Garrett Kamlitz, Jamestown, is the first student at Burdick Job Corps Center to have completed all the advanced automotive levels offered.
The levels included electrical / electronics, brakes, engine performance, suspension and steering, automatic transition and transaxle, engine repair, heating and air conditioning and manual drive train and axles. He also has achieved Tire Industry Certification, ASE Brakes Certification, ASE Electrical / Electronic Systems Certifications, and Mobile Air Conditioning Society Certification (MACS).
Kamlitz also completed a four-week internship at Westlie's Truck Center in Minot and was hired as a full-time employee there after a month.
Submitted Photo - - Garrett Kamlitz, Jamestown, has completed all the advanced automotive levels offered at Burdick Job Corps.
He came to the Burdick Job Corps Center in August 2009 and obtained his GED in November 2009. He completed his automotive shop/ classroom training in May.
Kamlitz said attending the Burdick Job Corps Center was a last resort and a way to stay out of trouble. He said he learned leadership skills there from being a shop foreman and a suite leader at the center. He said attending Burdick Job Corps was a worthwhile place to get his training and was a good place to be.
Pioneer Day planned
KENMARE Kenmare will have Pioneer Day events July 10 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Pioneer Village, U.S. Highway 52, Kenmare. The Lake County Historical Society is sponsoring events.
At 2 p.m. there will be a presentation by the North Dakota Antique Pottery Road Show in Niobe Hall. At 3 p.m. there will be a hymnsing in Hartland Church. Children's games will be from 4 to 5 p.m. at the White School House. A log-cutting contest will be at 5 p.m., with a pig roast feed (freewill offering) at 6 p.m., and a pioneer play, a comedy by Kelly Meadows, "Wrong Side of the Tracks," from 7:30 to 8 p.m. in the Red School House.
The event will also feature old-time music, vendors, village tours, a scavenger hunt for people of all ages, an antique tractor display, photographs by Joel Dennis Photography and a raffle drawing at 7:20 p.m.
Try some creative, memorable activities for kids this summer
BALTIMORE Come summertime, kids are always looking for something fun, lucrative, or rewarding to do. After all, there are only so many TV reruns to watch and video games to play before their cries of "I'm bored!" begin. With summer just around the corner, parents still have time to encourage their kids to do something special-and maybe even a little different this year.
Rick Bavaria, senior vice president of education outreach for Sylvan, suggests ways to inspire some memorable fun this summer and keep children learning in the process.
Put on a play or concert and enhance creativity. Kids love to show off their talents. If you have an aspiring actor or musician in the family, suggest she get together with other performer-friends to entertain families or neighbors. Kids can write their own short plays from their favorite books Amelia Bedelia books make for fun, silly plots or Google "short plays for kids" for other ideas. If your kids are musicians, they can choose their favorite selections or write their own songs. If they're really lucky, they can do both, and put on a musical.
Help a neighbor and develop caring and responsible values. Many neighbors in your community would greatly appreciate some help around the house, in the yard, with the shopping, walking pets, washing cars, or with errands. An hour or two a week allows your child to be helpful and gives your neighbor some assistance and company.
Start a book club and sharpen reading skills. If your kids have been given a summer reading list, they'll have an easier time of it if they work with study buddies. Invite their friends over for reading and discussion followed by pizza, swimming, or a movie.
Start a new sports team and learn research skills. Kids are always interested in the new and unusual. Find a safe sport that isn't on your school's physical education curriculum windsurfing, sailing, bocce and help your kids learn about it, try it, and have fun with it.
Hike 100 miles and teach perseverance and writing skills. What says summer more than trekking through the woods? Set a distance goal, and go for it. Even if you're not near nature trails or green forests, measure a few routes around your neighborhood and hike away a couple of times a week.
Make a movie and sharpen writing and leadership skills. It's easier to become a "junior filmmaker" these days, thanks to inexpensive cameras and computer programs that help develop creativity and imagination.
Do some gardening and learn geometry, botany, and working within a budget. Organize a small plot of yard for flowers, plants, or vegetables. At the library or online, help kids research gardens and gardening techniques. Give them an allowance for seeds. Help them design the plot, nurture it, and reap the benefits.
Exhibit paintings or photographs and boost creativity, writing and social skills. Encourage kids to draw, use pastels, watercolor, or paint. Or take photos of friends, games, pets, flowers, neighbors, events, or hikes. Put the photos in a hard-copy album or post online to share with others.
Play marathon board games and encourage logical thinking. Once or twice a summer, it's fun to have a game marathon. Choose your game: Monopoly, Scrabble, Clue, cribbage. Invite friends over, serve snacks, laugh a lot. Take a few pictures for the summer journal.
These ideas could spark many more. The main purpose is to keep kids' minds and bodies active, their social skills keen, and their summer enjoyment high.