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Tricia Roth of New England grew up listening to 45 Rpm vinyl records. Today, she repurposes them, along with the 33 and 78 rpm varieties, to become solar flowers. She grew up on a farm in Wyoming and moved to New England a few years ago where she has started a home business called Going Solar Flowers. “I get my records at different garage sales, I go to House of Manna and friends look out for me. I get all of them -- the 33s, 78s and 45s.
Jess Solberg has started a “work from home” business as an outlet for her creativity. She designs adjustable headbands, hair ties and pacifier clips through her business called Willow Tree Designs. “I’m always looking for new ideas and constantly adding new products,” she said. “We are expanding to make custom suspenders, bow ties and hats for boys. I got the idea for suspenders when a friend was looking for someone to make them.”
This past year, Pastor Mike Voytek received the Lord’s calling -- he was to leave his ministry in California to serve as pastor of a mission church in Dickinson. He responded to that call and currently serves as pastor of the First Reformed Church at 257 First Street East.
Artist and painting instructor Diane Edwards has published her newest book of art titled “Painting Landscapes of Colorado and The West.” The book is filled with ideas and lessons for painting landscapes with oils and pastels -- intended as a tool for beginners or advanced painters. It could also be helpful for artists in any medium.
Charlene and Bud Faller have no resemblance to Santa’s elves, but their mission has similarities -- they help recycle toys for distribution to girls and boys in need. The Fallers are volunteers at the House of Manna -- a non-profit, charitable organization that helps families in need of clothing, household ware and furniture on a free will offering basis.
Dickinson High School senior Lauren Jorda kept asking her family to get another dog, especially since their lab died a couple of summers ago. It didn’t happen, and then she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 17.That’s when Make-A-Wish created their magic. Lauren, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Sanford Health in Dickinson, remembers the night of the Wish Reveal.
St. John Lutheran Church in Dickinson will host its annual “Lessons and Carols” -- an interfaith Christian service celebrating the birth of Jesus. The program is at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. “It encompasses lessons, and appropriate songs come after each lesson -- sometimes it’s a hymn, sometimes it’s a handbell song, sometimes the choir sings,” said Cheryl Hewson, handbell choir director and church organist.
The Eagles Auxiliary is sponsoring its annual Kids Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 15. The party is from 1-3 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Dickinson. “My kids ask year around when do they get to see Santa at the Eagles?” said Kim McNaney, Eagles Auxiliary madame president. “Not for a while” is usually the answer, but the party is almost here.
Church choirs, soloists and a handbell choir are joining together to celebrate the birth of Jesus with a free interfaith Christmas concert. The performance is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 510 Museum Drive.
Visitors were drawn like magnets to the display of mounted canvas prints at the Dickinson Museum Center. The prints were auctioned off during the museum’s annual Christmas open house Nov. 30. David and Lori Del Padre admired one print in particular -- the same butte in the Petrified Forest of the Badlands that they had visited previously. “As a history teacher, I wish I had the backstory on them,” said David, who teaches history at Hope Christian Academy.