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Benefit for injured baby scheduled for Jan. 23

A benefit for the family of Ayven Jayce Shepard, an 8-month-old baby suffering from head trauma and in a coma at Minneapolis Children's Hospital, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 23 at Mount Zion Church, 414 Lincoln Ave. S.E.

An account to help defray medical expenses has also been set up at First National Bank Bemidji, 1600 Paul Bunyan Drive N.W., Bemidji, MN 56601.

Updates on Ayven's condition are available at :