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AUSTIN EDITION -- CLUB NEWS Mower County Pork Producers

The Mower County Pork Producers invite local youths to enter the Pork Industry Ambassador Program.

The person chosen to represent Mower County will receive a $500 scholarship from the organization and becomes eligible for a $1,000 scholarship if chosen as the Minnesota State Pork Industry Ambassador.

The program develops leadership skills in youths and encourages them to become more involved in the pork industry.

Contestants may be male or female and must be single with no dependents. They must be 17 years old before Jan. 1 of the year in which they will compete for the state title, but not older than 21 before Jan. 21 of the year of competition. The contestant or their parents must be engaged in the production of pork, or the contestant must be planning on entering an ag-related field.

Each contestant will be asked to give a two- to four-minute speech on the importance of the pork industry in agriculture. There will be a personal interview with judges. Contestants will also be judged on general appearance, vitality, sincerity about the pork industry, as well as speaking ability and knowledge of the subject.

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For more information and entry forms, contact any high school FFA or FLA adviser, or Mower County Pork Ambassador Scholarship Committee Chairman, Jean Roe at (507) 324-5592.

The deadline for entries is Feb. 15.

Memorial fund

The Austin Medical Center Auxiliary has received memorials honoring Peg Morgan, Carolyn Westphal, Yvonne Thillman, Twyla Johnson, Violet Heslip and Robert D. Olson.

These memorials will fund scholarships for local students enrolled in medically related fields at Riverland Community College.

Memorials and donations may be taken to Austin Medical Center coffee shop or mailed to Austin Medical Center Auxiliary, 1000 First Drive N.W., Austin, MN 55912

Duplicate bridge

The Austin Duplicate Bridge Club played Wednesday. The winners were: First, Wayne and Marion Paxton of Wells, Minn.; second, Bob Enright and Claire French of Osage, Iowa; third, Marty Taylor and Bob Gromatha of Albert Lea.

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Duplicate bridge is played at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Twin Towers apartment complex.

The Post-Bulletin publishes Club News, a compendium of news and events of local clubs and organizations, periodically throughout the week in the Austin edition. News items can be dropped off at the Austin office; sent to Club News, Post-Bulletin, 201 S. Main. St., Austin, MN 55912; or send e-mail to news@postbulletin.com.

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