Crystal Hamling, Staples Junior Miss, won awards at the Junior Miss state competition.
Hamling won $250 scholarships in the following categories: preliminary scholastics, preliminary poise and preliminary interview. She also won the spirit award and a $300 scholarship for best exemplifying the spirit of Junior Miss.
Twelve teen-age girls from across Minnesota competed for a share of $10,050 in college scholarships at the contest held in Lakeville. Ashley Nyquist of Owatonna won the title of Minnesota's Junior Miss 2003 and $3,750 in cash scholarships. She will compete in June in the America's Junior Miss National Finals in Mobile, Ala.
Upcoming S-M Community Education classes listed
STAPLES -- Staples Motley Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. Call community education at (218) 894-2497 to register.
On Being a Writer
Author and publisher Hap Corbett will share writing tips -- from the basics to the fine points -- in an easy-to-understand manner. Aspects of writing to be covered include fiction, non-fiction, opinion articles, letter writing and how to get published. Receive a complimentary, autographed copy of his novel, "Because I Love You."
The class is open to all ages and will meet 7 to 9 p.m. for three Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 18, in Room 103 at S-M High School. Cost is $45.
Basic Dog Training
This course will help participants train their dog and make their dog a better family pet. Any age dog or owner is welcome. The dogs must have all their shots up to date, including rabies and parvovirus. Bring copy of shot records to class. Bring a 6-foot leather and chain training collar.
The eight-week class meets 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 20, in the Staples Community Center. Cost is $42. Pre-registration is required.
Quilted Heart Table Runner or Chair Pad
Using the strip piecing technique, stitch fabric scraps of varying widths together, directly onto the batting. Participants will simultaneously create a design and quilt as they go, completing the heart shape with a bias binding.
Class will meet 5:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Farm Quilt Haus, 11862 261st Ave., Staples. Cost is $20, including pattern.
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