Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI -- Starting Thursday, Nov. 15, through Dec. 31, the Bemidji Community Food Shelf and Ace Hardware are partnering to help area food-insecure families prepare healthy meals and is inviting the public to take part. Here is how it works: when you bring your gently used crock-pot (or a new one) to Bemidji Community Food Shelf, you will receive a donation receipt and a coupon for 15 percent off a new Crock-Pot or Hamilton Beach slow cooker at Ace on the Lake. Donated crock pots will be
Calvary to hold lutefisk, meatball dinner Nov. 29 BEMIDJI—The annual Calvary Lutheran Church Lutefisk and Meatball Supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. Cost is $15, and $7 for children 10 and younger. The menu includes lutefisk, meatballs and gravy, potatoes, rutabagas, coleslaw, cranberries, lefse, rolls and pie. Calvary youth will also hold a bake sale. Musical entertainment will be provided in the sanctuary. Take-outs are available. For additional information, call the church at 751-1893.
BEMIDJI -- Empty Bowls for the Food Shelf is a fundraiser where Bemidji Middle School students are using their art to raise money to help families in the area, a release said. Bowls made by middle school art students will be for sale at the Wild Hare Bistro in downtown Bemidji from Dec. 3 to Dec.8. The bowls will be for sale for $5, and all of the money raised will go to the Bemidji Community Food Shelf.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Jaycees and Target are partnering for a fundraiser for the Bemidji Community Food Shelf during the Night We Light Parade on Friday, Nov. 23. Carts of Care works this way: Before the start of the Night We Light Parade, a team will push shopping carts along the parade route to provide the community the opportunity to place non-perishable food, personal care items and monetary donations in the carts that will help restock the food shelf for the holiday season.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State athletics will honor all active duty and veteran military personnel during its regular season games Nov. 9 and 10 by extending a special ticket deal. Attend any one of six BSU regular-season home events this weekend and when you purchase a ticket and present a military ID, you will receive one ticket of equal value for free.
BEMIDJI -- The 27th annual Stuff A Truck event to benefit the Bemidji Community Food Shelf will be held during the week of Nov. 12-17. Students and staff at area schools have been collecting non-perishable items for the food shelf to be picked up at the schools on Wednesday and Thursday. The public can bring items to a semi-trailer in the parking lot at Marketplace Foods, 2000 Paul Bunyan Drive NW, on Friday and Saturday. Shoppers also can make monetary donations or purchase pre-stuffed bags at the store.
BEMIDJI -- The Northwest Minnesota Foundation has partnered with organizations throughout Bemidji and surrounding communities to educate the public about local efforts taking place to address the issues of hunger and homelessness, a release said.
BEMIDJI—BSU and Northwest Technical College will recognize those who have served the United States in uniform as members of the armed forces with a series of events following Veterans Day. Veteran students can pick up meal tickets, valued at $10, at any of the BSU or NTC dining locations through Nov. 15, a release said.
BEMIDJI—The Civil Air Patrol Northland Composite Squadron, an official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force, is having an informational meeting for the public Monday, Nov. 12, to recruit new members. The event will take place at the squadron's hangar at Bemidji Regional Airport and will allow individuals to meet members and learn first-hand what it's like to be a cadet or a senior member with the unit. Opportunities with the Civil Air Patrol include leadership development, flying, search and rescue training, drug prevention efforts and aerospace education.
Three members of the Bemidji State soccer team have been selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America College Division Academic All-District First Team for their efforts on the field and in the classroom. Senior goalkeeper Anna Fobbe, senior midfielder Dani Nelson and junior defender Tia Neuharth will represent the Beavers on the team.