[email protected] 254-897-2809 Somervell County 4-H Newsletter December 2014 December meetings There won’t be any business meetings in December. Instead, we are having a countywide potluck. Details are listed to the right. Text Messaging via Remind.com This year, we will be using the Remind.com software to send out text message reminders. To sign up to receive text messages this year, text the message @glenrose4h to 254-247-3498. We promise not to overwhelm you with text messages. We will use them for meeting reminders and any important reminders, such as livestock validation dates/deadlines, major project or contest entry deadlines, project kick-off events, etc.. Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating Glen Rose 4-H T Shirt Ordering Instructions Ordering will close December 5th @ 8am 1. Go to www.barefootathletics.com/cof ENTER CODE: COF58552 2. Read and acknowledge online Terms & Conditions 3. Enter sizes and quantities for each item, and then click “Add to Cart” 4. Check your selections and make any necessary corrections. No changes may be made after order is placed 5. Once your order is correct click, “Proceed to Checkout” 6. Enter your billing information 7. Verify that your order is correct. No changes may be made once your order is placed. Read our Terms and Conditions. Check the box next to “Yes, I agree with the Terms and Conditions”, and then click “Continue”. 8. Enter your payment information and click, “Pay for Order”. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. Your order will ship to the extension office and we’ll call you when it comes in. These teams recently competed in the County Food Challenge and will be advancing to the District Food Challenge in Belton on December 10th. Congratulations on a job well done! Macaroni Minions Sautéed & Sassy Kate Reedy Emma Parrish Zoee Johnson Jenna White Jordin Voss Brandi Black Abby Johnson Lindsay Hartman Sami Hood Mackenzie Campos Record Books Start recording information and taking pictures for your record book. Be sure to document your project well, whether it be an animal project, food and nutrition, etc. You’ll need community service and leadership too! So volunteer to lead the pledge, set up for a 4-H club or project meeting or coordinate a community service project. Call us if you have questions. [email protected] 254-897-2809 Family Consumer Science Updates Youth Fair Food, Clothing and Craft Entries Entry forms and fees are due by December 10th online. Craft and clothing entries may be checked in between 5 & 8 pm on January 9th or between 7 & 8:30 am on January 10th. Food entries must be checked in between 7 & 8:30 am on January 9th. For more information you can contact our office or visit www.somervellcountyyouthfair.com, there you can enter online and view the rules and guidelines. Consumer Decision Making This is a great contest that teaches participants how to make good purchasing decisions and to evaluate products based on quality and situations presented. If you are interested in this contest, we will start practice in January. If you are a senior, this is also one that you can advance to state in. Shooting Sports Updates Meeting & Practice Info December 7th - Rifle &Shotgun Practice December 14th - Shotgun Postal/Practice & Archery Practice December 21st - Shotgun Postal/Practice Sporting Clays Fundraiser The date has been booked for February 21st! We have lots of planning to do and need all the help we can get. We will need volunteers to help organize the event as well as people to help work the day of the event and even someone to make desserts for lunch that day. Please contact Mark Ochoa or Sonja Mausser if you can help. If you have specific questions regarding your project practice, please call your coach! We have lots of new things going on in the Shooting Sports Club. If you want to get involved let us know! LIVESTOCK UPDATES Somervell County Youth Fair -- January 8-10, 2015 Entry Deadlines Somervell County Youth Fair: ALL entries will be done online! Entries are due online by December 10th. Click here to visit the youth fair website. There you will be able to view the handbook and register for the show. Stock Show Links For important info please click the links below. San Antonio: sarodeo.com San Angelo: sanangelorodeo.com Houston: rodeohouston.com Austin: rodeoaustin.com Broiler Orders Broilers have been ordered and will be available for pickup at our office on December 3rd from 5-7 pm. If you ordered broilers we will be calling you. Don’t forget about your birds! Dinosaur Valley Jackpot Show FFA Lamb, Pig, and Goat show at the Expo. Books open Saturday, Dec. 13 @ 7AM. Show 10AM-4PM. Spectator admission is FREE. For more information call Blake O’Quinn 254-898-3867 School or 512-983-7273 [email protected] LIVESTOCK UPDATES 4-H Scales & Clippers The 4-H program has scales to weigh your animals and clippers to clip them, also. If you would like to use these items, you may check them out from the office. We ask that you return them in 2 days so the next person can use them. There will be a $10 refundable deposit and a $10 rental fee in order to rent the clippers. Photos Be sure to take pictures of you and your project and/or team practicing or competing. Send them to us and we’ll put them on our webpage. This will allow us to let the community know what we’re up to, and you’ll have great pictures for your Record Book! Exhibitor Cards We have exhibitor cards for your livestock show pens. If you want one come by the office and we’ll get you set up! If you have questions or need any help with your livestock project, please let me know!! I have spoken with the Ag agents in Hood, Erath, & Johnson Counties. All of them have been very willing to provide assistance and advice. We also have plenty of knowledge and help here locally. Email or call me if you need anything! The Extension office will be closed December 24th-26th, 2014 in honor of the Christmas holiday. This year, we are especially thankful for the wonderful 4-H families we work with every day. Please, please be safe this holiday season. Come back ready to go for an awesome 2015 Youth Fair! ~ Brianne & Cassidy December 2014 January Dates to Save Sun January 1st - Our office will be closed Mon 1 Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 2 3 Chicken Order PickUp 4 5 6 7 8 Rifle & Shotgun Postal/ Practice 9 Christmas Potluck 10 Youth Fair Entries Due District Food Challenge 11 12 13 Dinosaur Valley Jackpot Show 14 Archery & Shotgun Postal/ Practice 15 Rabbit Validation 16 17 18 19 20 21 Shotgun Postal/ Practice 22 23 24 Office Closed 25 Office Closed 26 Office Closed 27 28 29 30 31 January 8-10th - Youth Fair Extra-Curricular Activities & 4-H Eligibility As an educational agency, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service supports the Texas Education code and academic responsibility of student 4-H members. The Extension sponsored 4-H youth programs must comply with provisions of the Texas Educational Code in order for the 4-H program to maintain status of an extracurricular organization. When 4-H members participate in competitive events or when a member is participating in any 4- H event that will require him/her to be absent from school, the Extension Agent must submit a written request to the appropriate school official prior to the activity. The school will determine if the students are eligible for participation and notify the agent. If parents have any questions they should contact the school administration. 6th Annual Ellis County 4-H Open Invitational Archery Tournament When: February 28, 2015 Where: Ellis County Youth Expo Building 2300 West Highway 287 By-Pass Waxahachie, TX 75165 Registration Fee: $20 ($30 non 4-H members) Registration Deadline: Feb.15th, 2015 Check In: 8am for first flight (start time 9am) 12pm for second flight (start time 1pm) 4-H Indoor FITA Archery rules apply. Ages are by 4-H age, as of August 31, 2014. Space is limited to 100 participants. Spaces will be filled as entries are received. If entries arrive and there are no spaces available, they will be contacted and their entry will be returned. Juniors: 10 Yard targets Intermediates: 10 Yard targets Seniors: 20 Yard targets 20 ends of 3 arrows at 10 or 20 yards. Equipment will be checked at the door. Please have all arrows and bows marked clearly with your initials. Arrive early to check in. A mandatory orientation session will start at 8:50am for first flight and 12:50pm for second flight to cover all the rules and procedures. A short break will be taken between the 10th and 11th ends. Please note there will be no sky drawing, (as per 4-H and FITA rules), long hair must be tied back, no open-toed shoes such as flip-flops, sandals, Crocs, etc. To minimize confusion, only coaches will be allowed down-range during scoring. Only shooters will be allowed in the contestant seating, Aconcessionstandwillbeavailablethroughouttheday. For more information, please contact Shannon Edwards at 301-357-0275 or Mike Edwards at 301-357-0274.
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