Send-off for Mrs. ND Eliza Portratz
Mrs. North Dakota-America Eliza Potratz of Jamestown will be leaving next week for the Mrs. America Pageant in Tucson, Arizona. This Friday, August 15, supporters are invited to a send-off for her at the Gladstone Inn in Jamestown from 6 to 9 p.m. Appetizers and cupcakes will be served, but those wishing a meal will have to order and pay on their own from Shady's Restaurant.

The pageant runs August 23-29. There is currently a photo contest on the Mrs. America website. The top vote-getter will get an automatic slot in the final 12 at the pageant.