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New Town author Edna Sailor offers hope and encouragement to survivors of child abuse through the publication of her first novel. “Alfalfa Girl -- The Path from Sexual Molestation to Soul,” delves into the inner soul of teacher Emily Sorenson who experienced repeated sexual assault. She is the mentor of a young girl, Jenny Nelson, also an abuse survivor. Through their bond in a vocational training session, the story unfolds as an account of reconciliation and trust building.
William and Betty Sprynczynatyk of Bismarck are being inducted into the 2018 North Dakota Ukrainian Hall of Fame to recognize their support of the Ukrainian culture. The induction ceremony will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, at the St. Bernard's Parish Center in Belfield. William “Bill” Sprynczynatyk, son of Nick and Anna Sprynczynatyk, grew up in the Wilton area. Betty Olienyk, daughter of Jim and Nellie Olienyk, grew up in the Belfield area.
Readers of all ages are in for a shopping treat -- purchase a new Friends bookbag for $5 and fill it with donated books! This amazing offer is only good at the upcoming used book sale on Saturday, Oct. 20, hosted at the Dickinson Area Public Library community room. The hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. National Friends of the Library Week is Oct. 21-27, so the local Friends are kicking off the week with the sale.
A wave of light will fill the sky above the Phil Patterson Memorial Bandshell when the TEARS Foundation sponsors a candle lighting ceremony in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Also designated as International Wave of Light Day, the remembrance gathering is Monday, Oct. 15. It starts at 6:30 p.m., when paper bags will be decorated for the battery-operated lights. Hot chocolate and pumpkin spice lattes will help keep everyone warm, and then lights will be lit at 7 p.m.
Finding time to eat breakfast can be a challenge for high school students, especially those who have practice before school or who are riding a bus. It’s become easier ever since Dickinson High School started offering breakfast at school. Head cook Chantal Crandell talked about her breakfast program in observance National School Lunch Week Oct. 15-19.
The sound of more than 50 motorcycles filled the air around the Veterans Pavilion when the District 8 American Legion Riders and other bikers from the region gathered for a ride send-off on Saturday, Sept. 22. The bikers were participating in the United States National POW/MIA (prisoners of war/missing in action) Recognition Day, which is observed across the nation on the third Friday in September.
Linda Little’s work as a professional sculptor is being recognized far beyond her home in Dickinson. She was recently notified the bronze sculpture “Guardians” was accepted as a donation by the Pentagon to become a permanent fixture in its Mark Center Conference Center.
When the United States Postal Service initiated a plan in 2011 to close nearly 1,000 post offices, 76 locations in North Dakota were included on the list.
Aaron Anderson blends his imagination with stencils to create one-of-a kind art in his studio at Hebron. He’s been entering the Badlands Art Association art shows; and last year, he won “Best of Show” for a stencil piece titled “Karyukai.” “It was really surreal -- it took me a few seconds for it to register,” he said.
Cheyenne Hansen likes to sit beside the living room window where the natural light is best. It’s her studio space when she’s working on an art project. Hansen has been working to complete the art projects she’s entering into the upcoming Badlands Art Association art show. She prefers to use a stippling method -- creating an image with dots of ink.The denser the dots, the darker the shade.