Fifteen months ago, Beth Rank set a goal for Burnett County 4-H and that goal was to reach 100 members across the county. She reached that goal in June.

Rank, 4-H Youth and Family Development Educator told the Natural Resources committee in March 2018 about the goal set for the 4-H kids, she also told them they would get 100 cupcakes if they reach that mark.

“So now we just have to figure out who’s going to make them all, because I have two kids at home and don’t have time to bake 100 cupcakes.”

Rank also talked about how the course Raising a Thinking Child was a success in the spring.

“We did it all online through Zoom meetings,” Rank said. “That allowed parents to take the course online with the smart phone, tablet or computer in the comfort of their own home.”

Rank said they are planning to have another Raising a Thinking Child online course offered in the fall. She added they are looking into another opportunity for parents called Parent Café.

It is supposed to be a type of support group for parents and a way to “recharge their batteries.”

“You can’t drink from an empty glass,” Rank said.

In other items:

The committee had discussed changing the ATV trail opening date across the county in May but decided not to go forward with it due to the confusion it may cause, and the county would have to put out over 100 new signs saying the new opening date. The opening date will remain the Friday before Memorial Day.

CenturyLink will be putting in fiber optic to better reach customers in the northern part of Burnett County. They need permission because the Gandy Dancer Trail and the ground underneath it belongs to the County. Forest Administrator Jake Nichols said they usually charge $500 per crossing and CenturyLink is looking for two crossings on the Gandy Dancer Trail north of Webster.