Bemidji State University president Richard Hanson, right, presented a check for more than $1,900 to Minot State University president David Fuller Aug. 25 during the third-quarter break of the "Beaver Bash" football game in Bemidji, Minn. The funds were collected at the game and earlier that day at BSU's sixth annual Appreciation Day.
Web site to memorialize soldiers for upcoming book
A Web site has opened to gather stories from across the country of fallen soldiers to memorialize them in a book planned for publication Memorial Day 2012.
"We Will Never Forget: Personal accounts honoring our fallen soldiers," will compile entries and submissions made by the public at (bellevue.edu/neverforget) for publication.
"Anyone across the nation (can) remember a friend or loved one by submitting a brief memoir of a fallen soldier to be included in (the book)," said Kristin Jones at Bellevue University. "I think the neatest aspect of this book is that it will be written by 'a proud nation' those people from across the country (who) submit their memoirs."
Proceeds from the book will be donated to the National Military Family Association to fund military spouse scholarships.
Minot participants invited to suicide prevention events
Minot walkers are invited to attend the Bismarck Out of the Darkness Community Walk Oct. 1 at the N.D. State Capitol Grounds or Tioga's walk Oct. 8 at Tioga High School in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The walk previously planned for Minot was canceled because of the flood.
Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. Registration for the Bismarck event is set for 1 p.m. with the walk to begin at 2 p.m. Registration for Tioga's walk will be at 10 a.m., with the walk at 11 a.m.
People are invited to walk for their loved ones, to raise funds and to support the cause.
To register, make a donation or for more information, visit the Web site at (www.outofthedarkness.org).
Square dancing lessons planned
The Minot Magic Squares invite those interested to join them for Beginning Square Dance Lessons beginning Monday evenings Oct. 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Lessons will be held at the Minot Moose Lodge, located at 400-9th St SW, led by professional square dance caller "Doc" Brooks. Participation fee is $2 per person. For more information, call 839-0755.
Author meet and greet set for Minot
The North Dakota Library Association will host a North Dakota Author Meet and Greet Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Grand International Inn.
According to a release, 29 North Dakota authors will be on hand to discuss and sell their books at the event.
For more information contact Paulette Nelson at 838-0606.