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Pre-Fair Supplement October 3, 2018 Page 5 to honor Roman Dube continues In 2014 the family of Roman Dube sponsored a traveling trophy to recognize the Out- standing Exhibitor in the static division at the Walsh County Fair. The Dube family chose to honor their father through the 4-H progra n and the Walsh County Fair because the Fair has always been a big part of his life. Roman seldom missed the annual event and it was always a great family outing. Roman was a 4-H leader in a time when static and livestock clubs were more specialized, ei- ther the club was static or live- stock and youth chose which they were more interested in. Roman was a leader of the Medford Farmers 4-H club of which his two youngest chil- dren were members. They raised hogs at the time so that Later, Roman became more aware of the static projects. Seven of his ten grandchildren were climb- ing the 4-H ladder in both Pem- bina andWalsh counties. Most of his grandchildren's projects were static, therefore he be- came aware of the hard work Dube family decided to honor these static exhibitors in his memory. His grandchildren are all grown now and will never have their names on this trophy, but we all hope that having the winner's name placed on this trophy will .bring pride and honor to all static exhibitors. The static award will be measured on a point system for blue ribbons (I point), Honor- able Mention (3 points), Re- serve (4 points) and Grand (5 points). If an exhibitor receives a Grand, six points will be as a grandfather, awarded to the individual (blue - I + Grand - 5 =6).An ex- was what was brought to the that goes into static projects, Fair. Other members in the club and often commented that showed cattle. Through static projects should be recog- Roman's leadership he was nized in some special way since aware of the work going into they are not in the premium showing livestock, sale. After his passing away the hibitors qualifying ribbon points will be totaled after the static judging has been completed. The 2018 Outstanding Static Exhibitor will be announced at the 4-H Awards program on Friday, October 19th. Special thank you to the children of Roman Dube for establishing this new award for the youth - Faye Ramsey, Deb Lee, Delores Robinson, Pamela Mattern and Duane Dube. Look out for green: Walsh youth serve as 4-H ambassadors Walsh County is privileged to have three youth who are currently serving as North Dakota 4-H Ambassadors. These 4-H'ers are Kaitlyn Nelson of Grafton, Seth Nelson of Grafton and Toby Zikmund of Piselc The North Dakota 4-H Ambassador program consists of approximately 50 young adults between the ages of 16 and 22 from across the state who share a love of 4-H and have strong leadership skills. They assist with many county 4-H activi- ties, the State Fair, Extension Youth Con- ference at NDSU, and many other 4-H activities which involve teaching youth lead- ership, teamwork, citizenship and much more.As volunteers, they strive to create events that are fun, educational and pro- mote self-improvement in every county of North Dakota. You should have the chance to meet many of our local 4-H Ambassadors and others from across the state as they have volunteered to help with many different ac- tivities at this year's Fair. Keep an eye out for the green shirts! 1 I Swartz Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling I I I C 3131-0139 Mortenson & Certified Public Accountants r'l 0/I "P I~ 1 t2" Income Tax, Accounting, & PayrolI Services 0 ~" d' O JL O 1203 Park St. East Park River 101 3rd St W Park River