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The Noon Lions Club is sponsoring its ninth annual Make-A-Wish Benefit on Saturday in the Dickinson Eagles Club. The social and silent auction run from 4:30-7:30 p.m., the meal is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and the live auction starts at 7:30 p.m. The evening continues with a dance at 9 p.m.
Dickinson State University has taken the first steps toward indexing photos and documents stored throughout campus. The research is being undertaken by Carl Larson, DSU professor of English emeritus, along with Shanna Shervheim, DSU associate director of communications. It was authorized with the DSU centennial celebration in mind for 2018. "We're already thinking about what our centennial celebration is going to look like and we've started conversations about the different kinds of activities and events we would like to implement," said DSU President Dr. Richard McCallum.
Dickinson State University is preparing to host the annual Hilltop Holiday, a musical variety show featuring the talent of DSU students and faculty. The show, whose theme is "Haunted Hilltop," is at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium. "We're using Stickney Auditorium as part of the set. When people walk in, they're going to get the impression they are walking into an old haunted theater," said Carolyn Burns, DSU assistant professor of music education. The show is sponsored by the DSU's chapter of the National Association of Music Education.
The Dickinson High School Band Department is sponsoring a Talent Show at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the high school auditorium. "It's an opportunity to showcase the talent of our students," said band Director Keith Traquair. The show will feature a variety of performances, including vocals, instrumental and dance numbers. A talent show is hosted yearly by either the high school's band or the choir program, said Traquair. This year, it's the band's turn to raise funds for a trip to Denver on May 5-9.
Ten contestants participated in the final audition leading up to the Dickinson's Got Talent finale. The seven weekly auditions concluded Thursday at Dickinson's Prairie Hills Mall with Kim Landis winning first place by singing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You." She received a standing ovation from the crowd at hand and kudos from the judges. The other winners were a duo of Brittani and Caralee, and a tie for third by Fred Sande and Carrie Ann Myran. The season finale starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday in Dickinson's Trinity High School auditorium. The doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Months of planning have gone into the 18th annual St. Benedict's Candlelight Dinner in Dickinson. "We think about it from one candlelight dinner to the next," said Cheryl Brooke, committee co-chairman with Angie Schank. "We sit down in September to through recipe books and we have a practice meal at the beginning of December." The dinner -- billed as an evening of elegant dining and fellowship -- is at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Days Hotel Grand Dakota Lodge. The evening starts with a champagne social/cash bar at 6 p.m. It serves as a fundraiser for the St.
A team of health care professionals and students from the Dickinson area are preparing to take a medical missions trip to the Dominican Republic. "Once you've seen those countries, it's a different kind of need. They wouldn't get the help if we didn't go," said Lisa Dolezal, a surgical nurse on the team. The team is being mobilized through Medical Ministry International, whose mission is to provide spiritual and physical health care to the world's poor. The team also includes Dr. Thomas Arnold, an obstetrician/gynecologist at the Dickinson Clinic; Dr. Eric Leveen, general surgeon at St.
Oreo's Animal Rescue is hosting its annual "For the Love of a Pet" fundraiser today. The event begins with a champagne social at 5 p.m. and banquet at 6 p.m. at the Days Hotel Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson. "We always have a silent auction throughout the evening," said Debbi Wilson, Oreo's board president. "It's a wonderful event we do every year. It's always on Valentine's Day." Wilson described the banquet as Oreo's biggest fundraiser. "Every year it gets bigger," she said.
An ice cream sundae, a greeting card or a box of valentine candy are the simple tokens of affection shared by Jacob (Jake) and Florence Frank. Nearing their 60th wedding anniversary, the Franks spoke of their courtship with a Model A, their wedding at the Gaylord church and why their marriage has endured. The Franks live on a farm 15 miles south of Dickinson and one mile off the highway. Jake grew up on that farmstead, while Florence lived south of Belfield near the Gaylord Church. They met at a dance in the Gaylord Hall in 1948.
Marla Knaup of Dickinson is among the first women in southwestern North Dakota to participate in a pilot program created by the Pathways to Healthy Lives project. Titled "My Heart My Health," the program is designed to offer eligible women with education and screening for cardiovascular disease. "It's brand new and we're extremely excited," said Tammy Hovet, Pathways project coordinator. "My Heart My Health" will provide the following: r Heart disease risk profile -- cholesterol and triglyceride levels, blood pressure, weight, height and body mass index. r Lifestyle assessment -- client's