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Jefferson County 4H October 17 2019

Clover Trivia:  What entity guides the 4-H Program in the United States?

 Answer: (Cooperative Extension System or Cooperative Extension Service)

Waurika and Ryan Cloverbuds Red River Rangers Club met Monday, October 7 at Ryan Sr. Citizens Center.  Leader Lori Lovett had a fun activity planned and Snacks were served to members and their parents.

The next cloverbud meeting will be 6 p.m. Monday, October 21 here at the Jefferson County Fair building located at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.  We will make smoothies using a 4-H Blender Bike. Cloverbuds are youth ages 5-7 and enrolled in 4-H.  Come join us!

2 Youth painting
flower pots to plant pansies
during Ringling’s
Western Days

4-H members who are ages 13 and older (or in the 7th grade and older) and actively enrolled in Jefferson County 4-H:  We are excited to include a Teen Leadership Group to our county programs!  Opportunities will be included to assist developing leadership include planning county 4-H fun events, help plan end of the year banquet, assist with county 4-H contests and more!  Contact Tara Brown at 580-228-2332.

Ringling 4-H now has a volunteer Adult leader!  Parilyn Hairod is excited to rejuvenate Ringling 4-H.  She and her husband, Kent, with the assistance of Amanda Ridenour, set up a booth at Ringling Western Days Saturday, October 5.  We had tables set to show a few items Ringling 4-H members had made during the summer as well as information on how to enroll in 4-H.  There were also tables set up for youth and parents to come and paint a flower pot then, after it dried, planted a pansy flower in their flower pot.  57 youth participated and we are excited and hope to regain an active 4-H group in Ringling!  

If you are an adult and interested in volunteering with 4-H, contact Jefferson County OSU Extension office at 580-228-2332.

Jeffco 4H News July 25, 2019

Workshops:

Youth Canning Workshop – make plum jelly on Thursday, August 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon.  at the Jefferson County OSU Extension office.  Class is limited to 8 – call to reserve your spot by 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 30.

Jefferson County Free Fair is scheduled for September 4-7 (Wednesday – Saturday), 2019. Indoor entries are due by 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 4.  Our county fair is open to all ages! Fun activities include – Ice Cream Contest, Jefferson County Best Pie Maker contest, Jefferson County OHCE Quilt Turning, Pet Show and Bill Baker Band and other activities are in planning stages.  Open classes offer opportunities to your variety of projects, hobbies, crafts and more.  It is ‘Time’ to get your entries completed and ready to enter into the fair!

All eligible 4-H entries will be given the opportunity to be entered and taken to the Oklahoma State Fair, Oklahoma City on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.  Jefferson County will follow the state fair information for 4-H classes. For 4-H entry projects ideas, go to 4h.okstate.edu/events-and –activities/state-events.   Contact Tara Brown at 580-228-2332 for additional information.

What is State 4-H Roundup?  Roundup provides lots of opportunities to improve youth’s leadership skills by meeting other 4-H members from across Oklahoma and participating in outstanding workshops and spirited contests!  Attendees must have completed the 7th grade.  Roundup takes place on OSU Campus in Stillwater with main meetings taking place in Gallagher –Iba Arena; workshops are provided in many of the campus classrooms.  Roundup up gives the attendees an opportunity to see OSU Campus where Roundup attendees are housed in The Commons units.  This year theme “Passport to the Past, Ticket to Tomorrow” promises great fun while learning!  Pictures and an article on 2019 State 4-H Roundup will be in next week’s newspaper edition.  Tara Brown, Extension Educator – Family & Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development will chaperone Jefferson County’s delegation Tuesday, July 23 -26. 

State Fair Cupcake Wars and Fruit and Vegetable Sculpting Contest Information this year the information has be posted to the Oklahoma 4-H Website.  http://4h.okstate.edu/events-and-activities/state-events-activities/oklahoma-state-fairs/oklahoma-state-fair  Registration is based on first come first serve.  Registration opens August 1st and will need to be sent to the State 4-H Office this year.

Jefferson County 4H News July 18, 2019

To help prepare items to enter into the fair, we will provide the following workshops – Please call by 3 p.m. the day before to allow us time to make certain we have enough supplies available.

Workshops:

Thursday, July 18 – 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Poster Art and Expressive Arts 

Friday, July 19 – 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  – Hand sewing project and Expressive Art

Jefferson County 4-H Kids Cooking in the Kitchen:  Canning Workshop – make plum jelly on Thursday, August 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon.  Class is limited to 8 – call to reserve your spot by 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 30.

Workshops will be held at the Jefferson County OSU Extension Office. 580-228-2332

Jefferson County Free Fair is scheduled for September 4-7 (Wednesday – Saturday), 2019. Our county fair is open to all ages! Fun activities include – Ice Cream Contest, Jefferson County Best Pie Maker contest, Jefferson County OHCE Quilt Turning, and other activities are in planning stages.  Open classes offer opportunities to your variety of projects, hobbies, crafts and more.  

All eligible 4-H entries will be given the opportunity to be entered and taken to the Oklahoma State Fair, Oklahoma City on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.  Jefferson County will follow the state fair information for 4-H classes. For 4-H entry projects ideas, go to 4h.okstate.edu/events-and –activities/state-events.   Contact Tara Brown at 580-228-2332 for additional information.

Riddle:  I am full of keys, but can’t open any door.  What am I?

(A piano)

Jefferson County 4H News May 23 2019

4-H: Jefferson County Kids Cooking in the Kitchen: This is open to all children interested in cooking or learning to cook! Our next class is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019. We will learn Kitchen and Food Safety while making Smoothies. Contact our office (580-228-2332) by 3 p.m. Friday, June 21 to allow us time to get the supplies we will need.

State 4-H Roundup will be July 23-26, 2019.

Must have completed the 7th grade to attend and be actively enrolled in 4-H. Roundup registration forms are now available in Jefferson County OSU Extension office and will be due back into our office no later than 3 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019. This early date is necessary for us to get the registration forms and fees to the state 4-H office by their deadline date. Thank you. There are many workshops to select from to attend!

Exciting things are happening in Jefferson County 4-H! We are looking forward to Tri County 4-H camp which will be held at Salt Creek Retreat, Ringling, June 19-21, 2019. We have a total 20 Jefferson County 4-H members registered and ready to go! We will be holding summer workshops to help prepare for the Jefferson County Free Fair which is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4 – Saturday, September 7. Two graduating Seniors were presented with Joachim 4-H Awards; next week I will share pictures and an article so you can see who are our graduating seniors. To be eligible, they had to have been actively enrolled and active in 4-H during their high school career and submit a statement explaining how many years they were enrolled in 4-H, what 4-H taught them, how they plan to use what they learned and why others should join 4-H.

4-H offers many opportunities for members to grow and prepare for their future – and there are scholarship and awards available to assist them with their post high school further education opportunities.

Come join us and help “Make the Best Better!”

2019 Jeffco Livestock Show Highlight Video

Jeffco Livestock Show Highlight Video

A special thanks to Tyler Plant for producing, filming, and editing this video.

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