Jones to be ordained, installed as Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch chaplain
Richard Steven Jones will be ordained and installed as chaplain and director of spiritual life at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch in a ceremony Saturday, July 7, at 4 p.m. at the Ranch campus. Our Savior Lutheran Church will oversee the ceremony.
A dinner honoring Jones will be held at the Ranch following the ceremony in the upstairs of Bremer Hall on the Ranch campus.
Jones will oversee the spiritual life program offered to children and youth who are residents in the Ranch's programs in Minot, Bismarck and Fargo. The program is voluntary and offered to all residents. Residents who choose not to participate are involved in Ranch Life programming, which focuses on good citizenship and morals. Jones will also participate in national conventions and gatherings, speaking engagements and the Ranch's Hope Notes program.
Jones graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in May 2011, and received his call to the Ranch May 1, 2012.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian, non-profit agency that has six programs located on three campuses in Minot, Bismarck and Fargo.
- Jill Hambek
MSU golf tour continues in Garrison
Minot State University is bringing its "Summer Friend-Raising Golf Tour" to Garrison.
MSU invites alumni and friends in the Garrison area to play golf at the Garrison Golf Club on July 17. This event will be a four-person, nine-hole scramble. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., with a shotgun start at 5 p.m. A social to recognize area students receiving 2012-13 scholarships will immediately follow golf's completion. Non-golfers are welcome to play.
"Every year, we create some great relationships with alumni and friends of Minot State in the communities where we golf," said Janna McKechnie, director of alumni relations and annual giving. "Each community is so hospitable, and we look forward to another great golf tour!"
This visit in Garrison is part of MSU's seventh annual summer tour, which has the motto of "Golf One or Golf Them All." The tour has one more stop after Garrison, in Kenmare on Aug. 2. Prizes and t-shirts will be awarded at each event.
Golfers are responsible for their own transportation, green fees and cart rentals. Meals and refreshments will be provided by the course, and purchase is optional.
The tour is sponsored by the MSU Alumni Association, Advancement Office, Athletic Department and the Marketing Office. Call the MSU Advancement Office with questions or to register at 858-3234 or 800-777-0750, ext. 3234, or visit the website, (www.minotstateu.edu/alumni).
N.D. AMVETS elect new state officers
The North Dakota AMVETS auxiliary elected new officers for 2012-13 at its State AMVETS Auxiliary Convention in Bismarck in May with national president Linda Taylor in attendance.
Elected were: Tyann Schlenker, Fargo, president; Donna Tvedt, Fargo, first vice president; Jeannie Roman, Minot, second vice president; Alicia Roman, Minot, third vice president; Rhonda Brunmeier, Bismarck, secretary; Rose Wendt, treasurer, Valley City; Charlene Schuchard, Bismarck, sergeant at arms; Alice Delzer, Bismarck, chaplain; Jeri Christesen, Fargo, PRO; Sandy Kruse, Fargo, parliamentarian; Sue Foldendorf, Bismarck, liaison; Sheila Fjeld, Minot, hospital; Karla Maddock, Bismarck, Americanism and NEC; Nancy Skarphol, Fargo, scholarship; and Vicky Adolf, Bismarck, Alternative NEC.
Second Story Social Club elects officers
Second Story Social Club for Exceptional Persons Inc. elected officers on June 25 for six-month terms of office. Elected were: Tiffany Coutts, president; Francis Gerle, vice president; Eugene Hanson, secretary; Kent Reichenberger, treasurer; and Scott Samuelson, sergeant at arms.
Events planned in Ryder July 14
RYDER The Ryder Community Club will be holding several events in conjunction with the seventh annual Western Edge Bullriders' bullriding in Ryder Saturday, July 14.
A silent auction and bake sale will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. in the new museum. The club has purchased the Ryder school and is in process of putting heat in the gym so the building once again can be used by the community. Funds are also needed for the upkeep of the building. People can donate to the silent auction but are limited to two items. Those items must be brought to the new museum by noon that Saturday.
The Ryder Historical Museum will be open from 1 to 6 p.m.; kids inflatables on Main Street beginning at 2 p.m.; and Garrison Jammers in the park from 4 to 6 p.m., where a steak supper will be served during those hours.
Bullriding at the Ryder Airport starts with a calcutta at 6 p.m. and bullriding at 7 p.m. The bullriding is hosted by the Old Ryder Jaycees Community Club. A street dance with Firehouse follows on Main Street.
Tickets for the supper and the bullriding are available in advance or at the gate, and for more information call Bruce Peterson at 758-2518.