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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 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.
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.
Looking for a prom dress or a maybe gown for an upcoming Christmas party or cruise? Consider attending the prom and party dress sale on Saturday at the Days Hotel Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson.
The Operation Christmas Child shoe box campaign is a project that's near and dear to the hearts of the Kevin and Susan Moberg family of Dickinson. "We're given close to 10 boxes since Suzanna was born," said Susan Moberg. She is going shopping this weekend with their daughters, Abigail, Suzanna and Hillary to fill this year's shoe box. Susan said the girls may not fully understand where their Sunday school offering goes, but this is a tangible way for them to help others. "We think it's really nice for them to connect with other kids," she said. St.
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.
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.
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.
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.