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AUGUST 10, 2011 THE PRESS PAGE 5 Walsh County 4-H'ers receive state Consumer Choices awards BISMARCK, N.D. -- 4-H'ers from across North Dakota met in Bismarck to compete in junior and senior Consumer Choices events July 26. Consumer Choices requires youth to make infomled decisions on consumer-related classes and then tell the judge their reasons for ranking the classes. Tl~is year. 4- H'ers ranked two classes each of breakfast cereals, luggage and sunglasses, then ga'~e reasons on one product in each of the divisions they ranked. The top senior teams are: * First place. Morton County - team members: Dominick Goettle. Rachel Goettle. Tyrza Hoines. Kirsten Presler and Renae Tokach * Second place. Walsh Count5, - team members: Haley Fingarson. Abby Zikmund. Bill Klose, Tricia Zikmund and Megan Ramsey * Third place. Mountrail County - team members: Mytes Odermann. Jonanthan Rosencrans. Mariah Billadeau and Kaska Weidman * Fourth place. Stark/Billings counties - team members: Kelsey Hibl. Kyleigh Brydl. Valerie Left: Junior Team: L to R Emily Laaveg, Emily Zikmund, Julia Koppang, Gretchen Brummond, and Beatrice Kjelland. Right: Senior Team: L to R Hayley Fingarson, Megan Ramsey, Tricia Zikmund, Abby Zikmund and Bill Klose. Kerner, Anna Friedt and Kayla Scholes * Fifth place, Pembina and Cavalier counties - team members: Morgan Longtin, Josh Ulvog and Tia Klein The top 10 individuals and their county are: * First place -- Rachel Goettle, Morton * Second place -- Dominick Goettle, Morton * Eighth place -- Ellen Third place -- Abby Ziklnund, Schnabek McIntosh Walsh * Ninth place -- Renae Tokach, Fourth place -- Kayla Scholes. Morton Stark/Billings * Tenth place -- Jonathan Fifth place -- Myles Rosencrans, Mountrail Odermann. Mountrail The top junior teams are: Sixth place--Megan Ramsey, * First place. Walsh County - V~kdsh team members: Emily Laaveg, Seventh place -- Tricia Emily Zikmund. Julia Koppang, Zikmund. Watsh Gretchen Brummond and Beatrice Kjelland * Second place, McKenzie and Dunn counties - team members: Krystal Wold, Karissa Monsen, Andrina Tt~rnquist and Colby Dukart * Third place. Cass County - team members: Colton Christmann, Jarrett Lardy, Derek Phelps, Anna Stoppleworth and Carlie Kieffer * Fourth place. Morton County - team members: Dalton Sougstad, Mikayla Schirado. Brandon Hoines. Savannah Samuels and Kathryn Goettle * Fifth place, McLetha County - team members: Tyler Bamhardt, Maria Wirtz and Thomas Heidelberger The top 10 individuals and their county are: * First place -- Emily Laaveg, Walsh * Second place -- Andrina Turnquist, McKenzie * Third place -- Karissa Monsen, McKenzie * Fourth place -- Julia Koppang, Walsh * Fifth place -- Emily Zikmund, Walsh * Sixth place -- Brandon Hoines, Morton * Seventh place -- Jarrett Lardy, Cass * Eighth place -- Rebecca Liffrig, Oliver * Ninth place -- Marisa Smith, Sargent * Tenth place -- Krystal Wold, McKehzie I Area 4-H'ers take top honors at State Land Judging Contest CASSELTON. N.D. -- 4-H'ers from across North Dakota gathered at the Central Cass High School in Casselton. ND for the State 4- H/FFA Land Judging Contest on August 4. 2011. Participants were asked to identify or rate various factors that "are present in soil including surface texture. permeability, slope, salinity, erosmn hazards among others. They were also asked to give recommendations based on the soil factors regarding land treatments that would be necessary to increase the productivity of the given location. The top senior team was the team from Walsh Count?' including team members Justin Zahradka, Lawton: Andrew Bmnmlond, Park River: Zach Nelson. Grafton: and Megan Ramsey, Park River: Brad Brummond coached the team. The second place senior team was from Foster County and included Above: Top senior team along with coach Brad Brummond. = members Audra Montgomery~ .lustin Zahradka: fourth place- Leah Becker. and Maggie Mattson. Andrew Brummond; Fifth place- Walsh County members also Zach Nelson and sixth place ranked among the top ten with the Megan Ramsey. Congratulations placings as follows: first place- on all your hard work! | 701.284.7221 / 800.284;7222 www.thinkpolar.com \ 2012 tourism grant deadlines BISMARCK, N.D. North Dakota's tourism entities have until September to apply for three grants from the North Dakota De- partment of Commerce and North Dakota Tourism. The three grant programs are Events Grant. Marketing Grant. and Expansion Grant. North Dakota Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman says these grants are im- portant to not only the tourism in- dustry partners who receive the funds, but to the state's tourism in- dustry as a whole. "These funds allow tourism entities to promote an event, develop marketing mate- rials or enhance the experience vis- itors have at their attractions by improving the site itself." Events and Marketing Grant Programs celebrations). o Must have visitor appeal and growth potential. The Marketing Grant Program provides funds to develop market- ing materials to promote an expe- rience, activity or place unique to North Dakota. Qualifications in- clude: " o At least 75 percent of mar- keting activities resulting from the grant must be promotional, fo- cused on providing travel informa- tion. o Communication must focus on illustrating unique North Dakota experiences in support of the state's tourism branding, "North Dakota Legendary," to maximize brand equity. o Must demonstrate parmer- ships and'regional collaboration in North Dakota Tourism directly the promotional effort. Applica- s~onsors two grants programs that tions that package or cross-sell ~ovide a maximum of $5,000 in totnism experiences,eduea~cm,va, ~ matching funds for promotion of regional events and for specific tourism marketing plans. The Events Grant Program pro- vides funds to connnunities and event promote?s wanting to re- gionally promote their 2012 tourism-related event. Qualifica- tions include: o Must be two or more days in length. o Must be an annual event (no centennial celebrations, etc.). o Must be a unique event (e.g., no Fourth of July, Labor Day, etc.. cations and new technology-based marketing programs will be scored higher. Applications for bo~ the Events and Marketing Grant Programs must be received by September 2. Recipients of approved grants will receive 25 percent of the grant money within 90 days. The re- maining 75 percent will be paid following the event or completed marketing project. Expansion Grants Cr.eated in 2007. the North Dakota Department of Commerce 41' nearmg Tourism Expansion Grant Program "funds infrastructure and building needs at new or expanding North Dakota tourist facilities. Grants range from $5.000 to $24,000, in any given year. The Expansion Grant Program is a matching grant, requiring the sponsor to provide one dollar for every one dollar of grant money being requested. All Expansion Grant applications must be re- ceived by September 15. Qualifying attractions include recreation, historical sites, festival and cultural events, lodging and food services that are singularly and uniquely related to historical, cultural or recreational tourist at- tractions, and guide services. They must have the ability to attract a visitor 50 miles one-way and retain a visitor for at least three hours. Recipients. of the Expansion Grant can use the'fimds to'remodel or preserve existing tourism and recreation attractions, historical sites and artifacts. Fhnds may be used to build or purchase new at- tractions, historical sites and arti- fhcts, and purchase equipment. Applications tbr all three grants are available at www.ndtourism.corn/industry/nd- tourism-grants.com. For more information on tourism grants, contact Dean Ihla with North Dakota Tourism at 701- 328-3505 or dihla@nd.gov. Developmental Center Custodian, Institutions Full-time position available (6:00 AM -2:30 PM OR 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM M-F. weekends required as needed). VVqll perfom~ custodiaL(janitorial work required tbr cleaning and removal of waste debris, general upkeep and routine maintenance of buildings. Must be able to transport and operate machines with a weight of approximately 60 lbs. such as floor scrubbers and si~fificant rotational direction such as floor buttes. Must be able lo lift or move boxes and/or furniture with weight of up to 60 lbs. Requires high school/GED and one year of facility maintenance experience. Starting rarage $1.627 to $2.169/mo DOE. Ret~rence requisition number 2917906 The Developmental Center's impresswe benefits package includes: Fully paid he,-flth insurance for falnilies or individuals Fully paid retirenaent plan Accrued annual and sick leave Lit~ Insurance Ten paid holidays per year Internal recmkment opportunities Deadline to apply Wednesday, August 17. 2011. Apply on-line www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html or at the DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE 701 West 6th Street, Grafton, ND Anyone needing assistance or accommodation should contact Julie Kosmatka, 701-352-4284 The State of North Dakota is an Equal OpportuniO, Employer. Weoperate a drug-jree campus. n~ Do t miss an 284-6333 wcpress@ polarcomm.com P.O. Box 49 Park River, ND 58270 h f fen fion school kids! Stop in at North Star Coop in Park River for Chicken Strip Fridays Special Grab it to go/No waiting/ Chicken Strips and Fries baskets to go/ Fridays Only From 11 am to I pm Stop in to eat, or order to go! 284-7007 North [llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll] I I Advertise in The Press today wcpadvertising@gmail.com I I ~lllllllll/llllllll'llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll~