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., PAGE 16 " Thursday, December 5, 2013 ......... - EV-W IMPACT group Students ii On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the EV-W IMPACT group created some sweet mustaches and did the freeze dance. We had a groovy mustachio experience! Submitted photo. The Stables open house Dec. 7 Second annualholidayopen are English, Western Pleasure, house The Stables at Greenfield Farm will be hosting their second Annual Holiday Open House from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Everyone is invited to attend and check out the facilities. The Stables at Greenfield Farm is a new equine facility located in the Maple Lake area that specializes in lessons, training and sales. The lesson program includes students from the age of 5 to 65. The disciplines taught and Driving. There will be live demonstrations featuring some of the riders and horses at 2, 3, and 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The Stables is located at 7144 Gowan Ave NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358. For more information, call Dr. Vicki Johanneck at (612) 245-7104, or e-mail Dr Vickilo@Greenfield- Farm.com. You can also check out their page on Facebook, or their website at www.Green field-Farm.com. a weekly dose of hometown news. It's a gift that keeps on giving, week after week, all year long. Use the order form on page 21. Or just give us a call. We can send a gift card in your name. Send a gift subscription to an active military service person on us, FOR FREE! (320) 398-5000 or (320) 453-6397 70 S. Main St. PO Box 220, Kimball MN 55353 www.tricountynews.MN II I I Rockville Youth event Dec. 13 A Holiday party is planned in Rockville for students in grades 5-7, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday Dec. 13. The location is the Rockville Par- ish Center on Broadway Street (downtown Rockville). The cost per student is $9 which includes everything, no other cash is needed. Music is by Sound Storm DI; hosted by Rock-Fest, Local Parish Community Youth Group & Vol- unteers. For more information, call Jan at (320) 253-2917, or Rosie at 253-8878. ..............  .................. www.tricountynews.mn World-changers cont'd from page 27 pounds, and donated every penny to STL. It is said that every dollar earned is a life saved and turned to Jesus through missions. This drove the students to get past unimaginable limits and strain for things they never thought they could do. "God shows up in the last min- ute, and provides more than we think we need," said 14-year-old Emily Lindell of Rockford. Emily, along with her mom Tammy Lin- dell, did a bunch of fundraisers to get their goals. "I sold half of my clothes to second hand stores for money. I also gave up social media and netflix, which, if you know me, is really hard. I sold things on ebay; cleaned cars; babysat kids; sent baked goods to work with my dad for sale; e-mailed and called family; and used the last- ing money fro m my summer job." In total, Emily had been short of her $700 goal at the beginning of the last night of STL. But before the end of the night, people had brought her last-minute dona- tions, pushing her past her goal line. Many students used their money from their paychecks and piggy banks to give what they could to STL. Some had been encouraged by the stories of their friends and had given more than they thought was possible. Chloe Rogge, 14-year-old of Cold Spring. had almost forgot- ten about the time she had left to raise money. However, in the last week of fundraising, she had sold paintings on Facebook to friends and family making her a grand total $260. "I love the idea of being able to save someone from eternal death with every dollar I made. Fm impacting people and that's huge," said Rogge. Though many tried fundrais- ing, not all of it went as planned. Some did not get their goals they had made, and others did not get far with their fundraising as hoped. No matter what the cir- cumstances, these students tried their hardest, and did what they could and changed lives forever. Another HMC student, Andrew Lathe, had the idea of doing what he could. Lathe had listed his car on Craigslist, but did not end up getting to sell. Determined, Lathe asked people from River of Life to pledge money for his goal; in turn Lathe would have to run five miles. "I do not run, so this was a tough thing to do," said Lathe. From the pledges, Lathe raised $300. Along with the run, he and another HMC student had put together a dodgeball tournament and won. The grand prize was $300, making his grand total for STL $60O. Many learned the value in every dollar, especially the ones wasted, knowing that they could have saved a life. Others had seen that hard work pays off, even if a goal isn't met. "God shows up, but it takes work," said Kirby to the youth. Soon they understood exactly what he had said, and put it into practice. Later in the evening, money was still being brought in and donated to STL. Over and over the students had been told that more and more money was coming in. The church itself had donated an extra $9,000 from tithing the Sun- day before. The whopping $22,013.18 made has since then been increasing and will continually as donations are being brought forth. Through all of the sacrificing, these stu- dents have changed the world, and plan on continuing that tra- dition for years to come. If there is still anyone who would like to help STL, they can send donations to (with noted STL): River of Life Church 22881 178th Avenue Cold Spring MN 56320. MAT 14th annual scholarships available The Minnesota Association of college, university, or vocational Current high school Townships is proud to again offer a township scholarship program for high school juniors in the state of Minnesota. Up to four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. The Minnesota Association of Townships is a non-profit cor- poration representing Minne- sota townships while promot- ing an understanding of the her- itage, future and being a voice for its roughly 9,000 officers. It regu- larly conducts research and edu- cational programs designed to foster efficient and economical town governmental services and acts as a liaison between town- ship officers and other local gov- ernment officials to encourage sustained cooperation. The Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program is designed to heighten aware- ness among young people about Minnesota's Grassroots Town- ship government. The program encourages every high school in the state of Minnesota to offer this opportunity for Juniors to partici- pate in this scholarship program. Eligibility All students currently enrolled in the llth grade and attending a Minnesota public, private, or parochial high school or a home study program and who plan to further their education at a school are eligible for this pro- gram. They cannot be the child, stepchild, grandchild or step- grandchild, brother, stepbrother, sister or stepsister of a MAT direc- tor or staff member. Requirements Applicants must complete an application form and submit it along with a written essay dis- cussing this year's topic, which is: The title of the Minnesota Association of Township's 2014 Annual Conference is: "Township Pride - Fostering the Township Community." With that in mind, your essay should answer each of the following questions: Why is it important to you to feel like a part of your community? And, what steps can townships take to develop or foster a feeling of com- munity in today's youth? Essays must be between 450 and 500 words, and must be typed with double spacing. Applicants should not name themselves, their school, their town or city, or their local officials in the essay. See the application for research tips (application can be found on our website www. mntownships.org). Along with the completed application and written essay, students must submit: transcript Letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor All items must be submitted in one envelope and mailed to: Minnesota Association of Town- ships Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 267, St. Michael MN 55376, postmarked by May 1, 2014. Incomplete applications or applications postmarked after May 1, 2014, will not be accepted. Selection Each essay will be judged by an independent panel based upon originality, knowledge of subject matter in relationship to the title, and supporting statements, as well as correct spelling and punc- tuation. The judging will be com- pleted by Oct. 1, 2014, at which time up. to four $1,000 scholar- ships will be awarded. Winners will be notified in writing in mid- October 2014, and will be invited to attend the Minnesota Associa- tion of Townships' annual meet- ing to be held on Nov. 20-22, 2014, in Duluth. Scholarship awards will be paid to the appropriate financial aid office upon receipt of verification of completing their first term at a college, university, or technical school.