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Murray County FSA Holds Third County Committee Election Informational Meeting

Murray County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and landowners that FSA is hosting an informational meeting regarding the 2017 County Committee Election process on August 21, 2017, at 10:00 am. in the north Courts Building conference room A located at 2500 28th Street in Slayton.  Producers, including minority, women and new farmers, are encouraged to attend the meeting and participate in the 2017 election.  

For election purposes, counties are divided into local administrative areas (LAA).  Each LAA nominates and elects one producer to serve a three-year term on the FSA County Committee.  

Each year, an election is held in an LAA where a committee member’s three-year term is expiring.  This year’s election will be held in area 2 which include the townships of Dovray, Holly, Lake Sarah, Mason, Murray, Shetek and Skandia.  The area is currently being served by Joan Miller of Balaton.  Ballots will be mailed the first week of November with the election concluding in early December. 

Nationwide, there are approximately 7,800 farmers and ranchers serving on FSA county committees. These individuals make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other agricultural issues. Committees consist of three to 11 members that are elected by eligible producers.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact David Schreiber at (507) 836-8567, ext. 104, or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, by August 19, 2016.


4-H Clothing and Fashion Revue Judging Results

By Margie Anderson, 4-H Program Coordinator

SLAYTON, Minn.  8/9/2017 – Murray County 4-H clothing project members completed their exhibit judging as well as Fashion Revue judging on August 8.  A public revue was held that same evening and results were announced:

Clothing Exhibits 3-5 Graders:

Purchased - Champion:  Sophia Nelson, Cameron 4-H Club;  Reserve Champion:  Courtney Gengler, Slayton Shooting Stars 4-H Club

Constructed - Champion:  Abby Overman, Slayton Shooting Stars 4-H Club; Reserve Champion:  Courtney Gengler, Slayton Shooting Stars 4-H Club

Recycle - Champion: Grace Nelson, Cameron 4-H Club

Non-wearable - Champion:  Abby Overman, Slayton Shooting Stars 4-H Club

Clothing Exhibits 6-8 Graders: 

Purchased - Champion:  Mary McNab, Slayton Shooting Stars 4-H Club; Reserve Champion:  Camdyn Kluis, Fenton Friends 4-H Club

Constructed - Champion: Isaiah Kathman, Cameron 4-H Club; Reserve Champion: Dylan Doeden, Slayton Shooting Stars 4-H Club

Recycled - Champion:  Amanda Overgaauw, Cameron 4-H Club; Reserve Champion:  Ashley Overgaauw, Cameron 4-H Club

Non-Wearable - Champion: Dylan Doeden, Slayton Shooting Stars 4-H Club

Clothing Exhibits 9th Graders & Older:

Purchased - Champion: Vanessa Dahlgren, Prairie Hustlers 4-H Club; Reserve Champion:  Mckenna Samuelson, Slayton Shooting Stars 4-H Club

Constructed - Champion: Michelle Zenk, Cameron 4-H Club; Reserve Champion: Emily Kathman, Cameron 4-H Club

Recycled - Champion:  Emily Kathman, Cameron 4-H Club; Reserve Champion:  Michelle Zenk, Cameron 4-H Club

Non-Wearable - Champion: Amber Post, Chandler Hilltoppers 4-H Club

Fashion Revue 3-5 Graders: 

Purchased - Purple Group:  Taylor Larson, Prairie Hustlers 4-H Club; Courtney Gengler, Slayton Shooting Stars 4-H Club

Purchased - Court of Honor:  Sophia Nelson, Cameron 4-H Club

Constructed - Purple Group: Abby Overman, Slayton Shooting Stars 4-H Club

Constructed - Court of Honor:  Jayda Hellewell, Lakers 4-H Club

Recyled - Court of Honor: Grace Nelson, Cameron 4-H Club

Fashion Revue 6-8 Graders: 

Purchased - Purple Group:  Camdyn Kluis, Fenton Friends 4-H Club; Brooke Neilson, Badger Lake 4-H Club; Makayla Rhodes, Cameron 4-H Club

Purchased - Court of Honor:  Mary McNab, Slayton Shooting Stars 4-H Club

Recycled - Purple Group:  Amanda Overgaauw, Cameron 4-H Club

Recycled - Court of Honor:  Ashley Overgaauw, Cameron 4-H Club

Fashion Revue 9 Graders & Older:  

Purchased - Purple Group:  Michelle Zenk & Emily Kathman, Cameron 4-H Club; Mckenna Samuelson, Slayton Shooting Stars 4-H Club

Purchased - Court of Honor:  Vanessa Dahlgren, Prairie Hustlers 4-H Club

Constructed - Purple Group: Michelle Zenk & Emily Kathman, Cameron 4-H Club

Contructed - Court of Honor: Michelle Zenk, Cameron 4-H Club

Recycled - Purple Group:  Michelle Zenk, Cameron 4-H Club

Recycled - Court of Honor:  Emily Kathman, Cameron 4-H Club

4-H clothing project exhibits will be on display in the 4-H Building during the county fair and the public is invited to the county fair Fashion Revue at 4:30 p.m. under the entertainment tent on Wednesday, August 16.  Please attend and support these Murray County 4-H members and enjoy the show.


SMSU Announces Recent Graduates

Marshall, Minn. — A total of 360 degrees were awarded to students following the spring session of courses at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn.

The students earned their degrees in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  An undergraduate student who completes 12 or more A-F graded credits and achieves a grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher will be considered for the Dean’s List and is denoted by a * behind their name.

Southwest Minnesota State University is a liberal arts university of 3,500 students and is a member of the Minnesota State system.

Avoca - Michelle A. Larsen (Bachelor of Arts : Art)

Currie - Anna Jeanne Pommier* (Bachelor of Science : Social Work)

Fulda - Kelsey Mae Diekmann* (Bachelor of Science : Elementary Education), Melissa Ann Gehl* (Bachelor of Science : Marketing)

Slayton - Alexander Niklaus Solheim* (Bachelor of Science : Exercise Science), Emily Rae Wajer (Bachelor of Science : Social Work), Tyler Michael Scotting (Associate of Arts : Liberal Arts & Sciences)