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P:I ClrP  Thursday, April 15, 2010 10 Student,00 Youth . ...... ,, Tri-County ii%%ill:i,i!iiii!ii!i!,is! !::News&apos;Kimball.MN Local artist teaches Scouts St. John's Prep names Arnold to NHS nization since its beginning in1921. Today, it is estimated that more tions about her training and career, and tooktime to teach them some techniques. If interested in personal por- traits, wildlife arts, special- ized tatoo art or murals, Ste- vens can be reached at (612) 209 3764. St. John's Prep is pleased to announce Claire Arnold, sopho- more, daughter of John and Mar- garet Arnold of Kimball, as a new member of the National Honor Society, Virgil Michel Chapter. The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier orga- nization established to recog- nize outstanding high school stu- dents. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those stu- dents who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leader- ship, service, and character. These characteristics have been associ- ated with membership in the orga- Earth Weekend at Lake Maria Lake Maria State Park will observe Earth Weekend with its first annual Outdoor Family Fun Day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat- urday, April 24, featuring a num- ber of events for both youth and adults. Here's the schedule: 8 to 9:30 a.m. - Bird Hike for Beginners led by expert birders. 10 to 11 a.m. - Outdoor Edu- cation Fair providing information about park and area events from hiking trails to campgrounds to outdoor education. 11 a.m. to Noon - Rope Skills Workshop with Missy Lott, outdoor recreation instructor from North Hennepin Community College. Noon to 12:30 p.m. - Snacks and refreshments. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - MNAqua Fishing Program from the DNR. Build your own fishing pole .and try your luck at Maria Lake. Sup- plies and bait provided. 3 to 4:30 p.m. - Geocaching for Beginners. Learn the basics of this fast-growing sport. Registration is required for the bird hike, the MNAqua fishing pro- gram and the geocaching event by calling the park at (763) 878-2325. Lake Maria State Park is located approximately seven miles north- west of Monticello, five miles north of Maple Lake or 10 miles north- east of Annandale. Call the park for directions and information about future events or visit its Web site at Local artist Tanya Stevens spent some time with Joelle, Sierra & Katie of Troop 174 Of Kimball, to help in earn- ing their visual arts patch. Stevens, displayed her many forms of artistic work for the girls, answered ques- than one million students annu- ally participate in activities of NHS and its middle level counterpart, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Colum- bia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territo- ries, and Canada. Chapter member- ship not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to develop through involvement in school activities and community service. Both NHS and NJHS were founded by, and are programs of the National Associa- tion of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). 'Majestic Eagles' at Lake Maria State Park "Majestic Eagles" will be the topic of a program by Stan Tekiela at Lake Maria State Park beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 18, in the park's nature center. Tekiela has been a professional naturalist for more than 20 years and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in natu- ral history interpretation. A member of the Minnesota Naturalist Association, the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the North American Nature Photog- raphy Association, Tekiela has won awards for his interpretive work and commitment to outdoor education and has written and illustrated sev- ern bird-identification books. "Stan is a regular speaker at the park, and his knowledge of wildlife - especially birds - is impressive," says Mark Crawford, park manager. "This program is educational and enter- talning for both adults and children." There is no fee for the program, and registration is not required. However, there is a $5 vehicle entry fee for those without an annual per- mit. Lake Maria State Park is located approdmately seven miles north- west of Monticello, five miles north of Maple Lake and 10 miles northeast of Annandale on Wright County High- way 111. For directions and infor- marion about park activities, call the office at (763) 878-2325 or visit itsWeb site at <>. 4-H Coggins Clinic April 24 There will be a 4-H horse Cog- gins day held from 9 a.m.-12 noon Saturday, April 24, at the Fair- grounds in Litchfield. Vaccinations will also be available. This event is open to all 4-H families! Pre-reg- istration with the MN Veterinary Associates of Albany, 790 County Road 41, Albany, MN 56307; phone: (320) 845-7050 is preferred, but not required. Please contact MN Veter- inary Associates of Albany for fur- ther details. It is requested that vac- cinations and Coggins testing be done by pulling your trailer through the open show arena near the horse barn and that no one is on horse- back. Please note that all 4-H rules apply! As a reminder, you're respon- sible for cleaning up any garbage and manure from your animals (scoop it up and take it home with you in your trailer). This event is being sponsored by MN VeterinaryAssociates of Albany. Thanks to Brian Athmann for orga- nizing it!