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The annual Operation Christmas Child appeal is under way in southwestern North Dakota, with requests being made to fill shoe boxes with small toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children in Third World countries. "It's to give children a Christmas gift. Normally, these children don't receive any type of gift -- it's the only one they receive," said coordinator Jodeen Myers. Along with the gifts, a message of the good news of Jesus is placed into every box, she added. Dickinson's St. John Lutheran Church is the shoe box drop-off site for this region. The collection week is from Nov.
The Hardanger Lodge 4-652 donated several books regarding the culture of Scandinavian countries to the Dickinson Area Public Library on Friday. The books were originally donated to the lodge's "library," for circulation among the members, said lodge cultural director Cathy Moe. "The membership decided to donate them to the library so they would be available for public use," she said. "Most of us have read them," added Murial Neverdal, lodge librarian. A total of 17 books were donated, including a genealogy companion, a history of Norway, a woodcarvers guide, a study of Scandinavian immigr
World War II hero George Ott, 90, of Dickinson, flew bombing missions over Germany, was shot down and captured, and now has landed in the Sept. 16 issue of the Congressional Record. The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. The tribute, submitted by U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan D-N.D., was a reprinting of Walt Jacobs' column "Around the Pot" for the Aug.
The students of Dickinson's Roosevelt Elementary School filed through the hot lunch line on Wednesday, picking up trays filled with Crispitos, lettuce salad, milk and peaches for dessert. The meal was prepared by head cook Jo Erickson, asssisted by kitchen helper Brenda Meyer.
The St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary is hosting its second annual Tour of Tables fundraiser on Thursday. The event includes lunch and entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium of St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center, Dickinson. "It was so successful last year. People loved it," said Clara Mesling, who serves on the committee. The luncheon menu includes chicken salad, carrot-cabbage slaw, vegetables on a skewer and key lime pie for dessert. The musical entertainment is provided by Gregory and Aaron Tibor.
Press Photo by Linda Sailer Long-time Dorcas Society member Wave Howe serves coffee during the annual fall benefit Thursday afternoon at Dickinson's Hawks Point. It was an opportunity to help the society celebrate its 100th anniversary and to support its charitable work with children and families in need.
Students enrolled in the Dickinson Catholic Schools, with the help of their parents, are making auction items for the ninth annual Fall Gala. The benefit -- a gourmet dinner with silent and live auctions -- is Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Dickinson Elks Lodge. The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour. This year's theme is "A Knight in Shining Armor," and everyone is welcome to attend. Trinity Elementary Principal Peggy Mayer said each of the 14 classrooms at Trinity East and West are making something for the live auctions. "A parent volunteer works with the class.
NEW HRADEC -- The New Hradec Workman Hall has been a community gathering place for generations of families. The dance and dining rooms were used for weddings and anniversaries, elections and card parties. But as the population aged, the steps leading into the hall became an issue. "There are many older people around and the steps make it hard to get in and out," said David Sadowsky, hall association president. The hall, located 15 miles northwest of Dickinson, was constructed by the Catholic Workman, a fraternal benefit society, in the 1940s.