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‘Beginners Day’ introduces program to younger crowd

Record book winners also announced

Twenty-six 4-Hers and leaders attended the Beginner’s Work shop on Saturday, June 23 at the Gause ISD cafeteria.

Teen leaders, adult leaders and volunteers conducted crafts, junior master gardener activities, food and nutrition demonstrations, games and much more to introduce 4-H opportunities. RECORD BOOK WIN- NERS—A total of 25 4-H record books were submitted for county judging on June 21. Congratulations to all of the 4-Hers on learning the new record book keeping system. Thanks to the parents and leaders for helping their 4- Hers compete the process and assisting with the judging.

Record books in the junior, intermediate and senior divisions that placed first will be competing in the District 8 4-H Record book Contest on July 12. Here are the county results:

Beginners Swine—Wylie Barrett, first.


Above, Beginners Day attendees participate in some recreational activities during their day of fun. 
Photos courtesy Milam County Extension Office Above, Beginners Day attendees participate in some recreational activities during their day of fun. Photos courtesy Milam County Extension Office Juniors Citizenship and Civic Educa-

tion—Jacob Pedroza, first. Rabbits—Colby Barton, first; Kevin Junek, second. Science and Technology— Gabriel Ramthun, first. Sheep—Sydney Vaculin, first. Wildlife and Fisheries—Jacob Barron, first.

Intermediates

Citizenship and Civic Education— Danielle Pedroza, first.

Consumer Education—Kendall Lee, first.

Goats—Cameron Cooper, first.

Personal Development and Leadership—Savannah Garcia, first.

Rabbit—Julia Harwell, first.

Sa fet y— C ha nd ler Ba r ton, first.

Shooting Sports—Patrick Dean, first.

Seniors


Renee Sadler teaches kids about Junior Master Gardener bug collecting. Renee Sadler teaches kids about Junior Master Gardener bug collecting. Beef—Tyler Vrazel, first; Connelly Cooper, second; Colton Coufal, third.

Energy Management—Ethan Krumnow, first.

Food and Nutrition—Madeline Kostroun, first.

Leadership—Hailee Fisher, first.

Photography—Emily McCoy, first.

Rabbit—A.J. Harwell, first.

Range Management—Collin Kostroun, first; Devin Fisher, second.

Shoot ing Spor t s—Wi l lia m Dean, first.

DISTRICT HORSE SHOW— Congratulations to Hannah Hux on her second place Grade Gelding Halter Class at the District 4-H Horse Show last week. She rode her horse named Chucky. Hannah is a member of the Cameron 4-H Club.

COUNTY RECOGNITION— Milam County 4-Hers have two more chances to be recognized at the Celebration Event in October. You can submit a record book for county recognition and/or submit a county recognition form by Sept. 14.

Forms for the record book and recognition forms are available on the county website, http://milam. agrilife.org/ or at the Milam County Extension Office, 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron. Contact the Extension Office if you have questions, 254-697-7045.

The County Recognition Forms can be completed each years the guidelines are met, so you can receive the award several years. Here is a listing of the forms available to 4-Hers:

• 4-H Clover Award—Beginner ages (5-8 years old & not in the 3rd grade)

• 4-H Honor Award—Junior (ages 8 & in the 3rd grade or 10)

• 4-H All Star Award—Intermediate (ages 11-13)

• 4-H L et ter ma n Awa rd— Seniors (ages 14-18)

LIVESTOCK PROJECTS— Rockdale Fair tag-in for lambs, swine and goats is set for 7-9 a.m. Saturday, July 14 at Fair Park in Rockdale.

Turkey orders for the 2013 Milam County Junior Livestock Show and 2013 major shows are due Wednesday, July 11.

If you plan on showing turkeys at major shows or the MCJLS, you must place your order at the Milam County Extension Office by July 11.

The cost of birds is $3.50 per bird. Contact the extension office for additional information.


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