Saunders County 4-H Smore

January 10, 2020

In this week's Smore...

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

  1. Market Beef Update - Beef Weigh in
  2. Scholarship
  3. Friends of 4-H & Extension Seeking ideas
  4. Shotgun Shooting Sports
  5. 4-H Enrollment Open for 2020
  6. Omaha Fashion Week
  7. Volunteer Screening Changes
  8. 2020 District Horse Show Dates
  9. 4-H Cat Club
  10. NCC Judging Contest
  11. 2020 Horse Stampede
  12. Companion Animal Challenge
  13. Opportunities in Stampede and Companion Animal Challenge
  14. Jarvis Scholarship
  15. Animal Clinics, Progress Shows, & Events
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Friends of Saunders County 4-H & Extension Foundation seeking ideas

the Friends of Saunders County 4-H and Extension Foundation would like to ask the clubs of Saunders County to help find a theme for this year’s auction. Please go to our Facebook page to put your suggestion into our poll. Last year’s theme was “Keep Saunders County Rolling”. With the use of items like tires and wheelbarrows, clubs made items for the auction in the past. Please submit suggestions to

4H Shotgun Shooting Sports

Are you interested in learning and competing in the sport of Trapshooting?

Female and male youth, grades 6 – 12, interested in participating in club trapshooting are encouraged to contact Ashland Gun Club 4H.

Fall practice is beginning. Season runs January to May. No experience necessary. Hunter Safety Education Required.

Visit Contact us at:

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Volunteer Screening Changes

Volunteers are screened in order to ensure a safe, positive and nurturing environment for all youth involved with Nebraska 4-H programs and provide protection for the child, volunteer, educator, 4-H Council, Extension Board, and Nebraska Extension.

In order to complete the volunteer screening, please click or copy and paste the following link and follow all instructions: Please note that only applications started through this link will be verified as part of Nebraska 4-H.

You will be asked to create a PIN number before beginning the application. This PIN is used to access the application if you need to re-enter the site at any point during the application process. All minors (under the age of 19 in Nebraska) will need to have a notarized ID form that will need to be submitted.

After the screening is complete, you will receive an email from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with the results of your screening. Please keep this file for your records. (You do NOT need to send this document to Nebraska 4-H.)

If you have any questions about the volunteer screening process, or encounter problems accessing the screening, please contact your local county office.

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4-H Cat Club - REVAMPED

Do you like cats? What about learning how to care for or show them? Maybe you have heard about the 4-H Cat Club in the past and wanted to join, but couldn't make the monthly meetings.

Do we have good news for you, or what? We are pleased to introduce this year's self-paced Cat Club! No more being bummed that you missed the hour long meeting every second Thursday. You will now have access to monthly lessons and activities that you can complete on your own time.

Check out more information here:

If you are interested, please stay tuned and register today!

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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.