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MARILYN HAGERTY: The bee girl at the market

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She raises bees.

And yes, she gets bitten. Every day. She figures that goes with the territory.

Christi Baughman will be at the Farmer’s Market with honey again Saturday at Town Square in Grand Forks. She has a business card that reads beegirl.biz. And things are going well. Her husband, Craig Baughman, is from Texas. So they summer near Emerado, N.D., on her family farm and take their bees down to the sunshine of Texas for the winter.

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While Christi raises bees, Pat Dorr of Erskine, Minn., plays the organ. She has, in fact, been the volunteer organ player at rural Rodnes Lutheran Church for 60 years.

Last Sunday, she felt good about bowing out because Glenda Strand will be taking over. She joked about feeling free of the need to play for her own funeral.

Over the years, she has played piano and organ and all the favorite hymns. She especially liked “Under His Wings,” “Softly and Tenderly” and “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”

History Rocks

The weekend arrives with the UND campus springing into action for the 2014-2015 year... And piles of garden vegetables showing up for the Saturday Farmer’s Market in downtown Grand Forks... With Blues on the Red scheduled Saturday evening downtown.... Elks Pool is closing today, but Riverside Pool will be up and running another week.... “History Rocks” on Sunday with Kenny and the Classics at the Myra Museum and Grand Forks County Historical Society grounds.... And Red Willow Bible Camp near Binford, N.D., beckons with its quilt auction and pie judging Sunday... While the annual Corn and Apple Fest is on through Sunday at Morden, Man.... Concerts in the Garden and the food at the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks have been getting rave reviews. The last one of the season is coming upTuesday evening....

Gatherings

Getting together is good for the soul.

  •  The former St. James High School in Grand Forks will be fondly remembered when the Class of 1964 gathers here Sunday and Monday. They will have brunch at Whitey’s in East Grand Forks along with golf and tours on Monday and an evening together at the CanadInn sports bar in Grand Forks. Organizers include Dave Riskey of Grand Forks and John Wavra in Nebraska. They are counting on music of the 1960s and 1970s by Fred Seidel.
  •  Fishtrip Lake Trip that began in 1973 is now a tradition of 42 years for Gamma Phi sorority sisters who met at Moorhead State College. The gathering began with inspiration of Kathy Kelleher Brickson of East Grand Forks. Women from the Grand Forks area include Mary Lynn Bachard, whose claim to fame is being the red headed niece of the late Cal Marvin of Warroad.

Mary and Ken

Cheerful persons of the week: Mary Sand and Ken Ribe.

Reach Hagerty at mhagerty@gra.midco.net or (701) 772-1055.

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