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Al Roker of NBC's "Today Show" will be broadcasting live from West Fargo next week. The popular weatherman will be visiting the Lynne and Curtis Olien home on April 18, doing remotes featuring Project Linus, a local non-profit organization for which Olien serves as chapter coordinator. "I'm very excited about the opportunity for Project Linus, but personally, I'm very nervous," Olien said in anticipation of the visit by Roker and his crew. Project Linus is a national organization that provides handmade blankets for children who are ill, traumatized or in need.
The 4th annual Remembering Our Serving Soldiers (R.O.S.S.) event which took place Saturday, March 31, at the West Fargo VFW will go down in history as one of the best ever, according to Charlie Weible, West Fargo VFW Post 7564 past commander and lifetime member who founded the observance when he served as post commander four years ago and has chaired it ever since. The remembrance provided an excellent opportunity to bring members of the community together in support of North Dakota soldiers and airmen now serving in the military.
One local veteran is bent on keeping awareness high when it comes to the Prisoner of Wars and Missing in Action (POW/MIA) associated with World War II, Korea and the Vietnam War - both those fortunate enough to return home and those still out there and unaccounted for.
Minn-Kota Feline Club will be presenting its 54th and 55th Annual ACFA Purebred and Household Pet Cat Show at the RRV Fairgrounds Commercial Building in West Fargo, April 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. With approximately 100 cats entered, people will be able to see a variety of breeds including Tonkinese, Exotic Shorthairs, Burmese, Singapura, American Shorthair, British Shorthair, Ragdolls, Maine Coon Cats and Persians. There are also several beautiful household pets of all sizes and colors.
Tessie Jones decided when she was 13 years old that she wanted to be Miss America. After capturing the Miss Fargo title last month, she is getting closer to living out that dream by advancing to the Miss North Dakota pageant June 14-16 in Williston, the steppingstone to the Miss America pageant next January. West Fargo born and raised, Jones is a 2005 graduate of West Fargo High School and presently a sophomore at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where she is pursuing a double major in Art Photography and Mass Communication.
Members of the Fargo-Moorhead Toppers Car Club are placing the finishing touches on their 49th annual show, and organizers say the process couldn't be going more smoothly. Show chairman Al Duval, a member of the Club since 1973, says he is very pleased. "This is the time of the year we all get pretty excited.
As National VFW Ladies Auxiliary President, Linda Meader is required to make an official visit to all 52 states and the District of Columbia during her year-long reign. North Dakota was state number 33 last week as she made a special appearance at West Fargo VFW Post 7564, where members of the Ladies Auxiliary hosted a special Aisle of Honor to formally welcome her, followed by her attendance at both Auxiliary and Post meetings and a social hour that allowed Meader the opportunity to 'meet and greet' and get to know the club members better. Meader is already familiar with the post, having be
Preschool Express will be hosting an open house to acquaint parents with the facility and for registration of students for the upcoming school year on Thursday, March 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Carolyn Cadwell is owner-instructor of the preschool located at 1222 6th St. E. in the lower level of Flame of Faith United Methodist Church. Following eight years in the preschool teaching field, mostly in West Fargo, including two as a preschool director, Cadwell decided it was time to start her own school. "Having worked with preschool families in the past, this felt like a natural progression.
Our office is filled with wonderful cooks, and we are all lucky enough to experience that talent firsthand every time we have an office potluck. This week I wanted to share a little of that homemade deliciousness with you by featuring some of the fabulous recipes willingly shared by our staff.
Visit with the multi-talented performers of the El Zagal Shrine Circus as the West Fargo Pioneer, West Fargo VFW, and the Shrine Circus join forces for a special "Meet and Greet" event from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, at the West Fargo VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., adjacent to the Pioneer offices. Stop by and mingle with the Shrine Circus entertainers and enjoy popcorn, sno cones and cotton candy; delight in mini-circus acts and face painting; and have your picture taken with a clown, with all the activities free.