Tricounty News

4-H Camp ‘Science Seekers’ learn and make new friends

 

This year’s 4-H Residential Camp theme was “Science Seekers.” There were 131 youth from 12 counties attending the annual 4-H Camp. Campers had the opportunity to pick one of five track choices. They included: learning about aerospace and rockets, learning about Residential Camp Campers-RGBresearch and planting strawberries, learning about sewing, learning about engineering and catapults, and learning about photography. They also played games, learned songs, and developed new friendships. The 4-H camp was three days and two nights for youth who had completed third-sixth grades and was held at the University of Minnesota – Morris campus. Twenty-three youth in seventh-12th grades were trained to be 4-H camp counselors and provided leadership to the camp.

Read more...

Firearms Safety Classes begin Aug. 11, in Eden Valley

 

The EV Sportsmen Club and Meeker Pheasants Forever are co-sponsoring the DNR firearms safety class in Eden Valley beginning Monday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. in the EV Library at 306 State St. N.
Students must be at least 12 (or turning 12 during this calendar year) before taking the course. The FAS Certificate becomes valid at age 12. The class is open to the first 35 students to enroll on the first night.

Persons 18 or older may take the course work on line, but must take the written test and perform the field test Aug. 21, to obtain their certificate. Talk to Gary if you are interested in that option.

Read more...

Two Meeker County 4-H youth participate in Dan Patch award competition

Since 1966, one member of the Minnesota 4-H horse project has been awarded the Dan Patch Award. This award is based on the individual’ s overall achievement, leadership, and service. The winner receives a plaque bearing a picture of the famous W-Tori-Barkapacer, Dan Patch, who set the world pacing record for the mile of 1:55 Sept. 8, 1906, at the Minnesota State Fair. To apply for this award, youth complete a résumé, portfolio, and all chosen finalists give a presentation. Recipients and finalists will be recognized at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse, which will be held Sept. 12-15, 2014. The Dan Patch award focuses on youth in 10th grade through one year past 12th grade at the start of the contest year. Sixth through ninth-graders compete for Youth Leadership Trips.

Read more...

4-H Fashion Revue July 15

The 2014 Meeker County 4-H Public Fashion Revue will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. This event has been planned by the families of those who will be participating. Thanks to all of you who will be helping out. The theme for this event is “Flash From the Past (’80s theme)”. Please join us for an exciting, fun-filled evening. Fashion Revue judging winners will be awarded following the review.

Read more...

Region officers provided with premier training for year of service ahead

Sixty-four region officers from eight different regions across Minnesota all traveled to Hackensack, Minn., Tuesday, June 10, to attend Providing Officers With EssentialW-FFA-Region-5-Officer-Team-14 Resources, or POWER, leadership training. Officers from Region Five included Sienna Kampsen–New London-Spicer, Sarah Eggert–Hutchinson, Kirsten Barott–Glencoe/Silver Lake, Garrett Moorse–Minneota, Kayla Kutzke–ACGC, Zach Pierson–Glencoe/Silver Lake, James Gathje–Eden Valley-Watkins, Emily Amundson–Dassel Cokato, and Joelle Edwards–Kimball.

Read more...