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Valley victors 4-H Club The Valley Victors held their once again have their food shelf May meeting on May 19, at the Todd and Ann Lemke resi- dence. Roll call was name your favorite thing to eat out of thgar- den. Breanna Gertken showe the club how to make play dough. Thank you to everyone who helped with road ditch clean-up Saturday, May 18. The club will garden at the Lemke's, planting is set for May 25. The July club tour will be held at MN Rrchery with a potluck supper to follow at Lake Ripley. The next meeting will be Monday, June 10, at the Larry and Lisa Ludwig residence. Valley Victors Reporter, Katherine Gathje EV-W part of Summer Food Service Program00: The Eden Valley-Watkins School Districfis participating !n the Sum- mer FoodiService Progran Meals will be provided to all: T Children without charge and are the Same for all children regardless of race, color, national gin, sex, age or disabil-' ity, and there will be no discrimina- tion in the course of the meal ser- vice. Meals  be provided at the sites and times as follows: Eden Valley-Watkins High School, cafeteria Breakfast 8- 8!30 a.m.; Lunch 12-12:30 p.m. Eden Valley-Watkins Elemen- tary School, cafeteria Breakfast ( 8-8:30 a.m.; Lunch 12-'12:30 p.m. Watkins Elementary School cafeteria Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m.; Lunch 12-12:30 p.m. To file a complaint of discrim- ination, write or call immediately to: USDA Director, Office of Adjudication 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 (*66) 632-9992 or (800) 877-8339 (TRY) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Experience granite heritage at Quarry Park Public demonstration of derrick The public will have the rare opportunityto see the 100-year old wooden Liberty Derrick at work at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve on Saturday, lune t5. The derrick will be put into operation as part of Waite Park's Spas Tag Festival. Derricks were the main equip- ment used by granite companies from about 1900 to 1950 for lift- ing huge blocks of granite from the quarries. Now Stearns County Parks will operate the Liberty Der- rick to demonstrate the process to the public. A four-ton block of granite will be hoisted from the quarry floor at 1, 2, and 3 p.ra. on Saturday, June 15. Excellent iew- ing locations will be the observa- tion areas along Quarries 17 and 18, and just south of the parking lot. In addition to the derrick oper- ation, visitors will be able to see interpretive displays, view the operation shack and talk to staff about quarrying. Parking at Quarry Park will be free that day. The Stearns County Parks Department acquired the Liberty Derrick in 1996. After painstak- ing restoration work that began in 2005, and thousands of dollars in donations, the derrick was fully restored in 2008. Today the der- rick is operated once a year; how- ever, visitors can view the derrick exhibit anytime Quarry Park is open. A seven-minute video on the "History of the Liberty Derrick, Lifting the Past into the Future" can be viewed on the Stearns County website at co.stearns. ran.us. ii!iiii!ii NOWI 7Daysa Week: Overall,,Ra00ng. :, .................. ::::::?????????:?????::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :.::ii:: i!!!iiiii :::; i! i :::::: i::i:::: Rehabilitation Therapy Adult Day Care , Hospice Care Respite Care Blood Pressure Screening :Occupational, Rehabilitation. iii!i!i!i!ili!!iiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiii!ili!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil i!i)i!ii:iii  i,!i'  i DEADLINE: 2 p.m. Mondays EV-W softball team Section 5A Champs! Next stop: State Tourney By Pat Garry, Staff writer The Eden Valley-Watkins soft- ball team won the Section 5A Championship Thursday, May30, beating Isle, 8-4, behind the strong arm of complete : game-winner: Baylee Lahr. The Eagles soared through the winner's bracket, ousting a good Isle team for the second time, at Whitney Parks in St..Cloqd Eden Valley-Watkins coach DaVe Dziengel is excited for the girlS and is proud of their accomplishments this year. ".W:e won the Section 5A Championship today using a total team efforL Baylee Lahrdid a great job of limit- ing a very good Isle team to 4 runs on 6 hits, She also had 4 strikeouts and 1 walk." Ultimately, the bat- tle was decided on the mound, as Lahr gave up just 1 walk, and the Isle pitcher surrendered 6 walks to the Eagles, along with 5 hit bat- ters. "We look forward to playing another week together at Caswetl Park," Dziengel said. The Eagles advance to the state tournament at Caswell Park in Mankato, Thursday, June 6, and are slated to face a very tough, undefeated New York Mills team. The game will get under way at The 2012 State Softball Champion Eden Valley-Watkins softball team returns to vie for 2013 State Champ status. They face the New York Mills Eagles at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 6, in Mankato. Their second game will be at 3 p.m. that day. Watch for up-to-the-minute results on the Tri-County News' Facebook page. 9 a.m. Eden Valley-Watkins box score: Baylee Lahr, 0 for 3; Jamie Scherer, 0 for 3, 2 RBI; Kaylee Forcier, 0 for 2, 2 runs scored; Holly Schumacher, 2 for 2, 2 runs scored, 2RBI; Brook Stang, 1 for 4, RBI; Mickael Lies- Thielen, I for 1, 2 RBI; Briana Plan- tenberg, 0 for 2; Faith Forcier, 0 for 3, run scored; Mindy Forcier, 0 for 1, 3 runs scored. EV-W softball team tames Huskies, advances to finals By Pat Garry, Staff writer the first 3 innings. "We hit the ball kies game is slated for Thursday, The winner's bracket of the very well today as we collected May 30, 1 p.m. at Whitney Fields Section 5A Softball Tournament llhits, and we were also forfiYnate in St. Cloud. A second game will once again featured the Eden Val- to take advantage of 6 Isle walks immediately follow if needed in ley-Watkins softball team. The and 4 hit batters," Dziengel said. the double elimination schematic. Eagles trounced the Isle Hus- EV-W senior Baylee Lahr was Eden Valley-Watkinsboxscore: kies Tuesday, May 28, 16-,1, in a sharp, and she always seems to Baylee Lahr, 1 for I, run scored, 5-inning affair at St. Cloud's Whit- rise to the occasion this time of 4 RBI; lamie Scherer, 2 for 2, 4 runs ney Parks. Eden Valley-Watkins year. "Baylee Lahr did a great job scored, 2 RBI; Kaylee Forcier, 2 for coach Dave Dziengel is happy to pitching ahead in the count and 3, 3 runs scored, RBI;HollySchum- be in the driver's seat. "We put allowing no earned runs on 5 hits, acher, 1 for 2, 2 runs scored, RBI; ourselves in a great position by striking out 4 and issuing I walk," Brook Stang, 2 for 3, 2 runs scored, winning this game and advanc- said coach Dziengel. The Eagles 4 RBI; Mickael Lies-Thielen, 1 for ing to the Section 5A Champion- advance to the championship 1, run scored; Briana Plantenberg, ship for the second year in a row." game and will again face Isle, who 1 for 3, run scored, 2 RBI; Faith The Eaglesvictorywas never really defeated Osakis in today's sec- Forcier, 1 for 2, run scored; Mindy in doubt, as they posted 11runsin ond game, 7-4. The Eagles/Hus- Forcier, 0for2. Hockey equipment donated The River Lakes Hockey Asso- ciation will be receiving 10 sets of starter hockey equipment as part of the 2013 Gear Up Minne- sotaI starter equipment grant pro- gram. Each set will include every- thing a young player needsexcept skates, stick, and supporter/cup. River Lakes Hockey will utilize this equipment to provide starter hockey equipment to new hockey players. River Lakes Hockey has several clinics, programs, and opportunities for new skaters to give kids the opportunity to try hockey. For more information about River Lakes Stars Hockey, visit our website at www.riverlakes hockey.com. Total Hockey and the Minne- sota Wild Foundation are the sig- nature supporters of Gear Up Minnesota! West Bend Insur- ance, Subway, Shock Doctor and Northwest Design also made sig- nificant contributions to the pro- gram. Because .of this tremen- dous generosity, the 2013 Gear Up Minnesota! equipment grant pro- gram is granting a total of 366 sets of starter equipment for the 2013- 14 season! AgStar grant awarded to EV-W ag program The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giv- ing program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded $30,000 in grants through its AgStar Agri- culture Classroom Equipment Grant Program. The program's mission is to support agricultural education by funding educational experiences for studerits completing course work in agriculture and related fields. AgStar awarded grants to 14 high school agriculture depart- ments in its 69-county service area. "Providing equipment for stu- dents to learn about the ag indus- try is not always in the budget for agriculture departments in rural schools," stated John Monson, Chair of AgStar's Fund Board of Trustees. "Subsidizing equipment and technology needs through this program for rural schools allows, students who are inter- ested in the agricultural field to have new and applied opportuni- ties.This program shows AgStar's commitment to ag education and to the rural and agricultural com- munities where we operate." The 14 Minnesota and Wis- consin schools receiving grants this year include: Albert Lea Area Schools Ag Department, Bloomer School District, Alden-Conger High School Agricultural Edu- cation Department, Eden Valley Watkins School District.463, Cen- tral High School Agricultural Edu- cation Department, Glencoe-Sil- ver Lake FFA, Worthington High School, Stewartville High School Agriculture Department, Barron High School Agriculture Depart- ment, Caledonia FFA/Agricul- ture Department, Rice Lake High School, Ellsworth Community School District, Rushford-Peter- son Schools and the Tri-City United Agriculture Department. Since its inception in 2001, the AgStar Fund has donated more than $4 million to organizations working to improve the future of rural America.