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Thursday, April 29, 2010 Tri-County News. Kimball, MN Studonts Youth i " _i iii/ Meeker County 4-H Dairy Bowl teams excel at state What two ways are amino acids supplied to the small intestine? What are the two purposes of an inflation? How many pounds of milk does it take to make a pound of butter? Name five macro min- erals? These are a few of the ques- tions that the Meeker County 4-H Dairy Project Bowl teams had to answer correctly on their way to winning the State Project Bowl Competition. One Meeker County Senior and Junior Dairy team competed at the State Dairy Bowl that was held in Foley Saturday, April 17. The team that can answer the most questions correctly wins the competition. The project bowl competition is designed to test the participants' knowledge in all facets of the dairy industry. The participants spend many hours studying periodicals and other resources getting ready for the contest. Members of the senior team include Tyler Eblen of Belgrade, Anne Gathje of Rich- mond, Joe Gathje of Richmond, Jon Frenchick of Paynesville, and Matt Frenchick of Paynesville. This team placed first overall, and won the opportunity to compete in the National 4-H Dairy Project Bowl Competition this fall in Lou- isville, Ky. The team is coached by Jim Salfer. Members of the junior team include James Gathje of Rich- mond, Timothy Lux of Eden Val- ley, Katherine Gathje of Rich- mond, and Austin Schmitt from Benton County. The junior team placed second overall. They were coached by Alan Barka and Lucas Salfer. Thank you to all of the coaches for all of your coaching, time, and expertise! Congratulations to all the participants for their hard work! By the way, the answers to the questions are: microbial pro- tein and rumen undegradable pro- tein, massage the teat and expel the milk; 22 pounds of milk; Mag- nesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium. For more information on how to join 4-H in Meeker County, please contact the Extension Office at (320) 693-5275 or (877) 993-5275. The Meeker County Junior Dairy Bowl team is pictured, left to right, Austin Schmitt, James Gathje, Katherine Gathje, and Timothy Lux. Submitted photo. Meeker County Senior Dairy Bowl team from left to right, back row: Tyler Eblen, Matt Frenchick, and Joe Gathje. Front row: Jon Frenchick and Anne Gathje. Submitted photo. / I Valley Victors 4-H Club ' The members of the Valley Victors 4-H Club got to learn more about Chile. Members were asked to report on topics such as food, language holidays, economy, history, and a timeline of earthquakes in Chile. The meeting was held Monday, April 12, and the program was global connec- tions. Anne Gathje did a demonstration on making a memory board. It was agreed to clean ditches for community pride Saturday, April 17. A project meeting to complete the aerospace project will be held Saturday, April 24. Upcoming deadlines are announced. The next meeting will he May 10 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Valley Victors Reporter, James Gathje ECFE news What wonderful, warm weather! We are now taking registrations for Summer Science for families with preschoolers. We will have Kim- ball Playtown for age 0-5 Wednes- days June 9, 16, 23, and 30. Wat- kins classes meet on Tuesdays, June 8, 15, 22, and 29, and Thursdays, June 10, 17, 24, and July 1. (Tues- day's class fills first, then we'll add a Thursday section.) Classes will meet 9-11 a.m., and families can come once a week. Please call to register so that we have enough materials for everyone. Thursday, May 6, we are offering an Infant Massage Class 6-7 p.m. at the Watkins Elementary school. Come with your not-yet-mobile infant to learn massage techniques to help your baby relax, enhance bonding and well-being, aid in growth and health, increase weight gain and immune function. Infant massage has been proven to help babies to sleep longer and more soundly. We are taking registrations for our Kimball preschool and Enrich- ment Program for Fall 2010. The enrichment program will be in its second year. The kids really enjoy being in school in the enrichment room and attending their pre- school session either in the morn- ing or afternoon. It is a way for them to make new friends in their age group, practice social and liter- acy skills and just have a great day. Early Childhood is hosting a group to the Amaze N Farm Wednesday, May 19. Any fam- ily with preschoolers is welcome to meet us at the farm at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. We are getting a great price break; only $4 per person. Please call to register so we can let the farm know numbers to prepare for. This is a time for many groups to do spring field trips, and we don't want to wait a long time in line. This trip will be "rain or shine", so dress for the weather. It's great fun, even if we don't have ideal weather. Call to register or find out more information about the above pro- grams at (320) 398-7700, extension 217, or (320) 764-5575 Ext 3114. Kimball Cub Prints came out last week. Each youngest child in Kim- ball Elementary, or the oldest child in preschool received a Cub Prints in their school bag. If you don't have a school-age child or preschooler, and would like to have a Cub Prints, please pick one up at the schools, library, bank or at any local church. EV-W families are welcome to nab a copy also. All kids love making bubbles - and you can make it a learning expe- rience for them. They will develop language skills by discussing the shapes that are being formed by the bubbles - circle, large, small, long, slender, enormous, etc. They'll also fine-tune their hand-eye coordi- nation. To make your own bub- ble-blowing kit, take a plastic water bottle and cut offthe bottom part of the water bottle. Cut some cheese- cloth and fit it over the bottom end of the water bottle; put a rubber band over the cheesecloth to secure it. Place a pie tin out and pour bub- ble mix into the tin. Dip the cheese- cloth end into the bubble mix and have them blow through the other end to create their own bubbles. Have fun!! Maggie Lundorff, www.tricou ntynews. M N Jason Hilsgen graduates training Page 7 Hanson selected to Girls State Pfc. Jason Philip Hilsgen of Kim- ball graduated from the Marine Training of 3rd Btn., Kilo Co., PH 3221 at MCRD San Diego, Calif. April 16. Jason is the son of Jeff and Julie Hilsgen of Kimball. KAHS class reunion The KAHS class of 1985 is host- ing a reunion of 1984-1985-1986 classes at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Triple R Grill & Bar in Kimball. Please call Margie (Zwilling) Laabs at (320) 398-3046 with your address. Or become a fan of the group "KHS Reunion" on Face- book. Farmer's Market begins Starting May 14 is the Kimball Area Farmer's Market! Selling yummy baked goods, tasty jams and jellies, and of course fresh local vegetables of the season. Fridays 3-6 p.m., May 14 through Oct. 8. Behind Triple R Grill and Bar near the comer of Hwy. 15 and Hwy. 55 in Kimball! Come, shop, and sit a spell. Would you like to sell? Call Donna at (320) 398-2109. The Kimball Legion Auxiliary Post 261 is proud to announce Ashley Hanson has been selected as their Girls State Representative. Ashley is a junior at Eden Valley/ Watkins High School. Ashley's parents are Randy and MichelleHansonofEdenValley.The Auxiliary congratulates Ashley. Kimball Legion Auxiliary Girls State Chairman Cindy May and Auxiliary members Stewart-James receives MSU scholarship Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) has awarded the Upper-class Scholarship to Samantha Stewart-James of Kim- ball. Samantha is the daughter of Roger Stewart and Candy Stewart- James of Kimball. The amount of the scholarship is $500. The Upper-class Scholarship is available to students pursuing their first undergraduate degree who have completed at least 12 MSUM semester credits by the end of the fall semester with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Sund00 May 9 Generatio00 B00lroom, Kimball $9, per perso n ($5 Elementa students, $3.  Preschool) [ Sponsored by the Kimball Express Baseball Team