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Someone Special program nominations sought

BEMIDJI -- The United Way of Bemidji Area's Someone Special Volunteer program is now accepting nominations to recognize local volunteers, organizers said in a press release.

Over the past 25 years, more than 500 special volunteers have been recognized for their volunteer efforts in the Bemidji area.

The program offers Bemidji area's community organizations and businesses a way to recognize and show appreciation for up to two volunteers who have contributed their time and talents to the betterment of the organization.

All "Someone Special" Volunteers will be recognized with a plaque from Ken K. Thompson Jewelry, recognition on the KB101 Morning Show with Todd and Mardy on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, an acknowledgement in the Pioneer's Sunday paper and recognition on the United Way of Bemidji Area website and Facebook page.

The Someone Special Volunteer recognition forms can be downloaded from the United Way's website at All forms are due to United Way by May 16 and will be recognized in the order they are received. For more information, call Jennifer at 444-8929 or email at