Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI -- The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the conference room at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. NW. Ashley Johnson, of Counseling Services of Bemidji, will present an overview about therapeutic treatment of people with borderline personality disorder. These educational meetings are free and open to the public.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Area Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 1260 and Auxiliary will hold their annual Pearl Harbor Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Bemidji Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. SE. Veterans and family members are welcome to attend. The cost is a free-will donation. The evening will begin with a social hour at 4 p.m., followed by the dinner at 5 p.m., and the program at 6 p.m. A silent auction also will be held, with all the proceeds going to local veterans and their families.
BEMIDJI -- Northwoods Caregivers will host the annual Caregiver Conference from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Adult Day Services of Bemidji facility. There is no fee for the conference, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department will host a Santa’s Workshop from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Public Works Facility, 1351 Fifth St. NW. The event is for children 12 and younger, and the cost is $5 per participant. Those attending can make gifts for everyone on their list. The cost includes two crafts, gift wrapping and snacks. For questions, call (218) 333-1850.
BEMIDJI -- The fundraiser “Pizza, Pop and Pictures with Santa” will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area. Participants can bring their camera and their wish lists for Santa. The cost is $5, and proceeds go directly to the Holiday Gifts For Kids Program. Holiday Gifts for Kids is a program intended to assist Parents or Guardians who are
BEMIDJI -- The Senior Activity Center and Bemidji Busline will offer a free Christmas Lights Tour of Bemidji’s decorated homes on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The tour will begin at the Senior Activity Center, 216 3rd St NW, at 6 p.m. Interested parties should sign up at the front desk of the Senior Center, (218) 751-8836, as space is limited. All are welcome to participate. Hot drinks and treats will be served after the tour at the Senior Activity Center.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Thursday: Assault 10:34 a.m. A 25-year-old man was arrested in the 100 block of Northern Ave. NE for domestic assault and obstructing arrest. DWI 7:03 p.m. A 32-year-old woman was arrested in the 2800 block of Pine Ridge Ave. NW for DWI and drug possession. A 25-year-old woman also was arrested at the time for the charges of giving false information, drug possession, a warrant, and carrying a firearm without a permit.
New Salem Advent, Christmas Eve services TURTLE RIVER—New Salem Lutheran Church welcomes all to their upcoming Advent and Christmas services. Advent services are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings on Dec. 5, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19. The Advent services will follow the "Holden Evening Prayer" by Marty Haugen, a vesper service for cantor and congregation. On Monday, Dec. 24, candlelight Christmas Eve services with special music will be held at 4:30 and 9 p.m.
FERGUS FALLS -- The Bemidji High School girls basketball sustained its first loss of the season Thursday night in an 85-63 loss at Fergus Falls. Both teams now have 1-1 records after the result. The Otters went into halftime with a 42-29 lead and didn’t look back en route to the victory.
BEMIDJIEmergency -- One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in Bemidji. According to Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin, the shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. after a traffic stop at the intersection on 30th Street NW and Ridgeway Avenue.