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The first-ever Brave the Shave in Dickinson -- a benefit to help kids with cancer -- will be held Saturday, April 7. Organizing the event, the Dickinson State University Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program, is looking for participants to shave or cut their hair. Paige Lillis, who is a TR scholar at Dickinson State, said the program is modeled after the Brave the Shave event in Bismarck.
WATFORD CITY—Red Rock Auto is posed to meet Watford City's need for a new-car dealership in town. Construction is underway on the showroom, and it's projected to open this summer. The family-owned business will be co-managed by the Nelson brothers—Alex and Adam. Red Rock Ford is the third dealership started by the Nelson family in western North Dakota. Alex is general manager of Red Rock Ford, which recently opened in Dickinson, and Adam manages Red Rock Ford in Williston. Watford City will be a franchise for Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram.
NEW ENGLAND -- Nine-month-old Henley Johnson doesn’t know it yet, but her health is about to greatly improve, thanks to a stranger living thousands of miles away. A bone marrow donor has been found for Henley, daughter of Jessica and Kyle Johnson of rural New England. “Basically, the bone marrow transplant will give her a new blood system -- new hemoglobin, new platelets, and white blood cells (neutrophils) that fight infection,” Jessica said.
Nine Dickinson State University athletes plan to spend their spring break in Uganda, where they will present a three-day sports camp while sharing their faith. They will represent the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a nondenominational athletic ministry for coaches and athletes. As an outreach, FCA teams go around the nation and the world to reach kids through sports camps, said Tyler Doohen, the Dickinson State FCA chaplain and leader.
A Wine and Cheesecake Shindig is an opportunity to enjoy an evening with friends, while supporting the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center. The event will be held from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Ramada Grand Dakota Hotel. “Last year we had a phenomenal turnout,” said Kayla Messall, direct services provider. “I honestly think it's because we have such a great community -- people truly care about what we do and believe in us.”
BOWMAN—Chris and Jessica Slone moved from Kentucky to Bowman right after Christmas. They were coming home from Hettinger on the day it was declared the "coldest place on the planet." "We decided it couldn't get any worse, and the first thing we bought was a block heater," said Chris Slone, who had accepted the job as Country Media Inc. regional publisher. Just as the temperature was beyond cold in January, the reception by Bowman citizens was extra warm.
The Dickinson High School cheerleading team was recognized among the top cheer squads in the nation during the National Cheerleading Competition Feb. 10-11 at Orlando, Fla. The team won fourth in the Game Day Division. “Basically, they went out there and gave it their all,” said cheer coach Audrey Lenz. “It takes a lot for me to get emotional -- I’m always critiquing, but when they came off the floor, I was very emotional. They gave it their all on that floor and perfected the routine.”
Children’s author Michael Dahl likes to tell scary stories or adventures about superheroes -- books that spark your imagination. The superhero is certain to win over the villain. “It’s to learn how to overcome challenges, that life isn’t easy just because you’re a superhero,” Dahl said from his home in Minneapolis. Scary stories have a secondary value -- they teach you to face your fears.
Poet and educator Lindy Obach from Sioux Falls, S.D uses poetry to paint pictures with words -- descriptions of the prairie and a tribute to her Ukrainian heritage. Obach will read excerpts from her book of poetry titled “North of Zenith” and lead a creative writing workshop during Women’s Voices at Dickinson State University.
Brent and Tina Hanson, along with daughters, Avery and Autumn, like to go roller skating on Friday nights at the West River Community Center. “It’s something to do when it’s cold out in the middle of the winter,” Brent said. “Ice skating is kind of hard for this age, so we use roller blades.” “We offer it on and off during the winter months,” said facility operations manager Matt Mack.