3rd Annual Sweet N Sticky in Dickey Rib Cook Off to be Held July 14

The 3rd Annual Sweet ‘N’ Sticky in Dickey Rib Cook Off will be held Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the Dickey Bar, 217 4th Ave., Dickey. All proceeds will be donated to Hospice of the Red River Valley in memory of loved ones who received Hospice care, including Dennis Kuska, Greg Klug, Dutch Kramer, Darrell Kramer and Terry Cuypers.

Those who would like to participate in the cook-off should complete a registration form at the Dickey Bar or download a registration form at https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/442796305740338. Registration costs $20 and includes two racks of ribs. Participants must provide their own grill or smoker and utensils. Registration is due by July 9; those who register by July 2 will also receive a free Sticky in Dickey t-shirt.

Participants must have their ribs cooked and ready to present to judges at 5:30 p.m. The public will be able to sample the ribs, along with pork and beans, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is encouraged to give a free-will donation.

For more information about the rib cook-off, contact Chrissy Kartes at 701-778-7346 or Alica Lauf-Pekarski at 701-238-9059.

Johnson Joins Hospice of the Red River Valley as Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer JohnsonHospice of the Red River Valley has named Jennifer Johnson as a nurse practitioner. In collaboration with Hospice of the Red River Valley’s medical director, she ensures the delivery of patient-centered, high quality medical hospice care to patients and their families.

“The long-anticipated addition of a nurse practitioner to our medical team represents the depth and breadth of patient care that we are always seeking to enhance,” said Susan Fuglie, executive director. “Hospice care is fundamentally inter-disciplinary in nature, and the unique perspectives and skills of a nurse practitioner will further enhance this comprehensive approach to hospice care.”

Johnson previously worked at Sanford Health Roger Maris Cancer Center and Sanford Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Mary, Bismarck, N.D. Johnson belongs to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American College of Nurse Practitioners, The North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association, the Oncology Nursing Society and the North Dakota EMS Association.

Hospice of the Red River Valley Receives $2,775 Grant from FM Area Foundation

Hospice of the Red River Valley was recently awarded a $2,775 grant from the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation. The funds will be used to purchase new and updated resources for the Journeys Program Resource Library.

The Journeys Program Resource Library contains books, CDs, DVDs, tapes, newsletters and other resources related to end-of-life and grief. The resources are intended for anyone who is dealing with a terminal illness, their family members and caregivers. All materials are available on a one-month loan basis.

“This generous award comes at a perfect time, and we are so appreciative,” said Nicolle Aukland, Hospice of the Red River Valley development officer. “Hospice of the Red River Valley is seen as the expert in end-of-life care. Our Journeys Program Resource Library is a necessary tool for us to maintain so that we may continue to offer end-of-life and grief information to patients, families, support networks and the communities we serve.”

For more information about the Journey’s Program Resource Library, visit our website at https://www.hrrv.org/ or call 1-800-237-4629.