On the group's recent stop in Minot, a chorus from Tops in Blue, billed as the Air Force's premier entertainment showcase, presented an afternoon's entertainment in Trinity Homes.
FCCLA student honored
Jordan Zietz, a senior at Minot High School-Magic City Campus, earned a gold star rating in the senior job interview category during the District 2 FCCLA STAR Events.
Zietz's portfolio consisted of a planning process in getting the job, special skills, a job specification sheet, business communication, career-related education and educational enhancement opportunities. Her job search was for an agriculture intern. She will be competing at the state FCCLA conference in April.
WSC class visits Legislature
WILLISTON Williston State College's State and Local Government class, taught by assistant professor Richard Stenberg, traveled to Bismarck to observe the North Dakota Legislature in action and get a first-hand look at how government is run at the state level.
The class is taught during the spring semester of odd-numbered years, which corresponds to when the Legislature is in session.
"I've been teaching this class since 1995 and the field trip to the Legislature is always a highlight for the class," Stenberg said.
This year, the students were able to meet with and have a photo taken with the Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley and with the chancellor of the state Board of Higher Education, William Goetz.
March for Babies event planned for April 2
The March for Babies seeks to give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. Fundraising supports local programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and funds research to find answers to premature birth.
A March for Babies event is set for the Minot State University Dome at 9 a.m. April 2 with the march set to begin at 10 a.m. Lunch provided by Subway and brief awards ceremony to follow.
UTTC workshop seeking participation of tribal cooks
BISMARCK United Tribes Technical College has scheduled a workshop for tribal cooks next week at the college.
The training is for those who plan menus, maintain inventory, and prepare and serve food in tribal settings. It is for workers who provide services to young children in childcare settings, the elderly at senior centers, and residents of treatment or justice centers.
Space is available for only 20 participants. A $150 registration fee will cover food costs and expenses for the National ServSafe book and exam fee.
For a detailed schedule or to register, contact Pat Aune, UTTC land grant director and food safety educator, at 255-3285, ext. 1399, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Officers named at Souris Valley United Way meeting
The annual meeting for Souris Valley United Way was held Feb. 24.
New officers elected for 2011 were Bianca Grosche, MLT Vacations, president; Leslie Coughlin, Coughlin Construction, campaign chair; Jarid Lundeen, Tires Plus, vice president; and Kevin Harmon, Minot State University, past president. Newly elected to Souris Valley United Way board of directors are Ann Cadwalader, Trinity Health and Perry Olson, KXMC.
Rae Schobinger, Burdick Job Corps, joined the board in July 2010. Also, re-elected to a new three-year term was Jim Knudsen, community member.
Bianca Grosche was recognized for her leadership as campaign chair during the 2010 fall campaign. More than $446,000 was raised to assist 27 local programs which help those in need. This was $47,000 above the previous year.
For more information, visit (www.svunitedway.com) or call 839-2994.
Scholarship open to young volunteers
The deadline for applying for a Kohl's Scholarship is March 15. The scholarships are open to young volunteers ages 6 to 18 who have made a positive impact on their communities. Prizes range from $50 Kohl's gift cards to $10,000 scholarships.
To nominate a student, log on to (www.kohlskids.com) Nominators must be 21 years or older.
Area producer earns Grammy recognition
TOLNA Michael D. Clute of Tolna was awarded two Grammys as producer and engineer for the Diamond Rio album "The Reason" at the 53rd Grammy Awards Show.
According to a release, Clute's past work has garnered nearly 100 CMA, ACM, Dove, Juno, and Grammy nominations and awards, but these are his first and second Grammys after 24 prior nominations. The number of Grammy winners from North Dakota is very small and Clute said, "A Grammy is really the pinnacle of recognition for a guy like me."
Recording studio work and live concert mixing have taken him to every state in the U.S. and around the world. His discography now has more than 90 major label albums with acts including: Diamond Rio, Restless Heart, BlackHawk, Faith Hill, Ronnie Milsap, John Michael Montgomery, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and Poco, with some 30 million albums, dozens of gold and platinum albums and nearly 100 top 40 singles.