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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 Photo: Submitted Above: Members of the Walsh County intermediate and senior teams (from left) Becky Klose, Rachel Klose, Eva Sobak, Sara Hodek, coach Blaine Novak, Josh Ruzicka, Tim Hodek, Trevor Knudson, coach Paul Klose, show off the ribbons they received in the senior division of the state 4-H meat judging contest at NDSU. PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The state 4-H meat contest and the sec- junior team from Walsh County ond year Walsh County had teams placed second in the intermediate represented. division of the state 4-H meat The meat judging contest in- judging contest held recently at cluded identification of retail cuts, North Dakota State University. six classes of carcasses or retail Team members are Sara Hodek, cuts, and oral reasons or questions Fairdale; Rachel Klose, Hoople; on three of the classes. and Eva Sobak, Fairdale. Klose The Walsh County meat judg- finished second overall, Hodek ing teams were coached by Paul finished third overall and Sobak took sixth place overall. Klose, Blaine Novak, Brad Brum- The senior team from Walsh mond and Karl Helgoe. County was represented by Tim The North Dakota Beef Com- Hodek, Fairdale; Becky Klose, mission, NDSU Animal Sciences Hoople; Trevor Knudson, Dahlen; Department and North Dakota 4- and Josh Ruzicka, Fordville. Klose H Foundation are the sponsors for finished in the top five for retail this contest. The contest was or- identification and Knudson (tie ganized by Robert Maddock, 8th) and Hodek (13th) placed in NDSU Extension Service meats the top 15 for placings, specialist, and Gary Martens, 4-H This is the second year of the volunteer. ..... Your community. Your paper. Press 284-6333 0000 Walsh youth PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Eleven 4-H youth dele- gates from Walsh County attended the 4-H Extension Youth Conference held June 16-19 at North Dako- ta State University in Far- go. James O'Toole, Kayla O'Toole, both of Crystal; Kaitlyn Nelson, Grafton; Becky Klose, Rachel Klose, both of Hoople; Bailey Beneda, Lankin; Noah Zikmund, Minto; Gretchen Brummond, Beatrice Kjelland, Emily Laaveg, all from Park Riv- er; and Emily Zikmund, Pisek. Throughout the week, the delegates participated in workshops on leadership development, team build- ing and life skills. They also helped with service learning projects at Yunker Farm, YWCA, and Head Photo: Submitted Above: Walsh County 4-H Extension Youth Conference participants included: Front Row: James O'Toole, Emily Laaveg, Rachel Klose, Becky Klose, Kaitlyn Nel- son, Beatrice Kjelland, Danielle Ruzicka, Noah Zikmund. Back Row: Andrew Brummond, Bill Klose, Bailey Beneda, Emily Zikmund, Tricia Zikmund, Gretchen Brummond, Kayla O'Toole, Blaine Novak. Start; experienced recre- ation at the Wellness Cen- ter on campus; and attend- ed a formal banquet. The Extension Youth Conference is planned and run by the North Dakota 4- H Ambassadors, a group of youth leaders age 16 to 23 from across the state. North Dakota 4-H Am- bassadors from Walsh County helping with the Extension Youth Confer- ence were Blaine Novak and Danielle Ruzicka, both of Fordville; Bill Klose, Hoople; Andrew Brum- mond, Park River; and Tri- cia Zikmund, Pisek. Next year's Extension Youth Conference is June 15-18th. For more infor- mation on your local 4-H program, and EYC contact the Walsh Extension office, 284-6624. Photos: Submitted Left: Justin Sobak coaches Abby Mack with the shotgun. Heather 0keson takes a turn at the thrower and Sara Hodek looks on. Right: Sara Hodek, Abby Mack and Eva Sobak shooting arrows. Middle: Ethan Okeson fires a .22 pistol. Hayshakers club participates in lesson on firearms By Eva Sobak FAIRDALE, N.D. -- The Sobak ranch was host to the 3rd annual Hayshakers "tim with firearms" extravaganza. It was held in conjunc- tion with the monthly meeting, on Sunday June 15 at 2:30 pm. After the 4-H business was attended to, the merriment began. Mr. Peder Flaten instructed members in the use of .22 pistols, using balloons as targets. The host, Mr. Justin Sobak, assisted with the .50 cal- iber Kodiak double rifle, which was fired at paper targets. In addition, he schooled the Hayshakers in the sport of shotgunning. Mrs. Karl Helgoe, Walsh County extension agent, was also in atten- dance in order to introduce the club to another shooting sport: archery. She and her son, Noah, delivered a trailer full of targets, a net, bows, and an assortment of arrows. Their appearance made the day extraordinarily special. All of the Hayshakers felt they had a very excellent adventure! Following the festivities, the hostess, Mrs. Bergit Sobak, provided a traditional Father's Day picnic. Potato salad, chips, and watermelon were offered, in addition to elk b gers, ch c0aI gri! perfection by Mr. Mark Hodek. Desserts included banana cream pie, rhubarb cheesecake, and chocolate peanut butter pizza. Raspberry lemonade was the bever- age. Members, parents, and guests enjoyed every bite. The Hayshakers will meet again on July 13 at 1:00 pm, at the Mark and Kori Hodek farm. Editor's Note." Sobak is the reporter for the Hayshakers 4-H Club. Education: The perfect position for a retired elementary teacher and or a music teacher. Fordville-Lankin Public School is searching for a part time elementary teacher for the 2014-15 school year. Also, needed is a full time or part time music instructor. If interested in either position call 7-701-229-3297 or email the su- perintendent at goes here! Call 284-6333 today for rates. 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