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The Bowman Regional Public Library offers more than the latest best sellers and Internet service. The library is becoming the region's showcase of local art. Library Director Sarah Snavely describes the library as a community living room, where books and art are incorporated into one setting. A sculptor by profession, Snavely accepted the part-time director's job in May 2006. "We moved from a 1,400-square foot building into this building of over 6,000 square feet. I was the project director for that move.
The Dickinson Catholic Schools are joining in the nationwide celebration of Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 28 to Feb.
A variety of health issues are being explored during a community health fair in Belfield on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The health fair is sponsored by the Belfield FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) with Paulette Dorval as advisor. The fair is open to the public from 9-11:30 a.m. and from 12:30-3 p.m. at the St. Bernard's Parish Center in Belfield. "We're really hoping not just Belfield, but the whole area will come," said Dorval.
A help-wanted ad seeking a supervisor for a lace school in India opened the doors to a life of adventure and service for Dickinson's Millie Monke. Monke has written a 110-page book about her life titled "North Dakota to India: The Memoirs of a Missionary." Monke compiled her memories on a lap top computer. She received the editorial assistance of friends Carl and Esther Larson. Monke met the challenge of writing the book, despite being 94 years old and living with macular degeneration. "I enjoyed writing the book.
Poster-sized pictures of student activities are displayed throughout Dickinson's Berg Elementary School. The posters were created by Sandy Bertelsen, the Dickinson Public School's education technology support specialist. The posters were designed in the professional development technology lab, which was developed by the school district in the summer of 2005. The lab is located in a Berg classroom near the main entrance. The technology lab is being showcased during an open house from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan.
The recent donation of a Steinway baby grand to Dickinson's Our Saviour's Lutheran Church prompted the St. Cecelia Music Club to hold its serenade and tea at the church this year. "It will be used by those who perform on the piano," said club member Carma Kulish. The serenade is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the church, located at 614 11th St. E., Dickinson. The piano was donated by the late Della Heid, who arrived at Dickinson State University in 1946.
Dickinson's Dave Haas uses his woodworking skills to stay occupied now that he's retired. Haas converted a third part of his garage into a woodworking shop. It's filled with saws, sanders and drills. The equipment is mounted on rolling stands, which he designed and built.
A Mississippi musician who experienced the devastation of Hurricane Katrina brings southern country music to western North Dakota. Cal Ullendorf has played with various country rock bands along the Gulf Coast since 1984. While playing with the Gulf Breeze Band, he opened for such country artists as Leonard Skynard, Holly Dunn, Earl Thomas Connally and Sammy Kershaw. "I could go on and on.
Training opportunities for older job seekers are available through the nationwide Senior Community Service Employment Program. The program is administered by Experience Works, a national nonprofit organization established in 1965 as Green Thumb. Changes in eligibility requirements are allowing more workers ages 55 and older to enroll.
Ron Tessier waited his turn to donate blood, while registering volunteers at the Dickinson community blood drive held Wednesday at the Days Inn-Grand Dakota Lodge. He was about to donate his 80th unit of blood, which represents approximately 10 gallons. "I've been doing it better than 20 years," he said. "I just think it's a great service to the people in need. Someday, I might need it." Tessier is a member of the St. Wenceslaus Knights of Columbus Council 8839 which sponsored the blood drive.