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RICHARDTON -- The upcoming "Celebrate the West 2009" fundraiser is an opportunity to support the Sacred Heart Monastery and its ministries. The fundraiser is Saturday at the Dickinson Elks Lodge, 501 Elks Drive. It offers an evening of food and auctions.
RICHARDTON -- The sounds of hammers, power saws and welding tools echo through the Sacred Heart Monastery these days. But the Benedictine sisters of the Sacred Heart Monastery aren't complaining. Day by day, they are witnessing the $2.5 million renovation project that was started in March. "We need to update the facility to make it more accessible for our older sisters," said Prioress Sister Ruth Fox. "Our rooms are very small, actually very much like dormitories." When the facility was built in 1965-67, all the sisters were active.
Dickinson's Boni Solberg is putting the finishing touches on her "Suds N' Stuff" display for the first-ever Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase in Dickinson. She joins with 95 Pride of Dakota companies from across North Dakota who are participating. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Dickinson Recreation Center located at 1865 Empire Road. Solberg started her cottage business in 1999 after she helped her sister-in-law in Wyoming to make soaps. "I enjoyed it, so I started with just soap.
Dickinson's Prairie Rose Center employee Fran Knaup calls out bingo numbers for the afternoon entertainment on Wednesday. "Bingo!" calls center volunteer Norman Thorson. "False alarm," said Knaup as he continues calling numbers. After a winner is announced, everyone wants to play one last game before the center closed for the day. Twenty people remained after lunch to relax at the center located in the basement of the Community Action Partnership building at 202 East Villard.
The West Dakota Parent and Family Resource Center teaches parents how to put the fun back into parenting. It has resources to help children gear up for kindergarten and students to successfully emerge into adolescence. The center, located at 336 5th Street W.
The United Way of Dickinson is launching its 47th campaign with a football kickoff theme -- a tailgating party from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday at Dan's Supermarket, North. "What's better than a kickoff theme," said Boyd Meduna, campaign chairperson. "We'll be selling brats, a Coke and chips for $2 and all proceeds go to the United Way. Everyone will have an opportunity to come." Agency representatives will be on hand to visit about their programs, he said. "Come and learn more about United Way. When I do make a donation, here's where my dollars are going.
The second month since a July 8 tornado swept through south Dickinson marks a time of optimism for Lora and Micheal Berger and their 1-year-old daughter, Regan. Lora Berger said that contractors are about to start reconstruction on their home destroyed by the tornado at 519 Third Ave. S.W. "They have equipment there right now.
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease has drastically changed the lives of the Cofer family of Dickinson. While Rocky Cofer keeps a busy schedule as principal at Trinity High School, his wife, Sheila, receives care at St. Benedict's Health Center. "She was diagnosed about 8 years ago with early onset Alzheimer's," he said. Cofer shares their experiences to raise awareness for the upcoming Alzheimer's Memory Walk and 5K Race on Saturday.