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4–H club elects Vandenbrand as Pres.

By Maria Vandenbrand
4–H club

On Wednesday April 18 the Explore 4-H club got together for their first meeting to go over the 4-H pledge, elect officers, get to learn members names and learn a little about 4-H. The elected officers are Brock Vandenbrand as President, Adrian Vandenbrand as Vice President , Jessica Haw as Secretary, Luc Desserre as Treasurer and Maria Vandenbrand as Press Reporter. Other members of the club are Brett Ploegman, Jordan Desserre, Jordan McKay, Nolan Short and Damon Short. The club’s leader so far is Kim Desserre, who also holds the meetings at her house.

Some Spring lawn care tips

By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

With spring treating us to the warm weather we are anxious to get out into the yard and start our yard and gardening chores but be cautious when starting spring yard work. Spring lawn care at the right time is important if you want to have a healthy lawn this summer.

Installation of W.O.T.M. officers is next Monday

By Joanne Fieldseth
W.O.T.M.

Baudette Chapter Women of the Moose will hold installation of officers and charimen on Monday, April 30th at 7:30pm at the Moose Lodge. Lydia Sharp is the Installation Chairman.

Legion Ladies Aux. planning to send care packages overseas

By Gladys Yeo
Legion Auxiliary

The local branch of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary held their monthly meeting on April 11th, with president Hazel Tullet presiding. There were 16 members in attendance. There were no applications for membership and no initiations.

Are you an ice watcher?

It’s that time of year again. To me it is like the night before Christmas. Only in this case, it is the days before the lake goes out.
Last year, I went to the cottage on April 21. I could have gone Saturday on a snowmobile if I was brave enough to jump the water between the shore and the ice six feet away. I know I am not alone in watching the ice disappear from the lakes. It is part of every cottagers conversation.

RRHS Prom Committee holding bottle drive

By Ashley Sharp
RRHS

On April 18th, second semester report cards are being mailed to all parents of students at Rainy River High School. Hope everyone did a good job on keeping up good grades!!
On Wednesday, April 25th, the Rainy River High School, 2007 Prom Committee will be driving around; Rainy River, Stratton, Morrison and Bergland, for a bottle drive looking for empty beer bottles, wine bottles, cooler bottles and any other types of alcoholic beverage bottles that you may have. If you have any of these types of bottles the donation is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns please call Mrs. George at 852-3284, at Rainy River High School.

4H Horse Club News: Chelsey Brown elected president

By Saragh Fraser
Press Reporter

On March 21, 2007 the 4-H  Horse and Pony Club held it’s inaugural meeting at S.C.A.P school at 6:30 p.m.
Members recited the 4-H pledge and reviewed the and looked over the rules and regulations and handouts of 4-H. The group then elected Club Officers. Chelsey Brown was elected president, Jackie Wittich as Vice President, Courtney Peters as Secretary, Drew Macdonald as Treasurer, Saragh Fraser as Press Reporter and general membership is Jolene Storm and Sabrina Rempel. Leaders are Shari Reynolds and Jeff Fraser. The meeting was adjourned by Chelsey and ended at 8:00 p.m.

Repotting your houseplants

By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Now that you have your soil ready to roll it is time to pick a container and then repot your plant. Spring is a great time of year for this especially if is warm enough for you to do it outside.

The sheep

By Al Lowe
Contributor

Among domestic animals used for food, there are three major ones, cattle, pigs and sheep.
Sheep have a great advantage for the farmer. They not only produce meat - lamb and mutton - but they also produce wool. The fur of sheep has been used for hundreds of years to make all sorts of things. Fine clothes like those cashmere sweaters, ordinary clothes like suits and long wooly underwear, towels, blankets, rugs, mats, and in Scotland, kilts and plaids, and a whole lot more things, too.

Agriculture sector key to our future

Submitted by
Ken Boshcoff M.P.

At a recent breakfast seminar, I had the distinct pleasure of participating in a session with Dr. David Kohl, one of the world’s foremost agricultural economists. He confirmed that the future will bring opportunities based on six major concerns for safety, nutrition, homeland food security, energy conservation, and the environment.

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