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Court clerkships

Several area people recently began one-year court clerkships.

Working at the North Dakota Supreme Court are Connor Melvie, SheraLynn Ternes and Morgan Wagner. Tyler Erickson’s clerkship is with the South Central Judicial District.

Melvie, of Bismarck, received a bachelor of science degree in political science from North Dakota State University and a juris doctorate from the University of North Dakota School of Law in May. He is the son of Loren and Roxann Melvie, of Bismarck.

Ternes is from Stanton and earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and psychology from NDSU. She received her J.D. from the UND School of Law in 2016. She is the daughter of Terry Ternes, Stanton, and Laura Hellebush, Garrison.

Wagner, of Bismarck, received a bachelor of science degree in public administration from UND and her J.D. from the UND School of Law in May. She is the daughter of Mike and Lynda Wagner, Bismarck.

Erickson received a bachelor of arts degree in history from UND and his J.D. from the UND School of Law in May. Erickson is the son of Kim and Richard Sanford, Williston.

On national board

Kevin Reisenauer, supervisor of marketing education and DECA student organization adviser in the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education, was elected to the board of trustees of MBA Research.

Reisenauer will serve a three-year term establishing priorities and policies of the 28-state organization.

Reisenauer joined the department in 2002 and has overseen the development of business administration programs focusing on marketing and entrepreneurship in high schools and community colleges. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Dakota and taught in Minot Public Schools.

MBA Research’s mission is to support educators in efforts to prepare students for careers in business.

Ornament artist

Artist/sculptor Sarah Regan Snavely, from Bowman, was commissioned by the North Dakota Council on the Arts to create the latest of its Special Edition Ornaments.

Each of Snavely’s bison ceramic ornaments is hand-sculpted. No molds are used in the process. The glazes on the ornaments are designed to move during the firing process, highlighting the ridges and crevices on the surface of each piece. Each bison can be displayed hanging from its wire hook or standing.

The ornaments will be available for purchase in mid-September by calling 701-328-7590. The price is $25 plus tax (shipping is additional) and $12.50 from each ornament can be used as a tax-deductible donation to the North Dakota Cultural Endowment Fund, which was created by the Legislature in 1979 to assist NDCA in providing artistic opportunities throughout the state.

Snavely was born and raised in Bowman and received her bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis in printmaking from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

She was awarded a North Dakota Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship and has been appointed to the NDCA board of directors. Snavely has also received grants from the Bush Foundation and the Greyhound Club of America. She has exhibited across the United States and has artwork in all 50 states and 17 countries.

Krueger recognized

Sandra Lee Krueger, from Bismarck, has been selected for an award from the Rural Roots Music Commission.

Krueger will be honored with a Country Gospel CD of the Year award for her CD titled "When We Meet Again" during the 42nd National Old Time Music Festival Aug. 28-Sept. 3 in LeMars, Iowa.

Krueger made the album with her two brothers, Vern and Harold Krein.

The Rural Roots Music Commission is part of the National Traditional Country Music Association, founded in 1976 to save America's old-time music.