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Hospice of the Red River Valley will be offering an educational workshop for those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one during the month of October. Journeying Through Grief is a four-session workshop being held Thursdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 in Fargo. All sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The sessions will focus on: Understanding the grief process; Common grief reactions; Taking care of yourself while grieving; and Embracing your memories.
It's that time again for the West Fargo Community Band to get together and prepare for the West Fest Family Afternoon on Saturday, Sept. 21, with a performance scheduled for 3 p.m. at Eastwood Elementary School. There will be two rehearsals before the event to review the music from the summer concerts. Those rehearsals will take place Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the West Fargo High School Band Room. People that play and were unable to join in the June concerts are welcome and encouraged to attend the rehearsals and play.
Western State Bank recently hired seven employees to expand their Residential Mortgage Department -- Tom Boyer as Senior Vice President/Mortgage Department Manager, Peter Johnson, Dave Ouradnik and Kristy Brink as Vice Presidents/Mortgage Loan Officers, Kim Kays as Vice President of Mortgage Operations, Nan Fort as Assistant Vice President/Underwriter and Julie Bossert as Mortgage Loan Processor/Underwriter.
The West Fargo School District is inviting the community to participate in the naming of the its ninth elementary school, currently being constructed north of 40th Avenue between 45th Street...
Starting in late September, the West Fargo Exchange Club update will be featuring its Student of the Month, the first of nine outstanding students from the Class of 2014 to be honored monthly for their academic and personal achievements. The student will be recognized with a photograph and a brief biography. Upcoming Events: The Exchange Club will once again be handing out flags at the West Fest Parade on on Saturday, Sept. 21. They will be assisted in this endeavor by Boy Scout Troop 279 under Master Scout Joe Rinehart.
Flame of Faith United Methodist Church, 1222 6th St. E. will be hosting Shelter Fest on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event was dreamed up and organized by 11 year-old Heidi Deplazes in an effort to meet the current needs of the homeless kids at Churches United. At the end of September a complete extreme makeover of the playground will be done at Churches United so the children have a place to play.
The West Fargo Historical Center is presenting an exhibit based on the theme for West Fest—Remember the Past, Envision the Future. The exhibit will feature an illustrated timeline of the history of West Fargo and include a few peeks at what lies ahead. The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours.
Faith Lutheran Church and its second site, Journey in Faith, will host rally day on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. The service of worship will take place at the Journey in Faith location, 650 40th Ave. E., West Fargo, in its newly completed facility. There will be no worship services that morning at the Faith Lutheran location. The regularly scheduled service of worship on Saturday, Sept. 7, will take place at 5 p. m. at the Faith Lutheran site.
Faith Lutheran Church has expanded to two locations. Journey in Faith, the new second campus for Faith Lutheran is located at 650 40th Ave. E. in West Fargo, just west of the Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center/Sheyenne High School. Grand Opening Celebration Sundays will be Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6h at 10 a.m. "We want everyone to be a part of this celebration," Pastor Judy Holmen stated, "so come and join us in celebrating and giving thanks to God."
The Safe Communities Coalition of the Red River Valley will honor local law enforcement officers at the 13th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon today (Wednesday) at the Dilworth Community Center. Officers from Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Cass and Clay Counties, NDSU Campus Police, and the state highway patrols of Minnesota and North Dakota will be recognized for exemplary traffic enforcement in the following areas: DUI/DWI, speed, seat belt, child restraint, and underage drinking.