West Fargo staff reports
Menus for lunch meals served at the West Fargo High Rise and Faith Lutheran Church and for delivered Meals on Wheels (call (701) 356-2047 one day ahead of time to order meal or sign up at the meal site.) • Thursday: Sloppy Joe, seasoned potatoes, cucumber salad, cinnamon apples. • Friday: Country meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, peach cobbler. • Monday: Meatloaf, au gratin potatoes, green beans, fruit. • Tuesday: Chili mac hotdish, mexicorn, peas and cheese salad, apple crisp. • Wednesday, May 13: Barbecue chicken, baked potato, lettuce salad, cherry Jell-O.
Special Events • Watercolor Flowers with Anne Kaese: 6 p.m. Thursday. Teens and adults are invited to register for a free watercolor lesson with area art instructor Anne Kaese. Registration is limited and required, call 433-5460. • Mother's Day Card Making: 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Create a card for that important woman in your life. Free and open to all ages. No registration required. • Banjos on Display: Through Sunday. Handmade banjos and other woodcarvings will be on display.
Clarification: In the April 22 edition in the story "Sticking it to cancer: West Fargo rallies around teen with aggressive form of cancer," several family relationships were incorrectly identified. Candida Lazorenko is Paige Lazorenko's stepmother. Paige Lazorenko said she does consider Candida her mother and refers to her as such. Several other members of Candida's family referenced in the story are not biologically related to Paige but Paige said she refers to them as her "family."
Several West Fargo youth and volunteers were honored at the annual VFW Awards and Volunteer Banquet held at VFW Post 7564. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Patriot Art Contest winners were Hannah Hemmingson, first place; Jessica Baumgartner, second place; Kyra Suder, third place.
Five West Fargo students won honors in the 63rd Annual State Class A speech tournament held at Jamestown High School on April 18. Neeraj Advani placed first in extemporaneous speaking and sixth in impromptu. Rebecca Duncan placed sixth in storytelling. Jewell Simonson placed eighth in extemporaneous programmed reading. Haison Nguyen and Padmanabha Kavasseri took fifth in humorous duo. Nguyen also place seventh in humorous interpretation.
Two West Fargo-based American Family Insurance agents, Chris Heise and Lynn Johnson, have been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Service Certification Program. The distinction was determined through an evaluation process conducted under program guidelines. The process consists of a customer satisfaction survey which measures consumers' overall experience with their current American Family agent.
West Fargo High School and Sheyenne High School faced off for a recycling challenge last week. At the end of the challenge on Friday, the Sheyenne Mustangs came out on...
Week of April 15 • Failure to pay fine: Eric D. Jones, Fargo, $100 fine, and pay original $75 fine balance. Melinda Sue Kupitz, Fargo, $90 fine. • Minor in consumption/possession: Alex Dwain Burton, West Fargo, $250 fine. Taylor Lindsay Muffenbeir, West Fargo, $500 fine, 30 days in jail with 28 days suspended. • No valid driver's license: Kayla Marie Fagre, West Fargo, $150 fine. • Driving under the influence: Donald Jonathan Forney, Crookston, Minn., $500 fine, 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended.
Through a partnership with Family Wellness, Freedom Elementary has been offering Cooking Demo 101 classes throughout the school year. The last class was held Tuesday with about 50 students in grades four and five, every half hour, given the opportunity to learn about healthy cooking by actually preparing a recipe and eating the finished product. The classes help educate students about making healthy foods and prepare them for a future of living well. Family Wellness brought in all the food, cooking supplies and equipment.
• In late April 1980 the West Fargo Fire Department held a Grand Opening so residents could tour the new firehall. Improvements included a 20 foot by 40 foot meeting room used by the firemen for training and their twice monthly meetings. Features of the Open House included CPR demonstrations and the opportunity to get a good look at the newest fire truck, a "fast attack unit," donated by the West Fargo VFW. • The approaching conclusion of the 2009-2010 school year marked a changing of the guard at South Elementary.