SHERIDAN COUNTY NEWSLETTER
Volume 2021-2022, Issue 12
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Aug 15: 4-H Council Meeting - Extension Office - 6:30 pm
Aug 19: Picture Frame/Sale Check Pick up - Extension Office - 1:00 pm
Aug 22: State Fair Exhibits Due - Extension Office - 4:30 pm
Aug 23: State Fair Food Exhibits Due - Extension Office - 8:30 am
Aug 26 - Sep 5: Nebraska State Fair
Sep 6: Youth Entrepreneur Workshop 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Sep 7: State Fair Project Pick up - Extension Office - 4:30 pm
Sep 8: Youth Entrepreneur Workshop 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Sep 10-11: Willow Tree Festival 4-H Member Booth Gordon
Sep 11: Jr Leader Meeting - Extension Office 5:00 pm
Sep 12: Robotics Practice - Extension Office
Sep 16: Sew Fun Hay Springs School 1:00 - 4:00pm
Sep 19: Sew Fun Extension Office 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Sep 19: Robotics Practice - Extension Office
Sep 26: Robotics Practice - Extension Office
Oct 1: Career Portfolio Due
Oct 1: Project Record Sheets Due
Oct 1: Diamond Clover Due
Oct 3: Robotics Practice - Extension Office
Oct 2-8: National 4-H Week
Oct 10: Columbus Day - Office Closed
Oct 10: Robotics Practice - Extension Office
Oct 17: Robotics Practice - Extension Office
Oct 24: Robotics Practice - Extension Office
Oct 30: 4-H Recruitment & Awards Banquet Extension Office
Oct 31: Robotics Practice - Extension Office
Buyer Gift & Sale Check
Checks & Buyer gifts can be picked up at the Extension Office. Please check with Wendy to make sure your thank you note has been filled out.
DEAR 4-H FAMILIES
Another great fair in the books! Thank you to all that volunteered, exhibited projects, participated in summer workshops, and continue to "Make the Best Better!" Reflecting on this years' fair a little, it doesn't even seem like it happened because the week went by so fast! Every year it always amazes me at how great the kids are and how great the volunteers are!!
I know things are not always perfect, and they never will be. BUT with great people like you I know we can adapt and work together to resolve those little challenges!
We will be trying to have some 4-H related events throughout the fall and spring this year, so please be on the look out for those activities!
There are certain things that might be changing for next year. SOOOOO PLEASE let us know if you have questions. If you don't know something contact someone at the office and we will help you.
Lastly, we are really needing more volunteers for our 4-H program. Talk to someone who would be interested and think about joining! Bring a friend!
I hope everyone has a good school year!
STATE FAIR RESULTS
Abigail Nelson Accessory 2D – Purple
Abigail Nelson Original Sculpture or Pottery – Red
Abigail Nelson Original Watercolor Painting – White
Abigail Nelson Candy – Purple
Caleb Heck Welding – Blue
Emily Nelson Original Pencil or Chalk Drawing – Blue
Emily Nelson Original Mixed Media Art – Blue
Emily Nelson STEAM Clothing 3 Modeling – Blue
Hattie Williamson Creative Techniques & Lighting Display or Print – Blue
Hazel Anderson-Beguin Original Watercolor – Blue
Jaxon Kearns Accessory – Orig made from wood – Blue
Jessalinn Dieriex Best Buy for Your Buck Ages 14-18 – Blue
Josephine Kelly 1 Jar Tomato Exhibit – Red
Josephine Kelly 1 Jar Pickled Exhibit – Red
Kirsten Heck Photography Level 2 – Blue
Leighton Haller Fairy or Miniature Garden – Blue
Lily Rosane Accessory – Orig made from Metal – Blue
Logan DeCoste Portrait Print – Blue
Louisa Scott Abstract Photography Display or Print – Purple
Louisa Scott Candid Photography Display or Print – Blue
Louisa Scott Advanced Fashion Accessory – Purple
Louisa Scott Best Buy for Your Buck Ages 10-13 – Blue
Louisa Scott Accessory Textile 3D – Blue
Louisa Scott Accessory Orig Floral Design – Purple
Louisa Scott Modeled Attention Shoppers – Purple
MacKenzie Simonson Beginning Fashion Accessory – Red
MacKenzie Simonson Accessory Textile 2D – Purple
Madison Dolezal Best Buy for Your Buck – Ages 10-13 – Purple
Mikaylee Campbell Accessory Recycled or Upcycled for the Home – Blue
Myrisa Pieper Level 2 Crochet – Blue
Myrisa Pieper Level 3 Crochet – Red
Rowan Simonson Creative Composition Display or Print - Blue
Sawyer Davis Loaf Quick Bread – Purple
Willow Frink Range Origin Book – Blue
JR NIOBRARA SPORTSMAN 2022 RESULTS
Southerland - Braxton Hathorn 1st place overall
Oshkosh - Haley Johnson 1st place lady
Mitchell - Haley Johnson 1st place lady
Cornhusker State shoot - Haley Johnson 5th place ladies singles, Tyler Johnson 6th place handicap
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
JOIN JUNIOR LEADERS!
The next Junior Leader meeting will be held on Sunday, September 11th at 5 pm at the Extension Office. The group will be planning their end of the summer party/trip. The club is seeking new members who are at least 13 years old. Why join Junior Leaders? You can take on a leadership role during fair, go on fun trips, be eligible for the Ultimate Teen Award, gain new leadership skills, and voice your ideas on how to improve Sheridan County 4-H.
Achievement Application & Career Portfolio
Junior and Intermediate age divisions are eligible to complete either the Achievement Application or the Career Portfolio. These are due September 15th. The Senior division must complete the Achievement Application in order to be eligible for State Awards. By completing these applications, youth are eligible to win additional $25 cash prizes presented at the Achievement Banquet in October. Youth will need to select a curriculum area. To complete the Achievement Application, youth have a maximum of 3 pages to include the following information: collective 4-H experiences, 4 -H experiences within the last year, 4-H Leadership Experiences, Non 4-H Leadership Experiences, Community Involvement, and Career Spark.
Project Record Sheets
There is a $100 award for youth who hand in (up to three completed) project records by October 1st. Winners will be presented at the Achievement Banquet in October.
Diamond Clover Award
Diamond Clover is a noncompetitive aspect of 4-H that allows youth to set goals for the 4-H year which are not tied to ribbons received. After fair is over, youth will write down their accomplishments under the goals they selected. At the Achievement Banquet they will be recognized and receive a 4-H pin with the stone that is related to their level. Youth can only complete one level a year but can start at any of the levels.
The Diamond Clover program has been adapted so 4-H members who do not participate in the County Fair can still apply for this recognition. Please contact the Nebraska Extension Sheridan County office if you have any questions at email@example.com.
The 4-H Council implemented 4-H Bucks program to help active 4-H members pay for workshops and 4-H camps.
Every year, 4-H members can earn up to $50 by participating in different activities such as speech contests, horse level testing, workshops, progress show, being a club officer, etc. Each activity you participate in, you receive a number of points.
If 4-H members who are Juniors earn 5 to points they receive $10, 10 to 15 points they receive $25, and 16 or more points they receive $50. Intermediate members must earn 7 to 12 points to earn $10, 13 to 19 points for $25, and 20 or more points for $50. Senior members must earn 9 to 15 points to receive $10, 16 to 23 points for $25, and 24 or more points to earn $50. Youth can utilize the 4-H Bucks to help pay for 4-H workshops, camps, etc. It is a scholarship program for youth being actively involved in 4-H throughout the year.
Free sewing classes will be starting soon held at the Extension office in Rushville or at the Hay Springs School from 1:00 - 4:00pm! Beginning sewers will be learning the fundamentals and skills needed to create and design beautiful projects! Limited space is available, as there is room for 5 students at each session. So please let the office know soon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 308-327-2312.
Clover Bud meetings will be happening at the Hay Springs School, Rushville Elementary, and Gordon Elementary. Schedule will be coming soon!
Clover Bud members are youth between the ages of 5 and 7 as of January 1st, 2023. These youth will experience teamwork, social interaction, and decision-making skills while participating in hands on activities. Upon participating in these workshops, youth will have Clover Bud projects to display at the 2023 Sheridan County Fair.
4-H RECRUITMENT & ACHIEVEMENT BANQUET
The 2022 Sheridan County 4-H Achievement Banquet will be Sunday, October 30, 5pm at the Extension Office at 800 Loofborrow Street in Rushville. There will also be 4-H enrollment starting at 3pm, and new members are invited to attend the Achievement Banquet.
Youth are encouraged to wear a 4-H t-shirt and nice jeans. It is a potluck, the families with the last name starting with A-K need to bring a dessert and families with last name starting with L to Z need to bring a side dish.
Youth will be able to pick up awards from county fair, Achievement Application awards, as well as recognize 4-H volunteers. We will be voting on the new 4-H Council members at this time as well.
SHERIDAN COUNTY 4-H COUNCIL
Youth members are also included in the 4-H Council. This is a vital role necessary to give our youth "voice" on decisions that affect their educational experience. 2-4 youth members ages 11-18 can serve on the council.
Any adult or youth interested in having your name added to the ballot for the Sheridan County 4-H Council is encouraged to call the office (308-327-2312). The annual election will be held at the Achievement Banquet in October.
Shooting Sports practice for BB Gun and Air Rifle will start on October 4th. They practice from 3:30 to 7:OO pm depending on when the youth show up. During October through December, practice is held the first and third Mondays of the month. In January they will start practicing every Monday and start attending the Panhandle Best Shoots. Youth need to be registered for 4-H to participate. Parents need to sign waivers the first meeting. Please contact Bruce Salisbury or Donna Jech for more information.
These people are YOUR voice! Please contact any of them if you have an idea for a new or existing event or activity, have concerns with the program, or just want to have input in the decision-making process.
David Russell, Wendy Andersen, Michelle Heck, Nicole Janssen, Jake Scott, Kami Scott, Marie Nelson, Melissa Mracek
President - Ryan Paul
Vice President - Jake Elwood
Secretary - Jackie Simonson
Treasurer - Jake Scott
Members at large: Candace Nelson, EJ Frink, Megan Grossman, Zach Kearns, Clint Vincent, Jody Wilde
Youth Members: Caleb Heck, Sevanna Berndt, Regan Anderson, Abigail Russell
President - Cole Vejraska
Vice President - Matt Albrecht
Secretary/Treasurer - Jacob Tejral
Members at large: Caleb Peters, Trevor Ginkens
Nebraska Extension - Sheridan County Office
Location: 800 S Loofborrow Street, PO Box 329 Rushville, NE 69360
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.