West Fargo Pioneer Staff Report
Family, friends and Shanley High School will host a Benefit to assist Tami Mehl on Sunday, August 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Shanley High School, 5600 25th St. S., Fargo. The event will feature a dinner, silent auction and entertainment. Tami was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Inversion 3 on March 19, and admitted to Roger Maris on April 2. Her Leukemia did not respond to treatment so three weeks later she was transferred, via ambulance, to the University of Minnesota Fairview for an additional six weeks, where she is awaiting a Bone Marrow Transplant.
Bonanzaville will be hosting Jr. Miss, Miss and Mr Bonanzaville pageants in Arthur Hall during their 55th Pioneer Days observance at the West Fargo pioneer village on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18. Starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, all three pageants will take place with finalists performing a three-minute talent representing the "Spirit of the American Pioneer" of the Red River Valley. A "Best Talent" winner will also be awarded. Participants also completed a 150-word typed essay on "Why they wanted to be a representative as Miss or Mr. Bonanzaville.
Every two seconds, someone needs blood. This year alone, blood transfusions will help to save or sustain the lives of more than 5 million patients. United Blood Services encourages the West Fargo Community to come out and support the West Fargo Fire Department's effort to save lives through blood donation on Wednesday, August, 28, from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at the West Fargo Fire Department, 108 1st St.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Casey's General Store in Horace are teaming up this summer for the "Make a Muscle, Make a Difference" program, which helps to send children in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota affected by neuromuscular disease to MDA Summer Camp.
Matt Ackerland recently joined Western State Bank, as Vice President of Retail Banking. His duties will include directing and supervising the retail banking efforts in the bank's seven locations. Ackerland has over 12 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining Western, he served as a District Manager at Wells Fargo. Originally from West Fargo, Ackerland pursued the Business Management Program at the University of Mary, Fargo. He is actively involved with the United Way of
High Point Networks, LLC has hired two in their corporate office in West Fargo -- Chip Bartunek as Project Manager and Colin Carpenter as Service Desk Technician. Bartunek has 15 years of project management experience in the industry. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a graduate of North Dakota State University. He was previously employed by Sanford Health in Fargo. Carpenter is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. He was previously employed by Allied Building Products in Fargo.
The West Fargo Park District's Farmers Market and Beyond will be relocating for one sale date. Due to the 2013 State Legion Baseball Tournament, the market on Thursday, Aug. 1 will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Scheels Soccer Complex, 1010 13th Ave. W. instead of the usual South Elmwood Parking lot. Entries are also being encouraged for the Sixth Annual West Fargo Parks Dog Show set for Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Elmwood Park Shelter, 500 13th Ave. W.
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.
A group of employees at Bell State Bank & Trust have announced they are using $1,000 in "Pay It Forward" funds as well as several personal donations to match a $4,500 gift from the Fargo- Moorhead Area Foundation for Spare Key, in support of the non-profit's expansion in North Dakota.
It has been said that every soldier, no matter their military occupational specialty (MOS, or job skill), is a rifleman first. All soldiers understand that there are three essential skills to ensure mission success: shoot, move and communicate. Spc. Jennie DuShane, a military policeman from West Fargo understands the importance of these three skills. Last month, DuShane had the opportunity to hone her shooting skills and became the North Dakota Army National Guard's first female Squad Designated Marksman.