VELVA The Velva Senior Citizens will sponsor a "Christmas in October Sale" Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Velva Senior Center. The sale will include gently used and new Christmas decorations. A chili, bread and bars lunch will be available for a charge. The event is open to the public.
Minot Golden K will be holding there meetings starting October 24 at the Holiday Inn-Riverside starting at 1:30pm.
YMCA plans Halloween fun
The Minot Family YMCA's Annual Halloween Fun Night will be Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the YMCA. The event is for children ages 12 and younger, and they are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume. There will be carnival games, treats, toys, candy, bouncy castles, obstacle courses, appearances by Dizzy and Cloudy the clowns, and a "haunted graveyard." The charge is $3 per child or $15 per family. Pizza and a beverage will also be sold for $2 per person, and popcorn will be sold for 50 cents. People do not have to be Y members to attend. Call 852-0141 for more information.
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Professionals name leaders
The Minot Young Professionals announced the group's 2011-12 Leadership Team as president Kausha Bakk, vice president Jessica Mickelson, treasurer Nick Metzigian, secretary Veronica Meyer, Web site coordinator Rhonda Jensen, community links team chairs Tawnya Bernsdorf and Emily Huettl.
Also named were outreach team chairs Jessica Henderson and Leah Bjerkie, professional development team chairs Chelsea Kirkhammer and Beth Odahlen, social team chair Diane Herrmann, and members at large Brandyn Hendrickson, Sara Filipek and Cameon Eisenzimmer. Past president is Shannon Pearson.
The Minot Young Professionals were organized in 2007 and have since grown to a membership of nearly 200 young professionals who live and work in Minot and the surrounding areas. Minot Young Professionals look to create social and business networking opportunities and community projects for young professionals. Annual membership is $25 per year and is open to anyone ages 21 to 39. More information about the Minot Young Professionals can be found at (www.ypminot.com).
New Rockford school honored
NEW ROCKFORD New Rockford-Sheyenne Elementary School in New Rockford is the recipient of the 2011 Title 1 Distinguished School Award for North Dakota.
The Distinguished Schools Award program is an annual project to honor Title 1 schools that have implemented innovative educational practices resulting in improved student achievement.
The National Association of State Title 1 directors will honor Title 1 schools at its annual Distinguished Schools Award ceremony during the opening session of the National Title 1 Conference in Seattle, Wash., on Jan. 21.
Schools were selected for outstanding results in one of two categories: 1) Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years, or 2) Closing the achievement gap between student groups. New Rockford-Sheyenne Elementary School, of the New Rockford-Sheyenne Public School District, was recognized for exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years.
The State Department of Public Instruction announced the award this week.
Camera club picks winners
Minot Camera Club winners for October 2011 have been announced. The judge was Aaron Hughes, Minot. The subject this month was different than ever before it was called OPEN so any subject was game.
First place in the color category was "Hiding in the Shadows" by Shelly Adams of Minot. She also placed first in digitally altered photographs with her photo "Do You See What I see?" Taking home first in black-and-white was Mary Swafford of Minot with her photograph, "Still Standing."
Other photographers having photos that placed were Cara Harms of Bottineau; Betty Nordstrom, Ryan Gosche and Jen Hutchins of Minot; and Rosemary Debertin and Richard Debertin of Berthold,
The group is temporarily meeting at SRT in North Minot.
Kiwanis club members celebrate
Minot Golden "K" Kiwanis Club members held their annual recognition banquet Monday at the Grand International.
Region 1 Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Doug Wolf, Bismarck was in attendance and conducted officer and Board member installation.
Officers for the upcoming year were selected as follows: President Weyburn Niewoehner, Vice President Gary Ochsner, Secretary-Treasurer Richard Sabol, past president Don Kasper.
Newly installed board members included Michelle Hoaglund and Alvin Fiskum.
Twenty-five-year awards were presented to Ken Clark, Clarence Olson and William Larson, and a 30-year award was given to Melvin Newman.
Dave Traiser was presented the Ruby Award for sponsoring five members. Outgoing president Don Kasper received a watch for his year as president.
The club members volunteered more than 4,500 hours to the community this past season.
Grief counseling available
Grief counselor Darcie D. Sims gives two grief counseling seminars to help flood victims emotionally heal and provide them with hope and encouragement. Sims is the director of the American Grief Academy, and has served as the coping editor for Bereavement magazine for 15 years. She is the co-founder and president of Grief, Inc.
The Oct. 28 workshop, "How to Help in the Midst of Despair: Coping with Grief and Accumulated Loss" runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in MSU's Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Free workshop for caregivers and public service groups, and continuing ed credits available. Reserve a spot with your name, phone number and e-mail by calling 857-6450.
Then, Oct. 29, she will offer a free community event, "Rebuilding our lives: An evening of finding hope." That's 7 to 9 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.
The seminar is not designed for children younger than 10.