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The Elder Care Program will continue to serve meals, the Prairie Rose Center will stay open and Dickinson’s Backpack program will provide weekend lunches for schoolchildren in need. All of these programs requested funding from United Way of Dickinson to operate their services for another year.
Dickinson State University Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present “Silence,” a play loosely based on the history of the Dark Ages of England. The production centers on Lord Silence of Cumbia and his arranged marriage to Princess Ymma of Normandy. The King of England essentially decreed they were to be married. What could possibly go wrong?
It’s time to think about prom and party dresses. The 10th annual prom and party dress sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge, with all proceeds going to the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dickinson High School held a short assembly Wednesday to announce that $7,200 was raised for Dickinson (Texas) High School and its Hurricane Harvey relief. The DHS National Honor Society coordinated fundraisers in September for it's sister city in Texas, to support them through the flood—donation jars around town, donations by teachers and jar wars between the classes. A surprise donation of $607 also came from Jefferson Elementary School. Proceeds will be distributed as scholarships, funding for the school prom and funding to help rebuild the town of Dickinson, Texas.
What was it like to be a student at Dickinson High School 100 years ago? Was their mascot known as "The Coyote"? These questions and more came to light when Mike McNamara of Dickinson walked into The Press with a copy of the first annual published at DHS—100 years ago. "I'm a history buff—through bartending, I heard stories, I like history, I like sharing history because it's interesting," he said.
The District 8 American Legion Riders have initiated the first Camo for a Cause -- a benefit for veterans. The fundraiser is Friday, Nov. 3, at the Eagles Club, 31 First Ave. E. in Dickinson. All proceeds will support veterans in southwestern North Dakota, said District 8 director Tom Coons. “The benefit is intended to support our programs, mainly the food bank and our scholarship program,” he said.
The St. Joseph’s Church of Dickinson will celebrate its heritage by hosting its annual German Night dinner on Saturday, Oct. 21. Everyone is invited to enjoy an old-fashioned meal of dumplings with kraut and sausage, pork chops in dill cream sauce, oven-browned potatoes, baked carrots, baked apples, pickles, sour cream twists and beverages. Serving is from 5-7 p.m. in the Pine Room of the church.
Amature artist LuAnn Senescall, of Dickinson, has filled her home with art -- to the point that she is running out of walls. Converting a second bedroom into her art studio, she sticks to miniature paintings because of space. But that hasn’t stopped her creativity. Senescall is putting the finishing touches on entries for the upcoming Badlands Art Show. It’s scheduled Nov. 10-12 at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson.
Project Connect and Coats for Kids have organized a day that connects people with community services. Dickinson agencies will share information about local resources from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, at the Biesiot Activities Center, 398 State Ave. in Dickinson. Free lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Southwestern District Health Unit will offer flu shots and blood pressure checks.
When listening to a football game on KDIX-AM 1230, there’s a good chance sportscaster Rod Kleinjan is doing the play-by-play. Kleinjan has worked at KDIX for 43 years and currently is sports director. He has never regretted going into the broadcasting field.