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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017 Page 7 Photos: Submitted Left: PreTeen Decorate Your Duds Fashion Revue awardees (L to R): Julia Pic, Zach Zikmund, Cody Chyle, Justin Pic, Hannah Myrdal, Kathleen Kerian, Emily Kerian, Natalie Bina. Middle: PreTeen Sew and Show Fash- ion Revue awardees (L to R): Kristen Huhta, Kathleen Kerian, Emily Kerian, Natalie Bina, Alexis Monson. Right: Teen Sew and Show Fashion Revue awardees (L to R): Sandra Kjelland, Beatrice Kjelland. PARK RIVER, N.D. -- The 2017 Walsh County 4-H Clothing Revue was held June 27th at the Park River City Hall. Seventeen 4- Hers from Walsh County partici- pated in the Buy and Show, Sew and Show and Decorate Your Duds di- visions. Receiving special recog- nition were: Preteen Buy and Show: Grand Champion - Liam Medbery; Re- serve Champion - Natalie Bina; Honorable Mention - Hannah Myrdal. Buy and Show: Grand Champi- on - Rachel Klose Preteen Sew and Show: Grand Champion- Alexis Monson; Re- serve Champion- Kathleen Kerian; and Honorable Mention - Natalie Bina. Teen Sew and Show: Grand Champion - Sandra Kjelland; Re- serve Champion- Bealrice KjellancL Preteen Decorate Your Duds: Grand Champion - Julia Pic; Re- Left: Pre-Teen Buy & Show Fashion Revue awardees (L to R): Uam Medbery, Natalie Bina, Hannah Myrdal. Middle: Teen Buy & Show Fashion Revue ewardees (L to R): Rachel K]ose. Right: Cloverbuds (L to R): Ingrid Myrdal, Brynan Medbery, Jaelyn Monson serve Champion - Hannah Myrdal and Honorable Mention - Andrew Zikmund, Natalie Bina, Emily Ker- ian All participants receiving honors are eligible to represent Walsh I~ J!J |?3,1]! i, -t : " !i(llr!~ ~f te!~z! t: !:1!1 County on at the North Dakota were Kristen Larson and SaraThe Spirit 4-H Club decorated the State Fair on July 25th. Hodek. Judges for the event were stage in a Toyland theme for the Narrators for the Public Revue Joan Zahradka and Tam Sondeland. public revue. " "!! i. .... .......... . ..... PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Thirty- four Walsh County youth, repre- senting all seven area 4-H clubs, participated in the 2017 4-H Con- sumer Choices judging event held June 27th in Park River. The pur- pose of this event is to promote consumer skills when selecting items and to defend their selections by presenting oral reasons to judges. The top five scorers in the Be- ginner Division, first through fifth respectively, were Alexis Monson, Natalie Bina, Kristen Huhta, Liam Medbery and Sawyer Miller. There were 11 participants in the Beginner/Cloverbud division. The Junior division high scor- ers, first through seventh respec- tively, were Marit Ellingson, Jon- ah Zikmund, Owen Zikmund, Zach Zikmund, Connor Hodek, Zander Swartz and Julia Pic. An- drew Myrdal is the Junior division alternate. The Julie Praska Memorial Trophy/Home Economics Judging Traveling Trophy is given in mem- ory of Julie Praska who was a Walsh County 4-H Youth who passed away from cancer in 1972. Her parents, Dave and Betty, and their family have sponsored this trophy and award a prize to the top score winner in the Junior Divi- sion. We were pleased to have Louise Novak present this award to Marit Ellingson for her top score. The top five individuals in the Senior Division, first through sev- enth respectively, were Toby Zik- mund, Noah Zikmund, Beatrice Kjelland, Sandra Kjelland, Kristen Larson, Annah Zikmund and Syd- ney Beneda. Sara Hodek is the Senior divi- sion alternate. The top seven scorers in both the Junior and Senior divisions will Photos: Submitted Top Left: Beginner Division Parlidpants: (L to R): Natalie Bina, Kristen Huhta, Uam Medbery, Sawyer Miller, Alexis Monson. Top Right: Senior Participants Front (L to R): Beatdce Kjel- land, Sandra Kjelland, Sydney Beneda. Back: Noah 7ikmund, Kristen Larson, Annah Zikmund, Toby Zikmund. Bottom Left: Louise Novak, Marit Ellingson- presentation of Praska Tro- phy. Bottom Right: Junior Division Parlicipanls (L to R): Madt Ellingson, Jonah Zikmund, Owen 7ikmund, Zach Zikmund, Connor Hodek, Julia Pic, Zander Swarlz. compete at the state Consumer Oral reasons judges were Fern The Ranch Hands 4-H Club ister participants and served as members county-wide. 4-H is the Choices event at the North Dako- Magenau, Kari Helgoe and Tara was the host club for the event and event helpers, youth educational component of ta State Fair on July 25th. Sondeland. were responsible for helping reg- Walsh County 4-H has over 140 the NDSU Extension Service. Full time, Part time, Local and Over the Road. No Northeast loads Contact Marvin at 701-248-3204 : i ~i!/?~:~!:i!~i~!!!~i!~!~!!~!i~!i~!!i!~:~i~i~ii~!i~!i~+i!!ii~:~!!~!ii~!!ii~!~!!~!~I never done in Walsh County but should be done. Thinning apples is a lot of work and many people can't bring themselves to do this, but this is why you do it and how. You need to thin your apples to one every three inches. This keeps the fruit from bruising, it gives you a much greater chance to have a nice shinny colorful ap- ple as it increases the sunlight to the apple and it will also increase the size and quality of the apple in many cases. Here is why you do it for the tree. If you don't thin your apples there are many bad things that can happen to the tree. You can rip limbs right offofthe tree. This can se- riously injure or kill the tree. I see people try to prop up limbs with boards and that is like put- ting a bandage on a broken leg. Thin the apples and let the tree right itselfl Never board up a tree. You have no idea how insane that line of think- ing is to someone who knows apples. If you do the thinning you will have a healthier tree, more consistent apple set from year to year and a tree that does not look like you were hanging ma- son blocks from the limbs. If you do this you increase the health and most likely the longevi- ty of the tree. Take the time to thin your apples and remove them from the area around the tree. Your tree and future apple lovers will thank you for it. It is well worth the effort. We need to take care of musk thistle as it will rapidly take over a pasture.