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Four positions will be open for candidate bids in the June 10 City Election - two West Fargo City Commission spots presently held by Commissioners Mark Simmons and Commissioner Brenda Warren, and two Park Board seats occupied by Gary Fugere and Kathy Scully. Those interested in seeking any of the open positions must be a qualified voter of the City and a resident for at least nine months preceding the election.
When Super Bowl time rolls around Sunday evening, nobody wants to be stuck in the kitchen preparing food for hungry guests.
'Helping America fuel better' is the catch phrase adopted as the operating philosophy for Dan's Oil, a division of Petro Serve USA, since its acquisition by the member owned cooperative late last year. The 70-plus-year-old business was founded by the late Dan Rheault and his wife, Marie, in Horace, and later was relocated to 413 W. Main Ave.
You know, if we didn't have the weather to talk about, sometimes I think we'd be hard pressed to converse at all.
There won't be any changes made to West Fargo's current sign ordinance. Following a public hearing on the matter Monday night, West Fargo City Commissioners voted unanimously to deny a request made by Brett Waldera of Cook Sign Company to amend the sign regulation to allow signs larger than the current maximum of 200 feet and to allow total signage to be calculated using 15 percent of the areas of the building fa?ade. Cook Sign officials installed a sign without a permit at Trail King Industries new West Fargo production plant at 2130 3rd Ave. N.W. last year.
The Fire Chief was in yesterday to talk about the year-end report regarding fire calls, a topic that is prefaced in a story in this week's paper. After he left and I started compiling the information, it really made me think. Fire protection is a service that so many of us take for granted, without worry or concern. As most of you should know, our Fire Department is comprised of volunteers who give of their time, without reimbursement.
Fire calls in West Fargo were up slightly in 2007 according to year end statistics released by West Fargo Fire Department Chief Roy Schatschneider.
I experimented with a potpourri of new recipes (at least new to me) over the weekend that were outstanding, so they will be the foundation for my column this week. Now that my kids are grown and gone I don't make cookies very often, but was in the mood and thought I would treat my little grandkids. I didn't get my traditional peanut blossoms made over the holidays, and since I had the chocolate kisses on hand, I decided to choose a new recipe and bake and freeze some. The recipe I finally decided upon was perfect and yielded a huge batch.
Winter Days 2008 has a brand new twist this year with the Silver Snowflake Search. West Fargo Park District Recreation Specialist Kim Wangler said event organizers brainstormed to come up with a unique element that would hopefully involve the entire family, with the end result the hunt for the elusive snowflake. "Searching for the snowflake will be a way to bring the family together in locating the prizes and learn more about the community as they are doing so.
One of West Fargo's biggest celebrations of the year is approaching next week, as the West Fargo Park District gears up for its annual Winter Days celebration at a variety of locations throughout the community. The District does an excellent job organizing the observance, with the assistance of a number of supporting businesses.