Linda Merrill uses the plumage of pheasants to create birds of another feather.
Merrill, the owner of Framed Nature in Drayton, makes artwork, including pictures, pins and hair accessories from pheasant feathers. She began working with feathers about five years ago after she decided they would create longer lasting artwork than the flowers she had previously used in her Framed Nature business.
Optometrist Dori Carlson’s first glimpse of her future career came when she was still in elementary school.
Carlson, a Park River, N.D., optometrist, went to an eye doctor for the first time in third grade after her teacher noticed she was having trouble seeing the black board.
For two months, South Heart, N.D.'s Shannon Binstock lived without the portion of her skull and was required to wear a helmet to prevent further damage. When it was time to reattach the skull, she was offered the option of a synthetic replacement, but she said her response was, “My own head would be the best.” The skull was replaced days before her 34th birthday.
For Langdon, N.D., 15-year-old, early prom is night away from cancer fight Morgan Hayes is preparing for prom like countless other teen girls this spring: finding a date, trying on dresses, picking out flowers and selecting styles for hairdos and manicures. But Morgan, 15, will attend prom earlier than most.
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