SHERIDAN COUNTY NEWSLETTER

JUNE 2021

Calendar of Events

May 31 Office Closed – Happy Memorial Day

Jun 2 Cake Decorating Virtual Workshop Zoom 3 pm

Jun 4 Clover Bud Kit Activity Zoom 10 am

Jun 5 Building Confidence with your horse Rushville Arena 9-12

Jun 7 Hay Springs Jump into Summer Hay Springs School 9-4

Jun 8 Tractor Safety Gering

Jun 8 Sew Fun Extension Office 1-4

Jun 9 Dried & Delicious Virtual Workshop Zoom 10 am

Jun 10 Felting Creations Virtual Workshop Zoom 9 am

Jun 10-12 Ft. Robinson Horse Camp Dawes Co. Fairgrounds

Jun 12 Sheridan County Progress Show Sheridan Co. Fairgrounds

Jun 14 Rushville Jump into Summer Rushville Middle School 9-4

Jun 15 Animal ID, 4Honline, YQCA Deadline

Jun 16 Braid Reins/Sew Horse Fly Cover Extension Office 9-4

Jun 16 Floral Design Virtual Workshop Zoom 10 am

Jun 17 Western Livestock Challenge

Jun 18 Flowerbox Workshop Extension Office 12-4

Jun 19 Dawes County Progress Show Dawes Co. Fairgrounds

Jun 21 Resin Workshop Extension Office 9-12

Jun 21 4-H Council Meeting Extension Office 6:30 pm

Jun 22 Sew Fun Extension Office 1-4

Jun 23 Basket Weaving Virtual Workshop Zoom 10 am

Jun 23 Rabbit/Poultry Workshop Extension Office 2-4

Jun 26 Box Butte County Progress Show Box Butte Co. Fairgrounds

Jun 26 Fitting and Showmanship Horse Clinic Rushville Arena 9-12

Jun 28 Horseshoe windchime/paint screen Extension Office 9-3

Jun 28-29 PASE Challenge

Jun 30 State Speech

Jun 30 Genealogy Virtual Workshop Zoom 10 am

Jun 30 Range Judging Day Camp Chadron State College 9-3

Jul 1 Fair Enrollment Due

Jul 5 Office Closed

Jul 6-7 Sewing Sleepover Hay Springs School

Jul 7 Homemade Clock Virtual Workshop Zoom

Jul 8 Stained Glass Workshop Extension Office 9-2

Jul 9 Clover Bud Kit Activity Zoom 10 am

Jul 12 Southwestern Bellbottoms/Aztec Pillow Extension Office 9-12

Jul 17 4-H Horse Show Sheridan Co. Fairgrounds

Jul 19 4-H Council Meeting Extension Office 6:30 pm

Jul 20 Sew Fun Extension Office 1-4

Jul 23 Const/Quilt Judging/Public Modeling Hay Springs School

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

· Reminder – 4-H entries are due July 1st! https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/northernpanhandle/Sheridan_County_Documents/Sheridan_County_Fair/2021_Fair_Entry_Form.pdf

· Reminder – to nominate animals for state fair, deadline is June 15th at: https://4h.unl.edu/livestock/state-id

· The Resource Book is available online. Copies can be picked up at the Extension Office. https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/northernpanhandle/Sheridan_County_Documents/4-H_Programs/Fair%20book%20proposed%20changes%20for%202021%20%20last%20format.pdf

· Reminder – there will be a $10/day or $50 camping fee at the fairgrounds during fair week. The campers are not allowed to park on the fairgrounds prior to Sunday, July 25th at 8 am. The fee helps to make updates around the fairgrounds.

· Information about progress shows can be found here https://www.smore.com/gmcr1-livestock-opportunities

· Family Fun night at the fair will be on Monday July 26th, do you have a tug of war rope, corn hole boards, yard Jenga, yard golf, yard Yahtzee, stick horses, or baby pools? We would love if you could bring to share! Please let the office know 😊.

· Project records will not be required at fair this year. The council will be coming up with an award for the project records and winners will be presented at the Achievement Banquet in October.

Fair Activities

Lots of new things this year! Stay tuned to this newsletter for updates about the fair and rodeo, but for now MARK YOUR CALENDARS, NEW this year is 15 Large Inflatables coming instead of the carnival! There is multiple inflatables, of all sizes for each age group! Inflatables will be open Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31. More information to come on hours of operation and purchasing wristbands in next months newsletter. Check out the Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo facebook page to see videos and information about the inflatables!

Speech Contest REsults

Our Speech and PSA Contest was held on May 23. Abigail Russell received Champion Senior Speech Purple, Julia Russell received Champion Intermediate Speech Purple, Larry Nelson received Intermediate Speech Purple, Loy Nelson received a Clover Bud Participation, Abigail Nelson received a purple for her PSA.

Jump into SUmmer

- Hay Springs

This fun all-day long camp on June 7th, allows youth to experience a variety of projects in one day! Youth between the ages of 8 and 12 will get to design their day by selecting from a variety of projects including Marbled Clay Coasters, Elements of Art – Line, Leather Work, Cake Decorating, Tiered Wood Slice Shelf, and sewing a Quilt of Valor. Youth between the ages of 5 and 7 will experience projects in healthy living, consumer and family science, and STEM. The fee for this workshop is $15 and it will run from 9 am until 4 pm. Please contact the Extension Office to register by June 1st. The entry form is below.

- Rushville

This fun-filled annual Rushville Jump into Summer workshop will be held on Monday, June 14th from 9 am until 4 pm. Youth ages 8 and above will get to design their day selecting from a Can Lantern, Elements of Art – Line, Leather Work, Cake Decorating, Tiered Wood Slice Shelf, and a Holiday Wreath. Clover Buds will experience a variety of activities in healthy living, consumer and family science, and STEM. The fee for this workshop is $15. Please register for this workshop by June 1st. Contact the Extension office for more details. The entry form is below.

Panhandle Virtual workshops

For a complete list of area virtual workshops view them here: https://www.smore.com/87xu0-panhandle-virtual-programs

Sheridan County Horse Program

Building Confidence and Having Fun with your Horse

June 5, 2021 at the Rushville Arena. 9:00 a.m. – Noon: Megan Reimann is working with gaining confidence with your horse while having fun. Many of you have enjoyed Megan and her horse Rusty doing tricks and playing games together. She can get you started on the path of feeling confident with your horse and creating a wonderful bond. So, bring your horse and have a fun morning. We are lucky to have Megan give her time to 4-H.


Horse ID’s and Level Testing are due June 15, 2021. Do not wait until the last minute.


Fitting and Showmanship

June 26, 2021 – Rushville Arena 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Jessica competed in 4-H Horse for 10 years. She grew to be Fitting and Showmanship Champion many times at County and State Fairs. She loves showing others how to prepare their horse to look their best. She makes Showmanship a game that is fun and helps you learn your required moves. Come have some fun. Bring your horse, clippers, or scissors.

Sheridan county progress show

Sheridan County Goat, Sheep, and Beef Progress Show will take place on Saturday, June 12th. Check-In and Weigh-in is from 7-9am, show starts at 10 am. Entry fee is $20/head by June 1st, and $25/head after June 1st. Showmanship entry is $5 at the gate. Payouts go to the Champion and Reserve Champion for each species. The top three in each class will also receive a cash prize. Concessions will be available.

Entry form: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/northernpanhandle/Sheridan_County_Documents/4-H_Programs/2021%20Progress%20Show%20Flyer%20with%20Registration.pub.pdf

Dawes County Progress SHow


Dawes County Goat, Sheep, and Beef Progress Show will take place on Saturday, June 19th. Check-in and Weigh-in is from 7-8:30 am, show starts at 9:30 am. Entry fee is $20/head by June 7th, and $25/head after June 7th. Showmanship entry is $10 at the gate. Awards will be presented to the top two places. Entry form:

https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/northernpanhandle/Dawes_County_4H/Programs/Dawes%20CO%204-H%20Progress%20Show%202021%20All%20Documents%20FINAL2.pdf

Western Livestock Challenge

Prepare for the premier animal science event while winning cool prizes. June 17th, registration starts at 8 am and contest starts at 9 am, entry fee is $15. Awards for top three in each age division. Located at the Box Butte County Fairgrounds.

dawes county round up

Come compete in a livestock judging contest on May 21st at the Dawes County Fairgrounds. Registration is $15 and starts at 8 am and contest at 9 am. Awards will be presented to the top three in each age division.

dawes county livestock clinic

Plan to attend one or more sessions of this hands-on multiple species clinic to learn how to show or gain tips to help improve taking care of your animal. Topics include showmanship, fitting, nutrition, carcass ultrasound and education. June 1st, at 10 am, located at the Dawes County Fairgrounds.

4-H Council Camp Scholarships

Interested in attending a camp this summer, but don’t have enough money to cover the camp? The 4-H council has camp scholarships available. Please email mmracek2@unl.edu for more information.

Sustainability Presentation at the Nebraska State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair is seeking to showcase the innovation and creativity of Nebraska 4-H and FFA youth who are committed to making a difference in the area of sustainability. You are invited to bring your environmental presentation, activity, or exhibit to the 2021 Nebraska State Fair. (NSF) Sustainability Pavilion. The Pavilion includes a covered Activities Tent, stage, and Outdoor Exhibition Area. The Pavilion is located in the outdoor Market Place. If you are interested in participating, please complete and return the form found at: https://go.unl.edu/nsfsustainability. Forms are due June 15, 2021.

National Shooting Sports Championship

The 2021 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships will be held June 20-25 in Grand Island, Nebraska at the Heartland Public Shooting Park. The event is hosted by Nebraska 4-H. 4-H youth from across the country will compete in compound archery, recurve archery, air rifle, air pistol, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading, and hunting skills. https://4h.unl.edu/shooting-sports/national-registration

State Fair Livestock Exhibitor Resources

Range Judging Day Camp

Living Room Learning +

A summer virtual learning experience for youth ages 8-18, is targeted toward young people and their parents/caregivers who may be enjoying the summer break at home or in a summer day camp or childcare center. A hands-on, virtually guided session will be held monthly in June and July.

The sessions will feature the following topics:

· Wednesday, June 9, at 10am CT -- Food + Science

· Wednesday, July 7, at 10am CT -- Entrepreneurship + Art

Each session will be recorded and made available on-demand. Pre-registration is encouraged and comes with a perk – the first 25 pre-registrations received for both sessions of this summer’s Living Room Learning+ will receive the Nebraska 4-H Project of the Year educational kit (a $25+ value!) mailed to them for use during Living Room Learning+ in July. More information can be found at http://4h.unl.edu/living-room-learning.

Community Gardens

The Sheridan County GIVE Program and the Sheridan County 4-H Program received a Grow Together Nebraska Grant. A Community Garden will be planted in Gordon, Rushville, and Hay Springs. The produce will be distributed through the Gordon/Rushville Summer Lunch Program and the Hay Springs Senior Center.


Our goal is to involve children in this process by teaching them the basics of gardening and the benefits of eating healthy. We will be using the Learn, Grow, Eat & Go curriculum which helps students understand plants and how plants provide for people's needs.

If you are interested in participating as a volunteer or wanting your youth to get involved with gardening please call Bev Wellnitz at 308-327-5630 or Marie at 308-327-2312.

I Belong 4-H Signs

The Sheridan County 4-H Council is selling 4-H signs as a fundraiser! Almost all counties across Nebraska will be offering the signs in some way. We will provide the H wire stand for yards. The signs are $10.00 payable to Sheridan County 4-H Council.

Rabbit & Poultry Clinic

Tuesday, June 23

2 to 4 pm

Fee: none

Ages: 5+

Instructor: Volunteers

Location: Extension Office

Description: Youth will learn how to present their rabbit and poultry projects for showmanship.

Projects for Fair: Dept. G Div. 69 and 79.

Braid Horse Reins/Sew Horse Face Cover Workshop

Wednesday, June 16

9 am - 4 pm

Fee: $30

Ages: 12+

Instructors: Marie Nelson

Location: Extension Office

Description: Youth will learn how to braid split reins or barrel race reins using paracord and hardware. They will also sew a horse face fly cover using spandex fabric and a serger. Please pack a lunch. Limited space to 8 youth.

Project for Fair: Dept. C Div. 222 Class 5.

Build Wood Flower Box Workshop

Friday, June 18

12 pm – 4 pm

Fee: $20

Ages: 10+

Instructors: Marie Nelson

Location: Extension Office

Description: Youth will understand the basics of woodworking and build a flower box.

Project for Fair: Dept. H Div. 911 Class 9.

Resin Jewelry Workshop

Monday, June 21

9 am – 12 pm

Fee: $20

Ages: 10+

Instructor: Marie Nelson

Location: Extension Office

Description: Youth will mix, design and create their own jewelry or craft using resin.

Projects for Fair: Dept. C Div. 221 Class 8.

Horseshoe windchime/paint window screen Workshop

Monday, June 28

9 am - 3 am

Fee: $15

Ages: 8+

Instructor: Marie Nelson

Location: Extension Office

Description: Participants will create a horseshoe windchime using glass beads and wire. Youth will also create a painted scene on a window screen. Please pack a lunch.

Fair Project: Dept. C Div. 257 Class 19, Class 20.

Sewing Sleepover

July 6-7

Fee: $10

Ages: 8+

Instructor: Sewing volunteers

Location: Lister-Sage Community Center

Description: Come join us for a fun Sewing Sleepover! Youth will make a Buttonet Straight Skirt. This workshop is perfect for first time sewers and experienced sewers. Youth will need to bring 2 yards of 100% cotton fabric that is 60 inches wide, and 6 – 1” buttons. Feel free to bring your sewing machines. You will also want to pack a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, overnight toiletries, and other items for staying the night. Food will be provided.

Project for Fair: Dept. C Div. 222 Class 8.

Stained Glass Workshop

Thursday, July 8

9 am to 2 pm

Fee: $20

Ages: 10+

Instructor: Melissa Mracek, Wendy Scheenen, & Marie Nelson

Location: Extension Office

Description: Youth will learn about pattern layout, cutting glass, grinding, foiling, and soldering, while making a stained-glass project. All materials and glass are included. Please pack a lunch.

Project for Fair: C257016

Southwestern Bellbottoms/Aztec Pillow Workshop

Monday, July 12

9 am to noon

Fee: $15

Ages: 8+

Instructors: Marie Nelson

Location: Extension Office

Description: Youth will bring a pair of their own jeans and insert southwest or serape fabric in the outside seam to create a pair of stylish bellbottoms using a seam ripper, scissors, and sew machine. They will also learn stamping techniques to design an Aztec pillow.

Projects for fair: Dept. C Div. 221 Class 5; Dept. C Div. 211 Class 14.

Businessman Showmanship

This year for Family Fun Night we are hosting a Business Showmanship competition. The species this year is Sheep and Goats. We would like 4-H members who are taking this project to invite a Business professional to show their animal against other local business professionals. It will take place on Monday, July 26th starting at 7 pm. This is a great opportunity for youth to meet and interact with local businesses. The 4-H Council has compiled a list of potential business professionals to ask, please contact the Extension Office for some of the names. Also please let Marie know if you are planning to have someone show your project animal. See the form below.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.

The 4-H Youth Development program abides with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.


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