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North Dakota

Hettinger Area Chamber of Commerce
Adams County Development Corp.
701-567-2690 (fax)

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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
Tues. Oct. 21
Hettinger Community Blood Drive - 12:30 to 6:30pm at Hettinger Research Extension Center Meeting Room - sponsored by National Mutual Benefit Branch #81 & West River Health Services - for an appointment contact Connie Enerson @567-2702 after 5pm or go to: with sponsor code of Hettinger
Wedn. Oct. 22
ACDC Special Board Meeting - 12 noon at Community Promotions Office Meeting Room
Thurs. Oct. 23
Hettinger Area Chamber of Commerce Board in conjunction with quarterly general membership meeting meets at 12 noon at Kennedy's Lunch Room
Sun. Oct. 26
Holy Trinity Catholic Church Youth Group will be conducting a food & winter clothing drive from 12 to 3pm.  CCD Catechists will be walking door to door with youth gathering these charitable items which will be donated to the Hettinger Food Pantry & Mother's Cupboard.  For more information contact:  Joy Laufer at 209-0277
Sun. Oct. 26
Spagetti Supper Fundraiser - 5 to 6:30pm at United Methodist Church 408 Airport Rd N - hosted by Hettinger Band & Chior for 2015 Band & Choir Trip to Texas
Thurs. Nov. 6
WRHS Auxiliary Turkey Luncheon - 11am to 1pm - Hettinger Lutheran Church Basement - Serving Hot Turkey Sandwiches, Gravy, Dressing & home-made Pies - carry-outs available IN TOWN call 567-2598
Thurs. Nov. 6
West River Ducks Unlimited Banquet - Hettinger Armory at 5:30pm - for advance tickets contact Loren Luckow at 928-1429
Sat. Nov. 8
Fall Craft Fair - Hettinger Sr. Center - 9 to 4pm - Lunch will be served - to reserve a table call Lilaine Brawner at 928-0839
This page last updated: October 20, 2014
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Last Great Buffalo Hunt Historic Site
12 miles E on HWY 12

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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
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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.
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Mother's Cupboard
If you are in need or know of someone in need of winter outerwear, Mother's Cupboard in Hettinger has coats, hats, boots, gloves and other winter apparel in adult and children sizes. 

These items are free of charge and clients are kept confidential with no questions asked.  If you wish to donate to Mother's Cupboard, we accept new or slightly used items as well as monetary donations. 

We are currently in need of small children's coats.  Donations may  be dropped off at West Plains Inc. or please contact a volunteer listed below. 
For an appointment or more information, contact:  Kathy Jahner 567-4519, Joy Laufer, 209-0277 or Jody LeFebre 567-2365.