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November 11, 2010

Baxter Sandpipers Club Meetings

Reported by: Rachel Danielson

Baxter Sandpipers held their Monthly meeting on Nov. 11, 2010 at Lord of Life Church. Hosting the meeting was the Cole Family.
Meeting items included: Reports on National 4H week, Ambi Haunted House. Club dues & enrollment forms were collected. Club decided to ring bells for the Salvation Army - dates to be decided & to collect toys for Toys for Kids at our December meeting. We also decided to do the Take & Bake again this year on December 11. Club decided to go through the Winter Wonderland before our next meeting. We will meet at the church & Carpool to the Wonderland.
No Demonstrations or Project Talks. Next meeting Dec. 2 at Lord of Life in Baxter.
Notes taken by Jenny Hendrickson,

The Baxter Sandpipers 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on Oct 7th at the Halvorson Home.

Everyone was to wear costumes for some Halloween fun.

Each member was asked to bring a guest to the meeting to help promote 4-H Week. We had 2 guests - Jayden & Corrine
Our meeting started out with installation of our new officers. President-Savannah Cole, VP-Marissa Spencer, Secretary-Laura Halvorson, Treasurer-Isaac Overland, Reporter-Rachel Danielson, Historian-Kya Rabehl, Photographer-Joe Anderson, Sunshine Person-Stephanie Anderson.

Recognition was given to Marissa & Kaelyn Spencer for attending the State Shoot & Rachel Danielson & Jennifer Hendrickson for attending the State Dog Show.

Everyone received their enrollment forms for the New Year.

Meeting was followed with a Halloween Party. Ribbons were handed out for the craziest costumes. We had a cookie on a string eating contest. You had to see who could leave the smallest amount of cookie on the string. Jayden was our winner. We had Halloween punch & decorate your own cupcake.

Sandy Halvorson showed us how to make our own Applesauce. Joe Anderson demonstrated how to make 'Sucker Ghost'.Stephanie Anderson demonstrated how to make 'Popcorn Hands'.

Our next meeting will be on November 4, 2010 at 6:30 at the Lord of Life Church.

Pictures from the meeting: Our new officers/Halloween Party/ Demonstrations

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November 3, 2010

Students work hard to shine at Beef Expo

By Heather Thorstensen

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.-- At the start of the final round, only five points separated the two championship match teams of a Youth Knowledge Bowl Contest, the first event of Minnesota Beef Expo.

Up for grabs Oct. 21 was the top prize: The chance to attend the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Youth Beef Quiz Bowl Contest in Denver Feb. 2-5, during the NCBA national convention....

go to link for complete article and photos: http://www.agrinews.com/students/work/hard/to/shine/at/beef/expo/story-3029.html

November 1, 2010

Fall Volunteer Training - Backus

Sierra Edwards and David Schroeder presented their ideas to the group at the Fall Volunteer Training in Backus on Saturday.