: (www.ofminc.com).