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Cartoon Corner by Jim Morin

Published with permission from Jim Morin, Miami Herald.

Sitting Bull College Provides Training for North Dakota Oil Patch

10-day, Oil Drilling Training program concluded on June 29 and was co-sponsored by Sitting Bull Col­lege’s Job Place­ment and Train­ing Program (JPTP), the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Tribal Employ­ment Rights Office (TERO) and office for the Workforce Investment Act.

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BSC Ranked Nationally in Engineering-Related Graduates

Bismarck State College was ranked fourth among two and four-year institutions granting degrees in engineering tech­nologies and engineering related fields in the June 11th issue of Community College Week, an independent, national publication covering community, tech­nical and junior colleges.

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Back-to-School Transitions: Tips for Parents

By Stacy Sturm

Getting a new school year off to a good start can influence children’s attitude, confi­dence, and performance both socially and academically. The transition from August to September can be diffi­cult for both children and parents. Even children who are eager to return to class must adjust to the greater levels of activ­ity, structure, and, for some, pressures as­sociated with school life.

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Church to include Summer Services

Summer time no longer means missing the inspiration and connectedness from Sunday mornings at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Church.

Summer programs will be a little more informal and will include time for sharing, readings, music, the opportunity to come together for reflection and connection, and of course coffee and tea. Activities for children will be provided.

Many Sunday mornings will include time to reflect on a short piece out of From Zip Lines to Hosaphones: Dispatches from the Search for Truth and Meaning by Jane Ranney Rzepka. This delightful book has short essays “reminding us of the depth and breadth of seeing life through UU eyes.” The author has an amazing ability to make every day events illustrate how life is full of possibilities.

Join them each Sunday morning at 10:30 at the Bismarck Mandan UU Fellowship & Church at 818 E. Divide Ave. in Bismarck. Call the church if you would like more information or have questions, 701-223-6788.

North Dakota: Where the vastness of our skies inspire the strong and intimidate the weak

By Katy Kassian

Almost Heaven, North Dakota
Rolling prairies,
Mighty Missouri River
Life is old here…Older than
the trees (really)
Younger than the rivers, flowing like a dream

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Recycling Rules!!

Change in Action

By PI Staff

People in Bismarck have started their own curb-side recycling since the city of Bismarck has failed to act on recommendations made by many citizens. People organize their garbage into the regular pick-up and then the recyclable garbage which is put into a separate container and placed outside on garbage day. It is hard to know what the city does with it, but they are removing it each week.”

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Summer Sun Safety

From Custer Health

It’s summertime – and that means lots of time out­side, soaking up the sun. After all, sum­mer is short in North Dakota – we need to take advantage of it, right? And the sun’s rays make us feel good, and in the short term, make us look good. What harm can it do?

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Inaugural Kickin’ Cancer Motorcycle Ride and Rally

The 1st Annual Kickin’ Cancer Motorcycle Ride & Rally will be June 29-30, 2012 in Center, ND. Ride and rally organizers have personally been touched by cancer and wanted to create an event that supported the efforts of the American Cancer Society to raise funds to fight back and find a cure to this widespread disease.

A silent auction is just one of many weekend activities being hosted at Wolfie’s Place on Main Street, Center.

Friday, June 29 
5:00 pm: Evening Social, Wolfie’s
7:00 pm: Tips and Balls Tournament Free Primitive Camping

Saturday, June 30
11:00 am: Ride Registration, Wolfie’s
12:00 pm: 150 Mile Ride – Along the Lewis and Clark Trail
6:00 pm: Dinner – Free Will Offering, Wolfie’s Place
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Silent Auction
8:00 pm: Street Dance

For more information or to donate, please contact Mindy at 201-0583 or Kenny at 400-4827.

Key Ingredients: America by Food Smithsonian Museums Project

By Sue B. Balcom

Everyone eats. Family tradi­tions and ethic backgrounds may steer the types of foods we love but eating has evolved considerably since grandma’s day.

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