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Dickinson State University is sponsoring KickstART, a collection of discussions on the impact of the arts on careers and businesses, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium. The presentations are designed to increase awareness about the economic and social impact of fine and performing arts on a community, according to a news release.
Sarita Pottorff and Garrett Schank, of Houston, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Garrett is the son of Russ and Karla Schank and Sarita is the daughter of Dale and Renee Pottorff, all of Dickinson. Garrett works for EOG Resources and Sarita works for Apollo Global in Houston. Their wedding is scheduled for Oct. 22 at The Wildflower Barn in Driftwood, Texas.
BISMARCK—Two area singers who became national stars on TV's "The Voice" will appear in back-to-back holiday concerts on Thanksgiving weekend. Hebron native Gwen Sebastian will appear in her third annual Home for the Holidays show on Friday, Nov. 25. Scranton native Kat Perkins will host Home for the Holidays - A Kat Perkins Christmas on Saturday, Nov. 26. Both concerts are at Belle Mehus Auditorium in Bismarck. Perkins will sing a blend of traditional Christmas songs with her own modern spin, according to a release.
The Killdeer community will enjoy a steak fry and bid on western art when the Hilltop Heritage Foundation hosts its annual fundraiser. Dinner will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, with the auction to follow, at the High Plains Cultural Center. "It's a time when Killdeer comes together to support a worthwhile cause," Foundation Director Fayleen Fischer said. "It's a traditional event that people look forward to."
Kids in the Dickinson area will stay warm this winter, thanks to the coats, gloves, hats and scarves that were donated during the second "Spread the Warmth" winter clothing drive. The drive was initiated by the North Dakota Petroleum Council during its annual meeting in Minot on Sept. 19. Attendees were encouraged to bring new or gently used winter clothing items to fill a need in their communities. Eight organizations throughout western North Dakota signed up to partner with NDPC, according to a press release.
Michael "Doc" and Tina Shelton recently made a trip from Alta Loma, Calif., to North Dakota on a quest. The retired couple was looking to buy the final coffee mug in their state collection. Having taught engineering at Cal Poly Pomona University, they started collecting coffee mugs while traveling with teams of engineering students who built and raced solar-powered vehicles across the United States, Australia and Japan.
NEW ENGLAND—Everything's coming up roses for gangster Primo Malvone in 1920s Chicago, or so his wife Isabella thinks. She believes Primo is finally out of the business of selling moonshine to become a florist. But he's in deeper than ever. His accountant has disappeared with $50,000, a rival mob boss wants a meeting and businessman Rico Linguini is looking for a new supplier.
Rhoda Jean Benally, of Belfield, likes to draw and paint, but one of her favorite artistic expressions is decorating cakes. Benally bakes everything from cupcakes to multi-layered, three-dimensional creations through her home business, Rhoda Jean's "Specialty" Cakes.
Bonnie Ulrich of Dickinson was a little girl in 1950 when she contracted polio. She remembers feeling ill, falling down and receiving treatments at a Bismarck hospital. Ulrich, 73, reminisced about her experiences in anticipation of the upcoming Pancake Karnival, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Dickinson, on Sunday, Oct. 16.
Rotarians from Dickinson have been on the front lines of eradicating polio throughout the world. Glenice Hansen and the late Clyde Frank recently traveled to India in separate trips as part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. The Rotary Club's sixth annual Pancake Karnival on Sunday, Oct. 16, is dedicated to the memory of Frank, who "tirelessly campaigned for polio eradication and immunized children in India against polio," as is stated on the tickets.