A Petting Zoo will be held in conjunction with the Fairfield Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 3 starting at 11 a.m. It will be set up on the east side of the Courthouse lawn. Any 4-H'er willing to participate by bringing one or more animals should call the Extension Office at 842-3702. Your help would be appreciated.
That's right – all over the nation, 4-H clubs will be celebrating National 4-H Week, October 4-10. Wayne County is doing its part.
Public service announcements will be aired on WFIW during 4-H Week, recorded by some of our own 4-H'ers, and Wayne County Press is running a special page promoting 4-H too.
So, keep your eyes and ears open for these fun ways we're promoting 4-H during National 4-H Week.
Everyone likes recognition. If you're a 4-Her, consider Wayne County 4-H Achievement night your opportunity to be recognized for all your hard work throughout the 4-H year.
Scholarships for 4-H camp, trips, conventions and conferences will be awarded. Cloverbuds, first year, ten year and retiring 4-H members will be recognized, as well as those turning in end-of-the-year records and State Fair participants. Other awards such as Project medals and trophies, Victory Awards, and naming the Friend of 4-H and 4-H Alumni for 2009 will also be on the evening's program.
Achievement Night is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th at the Geff Ruritan Building. The evening's festivities will start at 7 p.m. with the awards presentations followed by light refreshments. This should prove to be an enjoyable time for the entire 4-H family. We hope to see you there!
Approximately 250 people enjoyed a wonderful meal at the 4-H Foundation Pork Chop Fundraiser. A huge thanks to all 4-H Foundation members, 4-H leaders, 4-H members and parents for working to make this event a success! A special thank you to the Geff Ruritan Club for all of their time and effort. The Ruritans prepare and donate the baked beans, cole slaw, homemade rolls and drinks. 100% of the profit from this event is used for 4-H college scholarships, camp scholarships, fairground improvements, trophies and other forms of support for the Wayne County 4-H program.
Congratulations to the following 4-H members for working hard to be the top three ticket sellers: 1st place - Sara Buchanan; 2nd place – Jentzi Schumm; & 3rd place – Katlyn Maloy.
Due to the State 4-H Office directed changes in the 4-H program, a Leaders Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 27 in the Extension Office meeting room. The evening will start with a meal at 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion of the new risk management tools, program fee, publication fee, and upcoming events for the year. This meeting is for ALL club leaders. Please try to see that your club is represented. Contact the Extension Office at 842-3702 for the meal count by October 23.
If you are a high school teen interested in learning about our nation's capital then you should plan to attend the 2010 Washington Focus Trip scheduled for July 10 – 17. The exact cost of the trip is not know at this time but will be at least $1000, which includes transportation, lodging, most meals, program costs, dinner theater and more! The trip is open to all youth ages 15 –18 as of May 1, 2010.
Since this trip is only held every other year, the committee that judged 4-H records was afraid that not everyone understood this and didn't have the opportunity to submit an award application. Therefore, award applications for Citizenship Washington Focus will be accepted until October 23. Please request a new application from Matt by calling the Extension Office at 842-3702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be aware that if your club is planning on new t-shirts, please check with the office for correct policies covering use of the 4-H clover emblem. Specific colors must be used, no printing may be over the clover, and the USC symbol should be present with the clover.
The Wayne County 4-H Fair continues to be a success thanks to all of you!
4-H members for all their great projects
4-H leaders for all of their assistance
4-H judges: Teresa Bullard, Teresa Maguire, Marge Simpson, Kimberly Miller, Rosalee Pearce, Carrie Dagg, Beth Ann Colclasure, Curt Robbins, Bethany Simpson, Brad Legg, Royce Carter, Don Witter, Dennis Manahan, J.R. Hodges, Doug Anderson, Danna Patrick, Max Weaver, Tamara Murphy, David Shain, Kent Sickmeyer, Alice Marriott, Rodger Roehrig, Mike Tolka, Jackie Gentry, Tom Saxe & Gregg Zurliene.
Again, thanks to everyone for all of the time and effort you put in to assist with the Wayne County 4-H Fair. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Over $16,000 was generously bid on 4-H animal projects at the Wayne County 4-H Livestock Auction, Thursday evening, July 23rd. Fifty 4-H members sold their rabbit, poultry, goat, swine and beef projects to the highest bidder. Thirty-one different businesses and individuals successfully purchased animals.
Mt. Erie Feed & Grain
Peoples National Bank
Fairfield National Bank
Davis & Sons Oil Co.
Wayne County Corn Growers
Citizens National Bank/Mt. Erie Banking Center
Bennett's Contract Nurseries
First Financial Bank
Bean Capital Banking Center
George Smith Ag Services
Consolidated Grain & Barge
Wayne County Farm Bureau
Wayne County Farm Bureau Young Leaders
Wabash Telephone Cooperative
Crop Production Services
Greg Keyser Family
Keyser Farms & Show Pigs
State Farm Insurance - Phyllis Hilliard, Agent
Kent Reeves CPA
T & T Hunting Preserve
Wayne County Press
Heidi Hodges, Candidate for Wayne County Clerk
Garst Seed – Andrew Weaver
Glenda Young, Candidate for Wayne County Clerk
Jim Hinkle, Wayne County Sheriff
Additionally, one local business, Wabash Valley Service Company, made a donation to the Wayne County 4-H program.
Congratulations to Katlyn Maloy of the 4-H Country Club for winning the Chicken BBQ Cookoff Trophy. Thanks to Max Weaver for serving as our judge.
The Wayne County 4-H Foods Show was held at the Geff Ruritan Building on Thursday, July 16th, with numerous foods projects entered. 4-Hers chosen as State Fair Winners were:
Megan Byars - Fruits & Vegetables
Hayley Spicer - Cooking 201
MiKayla Massie - Cooking 201
Carter Walker - Cooking 101
Christina Walker - Outdoor Meals
Chelsie Walker - International Foods
Hannah Etheridge Food Preservation
Katlyn Maloy - Cooking 201
Jake Howell - Cooking 201
Bayli Gill - Cooking 201
Michaela Smith - Food Demonstration
Esther Smith - Food Demonstration
Katie Weaver - Cooking 201, alternate
Madison Massie - Cooking 201, alternate
The Wayne County 4-H Clothing Show was held at the First Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 14th. The following 4-Hers were chosen to advance to the Illinois State Fair in Springfield:
Chloe Byars, Alternate
Whitney Johnson, Alternate
Hayley Spicer, Whitney Johnson and Megan Byars were chosen to represent Wayne County at the Illinois State Fair Fashion Revue. Alternates selected were Hannah Lowe and Chloe Byars.
The following 4-H members were trophy winners:
Marissa Byars Clothing I Construction
Hayley Spicer Clothing II Construction
Megan Byars Clothing III Construction
Shelby Johnson Clothing Decisions – You Buy Clothing
Wayne County 4-H members exhibited their projects at the 4-H General Projects Show on Monday, July 20th, at the 4-H Arena on the Wayne County Fairgrounds. The following 4-Hers had projects selected to advance to the Illinois State Fair.
Bryan Bailey - Sportfishing
Johna Bailey - Floriculture, Alt.
Chloe Byars - Visual Arts/Clay
Hayden Byars - Crops/Corn
Matthew Byars - Crop/Corn, Alt.
Megan Byars - Visual Arts/Glass
Justin Gill - Forestry, Alt.; Photography, Alt.; Visual Arts/Metal
David Harl - Outdoor Adventure; Photography; Visual Arts/CCP
Emilee Hatcher - Communications; Interior Design, Alt.
Billy Hatfield - Citizenship; Geology; Horticulture; Robotics; Visual Arts/Nature
Emily Hatfield - Horticulture, Alt.
Remington Henson - Floriculture, Alt.
Jake Howell - Small Engines
Kayla Howell - Child Care; Leadership
Shelby Johnson - Visual Arts/CCP
Whitney Johnson - Photography
Collin Koker - Forestry; Woodworking, Alt.
Katie Liston - Outdoor Adventure; Photography
Hannah Lowe - Floriculture
MiKayla Massie - Visual Arts/Paper, Alt.
MiKaela Matthews - Animal Science, Alt.; Horticulture; Woodworking
Dylan Mayes - Animal Science, Alt.; Woodworking, Alt.
Tyler McKowen - Animal Science; Photography, Alt.
Andrea Nelson - Citizenship, Alt.; Geology; Health; Intergenerational; Plant & Soil Science
Hillary Scarbrough - Interior Design
Jentzi Schumm - Animal Science; Floriculture
Megan Slover - Child Care; Health, Alt.
Haden Smith - Crops/Grains, Alt.; Electricity
Ethan Spicer - Crops/Grains
Hayley Spicer - Visual Arts/Fiber
MiKayla Stroughmatt - Woodworking
Dylan Toombs - Visual Arts/Nature
Cody Simpson - Bicycle
Carter Walker - Outdoor Adventure
Chelsie Walker - Horticulture; Interior Design; Intercultural
Christina Walker - Horticulture, Alt.; Interior Design, Alt.; Natural Resources, Alt.; Outdoor Adventure; Intercultural, Alt.
Katie Weaver - Visual Arts/Metal, Alt.
The following 4-Hers had outstanding projects that are not State Fair eligible, therefore they were awarded Honorable Mention by the judges.
Theater Arts, Honorable Mention
Photography, Honorable Mention
The Wayne County 4-H Horse Show was held at the Wayne County Saddle Club on Saturday, July 11th. Trophy winners were selected as follows:
Kristen Vinson --- High Point Senior - Performance
Whitney Hedrick --- High Point Senior - Speed
Kristen Vinson --- High Point Senior - Overall
Carter Walker --- High Point Junior - Performance
Dylan Toombs --- High Point Junior - Speed
Dylan Toombs --- High Point Junior - Overall
Dylan Toombs --- High Point Pony - Performance
Sami Matthews --- High Point Pony - Speed
Sami Matthews --- High Point Pony - Overall
Showmanship winners were:
Whitney Hedrick --- Senior Showmanship
Dylan Toombs --- Junior Showmanship
The Wayne County 4-H Beef Show was held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 21st.
Colby Worley exhibited the Grand Champion Steer and the Reserve Champion Steer was shown by Ethan Keyser.
In the Angus classes, Colby Worley exhibited the Champion Female and Ethan Keyser the Reserve Champion Female.
In the Other Breeds classes, the Champion and Reserve Champion Female were shown by Katie Hatfield.
The Champion Female over all breeds was exhibited by Colby Worley with Ethan Keyser exhibiting the Reserve Champion Female over all breeds.
Colby Worley won the Rate of Gain contest. Vanessa Schumm was awarded the Bucket Calf Trophy. Selected as Senior Showman was Ethan Keyser with Katie Hatfield, Alternate. Katlyn Maloy won Junior Showman and Ethan Spicer, Alternate.
The 4-H Sheep Show was held Tuesday, July 21st at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. The winners were as follows:
Colby Worley - Champion Female; Res. Ch. Market Lamb; Senior Showmanship
Katie Hatfield - Champion Market Lamb; Senior Showmanship, Alt.; Rate of Gain
Jentzi Schumm - Res. Champion Female
The 4-H Goat Show was also held Tuesday, July 21st at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. The
winners were as follows:
Carter Walker - Res. Champion Female - Dairy
Ashley Neikirk - Champion Female – Dairy; Res. Champion Female – Meat; Senior Showmanship, Alt.
Katie Weaver - Champion Female – Meat; Res. Champion Wether – Dairy/Meat; Junior Showmanship
Ethan Keyser - Champion Wether - Dairy/Meat; Senior Showmanship
Caleb Barnard - Rate of Gain
Justin Gill - Junior Showmanship, Alt.
The Wayne County 4-H Swine Show was held at the Fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 22nd. The winners were as follows:
Champion Female - Colby Worley
Reserve Champion Female - Ethan Keyser
Champion Barrow - Ethan Keyser
Reserve Champion Barrow - Colby Worley
Rate of Gain - Dakota Young
1st Place Swine Carcass - Dakota Young
Senior Showmanship - Ethan Keyser
Senior Showmanship Alternate - Colby Worley
Junior Showmanship - Aaron Cates
Junior Showmanship Alternate - Jake Howell
The 4-H Rabbit Show was held Wednesday, July 22nd at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. The winners were as follows:
Champion Doe - Hillary Young
Reserve Champion Doe - Bailey Fitch
Champion Buck - Dakota Young
Reserve Champion Buck - Jayden Brown
Champion Doe - Dakota Young
Reserve Champion Doe - Hillary Young
Champion Buck - Dakota Young
Reserve Champion Buck - Meg Sitzes
Best of Show - Dakota Young
Best Opposite - Hillary Young
Grand Champion Meat Pen - Meg Sitzes
Res. Champion Meat Pen - Whitney Hedrick
The 4-H Poultry Show was held Wednesday, July 22nd at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. The winners were as follows:
Champion Pullet - Tyler McKowen
Reserve Champion Pullet - Lucretia Mills
Champion Cockerel - Tyler McKowen
Res. Champion Cockerel - Lucretia Mills
Champion Pullet - Gemma Loss
Reserve Champion Pullet - Kenlee Bramlet
Champion Cockerel - Carter Walker
Res. Champion Cockerel - Carter Walker
Overall Champion Pullet - Tyler McKowen
Overall Champion Cockerel - Tyler McKowen
Grand Ch. Market Pen - Meg Sitzes
Res. Ch. Market Pen - Lucretia Mills
The 4-H Round Robin Showmanship Contest was held on July 23rd at the Fairgrounds. Junior and senior species winners were judged on their ability to show goats, sheep, swine, beef and horses. The junior showmanship trophy was awarded to Dylan Toombs. The senior showmanship trophy went to Ethan Keyser.
The Wayne County 4-H Tractor Rodeo was held on Monday, July 20th. Participants took a written exam and showed their driving skills through a prescribed course. The Top Tractor Driver Trophy winner was Matthew Byars.
The 4-H Dog Obedience Show was held Thursday, July 10th at the Wayne County Fairgrounds 4-H Arena. Dylan Toombs took home the Dog Obedience trophy sponsored by Fairfield Veterinary Hospital.
Wayne County 4-Hers garnered the highest honors on five of the 18 projects exhibited at the Illinois State Fair.
Judges awarded superior ribbons to only the top 10 percent of the projects in each division. Earning superior ribbons from Wayne County were Johna Bailey in Floriculture, Bayli Gill in Foods & Nutrition, Justin Gill in Photography, Jake Howell in Foods & Nutrition, and Christina Walker in Natural Resources.
Awards of excellence for outstanding work were earned by Bryan Bailey, David Harl, Billy Hatfield, Emily Hatfield, Kayla Howell, Collin Koker, Dylan Mayes, Hillary Scarbrough, Jentzi Schumm, Ethan Spicer, Hayley Spicer, Dylan Toombs, and Chelsie Walker.
These Wayne County 4-H members participated in the Illinois Junior Swine Show at the State Fair – Chris Lowe, Ethan Keyser, Jake and Kayla Howell. Thanks for representing Wayne County in Springfield
A pumpkin's bright orange color is a giveaway that it is loaded with beta-carotene, an important antioxidant. Beta-carotene is also in other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables such as mangoes, papayas, and carrots.
Foods that contain beta-carotene may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer. They also offer protection against heart disease and some aspects of aging . . . something that will interest your parents!
Native Americans dried strips of pumpkin and wove them into mats. They also roasted long strips of pumpkin on the open fire and ate them. The origin of pumpkin pie occurred when the colonists sliced off the pumpkin top, removed the seeds, and filled the insides with milk, spices, and honey. The pumpkin was then baked in hot ashes.
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1 large package instant vanilla pudding
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1 can (16 oz) pumpkin
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Non-dairy whipped topping
1. Prepare pudding according to package directions except substitute evaporated milk for regular milk.
2. Chill the pudding until it thickens, about 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Add pumpkin, spices, and vanilla to the pudding and mix thoroughly.
4. Chill before serving.
5. Top with non-dairy whipped topping before serving.
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