Ten years ago, Jerry Gourneau of Belcourt left his job at Turtle Mountain Community High School to become a trainer. Last weekend, the horses Jerry trained ran in 160 of the 350 races at Assiniboia Downs, with a total of 36 wins in 50 days, earning Jerry the prestigious title of “Trainer of the Year.”
For the last six years, the Fargo VFW had held an adult pinewood derby named “Derby for the Vets.” This year, the proceeds from the event’s live and silent auction – $7,000, have been donated to the Fargo VA to purchase comfortable chairs for respite.
Williston’s first Empty Bowl fundraiser was given a beautiful boost thanks to the creative artistry of a group of third-graders from Williston Trinity Christian School. The bowls will be for sale at the December 1 soup supper.
photo by Man Dy