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Botker graduates from U of M ORTONVILLE STUDENTS are shown with their Blue Ribbon metal pr3ject for the Birch Coulee Craftsman Fair held at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School last month. Pictured ill front, from left to right are, Kirsten Erickson, Michael Schake, Hunter Winther and Isaac Adelman. Back row, left to right are, Kelsey Mulder, Ethan Streich, Daniel Sitter, James Sitter and Brandon Karels. Not pictured but also receiving Blue Ribbons were Jerika Eppel, Jacob Hamann, Jamie Gulley, Kori Block, Kaitlyn oyle, Julie Drobny, Tristan Eastman, Haley Kutzke, Spencer Schaefer, Makiah Gores, Jacob Maatz, Colt Scot Idand Abby Ulrich. Extension news Students break for summer while cooks head back to class to tackle childhood obesity, U of M, partners will provide training to help schools prepare nutritious foods University of Minnesota Extension and seven partners are kicking off a new set of training workshops this month for school cooks and menu planners to bring more nutritious, kid- friendly foods into school cafeterias next fall. The collaboration, known as the Great Trays Partnership, is funded by a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and provides training and tools to help schools statewide improve their menus and help kids eat healthier meals. The Great Trays Partnership works to train school staff to prepare foods using more Minnesota-grown foods from the farm - and to help overcome equipment and cost barriers that make it hard for many schools to cook with fresh foods. "Many schools are not equipped to prepare large quantities of local foods and fresh fruits and vegetables," said Stephanie Helm, Extension Farm to School coordinator. "Nearly three- quarters of school food service leaders surveyed said they could provide more local foods if they had better equipment, such as wedgers, food processors and knives." In addition to Extension, Great Trays partners include the Minnesota Departments of Agriculture, Education, Health and Human Services, as well as the Minnesota School Nutrition Association, the Minnesota School Food Buying Group, and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Great Trays efforts are a critical strategy to fight rising childhood obesity rates, which have tripled over the past three decades. Poor nutrition and obesity put children at risk for lifelong struggles with health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. "Obesity rates for children have tripledin the past 30 years, which makes it more important than ever that kids get better nutrition," said Jim Koppel,. Minnesota deputy HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-5:30PM; Sat. 8AM-SPM ORTONVILLE, MN PHONE (320) 839-2653 Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger Pork Chops & Roasts 25 LB. BEEF BUNDLE 20 LB. PORK BUNDLE $79.95 $39.95 Per Lb. DEu TURKEY ................. $3.99 Locally Grown Beef-Per Lb. 1/2 or 1/4 BEEF ............ $2o19 Seasoned- Per Lb. HALF A HOG ..................... 1 PORK SAUSAGE ........... $1.99 Locally Grown Pork-Per Lb.  Per Lb. HAMBURGER PArriES ...... : .................................................. $3.29 commissioner of health. "Great Trays is supporting schools with valuable tools to ensure that school meals are healthy and taste good." The partnership also works to help schools join food-buying cooperatives to make buying nutritious foods more affordable. Great Trays is offering a $200 discount to school districts that participate in the Minnesota School Food Buying Group in 2011-2012. Great Trays held initial workshops last winter and will hold another round this month. The workshops train school cooks and menu planners in food preparation techniques to do more cooking from scratch and use more farm-fresh, Minnesota-grown foods. Trainings will be held in Minnetonka on June 3, Fergus Falls on June 6, Crookston on June 7, Grand Rapids on June 8, Anoka and Owatonna on June 13, Worthington on June 16 and Holdingford on June 23. School nutrition staff representing more than a thousand schools have participated in Great Trays initiatives thus far. These efforts are more important than ever as schools prepare for tougher federal nutrition standards that require lower levels of sodium and saturated fat. "The Great Trays team has been so supportive of our efforts to introduce a wider variety of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables," said Carrie Frank, food and nutrition director for Dover-Eyota Public Schools. Great Trays is making a similar impact in schools across the state. "Our members are excited to make changes to their schools' menus, and students are excited to try the new foods," said Debra LaBounty, president of the Minnesota School Nutrition Association. "We know that school lunch programs play an important role in helping kids learn to eat healthy food." To see examples of school lunch successes across the state and to get more information on Great Trays, please see rays. For more information on health and nutrition resources from University of Minnesota Extension, visit riD0 your part te, help ean up Big Stone Lakel ) EMERGENCY Call Dale at 320-808-1871. CUSTOM BUTCHERING M-W-F mcfln minnesota Classified flduedising network HELe00 FOR SALE BIOTECH COMPANY EXPANSION! 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Grant is a graduate of Ortonville High School and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Grant also spent a year in Africa at Kampala, Uganda participating in U of M research on AIDS at the Infectious Disease Institute located there. Grant is the son of David and Sharon Botker of Clinton. Grandparents include Marilyn and the late Vernon Botker of Clinton, now Northridge Residence and Helen and the late Harry Post of Prinsburg, now of Willmar. Local students graduate from UND The University of North Dakota held its annual spring commencement on Saturday, May 14 in Grand Forks. For general commencement, there were 1,456 eligible degree candidates, approximately 364 graduate and 1,092 undergraduates. In addition, there were 79 law school and 55 medical school candidates, this spring. UND President Robert O. Kelley presided over his third spring commencemerh. The University each year graduates about 2,700 students tn ceremonies in May, August, and December. Among the graduates were: Ortonville-Melissa Chase, Bachelor of Business Administration, College of Business and Public Administration; and Matthew Karels, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Mines. Graceville-Allison Marihart, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, College of Nursing. KEVIN HED of Aberdeen, SD shot his turkey on May 22 near Yankee Town south of Beardsley. The turkey had 10" beard. ORTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR BRIDGET WALSH was the recipient of a $250 American Red Cross scholarship. Her name was drawn from the group of seniors who signed up to donate blood at the OHS blood drive. Her parents are Roger and Lori Cloos and Tom Welsh. Bridget is planning to attend Valley City State University this fall. She is p[cturedabove with Student Council Advisor Laurie Maas. Benefit for teen with Leukemia, set with Milbank's Cancer Walk Sixteen-year-old Sam Grorud of Milbank, SD is fighting leukemia. Sam's medical needs include a bone marrow transplant and a bone marrow match. A benefit will be held on June 10-11, coinciding with the Milbank Area Cancer Walk at Lake Farley Park in Milbank. The purpose of the benefit is not only to help Sam and his family, but to raise awareness and increase the num- ber of bone marrow donor registra- tions in the area. Milbank's annual Cancer Walk will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, June 10 and continue until 6 a.m. Sunday. This year's theme is "It Only Takes a Spark", with a focus on Childhood Cancer. At the benefit, you can participate in traditional cancer walk activities, enjoy the Lake Farley area, join in on Locks of Love or a fresh Head Shave and don a Sam benefit T-Shirt or wristband. Teams walking for Sam are also being drafted. If you are 18-60, you can also join the "Be The Match" bone marrow transplant registry by filling out some simple paperwork and having your cheek swabbed. The cheek swab reg- istration is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Cancer Walk. Once you are part of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Registry, your records will be used to locate a donor match, whether it is Sam, or another leukemia patient needing a bone mar- row transplant. Make it a priority to attend the event. Give the gift of life. If you can- not attend the event but would like to donate financially to the Sam Grorud Benefit Fund you can stop by any Wells Fargo or Wachovia and desig- nate your donation for the Sam Grorud Benefit Fund. Following is a schedule of the Cancer Walk: Inflatables 5-9 p.m., Community Picnic 5-7:30 p.m., Walk begins 6 p.m., Parade of teams 7 p.m., Color Guard, National Anthem, Lap of life, Honorary Chair 8 p.m., Basket Auction 8:30 p.m., Lighting of the way 9:15 p.m., Followed by fire- works, Zumba 10:30 p.m., Minute 2 Win It (round 1) ll:30pm, Minute 2 Win It (round 2) 12:30 a.m., Hypnotist/Comedy 1:30 a.m., Minute 2 Win it (round 3) 3:30 a.m., Minute 2 Win it (final round) 5 a.m. Breakfast and Awards 6 a.m. For more information about Sam, go to Sam Grorud's Caring Bridge Web Site at: mgrorud. For more information about Team Sam or to help at the Benefit, e- mail or call Gina Schiferl schiferl-, phone 605- 359-0277 or Debbie Pulscher at deb= or call 605-864-8484. Farmers Market opens in Clinton Beginning this year, Clinton resi- dents will have the opportunity to buy fresh and locally grown fruit and vegetables close to home. On Tuesday, June 7 a new farmers mar- ket will open on Main Street in Clinton near the Memorial Building. The Clinton Market will run from 3- 6 p.m. each Tuesday throughout the summer. Early in the summer, visitors can expect to find cool-season vegetables such as asparagus, lettuce, radishes, snap peas, spinach and rhubarb. "Later in June and throughout July farmers will have strawberries, rasp- berries, broccoli, beets, zucchini and green beans for sale. August will bring more warm-sea- son vegetables such as cucumbers, sweet corn, peppers, tomatoes and melons. Autumn harvest will show- case baskets of carrots, potatoes, onions, squash, pumpkins and apples. The Clinton Market is part of the Big Stone Lake Farmers Market, which is in its eighth season in Ortonville. The Ortonville Market is held at Lakeside Park on Saturdays from 8-11 a.m. Farmers Markets are a great way for producers to sell directly to the public. 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