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Clarence Corneil, Dickinson, was recently appointed as the North Dakota Retired Teachers Association (NDRTA) representative to the North Dakota AARP Executive Council. The appointment is to further build coordination and collaboration between the NDRA and the AARP state offices. Corneil said the appointment is part of the national AARP's directive to have a retired teacher represented on each council. He said the executive council's next meeting is Nov. 29-30 in Bismarck. "Right now we're talking about legislation.
The third-grade students in Lois Christensen's room at Dickinson Jefferson Elementary School practice their Spanish-speaking skills every Wednesday. "Gracias," the students said when they received pencils for the daily assignment. They quickly learned the Spanish word for pencil is "la'piz." The Spanish vocabulary is taught by Dickinson High School Spanish V students Grace McKirdy and John James.
Austin and Ann Pavlicek, Dickinson, have the assurance their newborn son, Adam, has normal hearing. Adam was screened for hearing defects after his birth on Oct. 23, 2006, in BabyKind at Dickinson's St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center. The parents, who also have a 3-year-old daughter Abbey, appreciated the service. "It tells us he's hearing good," said Ann. The hospital is participating in the North Dakota Early Hearing Detection Program. The program is implemented by the North Dakota First Sounds Project. "All the hospitals in the state are doing this screening.
The students at Dickinson's Trinity High School have a voice on the issues involving campus life. Student Voice is an organization of students which serves as an intermediary between students and the administration. "Basically, it's to make our school more positive. We bring concerns of our fellow students to the administrators and teachers," said Amy Grinsteinner. Trinity also has a Student Council, which is elected by the student body.
The students of Dickinson's Trinity Elementary Schools East and West have a new set of playground equipment to use during recess time and physical education classes. The equipment is part of a Carol White Physical Education Program (PEP) Grant awarded to the Bismarck Diocese Catholic schools. The $448,506 grant was awarded over a three-year period.
Guests who attend the first ethnic taste at the Dickinson St. Luke's Home canl enjoy the cuisine of seven different ethnic groups. The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Park Avenue Villa dining area. A freewill offering is being taken. "We're very excited about this. Not only are we enjoying the food, but we're capturing the history of these people," said Joan Brew, director of St.
Wanda Bonicelli and Bryan Erhardt have teamed up to make two Italian dishes for the upcoming ethnic taste, sponsored by the Dickinson St. Luke's Home. Bonicelli and her husband, P.M., live at Park Avenue Villa, while Erhardt works with St. Luke's environmental services. Bonicelli learned to make Italian recipes as a child at home, while Erhardt prepared gourmet Italian dinners as a professional chef in Boston and Denver. Erhardt is making risotto, which features aborio rice with shallots, Parmesan cheese, cloves of garlic and chicken stock. "It's a rice side dish.
Members of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program in Dickinson are being recognized for their service during the annual recognition luncheon. The luncheon is at noon on Thursday, Oct.
Venetian-style masks add mystery, color and fun to the 24th annual Charity Ball sponsored by the Dickinson St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation. The ball, described as the formal social event of the year in Dickinson, is Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Dickinson Elks Club. The theme for the gala is "Unmask Your Generosity: A Masquerade." Project co-chairman Kathy Bren said the theme provides a different twist to the fundraisers in Dickinson.
Art instructor Cherie Roshau starts the day at Dickinson's Trinity High School with greetings to students in her classroom, as well as students in Flasher and Turtle Lake high schools. The "Introduction to Art" class is among the first courses being offered by Trinity through its newly installed interactive television system with the Great Western Network. Trinity is among the newest members of the ITV system, which includes over 30 schools in a wide area from Belfield to Ashley, from Kenmare to Solen. Trinity superintendent/principal Kelly Koppinger said the school signed on with the Great