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Storybook characters will greet children and sign autographs when the first Imagination Library Pizza & Pals event is held Saturday, April 1. The doors open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Biesiot Activities Center. Proceeds will be used to finance the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for children in Stark County.Through the program, children ages birth to age 5 are given a free library book every month.
Deacon Anna Dykeman greets members of Peace Lutheran Church as they arrived for worship services in Dickinson. Meanwhile, her husband, Rev. Ellery Dykeman, is traveling from Richardton where he had just led another worship service. Catching his breath and dressing in church robes, Ellery walks into the sanctuary without a minute to spare. The Dykemans serve as co-ministers to three churches—Peace Lutheran Church in Dickinson, St. John's Lutheran Church in Richardton and St. John's Episcopal Church in Dickinson.
The newly constructed ABLE Inc. group home in northeast dickinson was a beehive of activity on March 8. The staff moved furniture, pots, pans, dishes and groceries into the home while the residents took along their clothing, entertainment devices and pictures.
MBI Energy Services recently demonstrated its commitment to Belfield by donating an automatic external defibrillator (AED) to the Masons of Roosevelt Memorial Lodge No. 129. "MBI started right here in Belfield—we're a home-grown North Dakota company," said Chad Miller, MBI's health, safety and environmental coordinator. "One of our core values is community. We started in a small community, and we want to keep that relationship with the community. The Masonic Lodge also is very involved in the community and we wanted to show our appreciation to the lodge, as well."
Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig is passionate about promoting the beef cattle that she and her husband, Gordon,raise on their ranch south of Medora. Being named Region VII director the American National CattleWomen Inc., she recently returned from the organization’s annual convention in Nashville, Tenn. The meeting was held in conjunction with the 2017 cattle industry’s convention and National Cattle Beef Association trade show.
When Charlie Bucket wins a golden ticket to the wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he’s always dreamed about. But as the five lucky winners taste the edible delights, not everything is as sweet as it seems. The children, led by eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka, encounter a chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the peculiar Ooompa-Loompas.
Robert Todd recently joined Jerry and Donna Wahl for lunch in the Hawks Point dining room as part of the Cafe 60 program. Living independently in their own homes, they quickly became friends over lunch. Nutritious meals and the opportunity to meet new people are among the reasons they participate in the program, administered by Elder Care.
Chuck and Sandee Peterson, of Dickinson, have experienced blisters, sweltering heat and hours of hard work associated with service projects abroad. They are currently seeking “caring adventurers” interested in sharing their experiences on a “Vacation With a Purpose” to Zimbabwe, Africa, where they will work with the American Foundation for Children with AIDS.
Parkway Ford and Lincoln service manager Rick Fuehrer recently gave a tour of Parkway's service department, pointing out the latest diagnostic equipment, tools and workstations that he supervises. "We repair anything between the bumpers," he said. "Most of these guys are trained to do everything—most of them are specialized." Nathan Elliott, who is among Parkway's 10 service technicians and three lube technicians, enjoys working on things like a diesel motor.
JR Zuroff, of Hebron, doesn't hesitate to rescue people stranded on Interstate 94. As co-owner of Zuroff Repair Inc. and Towing Recovery Service, he makes every effort to locate stranded travelers. Some days, it's easier than others. "It's common sense—if there's no travel advised, stay off the roads," he said. "I've had snow up to the top of my hood and I can't even get to them. They must think because there's a bubble on top of the truck, I must be a helicopter. Lots of times it's crazy to be out there."