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Dickinson artist Rose Mary Ehresman is working to finish her entries for the 38th annual Badlands Art Show, sponsored by the Badlands Art Association. Besides submitting paintings, Ehresman serves as the BAA president and is the event co-chairperson with Edee Steckler and Bev Hafele. "It's our annual show, the one we spend the most time on," said Ehresman. The art show is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Days Hotel Grand Dakota Lodge.
The kitchen of St. Patrick's Garvin Hall was filled with the aroma of simmering meatballs and gravy while food preparations were under way for the weekly Welcome Table soup kitchen in Dickinson. Welcome Table serves a hot, nutritious meal at 6 p.m. every Thursday. "It hasn't changed much from previous years. We started in 1993," said meal coordinator Darlyne Brudvig. "We call it the Welcome Table ministry to homeless or transient people, but the majority of peple are alone, disadvantaged or elderly.
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.