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The 2007 theater production "Murder and Mayhem in Medora" has evolved into dialogue between outsiders and local people, and the fences and open range of western North Dakota. The production is part of the "Footsteps into Medora's Past," which began in 2001 as a walking tour of Medora between the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation and Dickinson State University.
Two residents at Dickinson's Pioneer and Peaceful Haven were recognized for the flower beds and baskets they used to decorate the yards in front of their apartments. The event was titled "The Manager's Green Thumb Competition" and it was held during the annual buffet luncheon.
Meet Roughrider Ray, Seldom Sober and Boewawe Mamma. These characters from the Old West are organizing the Badlands Bandits, a new family Cowboy Action Shooting club. Cowboys and cowgirls, young and old, are invited to attend the club's first shooting event, either as spectators or as participants. The event opens with registration at noon on Sunday, July 22, at the Belfield Sportsman's Club gun range. The registration fee to shoot is $10. Spectators are admitted free of charge. Cowboy Action Shooting is the only shooting sport with a dress code.
Richard and Loraine Selinger eased into their retirement years with an avid interest in horticulture. Their yard and garden located on Baker Avenue is a showcase of perennial flowers and raised beds of vegetables. Richard managed Slope Electric Cooperative Inc., and they owned a greenhouse in New England. Richard recently took a Master Gardener refresher course through the NDSU Extension Service. As partial payback, he answers questions related to horticulture and has spoken to several groups. Richard is seldom in the house, preferring to work in the garden or ride his 1300 Honda.
Orris and Margaret Green appreciate the peace and solitude of the country living after spending much of their married life in Massachusetts. Birds flock to their shelterbelts filled with chokecherry, plum and apple trees. The sweet aroma of freshly cut hay fills the country side. "I try to tell people where I live, but they keep saying, 'Who used to live there?'" said Orris Green. He tells them it's the Eckelberg farmstead located northeast of Dunn Center. "I say it's my house now," he said. "We lived back East, but we wanted to live in the country," he said.
Dickinson students returned home from the National Technology Student Association (TSA) Convention with several top awards. Twenty students from Dickinson High School and Hagen Junior High School attended the convention in Nashville, Tenn., on June 23-28. They were accompanied by DHS TSA Advisor Susan Haider and Hagen TSA Advisor Erwin VanVeldhuizen. The Hagen participants were Justine Gab, Alex Heidt, Holly Leftridge, Darcie Lujan, Cory Pletan, Allison Roemmich, Kali Schock, Stormie Sickler, Taylor Storley and Danielle Yon. The DHS participants were Seann Ringwall, Chris Roemmich, Kendall
Dickinson Research Extension Center horticulture specialist Jerry Larson is sprucing up the center's gardens in preparation for the upcoming field day on Wednesday, July 11. He's deadheading the roses to encourage further growth, while other employees are watering or planting annuals. This year's horticulture section starts at 4:30 p.m., with the focus on herbs and spices.