Dunn County news briefs

3 from Dunn County make NDSU dean’s listPosted 1/31/14


Three local students have made the Fall Dean’s list at NDSU.

They are:

• Dakota T. Ihli, Killdeer, Mathematics

• Christian A. Kulish, Killdeer, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

• Jacob G. Kubik, Manning, Public Relations and Advertising


Quilters invited to join sew-in for county fair quilt

Quilters from the area who are interested in sewing a block for the community quilt that will be raffled off in connection with the Dunn County Fair this year are invited to join a sew-in at American Bank Center on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

According to Sherleen Hauck of Dunn Center who is chairing the effort with Cheryl Smith of Halliday, quilters are welcome to bring their machines and red, white and blue fabric for a morning of fun sewing with the group.

“We’ll have a good time!” she promises.

The pattern used for this year’s quilt is the Woodland Star block which measures 13” square. Each quilter will also be asked to add two borders that measure one and one-half inches each log cabin style on all four sides of the block, bringing the completed size to 17 ½ inches.

If you are not able to attend the group session, you are still invited to sew a block. One completed block is on display at ABC and the pattern is also available there.

Completed blocks can be left at the bank any time during February.

The organizers hope to have the quilt ready to be quilted by the end of February, so it is important to get the blocks in on time.

Smith is also collecting completed blocks in the Halliday area, and she has copies of the pattern for anyone there who wants one.


Agriculture organizations offer scholarships

Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) has joined with the Foundation for Agricultural Education and Development (FAED) to offer three $1,000 scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. The two organizations offer the Marilyn Spiker Memorial Scholarship and the FAED Sheila Massey Memorial Scholarship each year. This is the first year the Massey scholarship is being offered.

The scholarships are available to any woman entering the first or second year of college, technical or specialized training studies in the agriculture field. Courses may include Agronomy, Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Extension Educator, etc. The scholarship may be used at the school of the recipient’s choice and are accepted in states where WIFE associations are organized. Completed applications are accepted by WIFE chapters or state associations in the state where an applicant resides or attends school. They must be received by the state associations by March 1, 2014.

To receive an application form or more information, contact Phyllis Howatt at 701-256-2151 or howphy@utma.com.

The cooperating organizations share a commitment to agriculture and education. Members of Women Involved in Farm Economics work together to improve profitability in production agriculture. In l983, they formed the Foundation for Agricultural Education and Development to educate and inform the general public about the importance of agriculture and its relationship to the welfare of the national economy.


Give your heart for 4-H

On Giving Hearts Day, contributions to the North Dakota 4-H Foundation will be matched up to $60,000 by donors who have committed matching dollars to encourage others to join them in supporting the 26,000 North Dakota youth who participate in 4-H each year.

The North Dakota 4-H Foundation secures and manages financial resources to enhance and expand the state’s 4-H program. Funds raised will support state and local 4-H leadership development and educational opportunities in areas of animal and plant science, consumer and family science, healthy lifestyle education, engineering and technology, environmental and earth sciences, citizenship and personal development, communications and expressive arts.

“Research has shown that youth who participate in 4-H do better in school, are 56 percent more likely to be physically active and are three times more likely to contribute to their communities,” says Cheryl Kuhn, executive director of the North Dakota 4-H Foundation.

“The research is great, and it supports what we already know,” she adds. “4-H youth are not the kids who are sitting around playing video games and getting into trouble. Instead, they are volunteering at local food shelves, showing projects at the fair, building robots, giving speeches, planting gardens – I could go on and on. Basically, they are preparing to be our next generation of leaders. North Dakota 4-H’ers are inspiring.”

Supporting the North Dakota 4-H Foundation and having your donation matched on Giving Hearts Day is an easy, three-step process:

* Go to www.impactgiveback.org

* Click “Donate”

* Choose the 4-H Foundation of North Dakota

The first Giving Hearts Day was in 2008. It generated 1,452 online donations totaling $325,000 for local nonprofit organizations. In 2013, 16,989 donations to 179 charities raised a little more than $3 million in one 24-hour period.



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