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.
Local students graduate from M State MOORHEAD—The following local student were among 980 who graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College during commencement ceremonies in May.
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.Northwoods Habitat for Humanity has nominated Katie LeDuc and Cathy Lehto as Someone Special volunteers. Katie is an AmeriCorps Vista Volunteer who has spent the last year engaging, supporting, and recruiting volunteers for Habitat for Humanity.