BEMIDJI -- In honor of outstanding contributions in the fight against cancer, the American Cancer Society recently presented Wanda Roff a Hero of Hope Award at the 2014 Northern Minnesota Leadership Conference held in Detroit Lakes.
DaVita Dialysis of Cass Lake donated $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area, along with a winter coat, hats and mittens drive. The $1,000 will be matched by an anonymous donor. This is the second year DaVita donated to the Boys and Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area. This program has helped the community and has affected the patients at Cass Lake Dialysis for after-school programs for the patients' children and grandchildren.
Students Teaching Attitudes of Respect (STAR) has been implemented in school districts throughout northwest Minnesota since 1998. The program is sponsored by Northwest Minnesota Foundation in partnership with Peacemaker Resources. STAR is designed to help students build specific skills needed to deal with conflict, such as bullying.
2014 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp Participants recently spoke to the Bemidji Rotary Club about the camp, an international program created by Rotary International as a way to encourage strong leadership in youth. RYLA Camp is designed to provide opportunities for outstanding youth leaders to develop and practice leadership skills through a week of intense leadership training.
Friends and family are invited to attend a 90th birthday open house for Mavis Jenkauski from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Bemidji Senior Center, 216 Third St. NW.
The Northwest Technical College (NTC) Student Senate challenged NTC employees to donate a dollar for every pin knocked over during turkey bowling to the Bemidji Community Food Shelf. Employees donated $150 for the 141 pins knocked over. In addition, the Student Senate raised 65 pounds of food to donate. Pictured from left to right are Jess Ness, Faye Riegert, Holly Whitefeather, Nikki McKinnon, Kyle Strand, Riley Pettit and Andy Gunning.
The Jaycees recently presented the recipients of this year's Adopt-a-Classroom with a $500 donation for their classroom. Pictured are Tonia Henry from Kappa Pod at Bemidji Middle School with Adopt-a-Classroom co-chair Twila Bolte and President Ryan Thomas. Her plans with her prize money are to buy water waders for her class to study pond life. Not pictured is the Adopt A Classroom co-chair, Char Blashill.
In early August, First National Bank Bemidji invited the dozen organizations supported by Employee Casual for a Cause Days for refreshments and a photo in the Main Office Garden Court. The photo was a part of a campaign highlighting the ongoing commitment to Bemidji Partners. FNBB and employee owners support many Bemidji non-profit organizations throughout the year. Employees donate funds to dress casually the last Friday of each month. Over $2000 has been raised in the last twelve months with this effort.
BEMIDJI -- Valerie Evje of Shevlin was recently appointed to serve on the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Promotion and Education Committee. The P&E Committee focuses on agricultural education and safety education program development. Evje was appointed to a two-year term on the committee.
The Jaycees recently presented the recipients of this year's Adopt-a-Classroom with a $500 donation for their classroom. Pictured with Adopt-a-Classroom co-chair Twila Bolte and President Ryan Thomas is Leah Hicks from Heartland Christian Academy. She plans on buying books for her middle school aged children, especially boys in her classroom, as that age is a prime time for boys to lose interest in reading, and there is a lack of books geared toward boys in her school. Not pictured is the Adopt A Classroom co-chair, Char Blashill.