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A group of castaways is marooned on a tropical island, but the action really begins when it encounter a band of pirates. Pirates, a treasure chest and romance add up to a performance of fun and adventure at South Heart High School. The school's drama club is presenting "Pirate Island!" during performances at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25 in the school gymnasium. The three-act comedy is directed by Sheila Hlibichuk. "The band of pirates has been there quite a while. The only thing keeping them there is the story told by the leader about a treasure chest," she said.
The Ukrainian pysanky show and sale is featuring Easter eggs created by two different cultures. The show starts at 1 p.m. today, March 18, at the Dickinson Ukrainian Cultural Institute. Gladys Faiman is displaying Easter eggs made by the Czech egg decorating art of Kraslice. "This is a beautiful art that our parents and grandparents never talked about," she said. The straw-decorated eggs are called slamensky. Barley, wheat and oat straw stems are cleaned, soaked in boiling water and ironed flat.
The North Dakota EMS Association is seeking passage of three House bills directed toward rural ambulance service operations. "House Bill 1296 would provide $2 million in the form of grants to rural ambulance services to help stabilize them and to provide a measure of viability for their squads," said Dean Lampe, association executive director. "House Bill 1161 and 1162 are policy bills to provide sustemic changes in the way we need to license ambulance services.
Eleven people from Dickinson, New England, Belfield and Medora recently completed the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-basic course offered by the Dickinson Ambulance Service. Ambulance service managers Lynn Hartman and Penny Lewis coordinated the classes. "They'll be able to work in the back of the ambulance doing patient care. They take all the vital signs. They do patient assessments, whether it's a medical or a trauma patient," said Hartman. "Most ambulance services have a set of written standing orders. We don't have to contact the emergency room for everything.
Eighty-nine Cub Scouts from the Roughrider District Northern Lights Council played in the snow during the annual winter fun day held Saturday, March 3, at Dickinson's youth center. The center, located south of the Dickinson dike, served as the headquarters for activities. Winter fun day Chairman Melvin Frank said the event was open to boys through the fifth grade who came from southwestern North Dakota, including Dickinson, Beach, Killdeer, Hettinger, New England and Bowman.
The Community Action Partnership Head Start Program was recently awarded a Certificate of Excellence.
Xiao Lian, an exchange student from Beijing, China, is sharing her Chinese culture with the students in Arlene Hondl's classroom at Dickinson Trinity Elementary School East. During classroom visits, the students were introduced to the martial art of Kung Fu and paper folding. They viewed several videos of Chinese life, while Liang talked about her experiences in China and as a student at Dickinson State University. Liang is one of the DSU students who are participating in the DSU's Global Awareness Initiative.