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A bowl of soup and a bite of bread is all that some people in the world may have for dinner today. To create an awareness of hunger and homelessness, the second annual Empty Bowls event is being held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Dickinson Area Public Library is participating in a pilot program to help North Dakotans quickly replace Social Security cards through the use of video technology. Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said the program began in North Dakota on Oct. 1. "We all know how time consuming the process of replacing a Social Security card can be. Unfortunately, a number of North Dakotans must also travel long distances to simply file the necessary paperwork," Conrad said.
Chaos erupts when a high school drama teacher writes his own version of Cinderella by combing the princess' tale with the story of Frankenstein. This play within a play titled "Cinderstein" is being presented by the Dickinson Hagen Junior High School Theater Department at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Hagen gymnasium. The Fairy Godmother wants to be called the Fairy Goshmother, three new stepsisters must be added to the cast, several actors quit and the extras are tired of being the extras.
The Dickinson St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary is preparing to host its first-ever Tour of Tables featuring 12 tables decorated in festive themes. The event features a preview of tables at 11 a.m. and the luncheon at 11:30 a.m, followed by entertainment on Thursday in the hospital auditorium. Rosemarie Ehresman, artist and auxiliary member, will demonstrate her painting techniques throughout the event. Clara Mesling and Marcia Baranko are serving as co-chairmen. "Each table will have a theme.
Dickinson State University freshman John Hanstad has a new best friend at Dickinson's Roosevelt Elementary School. Hanstad was matched with fifth-grader Ethan Robles through the Best Friends Mentoring Program this fall. They have discovered common interests such as football and basketball. They eat lunch together once a week at school and Hanstad is likely to join in a game of touch football. "I've had a 'friend' before.
Disregarding blisters and fatigue, the six members of the North Dakota Connection team walked across the finish line during the three-day breast cancer walk held Sept. 19-21 in the Twin Cities. The team was walking for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a national philanthropic trust project that finances breast cancer research, awareness and prevention. The team included Dickinson's June Haller, Betty Duttenhefer and Kathie Tooz, along with Misty Duttenhefer of California, and April Duttenhefer and Susan Garcia, Minneapolis. "This was my second year to walk.
Seventeen veterans at Dickinson's St. Benedict's Health Care Center received hand-made quilts from the Dickinson Catholic Quilters on Oct. 3. "Some were lap ones and some were bed quilts. The veterans decided which they wanted," said St. Benedict's Volunteer Coordinator Susie Kapelovitz. "We love every one of them. We think their quilting is beautiful and we appreciate their thoughtfulness for our veterans and our residents.
The Diocese of Bismarck is offering an opportunity for youth to come together for a day of prayer, reflection about what's important in life and to have some fun. This year's Youth Rally is at Dickinson's Trinity High School on Thursday, Oct. 23. The rally is being organized under the supervision of Ken Roshau, Dickinson, director of the Diocese of Bismarck Office of Youth Ministry. He is expecting around 400 youth from western North Dakota to participate. "It's to bring youth together and to celebrate their faith," he said.
Family Voices of North Dakota is coordinating a family day in Dickinson that's directed to families who are rearing children with special needs. The event titled "Family Voices Family Day" is from 12:30-5 p.m.
The Dickinson Area Public Library is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary -- a time to reflect on its beginning and and the people who have contributed to its success. The public is invited to join in this celebration during the 100th anniversary open house and reception from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday in the library's community room. Cake and refreshments are being served. The day continues with a gallery exhibit featuring photography from Peggy Martin, former Dickinson resident.