West Fargo Pioneer Staff Report
Announcements: Holiday Closing: The library will be closed on July 4th for Independence Day. New service: Photoshop Elements 11 is now available on the library's public laptops, thanks to a grant from the North Dakota State Library and a software donation from TechSoup. Stop in and give Photoshop Elements a try. Restrictions apply - ask for information at the service desk or call 433-5460.
Soroptimist International of Fargo will be holding their annual Garden Tour on Wednesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 18, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day. Seven West Fargo gardens will be toured on Wednesday and seven North Moorhead gardens on Thursday. Admission is $10 one day/$15 both days. Tickets are available at all Hornbacher's Stores, Baker Garden & Gift, Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse, Holland's Landscaping & Garden Center, and Levi Runions Garden Center. Tickets will also be available at every house on the tour.
In honor of Independence Day, and as a part of the 4th of July Celebration at Bonanzaville, the museum will open an exhibit of firearms in the rotating gallery, entitled "Up in Arms: The Role of Guns in America," showcasing the extensive collection preserved at the Cass County Historical Society.
Three West Fargo students have been named to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Deans' List/Honor Roll for the spring semester of the 2012-13 academic year. Students who qualified include: Ellie Marie Grooters, senior, speech-language pathology major, College of Education and Human Sciences with a 4.0 grade-point average; Ashley Marie Reiter, senior, biological sciences major, College of Arts and Sciences; and Elizabeth Marie Varberg, freshman, biological systems engineering major, College of Engineering.
Moore Engineering, Inc., a civil engineering and land surveying company with locations in West Fargo, Minot, Fergus Falls, and Wadena recently hired two employees in their West Fargo office. Greg Maynard was hired as a Building Inspector and Thomas Sayward as a GIS Programmer. Maynard was previously employed by Golden Living as the Maintenance Director. He is a native of Battle Lake and currently resides there with his wife, Gail.
WEST FARGO HIGH RISE Thursday, July 4: Happy 4th of July. Friday, July 5: Roast turkey, dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce, rhubarb crisp with topping. Monday, July 8: Meatloaf, augratin potatoes, stewed tomatoes, apricot halves. Tuesday, July 9: Barbecue ribs, creamy coleslaw, calico beans, watermelon. Wednesday, July 10: Chicken salad on wheat bun with tomato slices and leaf lettuce, spring pasta salad, fresh fruit, cookie..
High Point Networks, LLC has hired Adam Martin to their sales team as an Account Manager. He received his education from Crown College and was previously employed by Network Center, Inc. of Fargo. High Point Networks is a value added reseller in the IT industry focused on voice, data center and network solutions with offices in West Fargo, Bismarck, Sioux Falls , Alexandria, Minneapolis and Billings.
West Fargo junior Amanda Levin was named Gatorade Player of the year for North Dakota track. She is West Fargo's first girls track and field athlete to earn the award. The award comes after Levin's dominant performance at the North Dakota State Track and Field Tournament, in which she took first in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, becoming the first Packer to claim the title in any of those three events. Off the track, Levin is active in her church as volunteer Sunday school teacher and has maintained a 3.49 GPA in the classroom.
The West Fargo Senior Committee held a free picnic event for area seniors at Elmwood Park in West Fargo on June 18 with attendance at just over 100 people. Participants were treated to a meal prepared by NDSU; were eligible for door prizes and heard a short presentation on what the senior program has to offer. Funding for the event was provided by Gate City Bank and Swanson Health Products. Donated items and services were received from Gate City Bank, Western State Bank, Petro Serve USA and the Farmers Market.
A North Dakota National Guard soldier, who serves in the 188th Army Band, was recently named one of the best in the nation. Sgt. James R. Landman, of Fargo, was presented the Reserve Component Army Band Soldier of the Year award as he conducted the Clarion of Freedom group during a lunchtime concert in downtown Fargo today.