Saunders County 4-H Smore

July 3, 2019

In this week's Smore...

** Did you know that new items added are BOLDED?!?

  1. Saunders County Online Pre-Entry - July 1 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER MONDAY JULY 8TH
  2. Superintendent Letter
  3. 2019 Superintendents
  4. Saunders County Fair Clean-Up Day
  5. 2019 Theresa Wilson Photo Theme
  6. Shooting Sports Practices
  7. Dog Practice
  8. Leader & Parent Information Night RECORDING & Fair Changes
  9. Top Curriculum Exhibitor Contest
  10. SC 4-H Friends Foundation Fundraiser
  11. Static Tags and Exhibitor Numbers
  12. Summer Interns
  13. State Fair Deadlines AND Discount Tickets
  14. Companion Animal Showmanship Video Contest
  15. Youth Crop Scouting Competition
  16. Deadline to enter NDA Annual Poultry Photography Contest - July 15th
  17. FCS, Plant Science Contests
  18. 2019 Ne State Fair Dog Show Changes
  19. Ne Elite Showmanship Contest
  20. 2019 4-H Activity Calendar
  21. Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events

Saunders County Online Pre-Entry

DEADLINE for Online Pre-Entry - JULY 1!!!!


  • This is DIFFERENT than the YQCA, ID Affidavit's (Sheets), & 4-H Online Enrollment.

  • This is the link that will have you sign up to tell us exactly what animals you will be bringing and which contests you plan to participate in. (Static exhibits not required to complete)

  • AFTER COMPLETION OF PRE-ENTRY, you should receive email receipt.

The following projects MUST BE PRE-ENTERED ONLINE to show at the Saunders County Fair. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Animals: Online Entry for Animals

  • Beef
  • Cat
  • Clover Kid Animals
  • Clover Kid Fashion Show
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Dairy Goats
  • Dog
  • Horse
  • Meat Goats
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Sheep
  • Swine

Contests: Online Entry for Contests

  • Archery
  • ATV Driving
  • Best Dressed Critter
  • Fashion Show
  • Favorite Foods
  • Ice Cream Rolling Contest
  • Shooting Sports
  • Tractor Driving
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Superintendent Supper

Tuesday, July 16th, 6pm

635 East 1st Street

Wahoo, NE

2019 Superintendents - STATIC



Lynae Callan, Tina Hough, Diane Scheffert, Hannah Peterson, Gail Brickel


Connie Hansen, Marie Gruenes, Tammie Wall, Sue Dubois, Amy Tichota, Sue Thomas

LIFE SKILLS (heritage, child development, citizenship, business, safety, posters)

Janice Janssen, Angie Mayberry


Kim TePoel, Stefanie Sherman, Linda Hoven, Emily Harrington, Kim Novotny, Michelle Nice


Ann Gillentine, Theresa Dumont, Nicky Draper


Susie Sousek, Jane Harpenau, Kara Sousek, Collette Rathke, Marilyn Jenson, Lori Urban


Paula Dyas, Crystal Powers, Megan Patent-Nygren


Suzy Fredricksen


Tammie Wall, Cassidy Wall


Tammie Wall, Sue Dubois


Jenna Hanson

2019 Static Superintendents - CONTESTS


Dale & Kristin Nygren

Matt & Lori Hannan

Rod & Julie Palm

Mike & Amanda Schaal


Norm & Sandra Kavan

Chris Tvrdy

Matt Tvrdy

Jeremy & Lisa Vrana


Chad Lechtenburg

Ed & Donna Booth


Dylan Tegtmeier


Cassidy Wall, Amy Tichota, Betty Rezac

2019 Superintendents - LIVESTOCK


Cory Kruse, McKinley Wilson, Greg & Tammy Meduna, Beau Hartman, Ryan & Caitlin Coulson


Cholena Soden, Katherine Norris


Jen Pinkelman


Maddie Nygren, Tammy Ondracek, Jennifer Pinkelman, Jason & Jeannie Kliment, Moriah Wellman


Sarah Goracke, Roger Fujan, Hilary Fujan, Alyssa Maly


AnnaLisa Estrela


Nicki Bordovsky, Emily Pestal, Bret & Karen Pierce Pierce, Chris & Pat Gaughan


Scott Negley, Karissa Negley


Ann Gillentine, Jenae Martin - Tegtmeier, Josie Nelson


Allison Grell, Lisa Divis-Bartunek, Sherie Van Slyke


Stephanie Draper, Tammy Draper, Jeff Draper


Jennifer Norris, Krystal Tilson


Sue DuBois, Hannah Peterson


Roger & Jennifer Benes, AnnaLisa Estrela


Dave Lanik, Richard Meduna

Saunders County Fair Clean Up Day

Saturday, July 20th, 8-10:30am

635 East 1st Street

Wahoo, NE

Stop by the 4-H Building for a list of tasks and some breakfast!

2019 Theresa Wilson Photography Theme: NEBRASKA STRONG

Shooting Sports Practices

There will be shooting sports practices on July 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 6-8 p.m. in the Commercial Building at the Saunders County Fairgrounds

Waggin' Tails Dog Club Practices

Waggin' Tails will be meeting at the fairgrounds on Sunday nights starting at 6:30 pm. Contact Hannah Peterson or Sue DuBois for more information.

Top Curriculum Exhibitor Contest

2019 SC 4-H Friends Foundation Fundraiser

2019 Silent Auction “Keep Saunders County Rolling” will be the slogan for this year’s silent auction. o Cole will direct 4-H clubs (via email) to construct a project that somehow uses wheels of some sort or something that puts things into motion or that has been used to keep things in motion (ie: fiber optics, wagon wheels, tires, etc). The auction items will be on display and up for bidding during the fair.

o A “Buy Now” option price will be set upon the 4-H Club’s suggestion. Bidding will continue on items that haven’t been purchased through the “Buy Now” option and will be finalized through a Live Auction Sunday evening prior to the Livestock Auction

Static Tags and Exhibitor Numbers

All static tags and Exhibitor Numbers can be found here:


We are very excited to be able to have TWO summer interns with us this year at the Saunders County Extension Office. These interns will be helping us with day to day operations, teaching summer workshops, leading summer reading programs, and helping with fair preparations. Make sure to say hello if you stop by the office.

Miranda Mueller

My name is Miranda Mueller, and I am from Yutan, Nebraska. Throughout my years in 4-H I was actively involved in the Saunders County program showing rabbits, sheep, pigs, and participating in static projects including quilting, sewing, and photography. I was also a member of the Saunders County 4-H Council my final years in the program.

I am going to be a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this fall where I am majoring in Animal Science and Grazing Livestock Systems, and minoring in Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars and the Engler Entrepreneurship Program. I am also involved in the UNL FFA Alumni, Block and Bridle, and the Grazing Livestock Systems Club at the University. I am looking forward to a great summer full of youth workshops and preparing for this year’s county fair!

Shelby Wachter

Hello! My name is Shelby Wachter and I am ecstatic to be interning with Saunders County 4-H this summer! I was born and raised in Blair Nebraska where I grew up on a small acreage outside of town. My dad was in 4-H so when I aged into the organization he signed me up and I am forever grateful he did.

It was then that my true passion for agriculture and livestock flourished. I originally started showing cattle but thanks to some good family friends my second year of 4-H we bought a few lambs and I fell in love. Through all my years in 4-H I showed cattle, pigs and even chickens for a few years but the species that I really connected with and stuck with was sheep. Within a few years my family really developed a passion for showing lambs and we slowly started to compete more and travel to more shows and sales.

Now I am currently a student at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and in the fall I will be a junior, majoring in Agricultural Education with the goal of being a high school Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor. My family now has a started to raise show lambs. I still show in FFA currently and I am dreading the day I am no longer allowed in the show ring. But I hope to stay involved with the industry through my younger brother showing and one day with the hope of having my own herd of show ewes.

With my passion for livestock and knowledge of the industry I am very excited to help with the Saunders County Fair and preparation for the Nebraska State Fair. I hope to get to know as many of the 4-Her’s and 4-H families as I can in my time here!

State Fair Deadlines

Note to families showing at the NEBRASKA STATE FAIR:

While it is only July, we just wanted to remind you that the deadline for entries for the Nebraska State Fair is August 10th @ 8 PM for 4-H and 5 PM for FFA. This online entry will open the 2nd week of July. This entry is to say exactly what animals you will be exhibiting at the fair and by which showman. You will also be allowed to buy parking passes and entry tickets then as well.

State Fair Livestock and In-Person Entry will open on July 8th.

2019 Nebraska State Fair Discount Tickets

The discount tickets available for 4-H static exhibitors at the Nebraska State Fair will no longer be sold through county offices. The Nebraska State Fair is developing a new discount ticket option for 4-H static exhibitors and we will share those details as soon as they are available. The Nebraska State Fair has several great NEW discount ticket options for families already available online. Please visit for details regarding options available now until midnight on August 22nd.

More information about the contest can be found here:
More information about the contest can be found here:
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2019 FCS Quiz

The 2019 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences Quiz is ready to use. This quiz, based on FCS subject matter, is designed for 8-12 year olds (Older 4-H'ers are welcome to participate; however, the questions are designed for 8-12 year olds). The intent of this contest is to engage young people interested in family and consumer sciences in a challenging educational experience. Youth can study for the quiz by reading and reviewing FCS related Nebraska 4-H curriculum and National 4-H curriculum.

NE State Fair Dog Show Change

The Nebraska State Fair 4-H Dog Show is undergoing changes for the 2019 season. Due to facility changes at Fonner Park, the 2019 State 4-H Dog Show will be held on Saturday, September 7, 8:00 AM CST at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s East Campus in the Animal Science Building. This will allow families to experience UNL’s facilities and still participate in other State Fair events.

Additional information will be forthcoming. In the meantime, questions can be directed to Companion Animal Specialist Dr. Lisa Karr and Superintendent Tayler Wickham at the contact information below.

Dr. Lisa Karr


Tayler Wickham


Nebraska Elite Showmanship Contest

Details can be found at link.

Midwest Messenger, 4-H Club or FFA Chapter of the Week

The nomination form can be found on our website at

For any questions about this program or submitting a nomination, please contact Katy Moore at (402) 374-2225 ext. 122,

Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, and Events

Companion Animal Challenge, Horse Stampede, etc....

Saunders County Extension

Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture.

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.