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Bitter accepted to Bethany Lutheran College MANKATO—Rachel Bitter, of Bemidji, has been accepted for admission at Bethany Lutheran Church in Mankato. Bitter is a senior at Bemidji High School. Henry graduates from U of M Morris MORRIS—Jonathan James Henry, of Bemidji, will graduate with an environmental science degree from the University of Minnesota Morris on May 14. Henry is the son of Edward and Tonia Henry. Henry will be working with the USDA Forestry Service in Deer River this May.
Region 2 Arts Council open house with Sheila Smith
Christian Women's luncheon meeting Monday BEMIDJI—Erik Bergeson from Bergeson Nursery will present his new book about Aunt Olive and the other treasured people he grew up with at the nursery at 1 p.m. Monday at the Christian Women's luncheon meeting in the community room at Eagle's Club, 1270 Neilson Ave SE.
Red Lake High School honor roll
Gallery North First Friday open house BEMIDJI—A First Friday open house will be from 2 to 5 p.m. April 1 at Gallery North, 502 Third St. NW. The First Friday showcase will feature a collection of paintings titled "Art from the Master Hands." Artists include Erma Stelter, Betty Sauer, Dee Saltee, Claudine Mattison, Estelle Knutson and Harriet Midthaune. For more information, visit www.gallerynorthbemidji.com . Annual Bemidji Area High School show
Good Friday service today BEMIDJI—A Good Friday service will take place at 7:30 p.m. today at Evangelical Free Church of Bemidji, 115 Carr Lake Road SW. The hourlong service will include a dramatic reading, songs, communion and a time for personal reflection, a release said. Fellowship group to meet Saturday BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Area Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship will meet at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Beltrami Electric community room, 4111 Technology Drive NW. Breakfast will be served.
Local students named to dean's list at Oak Hills BEMIDJI—Local students were named to the fall 2015 dean's list at Oak Hills Christian College. Students are listed by name, hometown and year in school: Shannon Arney, Bemidji, senior; Jasmine Fairbanks, Bemidji, senior; Ashley Houle, Bemidji, freshman; Corban McKain, Bemidji, senior and Eve Mountain Greenslate, Bemidji senior. To be named to the dean's list students must be full time with 12 credits or more, a semester GPA of 3.5 or above and no grades below at C or no pass on their transcript.
Fiber Arts weekend set for April 8-10 BEMIDJI—The Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Weekend will take place April 8-10 in Bemidij. The trail is a 16-member studio tour that celebrates the heritage of the area's voyageurs, pioneers and indigenous peoples, showcasing both traditional and contemporary textile art forms, according to a release.
Women's luncheon meeting Monday BEMIDJI—The Christian Women's luncheon meeting will take place at 1 p.m. Monday in the community room at the Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. SE, Bemidji. Carol Nelson, Bemidji soloist and speaker, will sing and speak on how she moved out of darkness into the light, a release said. In addition to Nelson, Randy Fossum and Jesse Anderson with Northwoods Caregivers will speak. For reservations, call Elaine at (218) 333-3544 or Alverna at (218) 335-7838.
Local students earn academic honors ST. CLOUD—St. Cloud Technical and Community College recently congratulated students for their academic achievement fall 2015. Maren Erpelding, of Bemidji, was named to the president's list, and Avery Mann, of Laporte, was named to the dean's list. To be named to the president's list, students must have achieved a grade point average of 4.0. For the dean's list, students must have achieved a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.9. Olson named to the dean's list at St. Catherine University