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West River Medical Center - named by National Rural Health Association in 2011 as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the country
Adams County Fair             Hettinger Country Club
Wedn. Oct. 1
Community Health & Wellness Day from 11am to 7pm at WRHS Clinic Classrooms - Complimentary health screen & education - Flu Vaccinations available but must call 567-6104 to preregister
Sun. Oct. 5
Holy Trinity Catholic Church Annual Fall Dinner from 11am to 1pm - Turkey, Roast Beef, Pie & all the trimmings - free will offering - call 567-4489 between 8:30 & 11am that day to place orders for take-outs & in-town delivery
Mon. Oct. 6
Adams County Planning & Zoning meets at 9am at the Adams County Courthouse Community Room
Tues. Oct. 7
Adams County Commission meets at 8am at the Adams County Court House Commissioners Room
Tues. Oct. 7
Adams County Budget Hearing - 6pm in the Community Room of Adams County Courthouse
Tues. Oct. 7
Dakota Concert Series presents "Harmonious Wail" gypsy swing group of 4 - 7:30pm at Hettinger School Auditorium - admission is via season ticket which can be purchased at KB Jewelers or at the door
Wedn. Oct. 8
Hettinger City Council meets at 7am at the Armory Conference Room
Wedn. Oct. 8
"Freedom in Grief - Freedom to Forgive" by Virginia Pantzer, Hospice Grief Specialist - 9am @Hettinger Lutheran Church - presented by Dakota Prairie Helping Hands - call 567-4975 for further information - everyone is invited
Wedn. Oct. 8
Hettinger Area Chamber of Commerce Board and Quarterly General Membership meeting at 12 noon at Kennedy's Lunch Room
Wedn. Oct. 8
Hettinger Park Board meets at 5:05pm at the 3rd Floor Conference Room at Adams County Court House
Wedn. Oct. 8
Pin Club meets at 6pm at the Community Promotions Meeting Room
Wedn. Oct. 8
Adams County Development Corporation Board meets at 7pm at the Community Promotions Meeting Room
Sun. Oct. 12
Baked Potato Extravaganza - Hettinger United Methodist Church 408 Airport Rd N - 11:30am to 1pm - free will donation
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Hettinger Theatre
All Digital Cinema
7:30pm  F-M
Sun. Matinee 2:00pm

Oct. 3rd - 6th
"Dolphin Tale 2"

Rated PG

Oct. 10th - 13th
"Maze Runner"
Rated PG-13 a resource for up to date news from the oil patch
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Looking for a Special Gift?  Hettinger Chamber Gift Certificates can be purchased at the Chamber Office & can be used at Chamber Business Members
Medical Benefit for Bridget Hendricks- Conner
Set up at Gate City Bank - Donations can be dropped off at 111 Main St S or mailed to Gate City Bank PO Box 1205 Hettinger 58639
make checks payable to Bridget Conner Medical Benefit
Parenting the Love & Logic Way Series scheduled for Hettinger
Love allows children to grow through their own mistakes.  Logic allows them to live with the consequences of their choices.
  • Reduce arguing, back-talk and begging
  • Make your words GOLD instead of GARBAGE
  • Set effective limits without waging war
  • Reduce power struggles while keeping your parental authority
  • Guide your children to own and solve their problems
  • Put a laugh back into being a parent or working with children
  • From tots to teens

Where:  Hettinger Lutheran Church

When:  Tuesday's October 7,14,28  November 4,11,18

Sessions:  6:30 to 8pm

Childcare provided but you must register for this service by October 3rd. 

Must register for series by October 3rd by calling 456-0007 or toll free 1-877-264-1142 or E-mail

Free of charge series is presented by NDSU Extension West Dakota Parent and Family Resource Center in collaboration with ND Dept. of Human Services-Children & Family Services

Parents, grandparents, foster parents, child care providers, teachers and other interested persons are encouraged to attend. 

Series is "Growing Futures" approved training for child care providers. 

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2014-15 DCA concert season opens with a WAIL

    The 2014-15 Dakota Concert Association (DCA) opens with a wail, a Harmonious Wail, that is, when this exciting Midwestern group of four brings its gypsy swing style and smoldering vocals to the Hettinger area on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, for the opening concert of the season. This first concert begins at 7:30 pm in the Hettinger School Auditorium and is open to all season ticket holders.
    The group, Harmonious Wail, has long been identified with gypsy swing, another word for European jazz that appeals to swing fans of all styles.
    Gypsy swing does not capture the breadth of music these four musicians have mastered, though. Maggie's vocals are laced among the jazzy mandolin of Sims, the hot guitar of Doug and the smooth bass of Jeff, for an evening of continental jazz, swing, gypsy music and melodic vocals.
    Winners of multiple MAMA awards ranging from Best Jazz CD to Best Ensemble Vocalists of the Year, to Favorite Jazz Band, to Best World Artist, Best World Song, and Best Instrumentalist, the group Harmonious Wail has caught numerous listeners by surprise during its more than
twenty-year history.
    Of the many venues these NPR regulars have graced, it is the festivals, showcases and performing arts series, such as the upcoming DCA concert, that brings the most enthusiastic audience response.
    You and your family can attend this memorable show by purchasing a
2014-15 DCA season ticket at KB Jewelers in Hettinger, ND, or from any
board member.
    Can't make it there? Show up at the door that night, October 7, to
purchase tickets for the season and enjoy the first concert, too. Admission to
these concerts is by season ticket only.
    Remaining DCA concerts this season include "Two on Tap: Happy
Holidays," a special seasonal tribute of tap and song on November 20 at the
Hettinger School, "Todd Oliver and Friends" on February 13, an extravaganza
of ventriloquism, music and comedy at the Dakota Prairie Enrichment Center
(Reeder School), and "Link Union," an up-an-coming family band on May 4 in
the Hettinger School auditorium.
    In addition to the four concerts in the Hettinger/Reeder area, DCA ticket
holders may also attend five concerts in Dickinson through a reciprocity
agreement between the DCA and the DACA (Dickinson Area Concert
Association). Dates, titles and places of both DCA and DACA concerts are
listed on season tickets.
    Dakota Concert Association concerts come to this area through Allied
Concert Services in Minneapolis, Rob Iverson, representative.
    Harmonious Wail, a gypsy jazz quartet that's been known to play
cardboard box percussion, defies all logic as they bring their unique style
and sound to the area on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30 pm in the Hettinger
School Auditorium. Admission: Season Ticket.

USDA Awards Funding for Child Care Cooperative
Published on September 19, 2014 - Adams County Record

Record Editor

A $60,000, USDA grant awarded to the Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP)Investment Fund, will help to provide technical assistance in developing a child care cooperative in Hettinger.

“There is a tremendous need here,” said Earleen Friez, Hettinger Community Promotions Office Manager.

“While parent driven child care cooperatives have been done in other states, we are hoping to become a model in North Dakota for employer driven child care cooperative,” said Shirley Brentrup, REAP Executive Director.

“Parents only need child care for a few years, but businesses have a long term constant need. We are hoping this model will fill the gaps in child care in order for area businesses to meet their staffing needs which is currently an issue state wide,” said Berentrup.

REAP is working with the the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives Division to gain a better understanding of how to build and maintain cooperatives.

The grant funding will be used to identify the legal issues  and to develop the cooperative model.

REAP will be looking at what the roles of the legislature are or should be in child care, “as the state isn’t funding programs that are never ending,” as well as the role of the community and parents play in terms of impact and funding.

“Maybe this knowledge can also be used to form a housing cooperative in Hettinger as well,” said Bentrup. “Or housing could be under the same child care cooperative.”

Bentrup said that she anticipates that the ten stakeholders in the cooperative will meet early in 2015.

“I think in 14 months we will have something planned, scheduled or running in Hettinger,” she said.

Current child care providers are encourage to be a part of the cooperative.

“This is perfect for providers who don’t want to run a business or providers who would like to expand but can’t afford a facility.

With 290 children potentially in need of child care and only 66 child care slots available in Hettinger, community leaders have come together to help solve the mounting problem.