Eloise Ogden, regional editor of The Minot Daily News, has received a state American Legion press award for outstanding service to and for that organization.
The American Legion Department of North Dakota Press Association Award was given "for her dedicated service to the men and women of the military service, and to The American Legion membership and their activities in Minot, N.D."
The citation notes her work with the U.S. Air Force Command structure and "providing information relevant to the Minot community of family and friends."
Submitted Photo - - Eloise Ogden, regional editor of The Minot Daily News, has received a state American Legion press award for outstanding service to and for that organization.
"Eloise has been recognized for her fair and impartial reporting of military issues affecting the region," the citation concludes.
The award is signed by Robert Krause, North Dakota Department commander, and Herbert Schultz, N.D. American Legion Press Association president.
She was nominated for the award by the Minot American Legion Post No. 26.
Milo Wallace, commander of the Minot Post, accepted the award on her behalf at the American Legion Winter Conference in Bismarck Feb. 4. Wallace presented her with the award at the Minot Post's meeting Feb. 21. Arnie Havelka, Minot, American Legion district commander for several counties, was on hand for the presentation.
Prom Dress Drive seeks additional contributions
There is an ongoing Prom Dress Drive at Minot State University. Trina Moser is collecting new or gently used prom dresses or formal dresses for teens who are not able to afford a prom dress. The dresses will go to Community Closet, which is a store offering clothing to community members at no charge. There will be a drop-off location in the Student Social Work Organization office, Room 226 at Minot State University's Memorial Hall. The deadline for dropping off dresses is March 21.
People or businesses interested in more information or in helping Moser can contact her at trina.moser@my. minotstateu.edu or call (306) 461-4304.
She suggested ways to get involved include: hanging a poster to advertise, donating a gift certificate or product, donating a dress or pair of shoes from their store, have a clothing rack set up in their store as an additional drop-off location, or offering customers a discount for donating their old dress. Moser also hopes to contact local businesses to ask them to consider gift certificates or donating their services so that girls can get their hair done or have a photo taken or do other things to make the prom night perfect.
Winners named in Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby
Local Cub Scouts received awards in the Tomahawk District pinewood derby event held Feb. 25 in the Sleep Inn & Suites in Minot.
William Tennyson received Grand Champion, while Sterling Tennyson finished as runner-up and Luke Williams was third overall.
The results were:
+ Tiger division (first grade): first, Sterling Tennyson, Pack 419; second, Otto Robinson, Pack 422; third, David Trautman, Pack 37.
+ Wolf division (second grade): first, Ayden Wilson, Pack 419; second, Josh Hegstad, Pack 432; third, Mason Kraft, Pack 432.
+ Bear division (third grade): first, Matthew Norenberg, Pack 37; second, Logan Skees, Pack 71; third, Brandon Harmon, Pack 432.
+ Webelo division (fourth and fifth grade): first, William Tennyson, Pack 419; second, Luke Williams, Pack 420; third, Elisha Russell, Pack 419.
DL-B school district gets a drug prevention grant
The Des Lacs-Burlington school district has received a $6,036 prevention grant from the North Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Mary Eldredge-Sandbo, a high school biology teacher and safe and drug free schools coordinator for the school district, said the grant will be used to update the district's tobacco and alcohol prevention curriculum.
A new curriculum called Too Good For Drugs and Alcohol will be used at the high school level, with the initial lessons being given in ninth grade health classes and "booster" lessons given to students in grades 10 through 12. The curriculum has a fresher presentation and it is the first time the district will have a curriculum that is comprehensive for all grade levels.
In the lower grades, there will be updating of materials and the district will put together a web page that links to the district's web site that lets people know what is being taught in the tobacco and alcohol prevention classes and what activities are taking place. Parents might want to use some of the activities at home with their children, said Eldredge-Sandbo.
Eldredge-Sandbo said the program will be in place in time for the 2012-13 school year.
Free assessment, workshops available
Museums, libraries, and archives in North Dakota and South Dakota are invited to apply for a free institutional collections assessment and hands-on workshop hosting opportunity. The assessments and workshops, which will be offered this summer, are the first phase of the Dakota Collections Care Initiative, a partnership between collections care professionals at museums, libraries, and archives in North Dakota and South Dakota to improve collections care and emergency preparedness and response for the small and mid-sized collecting heritage institutions across the two states.
To be considered for the free assessment and workshop hosting, collecting institutions must submit an application form, which is available online at (history.sd.gov/) or (history.nd.gov/), by calling 355-4458 or sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is March 7.
Initiative partners include the Association of South Dakota Museums, North Dakota Library Association, Plains Art Museum in Fargo, South Dakota State Historical Society, South Dakota State Library, and State Historical Society of North Dakota. Terri Schindel, a conservator affiliated with the Museum Training Network, has been selected to lead the institutional assessments and training workshops.
The project is made possible by a two-year Connecting to Collections implementation grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. The institute is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. To learn more about the Institute, log on at (imls.gov).
Educational fair planned in Leeds
LEEDS The Leeds School will be holding an educational fair in the gymnasium at 5 p.m. March 22. Grades kindergarten through 12 will participate and the community is invited to come to see the presentations. The objective of this fair is to provide an opportunity for all students in the Leeds School to enhance their educational experience by demonstrating 21st century skills of collaboration, problem-solving, communication, articulation of thoughts, and basic knowledge of a topic.
The students were divided into groups in their classrooms and are to put together a presentation to demonstrate to the public. The presentation must include a different idea from three school subjects. It will be graded based on peer review, homeroom teacher assessment, and community persons' assessment. Students will be graded based on pre-established criteria and grades will be recorded in their English classes.
The school's FCCLA chapter will be preparing a supper of sub sandwiches for the students so they can stay throughout the duration of the fair. Buses will run immediately following the fair at approximately 7:30 p.m.