Did you know the Dickens Village Festival opens November 29 in Garrison? You have three weekends to ride horse-drawn wagons, watch the stage production of “A Christmas Carol,” take in concerts, and shop for Christmas arts and crafts.
And it’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Story of the Week (which is really, really nice this week) – but it’s also time for Country Neighbors and two-handed bowling (which is not, as it sounds, throwing a ball with two hands). Read on.
I’m so excited – it’s time for Country Neighbors! (New England Extra)
I can barely bowl with one hand (unless it’s Wii Bowling and then I’m a CHAMP), and Noah Leick of Valley City is not just a two-handed bowler, he just bowled the first 300 game in the history of VC’s Youth Bowling. (Valley City Times-Record)
Story of the Week: Terry Clayton of New Town donated 443 turkey dinners to the Lord’s Cupboard Food Pantry so that families can have a proper Thanksgiving. Oh, and he also serves free Thanksgiving dinner at his restaurant, the Ranchman 23, to anyone who needs a place to go. (Minot Daily News)
Congratulations to Rivinius Ranch, the North Dakota Stockmen’s Rancher of the Year! You can read more about their operation here.
And if your dream is to become a rancher, FARRMS is ready to teach you how to do it. You can learn about their program, as well as the latest in tribal inclusion and search and rescue in today’s news. Read on.
Thinking about becoming a farmer? FARRMS has a course for you. (Jamestown Sun)
Cardinal Red Bird is working to make North Dakota’s tribal communities more inclusive. (Bismarck Tribune)
Western North Dakota now has a team of volunteers to help on search and rescues. (KX Net)
Did you know that Barnes County North student Casey Everson is headed to Kentucky to compete in the National Archery competition?
And did you know today’s news is about a mountain climber, the rainforest, and an artist worth quacking about? Read on.
Linton’s Daniel Schumacher is 16 years old and already an award-winning artist twiceover. (Minot Daily News)
Jennifer Waterman brought the jungle to her New Town first-graders to teach them about the rainforest. (KFYR TV)
Fargo’s Mary Ann Phillips is preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro by walking the stairs at a downtown parking ramp. (Fargo Forum)