Ryder Historical Museum open Sunday afternoons
RYDER - The Ryder Historical Museum now is open Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The first Sunday opening was on June 17. That schedule will remain through Labor Day.
Other days the museum can be viewed by calling the phone numbers listed on the door.
The museum also will be open Saturday, July 14, from 1 to 6 p.m., prior to the Western Edge Bullriding event in Ryder.
The museum, operated by the Ryder Historical Society, is located on Main Street. The facility has two buildings filled with history, displays, artifacts and photos about the city and surrounding area. The majority of the items are from the early 1900s to present day. Some artifacts also date back to the late 1800s. A new addition to the museum is under way.
Groups that wish to visit are advised to call ahead.
Ryder, on N.D. Highway 28 in southwest Ward County, is 38 miles southwest of Minot.
For more information about the museum call David Kraft, president of the museum board, at 758-2415 or Faye Karna, museum archivist and secretary-treasurer, at 758-2527.
- Eloise Ogden
Minot AFB vocalist featured in Tops In Blue cast
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE - An airman from Minot Air Force Base is among the entertainers in Tops In Blue, the Air Force entertainment showcase, coming to Minot for a performance Friday, June 29.
Senior Airman Brandi Skillman, a member of the Minot base's 5th Force Support Squadron, is a vocalist with Tops In Blue. Her hometown is Stockton, Calif.
The free show will be held in the Minot Municipal Auditorium Friday, June 29, beginning at 7 p.m.
This year's tour is entitled "Listen!" and will feature rhythms from the likes of The Doobie Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Whitney Houston, Maroon 5 and more. In addition, the show will also feature renditions of country music hits from artists such as Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and others.
The lineup includes 35 talented vocalists, musicians and dancers.
The tour is part of a showcase that spans across 20 countries, with close to 130 performances over a 10-month period.
The team is comprised of an all-active duty Air Force special unit made up of talented performers selected for their unique entertainment capabilities.