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The residents of Evergreen enjoy playing bingo or listening to old-time music, but activities sometimes exceed their imaginations. Within the last couple of weeks, they went chokecherry picking, attended the Medora Musical, participated in a pickle judging contest and made homemade ice cream. Evergreen -- a senior living/basic care facility in Dickinson -- is headed by Director Darla Baranko, who has worked there going on 25 years.
NEW ENGLAND -- Are you shopping for a bargain pair of blue jeans, shoes or jacket? Look no further than The Rabbit Hole, a newly opened thrift store at New England. The nonprofit store opened May 29 in the former St. Mary’s High School at 437 Main St.
The New Life Pentecostal Church members are preparing for two days of celebration -- 30 years of pentecost in Dickinson and the dedication of their new building -- formerly the upper level of the Elks Lodge at 501 Elks Drive. Pastor Bob and Lori Simons took a leap of faith in 1987 when they started commuting from Bismarck to hold Bible studies and worship services in motels at Dickinson.
The Cold Hard Cash Show will bring classic Johnny Cash songs to life when the show opens at the Phil Patterson Memorial Bandshell in Dickinson. The Lions Club is sponsoring the performance starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31. The show is described as an original and innovative tribute to the music of Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three. Led by guitarist and singer Merle Travis Peterson, the show brings classic Cash songs from the Sun and Columbia Records catalog to today’s audiences.
The Taylor Horsefest will be celebrated for the 25th and final time on Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29. Since its beginning, Horsefest’s mission has been to honor the horse and its impact on western North Dakota history.. “I’d like to thank everybody who helped out over the 25 years in putting it together,” said Duane Urlacher, president of the Taylor Community Activity Association.
Zeona Road, a South Dakota band consisting of siblings Emmy, Payton and Eva Jerde, is the featured entertainment during First On First Dickinson Summer Nights on Thursday, July 26. Growing up on the Great Plains Buffalo Ranch on Zeona Road near Reva, S.D., they listened to the radio all the time and began to sing along. Jamming was a form of relaxation in the evenings after the ranch work was done for the day, as stated in a press release.
Scranton High School senior Ebony Musonda is next on the agenda for the bandshell concert series in Dickinson. Her performance is 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Phil Patterson Memorial Bandshell in Memorial Park, 801 Fifth Ave. W. Remember to bring a lawn chair or blanket. There is no charge.
Healing Rooms of the Northern Plains is being introduced to Dickinson with a two-day training session. “Heal the Sick” training will be held in Micro-tel Suites, 1597 Sixth Ave. W., Dickinson, on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18. The training is for anyone interested in praying for family and friends, ministry at church or serving the community. Renae Stroh was introduced to Healing Rooms when she met the regional director at Bismarck.
DFy Project, a dance company from Dickinson, came home with multiple awards during DX Events -- a national dance competition June 14-17 at Brainerd, Minn. The dancers competed under the name DFy Studio, which has just changed its name to fit its mission, said DFy Project owner Nikki St. John.
MEDORA -- Badlands Ministries leads kids on a journey of faith, using the beauty of the Badlands as the background. The solitude with chirping birds, campfire songs and breathtaking sunsets lends to a camp setting that lasts a lifetime. Program director Christina Jorgensen first attended the camp as a child, and now she works there full time.