West Fargo staff reports
West Fargo Sheyenne High School students Jenny Bazile, Alexis Gooselaw, Casey Gourde, and Elisabeth Ehnert started their own business called J.A.C.E. & Co. The students will donate profits to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The students worked with Junior Achievement volunteers to create their product Legendary Shirts, long sleeve or short sleeve shirts that come in multiple different colors meant to symbolize and and show pride for North Dakota. The shirts are almost all sold.
Diamond in the Ruff Pet Rescue, a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates abandoned animals, is hosting a Silent Auction and Raffle from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds, 1805 Main Ave W. in West Fargo. The event will feature music, auction items, raffles and more. Auction items include Disney World tickets, handcrafted outdoor pallet furniture and local business packages. Food will be served at the event with a cash bar on site.
Senior adults are welcome to join others at any listed locations to socialize and remain physically active. Meals served 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday at Faith Lutheran Church and West Fargo High Rise. Sign up by calling (701) 356-2047 at least 24 hours prior. $4 donation, if able. Free walking track Monday through Friday at Rustad Recreation Center. Pickleball 8-11 a.m. Senior Steppers (Senior Walking Program) 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
Three West Fargo Sheyenne High School sophomores will compete at the National Speech and Debate Association national tournament in Birmingham, Ala, on June 19-23 in one of the largest academic competitions in the world with over 4,000 competitors each year.
Girls on The Run 5K open for girls and their moms, dads, brothers and other runners of all ages will be held at Veterans Memorial Arena before 9 a.m. Saturday, May 6. Packet pickup will be from 8-9 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Arena race headquarters. The event will include medals and t-shirts to all runners, and Happy Hair styling booth and face painting will begin at 8 a.m. in the arena.
West Fargo Sheyenne took third and and West Fargo took fourth place out of 19 schools at the North Dakota Class A speech meet on April 22. For Sheyenne, senior Ty Schonert and freshman Luke Young were state champions in serious duo. For West Fargo, sophomore Haison Nguyen and senior Anthony Peralta won the state championship in humorous duo.
West Fargo city workers wants to remind residents of their Clean Up Week approaching and garbage etiquette to keep residents safe. Dispose medical waste correctly
The West Fargo Area Community Program is hosting a "Seniors 60+ Extravaganza" 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in West Fargo. This free event will feature four expert speakers, an information fair, musical entertainment and a light breakfast, lunch and snacks.
West Fargo and West Fargo Sheyenne students are among the 908 North Dakota students taking part in the North Dakota State High School Clay Target League spring trap shooting season which began in early April. Competition began this week and will run until late May before the state tournament on June 17 at The Shooting Park in Horace. Each student is required to pass a comprehensive firearm safety education course prior to participation. More than 18,000 student-athletes from over 600 school-approved teams participate nationally.
Special Events Exploring Master Artist Series for Kids: 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Each session of this four week class focuses on the art of a different artist. Kids will be introduced to a master artist, learn the techniques that went into making their art famous, and take a step-by-step journey into making a project in a similar style or medium. Free and open to children grades K-5. Registration is required. Friends of the Library Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Spring book sale located in the upstairs activities hallway.