Several dogs and their owners have recently graduated from the Paul Bunyan Dog Training Association sponsored Therapy Dog Training including Alison Critchfield and "Loki"; Joan Ditty and "Abby"; Kathy Judkins and "Cocoa"; Ethan Larson and "Shiloh"; Kori Geiger and "Moki"; Jeff and Lynn Marden and "Britta"; Mike and Jane Mattila and "Arlo" and Rita Poulton and "Grover." They have recently completed volunteer training based on Standards of Practice through materials from Delta Society's Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy Team Training Course, Therapy Dog International, Therapy Dogs, I
Pictured is Christine Zukeran of the First City Lions Club, left, presenting a donation check in the amount of $200 to Jane Boutwell, executive director of the Bemidji Developmental Achievement Center for use in DAC programs.
The Bemidji Girl Scouts from the class of 1974 recently held a reunion April 17-19, where they revisited Itasca State Park where they had camped 43 years ago. Pictured from left to right standing are Roxie Mann, Janice Leaf Moberg, Gail Garrison Johnson, Donna Anderson Howe and in the front row are Lynnette Hunt Beitzel, Nancy Naramore Larson and Karyl Knoer Hoeger.
More than 160 people gathered last last Friday, April 10, for the Beltrami County Farm Bureau Agriculture Stakeholders Forum at the beginning of the Blackduck FFA Annual Banquet. The pre meeting highlights included presentations from Rachel Gray, Minnesota Ag in the Classroom, Board of Directors; John Hart, United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services; Ann Marie Ward, Beltrami County 4H Coordinator; Dave Hancock, MN House Representative (2A); Stan Kimmes, Beltrami County Farm Bureau President; and Mark Friesen, Blackduck FFA Advisor an
Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht showed support for the Indigenous Elder Abuse Awareness Conference 2015 fundraising effort during the powwow at the Sanford Center in Bemidji on April 4. The Jingle Dress Fundraiser was held and proceeds benefit the upcoming Indigenous Elder Abuse Awareness Conference 2015 to be held at Mystic Lake Casino in Shakopee on April 29-May 1. A pledge amount is made on a jingle, which is then put on jingle dress display. For the afternoon session at the powwow, 87 jingle pledges were made totaling $370.
Boyd and Juanita Shadiow will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on May 1. The couple were married at the Methodist Church in Bemidji. No open house is planned as family members will come to visit and celebrate with them throughout the year, but the family suggests that congratulatory cards be sent to them at Windsong, 1010 Anne St. NW.
A $500 donation was presented to the Bemidji area Girl Scouts by the Bemidji Lions Club. Pictured from left to right are Wendy Otness, Tricia Andrews, and Steve Caron, club president.
Theater Day Camp set BEMIDJI—The city of Bemidji and Bemidji Community Theater has collaborated to offer several summer options of Theater Day Camps. This year, participants will have the option of joining a beginner theater camp, performance camp or theater tech camp. Camps will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 8-19 at Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on the BSU campus. Cost is $60 per participant. Campers will be able to have the option of full-day camp for an additional cost. Registration opened April 1.
The Bemidji Lions Club recently presented a $200 donation to the Village of Hope. Pictured from left to right are Keyla Kraus, Sandy Hennum, and club president Steve Caron.
The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) awarded a $25,000 grant to the North Country Community Health Services Board (NCCHB), a governing body for public health providers serving Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, and Lake of the Woods counties. NCCHB works with Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Federal agencies to deliver health programs locally. Most recently, NCCHS received an Accountable Communities for Health grant from MDH. With the grant, they are focusing on how mental health ties into adverse childhood experiences, coping and youth.