The Bemidji Pioneer, Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, Ken K. Thompson and the United Way recognize "Someone Special Volunteers" who have made significant contributions to the community. Headwaters Science Center has nominated Becky Dean and Jane White as Someone Special volunteers. Becky Dean is a longtime volunteer at HSC. For more than a decade, Becky Dean has been responsible for orchestrating the science center's amazing window displays. She has turned rooms of clutter into wonderful, usable space.
Mark and Angela Hamilton are pleased to announce the wedding celebration of their daughter, Jennie Fay Hamilton, formerly of Bemidji, to Tege Zura Goodpaster, at 3 p.m. June 20 at the Malvik Church in Guthrie. A reception, at 5 p.m., will follow at the Guthrie Community Center. The couple, along with their two children, Elaina and Kaleb, reside in Superior, Mont. Family and friends welcome to attend.
A 90th birthday reception will take place for Helen LeClaire from 1 to 4 p.m. June 14 at Bemidji Holiday Inn Express, 2422 Ridgeway Ave. NW. No gifts please.
Central Elementary recently hosted a Barnyard Days for both students and families of Central Elementary and J.W. Smith Elementary. The event featured a wide variety of activities, including dance with live music, animal exhibits, entertainment, games, refreshments, face painting, art projects, sack races, corn cob toss and a special appearance by the Bemidji Axemen. Some of the animals featured were calves, chickens, goats, horses, kittens, puppies, lambs, pigs, rabbits and a couple miniature horses.
BEMIDJI—MetLife Premier Client Group of the Upper Midwest, an office of MetLife, recently announced that Andrew LaTourelle of Bemidji has been appointed as an MPCG Financial Planner. To earn the title, MPCG Financial Planners must be appropriately licensed and fulfill specialized training requirements, in addition to meeting internal standards annually to maintain the title on an ongoing basis.
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated David McCollum, the new owner of Naylor Heating and Refrigeration, located at 172 Spirit Ave. NW. Naylor Heating and Refrigeration services and repairs heating, cooling, refrigeration and commercial kitchen equipment. They provide quotes for new construction and remodeling when HVAC systems or refrigeration and kitchen equipment are needed.
Red Lake Nation College (RLNC) held a special recognition ceremony on May 20,at Seven Clans Casino Event Center in Red Lake. The ceremony included a commencement address by Billy Mills, U.S. Olympic gold medalist.
Blackduck students from Mark Friesen metals fabrication class recently visited Even Aire Fabrication in Solway and Potlatch in Cass Lake to view their facilities, as part of their vocational and career exploration tour. Each had the opportunity to use a special computer CNC machine to cut the signs they are holding at Even Aire Fabrication.
Members of the Bemidji Lions Club recently collected trash along a two mile stretch of Highway 71 South of Bemidji as part of MNDOT's Adopt A Highway Program.