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The organizers of the 12th annual Stark County Relay For Life are looking to increase awareness and participation in this year's event with more cancer survivors, walkers and dollars raised. "Last year we raised $79,000 and had 35 teams. Our goal this year is $85,000 and we want 45 teams," said Terri Lien, Relay For Life event chairwoman. Relay For Life has become a signature event for the American Cancer Society throughout the United States. It was started by one doctor who wanted to make a difference.
The 20 participants in the Junior Master Garden Program headed to their garden patch with hoes to clear the weeds on Tuesday. They discovered the garden was covered in a blanket of weeds because of the abundant moisture. Comments such as, "Oh my gawd!" could be heard as they started hoeing and pulling the weeds. The vegetables were planted June 2 on a garden plot located at the North Dakota State University Dickinson Research Extension Center.
The Dakota Western Auto Club is sponsoring its 32nd annual Medora Car Show on Saturday on the grounds east of the Badlands Motel in Medora. The public is invited to view the cars between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome to help cover expenses. Last year's first-place winners will be displayed at the Medora Community Center from 10 a.m.
MEDORA -- The 45th edition of the Medora Musical opens with the Medora Coal Diggers playing "Let the Good Times Roll!" The song sets the show's tone for two hours of Western music, dance and comedy. The Burning Hills Singers are joined on stage by Dale Given as host "Buffalo Dale," Job Christenson of Grand Forks as "The City Slicker" and Jim France as Medora's Scottish visitor and Theodore Roosevelt enthusiast. After four seasons as musical host, Given considers Medora as his second home. "I truly love being here," said Given, who comes from Sidney, Iowa. He said the focus of this year's m
RICHARDTON -- The Schnell Recreation Area, located 3½ miles northeast of Richardton, is spruced up and ready to go for the summer. While the area is open year around, the summer and fall seasons draw the most visitors who look for experiences in camping, picnicking, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, photography, cross-country skiing and horse-back riding. Dickinson's Tod Winter will work at the site as a Bureau of Land Management range technician/weed control specialist.
MEDORA--Medora Wychanko, 5, of Akron, Ohio, has always known she was named for the town of Medora in North Dakota.
Mari Pat Bruels of Dickinson is observing today as an anniversary of sorts -- the fifth anniversary of being a cancer survivor. After a diagnosis of ovarian cancer on June 7, 2004, Bruels completed a journey of recovery with the help of her family and friends. She credits help from the WIGS program in easing her recovery process. At the start of chemotherapy, Bruels met with Deb Frank at D Frank's Inc., to receive an alternative hair piece and accessories from WIGS Inc. "Hair loss is a very personal thing. It's a lot harder for some than others," she said. "For some, it's very traumatic.
The Dickinson Area Public Library has launched its summer reading program with the theme "Be Creative at Your Library." "It's reading about all kinds of artistic talents -- dancing, singing, crafts photography -- anything that's artistic," said children's librarian Tina Kuntz. "We set aside titles for each age group to read." The program is designed for readers preschool through grade 8.
The WIGS Inc. board of directors is seeking sponsors and participants for the upcoming WIGS Golf Scramble on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Heart River Golf Course in Dickinson. "It's our 10th anniversary and of course, our big fundraiser," said WIGS Inc. founder and executive director Deb Frank. WIGS Inc. provides alternative hair for any medically-related hair loss situation.