Five generations of the family of Frances Volk of Towner met recently for this photo. From left are: her son, Richard Volk, Surrey; her granddaughter, Sheryl Dickman, Surrey; her great-great-grandson, Braycen Hammer, Surrey; her great-granddaughter, Kelsey Adams, Surrey; and Volk.
Santa Rides a Harley event slated
The annual Santa Rides A Harley event will be Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roughrider Harley-Davidson, located at 515-20th Ave SE.
For a suggested donation of $5, people can have their picture taken with Santa on a Harley-Davidson (no pets please) with profits going to the Salvation Army.
Photographed children aged 12 and younger may register to win one of two bicycles. Pictures will be taken by Studio 360. The Minot Police Department Crime Prevention Unit and the Minot Fire Department will be providing safety information. This event is sponsored by the Minot Chapter Harley Owners Group.
Benefit poker tourney planned
BERTHOLD The Windbreak Bar is sponsoring a benefit Poker Tournament Sunday. Registration is at 1 p.m. with the event starting at 2 p.m. There is a $100 buy-in and a $20 bounty. For more information, call 453-3445. Proceeds go to the Legion Club of Berthold.
Center seeks public input for five-year plan
The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at Minot State University seeks input for its five-year plan of work and invites North Dakota residents to complete a survey to help prioritize goals and activities.
The survey can be completed online or in another format with responses accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 28.
To help center staff understand what North Dakotans view as their most important work in the next five years, individuals can complete an online survey. On the center's website, (www.ndcpd.org), participants should click on the "Share Your Voice" banner in the center of the webpage to link to the survey.
The survey consists of only two questions. They should select the top six issues they view as the most important for the center to address in its 2012-17 plan of work.
Individuals unable to complete the online survey, or who simply prefer a paper survey or alternate format, can contact the center by calling toll-free (800) 233-1737 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals and organizations may also submit written comments and suggestions to: North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, 500 University Ave. W., Minot, ND, 58707.
Exploring wagon trains across the Plains
SIDNEY, Mont. A free lecture and discussion on the Minnesota to Montana Wagon Trains of 1862 to 1867 is set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the MonDak Heritage Center.
The lecture and discussion will be conducted by Friends of Fort Union/Fort Buford Fellowship Scholar Arch Ellwein of Sidney, Mont.
Ellwein will speak about the history that binds the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, and the Montana gold rush to the Confluence Area.
"Many interesting and significant events are lost in the fog of history, obscured by other events, and this is the case of the Northern Plains Wagon Trains," he said. "It's an adventure story of politics, greed and danger and a pioneer story of courage, grit and hope."