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Dickinson's Days Hotel Grand Dakota Lodge is hosting its third annual Empty Bowls event on Saturday. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. in the mezzanine of the hotel. The event is an effort to raise an awareness of hunger in the community, said Marilyn Sahlstrom, the hotel's administrative assistant. "Purchase a bowl, a bit of soup and a bite of bread," she said. "By doing this, you are helping to raise money to give to people in the community who are hungry." Empty Bowls is a nationally recognized fundraiser to raise awareness of hunger.
Beth Hurt is dedicating her final months as Miss Dickinson to encourage young women to participate in the upcoming local pageant, which will include the first Miss Dickinson's Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program. This is the sister program to the Miss North Dakota/Miss America program.
The Diocese of Bismarck recently published a history of the Catholic Church in western North Dakota titled "Perseverance in Faith". The book was compiled to observe the diocesan centennial anniversary in 2010. It was edited by Marge Grosz and Margaret Sitte. "All the parishes, and those no longer in existence, are part of the book.
Jack Olin, 77, of Dickinson agreed to be the subject of a "roast" because of his long-time support of St. Luke's Home. The roast is being sponsored by the St. Luke's Foundation on Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Dickinson Elks Lodge. It is designed to raise $100,000 for the Jack and Velma Olin Wellness Center that will be part of the new St. Luke's Home. "They have a big job ahead of them to raise the money to get the thing going.
The St. Luke's Foundation of Dickinson has initiated a novel way to raise funds for its capital campaign, while recognizing one of Dickinson's leading citizens. The foundation is hosting a roast of Jack Olin, recognized for his legacy of service through the North Dakota Legislature, Board of Higher Education, North Dakota State Water Commission, Rotary, and numerous other boards and organizations. The roast is Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Dickinson Elks Lodge. It is designed to raise $100,000 for the Jack and Velma Olin Wellness Center that is part of a new St.
Dickinson's Prairie Hills Mall is hosting a stargazing event on Friday, Oct. 30, to continue its celebration of the International Year of Astronomy. The event includes family activities related to astronomy beginning at 5 p.m. in the mall's concourse and telescope observations at 7 p.m. on the west side of the mall.
Dickinson volunteers can help feed hungry children in Africa by assisting with a meal packaging event titled "Outreach Africa: Kids Against Hunger." The goal is to package 60,000 individual meals in four two-hour shifts on Friday at the SolarBee Inc. warehouse, 3225 Highway 22, north Dickinson. Outreach Africa founders Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton of Union, Iowa, are bringing in a semi-truck filled with the food and equipment for the day-long event.
Sue Stoltz, 56, of Dickinson wakens each day with an appreciation for life. She may bake cookies, play the piano or volunteer at Trinity Elementary East, where she retired as a music teacher in May. She doesn't take the simple pleasures of life for granted. Stoltz has been ill with kidney disease for the last 10 years and now relies on kidney dialysis to live. Three days a week -- four hours at a time -- she completes dialysis at St. Alexius Kidney Dialysis Unit located in St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center. Starting dialysis Nov.
Dickinson's Heart River Elementary School kicked off its fruit and veggie program with a rally on Wednesday at the school. Principal Sherry Libis greeted the students, while faculty dressed in veggie and fruit costumes to lead a song regarding the program.