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• May 20: Leathercraft and Ice Cream Workshops for Columbine students
• May 20: Dog Obedience Practice
• May 21: Archery Practice, Jon Flair’s home
• May 21-22: Gear Tech 21 Camp Training
• May 23: Open Horse Riding
• May 25: .22 Rifle Practice
• May 27: Shotgun Practice
• May 28: Archery Practice, Paul Oliveria’s home
• May 30: Open Horse Riding
• May 30: Air Rifle Practice
• June 1 Clothing Construction Workshop
• June 5: Artistic Clothing Workshop, 1:30 pm, Morgan County Fairgrounds
• June 8: Photography Workshop, 9 – noon, East Morgan County Library • June 8: Entomology or other Natural Resources Project Assistance, call to register
Gear Tech Training for youth and adults, contact the Extension Office if you are interested.
Food Safety Training Option …Some individuals have indicated the July 8 training for adults new to the 4-H Concession Stand conflicts with scheduled vacations. This training is required for ALL adults who are helping supervise youth in the concession stand. If you are not able to attend on July 8, you may want to attend the ServSafe Food Handlers’ training in Brush at the fairgrounds 4-H Building on Thursday, June 6. This training is designed for food service establishments, but would also meets the 4-H requirement. The training is 9 am to 3 pm and includes lunch. Normal registration for food service establishments is $35 and $50 but a special price of $15 would be available just for 4-H parents/leaders. There is a limit on registration numbers for the training so if you are interested in attending, call Luann by May 24,
Luann is also available to come to your club to do the 4-H Food Safety Training. The time needed is 90 minutes. A training for your club would need to be conducted by June 10. Other leaders/parents who have already completed the hands-on training are welcome to attend as a refresher, BUT they will still need to complete the Refresher Quiz available July 1. Call Luann (542-3544) to visit about presenting at your club between now and very early June. This does not have to be during your regular club meeting – in fact it is usually better if scheduled for a different time.
Clothing Workshop and Consumer Choices. The Clothing Construction Workshop for Saturday, June 1 is still scheduled from 9 to 12. This will be the last day available to work at the Extension Office, BUT Luann is always willing to work with individuals or answer questions about construction. Call with questions OR to set up an appointment to have her work with youth - she is often out doing other programs. Her direct phone is 542-3544 and you can leave a voice mail with your need.
Sparkle - Glitz- Glitter - the Artistic Clothing Workshop is Wednesday, June 5 at 1:30 at the 4-H Building in Brush. All enrolled in Artistic Clothing should have received a flyer this week. We will be doing lighted designs on t-shirts as well as other techniques to make your outfit a real winner!!!
Help for an Entomology 4-H Project (or other Natural Resources project). Carol O’Meara, CSU Extension Horticulture Entomologist for Boulder County will be at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building, on June 8 from 1:30-3 teaching 4-H youth how to ID insects to their order. Anyone who is interested should call Rich at (970) 542-3540.
Photography Workshop for 4-H Photography Members … On April 29, there will be a photography workshop for 4-H members from 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm. Amy Ely and Mikayla Klimper will be helping 4-H members get started.
A Chance to Host … In the summer and fall of 2013, Colorado will be hosting 11 IFYEs from 10 countries. The youth will stay with you for 2-3 weeks. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn about another country without leaving home! It’s also a great chance to explore the Global Citizenship 4-H project as well. The goal is for these exchange participants to learn about everyday life in the United States by participating in the home stay experience. All delegates have medical insurance and personal spending money. For more information about the youth or if you want to host, contact us, and we will give your name to Courtney Loflin, our state coordinator for this program. Here’s a quick overview of the youth: Austria – Katharina Hallinger (female, 19): July 2 – August 12; Austria – Anna Theresa Pirchner (female, 19): July 2 – August 12; Germany – Felix Tremohlen (male, 19): July 9 – September 9; Greece – Michaela Kontou (female, 16): June 17 – July 29; Finland – Jennie Salo (female, 24): June 17 – August 4;
Northern Ireland – Andrew Ritchie (male, 24): July 1 – August 24; Norway – Tone Odegard (female, 24): June 17 – September 14; Scotland – Gillian Walker (female, 22): June 17 – July 30; Sweden – Cecilia Neyman (female, 18): June 17 – September 13; Switzerland – Jacqueline Nyffenegger (female, 27): June 17 – September 17; and Taiwan – Hsin-Mei (“May”) You (female, 26): June 17 – August 16. All IFYEs speak English and have interest in agriculture.
Market Beef Participants
Brand Papers are at the Extension Office. They need to be picked up by the exhibitor or their parents.
4-H OPEN HORSE RIDING
5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
May 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20,
Trail Clinic 22
July 11, 18, 25
Morgan County Fairgrounds
Practice times are 1st year 6:30-7:30 pm
2nd year and above 7:30-8:30 pm
April 29, 2013 @ 6:15pm meet at the Fort Morgan Veterinary Clinic for a tour.
May 20, Indoor Arena
June 3, 10, 17, 24, Indoor Arena
July 8, 15, 22, 29, Indoor Arena
4-H Interview Judging – July 31
County Dog Show – August 1
AIR RIFLE SHOOTING PRACTICE
Practices will be held from 6-8:30 pm. at the Multi-Purpose Building at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. If you have questions, please call Steve Kehm 542-9291.
Practice Dates: MAY 30 JUNE 13 & 27 JULY 11
Archery practice is scheduled on Tuesdays at 4 pm at Jon Flair’s home, 21082 MCR 28.5, Brush.
Practice Dates: MAY 21 JUNE 4 & 18 JULY 9 & 16
Archery practice is scheduled on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm at Paul Oliveira’s home, 12710 MCR W.5, Weldona.
Practice Dates: MAY 28 JUNE 11 & 25
Shotgun practice will be held at Paul Oliveira’s home on Mondays at 6pm.
Practice Dates: MAY 27 JUNE 10 & 24
COUNTY SHOTGUN SHOOT: Sunday, July 14
SKEET & 5 STAND PRACTICE
Skeet & 5 Stand practice will be held at the Akron Gun Range on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 1pm. If you have questions contact Janet Larrick, 380-6550.
Practice Dates: JUNE 2
.22 Rifle practice will be held at the Morgan County Gun Club on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 9 am. In the event of in climate weather, please call Karl Dahle 768-0570.
Practice Dates: MAY 25 JUNE 8 & 22 JULY 13
COUNTY .22 RIFLE SHOOT: Saturday, July 20
Is a trip to Elitch Gardens Amusement Park in your summer plans? If so, purchase your tickets through www.tinyurl.com/4H2013. The benefits are: full day of rides, shows and attractions; two parks in one – includes theme and water park, tickets are valid all season – May 4th through October 27th and one day tickets are $32.99, a savings of $13 over main gate price and $3 less than other offers. If more than 50 tickets are sold, Elitch's will make a $5 donation to the 4-H Foundation per ticket sale.
YHEC – State Qualifier for the 2013 4-H Shooting Sports National Invitation for Outdoor Skills Discipline .. The Fremont County Challenge has been designated as the State Qualifier for the 2013 4-H Shooting Sports National Invitational for the Outdoor Skills discipline. The event will also be the NRA YHEC State Event. Date is April 20 at the Florence Law Enforcement Range , Florence Colorado. I can get you more information if you are interested.
Shotgun Shoot – Pamela Rowland Benefit Hosted by Yuma County is June 1. Let’s support Ed and his family!!
Interested in Sportsfishing … You don’t have to be enrolled in sportsfishing to attend the mini clinic in June. It will be Thursday, June 6, 9 am – 3 pm at Pioneer Lake behind the Case dealership in Yuma. You will be making fishing tackle, learning about fishing species, learning how to cast – all for $5 which includes lunch and materials. Call the Yuma County Extension Office to register at 970-332-4151 by May 31.
Community Service Idea for your 4-H Club … check out November’s newsletter or callCindy Schneider by email – email@example.com or on her cell phone (970) 590-2552 or you can leave a message at my house – (970) 867-3389 for some great ideas.