Saturday, April 9 is the day for Share-the-Fun and Showcase of Performing Arts. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. at Costa Auditorium, 2726 Costa Drive. Cloverbuds or youth not in 4-H cannot be involved in the club skits. Hope to see you there!
Rusty Spurs 4-H club will sponsor a series of horse workshops this spring. The workshops will cover equitation, showmanship, halter, western pleasure, English pleasure, patterns, and prepping for a show. The second workshops will be held at Woodland View Farms in Knoxville from 2 to 4 pm. It will be on Sunday, April 10. The May and June dates to be announced at a later date. There is a $5 arena fee for those that participate and to audit the workshop is free. For more information check out the Rusty Spur website- www.rustyspur4-hclub.webs.com or call Rebecca at 309/368-7534.
Calling all campers for 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello, dates for Knox County are June 5-9. For this week you will sign up through the Extension office and we have only 15 slots available. For any other week, you must send in your registration form directly to camp. Forms are available on our web site or by calling the office and are due May 1. Cost is $160 ($80 with half-fee scholarship) if you go June 5-9. Any other week is $175 ($87.50).
Mini-camp is for 8-12 year olds and will be held June 2-4. Registration forms are available on our web. These registrations are to be sent directly to camp. Cost if $120 ($60 with half fee scholarship). If you have any questions, please give us a call.
For those enrolled in welding, a workshop is planned for Friday, April 22 at the Center for Manufacturing Excellence at Carl Sandburg College from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Information has been sent directly to those enrolled to register. We have ten registered and can take up to fourteen.
The Knox County Extension Education Foundation currently offers two $500 scholarships for youth who meet the following criteria: Must have graduated from high school (or will in May/June 2011); A current or past member of a Knox County 4-H club; Must be enrolled full-time in the fall with a status of an incoming freshmen or sophomore at a university, college, junior college or technical school. Criteria for selection will be achievements and leadership in 4-H, community service, academic record and usage of scholarship. Past recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to reapply. The scholarship form is available on our 4-H web site. Click on scholarships. Applications must be submitted to the Knox County Extension Education Foundation, no later than May 14. Applications can be mailed to the Knox County Extension Education Foundation, 180 South Soangetaha Rd., Suite 108, Galesburg, Illinois 61401.
Current 4-H members may add or drop projects prior to May 2. Otherwise you will be expected to fulfill the exhibit requirements for the 4-H Show. This deadline must be adhered to so that exhibit forms for the 4-H Show may be sent in a timely fashion.
Ag Day for Kids was held on March 10 at Carl Sandburg College. It was a great success! Over 500 4th graders from Knox County attended the event. Thank you to all youth and adult volunteers who helped that day. Your assistance was greatly appreciated! They were Gabe & Meredith Witherell, Emily DeSchepper, Brandi Fink, Andrew Erickson, Sarah DeSchepper, Amy Krause, Kasi German, Matthew Geitner, Amber Schlomer, and Shelby Carlson . Thanks to Kasi German, Bill Hennenfent, Pete Main, Shelby Carlson, Sarah DeSchepper for bringing animals and for Kevin Engel for picking up the gates and returning them.
Here is your chance now to become the SuperTeen that lies within all of us! Come fly with us and experience the eight exciting academies that await your arrival. Depart from the average summer teen scene and check out the Illini Summer Academies (ISA) for something everyone can explore.
As an ISA participant, you will have the opportunity to take flight in a career interest while touring a Big Ten college campus and experiencing campus life. Take flight and experience adventure in one of our academies: Leadership, Aerospace Engineering, Crop Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Food Sciences & Human Nutrition, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Art & Design, and Physics.
You will meet other high-school students just like you! Delegates from across the state will attend the Illini Summer Academies and have an amazing time. There will be outstanding speakers and a dance; if you don't like to dance, there will be other opportunities to interact with other delegates. ISA participants will also have the opportunity to visit campus town and tour a specific area of the University.
The Illini Summer Academies are scheduled for June 27- June 29 on the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana campus. Additional information and on-line registration can be found at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state4h/events/summeracademies.cfm
It's that time of year when curriculum goal sheets must be completed. Did you notice a change for the 12-14 and 15-18 year olds? They are now like the 8-11 year old sheets, based on curriculum areas. So, for example, if you take swine and beef, you need only complete one goal sheet for animal science. Completing your goal sheets is one step closer to achieving the Standards of Excellence for 4-H members.
Youth involved in the 4-H Cloverbud program will learn in a cooperative environment rather than a competitive environment. Therefore, competitive events such as showing livestock or participating in judging contests or judging events on the county, regional or state level will not be permitted for 4-H Cloverbuds or younger brother and sisters of 4-H members.
Members of the 4-H robotics team from Knox County aka Knights of the Square Table, will take on other junior teams at the state 4-H Robotics Challenge to be held April 16 at U of I, Champaign. Team members include Nathan Puthenveetil, Garrett Wight, Catherine Johnson, Carli Brucker and Matt Brucker. The team is coached by Amy Brucker.
On May 13, many eighth graders from the multi-county area will learn what life is like in the Real World. The event will be held at Knox College's Fieldhouse from 8:00 am to 2:30 p.m. Help is needed for set up the night before and May 13th. If you would like to assist, please let us know.
The Galesburg Business & Technology Center (BTC) is pleased to offer up to five (5) $1,000 academic scholarships to full-time college or university students who have demonstrated a passion for entrepreneurship. This scholarship is available to any graduating high school senior or current college student (1st – 3rd year) that is a permanent resident of Knox or Warren county. The student may attend any accredited 2 or 4 year educational institution of their choice, however, their permanent home must be within the two counties. The minimum grade point average must be 2.0 (4.0 scale). The primary selection criteria will be based upon the applicant's entrepreneurship endeavors. There are no specific limitations on the type of small business activity that qualifies the student for this scholarship.
The deadline for submission is postmarked by April 30, 2011. It is essential that students submit a short essay (1-2 typed pages) about their entrepreneurship efforts, plus any proof of their small business activity. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Hankins at (309) 345-3501 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is available on the 4-H web site under 'scholarships'.
Saturday, June 25 at 9:00 A.M.
Entry Fee: $3.00 per class or $10.00 all day/exhibitor
Warren County Saddle Club Arena
The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce Environmental Task Force group has organized the third annual Cedar Creek Clean-Up for Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Volunteers are encouraged to assist with the clean-up. Those interested in volunteering should contact the Chamber office at 343-1194 as soon as possible to register.
Dates have been set for air rifle training to begin at the Knox County Fairgrounds. However, we are waiting to hear from the Fair if the dates have been approved. Post cards will be sent to all with the dates and times as soon as possible.
Archery and shot gun youth will be receiving information soon as well.
4-H Show books will be delivered to you by your 4-H club leader soon! Entries will be due to the Extension office by June 3!
Only 107 days left before the 4-H Show is here — oh my goodness!!!
Trophy sponsors are now being contacted. If you know of anyone interested for this year, please give us a call!! Thanks!!!!
Many thanks to all of our 4-H volunteers who strive for a quality youth development program in Knox County!
Sponsored by Rusty Spurs 4-H Club
Sunday, June 5 - 10:30 am Woodland View Farm, Knoxville, IL
Show rain or shine/Indoor arena. Office Fee: $5/rider Class Fee: $3 4-H members/$4 non members. No Show Clothes!
For more information contact: Rebecca Curry (309) 368-7534 or Loretta Brinegar (309) 221-8385