June 2016

Thirteen distinguished individuals from across the state of South Dakota have been selected to receive the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) Distinguished Service Award for the 2016-17 school year.
Linda Whitney of Forestburg was the recipient of the award for Administrators.
Following a nomination process, the recipients of the Distinguished Service Award are selected by the SDHSAA Board of Directors.
The SDHSAA Distinguished Service Award program was established by the SDHSAA in 1976. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest recognition bestowed by the SDHSAA. It is designed to honor individuals who have made significant long-term contributions to the high school athletic and fine arts activities in our state.
Distinguished Service Award recipients are individuals whose contributions have had an impact on high school activity programs.
The Distinguished Service Award is presented to honor administrators (principals, superintendents and athletic/activity directors); Board of Education members; athletic and fine arts activities coaches and directors; contest officials for fine arts and athletic activities; and contributors to statewide high school activities. The recipients of this award have given outstanding service to the youth of the state through the high school athletic and fine arts activities programs.

On Thursday, June 16, the TL Rangers 4-H Club handed out free SDSU ice cream at the baseball games at Feistner Field in Woonsocket in celebration and promotion of June as National Dairy Month.
The club also took free-will donations for the Woonsocket Summer Rec programs.
The cold and delicious treat was loved by everyone who had some, as it was an incredibly hot and humid day, and the Woonsocket teams entertained everyone with some exciting baseball against Kimball/White Lake.

Pictured above are four of the TL Rangers 4-H Club members working at the ice cream stand. From the left:  Taylor Lindsey, Taryn Ziebart, Blake Howard and Carver Lindsey.

Pictured above are four of the TL Rangers 4-H Club members working at the ice cream stand. From the left: Taylor Lindsey, Taryn Ziebart, Blake Howard and Carver Lindsey.

The Town ‘N Kountry Kids 4-H Club Blue Group met on May 20 at the Letcher Community Center in Letcher. The meeting was called to order by President Cole Moody. Pledges were led by Kara Wormstadt and Keaton Fridley. Twenty-five members answered the roll call topic “Bugs”. The Secretary’s report was read by Ashlee Hanson and was approved as read.  The treasure report was given by Brady Larson, motion by Mason Moody, seconded by Ellie Evans, to approve the treasurer’s report.
Committee reports: Doug Hanson’s Auction Sales – the group raised $1,500.00 and thank you notes will be sent; Letcher Cleanup Day – Bryce Larson talked about what they did that day; Phonathon – Chole Degan talked on how hard it is getting ahold of people due to fewer land lines.
Old business – On June 11, there would be a beanbag tournament and chili cook-off at Jake’s Lounge, with proceeds going to 4-H for improvements at the 4-H grounds. Club project day was set for May 22 at 2 p.m. in the Letcher Community Center. Discussion was held on a sewing project day and club activity day, upcoming events, and State Fair books were handed out.
New Business – The club decided to participate in the chili cook-off at Jake’s on June 11. Committee members are: Ellie Evans, Alexis Kelly and Michael Hoffman. It was discussed to have a sewing day on June 24.
Talks and Demonstrations were given by Brady Larson on how to make pizza meat-loaf; Ellie Evans, Tori Hoffman, Keaton Fridley, Kenlie Fridley, Kara Wormstadt, Bryce Larson, Payton Uecker and Clay Moody on how to make different flavored smoothies; Noah Wormstadt on how to make blueberry muffins; and Michael Hoffman on how to make No Churn Ice Cream.
Guest speakers were Abby and Cheryl Dethlefsen on “How to raise and show rabbits.”
Next month’s meeting was scheduled for June 20 in the Letcher Community Center. Lunch would be served by Michael Hoffman, Payton Uecker and Rylee Zoss.  Members are encouraged to give demonstrations this summer.
Lunch was served by Cole and Clay Moody, Bryce, Brooklyn and Brady Larson, and Noah and Kara Wormstadt.

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