The Jaycees recently made donations to local organizations for their help with the 2014 Bemidji Jaycees 4th of July Water Carnival. TrekNorth received $275 for helping with Bingo Tent. Pictured from left to right in the front row are RandiSu Tanem, Carrie Johnson, Becky Marty, Twila Bolte and in the back row are Jaycees Stacey Bahr, Ryan Thomas, Eva Fisher, and Char Blashill.
Michael Risland and Cynthia Hill, in the back row middle left and right, are shown receiving a Christmas donation for their service from the In Country Vietnam Motorcycle Club (ICVMC) Minnesota II Corps Chapter. The presentation was made in Bemidji at the Beltrami County Veterans Service Office on Dec. 17. Handing the checks to the recipients is Dick Klovstad, chapter president, in back row on left. Other ICVMC members making the awards from left to right are: John Reuter and Howard Baxter, kneeling, and Gary Pearson, back row on right.
Security Bank USA donated $250 from their casual day fund to the Gifts for Kids program. Pictured in the middle is Security Bank's Debbie Larson presenting the check to Janet Koosmann and Barb Hensley.
Gathering with friends and family is a special time during the holidays. Although spread across Cass County, the Faith in Action family of volunteers is no exception. On Dec. 10 and Dec. 11, groups of Faith in Action volunteers and staff met at Bites Bar and Grill in Pine River and at Jimmy's Restaurant in Walker to eat and visit and share holiday stories. Volunteers told of plans for Christmas and stories of recent volunteer experiences.
A total of 47 people volunteered to donate blood, and 29 were able to give during BSU's Dec. 3 blood drive. Nine people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine which collects two units of red blood cells during the donation, so a total of 38 products were collected. Every community and everyone within each community has a stake in an adequate blood supply. Blood will be available only because of blood drive sponsors, coordinators, and volunteer donors.
For Christmas, veterans currently in Bemidji Nursing Homes received gift packages from the American Legion Auxiliary. Pictured from left to right are Sharon Thiemecke, Martha Schmidt, Cheryl Fredenburg and Karen Jacobson.
Medsave Family Pharmacy staff members are shown giving a donation from the staff's bake sale fundraiser for the Beltrami Humane Society. The bake sale was held Dec. 17-18, where customers were invited to purchase baked treats. From left to right are Rhonda Dockendorf, CFO of Medsave; Susanna Aagard, pharmacy tech from Medsave and Brandon Mustful, executive director of the Beltrami Humane Society.
Bob Seifert from Coborn's in Park Rapids recently received a donor recognition award from North County Food Bank in Crookston. This recognition award was given to Coborn's for their ongoing food rescue donation program, to date they have provided over 98,780 meals. Each week the Hubbard County Food Shelf picks up donations and makes this food available to their clients.
The Jaycees recently made donations to local organizations for their help with the 2014 Bemidji Jaycees 4th of July Water Carnival. Citizen's Patrol received $1,000 for extra patrols. Pictured from left to right in the front row are RandiSu Tanem, Arnold Hallan, Dave Quam and Twila Bolte and in the back row are Jaycees Stacey Bahr, Ryan Thomas, Eva Fisher, Carrie Johnson and Char Blashill.
The Jaycees recently made donations to local organizations for their help with the 2014 Bemidji Jaycees 4th of July Water Carnival. The Grant Valley 4H was given $1,000 for helping with the Bingo Tent. Pictured from left to right in the front row are Becky Kummet, Ann Kummet, Bjorn Krona and Twila Bolte, in the second are Taylor Kummet-Hiltz, Liliy Krona, and Emily Risberg and in the back row are Jaycees RandiSu Tanem, Stacey Bahr, Eva Fisher, Carrie Johnson and Char Blashill