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Entrants in the Jackson County Home and Community Education Organization Cultural Arts Contest like to hear the words “going to state.” This year, 12 of the more than 30 entries heard those words.

In the Photography category, which received the most entries, Joyce Grunlien’s “Peaceful Scene” and “Native Story Teller,” Susan Grotjahn’s “Reflection” and “Butterfly Garden,“ Mary Nortman’s “Candles of Spring,” Cheryl Gabrielson’s “Beautiful Bird,” Joan Staffon’s “Threatening Sky” will move on to state competition.

In addition, Cheryl Gabrielson also received firsts on six photographs and one second place. Joyce Grunlien received four firsts, Susan Grunlien received two firsts and one second, and Mary Nortman, three firsts.

In the Sewing, useful sewn items category, Cheryl Gabrielson ‘s purse is state bound.

In the crocheting wearable item—Poncho and baby blanket by Kathy Leis and in other crocheting, Joan Staffon’s Christmas ornaments will be going to state.

In the hand stitching category, Mary Nortman’s Christmas ornaments will be on to state.

Judy Hanson’s machine-quilted table topper will be going to state.

Other entries were Kathy Leis with a giraffe baby quilt, and Judy Hanson with an octagon table runner and long table runner, which all received firsts.

Viewer’s choice was Cheryl Gabrielson’s purse.

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