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Heather Nelson's dream of a lifetime came true when she was awarded a Cherished Hopes grant. The award enabled her to publish a collection of poetry and original artwork titled "Offerings" as a gift to family and friends. Nelson, 22, has been living in Dickinson's St. Luke's Home since March of 2006. She was born with a rare muscle disease and requires skilled nursing care. However, this hasn't prevented her from pursuing her love of writing and painting. "Because of this disease, I have had to overcome many limitations and obstacles.
Dickinson High School students and community members have responded in a big way to the DHS speech team's request for animal shelter supplies. "We collected dog and cat food, bedding, blankets, towels, litter, toys and treats," said Leslie Wilkie, speech team coach. The speech team sponsored the two-week drive in response to needs from the Pet Project Humane Society Inc. and Oreo's Animal Rescue. "I was aware of their need for supplies and also in lieu of information that the city was putting down animals.
Dickinson State University nursing students and faculty were given insights into family health care and the role of nurses in the Russian Federation through an exchange program with the Krasnoyarsk State Medical University in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The guests were Dr. Tatyana Kamaeva, gynecologist and chairman of the Department of Higher Nursing Education; Dr. Ekaterina (Katia) Zorina, family practice and nurse faculty; Natalia Uskova, nursing student; and Anton Evmenenko, medical student. They were accompanied by interpreter Dr.
Dickinson artist Troy David secured one of the top awards given during the Badlands Art Association art show held recently in Dickinson. He won the People's Choice award for an acrylic painting titled "Star Catcher." He said the work was inspired by Vincent Van Goh's "Starry Night." "I did my own version. It's really an impressionist piece," said David. "It blew me away. I didn't expect to win People's Choice," he said. "The show was great exposure and I got to meet a lot of different artists and answer questions.
By Linda Sailer firstname.lastname@example.org BEACH -- The Beach High School Senior Class is presenting a comedy/mystery titled "Murder at the Orient Express." Performances are at 7 p.m.
The students in Jean Haag's first grade classroom and Shirley Lisko's kindergarten classroom celebrated Thanksgiving by eating lunch together at Dickinson's Trinity Elementary East on Wednesday. The school's cooks prepared turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cranberries and oranges for dessert. "We wanted to show how the Pilgrims and Native Americas were the first ones to start a Thanksgiving dinner," said Lisko. "They were so thankful for all the food they had and the friends they met when they came over here." The students' dinner guests included the Rev.
The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee has named Dr. Debora Dragseth as "Educator of the Year" for Higher Education" for 2008. She was recognized for contributions to higher education during the annual Chamber's annual banquet held Oct. 28 in Dickinson. Dragseth is an assistant professor of business in the Dickinson State University Department of Business and Management. "I came to DSU in 1989. I came from corporate America into education.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- at least in New England. The New England Community Arts Committee Inc., is presenting a musical celebration of Christmas on Friday through Sunday, Nov. 23. Titled "Christmas in New England III," the celebration features the New England Community Choir with Mark Suelzle as director. The program also is highlighted by a children's choir, a living Nativity, brass ensemble, string ensemble, small groups and a pipe organ. Performance times are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, in the St.