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 By Oakley Brazil    News    May 23, 2022

4-H Shooting Sports Update: May 23, 2022

On Sunday, May 8, the 4-H shooting sports club had their meeting. The first order of business was the treasurers’ report. Then club leader, Michael Brazil, reminded us about the Buck It’s...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    May 9, 2022

4-H Shoot Sports Update: May 9, 2022

On April 20, 2022, the 4-H shooting club had their meeting. Our first order of business was to remind everyone to finish their T-shirt orders and hand them in. Next, club leader Michael Brazil...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    April 18, 2022

4-H Shooting Sports Update: April 18, 2022

On Wednesday, April 6, the Eddy-County 4-H Shooting Sports Club had a meeting. The first order of business was the treasurer’s report. After that, we received forms for the new shirt designs for...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    April 11, 2022

4-H Shooting Sports Update: April 11, 2022

On Wednesday, March 23, the 4-H outdoor and shooting sports club held a meeting at the 4-H barn on the Eddy County Fairgrounds. Club leader, Michael Brazil, introduced members to the different...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    March 21, 2022

4-H Shooting Sports Update: March 21, 2022

On March 9, the 4-H club for shooting sports held a meeting at the Eddy County Extension Office. The meeting was brought to order by President Jackson Brazil. Everyone was in attendance except...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    March 7, 2022

4-H Shooting Sports Club discusses future activities

On February 23, the members of the 4-H Shooting Sports Club had a meeting. President Jackson Brazil called the meeting to order. The first matter of business was the secretary report given by Charlie...

 

Eddy County 4-H Shooting Sports Club organizes for 2022 season

On Feb. 8, the 4-H shooting sports club had their first meeting. Jackson Brazil was elected president, Lora Wobbema was elected as the vice president, Chaztin Wobbema was elected as the treasurer,...

 

Students learn about environmental health through Eco Ed at Camp Grafton South

On Thursday, Sept. 9, the fifth and sixth graders from New Rockford-Sheyenne school ventured out to Camp Grafton South for the annual Eco Ed event. Students welcomed the opportunity to get outside...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    August 16, 2021

Scholar reports on STEM-based learning camp

I just returned from the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM learning camp at the University of Minnesota. This was the first time I had traveled away from home without any...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    June 28, 2021

Summer Street Market returns to Centennial Park

After a year off, the summer street market set up shop in downtown New Rockford. On Thursday, June 17, shoppers browsed the outdoor market and found many items of interest. There were handmade soaps...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    June 21, 2021

New summer reads at the Eddy-New Rockford Library just in time for the Summer Reading Program

Hey kids, do you know about the summer reading program “Tales and Tails” at our library? The program is simple - until August 20, readers will receive prizes for every five books they read. Also,...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    May 31, 2021

Fifth graders showcase year-end projects

On Monday, May 24, fifth grade students at New Rockford-Sheyenne School proudly displayed their projects in a special year-end showcase. The event was organized by fifth grade teachers John...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    Opinion    May 3, 2021

What It Took: Writing a Series

Over the years of writing I have learned a lot, but learning is never ending. When I started this “What it Takes” series, I was just eight years old. In the past two and a half years, I have...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    March 29, 2021

What It Takes: Talking Through Trouble

When I first began writing "What it Takes," I was inspired by the simple question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" For me, it was a very confusing question. I mean really? How was I...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    February 1, 2021

What it takes: Soaking up the college experience

For the past two years, I've been writing this column about people and their professions. After all this time, I still find myself pondering the age old question, "What do you want to be when you...

 

What it Takes: To build a rod making business

For this month's edition of What it Takes, I interviewed my one and only brother. Jackson is two and a half years older than me and has a serious addiction... ice fishing. For Jackson, ice fishing is...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    November 9, 2020

The votes are in

The votes have been cast and the ballots have been counted. Eddy County Auditor Patty Williams and this season’s poll workers have another election year behind them, and I have become a little more...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    November 2, 2020

What It Takes: Counting Votes Part II

Election Day is almost here, and the poll workers are busy preparing. In my last article, I wrote about County Auditor Patty Williams and how she manages to count all the votes. It turns out she has...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    October 26, 2020

What it Takes: Counting votes

I have lived through two Presidential elections, but this is the first one that I will know anything about. This month I agreed to learn and write about the election taking place on November 3. I'm...

 

What it Takes: Finding a Pal

Legend has it that I've wanted a horse since before I could walk. I probably even asked for a pony for my birthday a time or two. The thing is, you can't just go to a pet shop and buy a horse. Even...

 

What it Takes: Coming through, loud and clear

After a long break this summer, I am glad to say I am back. This month, I interviewed Steph Loe, a Sheyenne resident who works at RadioWorks in Devils Lake. I interviewed Steph at the RadioWorks...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    June 8, 2020

Local youth shows how Kindness Rocks

My usual monthly column took a different turn this month, but I think you'll find the detour will be worthwhile. This month I interviewed a young man who wants to share kindness throughout the communi...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    April 27, 2020

What it Takes: Sharing hope virtually anywhere

I’m sure many of you are with me when I say that I’d sure like to move forward from this COVID-19 thing. But we’re stuck for now. COVID-19 has changed our lives, leaving us to feel isolated and...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    March 30, 2020

What it takes: Living one day at a time

(with guest contributor Rachel Brazil) It's been a crazy past couple of weeks. There was one point when I had been stuck in the house for three – maybe even five – days. I couldn't handle being...

 
 By Oakley Brazil    News    March 2, 2020

Report from the Trail Riders 4-H Club

The 4-H Trail Riders met on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 20 at the Schuster residence in New Rockford. Nearly everyone was in attendance. A few were out due to illness. At the meeting, we discussed...

 

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