FOCUS ON 4-H

Local 4-Hers shine at show

By Chrissy Daniel | Published Thursday, February 3, 2011

We are in the last-week stretch of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. The market steers and barrows are in the barns, and the educational exhibits for adults and youth are still in full swing.

Also, there is a rumor that you can score some deals in the Exhibit Hall from all the vendors on the last weekend.

This week’s results include the heifer show. There were five Wise County 4-H youth showing and each did a wonderful job. Ryan Holaway’s Maine Anjou heifer was a division champion. Aubrey Fortenberry’s Hereford heifer placed second. Sheridan Shallene’s Angus heifer came in at fourth place. Michaela Cross’s Santa Gertrudis heifer was in full spirit as she placed ninth. Katie Claborn’s Angus heifer also came in ninth place.

Great job Wise County 4-H’ers.

Wise County Youth Fair

Remember, the last day to enter your projects at the Wise County Youth Fair is Feb. 12. If you need more information, go to www.wcyouthfair.org.

If you ordered broilers for the Wise County Youth Fair, remember that the pick-up day is Wednesday, Feb. 9. Contact the Extension office, (940) 627-3341, that day for an exact location. If you would like information on raising broilers for the fair, come by the Extension office. We will be happy to help.

There will be a “Tips for Success” workshop 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Bridgeport High School. Join Judy Cook, WCYF 4-H food superintendent, as she shares helpful tips regarding 4-H food show entries. If you are entering the show, you don’t want to miss this excellent educational opportunity.

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