Pioneer Staff Report
A team of eight Beltrami 4-H youth competed on Saturday, July 21, in the Minnesota 4-H Northern Regional Drill Team Competition, qualifying for the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show. The Beltrami 4-H Drill Team will be showcased on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. The Beltrami 4-H Drill Teams also will perform at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, and at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, during the Beltrami County Fair.
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Women recently donated $3,500 to the Nameless Coalition's Wolfe homeless shelter, located at 522 America Ave. in Bemidji. Pictured from left to right are Donna Weir-Ringhand, president of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Women; Kristi Miller, treasurer of the Nameless Coalition; Molly Olafson; Claire Buhn; Betsy Hering; Jeanne Gullette; David John of the Nameless Coalition; and Bea Knodel.
Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently congratulated Northland Regional Sports Park. The business, located at 8257 Highway 89 NW in Bemidji, is a multi-use sporting facility that promotes outdoor recreation, a press release said. The shooting sports park serves as a firearms training center, rifle and pistol shooting facility along with skeet and trap fields.
The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) has received a $197,800 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to increase health equity in early childhood care and education. NMF will work with Peacemaker Resources to develop and implement the program, Step Up, in four counties and two tribal reservations, including Beltrami, Hubbard, Clearwater, and Mahnomen counties, along with Red Lake and White Earth tribal communities.
BEMIDJI—Mississippi Music will present Trapper Schoepp from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, on the waterfront at Paul Bunyan Park. The Minnesota-born and Wisconsin-based singer and songwriter writes about the people and places he knows, mixing fact, family lore and fiction to create songs that will "stay with you," a press release said. Others have compared his music to that of John Prine and Randy Newman with some rock and roll thrown in for fun, the release said.
Watermark plans art class for children BEMIDJI—Watermark Art Center will hold an art class for children 6 and older from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. Students will use watercolors and markers to create an insect painting. Cost is $15 per student or $12 for Watermark members. Pre-registration is required. Visit watermarkartcenter.org.
A trio of riders from Bemidji competed Sunday, July 29, at the Osage 2-Phase Schooling Show (which included dressage and show jumping) hosted by High Definition Sport Horses in Osage, Minn. Abigail Gibbons competed in the novice division and earned first place. Lucy Klisch and Carissa Dudgeon competed in the pre-elementary division where Klisch earned first place. The girls were coached by Tracy Klefsas of Aurora Sky Training. Pictured (from left) are Abigail Gibbons, Carissa Dudgeon and Lucy Klisch. (Submitted photo)
Bemidji Area Aglow will meet Aug. 11
Red Lake Nation Oshkiimaajitahdah and White Earth Nation Human Services were among several organizations to receive Circle of Excellence Awards from Emily Piper, Minnesota Human Services Commissioner.
College of St. Benedict announces Dean's List ST. JOSEPH—Anna Muller and Casey Palmer, both of Bemidji, were recently named to the Dean's List at the College of St. Benedict for the 2018 spring semester. To be included in the Dean's List, students must have a grade point average of at least 3.80 and have completed 12 credits for which honor points (A, B, C, etc.) are awarded. University of Wyoming announces graduates