Sioux County Newsletter
Calendar of Events
Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day - Office is closed
Nov. 15 - 4-H Council meeting at 6 pm
Nov. 16 - Shooting Sports meeting at 6 pm
Nov. 19 - Fall Workshop at Bank Basement from 3:30 to 4:30
Nov. 25 - Thanksgiving - Office is closed
Fun Feed Results
Sioux County Fair Fashion Revue
Champion Stylist Becca Reece
Champion Construction Becca Reece
Sioux County Fair Art Hall Best of Show
Senior Champion Foods Becca Reece
Junior Champion Foods Chisum Pelster
Champion Environment Education Baxter Reece
Champion Photography Boone Button
Champion Home Environment Becca Reece
Champion SET Becca Reece
Sioux County Fair Open Youth Livestock Show—Best in County
Beef Showmanship Boone Button, Victoria Turbiville, Tilton Button, Chisum Pelster, & Jaime Turbiville
Bucket Calf Natalie Turbiville
Stocker Feeder Heifer Tilton Button
Breeding Heifer Chisum Pelster
Breeding Beef Bull Boone Button
Sheep Showmanship Jaime Turbiville
Best Dressed Goat Shiloh Button
Kid Goat Shiloh Button
Sioux County Fair Companion Animal Show
Cat Showmanship Boone Button and Tilton Button
Cat Conformation Tilton Button
Dog Showmanship Boone Button
Dog Obedience Boone Button
Sioux County Fair Poultry Show
Champion Poultry Jaime Turbiville
Reserve Champion Poultry Jaime Turbiville
Poultry Showmanship Boone Button
Sioux County Fair 4-H Horse Show High Point Winners
Junior Halter Kenna Lotton
Junior Performance Chisum Pelster
Junior Speed Chisum Pelster
Intermediate Halter Boone Button
Intermediate Performance Baxter Reece
Intermediate Speed Baxter Reece
Senior Halter Jaime Turbiville
Senior Performance Jaime Turbiville
Senior Speed Jaime Turbiville
Grand Champion Halter Horse Chisum Pelster
Neil Nunn Memorial Buckle – Junior Chisum Pelster
Neil Nunn Memorial Buckle - Intermediate Baxter Reece
Neil Nunn Memorial Buckle – Senior Jaime Turbiville
Sioux County Shooters Shooting Sports Certificates
Sioux County Warbots Robotics Team Certificates
Certificates of Achievement were given to all 4-H’ers who completed the 2021 4-H year.
Starting with First Year Members
Second year members
Third year members
Fourth year members
Fifth year members
Sixth year members
Seventh year members
Ninth year members
Achievement Application Awards were presented to Boone Button, Tilton Button, Baxter Reece, Becca Reece, and Chisum Pelster. Chisum received pins in Range and Shooting Sports. Baxter Reece was awarded pins in Shooting Sports and Wildlife. Tilton Button received pins in Shooting Sports and Horse. Boone Button was awarded pins in Beef and Leadership. Becca Reece was pins in Woodworking and Range. Ruger Pelster and Linnea Pelster were recognized for turning in Clover Kid Achievement Applications.
Clover Bud Members (members 5 – 8 years old) were recognized
Abigail Anderson Annica Barrera
Embry Barrera Shiloh Button
Linnea Pelster Ruger Pelster
Ethan Turbiville Nathan Turbiville
4-H Leader Recognition included awards for Two Years of Service to Marilyn Wright and Ten Years of Service to Jessica Turbiville.
The Heart of 4-H went to Annette Oldaker. She has been a huge help in assisting with the robotics group throughout the seasons. Last year the team made it to the state competition, and she gladly offered to help transport youth to the competition.
Outstanding Alumni went to Moni Hourt. Moni assisted this summer with a summer photography workshop and is always present to help take photo of the members’ accomplishments.
Outstanding Business in Service to 4-H was given to Sioux County Fire Department. They allow 4-H to utilize their space for shooting sports practices, the fun feed location, and always supporting the 4-H program.
The Outstanding 4-H Member for 2021 is Becca Reece.
All youth participating in or sending exhibits to the Nebraska State Fair were awarded a unique State Fair pin. They are:
Healthy Lifestyle Education
Baxter Reece – Cooking 201 Creative Mixes (Blue)
Becca Reece – Cooking Recipe File (Blue)
Boone Button – Creative Techniques & Lighting (Blue, Special Recognition)
Boone Button – Accessory 2D (Blue)
Baxter Reece – Accessory Outdoor Living (Purple)
Baxter Reece – Accessory Outdoor Living (Purple)
Baxter Reece – Accessory Recycled (Blue)
Baxter Reece – Accessory Textile 3D (Blue)
Chisum Pelster – Science Toy (Purple)
Becca Reece—Quilt Quest (Red)
Becca Reece – Upcycled Garment (Purple)
Boone Button – Embellished Garment (Red)
Baxter Reece – Item Constructed with Originally Designed Fabric (Blue)
Baxter Reece – Shopping in Style (Blue)
Becca Reece – Shopping in Style (Red)
Baxter Reece – Fish Display (Purple, Special Recognition)
Becca Reece – Major Types of Range Plants (Blue)
Chisum Pelster – Large Animal Kit (Blue)
Baxter Reece—Beyond the Needle (Qualified but did not attend)
Shopping in Style Fashion Show
Becca Reece—Best Buy for your Buck Outfit (Qualified but did not attend)
4-H Online Enrollment
Did you know the 4-H year is October 1 - September 30? October 1 is the start of a NEW 4-H Year! While everyone is anxious to get re-enrolled in 4-H Online, you will have to wait until all year-end reporting and the upgrade is completed.
4-H Online Enrollment for the 2021-2022 4-H year will not be open until after November 8. There is an upgrade called, 4-H Online 2.0, that will be happening for this year. Most other states use this version of 4-H Online. We have received reports that the 2.0 version is supposed to be more "user-friendly."
Shooting Sports Meeting
Coming in December!
Nebraska State 4-H Livestock Achievement Program
Excited to announce the second year of the Nebraska 4-H Livestock Achievement Program. This additional opportunity for enrolled livestock project youth, is designed to promote all educational aspects of 4-H livestock projects including selection, production, leadership, and exhibition by recognizing youth striving to improve in their livestock project knowledge and leadership.
The program recognizes Members of Excellence across all 4-H livestock project areas, including: beef, sheep, meat goat, swine, dairy cattle, dairy goat, rabbit, and poultry.
The program consists of two levels that require 4-H members to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate and project-related accomplishments. For each level, the Livestock Achievement Program provides a list of accomplishments from which 4-H members choose their goals. Each accomplishment is worth a specific number of points. Intermediates, ages 10-13, must complete 100 points worth of activities to receive the distinction of Intermediate Member of Excellence. Seniors, ages 14-18, must complete 150 points worth of activities to receive the distinction of Senior Member of Excellence. The Plan and Reports, linked on the webpage, show examples of the project related accomplishments they can choose, or they can identify their own with approval of their local educator.
Applications/Sign up are due June 15th through the application form link on the website. Plan and Reports, as well as Project Records will be due August 10 via the completion form on the website. Youth completing the achievement program and receiving member of excellence recognition in the various species will be recognized during the Parade of Champions, 4-H weekend at the Nebraska State Fair.
For more information or to apply, go to: Livestock Achievement Program | Nebraska 4-H (unl.edu)
Ashley Benes email@example.com
Brett Kreifels firstname.lastname@example.org
Cole Meador email@example.com
The National Western Stock Show is around the corner. Youth (between the ages 14-18) have the opportunity to participate in the annual catch-a-calf contest. The program is designed for youth to catch a calf, feed it, and return it one year later as a market ready steer at the National Stock Show. Steers are judged on production and carcass quality while the youth are judged on showmanship, record books, and a personal interview. Grand and Reserve will sell their steers at the Auction of Junior Livestock Champions at the Stock Show. Applications to participate in this program are due December 15th.
The application process can be found at: https://nationalwestern.com/livestock-shows/catch-a-calf-program/