BEMIDJI—The 4 Kings Food truck was recently selected by WCCO-TV Viewers' Choice as the second-best food truck in the state. The first choice in the statewide contest was the Tot Boss food truck.
The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently congratulated Urbanesque on its relocation to 104 Third St. NW. They specialize in clothing, home decor, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Jewelry and accessories. Contact them at (218) 444-8896. Pictured from left to right in the front row are employee Emily Groshen, owner Heidi Christiansen, owner Kendra Fuller, manager Jen Vandermeer and in the back row are ambassadors Karl Bleser, Penny Echternach, Bryce Oakes, Mya Beaulieu, Chad Harding, Benita Dingman, DeAnn Zavoral and Barb Treat.
The Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated Furry Friend's Grooming on its new business. They are certified dog groomers and opened for business on May 11 and offer a full range of grooming services for all sizes of dogs. They also do boarding and doggy day care. Contact them at (218) 444-2096. Pictured from left to right are ambassadors Russ Moen, Brian Bissonette, owner Sheila Baker and ambassador Cindy Todavich.
Fellowship group to meet Saturday BEMIDJI—The meeting of the Bemidji Area Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship is scheduled at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Beltrami Electric community room, 4111 Technology Drive NW. Breakfast will be served. The guest speaker is Russ VerMulm from Sioux Falls, S.D. He was born in Hudson, S.D., and has been married to his wife Pam for 37 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.
John and Eloise Ostrem recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on June 27, 1965 in Lanesboro, Minn. They plan to celebrate the milestone with friends and family throughout the summer.
Kurt, Keith and Kathy would like to invite friends and family to celebrate their parents Harold (Killer) and Sharon Christianson's 50th anniversary at 6:30 p.m. July 4 at the Bemidji Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave SE. Happy hours, hors d'oeuvres and cake will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by a dance at 8 p.m.
Patrice Hurd, a Bemidji resident, recently competed in a bake-off at the National Festival of Breads, held in Manhattan, Kan. She won a $700 cash prize for her Peppered Parmesan Veggie Bread.
Stephen Symes of Warroad will be featured in a new episode of "Fat Guys in the Woods" airing at 9 p.m. July 5 on the Weather Channel. In every episode of "Fat Guys in the Woods," survival expert Creek Stewart brings three average Joes back to the woods to survive for a week with only one objective: to teach them the skills to survive. Together they will learn the art and science of outdoor survival while battling the threats of Mother Nature.
TransCanada Northern Lakes Area recently made a donation to the Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota in support of Bloom the Boutique at Sanford. The boutique provides Sanford patients who are diagnosed with cancer, or other life-altering conditions that result in hair loss, with a complimentary wig through the boutique's Strength and Style program. The boutique also offers scarves, hats and inspirational items at a minimal cost. Anyone interested in supporting the Foundation may do so by contacting the Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota at (218) 333-5515.
The University of Nebraska Alumni Association has announced the winners of the 2015 Nebraska Writing Contest. Judy McDonald, a former BSU Dean, won second place in the category about favorite professors. She wrote about a political science professor at University of Nebraska Lincoln whose influence spread across her entire career and into the lives of many of her students. She received a prize of $250 and her essay will be published in an upcoming issue of Nebraska Magazine.