Merrie Sue Holtan
MOORHEAD – Shireen Alemadi describes her younger self as an organized girl who always loved school.
FARGO – Training in social graces began early for Christine Chapweske. She and her five siblings grew up in Ohio, and every night at the dinner table became family manners "boot camp."
WEST FARGO—She stops and composes herself. Every situation, every story is different. She reminds herself of her mission. A new hairstyle can symbolize a change in life—perhaps an "up do" for a wedding or prom, maybe a professional style for a new job. Sometimes, however, it means wanting to feel like yourself again. With hairdryer, shears, combs and brushes in hand, Becky Wood enters the room and helps turn back time. "What's your story?" she asks.
FARGO—Jody Larson, Camille Lepp and Michaela Kolness stepped into the School of Teaching and Learning classroom at Minnesota State University Moorhead. The course: Effective Teaching 413. The teacher: Camille Brandt, assistant professor of special education. The idea: A special community service learning project.
PERHAM, Minn. - George and Sherry Biltz often find themselves walking in circles. In fact, they seek out circular opportunities around the world. Closer to home, prairie grass circles begin at Sunset Beach Resort on Big Pine Lake near Perham, where the resort’s ownership has been in George’s family for 70 years. The couple has created three prairie labyrinths, models of ancient walking meditative designs, allowing Sherry the opportunity to walk, “quiet your mind, open your heart and exercise your spirit.” They welcome the curious, prayerful and the playful.