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Pa00e 10 Students Youth Thursday, February 18, 2010 Tri-County Newsf Kimball, MN KCP presents Steel Magnolias Nominations for EXCEL Award Cast members of the KCP dinner Mathies, Betty Ann Nystrom, Kelly Kimball Community Playhouse is excited to present the hilarious and heartfelt play Steel Magnolias March 6-7. We have a talented cast of amazing women that breathe new life into a favorite tale of the power of friendship. Betty Ann Nystrom plays M&apos;Lynn, Jesi Man- cini plays Shelby, Theresa Mathies plays Truvy, Kateri Mancini plays Anelle, Kelly Traurig plays Oiser and Cherie Ploof plays Clairee. Director Cathy Olson and cast are a tight-knit ensemble that have been working hard to bring what promises to be one of KCP's best productions. Tickets are on sale now for the March 6, Dinner Theater and the March 7, Dessert Theater. They are available at the State Bank of Kim- ball, Chickadee Tree Floral and Gifts, KAHS Community Ed. and by calling Robin Dockery at (320) 493-4765. The Saturday, March 6, Din- ner Theater is going to be a deli- cious southern treat featuring theater production of "Steel Magnolias are Cherie Ploof, Theresa Traurig, Kateri Mancini, and Jesi Mancini. Submitted photo. chicken fried steak, mashed pota- for seniors and students. Tickets toes, corn casserole, lemon-glazed sweet potato, homemade biscuits and a delicious peach cobbler all served in an atmosphere of fine linen elegance. Plus, an amazing show to boot. Tickets are sold in singles for $30, a pair of tickets for $50 or a table of six for $140, which is the best value so grab a group of friends for a great night out. The doors open at 5 p.m., pre-show entertainment starts at 5:15, din- ner is at 6, and the curtain raises at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Dinner The- ater are advance sales only. You can pick up your dinner tickets at the ticket outlets noted above, but please call Robin Dockery at the number above to reserve your table. Member ticket discounts apply. The Sunday, March 7, Dessert Theater is a matinee. Doors open at 1:30, curtain is 2 p.m. and a deli- cious dessert of peach cobbler will be served during intermission. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 will be available at the door. Mem- ber discounts apply. We really are thrilled to be bringing this quality of entertainment to Kimball and surrounding areas, and we hope you come out to support commu- nity theater in this area. Kimball Area High School has nominated Brett Ostby and Jenna Maus for the EXCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Lead- ership) Award. Sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, EXCEL is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minne- sota high school juniors. Students who are active in fine arts and/ or athletic activities, who show leadership qualities, and who are model citizens in their commu- nity are eligible for the award. EXCEL Award recipients are selected through a multi-level pro- cess that involves league-member schools and an independent panel St. John's Prep School students earn AAA Award We need your helpHll We are looking for newer dresses, shoes & accessories to be donatexL Please drop them off prior to Feb. 26th, 2010 Thank you in advance for your help in this! Join us as Gruber's hosts it's 4th Annual ,  It The Sale Starts at 10:00am Sunday February 28th, 2010 We ask for a donation of $10.00 (more ifpossible) for a dress. Not only does it give girls a chance to experience prom and get a nice dress, but 100,4 of the money from the sale goes to New Beginninss Pregnancy Center. This event will be hosted in the Courtyard of the Dantree Court Complex. Locat offthe comer of Hwy 15 and 3rd Street in Wait Park. Across the street from Famous Dave.s. .................................................. I .............................................................. Seniors Marnie Macgregor, daughter of David Macgregor and Marsha Anklam of South Haven, and Eugene Zheng, son of Yi Zheng and Weining Hu of Cold Spring, were awarded the "Triple A (Academics, Arts and Athletics) Award" by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). According to the MSHSL, the purpose of this program is to rec- ognize and honor high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the fine arts. Criteria for this award include: Exhibit citizenship and be a respected individual in their home communities and school, have par- ticipated in a MSHSL-sponsored athletic program and fine arts activ- ity, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher , and comply with the MSHSL's Stu- dent Code of Conduct. DNR Question of the week Q: With discussions about the 2012 farm bill coming up soon, what are some of the issues the DNR is interested in seeing Congress tackle? A: The Federal Farm Bill is very important to the DNR as it relates to conservation programs that impact fish, wi]dlife, water, forestry and other natural resource issues. Spe- cific private land conservation pro- grams that will be followed closely by DNR for potential reauthorization include the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), Conservation Stew- ardship Program (CSP), Wildlife Hab- Rat Incentives Program (WHIP), and the Environmental Quality Incen- tives Program (EQIP). These conservation programs, along with a few others, can have a tremendous impact on the agricul- tural landscape and how successful the DNR can be when we attempt to implement our conservation goals at the local level. The level of fund- ing from the OSDA agencies usually far exceeds the level of trading from state agencies. So it is imperative that, whenever possible, we leverage the federal funds with state resources to maximize conservation outcomes. The DNR will also be working with our conservation partners and espe- cially the farming community to explore changes in the next farm bill that make sense for farmers, while also helping the state achieve conservation priorities of judges from schools throughout Minnesota. Award recipients will be recognized on KSTC-TV (Chan- nel 45) during the winter tourna- ments. "The EXCEL Award program is an excellent opportunity for high school juniors who have excelled to receive statewide recognition for their leadership and commu- nity service," said Erik Widvey. For more information about the EXCEL Award program, please contact the league at (763) 560- 2262, or <> on the Web. Jenna is the daughter of Ed and Sue Maus. Brett is the son of Todd and Kim Ostby. Internet safety From page 9 Discuss safety- Warn teens about the dangers of chatting with strangers and establishing online relationships with people they don't know. Many teens use social networking sites to talk with friends they know from school, but others become friends with strangers. Set privacy settings - Help teens set their online privacy set- tings at appropriate levels to limit who is able to view their profiles. If privacy settIngs are too loose, their profiles are available to virtually anyone on the Internet. Set information guidelines - Make teens aware of potential far- reaching consequences of their postings. Some teens share per- sonal thoughts and feelings just as they would in a private journal or diary. Sharing too much personal information can make them vul- nerable to others. In addition, col- lege admissions staff or potential employers may view their postings, which could potentially hurt their future prospects. Be aware - Despite parents' efforts to monitor teens' behavior and activities, teens are able to find ways around them. For example, teens may delete their Internet his- tories, hide their phone when send- ing a text message or create pro- files using a different name or age so parents cannot find it. So be smart, don't give up, just do the best you can as a parent. Adapted from Resource Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri Extension. WWW. tricountynews .MN