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~-C~ ,%. ~') -t- i Sll b . ,.,.,,-, 1.00 m D m ISSUE NUMBER 39 PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013 m ......., Annual carnival brings in and the for bunny kids Photos: Larry Biri Above: This bunny in training, Sophia Kittelson, age 3, found it more fun to throw the Easter eggs than collect them at the Sunshine Kids Center's Easter Carnival and Egg Hunt at the Park River High School gymnasium Saturday. Left: Ruth Thompson, age 3, gives the Easter Bunny a little touch on the nose at the Easter Carnival. Ruth is the daughter of Jenn and Chris Thompson. More photos from the event on page 10. BISMARCK, N.D. --Ann Berg, deputy auditor for the City of Park River, received the Vi- sionary Award at the Municipal Government Academy awards ceremony during the North Dakota League of Cities' tenth annual workshop held March 19-21 in Bismarck. "It takes real effort to achieve this honor," said Nicole Peske, education director for the North Dakota League of Cities. "Their city should be very proud of them and will definitely see the benefits of having an individual so committed to the future of the community." The Municipal Government Academy's Leadership Training Program recognizes city lead- ers for their dedication, time and commitment in making their communities better places to live. Award winners receive credits in the Leadership Train- ing Program (LTP) by attend- ing conferences and training events sponsored by the North Dakota League of Cities. It takes real effort to achieve this honor. " Sixteen LTP participants were recognized for achieving the first level or Innovator" award (30 hours of training), twelve city leaders achieved the "Vi- sionary" award (60 hours of training), thirteen individuals achieved the "Leader" award (100 hours of training) and three person reached the "110%" award that requires 200 hours of training. The North Dakota League of Cities provides service, advo- cacy, leadership, education and support for North Dakota's 357 incorporated cities. The Lead- ership Training Program is the cornerstone of the League's commitment to providing city officials with the tools they need to govem effectively. FARGO, N.D. --Four North Dakota youth have been se- lected as delegates to the Na- tional 4-H Conference in Chevy Chase, Md., on April 6-11. The four are Tyrza Hoines of Morton County, Casondra Rutschke of Emmons County, Andrew Temquist of Walsh County and Taylor Zimprich of Griggs County. LuAnn Stromme, a member of the North Dakota 4-H Foundation board and 4-H volunteer, will accompany the youth. The conference will provide the delegates with opportunities to engage in personal develop- ment experiences that increase their knowledge, resources and skills. They'll also be able to join 4-H'ers nationwide in pro- viding a voice on issues affect- ing youth and communities. In addition, the conference will empower and mobilize 4-H youth to create positive social change in their communities in a meaningful and genuine way. During the conference, 4-H youth will be able to: Participate in roundtable dis- cussions and provide the youth perspective to 4-H's federal partner agencies Go sightseeing in nearby Washington, D.C. Meet with North Dakota's congressional delegation Youth earn their selection as conference delegates through their 4-H leadership efforts. All four North Dakota dele- gates are or have been an officer in their 4-H club. The four also have been involved in a number of 4-H programs and activities. "I really like showing cattle we raise on our farm, livestock judging and agronomy," says Temquist, a senior at Fordville- Lankin High School. Hoines is a junior at Century High School in Bismarck. She has participated in Communi- cations Arts, Buy and Show, Farmer supports Walsh 4-Hers PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Walsh County 4-H will now be able to better serve the community, thanks to the sup- port of local farmer, Brandon Larson, and America's Farm- ers Grow Communities. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides farm- ers in eligible counties the Zeeland High School, is a 4-H ambassador, junior leader and Project Expo and Consumer Choices, and was a member of president of her 4-H club. Zim- prich, a sophomore at Griggs County Central High School, has held several offices in her 4- H club and attended the Exten- sion Youth Conference. The delegates look forward to attending the National 4-H Conference. "I've enjoyed attending 4-H Citizenship in Action and inter- her county's Consumer Choices team that took third place in na- tional competition in 2012. "The best part of my 4-H ca- reer by far was when I was cho- sen to be a North Dakota state 4-H ambassador at Extension Youth Conference in 2012," she says. Rutschke, a sophomore at chance to win a $2,500 dona- tion for a local nonprofit or- ganization of their choice. Larson selected Walsh County 4-H to receive the donation. Walsh County 4-H plans to use the $2,500 to provide further youth development 4-H Donation acting with our state legislators, so I'm really excited to see our federal government at work and having a chance for our youth to be heard," Zimprich says. "I would like to thank 4-H for giving me the amazing op- portunity to go to Washington, D.C.," Rutschke says. The North Dakota 4-H Foun- dation provides the financial support for the delegates to at- tend the conference. 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