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Website © 2019. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal. 11 PAGE 9 July 28, 2016 Registration and the first class session for the annual Firearms Safety Hunter Education Course is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in the Eden Valley City Hall meeting room at 171 Cossairt Ave. W. Students must be 12 years of age or older by this calendar year. Any students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign the permission document. The DNR Safety Training course is spon- sored jointly by the Eden Valley Sportsmans Club and Meeker Pheasants Forever. It consists of six two-hour sessions that meet from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, Tuesday, Aug. 16, Thursday, Aug. 18, Monday, Aug. 22, Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the EV Civic Center, and Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Sportsman Club trap shooting range on Hutcheson Ave. E., near ' assport to More than 300 youth learn to lead at 2016 4-H Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Out loud! conference On June 8-11, Meeker County 4-H'ers ]oseph Carlson, Adrienne Lipinski, Abagayle Shoutz, Laura Shoutz, and Sara Shoutz with more than 300 youth from across Minnesota gathered at the 4-H Building on the Minnesota State Fair grounds to participate in the annual 4-H Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Out loud! (YELLO!) youth leadership conference. The event was filled with exciting activities that help youth learn and practice valuable leadership skills that they will use throughout their lives. Using a youth-teaching-youth model, the 4-H YELLO! leader- ship conference is developed and led by 4-H State Ambassadors, Minnesota youth who have been selected to serve as spokespeo- pie for 4-H, and to educate youth and adults about the importance of youth development, leader- ship, citizenship, service, and teamwork. This year's theme was "Passport to Change," and youth explored global citizenship by engaging in workshops and other activities that allow them to break barriers and explore new possibil- ities. The 4-H State Ambassadors also held a jeans drive. The jeans were sorted and donated to Teens for Jeans which gives jeans to homeless youth, Sole Hope which uses jeans to make shoes for chil- dren in Uganda, and scraps were donated for use in insulation projects. "Opportunities like 4-H YELLO! challenge youth to thin k about how they can have a positive impact on their communities by focusing on things they are passionate about," said Jacquie Lonning, Extension 4-H Citizenship & leadership state program director. "Through these experiences, youth have the space to think creatively, collaborate with their peers, and learn skills theywill take back home and apply in their lives and communities." Cassidy Martin, County pro- gram coordinator stated that local youth learned about mission statements and demonstrated a passion for agriculture, inspiring the public access on Vails Lake. Students must attend all the classroom sessions, pass a multi- ple choice test on the topics cov- ered in the five classroom ses- sions, and complete the skills and participation field session at the trap range to earn their self-certification form and num- ber. Instructions on that form will direct students to the DNR website to complete, purchase ($7.50) and download their Firearms Safety Education Certificate. Participants will need to pro- vide their own transportation to and from all the sessions. They will need to provide writing tools to complete the daily assign- ments. Student manuals and all other materials will be provided. Students are not allowed to bring firearms or ammunition to any of the sessions including the field session. There is no charge to take the class. The instructors are vol- unteers, expenses are covered by the DNR and our local sponsors. There is an online option to those who cannot attend the five classroom sessions. Participants must complete the online course and take the online written tests. Online participants will down- load the "Field Day Voucher" on successfully completing the course. The voucher must be pre- sented to the local instructor at the field day at the EV trap range Aug. 25, and participate in that ses- sion. Visit the DNR website/Safety Education for more information. A $25 fee is required for the online course. Contact Gary Duncomb at (320) 453-7465, or Fred Johnson at (320) 453-6428, if you are planning this option, or want additional information on the regular course. My name is Anthony Schettler. I am 14 years old and this is my fifth year involved in 4-H. I think 4-H is great because you get to meet lots of new people and are encouraged to participate in fun activities. This past year, I participated in a rabbit knowledge bowl competi- tion, and I attended BLU (Building Leadership Understanding) in Marshall. We all had a great time. I am planning on showing rabbits, poultry and beef at the Meeker County Fair next week. One of the best things about 4-H is showing your animals and hoping they do well. Anthony Schettler is Valley Victor 4 H'er of the Month. Submitted photo. Emergency Communication Made Easy. available FREE from the Meeker County website ( or Facebook page. Sign up now! 2016 YEILO[ 4-H participants are, Front, left to right Laura Shoutz, Adrienne Lipinski, Joseph Carlson, Abby Shoutz, Sara Shoutz. Subrnittedphoto. others to pursue passions, and being a role model to other young people. To learn more about 4-H in Meeker County, contact 4-H Program Coordinator. Cassidy Martin, at (320) 693-5275, and visit the website, About Extension 4-H: 4-H is a youth development program of the University of Minnesota Extension. Available for youth grades K-1 year after high school, 4-H'ers participate in hands-on learning experiences in STEM, citizenship & leadership, animal science, creative arts and much more. Through this learn-by- doing process, youth obtain essen- tial life skills such as problem solv- ing, decision making, coping and communicating that help them succeed in their school, college, community and career. Research shows that youth who participate in 4-H have better grades and are more emotionally engaged with school, are more than twice as likely to be civically active and contribute to their communities, and are 47-percent less likely to have risky or problem behaviors. Thursday, Friday, Saturday August 4-6 Showflme 7'.30 pzn. Sunday, Angust 7 Matinee 2 p.m. Wednesday, 10-12 Showtbne p.m. aocor n This organization is funded, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Tickets: 320 241-GNTC or