Area kids place at district horse show, county recordbook contests

Cheryl Walker
Extension Agent

Hannah Hux of Cameron 4-H and Lyndy Laurrell of Rockdale 4-H both placed at the District 4-H Horse Show in Belton June 20-21. Hannah Hux of Cameron 4-H and Lyndy Laurrell of Rockdale 4-H both placed at the District 4-H Horse Show in Belton June 20-21. Two Milam Count y 4- Hers competed at the District Horse Show on June 20-21 in Belton. Hannah Hux of the Cameron 4-H received fourth place in the halter–grade geldings class and Lyndy Laurrell of Rockdale 4-H placed 9th in the halter– registered mares 5 and older.

Congratulations to Hannah and Lyndy.

The Milam County 4-H program organized a 4-H Horse Project group this spring. If you are interested in activities involving horses, sign-up for the project group email and f ind out what is happening. Contact the Milam County Extension Office at 254- 697-7045 or email

COUNTY RECORD- BOOK S –Twent y - fou r 4- Hers submitted recordbooks for the count y judging on June 21. Congratulations to all of the 4-Hers and the leaders that assisted them. The junior, intermediate and senior recordbooks will be submitted for judging on July 7 for the District Record Book Judging.

Beginners (Clover Kids)– Colby Barton, goat, blue ribbon; Kyrene Jackson, goat, blue ribbon; Connor Barton, rabbit, blue ribbon.

Juniors–Jacob Barron, w i ld life & f isher ies, f irst place; Chandler Barton, safety; first place; Gracen Dach, swine, first place; Kassidy Hundle, foods & nurition, first place; Kaylee Jackson, goat; first place; Rebecca Kostroun, range management; first place; Jacob Pedroza, citizenship & civic education.

Intermediates–Patrick Dean, poultry, first place; Julia Harwell, rabbit, first place; Collin Kostroun, range management, first place; Danielle Pedroza, citizenship & civic education.

Seniors– Jarrett Beckhusen, gardening & horticulture, first place; William Dean, shooting sports, first place; A.J. Harwell, rabbit, first place; Madeline Kostroun, poultry, first place; Emily McCoy, photography, first place; Evan McCoy, leadership, first place; Elaine Luckey, goat, first place; Natasha Ramthun, family life; first place; Tyler Vrazel, beef, first place.

It is too late to turn in a recordbook for county judging, but you can still turn in a recordbook for county recognition at the Celebration Event in October. Just complete a recordbook or project record form by Sept. 15 so you can be recognized for your project experiences at the awards program. Forms and guidelines are available at the Milam County Extension Office and on t he website, milamco.

FOOD & NUTRITION WORKSHOP–If you are interested in the Food and Nutrition project, sign-up for the July 6 workshop at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall in Cameron. The program will start at 9:30 a.m. and end about 3:00 p.m. You will have a day full of eating, cooking and learning about project activities and contests.

As a part of the workshop, you will cook lunch as well as be a part of a food challenge. New and experienced 4-Hers will all gain skills to help them in project activities and with personal eating habits. Attend the workshop and learn as you eat.

Sign-up for the workshop by calling the Extension Of f ice at 254- 697- 7045 or email .

ROCKDALE FAIR–Ownership and tag-in dates for the 2011 Rockdale Fair are as follows:

Ju ly 9 – L ambs, sw ine and goats tag-in will be from 7- 9 a.m. at Rockdale Fair Park; Sept. 14–Rabbits tag-in will be from 5-7 p.m. at Home Demonstration Building. Entries for the Market Show will be due at each individual tag-in or pick-up at a cost of $15 fee per entry.

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