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The Dickinson Sunset Senior Citizens Center recently hosted a pie social to celebrate the completion of its remodeling project. Special guests were the city commissioners who authorized up to $70,000 for the project. "We needed to get a new roof, air conditioning and furnace. We needed new windows which led to doing sheet rocking and painting inside.
The Dickinson Catholic Schools are planning an evening of fine dining and entertainment during the eighth annual Fall Gala on Saturday at the Dickinson Elks Lodge. The event begins with a social at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner, auction and dance. This year's theme is "The World United." This event helps provide the financial support for the Dickinson Catholic Schools, said committee member Rene Schmidt. "It's an opportunity to have fine dining and socialization. It's a way to have a lot of fun and you're supporting Catholic schools.
Jim Carter, 49, is a soft-spoken truck driver who leads an ordinary life in Dickinson. However, when he puts on his makeup, costume and "magic" shoes, he's transformed into Bodiddly, the Clown. Kids will remember Bodiddly if they attended this summer's Family Fun Day held after the 2008 Roughrider parade in Dickinson. He was walking around with Oscar, his "hotdog," and asking the kids to help him find his pants.
KILLDEER -- The drawing for a quilt during the Hill Top Home of Comfort's annual steak fry/auction on Oct. 12 has generated extraordinary interest. The quilt features over 200 brands of local farmers and ranchers -- some contemporary and others historic. "Some brands have been in the family for three or four generations and are still being used.
Volunteers at Dickinson's St. Benedict's Health Care Center are putting their baking skills to work by making a variety of baked goods for the upcoming Autumnfest. St. Benedict's 17th annual Autumnfest is Saturday, Oct. 5, starting with a polka Mass at 10 a.m. "It's a time for the residents to invite people into their home," said activities director Bonnie Goldsberry. "This particular event enhances the quality of life for our residents in their day-to-day living." The Mass is followed by an ethnic meal featuring a variety of ethnic goodies.
Twin sisters Katelyn and Talia Miasek of Dickinson devoted part of their summer to missionary work in Third World countries. Their outreach was done through Global Expeditions, which is a branch of Teen Mania Ministries. It's mission is to "Lead teens from across North America to the nations with the message of Jesus Christ." Katelyn spent her time in South Africa, while Talia went to Thailand and Cambodia. They are the daughters of Betty and Phil Randall.
The North Dakota Museum of Art, located in Grand Forks, is bringing a national touring exhibit titled "Plains of Sweet Regrets" to Dickinson. This exhibit is described as a five-channel video installation with surround sound filmed in western North Dakota by Mary Lucier. This is the first time it is being shown in the area since its creation. Museum trustee Kjersti Armstrong said the exhibition opens at Dickinson in the Odd Fellows building, 32 First Ave. West. The grand opening hours are 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2. The exhibit continues through Sunday, Oct. 12.
Dickinson's Living Room Productions takes a peek at the antics of the Peanuts gang in its first fall production titled "Snoopy!!! the Musical." "It's absolutely brilliant. I think it's a fantastic show," said Jillyn Jacobs, president of Living Room Productions. The performances are at Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Dickinson High School Auditorium, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Hettinger Theater. The musical is based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schultz.