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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Badlands Quilters Guild have scheduled three days of classes, trunk shows, lectures, entertainment and meals during its 16th annual retreat Oct. 10-12 at Medora. "It's a weekend to get together to learn new techniques with new teachers, to reconnect with our quilting buddies who we may not have seen since the last retreat and to have a good time," said retreat chairman Vickie Loh, Manning. The retreat was held in various locations throughout the years, including Richardton and Dickinson.
When the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk pulled into the naval shipyard at Bremerton, Wash., on Sept. 2, Quartermaster Third Class (Surface Warfare) Matthew Lenerville of Richardton was at the helm. The USS Kitty Hawk is scheduled for decommissioning after 47 years of service in the U.S. Navy. Lenerville said driving the ship for the last time was an awesome experience. "I'll never forget that. We had been driving -- myself and another master helmsman -- since midnight.