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Tatiana Roberts, daughter of Sam and Jelitza Roberts of Woonsocket, was recently notified that she was the winner of a Thanksgiving essay contest in the 4-H Division.

Every Thanksgiving, the President of the United States is gifted a turkey – and usually pardons it as a Thanksgiving tradition. This year, for the first time, that special turkey came from right here in South Dakota. Two toms were picked from the bunch on a turkey farm in Riverside Colony near Huron to travel to Washington D.C. to meet President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving Day.

To help commemorate the event, the South Dakota Poultry Industries Association held a Thanksgiving essay contest with categories in 4-H, FFA and Family. 

Roberts won the contest, and as a result, she will receive $500 for her 4-H club, the Town ‘N Kountry Kids Red Group 4-H Club.

…Read the essay in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

On Sunday, Dec. 2, Darold Bitterman of Mitchell and his assistant Mike Piehl came to the Sanborn County 4-H Building in Forestburg to present a Trapping Workshop. There were 32 people in attendance to learn about trapping different types of animals and how to set up traps. The men also discussed and demonstrated the best way to skin an animal. 

The Sanborn County Extension Office is planning on having the same workshop on Sunday, Dec. 9, starting at 1 p.m. at the 4-H Building in Forestburg. It is open to all adults and youth who are interested in trapping and learning how to skin animals correctly and safely.

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

The Agronomy, Horticulture & Plant Science Department at South Dakota State University held its 35th Annual Scholarship Recognition Event on Oct. 27.

Aaron Linke was the recipient of the Paul and Evelyn Carson Scholarship in Plant Science.  Aaron is double majoring in Agronomy and Animal Science at SDSU.

Jonathan Linke was honored as the 2018 Outstanding Senior of the Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Department in recognition of outstanding academic and personal achievements, and to encourage continued success at SDSU.  Jonathan is pursuing a double major in Agronomy and Animal Science at SDSU.

     Jonathan and Aaron are the sons of Henry and Paula Linke of Woonsocket.