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Dickinson High School junior Talia Miasek shared the gospel of Jesus Christ during a three-week trip to Cambodia organized by Global Expeditions. Global Expeditions is a ministry of Teen Mania Ministries, which sends teens to nations around the world. She learned about the ministry during an "Acquire the Fire" youth rally at Rapid City last summer. Sounding like fun, she pursued the idea online. With support of her parents Betty and Phil Randall, she spent the last year raising money for the trip. "I'm not a great salesperson. It was interesting.
Heather Belzer bakes a special bread when guests are invited for dinner. They are served a Jewish egg bread called Challah, which is three ropes of dough intertwined together. "The bread symbolizes two families and God coming together," she said. Belzer credits her mom for teaching her to bake. The Challah recipe probably comes from one of her recipe books. Growing up in the northeastern North Dakota town of Manville, Belzer always uses Dakota Maid flour, which is milled at Grand Forks. Belzer bakes at least two or three times a week -- sweet rolls, buns or whole wheat bread.
Gardening from farm to market, new flower varieties and tips to discourage wildlife pests are among the featured topics during the third annual Yardening Tour and Clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The event starts at 5:30 p.m.
Rye Forrester rides into a dusty Texas town to meet the widow of the man whose death he'd caused. Passing by the cemetery, he sees a young woman and daughter standing beside the fresh grave of the woman's father. He learns it's Dulcie McDaniel, the woman he is seeking. After finding directions to her farm, the former soldier is greeted by Dulcie with a shotgun.
The upcoming resignation of Jerry Mayer as Civil Air Patrol commander has placed the future of the Roughrider Composite Squadron in question. "Within the next two weeks, I'm resigning as commander of the squadron. I think it's time for somebody else to step up to the plate. I think change is good," he said. "Unless somebody volunteers, it may be closing. We cannot find anybody. I've been looking," he added. "The squadron will deactivate until somebody would be responsible. Being commander, a person is willing to be responsible for the equipment, aircraft and vans.
The students at Dickinson's Jefferson Elementary School have new opportunities to become physically fit, thanks to an Extreme Equipment Room Makeover promotion. Physical education instructor Carlean Jundt applied for and received a $5,000 award from Gopher, which is a mail-order company for sports and exercise equipment. Sixteen schools out of 700 applicants won a total of $60,000. The grand prize winner received $25,000, and the 15 runners-up either received $5,000 or $1,000 makeovers. She said the promotion was done to celebrate Gopher's 60th anniversary.
The Roughrider District Boy Scouts of America is sponsoring its annual roundup, barbecue and social on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Dickinson. Dr. Lee and Deanna Vickers are hosting the event from 5:30-8 p.m. at their home at 1071 Fifth St. West. "The reason we have this is to insure future scouting in southwestern North Dakota and to benefit the Heart Butte Scout Reservation located at Lake Tschida," said District Executive Bill Anderson. The roundup theme is "A Boy Scout Salute to Dr.
Heather Eckert, Dickinson, is pursuing her love of music through opportunies provided by the American Idol competition. She recently was named first runner-up in the Montana Idol singing contest and is currently in Philadelphia for a second chance to compete. A native of Glendive, she learned about the call for contestants for the Aug. 11 competition in Billings. "It's completely the journey. I'm waiting to see where this takes me," she said. Eckert is married to Todd Eckert and is a stay-at-home mom to three children, Brodie, 4; Sophie, 3; and Elsie, 1½. "I had three days to prepare.