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Working as dietary supervisor at Dickinson's Evergreen has been a learning experience for Terri Crosby. "You get to know what the residents like and don't like. We like to try different things. We have a generation of residents who really like ethnic food," she said. Evergreen is an assisted living basic care community in north Dickinson.
The Southwest Breastfeeding Network is organizing play dates this summer for breast-feeding and pregnant women and their children. The next social gathering is from 9:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, in Dickinson's Pleasant Valley Park, located next to St. Benedict's Health Care Center. Other family members and siblings are welcome. "We sit around and visit. We let the other children play and moms get out of the house," said breastfeeding peer counselor Stormie Kasian. "We bring a few snacks and bottled water and visit. Dads are welcome.
Three members of Boy Scout Troop 26 recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout during a court of honor in Dickinson. "It's the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. Less than 5 percent of Boy Scouts are able to attain the rank," said district executive Bill Anderson. "In order to achieve that rank, the boys have to display a high level of dedication, commitment and work ethic.
Dickinson piano student Mara Van Ells has accomplished her long-time goal of earning the 60-point gold cup through the National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Festival. The festival, sponsored by the St.
Local 4-H members showcased hundreds of projects during the 4-H Division of the Roughrider Days Fair and Expo. "All of the projects, whether its livestock or geology or welding, that's the tools we use to help that child grow and learn," said Stark-Billings County extension agent Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig. "They learn so many neat skills. They learn responsibility, they learn critical thinking skills.
Writers from across the country have crafted a book to honor the troops who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dickinson's Jon Fettig, 30, an Army National Guard specialist, was chosen as one of the 52 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are featured in "Faces of Freedom." The newly released book profiles one fallen service member from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It was edited by Rebecca Pepin.
The sculpture of Alice, the dairy cow with a bikini and sunglasses, greets visitors at Doe's Dairy Farm located south of New England. The farm, with its green pastures, large white barn and herd of Holstein cows is easy to spot from Highway 21. While consumers observe June as Dairy Month, the farming operation is a lifestyle for this three-generation family. The farm was started by Arlene and Earl Doe in 1952. They retired in 1992, but help out as needed. Their son, Warren, and his wife, Gail, joined the operation in the 1970s.
Don and Angie Dire are the recipients of the first tree planted through a $50,000 grant received by the city of Dickinson to address 2005 storm damage. The Taylor Nursery planted three linden trees on the boulevard beside their property Thursday morning. The grant was provided by the North Dakota Forest Service through the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The grant was matched with 20 percent from the city.