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Volunteerism comes easy for 12-year-old Brittney Humphrey who was recently recognized for her selfless act of donating time to assist others through a variety of community service projects. She is a sixth-grader at Cheney Middle School and the daughter of Machelle and Kenneth Wilson of West Fargo. Humphrey, and Jacob Holm, Valley City, were named North Dakota's top two youth volunteers for 2007 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.
West Fargo City Commissioners are taking a proactive educational stance against an imminent threat - the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle of the woodborer family that has infested several states in the upper Midwest, including Westland, Michigan, a community comparable in size to West Fargo. The ½ inch metallic green bug attacks all species of ash trees and once it does continues to manifest and spread at a very fast rate killing what were once completely healthy trees.
Don't forget that there is a big change with Daylight Savings Time this year - it has been extended a month, officially beginning at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 11 and reverting back to Standard Time at 2 a.m. the first Sunday of November. So be sure and move your clocks ahead one hour. This is a departure from the former Daylight Savings Time observance of the first Sunday of April and the last Sunday of October. The extension was set by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, to conserve energy.
With the onset of Lent on the path to Easter, I've decided to offer some recipes this week for those of you who are refraining from eating meat on Friday. We so take eating meat for granted on almost a daily basis, that when we are required to prepare something without it, we can sometimes be at a loss, when actually there are countless choices out there. Personally, there's nothing better than a piping hot bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.
Get ready for the second wave. More snow is on the way today and into Friday, unwelcome news for those still digging out from last weekend's wintery blast. WDAY Meteorologist Daryl Ritchison said that the last system resulted in about 5 inches of new snow in the F-M area, bringing the total accumulation for the winter to approximately 19 inches. The next round of snowfall is expected to begin today, moving in rather quickly with the potential of dumping three to six inches of the fluffy white stuff in eight to twelve hours with not a lot of wind. The system will linger into tomorrow with
With a solid operating year to its credit in a new home, the West Fargo Public Library is showing marked gains in useage and in the number of materials it provides patrons, according to reports assembled for the 2006 year. The Library moved from its former City Hall location to the Lodoen Community Center, 109 3rd St. E., in August of 2005.
Nothing hits the spot better after shoveling the driveway, or on a more fun note, an afternoon of sledding or cross-country skiing, than a piping hot cup of hot chocolate brimming over with soft, gooey marshmallows or a cup of spicy, Russian Tea. Following are a few hot chocolate variations, both made from scratch or from pre-mixed powder versions, a Swiss mocha coffee, as well as a Russian tea concoction, and hot cranberry cider that while brewing also serves as a natural potpourri filling the entire house with a wonderfully delicious aroma. The Padre Punch (interesting name, not sure of
The Red River Valley Fair has a new manager in place. Wayne Venter officially assumed duties Monday. He had previously served as director of the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, Neb. until July of this year. The Fair Board voted at their Jan.
West Fargo Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chris Barton gave glowing marks to the group's annual big fund-raising event held last Friday night at the Fargo Holiday Inn, based off the theme "A Night in Las Vegas." The gathering was indeed dazzling, as evidenced by the record breaking number of people in attendance - 225 - and the fact that the Chamber is approaching its goal of 400 members, with the current roster sitting at 393. The evening was coordinated by the West Fargo Ambassador group, with Larry Olson of Talent Productions serving as master of ceremonies. "I think for one t
West Fargo High School drama students will be presenting an epic love story with their performances of West Side Story set for two weekends, Feb. 8, 9, 10 and Feb. 16 and 17. Showtime will be 7:30 p.m. nightly. This landmark Broadway musical takes Shakepeare's Romeo and Juliet to 1950s New York City, as two idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks.