Babe City Rollers flat track roller derby league recently hosted "SMACK From the Grave!," a spooktacular roller derby bout. Skaters from around the region joined together in a fierce athletic face-off between the "Trick-or-Beaters" and the "Smack-o-Lanterns." The bout benefited the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area. Pictured are skaters from both teams delivering a donation check to Amber Klemish of the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area.
During his yearly visit new District Governor for Lion's Club District 5M10 Mark Osthus, on right, receives his Red Governor's Jacket made at the Bemidji Woolen Mills from Bemidji Lion's Club President Steve Caron.
During Lion's Vision Awareness Week, the Bemidji Lion's Club assessed 35 youth for various visual impairments and fitted 10 for glasses. Pictured are Dr. Jim Molde, who headed up the Bemidji Lion's Assessment Team, Jeff Tesch, BSU head football coach, receiving a check for $1,500 from Bemidji Lion's Club President Steve Caron.
The Bemidji Jaycees recently donated $1,500 to the Bemidji Fire Department thanks to proceeds from the 4th of July Water Carnival and $1,005 to the Bemidji Fire Department Honor Guard thanks to proceeds from the Water Carnival Pancake Feed. Pictured are firefighter Chris Loebs, Jaycees president Ryan Thomas and membership vice president Missy Malone. Pictured are Jaycees President Ryan Thomas, firefighter Trent Eineichner, membership vice president Missy Malone and treasurer Eva Fisher.
Jan (Kit) Belcher and Martin Bradseth will celebrate their union in marriage at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Evangelical Free Church, 214 Oscar Ave. SW in Blackduck. All friends and family are welcome to attend.
Otter Tail Power Co. recently made a donation to the Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota in support of its current project Cancer Center project. This campaign will help build a new cancer center for coordinated care which will be home to top treatments along with a continuum of support along the entire healing spectrum from prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The Foundation is proud to recognize Otter Tail Power Company as an outstanding supporter of the Foundation.
National Children's Oral Health Foundation, America's ToothFairy (NCOHF) recently welcomed Northern Dental Access Center to its national Affiliate Network. The NCOHF Affiliate Network is a collaborative alliance of community clinics, leading university dental and dental hygiene programs, hospitals, mobile dental programs and school-based programs that provide comprehensive oral health services through education, preventive and restorative care to disadvantaged families.
Friends and family are invited to a surprise 50th birthday party for Doug Watkins form 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at Garden Grill and Pub/Beer Garden, 517 Second St. SE in Nymore. There will be cake, snacks and other festivities.
United Way of the Bemidji Area granted the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area $1,757 through a Venture Grant to assist in purchasing computers for the Career Launch program. Career Launch gets teens out into the workforce for early experience and training. Along with decision helping activities about colleges and careers, this program also provides interactive opportunities for job shadowing and mentoring. Pictured from left to right are Hunter and Caleb, club members, building the computers.
On Oct. 27, Officer Jessica Gage was sworn-in as a police officer for the city of Bemidji. Officer Gage will undergo a 14-week field training program. The program is designed to teach new officers the geography of the city, policy and procedures specific to the city of Bemidji and related technology. It also provides an opportunity to immerse new officers into the law enforcement career in a more controlled environment while providing a method for evaluation. Gage is a 2008 criminal justice graduate of BSU.