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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.
St. Benedict Church of Wild Rice is hosting its annual Fall Dinner on Sunday Sept. 22 from 11 a.m .to 12:30 p.m. at 11743 38th St. S., Horace. The menu will feature ham and all th3e trimmings. There will also be special music, a silent auction, bake sale, kids activities and a train ride. Costs are $8 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 11, and children 4 and under can eat free. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The West Fargo Police Department is now accepting applications for the Fall session of the Citizens Police Academy. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m. beginning Sept. 19 and continuing through Dec. 12. The program is designed to increase the understanding between the West Fargo Police Department and the citizens served. Topics include: Traffic Stops, Firearms, BOMB & SWAT teams, Drug Enforcement, Registered Offenders, Ride Alongs and much more.
Jasper Schneider, USDA Rural Development state director, has announced that two local companies have received more than $2 million in loan guarantees to support business development. They include Greal Plains Transport, Inc., Mapleton, and 4-J's Sports, Bottineau. "Without adequate capital many businesses would fail to reach their full potential," said Schneider. "Through USDA's partnership with local lenders, today's recipients were able to secure financial support to expand their companies."
Lucas Keller and Travis Bruce are the recipients of the Matt and JoAnn Butler Scholarship for Scouting of $2000. They were two of the five scholarships awarded for 2012-2013. This award is based on Scouting participation, community service, extracurricular activities, and academics. Both young men were members of Troop 274, Horace, and are Eagle Scouts. Lucas is attending NDSCS in Wahpeton, pursuing Auto Mechanics. He is the son of Rick and Sandra Keller, West Fargo.