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Help “freeze out hunger” while having a little fun with donations of food. Businesses, churches and nonprofits are invited to build artistic structures made entirely of nonperishable food or personal items during the 2018 CanArtopia. The structures will be judged best of show by the public from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Dickinson National Guard Armory.
Bradley DeWitt, 4, of Dickinson likes to shape cookies out of PlayDoh or watch flashing railroad crossing signals on YouTube. He’s perfectly content to play alone or with his two cats. Bradley is a happy, talkative little boy, but with one difference. He needs supports for a diagnosis of ‘moderate’ autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Denver Fowler, paleontologist at the Dickinson Museum Center, has been waiting patiently for the arrival of three models of fossil species that lived in North Dakota 66 million years ago. They will be the ‘stars” for an upcoming dinosaur exhibit titled “Claws.” The shipment arrived last week, when he unpacked the box of custom-made models by Serbian paleoartist Boban Filpovich.
Friends of Vito “The Gut” Marzetti are invited to pay their respects during his memorial service at Ruby’s Place -- a shady Speak Easy. Described as a notorious gangster, Vito was gunned down last week in a gangland slaying. It’s present-day, but the mob family is stuck in the old ways of the Roaring ’20s.The conflict emerges with a dispute over Vito’s money.
Dr. Thomas Arnold, OB/Gyn is never far from his cellphone. “It’s a lifestyle -- my patients come first,” he said from his office at CHI St. Alexius Health-Dickinson. He has dedicated 30 years of medical practice to a full range of obstetrics and gynecological services. The concern for his patients remains constant, but a model of prenatal care is evolving.
Medora author Douglas W. Ellison has a keen interest in history, especially as it relates to the Badlands and its historic figures. While researching the life of young Theodore Roosevelt, questions started to emerge. Was he a working western lawman? How many men did he really arrest? Did he and the Marquis de Mores almost fight a duel?
The Ukrainian Cultural Institute will celebrate the tradition of Malanka on Sunday, Jan. 14, at the St. Bernard's Parish Center in Belfield. The social hour starts at 11:30 a.m. and the meal is at 12:30 p.m. Ukrainians celebrate two New Years Days -- one is Jan. 1, and the other is Jan. 14, in keeping with the Julian Calendar. This holiday also celebrates the feast of St. Melania, thus Malanka.
More than $25,000 in winter apparel is being distributed to students in need throughout the Dickinson Public Schools. The effort is credited to a local resident who multiplied a $5,000 donation with coupons and a sales promotion. The need for coats started with a conversation between Kathryn Rich and her daughter, Harper. "When I drive around town, I see a lot of kids who are underdressed," Rich said. "One morning my daughter said, 'Mommy, that boy isn't wearing a coat.' I said, 'Maybe he doesn't own a coat,' and she said, 'Mom, I think, we should buy him a coat.' "
More than 800 students pour through the doors of the Dickinson Middle School every morning. Principal Dr. Marcus Lewton, along with the teachers and staff, make a point of greeting as many as they can. “I bet most kids get said ‘good morning’ to at least twice a day,” said Lewton. During a pause in his busy day, Lewton reflected on the rewards and challenges of education.
As the season of winter takes hold, the House of Manna is seeing a greater demand for winter clothing in all sizes -- coats, boots, snow pants, gloves. However, the non profit charity is running low on supplies. That’s where the community can help.