The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently congratulated Ravenrock Jewelry on its relocation at 313 Beltrami Ave. NW. They are a locally owned jewelry store specializing in engagement and anniversary jewelry as well as sentimental keepsakes, custom jewelry design and jewelry repair. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sundays. They can be reached at (218) 44-6040.
BEMIDJI—A conference about children who have special needs, sponsored by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at Hampton Inn and Suites, 1019 Paul Bunyan Drive S. The conference will feature topics that affect the health, education and development of children who have complex conditions such as epilepsy and cerebral palsy. The conference will include presentations by medical professionals from Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare will focus on supporting children in medical, educational and community settings.
Friends are welcome to attend a celebration in honor of Bill and Carol Johnson's 60th wedding anniversary held Oct. 1 at the Bemidji Eagles Club. Food and conversation will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a dance with music by John and Rose Vincent. The couple requests no gifts.
Shelby Rowland and Jake Anderson, announce their upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Larry and Sonja Rowland of Bemidji. The groom-to-be is the son of Eric and Annette Anderson of Tenstrike. The couple will be married on Oct.1. There will be a dance starting at 7 p.m. at 12672 Palmer Drive NW, Bemidji.
Faith in Action volunteers recently attended the spring training luncheon on May 11 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hackensack. The theme was "Our Volunteers Make Waves." Volunteers gathered to enjoy a beach-themed picnic lunch. Executive director Theresa Eclov spoke about program updates, policy changes and the cultural diversity created by the high rate of poverty in our communities. Guest speaker Pam Manthei, of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, spoke about the importance of having your information organized as you age, just in case, sort of like a legal life preserver.
February can be the harshest month of a northern Minnesota winter. But it can also provide some great photography moments. And this past February didn't disappoint as Pioneer multimedia journalists Maggi Stivers and Jillian Gandsey took advantage of this short month (with even an extra Leap Day) for some great photography. Look for this "Photos of the Month" feature every month in the Pioneer.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Friday. Drugs 12:47 a.m. A 30-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were arrested during a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 2 and Adams Ave. NW for controlled substance charges. Warrant 9:58 a.m. A 32-year-old woman was arrested in the 3900 block of Irvine Ave. NW for a warrant. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Saturday. Warrant
Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently welcomed the new owner of Country Kitchen, Damian Poxleitner. Country Kitchen is a family restaurant, owned and operated locally since 1973. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is located at 728 Paul Bunyan Drive NW. Pictured from left to right are ambassadors Russ Moen, Colleen Schulke, Cindy Todavich, owner Damian Poxleitner, manager Chelse Fischer, ambassadors Brian Bissonette, Benita Dingman and Chad Harding.
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated Watermark Art Center gallery, gift shop and offices on their new location located at 505 Bemidji Ave N. Watermark is a member-supported, nonprofit art organization featuring work by regional and national artists. They provide exhibits, workshops, programming and art for sale. Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting the visual and literary arts in the area. Contact them at (218) 444-7570.
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated AutoZone on its new business. It is the leading auto parts retailer. Visit the company at 1727 Paul Bunyan Drive NW or call (218) 210-6020. Pictured from left to right are ambassadors Mya Beaulieu, Cindy Todavich, store manager Amy Martel, ambassador Karl Bleser, commercial manager Hailey Jones, ambassadors Russ Moen and Jerry Downs.