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The International Society of Poets recently nominated Kim Kay Martin of Dickinson as its "Poet of the Year." The winner was announced during the society's convention in Las Vegas in July. Martin also was nominated for the award in 2006. A native of Dickinson, she was encouraged to pursue poetry by her seventh grade English teacher. "Poetry is what I am feeling.
Dickinson's Elder Care bus driver Dennis Ulmer is preparing to defend his title as champion of the Dakota Transit Association bus drivers' rodeo. The competition starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, in the Dickinson Recreation Center's parking lot. "Dickinson is the host city for this conference," said Midge Kuntz, Elder Care executive director and a member of the planning committee. "We're expecting 100 people for the conference and 41 participants for the rodeo." She said the association consists of transit providers in North Dakota and South Dakota. "We've never hosted this event.
Dickinson High School junior Talia Miasek shared the gospel of Jesus Christ during a three-week trip to Cambodia organized by Global Expeditions. Global Expeditions is a ministry of Teen Mania Ministries, which sends teens to nations around the world. She learned about the ministry during an "Acquire the Fire" youth rally at Rapid City last summer. Sounding like fun, she pursued the idea online. With support of her parents Betty and Phil Randall, she spent the last year raising money for the trip. "I'm not a great salesperson. It was interesting.
Mark and LaDonna Glaser, Dickinson, have settled into a daily routine after the birth of their three babies. The triplets were born June 15, 2007, at Bismarck's St. Alexius Hospital. Kate Anna weighed 4 pounds, 3 ounces, while Max Arthur and Jake Thomas each weighed 4 pounds. They were welcomed home by their brother, Gage, 2½. Mark is the oil development area manager for the U.S. Forest Service. Maternity leave is over for LaDonna, who returned as a dental hygienist for Neuberger Dental Clinic four days a week.
Heather Belzer bakes a special bread when guests are invited for dinner. They are served a Jewish egg bread called Challah, which is three ropes of dough intertwined together. "The bread symbolizes two families and God coming together," she said. Belzer credits her mom for teaching her to bake. The Challah recipe probably comes from one of her recipe books. Growing up in the northeastern North Dakota town of Manville, Belzer always uses Dakota Maid flour, which is milled at Grand Forks. Belzer bakes at least two or three times a week -- sweet rolls, buns or whole wheat bread.
The upcoming resignation of Jerry Mayer as Civil Air Patrol commander has placed the future of the Roughrider Composite Squadron in question. "Within the next two weeks, I'm resigning as commander of the squadron. I think it's time for somebody else to step up to the plate. I think change is good," he said. "Unless somebody volunteers, it may be closing. We cannot find anybody. I've been looking," he added. "The squadron will deactivate until somebody would be responsible. Being commander, a person is willing to be responsible for the equipment, aircraft and vans.
Rye Forrester rides into a dusty Texas town to meet the widow of the man whose death he'd caused. Passing by the cemetery, he sees a young woman and daughter standing beside the fresh grave of the woman's father. He learns it's Dulcie McDaniel, the woman he is seeking. After finding directions to her farm, the former soldier is greeted by Dulcie with a shotgun.
Gardening from farm to market, new flower varieties and tips to discourage wildlife pests are among the featured topics during the third annual Yardening Tour and Clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The event starts at 5:30 p.m.