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Phos: Submitted Top: Store Manager, Cindy Vargason accepts RDFC Grant on behalf of City of Edinburg and Market on Main. Bottom: Jessica Kumpula, Sunshine Kids Center Director, accepts RDFC Grant. Page 2 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS - WEDNESDAY, MAY I3, 2020 Photo: Submitted Above: Chloe Gemmill and Ella IGIlelson collected 200 rectangles for Warm Up America and more than 100 other items for local distribution. category, which is a team event that recognizes chapters that develop and irnplement an m- eBth service project that makes a worthwhile Pon- tn noon [0 rammes, scnoors, and commumtres. Students must use Family and Consumer Sciences content and skills to address and take action on a community need. They collected knitted and crocheted items fiom students and community members —- scarves, hats, and more for local distribution and 7’ by 9’ squares for Warm Up America! Warm Up America! is a national nonprofit that since 1992 has provided hand-knitted and cro- cheted blankets, clothing, and accessories made by volunteers across the country and donated to people in need. Ella and Chloe presented their project at the District FCCLA STAR competition in Devils Lake on Feb. 19. The project earned first place at dis- tricts and qualified for the state competition scheduled for April 20. Ella said that they were about halfway to their collection goal at that point. They still had items being shipped in from Arizona. Chloe said that they got a lot of good feedback fiom the judges and were ready with an improved presentation for the state competition. That was until the impact of COVID—l9 reached North Dakota. School was put on hold in mid-March. It was decided that rather than hosting a state competi- tion, those with scores high enough would move on to, the national event in Washington, DC. on July 7-9. They never got the chance to re-present their project and hit that number. Last‘week the girls learned that even that event was being con- verted to a virtual one. This is not how they expected their project to go. This is not how they expected their year to go. When asked how the distance learning expe- riencehasbeentlreyboth indicatedthatithasbeen weird, but fine. Q Are you due for your annual mammogram? Valley-Edinburg Family and Consumer Sci- ence teacher and FCCLA Chapter Adviser Lori Fingarson said that she was most looking forward to taking her FCCLA students to state as 12 of those 18 chapter members are seniors this year. Chloe and Ella will be returning to FCCLAnext year. They are undecided if they will compete again, but they look forward to giving guidance to next year’s members. “If there is a project that sticks out to me, I will probably do one,” Chloe said. “Me, too,” Ella echoed. ' Chloe said that she learned a lot about net- working with her peers at the FCCLA events and she really enjoyed getting to meet with the oth- er age groups and teach them something. At one point Ella went home to teach herself how to adapt to teach those knitters and crocheters who were left-handed. “It was not easy,” she said. They went over to the Valley—Edinburg junior high twice to teach knitting and crocheting. “They did really well when they were over there, too,” Lori said. “They divided each group into half — the ones who wanted to knit and the ones who wanted to crochet. So they incorporated choice into their teaching. And we brought over other chapter members to help teach. The students really received it well, I think.” Shenoted that there were some parents com- menting about how impressed they were that the girls were able to teach their student a new skill. Tori noted that the project had wonderfiil com- munity support in a variety of ways, She added that 3 Red Hens in St. Thomas pOSte’d abont‘it on their business page on Facebook, which helped to extend their reach as well. They may not have achieved their competition goals, but they did bring in 200 rectangles for Warm Up America! and more than 100 other items for local distribution. They plan to contact the local shelters later on in the year to distribute the hats and scarves that were completed As for Warm Up America!, those items also will have to wait. Because of COVID—19, the Texas offices of Warm Up America! are closed. Lori said that the girls received a letter from the main office stat- ing that they have Suspended donations through May and hope to be collecting again in June. The squares fiorn Chloe and Ella’s project will be sentto Warm UpAmerica! where theythenwill be stitched together to form blankets. Those blan- kets will be distributed to Various charities in- cluding: Women‘s shelters, nursing homes, chil- dren's hospitals, hospitals and hospices, daycare centers, veterans' homes, churches, AIDS facil- ities, homeless shelters, and American Red Cross chapters. . Lori said that she was thinking about the pos- sible journey that the knitted squares conring fiom her Valley-Edinburg F CCLA Chapter may take. As she was finishing her rectangles for Warm Up America! , the state of the country really made the importance of this project stand out. “What if an item that they contributed to making actually was used for a person who was sulfering from COVID-19?” Lori said. Chloe said that the community response was a big factor in this project as so many were will— ing to help or donate items that they made, but also in the positive way that “Turning Strings Into Things” was received. “A lot of people were proud,” Chloe said adding that there were a few comments that they gath- ered fiom the end of the project that stuck out. One of those comments was one that will stay with them through the end of the school year and beyond It said: “I think that empathy is something that is greatly lacking in young people across the country, the fact that you ladies show such a high level of empathy is powerful. The entire stafi‘ at VB is proud of you.” Have you considered a career in healthcare? Call and find out how Pembina County Memorial Hospital and Wedgewood Manor will train you to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and provide on the job training at no cost to you. All mammography services are back to being ofl'erod at First Care Health Center.’W e have temporarily changed themanund check-in process to minimize the risk of potential exposure of COVI'D-l!) to our patients, stall, and conritruuity. Upon entering the clinic, you will receive further instructirim. ‘ ' If you have any questions or concerns or would like to schedule a mammogram, please call 2844529. Take care of your health - Il'you feel ill, please rescl‘redule your apjxrintment. Fill out an application online or call 701 -265-6329 for more information. Pembina (firms:th Memorief Hospital iiiedfigmmod Manor HELP WANTED THE DUNN COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION is seeking a di- rector for the High Plains Com- munity Center in Killdeer, ND. Resume/References to: Lynell Sandvick, 10460 10th St. NW, Killdeer, ND 58640. Application deadline: 5/30/20. Complete in- formation available at www.high- plainscommunitycenter.org. CITY OF LAMOURE, ND: Po- lice Officer wanted. Retirement & health insurance. 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