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Thursday, November 19, 2009 Tri-County News Kimball, MN 'Tis the season ... for college applications The latest edition of the ACT Par- ent Newsletter , is now available online. College-bound high school seniors are - or soon will be -- busy filling out applications, taking the ACT, asking for personal references, and writing essays. Unlike many of their parents, today's college applicants have sev- eral application options, including: early decision, early action, roll- ing admissions, and regular admis- sions. Learn more about these alternatives at . The newsletter also outlines ten traps your student should avoid when applying to college. This sim- ple list will help reduce stress and save time. For parents of younger students, the ACT Parent newsletter provides suggestions and resources for you to help your son or daughter suc- ceed in school. Even if students receive lackluster mid-term grades and reports, they can improve their academic readiness. Parents may read ACT Par- ent online at . To sub- scribe for monthly issues, visit . The newsletter is Valley Victors 4-H Club news also available in Spanish at . About ACT ACT is an independent, not-for- profit organization that provides a broad arrayofassessment, research, information, and program-man- agement solutions in the areas of education and workforce develop- ment. Each year, ACT serves mil- lions of people in high schools, col- leges, professional associations, businesses, and government agen- cies - nationally and internation- ally. Now celebrating its 50th anni- versary, ACT offers a wide variety of solutions that share one guiding purpose - to help people achieve education and workplace success. For more information about ACT, visit . Saint John's Prep hosts Discovery Drao Families interested in There wasn't as much cooking done in the kitchens of Valley Vic- tors members on Monday night. The Valley Victors held their pot- luck parent appreciation meet ing Monday, Nov. 9. A meal was shared and then the business meet- ing was held. The roll call question at approximately 12:30. For the was "VVhat is your favorite Thanks- Upper School (for grade~ giving food?" The most common nine-12), Discovery Day guests are answers were turkey, pumpkin pie invited to spend the entire day in and mashed potatoes. Katherinecl388~, Gathjedidaprojecttalkonherelec- Discovery Day registration is tric project that she took to the fair. Greg Lux did a demonstration on setting a table and folding napkins. Everyone got to practice folding a napkin so they can impress their ing students for the 2010-2011 academic year are encouraged to attend a Discovery Day to learn more about Saint John's Prep. Our next Discovery Day will be held Friday, Dec. 4. Students currently in grades five-ll are welcome to attend classes, meet the teach- ers and students, and experience what it's like to be a part of the Saint John's Prep community. Parents are also invited to attend a morning or afternoon information session. Guest students arrive at 8 a.m. and are matched with a "host" stu- dent for tile day. The Middle Sclloot (for incoming grades six-eight) Discovery Day ends after lunch m0mg. They men dif- ference between a project talk and a demonstration. The club also dis- cussed the Cloverbud Pajama Party, Christmas cookie fundraiser and the upcoming Federation meeting with officer training. The next meet- ing will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in the old Eden Valley Fire Hall. James Gathje, Reporter required and may be made by call- ing Saint John's Prep at (320) 363- 3321 or at . Indi- vidual visit days are also avail- able throughout the year. Students interested in applying for fall of 2010 should contact the Admission Office for an application packet. Founded in 1857, Saint ]ohn's Prep is a Catholic/Benedictine pri- vate day and boarding school, providing students of all faiths in grades six-12, with a college-prepa- ratory curriculum. For more infor- mation, visit , or Timberwolves hold youth coaching clinic in Kimball The Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves Youth Youth Coaching Staff recently held Coaching Staff was the instructor. a basketball clinic at Kimball Ele- By participating in the free clinic, mentaryand Kimball High School. players also received a free ticket A total of 154 boys and girls in to an upcoming Timberwolves grades one-12 participated in the game. The boys' and girls' basket- one-day basketball clinic. Players ball coaching staffs would like to were taught the fundamentals of thank the Kimball Sports Boosters ball handling, dribbling, passing, who helped cover a portion of the andshootingduringthe90-minutecost ofthe clinic. clinic. Coach Steve Brown of the Are your ducks in a rowT Can't even find the row you're in! You need to read the Tri-Coun . News. Find out what's happenmg in your community and "where you fit in your row." If you're not a subscriber, you'll find the Tri-County News at these locations: (320) KIMBALL: Gohmann's Foods Schmidty's Convenience Store ' Knaus Sausage House Tri-County News office SOUTH HAVEN: South Haven Sports WATKINS Stein's Thriftway Foods Jack's Oil 398-5000 www.KimballArea,com Page 7 I I FFA Dairy Foods team advances to state The Kimball FFA Dairy Foods team placed fifth out of 11 teams in the regional competition, earning a trip to compete at the State FFA Convention in April. Team mem- bers include Katlyn Asfeld, Lauren Edwards, Michaela Tagney, and Luke Serbus, all sophmores. In the dairy foods competition, members identify varieties of cheese and off- flavors in milk, test milk quaility, inspect milking equipment, and test their knowledge of dairy mar- keting and production. The FFA Horse-judging team competed Oct. 9, and finished 17th in their contest. Horse-Judging team members include Ty Filzen, Shannon Donnay, Melody Rose, Abby Barman, and Sammi Wright. The Fish and Wildlife team of Alex Meis, Brandon Edwards, Ryan Young, and Mitch Wicker finished llth in the region contest. Other upcoming contests include Ag Sales, Crops, Small Ani- mal, and Speaking Contests. Volunteer. American Heart ~~ Association ~al~balt ~am ~i~faate~ .Swartvit[e 3-0 PRICES! .............. ...... g iChi :, Golf Club,