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Paynesville Press - March 5, 2003

Kolb running for county dairy princess

By Michael Jacobson

Melissa Kolb - submitted photo Melissa Kolb, a senior at Paynesville Area High School, is one of 18 candidates for Stearns County Dairy Princess.

Kolb, the daughter of John and Theresa Kolb of St. Martin, is very active in the Tel-Stars 4-H Club, 4-H softball, the Silver Spur Horse Club, dairy knowledge bowl, dairy judging team, and showing dairy cattle. At school, she is also involved with FFA, Business Professionals of America, and FLA.

Melissa Kolb will compete on Saturday night to become a Stearns County Dairy Princess in Freeport.

In her leisure time, Melissa likes to spend time with her family picking out and taming cattle for shows. She also likes being outside, horseback riding, and spending time with friends.

The highlight of her life was exhibiting the Supreme Grand Champion Dairy Cow at the 1999 Stearns County Fair.

Melissa plans to attend Ridgewater Technical College in Willmar to study farm operations and management and to later earn a degree in agricultural business. She wants to focus on dairy in school.

Melissa compares herself to yogurt because it comes in a wide variety of flavors and she has a variety of interests and listens to many different people. Yogurt is also sweet and she feels that she is nice and kind to all.

The pageant and banquet will be held on Saturday, March 8, at the Freeport Community Center. The meal starts at 7:45 p.m. with the coronation starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door. Melissa is sponsored by First District Association.

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