Benefit meal slated Sunday

The Knights of Columbus is hosting a Special Olympics benefit breakfast and silent auction from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 14, at the Christ the King Parish Life Center, 505 10th Ave. N.W., Mandan.

The breakfast offers sausage, ham, pancakes, fruit, juice, milk and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for ages 6-12 and free for those 5 and younger.

Erickson takes lead at AARC

Michelle Erickson has become executive director of the Abused Adult Resource Center, Bismarck.

Named interim executive director in December after Diane Zainhofsky announced her retirement, Erickson joined AARC in 2005 as its transitional housing coordinator and had supervised its direct service staff since 2017.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Dosch getting alumni honor

The Bismarck State College National Alumni Association board of directors has chosen Vern Dosch (’73) as Alumnus of the Year.

Dosch and other award recipients will be honored at a campus dinner at 6 p.m. May 9 in the BSC National Energy Center of Excellence.

Dosch is the longtime CEO of National Information Solutions Cooperative, an information technology cooperative that develops and supports software and hardware solutions for utility cooperatives and telecommunications companies.

NISC, which has more than 1,200 employees, donated $50,000 to BSC’s Cybersecurity and Information Technology Program in 2018, helping to grow the program’s capacity, NISC’s labor force and the opportunities available locally.

Information about obtaining tickets for the dinner can be found at bismarckstate.edu/alumniawards.

Students get acting awards

Mandan students Ambrosia Boehm and Sonora Mallum were among those receiving Superior Acting Awards at the 2019 North Dakota High School Activities Association State Class A Plays competition April 1-2 at North Dakota State University.

Mandan opens grass, leaf sites

Four of Mandan’s five grass and leaf collection sites are now open:

• Old Red Trail and Hillside Road Northwest.

• Mandan Braves Center 901 Division St. N.W.

• Eighth Avenue Southeast and Highway 1806 South; also accepts branches under 4 inches in diameter (larger branches should be taken to the city landfill).

• 24th Avenue Southeast and Longspur Drive.

The grass and leaf collection site at McKenzie Drive Southeast and 39th Avenue Southeast is closed until things dry out.

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