Pioneer staff reports
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Charles Conlon Cheney, "Charlie," was born to John and Katie Cheney of Scottsdale, Ariz., on June 24, 2013, weighing in at 7 pounds and measuring 20 ½ inches long. Charlie joins two sisters, Lily and Meara. Grandparents are Chuck and Margaret Cheney, and LeRoy and Mary Kay Hagen, all of West Fargo. His great-grandmother is Audrey Cheney, East Grand Forks, Minn.
More moderate to low-income families in North Dakota will qualify for help with child care costs through the N.D. Department of Human Services' Child Care Assistance Program. North Dakota increased qualifying income levels and reduced family co-payments for the program, which helps income-eligible families pay for child care while they work or attend school or training.
The Red River Valley Fair Association has hired Emily Grunewald as the Big Iron Farm Show Exhibit Coordinator. Grunewald has extensive experience in the trade show and fair industry. Her primary responsibilities will involve Big Iron Farm Show exhibit spaces, coordination of the show schedule, and livestock shows at the Red River Valley Fair. Grunewald's prior position was at the Santa Cruz County Fair in Watsonville, Calif., where she was the Exhibit Representative. She is a partner in the Walker Ranch Cattle Company in Salinas, Calif.
Yard of the month honors for August were presented to Lute and Paula Simley, 118 50th Ave. E., West Fargo. The Three Rivers Garden Club of West Fargo coordinates the program for the residents of the community, selecting picture perfect yards through the summer and fall months based on appearance, landscaping and design.
The Mapleton Fire Department will be holding their annual Street Dance fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Hagge's Bar & Grill, Mapleton. The band 24 Seven will be providing the music. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and remain open until 1 a.m. There is a $5 cover charge.All proceeds will benefit the Mapleton Fire Department.
Bethany Retirement Living will host a motorcycle run by the North Dakota Patriot Guard at 6:30 pm on Friday, Aug. 23. The event will be held at Bethany on University, 201 Univ. Dr. S., Fargo. Patriot Guard members will ride to Bethany to acknowledge veterans and spouses of veterans who reside at Bethany on University. American flags will be distributed to veterans and spouses. Residents will visit with Patriot Guard members and view their motorcycles. Dozens of riders are expected.
The eighth annual Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day will take place on Thursday, Aug. 8, at area Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill's including the West Fargo location at 1110 13th Ave. Participating locations will donate $1 or more of the proceeds from the day's Blizzard sales and Blizzard coupon sales to Children's Miracle Network benefitting Sanford Children's.
The West Fargo Middle Schools' 2013-2014 dance season is in full swing as the team prepares for a trip to a national competition in Florida. The West Fargo Mystikix dance team has qualified for the Universal Dance Association, (UDA), National Dance Team Championship with competition set for February in Orlando, Fla.
Maple Sheyenne Lutheran Church will be hosting the last concert of its summer worship and music series on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. Featured performers are Friends and Neighbors Bluegrass Band. Fellowship time and dessert will follow the concert that is free and open to the public.Maple Sheyenne is located at 8711 40th Ave. N., rural Harwood.
We would like to thank everyone who shared their time and contributions to support Brian Bommersbach and family at his benefit held on July 24. Community members from West Fargo, Fargo Moorhead area, Carrington, Glyndon, Grand Forks , Valley City, and Hunter all came together in this time of need. Brian continues his battle with Acute Leukemia and his stem cell transplant is scheduled on August 13 in Denver, Colo. The donated funds will help defray the family's medical and travel expenses.