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Julie buntjer/Daily Globe Dorothy Hocking is the featured artist this month at the Carnegie Cultural Center in Luverne. Hocking is shown here with two of her oil paintings.

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LUVERNE -- When Dorothy Hocking was a little girl in grade school in South Dakota, she loved her Fridays. It wasn't because it was the last day of school before the weekend, but because it was the day her teacher set aside for art. For one hour each Friday, students were to illustrate a scene from one of the books they had read that week.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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