Cattle Women accepting registrations
The North Dakota Cattle Women (NDCW) is now accepting registrations for the first annual Beefin' It Up: Fuel for the Finish 5K run/walk and 10K run set for Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Post in Mandan, according to a news release.
The 10K run will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the 5K run/walk starting shortly after. Participants can register now for $20 online at (www.active.com) by entering "beef run" in the search engine until Oct. 1. After Oct. 1, the fee increases to $30 per entrant. Paper registration forms are also available by contacting any of the Beefin' It Up: Fuel for the Finish committee members Kathy Tokach of St. Anthony, Michelle Marohl of Solen, Sheila Ressler of St. Anthony, or Sheyna Strommen of Fort Rice.
Proceeds of the event will help fund the NDCW's beef education efforts in area elementary schools. "This event is an excellent way to showcase beef's role in a healthy, active lifestyle and it will provide a great opportunity for ranchers to share the story of how we raise safe, wholesome and nutritious beef everyday," said Strommen.
The committee is hopeful a large number of runners will turn out for the early fall 5K run/walk and 10K run, which will take participants into Fort Lincoln State Park on a paved trail overlooking the Missouri River. Tokach challenged beef industry advocates and industry partners to register for the event, help sponsor it or volunteer their time to help register and check in participants that day. Sponsorships can be mailed to the NDSA at 407-2nd St. S., attention Strommen: Beef Run, and sponsorships at any level are appreciated. Businesses and organizations that contribute $500 will get their logos added to the commemorative t-shirt.
She Votes bus tour set to stop in Minot
Concerned Women for America will bring its She Votes 2012 bus tour to Minot Aug. 16. The bus will stop at 12:15 p.m. in Scandinavian Heritage Park.
The She Votes 2012 project works to mobilize conservative women through grassroots education and activism. There will be speakers, prizes and other activities. The bus tour is part of a million-dollar nationwide project to get out the vote in the November general election.
Time recognizes Sakakawea's influence
WASHBURN - Time Magazine, America's premier news magazine, has recognized the national significance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by naming Lewis and Clark and Sakakawea as three of the 20 most influential Americans of all time. According to Time, the Corps of Discovery, Sakakawea included, helped give America an identity and a continental destiny that the young country was lacking before the expedition.
"Time's recognition reinforces what we already know: This is a nationally important story," said David Borlaug, president of the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation. "With so much of that story playing out right here in North Dakota, we are especially proud."
The list also includes the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and others. Sakakawea and Sitting Bull are the only North Dakotans to make the list.
"As North Dakotans, we should all be very proud of this young woman's incredible contribution to our country," Borlaug said.
The Foundation has recently installed brand new exhibits at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn, and is in the midst of a 9,000 square foot expansion so they can continue telling the exciting story of the Lewis & Clark Expedition to visitors from across America and around the world.
"This announcement couldn't have come at a better time, as we are working tirelessly to enhance the experience people have when they visit Fort Mandan and our Interpretive Center," Borlaug said.
The list of the 20 most influential Americans of all time is from the new Time book, The 100 Most Influential People of All Time.
"It's said that every generation rediscovers Lewis and Clark, Borlaug said. "That statement is coming true yet again with this remarkable story in Time Magazine."
Borlaug and Foundation Vice President Wendy Spencer are currently attending the national gathering of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation in Clarksville, IN. The two will be promoting Bismarck as the location for next year's annual meeting, which will be hosted by the Foundation. Hundreds of people from many states are expected to attend.