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Sec A - Pg, Harlan IA News Phone Harlan FFA captures 12 golds Neola - Members of the Harlan FFA Chapter recently turned in a banner perfor- mance in the Southwest District FFA contests held here. Thirty members of the chapter have earned their ticket to the State FFA Convention to be held at Vets Auditorium in Des Moines, April 12-15. The FFA Conduct of Meetings team captured the flrst-place Gold emblem award in a fle[d of eight teams. Team members are jKyle Klein, Chad Jensen, ulie Behrens, Ty Haas, Becky Scheel, Chad Fahn, and Doug Schneider. This marks the seventh con- secutive year this contest has had an HCHS team represented at the state level. Jay Smith, chapter creed speaker' also took flrst-place honors. Jay re- ceived the top Gold em- blem in a fieldof 12 con- testants. Following the contest Jay was asked to recite the creed to the district assembly of 600 students. This marks the second year that a Harlan FFA member has won this event. Denny Bruck won the contest last year to earn a state berth. Chuck Obrecht, Katie Johannsen, Trent Smith, Brian Gross, and Scott Crawford turned in an ag- gressive performance to earn the first-place honors in the parlimentary proce- dure contest. The team members are hoping to gain top honors at state to earn a repeat perfor- mance In the National In- vitatlonal Parliamentary Law Contest in Carthage, Mo. Last year's team placed 19th in the nation. The Chapter Program of Activities team consisting of Donnle Obrecht, Corey Sorensen, and Chris Jo- hannsen brought home Harlan's fourth first-place finish. This marks the fourth consecutive year the POA team has ad- vanced to state competi- tion. Harlan FFA officers also recorded a banner year as they collectively garnered three Gold emblems. Chris Johannsen, Chapter Sec- reran; advanced his Sec- retarys Book to State. Chuck Obrecht and Richard Lee advanced their Treasurer's Book and Re- porter's Scrapbook, re- spectively. Each of the of- ficer s books earned a Gold emblem award. Richard Lee was recognized by the Exira FFA Chapter as the top Reporter in South- west Iowa. The public relations activities carried out by the chapter have earned the Randy Juels- gaard Memorial Public Re- lations Award for the sev- enth consecutive year. J.P. Hemmlnger and Michelle Christensen also advanced their entlres in the home and farmstead improvement proficiency and the horse proficiency award areas, respectively. Corey Sorensen, Rick Kenkel, and Jeff Scheel all received Silver emblems in their respective proficiency areas. In other contest areas that did not advance Denny Bruck received a Silver for his public speech and Jeff Scheel earned a Silver for his efforts in the agriculture sales contest. Kelly Green, a freshman competing in a junior- and senior-dominated contest, earned a Bronze in the oxy-acetylene welding contest. in two district-spon- sored contests that do not advance to state, Becky Schechinger and Mark Kaufman earned a Gold and Silver Emblem, respectively, for their ef- forts in the FFA Manual Quiz contest. Jerrad P opp earned a Gold emblem and Jeff Sonderman was awarded a bronze for work in the chapter farmer quiz contest. Harlan gathered 12 Gold emblems in route to a first- place District finish. Chapter Advisor, Dan Leinen, was very pleased with the chapter outing and remarked, "The kids have worked hard to ac- complish what they have done. Nothing, (outside of a few parents), puts the demands on these kids like the FFA does. Each year they get better and better, its a tribunte to the par- ents and the FFA alumni who help." FFA HELP auction set for April 4 Members of the Harlan FFA Chapter will put themselves on the auction block in order to help fund FFA activities. The FFA HELP Auction, (formerly the FFA Slave Auction) will be held on Tuesday evening, April 4, in the high school cafete- ria. The auction will be proceeded by a free chili supper starting at 7 p.m. FFA members will do- nate eight hours of their time to the chapter to be sold to various bidders. With spring work, fast ap- proaching, "HELP' can be purchased by any inter- ested persons. Err Pauley, Jr., of the Denison Live- stock Auction Inc., will be the auctioneer. The name of the event was changed in a statewlde FFA effort to eliminate any biases that may exist. Any person interested in buying some labor should plan to attend. FFA AWARDS Honorary Chapter Farmers - Bob Ahrenholtz. Craig Olon Dekalb Outstanding Senior AR Student - Rick Kenkel Star Chapter Farmer - Donn/e Obrecht Star Agribusiness - Jeff Scheel & Coray Knudson Star Greenhand - Ty Haas Public Speaking - Denny Bruck Creed Speaking - Jay Smith Proficiency Awards Home & Farrastead Irn- proveracntJ.P. Hemminger. Horse-Michelle Chfiscnsn. Dairy-Jeff SchceL Ag Mechanics-Corey Sow.nsen. Ag Sales & Service-Rick KenkeL Chapter Scholarship - Kendall McCo Harry Ahrenhohz Memorial Scholarship-Kendall McCord. Chapter Leadership - Corcy Sorensen. Fruit Sales lst-Ty Haas; 2nd-Doug Schnei- der; 3rd-Becky Schechinger; 4th- Chad Fahn. Trap Shoot 1, Denny Bruck; tie-2, Scott Crawford, 2, Rick Kenkel. Harlan FFA officer books get to state Several members of the Harlan Community High School Chapter of Future Farmers of America re- cently advanced to state competition for completing various forms of officer books, proficiency awards, and record books. All officer's books re- ceived the first-place Gold Award. Competing officers included Chris Johannsen with his secretary's book, Chuck Obrecht with his treasurer's book, and Richard Lee with his re- porter's scrapbook. Five members applied for proficiency awards. Ad- vancing in horse profi- ciency was Michelle Christensen with a first- place Gold finish. John Hemminger advanced in home and farmstead im- provement with a first- ,clace Gold finish. Jeff heel, Rick Kenkel, and Corey Sorensen filled out applications In dairy, ag sales and service and ag mechanics, respectively, but dld not advance to state competition. Chris Nelson also filled out the Greenhand Record Book. Recordbooks do not advance to state. The state FFA Conven- tion will be April 12-15 at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines. Harlan FFA honors outgoing officers The Harlan FFA honored its outgoing officers on Tuesday, March 14, at the annual awards banquet. The 1988-89 officers from left: Presi- dent Corey Sorensen, Vice President Dale Schmitz, Secretary Chris Johannsen, Treasurer Chuck Obrecht, Reporter Richard Lee and Sentinel Donnie Obrecht. Advisor Dan Leinen also welcomed these new officers for 1989-90: President Chuck Obrecht, Vice President Chad Jensen, Secretary Julie Behrens, Trea- surer Katie Johannsen, Reporter Becky Scheel and Sentinel Jay Smith. Harlan FFA advances 9 contestants to districts Walnut - The sub-dis- trict FFA contests held in Walnut saw the Harlan Chapter advanced nine of 12 contests to district level. The top two teams or individuals in each cate- aory advance to districts eld March 20 at Tri- Center High School near Neola. Jay Smith placed in the Freshman Creed Speaking Contest with a Gold Em- blem award. Jay is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Smith of rural Panama. Kyle Klein, Chad Jensen, Julie Behrens, Ty Haas, Becky Scheel, Chad Fahn, and Doug Schneider are hoping to keep intact a string of six consecutive state appearances in the Conduct of Meetings Contest. The team placed first clold to earn a district bertl. Becky Schechinger and Mark Kaufman advanced in the FFA manual quiz con- test. This contest is a written test of knowledge of the official FFA manual. The Parliamentary Pro- cedure Team of Chuck Obrecht, Brian Gross, Katie dohannsen, Trent Smith, Scott Crawford, and Chris Nelson also ad- vanced. The team is hop- ing for a repeat trip to the National Parliamentary Law Contest held in Carthage, MO. Also advancing to Dis- trict will be the slide pre- sentation of the Harlan FFA chapter program-of activities. The slide pre- sentation was given by Donnie Obrecht, Corey Sorensen and Chris Jo- hannsen. Denny Bruck, son of Mr. andMrs. Allen Bruck, the Chapter Public Speaker earned a Gold emblem award with his speech entitled "Mission FFA." Denny: is a sopho- more in the agriculture science department. Senior Jeff Scheel, rep- resenting the Harlan FFA and Maglk Incorporated advanced in the ag sales division. Jeff's sales prod- uct is a grain cleaner manufactured by the Magik Corp. Jerrad Popp and Jeff Sonderman, a pair of ju- nior FFA members ad- vanced in the chapter farmer quiz contest. The Chapter Farmer Quiz is another written test con- test. The exam consists of general knowledge tn ag and distr" science. Kelly Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Green, ad- vanced in the oxy-acety- lene welding contest. Kelly, a freshman com- peting in a contest domi- nated by juniors and se- niors earned the right to advance by receiving a Gold Emblem Award. Other chapter members who competed, but did not advance were Rick Kenkel, silver in arc welding; Scott Schiltz, bronze in ag radio broadcast; and Kevln Gross, gold in job inter- view. Harlan FFA honors Bruck and Smith Denny Bruck, son of the Allen Brucks ot rural Panama, was Haflan Future Farmers of America (FFA) Member of the Month in January. Bruck was recognized for his effort in the area of public speaking. His speech is entitled "Mission FFA," which stresses the change that the FFA pro- gram is going through to meet the needs of the fu- ture. Bruck's activities have included attending numerous livestock judging contests, soil judging, creed speaker, FFA fruit sales, and the FFA slave auction. Jay Smith, son of Marlin Smith-o Panama, was FFA Member of the Month for February. The Harlan Community High School freshman was recognized for his efforts as creed speaker. An active member of the FFA Chapter at HCHS, he was recently involved in the Greenhand Rre-up, fruit sales, ski trip, nd is the 1989-90 Chapter Sentinel. Denny Bruck The Haflan Chapter ad- vanced more contestants than second-place Denl- son. Harlan advanced nine while Denison advanced eight. Jay Smith Why I I joined Vo-Ag wanted to be the FFA more about I joined Vo-Ag ! enjoy the was tural want to the near future. obs I like are eel that ag impact in cooperation. were to be feel that I experience agricultural job Becky I joined to learn more stock such records and in judging get out tend judgtn! will go to Vo-ag group year. I joined they learn to front of la learn about mals and thelr and how to run ntzed meeting. have the Ol meet a lot and have fun ing. Becky I I joined thought it good and my aged me will help nities. I credits I like being! mals. Being in me to learn animals. We in the about will help me for records I keep. All of we do in FFA I joined wanted to agriculture. It me to other country, l e, me advance career. It me dignity bility. I joined to .many good the or thought it class. The Agency Agriland FS Inc. Bacon Hardware Bert's Auto Business Tech Center Casey's General Store Dairy Queen Dave's Pamida Pharmacy Dean's Texaco Defiance. State Bank Fareway Food Stores, Inc. Farm Service Co-op Farmer's Mutual Telephone Farmers Savings Bank, Irwin Farmers Trust and Savings, Earling 59er Steakhouse and Lounge Firestone Tire Company Flowers by Ron Four Season's Travel Great Plains Supply Harlan Bakery Harlan Clothing Harlan Contracting Harlan Municipal Utilities Home Federal Savings and Loan Harlan Feed Harlan Flower Shop Harlan National Bank Harlan Newspapers Headline Styling Salon Hy-Vee Food Stores, Harlan Jan's World Travel K's Korner Logeland Studio McCutcheon Gems and Jewelry Medicap Pharmacy Mickel's Restaurant Midwest Welding Miller Motors Nelson Farm Supply Nelson Motor Parts NormSs Cabinets and TV Olson Cleaners Petsche Plumbing and Heating I Joined vocat i , culture becau. 1 1] farm with my da, do aaricultural 1 I the c'fapter 1 c ll activities, it's Id" family. I ' joined Vo-Ag enljoy being a..rll farm and I knew.  I deal alot with.taJ'.| io'0000l Why I joined Vo-AR will learn a the '.I 1 things about Orv Rocker Ford i joined Vo-Ag to learn livestock. I Schechinger Seed things about agriculture. If you can get Involved in I joined FF' I Shear Magic Vo-Ag you can travel slot. want to be a , ,l i Shelby County Bowl Doug Schneider earn about fa''J to work on the f Shelby County Farmer's Mutual I joined Vo-Ag/FFA be- when i get oU cause of the activities they hope tobuy so Insurance Association. will do. I heard it was a fun start farmg..erl Shelby County State Bank and exciting class. We also The Shoe Box recreational trip. I joined vo- The Spark and Brake Shop Chad Jensen cause my dad  FFA instructOf.[ i Super Valu i joined because I like would be a q   bt I Swanson Automotive nature and enjoy living on ence and woU ,r a farm. Vo-Ag gives you of rewardslt t;'r Taco Del Sol experience in livestock, had a gre _.. Video Place ' soil, nature, and many National Co':,  more fields, being in conte' Village Interiors Mark Kaufman :,