Allan McGeough, executive director of the Mid-Dakota Chapter of the American Red Cross, left, accepts a $3,500 check from Jason Henke, general manager of Don Bessette Motors Wednesday. Don Bessette Motors donated $50 from every car sold in June to the Red Cross to help with flood relief locally.
Taube Museum plans Tour of Homes
The Taube Museum of Art's annual Holiday Tour of Homes fundraiser is expanded this year on a theme inspired by the 2011 Souris River Flood.
The effort to organize this year's tour was complicated by the flood, but Taube executive director Nancy Walter said this added to the theme.
"Many of the homes are housing other families or they're storing household items," she said. "So it's been a challenge this year."
The tour will travel among seven locations Dec. 3 from noon to 4 p.m., including:
- Ryan & Kristen Boen - 1530 Cook Dr.
- Scott & Darci Grosche - 916 54th St. SE
- Brent & Marsha Mugaas - 1127 Valley View Dr.
- Brock & Elly DesLauriers - Flood Recovered Home - 1700 5th Ave SW
- Dani Solsvig - FEMA Trailer - 590 8th St. NW.
- First Presbyterian Church & Lincoln School - 1000 3rd St. NE.
- St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 2209 4th Ave NW.
Afterwards, participants can enjoy refreshments at the Taube.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Taube Museum of Art, Artmain, Artistry, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and Interiors Plus. Tickets are $12 for nonmembers, $10 for members, and $15 at the door.
Conrad makes appointments to service academies
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has nominated nine North Dakota students for appointments to the nation's service academies.
Among area students, nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy went to Trevor Hoggan and Miles Way, both students at Minot High School-Magic City Campus.
A nomination to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point went to Jack Fagerland, a senior at Minot High School-Magic City Campus.
The armed service academies require potential students to be nominated by either a member of Congress or the Vice president as the first step in a long application process. Final appointments are determined by the academies, selecting from a nationwide list of nominees. Once accepted, the students are given scholarships to the distinguished educational institutions as well as a full military appointment.
RAFT sets giveaway for this weekend
The Resource Agency Flood Team, or RAFT, is sponsored by 13 faith-based and community-based agencies working collaboratively in case management.
The group has been collecting the following items in anticipation of a giveaway scheduled for Saturday at Vincent United Methodist Church at the northwest door: New and gently used winter coats and jackets, mittens, hats, thermal wear for all ages/sizes, children's Comfort Kits for ages 1-7, baby blankets, new children's toys, paint (all white/gallon size), and gently used children's books.
Much of what the group provides is essential information and resources. Clients who have a genuine unmet need are represented at the Souris River Basin Unmet Needs Committee.
The deadline to register for RAFT is Dec. 1. Applications are available through many different places in Minot, among them Lutheran Social Services, Human Services, Ward County Social Services, Vincent United Methodist Church.