Pike County 4-H news
Youth Fairboard Meeting
The Youth Fair Board will meet on Thursday, March 21, 7 pm, at the Courthouse Annex. The group will be reviewing the fair book and all collections will be due at this meeting. It is important that all members attend.
4-H Council Meeting
The 4-H Council will meet on Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. in the third floor courtroom. Discussion items that night will include springfest, achievement night, fair, state fair, and camp.
Youth Council Meeting
The Youth Council will be meeting on Thursday, March 21, 5:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex. We will be discussing Krispy Kreme sales, Achievement Night and planning activities.
2013 4-H Camp Applications
Camp will be held at Camp Inlow, 12 miles west of Palmyra. Junior Camp, 8-11 years of age, will be June 8-11 and Teen Camp, 12 to 14 years of age, will be held June 5-8.
Enclosed is an application and health form. Both forms are due May 17. A camping fee of $75 per person, or $140 for two children in the same immediate family must be included with the application.
Make your check payable to Pike County Extension Council. No refunds after May 24. Non 4-H’ers are still invited to camp. Pike County has made limited assistance available.
If you are interested in receiving assistance, please write scholarship on your application. You must be in good standing for financial assistance.
Applications can be found online at http://extension.missouri.edu/pike/4hcamp.aspx.
Hog and Sheep Weigh In
The date for the sheep weigh-in and hog identification is Tuesday, April 30, 4-7 p.m. It will take place on the Pike County Fairgrounds in the livestock barn.
Hogs should be ear notched prior to coming and sheep must have an identification tag. All barrows and market lambs must be identified. Sheep must weigh-in and barrows are optional. You must designate if your barrow is home raised at the time of the weigh in.
Krispy Kremes for Sale
The Youth Council Selling Krispy Kremes for $8 per dozen.
Preorder from a member or by calling the Extension office by March 21. You can also buy them at the Bowling Green 4-way stop by Crossroads on Friday, March 29 from 3 p.m. until sold out.
2013 Achievement Day
The 4-H Achievement Night offers a wealth of experiences for 4-H members. It will be held Monday, April 1, at the Bowling Green Middle School.
Entry forms are due March 25. Events during the evening will include personal development, table setting, public speaking, and demonstrations.
A list of demonstration types and requirements are on the back of the entry form. Guide sheets on how to prepare a demonstration are available at the extension office.
In public speaking, you may select any topic of your choice. For the junior division (8-10 years of age) the speech must be three to five minutes long; intermediates (11-13 years of age) the speech must be four to six minutes long. For the senior division (14 years of age and older) the speech must be five to seven minutes long.
Technology Assisted public speaking may be on any topic of your choice. The presentation follows the same guidelines as prepared speech, but allows for use of presentation software. There will be a junior, intermediate and a senior division.
Extemporaneous Speech will draw for three topics, have up to 15 minutes to prepare, and select one to speak on.
Revolution of Responsibility Speech: Video PSA about Missouri 4-H that could be played on television and is promotional/informational content.
The contestant should be the one that wrote, filmed and edited the video. You’ll introduce yourself and your PSA to the judges, play the PSA, and answer questions from the audience.
Interpretation is to be memorized and take place without music or other external sound effects. Special makeup and clothing may be worn as the contestant deems appropriate to the content of the interpretation. Interpretation consists of three sub-categories: dramatic, pantomime, and humorous. Time limit is 5 minutes.
Personal Development is broken down into junior and senior divisions. Participants are asked to say what occasion they are dressed for, give a short introduction of themselves, answer questions about personal care, family and maintaining friendships. Older youth will have interview type questions.
Table Setting is an event where the participant chooses an occasion to set a table for, which includes a menu, decorations, and place setting for one person.
You must provide your own card table. You are judged on creativity, coordination of items, eye appeal, and the proper placement of dishes and utensils. Guidelines are available at the extension office.
Photography is open to any member. You may enter only a total of two photos per person. A winner will be selected in each category. Guidelines are on the back of the entry form.
Members that pre-register by March 25 and then participate in Achievement Day will receive a one-day pass to the Pike County Fair or a food coupon to use at the fair board food stand during the fair.
Entry forms can also be found at http://extension.missouri.edu/pike/4h.aspx.