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Over 30 young ladies, ages 4 through 8, decorated themselves with fancy hats, boas, jewelry, and other glitzy accessories to take in the West Fargo Park District sponsored Teddy Bear Tea held Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Christine Chapweske, president of The Etiquette Professionals of Fargo, a business specializing in confidence building etiquette, manners, and protocol training, coordinated the activity. The room featured tables decorated with pretty pink tablecloths, accented by an assortment of fancy decorated tea cookies on silver platters.
Fill the Dome benefits food pantries Several area students have been working long and hard with a specific goal in mind - to literally 'fill the dome' with food donations that will be given to local food pantries to assist families in need - a wonderful gesture in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The initial idea was conceived last June when a group of local students brainstormed to come up with an event that would truly make a difference in the community. Billed as the largest youth led food drive in the area's history, the project has been a combined effort of youth of all a
The West Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars Chapter is active and thriving and always in search of additional members, according to Chapter Past President Dorinda, who serves as city business development director, Anderson who has been an ongoing part of the recruit bandwagon. The Chapter is led by a volunteer board of directors consisting of business leaders, educators, and parents, whose goal is to promote awareness and provide information on the vital role the local Chapter plays within the educational community. "We all donate our time as volunteers and we could certainly use new members
Pork is a meat I prepare as often as I possibly can. It is typically lean, low in calories and totally delicious served either as an entrée by itself or in combination with other ingredients. Sweet and Sour Pork is found on most oriental menus, and a dish so easy to prepare yourself at home if you don't feel like dining out.
The West Fargo Pioneer's first annual Halloween Costume Contest, held on Halloween Day last week, was a rousing success thanks to all the little trick-or-treaters who stopped by our office to visit, have their picture taken, and enjoy a special variety of treats prepared especially with them in mind. In our eyes, all of you little costumed visitors were winners and we want to personally thank each and every one of you and your parent(s) for taking time out of your busy day to stop in and share in the fun. Photos of all the contestants are featured in this week's Pioneer, so keep turning th
As if everything else happening in different parts of the world isn't scary enough, i.e. the California fires, the conflict overseas, the devastating flooding, the list goes on, now we have record-high oil prices and signs proclaiming $3-plus a gallon gasoline staring us in the face, popping up all across the state again the last few days. According to AAA's daily fuel gauge report, the average statewide price ranged from $2.95 on Oct. 1, to a low of $2.83 on Oct.
West Fargo is on its way to joining the Red River Regional Dispatch Center (RRRDC), which means that the City could soon have its 911 calls answered by the agency. The Center currently coordinates calls for all the cities in both Cass and Clay County, with the exception of West Fargo.
West Fargo VFW Post 7564 has been hosting Veterans Day programs since 2000. Prior to that, the Club was involved with Patriotic Bodies out of Fargo. Each year the program has become a little more intense and has now grown to the point where it is one of the Post's biggest celebrations of the year. And that's just how it's viewed by everyone who attends, according to Dale Ronning, longtime member, past state commander and Vietnam veteran, presently serving as quartermaster adjutant.
Kevin Gorder, representing the North Dakota Department of Transportation, provided an update at the West Fargo City Commission meeting Monday night on the 9th Street and I-94 overpass work, where the surcharge (dirt filling) project developed major dirt slides a couple of weeks ago, one on the south and two on the north side. The issue was discussed at the Commission meeting two weeks ago with the consensus Gorder would be present Monday night with a progress report. The surcharge project that began on the overpass in late June involved placing approximately 800,000 yards of extra dirt on
The Red River Valley Fair Association has reached a tentative settlement with former Manager Bruce Olson regarding an ongoing lawsuit. The action came Monday night at a special meeting of the nine-member executive committee, which is the governing body of the Association. According to terms of the settlement, Olson will receive $10,000 from the Fair Association's insurance company in return for both parties agreeing to drop their respective lawsuits.