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4-H awards program held Sunday Big Stone County 4-H members and leaders kicked off National 4-H Week with the Annual Achievement Night on Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998. The program of awards and honors recog- nizes youth and leaders who have done an outstanding job during the year. The "Friend of 4-H Award" was presented to Mark Chase; Sarah Krueger; and Tracy Kellen; Adult Advisors & Volunteers. "This is 4-H's way of saying 'thank you' for all their time and energy spent supporting the 4-H program in Big Stone County," states Carrie Olson, Big Stone County Extension Educator. The Top Club for increase in mem- bership and completion of the year by new members is awarded the Club Membership trophy sponsored by the Ortonville Jaycees. This year's recipi- ent was the Clever Clovers. Top Club awards were presented to the Clever Clovers, the Lakers, and the Toqua Troopers 4-H clubs. The top club awards are based on overall club project activity, promotion and membership, and community service participation. Receiving the "I Dare You Award" were Amy Farwell and Kristin Weber. The award is presented by the Danforth Foundation and the 4-H Federation as a challenge to grow in their leadership service. Key Awards sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Ortonville, were presented to Christina Kleindl, and Becca Reisdorph. The Key Award is presented in recognition of the youth's contributions to his club and the community, and encourages youth to grow as an outstanding citizen. Graduation Certificates and Gifts were presented to Eric Kliendl, Brian Krueger, and Anna Schumacher. Receiving certificates for serving as Ambassadors were Eric Kleindl, Brian Krueger, and Anna Schumacher. The Past President Award was pre- sented to Anna Schumacher for her service as president of the Big Stone County 4-H Federation this past year. The Top Reporter Award was pre- sented to Jenna Heck of the Beardsley Go Getters 4-H Club. The award is sponsored by the Ortonville Independent. The Top Secretary Awards were given to Alexis Danielson of the Clever Clovers; Katie Farwell, Toqua Troopers; and Kayla Morrill, Beardsley Go-Getters 4-H Club. The Outstanding Animal Science Project Member Award given by Pleasant Valley Farms of Ortonville was presented to Kirstin Koch of the H Club, with the Outstanding Personal Growth & Development Project Award. The Outstanding Natural Resources/Sports Project Award was presented to Jacob Heck of the Beardsley Go-Getters, by Greg Kleindi, of the Toqua Sportsman's Club. The Big Stone County Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors The Top Conservation Project Member trophy. This year's recipient was Meghan Smart of the Beardsley Go-Getters. The Top Conservation Club trophy also sponsored by the Big Stone County Soil and Water Conservation District was presented to the Toqua Troopers 4-H Club. Gordon Lindquist represented the Big Stone County Soil and Water Conservation District and presented both Conservation Trophies. Seven first year Youth Leaders were recognized including: Lisa Farwell, Scott Fitzner, Kendra Koch, Sheila Krueger, Christina Masteller, Kayla Morrill, and Lindsey Thomson. Thirteen f'wst year members, 10 third year members, 8 fifth year mem- bers, and 3 ten year members were recognized. Adult leaders are vital to the suc- cess of the 4-H Program. Award of the Silver Clover for five years of leader- ship were given to Peggy Heck of Beardsley, Alan Karksy, of Clinton; Robin Johnson, of Correll; Krista Novak, and Jim Schmiechel, both of Odessa; and Barb Maas of Ortonville. Cynthia Smart of Beardsley and Luann Kleindl of Graceville received the Gold Clover for ten years of lead- ership. Recipient of the Diamond Clover for twenty, years of leadership was Janet Hipple'of Ortonville. First year leadership certificates were given to Helen and John McAlister, and Kent Morrill, all of Clinton; Doug Diekmann, Theresa Diekmann, Cindy Schliewe, and Dale Schliewe, all of Graceville; and Aaron Knutson, Michelle Knutson, Kathy Nelson, Todd Nelson, Dean Strege, and Mona Strege, all of Ortonville. Dale Fitzner, representing the Big Stone County Fairboard, presented the County Herdsmanship Award to the Clever Clovers 4-H Club. Regional Project Bowl Contests certificates were sponsored by the Minnesota 4-H Federation. Dairy Team members were: Jacob Heck, Jessica Heck, Jared Heck, Jodell McAlister. This team was coached by Bruce Wagner. Dairy Goat Judging Team mem- Clever Clovers4-HClub. bers were: Randy Fitzner, Scott The Expressive & Communication Fitzner, and Jenna Heek. Kon Arts a!d., L Sponsored by Art,&/ Fitzner coached this team. , '; ' +'- tlmm, the Horse Project awarded to Shelley Haggerty of the Bowl Team were: Amber Bailey, Odessa Jolly Workers 4-H Club. The Outstanding Family Consumer Science Project Member Award, sponsored by Art and Marian Anderson of Faribault, was presented Heather Smart of the Beardsley Go- Getters 4-H Club. The Outstanding Clothing Project Member Award, sponsored by the Yardstick of Ortonville, was presented to Anna Schumacher of the Lakers. The Community Action Center, Clinton, represented by Karen Fitzner, sponsored the Outstanding Food & Nutrition Project Member Award. This year's recipient was Sarah Diekmann of the Beardsley Go- Getters. The Extension Home Council sponsored the Outstanding Home Environment Project Member Award which was presented by Reva Schumacher to Shelley Haggerty of the Odessa Jolly Workers 4-H Club. The Big Stone County Horticulture Society sponsors the Outstanding 4-H Horticulture Project Member Award. This year the award was presented to Anna Schumacher, Lakers 4-H Club. The Outstanding Mechanical Sciences Project Member Award, sponsored by Big Stone Cellular of Ortonville, was presented to Heather Smart of the Beardsley Go-Getters. Eldon Knutson, representing Agralite Cooperative of Benson who sponsors the Outstanding Electric Project Member trophy, presented this award to Heather Smart, Beardsley Go-Getters. Luann Kleindl, representing the Graceville Women of Today, present- ed Becca Reisdorph, of the Lakers 4- Alexis Danielson, Keith Haggerty, Kirstin Koch, Kendra Koch, and Kristin Weber. Coaches were Robin Danielson and Dawn Koch. Demonstration Day Certificates sponsored by the Big Stone County 4- H Federation were presented to: Emily Haggerty, Shelley Haggerty, Trevor Karsky, Meghan Smart; Rudy Smart, and Anna Schumacher. Receiving certificates for partici- pation at Food Revue Day were: Sarah Diekmann, Emily Haggerty, Shelley Haggerty, and Sheila Krueger. Mrs. Gerry Diekmann and Mrs. lone Gibson served as Co-Coordinators of Demonstation Day and Food Revue Day. Consumer Decision Making Contest certificates sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair were awarded to Holly Krueger, and Sheila Krueger for participation on the Jr. Team. Sr Team members were: Shelley Haggerty, Kari Morrill, Heather Smart, and Meghan Smart. Ione Gibson and Elaine I-Iaggerty were the coaches for both teams. The Minnesota State Horse Show sponsored certificates for participants in the Horse Hippology Contest. Intermediate team members were: Jessica Chase, Alexis Danielson and Kendra Koch. Senior team members included: Amber Bailey, Kirstin Koch, Elizabeth Thompson, and Kristin Weber. These teams were coached by Robin Danielson, Tracy Kellen, and Dawn Koch. The Minnesota State Horse Show also sponsored certificates to partici- pants of the Horse Judging Contest. Senior team members were: Sam Chase, D.J. Haggerty, Elizabeth Thompson, and James Thompson. Keith Haggerty participated as an Individual. Tracy Kellen served as coach for these 4-Hers. Cash awards and gifts were given by Farm Credit Services of Morris for the top two records. First place was received by Anna Schumacher and second to Heather Smart. In addition top record certificates were given to Sarah Diekmann, Kendra Koch, Kirstin Koch, Meghan Smart, Rudy Smart, and Sabrina Strege. Members receiving awards from the National 4-H Awards Program were: Cat by the 4-H Federation to Anna Schumacher; Clothing and Textiles by Coats & Clark, Inc.; Husquarna Sewing Machine Co., Inc.; and Singer Sewing TUBBS SOFT WATER Drinking: Water Systems Iron Removal Systems Salt Delivery Phone 289-1999 Company to Shelley Haggerty, Christina Kleindl, Anna Schumacher, and Heather Smart; Consumer Education by Nabisco Biscuit Company to Shelley Haggerty; Creative Arts by the 4-H Federation to Shelley Haggerty, Anna Schumacher, and Heather Smart; Dairy Goat by the 4-H Federation to Anna Schumacher; Dog by the Purina Dog Foods Group, Ralston Purina Company to Becca Residorph; Electric by the 4-H Federation to Heather Smart; Gardening & Horticulture by Chevron Chemical Company to Shelley Haggerty, Anna Schumacher, and Heather Smart; Geology by the 4-H Federation to Heather Smart; Health & Safety by the French Foundation for Alzheimer Research to Anna Schumacher; Home Environment by Beatrice Company, Inc. to Anna Schumacher, and Heather Smart; Photography. by the 4-H Federation to Heather Smart; Self-Determined by the 4-H Federation to Heather Smart; Shop by the 4-H Federation to Anna Schumacher; Shooting Sports by the 4-H Federation to Heather Smart; Swine by the Pfizer US Animal Health Operations & National Pork Producers Council to Anna Schumacher; Veterinary Science by the Pitman- Moore, Inc. to Anna Schumacher; Youth Leadership by the 4-H Federation to Shelley Haggerty, and Heather Smart . Outstanding Project Certificates were awarded by the 4-H Federation to youth in selected project areas in as -To]lows: ........... Achievement- Sarah Diekmann, and Sabrina Strege; Beef- Sheila Krueger; Cloverbud - Colter Combellick, Kasey Diekmann, Emily Farwell, Andrew Karsky, Ben Johnson, Daniel Kleindl, Abigall Knutson, Seth Maas, Kobie Morrill, Michael Roe, David Thomson, and Jeffrey Watson: Creative Arts - Sheila Krueger Dairy - Sabrina Strege Exploring the Environment- Kristen Reisdorph; Foods - Sarah Diekmann; Horse- Kendra Koch; Rabbits- Kendra Koch; Shooting Sports - Rudy Smart; VidkLisa Schmidt; Wildlif/Bjology- Rudy Smart. Project Ceh'tficates to members showing growth and achievement in their selected projects in the 7th-9th grade group included: Achievement- Kirstin Koch, and Meghan Smart; Clothing & Textiles - Meghan Smart; Dairy Goat- Jenna Heck; Horse- Kirstin Koch; Wildlife/Biology- Meghan Smart. Project Advancement Certificates sponsored by the 4-H Federation were awarded to: Melissa Chase, Horse Achievement, Level 1 - Achiever; and Sam Chase, Horse Achievement, Level 1 - Achiever; Randy Fitzner, Horse Achievement, Level 3 Achiever; Scott Fitzner, Horse Achievement, Level 3 Achiever; and Kendra Koch, Horse Achievement, Level 3 - Achiever; Jessica Chase, Horse Achievement, Level 4 Achiever; Kirstin Koch, Horse Achievement, Level 4 - Achiever; and Kristin Weber, Horse Achievement, Level 4 - Achiever; Jessica Chase, Horse Training - Preparatory Step; Melissa Chase, Horse Training Preparatory Step; Randy Fitzner, Horse Training- Preparatory Step; Scott Fitzner, Horse Training Preparatory Step; Kendra Koch, Horse Training - Preparatory Step; and Kristin Weber, Horse Training - Preparatory Step; Jessica Chase, Horse Training - Step 1 - Trainer; Melissa Chase, Horse Training - Step 1 - Trainer; Alexis Danielson, Horse Training - Step 1 - Trainer; Randy Fitzner, Horse Training - Step 1 - Trainer; Scott Fitzner, Horse Training Step 1 - Trainer; Kendra Koch, Horse Training - Step 1 - Trainer; Kristin Weber, Horse Training - Step 1 Trainer; Kristin Weber, Horse Training - Step 2 - Trainer; Scott Fitzner, Horse Training Step 3 - Trainer; Jessica Chase, Horse Training - Step 4 - Trainer; and Kirstin Koch, Horse Training - Step 4 - Trainer; Kendra Koch, Rabbit - Step 2 - Jr. Rabbit Raiser; and Kirstin Koch, Rabbit- Step 2 - Jr. Rabbit Raiser. Other outgoing 4-H Federation Officers for 1997-98 were: Christina Kleindl Vice President; Heather Smart - Secretary; Kirstin and Dawn Koch - Co Treasurers; Meghan Smart Reporter/Parliamentarian; Holly Krueger- Activity Leader; Sam Chase - Fairboard Representative; and Adult Leaders (1996-98). Tracy Keilen, Dawn Koch, anr'Jeai'eger." An Installation Ceremony for the 1998-99 Federation Officers was held during the Awards Program. Installed as officers for 1998-99 were: President - Christina Kleindl; Vice President- Kari Morrill; Secretary- ATTENTION HUNTERS! We want hunting photos for the newspaper! Either drop off a picture of your bird or deer at the Independent office or call us at 839-6163 and we', Come tidce a picture. TO VOTERS OF BIG STONE COUNTY It is good to see that there are a number of highly qualified candi- dates vying for several county elective positions. These positions are important ones because, in one way or another, county government will provide services to its citizens from birth to death. County gov- ernment has been referred to as the administrative arm of state gov- errmaent. A large portion of state legislative statutes and mandates are assigned to the counties for administration, execution and erfforcement. The first stop for much of the administrative informa- tion and directives coming from the state is the county auditor's office. The county auditor job has to do with not only keeping the coun- ty's fiscal house in order, which has been done very effectively dur- ing the present auditor's tenure, but also the auditor serves as clerk to the county board of commissioners. With this comes a long list of duties which have been added to the auditor's job description over the years. The county auditor, then, needs to have top notch admin- istrative and management skills, in addition to accounting ability to perform well. Auditor Pattison has proved her ability to administer the auditor's office because Big Stone County has consistently met the require- ments and standards of the state audit team with highest ratings. With our years of experience on the county board and working with Auditor Pattison, we can say with complete confidence that with Auditor Pattison's accounting, administrative and managerial skills, together with her knowledge of the job and years of experience in it, she should be re-elected as Big Stone County Auditor. Arlen LaCombe Elwood Throndrud This ad inserted and paid for by t.aCombe and Throndrud m the candidate's behait, RR 2, Box 173, Ortonville, MN 56278 and 749 Highland Hwy., Ortonvflle, MN 56278. Page 10 00iNDEPENDENT Kristin Weber; Co-Treasurers Kirstin and Dawn Koch; Reporter/ Parliamentarian - Sheila Krueger; Activity Leader - James Thompson; Fairboard Youth Representative - Sam Chase; Adult Leaders (1997-99) - Mark Chase, Robin Danielson, and Sarah Krueger; and (1998-2000) - Jeanne Krueger, Dawn Koch, Kent Morrill. Kvols on award winning team Parents Forever, an educational program being used in nearly all Minnesota counties to help divorcing parents put their children's adjustment at the forefront. has received the University of Minnesota Extension service's team award. The Parents Forever design team includes Jean Kvols, Extension Educator, Big Stone and Lac qui Parle Counties. The award was presented Oct. 6 by Katherine Fennelly, Extension dean and director, at the group's annual staff development conference in Duluth. The Parents Forever team includes 39 University staff people, making it one of the largest multi-disciplinary teams that the Extension Service has ever assembled. Parents Forever is the most comprehensive educational effort that Extension has ever taken on, according to Fennelly. Parents Forever curriculum educates divorcing parents on ways to minimize the negative effects that the divorce will have on their children. It stresses creating a positive, cooperative environment n which parents are able to put aside, their differences as they work to help their children adjust to the new family structure. Parents Forever is being used in 61 of Minnesota's 87 counties. Since parenting education was court mandated for divorcing parents last January, it is believed that more than 1,000 people have participated in Parents Forever classes. Strong on prayer for prisoners Jim Strong was when Ortonville's Oct. 6. He spoke on his the Residents ministry program prisoners in two South one Minnesota prison. He stated that population in South grown from 300 in 1976 1998 at a cost of ', each prisoner. "The biggest pr( prisoner's attitude - themselves so they don'l we must get rid of that He said that satan very powerful which is prevalence of Santanism prison population. The prisoners is 26 and sine them are 55 or older that there are many who are Eighty percent of them broken homes and 80 unemployables for Jim said that most of t aware of the power of urged people to pray are being held in our cited several cases experienced a their lives as a r program. The club meeung home of Darlene members answering roll on women of accomp American history. conducted the business next meeting will be at Peggy Dunston on Nov. p.m. The election of a vi will be held and plans for the Christmas party. Roll call will be to jewelry since October is month. Members are items for the food Barnhardt will be in program. Peggy Dunston N, and Shirley Voeltz and breads at Northridg Oct. 22. Darlene Mueller, Janet Rolfes Voeltz will provide For Warming Your House and Body Cheek Out the OCTOBER SPECIALS from F m Weather Stlfllpplng tl Don't forget to feed the birdsl 20 LB. BAG " 20 LB. BAG Birders $059 Wild Bird $j39 Czcr j Choice ...... (;3 Feed .......... IJ Hmce=r,,mu, Orteavlile,  r,I/8  3204J39-SiS3 BOATS & will be put into storage SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 - 11 Big Stone County Fairgrounds - CLINTON, MN PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN THE DAY FROM THE PAST FEW Boats 15 ft. & under - $40.00; Boats 16 ft. & over - $50.00 Campers or Coaches 25 ft. & under - $60; Campers c Any questions call Elaine Guslafaon at No cars will be stored at the fairgrounds this year since the floor in t i building is in need of repair. When stonng stay with your unit until it has been stored. No unit will be stored being made that day. Storage is for six months. 4 SIZES OF STORAGE 5'x10' -10'xl0' -10'x20' R/chard and Nancy Annett, Owners Phone (320) 839-2469 or (605) HIGHWAY 7S NORTH ORTONVILLE, TuesdaY, Oct. 13,