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Halliburton tourney benefits Mercy Medical

WILLISTON – The 20th annual Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament, held on Oct. 1-2 in Houston, raised $50,000 for Mercy Medical Center.

The golf tournament set a new fundraising record for the event with contributions totaling more than $2 million, benefiting 18 nonprofit organizations across the U.S. More than 500 golfers participated in the tournament, which was supported by approximately 150 sponsors and nearly 90 Halliburton volunteers.

“Halliburton has been a part of our community for 30 years. This donation will enhance Mercy Medical Center’s ability to meet the growing needs of our community,” said Jennifer Bingeman, Mercy Medical Center Foundation director.

Because of donors like Halliburton, plans to remodel Mercy’s emergency department are under way, according to a press release. The much needed expansion will allow Mercy to provide two levels of care and significantly decrease patient wait times, particularly for non-emergent cases.

Camera club January meeting results

The Minot Camera Club’s January competition, “Open,” was part of its most recent meeting.

Winning first place in the color category was Steve Silseth of Minot, with his photograph called “Chaotic Sky.” Monochrome winner was Kyra Hansen of Minot, with her shot entitled “Love and Fire.” Top honors in the artistic category was a photo “Just God and Me,” taken by LaVonne Carlson of Minot.

Also having photographs that placed were Ardelle Schmidt of Antler; Richard Debertin of Berthold; and Johnnie Gorthy, Arvid Carlson and Betty Nordstrom, all of Minot.

Judge was Aaron Michels of Des Lacs.

The club’s annual “People’s Choice” competition and slide show will be held Monday, Feb. 2.