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ns come home from state fair area youth represented at the Minnesota members participated displaying in livestock shows judging. By partici- Fair they had the to: and recognize exem- comtempo- aality. 1 knowledge, udes. for career decision making included Shelley Heather Smart Sr. Team and Sheila Krueger - In team reasons team placed 3rd, placing 9th as an team placed Smart placing 9th as process the Overall the placed 3rd with 3rd place team placed receiving .at the State Fair and Jessica Chase, Crossbred Swine- Commercial Grade ine Blue; Alexis Small Purebred Diekmann, Food Randal Fitzner, Dairy Goat - Red; Electric Red; Creative Arts - JENA HECK of the Beardsley Go-Getters with her Junior Reserve Champion Guernsey Grade Dairy Heifer. Reisdorph, Community Pride- Blue; Merit Award; Jacob Heck, Pets - Red; Kristen Reisd0rph, Exploring the Jenna Heck, Guernsey Grade Dairy Environment Red; Lisa Schmidt, Calf- Blue Reserve Junior Champion; Video - Blue; Meghan Smart, Wildlife Jessica Heck, Brown Swiss Grade Biology- Purple and Demonstration - Dairy Calf- Blue; Kendra Koch, Other Purple; Monica Swenson, Creative Small Purebred Rabbit Blue; Kirstin Arts, Merit Award; Elizabeth Koch, Self-determined Blue; Thompson, Community Pride - Blue Christina Masteller, Food and and Beef Cow/Calf Registered Polled Nutrition Red; Kayla Morrill, Hereford - Blue; James Thompson, Creative Arts - Merit Award; Jeff Small Engines - Blue; and the Toqua Propp, Chickens Red; Becca Troopers, Club Banner- Merit Award. ........ 7" ':+ "_  ...... " ......... 7 ...... IDUALIOVERALt, intermediate division/consumer education judging contest, left to Boersma, Pipestone County, first; Lauren Eberhert, Watonwan County, second; Holly i Stone County, third; Hilary Engel, Watonwan Coun W fourth; and Megan Enger, Lac qui Parle / BIG STONE DECISION MAKING TEAM MEMBERS, left to Hght, are Shelley Haggerty, Kari Morrill and Sheila Krueger. ITO AUTUMN 2 6o RV l S9 Anti- Fz Ortonville, MN (320) 839-3133 Holly Krueger, Meghan Smart, The Annual Meeting of the Farmers Cooperative Elevator of Ortonville, MN will be held at the BASEMENT OF ORTONVILLE'S VFW CLUBROOMS At-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 1998 Refreshments will be served Door Prizes will be awarded Tim Rabe, Secretary I Pheasant prospects good for 1998 The 1998 hunting prospects for and increased observability of pheas- The number of Hungarian par- pheasants, Hungarian partridge and cottontail rabbits look good, accord- ing to results of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources August 1998 roadside wildlife counts. Pheasant hunting prospects are similar to 1995 when Minnesota har- vested almost 400,000 roosters. With the reduced amount of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres, pheas- ants should be concentrated in the remaining cover areas early in the sea- son, and then resort to loafing along fence lines and odd areas after the shooting starts. The best pheasant hunting will be found in the southern three tiers of counties. The number of pheasants seen along the August roadside count routes increased almost 110 percent from 1997 results. The mild winter, ants due to the loss of 70-80 percent of the CRP acres in Minnesota's pheasant range, all contributed to this increase. The counts, even adjusted for the increased observability caused by the loss of cover, indicated percent increase in Minnesota's pheasant pop- ulation from last year. All regions, except the central, showed significant i ncreases. Observers saw an average of 66 pheasants per 100 miles driven, more than double what was observed last year. The highest counts were in the south-central, southwest, and south- east survey areas. Lower numbers were observed in the west-central and east-central areas, but those areas showed the higher proportional increases from last year. Counts in the central survey area (the area just west tridges seen along the August routes also increased significantly from 1997. The index of 18 partridges seen .per 100 miles driven is a 60 percent |ncrease from 1997, and is the highest since 1991. This improvement in the partridge populations means that hunters should have a better chance of flushing a covey or two while pheas- ant hunting, particularly in the south- west and south-central regions. Cottontails observed per 100 miles driven increased 42 percent from 1997. This index indicates that hunters should harvest more than 120,000 cottontails in 1998-99 sea- son. The best areas for cottontails coincide with the pheasant hunting prospects. Jackrabbits still remain at very low levels. The best area for seeing jacks the early dry and warm nesting condi- of the Twin Cities up to Little Falls) is the western third of the state. I It| ,kgemnyl,am n --:-gOOylt tions, particularly in April and May, remained relatively stable. Woogie car show Bellingham will host some real Ortonville Public School beauties in the second annual classic car show Saturday, Sept. 19. Some of the entries are: '55 Pontiac; '40 Chevy Coupe; '67 Ford Mustang Convertible; '37 Chevy Sedan; '51 Chevy Deluxe and many more. The entries come from Richfield to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Registration is 11 a.m. The public is invited to come and view the cars and you can vote for People's Choice Awards and Ladies Choice Awards. The show and shine is from 4-6 p.m. The trophies will be awarded at 7 p.m. It's not too late to register your car. Registration fee is $15 which includes: t-shirt, lunch and dash plaque. For more information call 320- 568-2120. Crafters are welcome to attend as booths will be available and there is a huge rummage sale at the city hall. INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD/FAMILY EDUCATION CLASSES GENERAL INFORMATION: Both parent and child must be enrolled. Sessions for preschoolers, from newborn to 5 years, are scheduled throughout the school year according to need and demand. Sessions are planned to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 1 to 1-1/2 hours each week beginning Oct. 13 and 15. The classes will meet for 10 weeks, and the class limit is 10 children per session. Classes will be held in the Headstart Room. Teachers are Vicki Arndt and Heather Eastman. CURRENT OFFERINGS: SESSION 1 2 & 3 year olds Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 a.m. beginning Oct. 13 SESSION 2 2 & 3 year olds Tuesdays 3:45 -5:15 p.m. begmnmg Oct. 13 SESSION 3 2 & 3 year olds Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 13 SESSION 4 infant & toddler Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Oct. 15 SESSION 5 4 & 5 year olds Thursdays 1:15-2:45 p.m. beginning Oct. 15 SESSION 6 4 & 5 year olds Thursdays 3:45-5:15 p.m. beginning Oct. 15 SESSION 7 4 & 5 year olds Thursdays 6:00-7:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 15 To register for classes, call Ortonville Public School, 839-6181 or call Vicki at 839-243t or Heather at 273-2395. I I II Page3b 15, 1998 ..... INDEPENoENT