We would like to Welcome Ginger Boas to the Jasper/Cumberland Extension Unit.
Ginger has been the County Director for Clay and Fayette and has added Jasper and Cumberland to the counties which she is providing leadership.
Ginger has been concentrating her efforts in the Cumberland County office to assist them in welcoming the newest member of their staff to the team. Katie Turkal (former Jasper County 4-H member) as Katie takes on the duties of Cumberland's Program Coordinator.
Those who need to contact Ginger should contact the Jasper County Office and we will provide you with the contact information which fits her schedule for that specific day.
Ginger keeps very busy keeping the 4 counties running smoothly.
Jasper County families attending the awards celebration had an opportunity to meet Ginger. And heard a few jokes from our new interim Co. Director.
Even with her busy schedule Ginger would appreciate hearing your ideas for Jasper County Extension programming.
Just guessing from the number of chairs set up and a quick count of youth assisting with the awards we estimate approximately 150 members and parents were present for the awards celebration.
Thank you to the 4-H Federation for providing the games, prizes and craft supplies for the evening. Those Nutty Bar profits were put to good use during the evening.
Once again everyone's efforts contributed to the success of the program. THANK YOU!
Members who did not receive the Honor Member Award, but had the appropriate amount of points for the award should talk to your leader and/or the Jasper County Extension Office and we will make the necessary adjustments.
Pictures from the Awards Celebration will be on the website for members to review. So, take a look you might be surprised whose picture shows up.
Jasper County presented their annual 4-H Awards November 6 to members completing their Jasper County 4-H Records. Following are the recipients of these awards.
Jasper County Honor Members:
Faron Bartens, Dylan Barthelme, McKendra Barthelme, Taylor Bergbower,Joshua Bierman, Whitley Brandenburg, Alicia Buerster, Lauren Buerster, Dalton Cantrell, Devon Cantrell, Donovan Cantrell, Andrea Cartright, Jessica Cartright, Nicholas Cartright, Ethan Coleman, Taylor Correll, Karissa Cox, Caelin Dhom, RaeLee Dhom,Brian Emmerich, Carlie Emmerich, Cortlin Emmerich, Craig Emmerich, Joseph Fehrenbacher, Mark Fehrenbacher, Lisa Frichtl, Rachel Frichtl, Thomas Frichtl, Ashtyn Geier, Madelyn Geier, Nicholas Geier, Cynthia Griffith, Katie Hagen, Grace Hartrich, Adam Helregel, Brianne Helregel, Cheyenne Hunsaker, Jordyn Huston, Logan Huston, Aaron Jensen, Mark Jensen, Michelle Kibler, Amy Koebele, Becky Lidy, Jacob Lidy, James Lidy, John Lidy, Travis Lidy, Lexy Long, Maggie McClure, Michaela McClure, Ashley Meinhart, Connor Meinhart, Madison Meinhart, Morgan Meinhart, Nathan Meinhart, Rebecca Nethery, Abigayle Ochs, Colin Ochs, Jason Ochs, Mary Ochs, Veronica Ochs, Lauren Probst, Megan Probst, Rachel Probst, Kaitliln Rauch, Brady Reis, Clayton Reis, Nick Reis, Jenna Rice, Cody Riddle, Shelby Riddle, Amy Sandschafer, Ginny Sandschafer, Victor Sandschafer, Angela Shamhart, Ashley Shamhart, Gregory Shinn, Leland Shinn, Katie Simpson, Lane Simpson, Elizabeth Stankus, BoDee Steber, Mitchell Tarr, Nicholas Tarr,Elania Trimble, Kaitlin Vahling, Jaclyn Volk, Jacob Volk, McKayla Weddell, Beth Weishaar, Jill Weishaar, Julie Weishaar, Lindsey Wheat, Alex Will, Ryan Will, Kyle Woods, Lesley Woods, Natalie Woods, Ethan Zwilling, Taylor Zwilling.
Members who have been Honor Members for 5 years follow:
Emmett Bartens, Andrea Cartright, Becky Lidy, Jacob Lidy, Rebecca Nethery, Jason Ochs, Ginny Sandschafer, Ashley Shamhart, Lane Simpson, Kyle Woods
Joseph Fehrenbacher, John Lidy, and Angela Shamhart have been Honor Members for 10 Years and Michelle Kibler completes her 4-H Career with 12 years as an Honor Member
Logan Huston - Reisner Sunny Pioneers
Rachel Probst - Young Achievers
Adriana Reis - Helpful Little Hands
Gregory Shinn - The Futures
Nick Reis - Helpful Little Hands
The Jasper County HEA sponsored these awards for the top 5 First Year Member Record Books
Project Area Awards were presented to the following members. These awards were sponsored by: Jasper County Executive Council, Keller Grain and Livestock and All About You Embroidery.
Small Animal Science - Victor Sandschafer; Morgan Meinhart; Becky Lidy
Large Animal Science - Nathan Meinhart; Travis Lidy; Mark Fehrenbacher
Environment & Natural Resources - Leland Shinn; Lane Simpson; Lisa Frichtl
The Community Involvement & Global Awareness - Faron Bartens; Shelby Riddle; Mark Jensen
Food Nutrition & Health - Katie Hagen; Jill Weishaar; Beth Weishaar;
Home and Family - Lauren Probst; Lindsey Wheat; Kaitlin Vahling
Mechanics & Technology - Ethan Zwilling; Aaron Jensen
Personal Development - Cynthia Griffith; Ashley Meinhart; Michelle Kibler
Plants & Soil - Logan Huston; Kyle Woods;
Achievement - Rachel Probst; Rebecca Nethery; Angela Shamhart
Club Officer Awards were presented to the following:
Secretary Award - Kaitlin Vahling – Reisner Sunny Pioneers -
Treasurer Award - Lisa Frichtl – Reisner Sunny Pioneers, Club
Club Historian Award - Ginny Sandschafer and Jaclyn Volk, The Lakers 4-H Club
The Club Awards were sponsored by the Jasper County Executive Council.
Jasper County Leaders and Superintendents were also recognized during the evening. Maria Zumbahlen has served as leaders for 10 year, and Tom Bierman has served as swine superintendent for the past 5 years. These adult volunteers along with the other 20 leaders and superintendents provide the leadership necessary for the 4-H program to thrive in Jasper County.
Jasper County 4-H Ambassadors assisted with the awards celebration and were also recognized Friday.
Serving as 08-09 4-H Ambassadors were:
Senior Ambassadors - Becky Lidy, Mark Jensen, Angela Shamhart, Elizabeth Frichtl, Jessica Cartright, Taylor Bergbower, Rachel Frichtl, Jordyn Huston, Jill Bierman, Michelle Lidy, Lisa Frichtl, Kaitlin Vahling, Caelin Dhom, Beth Weishaar, Marisa Kautz, Dakota Steber, Shelby Riddle, McKayla Weddell, Whitley Brandenburg, Katie Simpson, Aaron Jensen
Jr. Ambassadors - Andrea Cartright, RaeLee Dhom, Lane Simpson, Becca Nethery
Becky Lidy and Mark Jensen were recognized as retiring Ambassadors. We appreciate their leadership and wish them well as they pursue further schooling and careers.
Joining the Ambassadors for the 2009-2010 4-H year are: Adrienne Ochs, Lindsey Wheat, and Danny Weishaar.
The Jasper County 4-H Federation met earlier this month to prepare for the Awards Celebration.
During that meeting the members present agreed to hold election of officers at the next meeting, November 30, the Jasper County 4-H members in High School will meet at the Extension Office immediately following school to shop and prepare for the annual Jasper County HEA Toys for Tots program.
Federation Officers for the 2009-2010 4-H year will be elected at that meeting.
Federation members who cannot attend the meeting immediately following school can join the group for the meeting at 5:00 p.m.
Sandwiches and chips will be provided for everyone in attendance.
In addition to the election of officers plans will be finalized for the skating party and lock-ins.
All High School aged 4-H members are welcome to attend. We look forward to EVERYONE'S ideas and assistance
The Jasper County HEA is sponsoring their annual Toys for Tots program and Jasper County 4-H clubs have become an important part of that program.
Clubs and/or families who wish to assist in shopping for this program should contact the Extension Office. Clubs or families who would like to shop will receive information on each child listing age and a small wish list. The club will then receive funds from the program to spend on each child.
Monetary donations and donations of new toys will also be accepted until December 11. Clubs and families shopping will need to have their filled bags returned to the Extension Office by December 14 to begin distribution December 15.
The 4-H clubs and families have done a GREAT JOB assisting with this program and we look forward to their help again this year.
Jasper County 4-H Clubs are meeting and beginning the 2009-2010 4-H year
Each club has their own schedule which fits the needs of their members. Some have organized for the new year and some are waiting until after the holidays.
For those clubs organizing earlier in the year and would like their books by December 1 were to have their enrollments to the Extension Office by November 15. For those with their enrollments in early the books will be available at the meeting December 1.
Clubs organizing later are asked to have all enrollments and project forms to the Extension Office by January 15, 2010. Those with enrollments in January 15 will receive their books at the February parent/leader meeting. Enrollments will still be accepted until February 1 and changes can be made until April 1, but the earlier you get those forms to the Extension Office the earlier you can begin your project(s).
Feel free to call the Extension Office if you have any questions concerning enrollments and/or project selection
Jasper County 4-H members seem to have fun in 4-H while learning a few things along the way.
Wouldn't it be great to have more of your friends involved in your 4-H club?
Enclosed in this newsletter is a brochure you can share with a friend.
This brochure tells about the Jasper County 4-H program with contact information concerning the program.
Feel free to pass this information on to one of your friends and invite them to your next 4-H meeting.
You might be surprised how many of your friends might just be waiting for an invitation to join your club. More brochures can be picked up at the Extension Office.
The National 4-H Shooting Sports program will now be offered in Illinois. Nationally, the program has approximately 300,000 youth and 46,000 instructors.
Participants in the 4-H Shooting Sports program learn marksmanship, and the safe and responsible use of firearms, as well as the principles of hunting and archery.
Members can compete at county, regional, state, and national competitions. They could ultimately set Olympic competition as their goal. There are currently 17 Olympic shooting sports events,
Several members have shown interest in being a part of the Shooting Sports program, but before the program can be offered in Jasper County, area volunteers will need to complete the necessary training to be a leader of a shooting sport club.
Currently we have one volunteer who has agreed to attend the Spring training session. The county will also need a volunteer to be trained as the volunteer coordinator for the program to be offered in Jasper County.
Adults who are willing to volunteer for this program should call the Jasper County Extension for further information.
Those interested in this program will be asked to attend a meeting after the first of the year for further details and to allow the county to organize which area our volunteer(s) needs to be trained.
Illinois will offer Archery, Shotgun and Rifle, but we will need a volunteer to be trained in each of these areas to offer all three. Or, we may be able to begin with one area and build from there.
Watch the newsletter for further information and details.
This is not a project that you will enroll in on the current enrollment forms. There is another more detailed form for those participants.
As we develop this program in the county we appreciate your concerns and assistance. I look forward in watching the development of this in Jasper County
Are you ready to think about warm temperatures and the sounds and sights of the Jasper County Fair.
In just a little over 200 days the 2010 Jasper County fair will begin.
Tentatively the fair is scheduled to begin June 27 or 28 and run through July 2. If we plan the schedule as in the past the first show will be the General Show, June 22 with the horse show following June 23 and then move in on the weekend and shows throughout the week with the auction on July 1.
This is dependent upon discussion during the upcoming parent/leader meeting.
But, now when you get that cold chill from the winter air you can think about the upcoming Jasper County Fair.
I can just taste those nutty bars now.
Anyone 10 and older needing to take the class should call 783-2521 to make your reservation, class numbers are limited.
Illinois State law requires that all hunters born on or after January 1, 1980, successfully complete the hunter education course before they can receive their first hunting license. Participants completing the hunter education course receive a Hunter Education Certification card verifying that they have passed the course of instruction.
The 10 hour course includes instruction in wildlife management, firearms safety, hunter ethics, game identification, first aid, survival techniques and regulations. Participants must attend all 10 hours and successfully complete the test.
To register for the training in Newton register at: http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/jaspercumberland/
For further details or for other sites offering the training log on to the Department of Natural Resources website at http://dnr.state.il.us.
Watch your mail for further details.
The Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team plans and coordinates the Jr. Leadership event for 7th and 8th grade 4-H members each year. This weekend conference focuses on building delegate skills and knowledge as young leaders in their local 4-H clubs and county 4-H programs.
The event is scheduled for February 20-21, 2010 @ Lake Williamson Camp & Conference Center, Carlinville
Cost for the event is $98 but remember the Jasper Foundation will pay half of the fee. Contact the Extension Office for further information.
These recipes from 14 University of Illinois Extension 4-H foods project books can be found in a new "favorites" cookbook available through the Illinois 4-H Foundation.
More than 150 of your old favorites from 4-H foods project books such as: You Learn to Bake, Adventures in Cooking, Milk & Eggs, Pastry in Your Meals, ABC's of Food, It's Fun to Cook, Yeast Breads.
Recipes are listed by 4-H project book, alphabetically and by food category for easy reference in this 81/2" x 11" spiral bound cookbook. Cost for the cookbook is $15 per book.
Cookbooks ordered during the fair can be picked up at the Jasper County Extension Office.
This recipe book would make a great gift for someone just beginning to cook or to someone who still uses the 4-H recipes from their youth.
Call the Jasper County Extension at 783-2521 and order yours.
Extra books will be available at the Extension Office, just in case you need another Christmas gift.
The Jasper County Extension Office will be closed, Thursday, November 26 and November 27 to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday
The Christmas break for Jasper County Extension Staff will be from December 24—January 1. The office will re-open January 4, 2010.
The Jasper County staff wish you the happiest of holidays and hope you find time to spend with family and friends and treasure those moments together.