Staff from the Central Middle School (CMS) and Devils Lake High School (DLHS) will play a charity basketball game Dec. 20. The game will be preceeded by a silent auction for teacher Dave Kerlin who is battling cancer. Proceeds from the basketball game, which will be officiated by members of the DLHS basketball team, will go to the CMS Character Counts! fund. The fund was recently organized to help families in need in the Devils Lake community. The silent auction is being organized by the DLHS Student Council, who is still in need of items for the event. If you would like to make a donation, contact Jeff Stotts at DLHS at 662-1200. The auction and game will be held at the DLHS Sports Center on Thur., Dec. 20. The auction will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the game at 7 p.m. Look for more information about these events in next week’s Journal.