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Educator FAIR n f my work lately d the Big Stone thinking The fair I am fined in Webster's by impartiality mg free from favor ,any side and implies One's own feelings, desires so as to balance of I'd like to talk and how we SUMMER REC T-BALL teams finished up their season this past week. Photos were taken as the Beginners' team took to the field Monday, July 5 for a game at Bellingham. Above, Erik Kalberg takes a mighty swing while at side, Tate Messmer winds up to throw. (Photos by Terry Kalberg) conference judging process requires that each individual judging 4-H projects confer with the individual who is exhibiting the project item. The judge discusses the project with the individual, giving the member an opportunity to offer input and gain an understanding of what goes into the judging process. The exhibit is judged 50% upon the members expressed knowledge and 50% upon given project standards. After the judging experience, the 4-H member is awarded a ribbon for their project work. This ribbon is based solely upon the judging experience and is not a comparison between other exhibits. Overall champion ribbons are awarded after all exhibits in a project area have been judged and are based upon a comparison of the other exhibits in a particular project area. The 4-H Youth Development program uses the Danish system of ribbon awards. In this system, the ribbon placings are defined as follows: Green - Participation: This award is given to all exhibits in non- competitive or special categories. White: This exhibit lacked more than one of the essential criteria and the exhibitor could not explain the exhibit during the conference judging. Red: This exhibit lacked one of the essential criteria or the exhibitor could not completely explain the exhibit during the conference judging. Blue: The exhibit excelled in quality and the exhibitor was very knowledgeable about the project. Red, White & Blue Stripe - Cioverbud Award of Merit: This award is given to all top quality exhibits in the non competitive Cloverbud project. particular class. I hope you can plan to stop by the Big Stone County Fair, July 28- August l at the fairgrounds in Clinton to check out the exhibits prepared by the Big Stone County 4-Hers. The members have spent a year preparing for their "fair judging" experience and hope to see you there. Artists needed for Stars in the Park "Stars in the Park" will be held in Central Park again on Saturday, Aug., 21, 1999 from 12 noon until 4 p.m. This event is a perfect time for area artists to show their art and the importance of that art in the community. There will be two large tents to display under or, if you like, you can set up anywhere in the park. Also, this year, there will be Intergenerational story telling, presenting five generations of history from the area. "This is a very exciting, new event that I'm sure everyone will enjoy. A lot of hard work has been put into this event," says local artist Darold Bailey. There will be no charge to participate in this event. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Ortonville Area Chamber of Commerce at 320-839- 3284, or Bailey (Committee director of "Stars in the Park", Big Stone Area Arts Council) at 320-273-2212. Peterson seeks more attention to rural transportation Rep. Doug Peterson Monday pre- sented Lt. Gov. Mae Schunk with a copy of a resolution calling for the attention to the transportation and communications needs of Rural Minnesota during her visit to Appleton for a "town meeting" on Pioneer Public Television. But Peterson said he found a "trou- bling lack of specifics" in Schunk's stated desire to promote rural devel- opment - and challenged the Ventura Administration to start paying more attention to the 80 counties of Greater Minnesota. "This resolution was passed by the board of Swift County GROW and talks about swift County, but I believe this resolution expresses the needs of all of Rural Minnesota as we enter the 21st Century," Peterson of rural Madison, said. "It is an appeal that Rural Minnesota be given the tools we need to keep up - good highways and effective telecommunications. It is an appeal that rural areas not be left behind. That's why I felt it was important to bring it to her attention." Schunk, Peterson and other gov- ernment and business leaders partici- pated in a televised town meeting that focuses on educational technology. The Swift County GROW resolu- tion notes that economic growth in the county will require improvements to Hwys. 12 and 59 as well as telecom- munications services including high- speed data transmission and interact- ing teleconferencing. It calls upon policy makers and communications service providers to "become aware of Swift County's need for improved highway transportation and telecom- munications infrastructure." "That's exactly why I gave this resolution to Lt. Gov. Schunk," Peterson said. "These are the kinds of things I've been advocating with the Right to Be Rural Coalition. Rural Minnesota isn't asking for handouts - just the tools we need to ensure peo- ple economic opportunity." The desire to bring educational technology to rural schools is part of the same issue as bringing good telecommunications to rural business- es, Peterson said. "We have rural schools with declining enrollments and eroding tax bases, but somehow the dollars for these initiatives never make it out of the metro area," he said, noting that the Ventura Administration cut fund- ing for educational technology grants from $23 million in 1998-99 to just $5 million for 2000-2001. "Rural schools and rural commu- nities deserve equal access to these kinds of services, and without the money, nothing happens," Peterson said. "It's a matter of priorities. We had plenty of promises." tim . Business cards . Resumes 1 ' Statements o Copy paper I I ......... ............. ........... Rubber stamps I o Letterheads o Envelopes I Light Purple - Reserve Champion: experience is one Second best of all exhibits within the theme is carried project or particular class. ndgi gdgpr;.ceTl s all Da:ki PUtsrple it ChahPi;r:oBecS O . Auction bills o Stamp Pads SURGERY SPECIALISTS 701 - 8th Avenue NW. Aberdeen, South Dakota 1-800-765-2660 MatthewC. Reynen, M.D. I ' Computer forms . Pens I QI St. Bernard's Hospital In Milbank on "nesday, August 4,1999 I. Laminating . Computer disks ! Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:00 AM. 5:30 PM MN o Adding .machine tape o We d00ng supplies And tc. IN D EPEN00DENT - I " I .......... *2.99 SAUSAGE .................. z.,..J i, II IIIIIII I I I I I II UATER THAT 8P]P..,CI, AI, EVENT FOR YOUI Weddings "Reunlns Buslness Lunchens l Phone: 839-6163 .-- --- --- ---   Ortonville, M N j 1999 INDEPENDENT Page 9 Educator FAIR n f my work lately d the Big Stone thinking The fair I am fined in Webster's by impartiality mg free from favor ,any side and implies One's own feelings, desires so as to balance of I'd like to talk and how we SUMMER REC T-BALL teams finished up their season this past week. Photos were taken as the Beginners' team took to the field Monday, July 5 for a game at Bellingham. Above, Erik Kalberg takes a mighty swing while at side, Tate Messmer winds up to throw. (Photos by Terry Kalberg) conference judging process requires that each individual judging 4-H projects confer with the individual who is exhibiting the project item. The judge discusses the project with the individual, giving the member an opportunity to offer input and gain an understanding of what goes into the judging process. The exhibit is judged 50% upon the members expressed knowledge and 50% upon given project standards. After the judging experience, the 4-H member is awarded a ribbon for their project work. This ribbon is based solely upon the judging experience and is not a comparison between other exhibits. Overall champion ribbons are awarded after all exhibits in a project area have been judged and are based upon a comparison of the other exhibits in a particular project area. The 4-H Youth Development program uses the Danish system of ribbon awards. In this system, the ribbon placings are defined as follows: Green - Participation: This award is given to all exhibits in non- competitive or special categories. White: This exhibit lacked more than one of the essential criteria and the exhibitor could not explain the exhibit during the conference judging. Red: This exhibit lacked one of the essential criteria or the exhibitor could not completely explain the exhibit during the conference judging. Blue: The exhibit excelled in quality and the exhibitor was very knowledgeable about the project. Red, White & Blue Stripe - Cioverbud Award of Merit: This award is given to all top quality exhibits in the non competitive Cloverbud project. particular class. I hope you can plan to stop by the Big Stone County Fair, July 28- August l at the fairgrounds in Clinton to check out the exhibits prepared by the Big Stone County 4-Hers. The members have spent a year preparing for their "fair judging" experience and hope to see you there. Artists needed for Stars in the Park "Stars in the Park" will be held in Central Park again on Saturday, Aug., 21, 1999 from 12 noon until 4 p.m. This event is a perfect time for area artists to show their art and the importance of that art in the community. There will be two large tents to display under or, if you like, you can set up anywhere in the park. Also, this year, there will be Intergenerational story telling, presenting five generations of history from the area. "This is a very exciting, new event that I'm sure everyone will enjoy. A lot of hard work has been put into this event," says local artist Darold Bailey. There will be no charge to participate in this event. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Ortonville Area Chamber of Commerce at 320-839- 3284, or Bailey (Committee director of "Stars in the Park", Big Stone Area Arts Council) at 320-273-2212. Peterson seeks more attention to rural transportation Rep. Doug Peterson Monday pre- sented Lt. Gov. Mae Schunk with a copy of a resolution calling for the attention to the transportation and communications needs of Rural Minnesota during her visit to Appleton for a "town meeting" on Pioneer Public Television. But Peterson said he found a "trou- bling lack of specifics" in Schunk's stated desire to promote rural devel- opment - and challenged the Ventura Administration to start paying more attention to the 80 counties of Greater Minnesota. "This resolution was passed by the board of Swift County GROW and talks about swift County, but I believe this resolution expresses the needs of all of Rural Minnesota as we enter the 21st Century," Peterson of rural Madison, said. "It is an appeal that Rural Minnesota be given the tools we need to keep up - good highways and effective telecommunications. It is an appeal that rural areas not be left behind. That's why I felt it was important to bring it to her attention." Schunk, Peterson and other gov- ernment and business leaders partici- pated in a televised town meeting that focuses on educational technology. The Swift County GROW resolu- tion notes that economic growth in the county will require improvements to Hwys. 12 and 59 as well as telecom- munications services including high- speed data transmission and interact- ing teleconferencing. It calls upon policy makers and communications service providers to "become aware of Swift County's need for improved highway transportation and telecom- munications infrastructure." "That's exactly why I gave this resolution to Lt. Gov. Schunk," Peterson said. "These are the kinds of things I've been advocating with the Right to Be Rural Coalition. Rural Minnesota isn't asking for handouts - just the tools we need to ensure peo- ple economic opportunity." The desire to bring educational technology to rural schools is part of the same issue as bringing good telecommunications to rural business- es, Peterson said. "We have rural schools with declining enrollments and eroding tax bases, but somehow the dollars for these initiatives never make it out of the metro area," he said, noting that the Ventura Administration cut fund- ing for educational technology grants from $23 million in 1998-99 to just $5 million for 2000-2001. "Rural schools and rural commu- nities deserve equal access to these kinds of services, and without the money, nothing happens," Peterson said. "It's a matter of priorities. We had plenty of promises." tim . Business cards . Resumes 1 ' Statements o Copy paper I I ......... ............. ........... Rubber stamps I o Letterheads o Envelopes I Light Purple - Reserve Champion: experience is one Second best of all exhibits within the theme is carried project or particular class. ndgi gdgpr;.ceTl s all Da:ki PUtsrple it ChahPi;r:oBecS O . Auction bills o Stamp Pads SURGERY SPECIALISTS 701 - 8th Avenue NW. Aberdeen, South Dakota 1-800-765-2660 MatthewC. Reynen, M.D. I ' Computer forms . Pens I QI St. Bernard's Hospital In Milbank on "nesday, August 4,1999 I. Laminating . Computer disks ! Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:00 AM. 5:30 PM MN o Adding .machine tape o We d00ng supplies And tc. IN D EPEN00DENT - I " I .......... *2.99 SAUSAGE .................. z.,..J i, II IIIIIII I I I I I II UATER THAT 8P]P..,CI, AI, EVENT FOR YOUI Weddings "Reunlns Buslness Lunchens l Phone: 839-6163 .-- --- --- ---   Ortonville, M N j 1999 INDEPENDENT Page 9