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Sunday, youths can celebrate Dr. Suess City officials to do readings at GF school

Area children are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a "Read Across America" event 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Grand Forks Wilder Elementary School.

Area children are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a "Read Across America" event 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Grand Forks Wilder Elementary School.

Community members, including Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown, UND athletes, firefighters and police, will read to children. John Horpedahl will perform magic, Bonnie Cameron will host storytelling and Dr. Seuss' characters The Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 will attend.

Every child will receive a free book and books will be for sale at the event. Cake and punch also will be available.

The event is sponsored by the Grand Forks Education Association.

Tri-Valley Head


Start is recruiting

Tri-Valley Head Start is recruiting families with preschoolers for our 2007 summer and fall programming in the East Grand Forks area and in West Marshall County.

Center-based, home-based and family child care are available. Services include options for migrant families.

Early selection for fall Head Start is April 27. Selection for summer migrant programs is scheduled for June 1. Head Start actively recruits children with special needs. All Head Start services are free to families.

For application information, call (218) 773-8452 or (888) 773-8486 or stop by the EGF Family Service Center at 1825 Central Ave. N.W.

East Grand Forks

hosts speech meetEleven northwest Minnesota schools competed at a speech meet last week in the East Grand Forks American Legion.

The Thief River Falls team placed first, Roseau second and Fosston-Bagley third. Other teams who attended the meet included Red Lake County Central, Mahnomen, Warren-Alvarado-Oslo, Crookston, Sacred Heart, Marshall County Central, and Indus.


Award winners from East Grand Forks included seniors Jordan Wolfe, Kayla Johnson, Courtney Jones, Herbie Kretzsinger and Tyler Barrett; juniors Nick Pederson, Kerianne Trudel, Sarah Doherty and Justin Nelson; sophomores Matt Radi, Keenan O'Shea and Sarah Peterson; freshman McKenna Jones and eighth-grader Caleb Shaffer.

A donation from the East Grand Forks American Legion paid for trophies and food for the meet.

Five place at state

business competitionEleven members of the East Grand Forks Senior High chapter of Business Professionals of America attended the state competition held in Minneapolis this month.

To qualify for the state event, the students had placed in the top five in individual events or the top three in team events at an earlier regional competition.

The following students placed within the top 10 in their events at the state competition: Alli Jensen, third in desktop publishing; Brianna Scheving and Lillie Loken, eighth in administrative support team; Rachelle Radi, eighth in basic office systems and procedures; Thearon Helgeson, 10th in integrated office applications.

Jensen, daughter of Keith and Kari Jensen, has the opportunity to go on to the National Leadership Conference in New York City from May 9 through 13 for placing third.

Riverside raising


playground fundsGrand Forks Riverside Christian School will host a "Chili and More" fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Food will consist of chili with toppings, assorted breads, vegetables and dip, dessert bars and various beverages. The event replaces the annual spaghetti dinner.

Donations and free will offerings from the event will be used for new outdoor playground equipment. For additional information call the school office at (218) 773-1770.

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