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August 0001, Students Youth lrl-t;ountyNews. KimbalJTri-Coun News Kimball, MN != ......  ..... -.'...: i  --- " .......... lnH'lr '' IH' Illllllllllll I Page7 Illllll St. John's Prep students compete at Kimball FFA Envirothon International Competition chapter receives A team of five St. John's Prep students participated in the Inter- national Canon Envirothon from July 23-28, at Mount Allison Uni- versity in Sackville, New Bruns- wick. They competed against 54 of the top teams representing states and provinces of the U.S. and Can- ada. They earned a very resQect- able 17th place. The team is coached by Mary Ellenbecker Johnson, SIP's Envi- ronmental Science and Biology teacher and includes the following Prep students: Claire Arnold, junior, daugh- ter of John and Margaret Arnold of Kimball; Claire Culligan, soph- omore, daughter of Robert and Susan Culffgan of Avon; Made- line Franz, senior, daughter of Nell Franz and lean Didier of Albany; Hannah Friedrich, junior, daugh- ter of William and Michelle Fried- rich of St. Joseph; and Rebecca Hare, senior, daughter of Kathy Neufeld of Albany and Robert Hare of Freeport. The Canon Envirothon is an annual competition for high school students that have won their state or province event. The students must demonstrate their knowledge of environmental sci- ence and natural ,resource man- agement in the areas of forestry, aquatics, wildlife, soil science and a current topic. The current topic this year dealt with the many issues surrounding estuary ecol- ogy. Canon photography awards very generous scholarships and other prizes to the top 15 teams. Possibly even more important is the vast amount of knowledge the students gain in ecological sci- ence during this process and the affect it has on their attitudes and choices throughout their lives. donation " Watkins and Kimball Veterinary Clinics donate to local FFA chapters When local dairy and beef pro- ducers purchase veterinary med- ications from Watkins Veterinary Clinic, a portion of the proceeds from Pfizer Animal Health are returned to the clinic in the form of a donation to our designated FFA chapters, which are Eden V@I- ley/Watkins, and Kimball. On behalf of Watkins and Kimball Veterinary Clinics and Pfizer Ani- mal Health, we appreciate our local farmers purchasing through the clinic rather than national cat- alogs or distributors, and by doing so, have earned $195 checks for each of our area FFA Chapters. Thank you farmers. Dr. Carl Larson Minnesota 4-H teaches leadership Also life skills and caring By Maria Brekke, Minn. 4-H State Ambassador I arrived at the Minnesota State Fair as an ll-year-old feeling over- whelmed and apprehensive. Lug- ging my suitcase in one hand and clutching my pillow in the other, I stared around me at the seem- ingly endless crowds. By the time I dropped off my luggage at the 4-H Building, it was time to head to the barns. As I brought water to my pig, I forced back tears. I hardly knew anyone and I was homesick. Then I heard one of the older girls from my county call my name. When she asked me to come with her to get something to eat, I smiled and joined her. This one person, show- ing she cared, was all it took to brighten my first experience at the fair. Now, I am a 4-H state ambassa- dor, serving as a spokesperson for 4-H. State ambassadors are also part of a "youth teaching youth" model, teaching hundreds of Minnesota youth across the state about leadership, service, diver- sity and teamwork. Through 4-H, I have gained so much. I have learned how to respect opinions and take advice from others through the group judging process. I've learned the importance of perseverance, of never giving up. Directing small group discussions taught me to lead, and built my confidence. Every speech or demonstration was an opportunity to further my communication skills. Whatever young people care about, there is a place for every one of them in 4-H. As a 4-H state ambassador, I invite you to come to the 4-H Building during the 2011 Minne- sota State Fair, Aug. 25, through Sept. 5. You'll see more than 6,000 youth exhibitors from all 87 coun- ties in Minnesota. You'll find more than 3,000 exhibits in the 4-H Building, covering more than 60 project areas, as well as a free musical "Arts-In" performance on the stage. You'll see almost 3,000 animals shown by livestock proj- ect participants. Of all the things I do as a 4-H ambassador at the State Fair, the thing that has brought me the most satisfaction is talking to the youngest 4-H exhibitors. I sit with different kids at every meal, seek- ing out those who look lost or are sitting alone. It is my turn to be that one person who shows she cares. The most important thing 4-H has taught me is the difference one person can make by caring at all. To learn more about 4-H and what's happening at the Min- nesota State Fair, go to www. Served every Wednesday, 5-7:30 p.m. Dance with Just For KixZ Changing Lives One Dancer at aqqme. Welcome to Just For I(Jx, an eslablished youth dance program olfering proven technical baining, a focus on teamwork and a respecllul and friendly experience. We ixovide a slrong balance of fun and technique in our classes! Register onT 3 yrs - 12111 Grade Fun,0rganed & Economk September 14th * 4:30-6:30pm * Consemtive Costume & John Clark FJemenlz Cafeteria Music Great for Self Esteem Classes Begin September 151h & 19th at John Clark Bementa in Rockville Q Respectful, Fnendly & Fair CLASS AGE/GRADE DAY 11ME .tiny Kix 3 yr - 5 yr Thurs 6:00 - 6:30 pm Pre Petites 4 yr- K Mort 5:00 - 5:45 pm Wee Petites K-lst Thurs 6:30- 7:15 prn Wee Kix 2nd - 3tO Thtxs 5:00 - 6:00 pm Wee Kix I st - 3rd Mort 5.'45 - 6:45 pm Mini Kx 4th - 6th Thurs 7:15 - 8:15 pm MiOdle Kix/Jazz 5th - 7th Mort 6.'45 - 8:15 prn Senior Kix 7 - 12th "l'hurs 8:15 - 9:15 pm Hip Hop/Jr. Hip Hop 6th - 12th Mort 8:15- 9:00 pm Learn More by Contacting Amy Gunderson * (320) 266-0515 f t" The 2011 Tri-County Resource Guide is available online at www.tricountynews.MN Kimball senior Dinin00 Menu Aug. 22-26 Monday-Euchre: Swiss steak, parslied potatoes, beets, wheat bread, peaches. Tuesday-Euchre: Sausage egg bake, orange juice, tri-tator patty, fruit cup. Wednesday: Pork roast, red- skinned potatoes w/gravy, steamed cabbage, wheat bread, fruit cocktail. Thursday: Hearty stew, French bread, seven-layer salad, cereal bar. Friday-Bingo: Meatloaf, scal- loped potatoes, peas, wheat bread, pudding. 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. Suggested contribution for per- sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.50, or what you can afford. Guests under 60 pay $7. REMINDER: When there is a choice of entree on the menu, you will receive the first one listed UNLESS you notify us. The cof- fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211, ext. 13, between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gift .dining booklets are available at the Senior Dining Site and the State Bank of Kimball. Partially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota Coun- cil of Aging as part of the Older Americans Act and administered by Catholic Charities of the Dio- cese of St. Cloud. ' Children: ! Ballroom HWY 55, KIMBALL ?.0-808-3  , Garage l,l,f Tim Ellis, Owner North of ,'tcha from Tbaila, 16 )s. Enjoys dancing, playing the piano and swimming. Nitcha looks forward to cooking with her American host 'family., Host an Exchange Student Today ! (for 3, 5 or 10 months) Make a lifelong friend from abroad. Enrich your family with another culture. Now you can host a high school exchange student-(girl or boy) from France, Germany, Scandinavia, Spain, Australia, Japan, Brazil, I(aly or other countries. Single parents, as well as couples with or without children, may host. Contact us for more information or to select your student today. Daniel from Denmakk, 17 ). Loves skiing, playing soccer and vtaiclfing ,aerican movies. Daniel hopes to learn to play football and live as a real American. and or email us at Founded in 1976 ASSE International Student Exchange Program is a Public Benefit, Non-Profit Organization. Richard at (320) 250-4867 Amy at (800) 736-1760