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Pike County 4-H News

Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm

2013 4-H State Shoot 

State shoot dates are as follows: Aug. 24  Trap Shoot; August 24-25   Archery – NFAA 300 only; Sept. 21 – all other events not mentioned specifically; Sept. 22 – 3D Archery, Sporting Clays, Muzzleloading.  Individual registration packets for the 2013 State Shoot are now available.  They are due in your county extension office by Monday, July 15 and checks need to be made to your local 4-H Council.  Registration forms and rules have been sent to all shooting sports project members and can be found at or at your county extension office.


Missouri 4-H Fishing Tournament

Missouri 4-H members recently cast their knowledge of fishing at the first Missouri 4-H Sportfishing Day at Little Dixie Lake near Fulton.  Activities included a fishing derby, casting contest, “skill-a-thon” and fish fry.  Parker Wallace from Ralls County placed second in the Fishing Derby, third Overall in the intermediate division.  Congratulations, Parker!


New Missouri 4-H Key Award Application

A new version of the Key Award application is now available.  The Key Award, the highest award a 4-H member can receive, recognizes 4-H members who have achieved significant leadership at the club or group, community and state levels. The Key Award is a prestigious award rewarding 4-H members for their hard work and accomplishments as well as the contribution they have made to the overall 4-H program.  You can find the new form and more information at


2013 4-H Hall of Fame

The 2013 4-H Hall of Fame ceremony will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Building on the State Fair Community College campus.  Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Congratulations to the following from our area that will be inducted: Marion County, Richard “Leon” Perry; Ralls County, A.J. Basinger.


Audrain County Open Steer and Heifer Show

The Audrain County 4-H and Youth Fair Beef Show will be held on July 20.  There will be a $20 entry fee per calf.  Weigh-in will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and must be in place by 9 a.m.  Contact Kendra Allen with questions at 573-721-5423.


National “Filmfest 4-H” Back for a Third Year

Don’t miss the national 4-H film festival, taking place August 4-7 in Branson, Missouri!  All Access Passes are now available for this one-of-a-kind 4-H experience.  The festival features screenings of youth-produced films and workshops designed to help young filmmakers immediately improve their skills.  There are also opportunities to visit one-on-one with the presenters, plus the rare chance to meet up with 4-H filmmakers from across the country.  All Access Passes are available for $99 through July 14 and film submissions are being accepted through July 1.  For more information, please visit


4-H Move Across Missouri

4-H Move Across Missouri (MOVE) promotes physical activity by encouraging youths and families to engage in physical activities they enjoy such as walking, biking, running, swimming, dance, taekwondo, gardening and more.  Youth and their families can “log” the number of minutes they accumulate throughout the year.


Monthly MOVEment Activity


Supplies:  36-inch streamers (made from ribbon, plastic, or crepe paper); music; music player

You can do this activity with any number of youth.  Each player gets a streamer; arrange people in a scatter formation.  Give youth these instructions:

–When the music starts, move the streamers using as many arm patterns as possible.

–Be creative and come up with your own routines.

–Keep moving while the music is playing.

Suggestions:    form letters or write out words; move at a low, medium and high speed; move through legs, above head and above waist; throw streamer in the air, catch it and keep moving; make figure-8 shapes in front of your body; make large and small circles on each side of body or above the head; ttop music periodically; move to new locations by skipping, jumping, hopping, or jogging.

Variations:      Work with 2 or 3 streamers;                         work with a partner with several streamers;                         work with a partner to create a special movement or routine to share


Fun with Water

Invite children to play outside with water. Remind them to bring a swimsuit and towel!

Ideas include:

• Water balloon toss

• Water painting – provide paint brushes and water in a bucket. Encourage children to “paint” with the water and watch how the water evaporates in the warm sun. Paint rocks, trees, the sidewalk, anything!

• Car wash – children can bring and wash toy cars and vehicles.

• Water sprinklers

• Spray bottles

• Frozen water – ice cubes are refreshing and feel good as they melt in your hands on a hot summer day!

• Watermelon – a fun snack after water play activities!


State Hippology Results

4-H members Bailey Carter, Lance Dixon and Shelby Hunter represented Pike County in a great learning experience at the State Hippology Contest.  Congratulations to these 4-Hers.  Great Job!


Fashion Revue

Pike County Fashion Revue will be held July 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Pike County Courthouse.


Fair Time Reminders

Just a reminder that goats and sheep will need health papers in order to show.  All steers must be dehorned along with being free of warts and ringworm.  All horses must have proof of a negative Coggins test.  Horse exhibitors will need to bring their horse i.d. form with signatures to the show.  Poultry will be tested at the show.  Dogs and cats must have proof of up-to-date rabies shot at least two weeks prior to the show.  Exhibitors Tuesday to Saturday – don’t forget you will need to pay to enter the fair.

Remember to check your judging and work schedule for the exhibit building.  It is in the fair book.  If you have any questions, contact the Extension Office. See you at the fair!


County-wide Beef Grooming Clinic

There will be a grooming clinic for all beef members on July 13, 9 a.m. at the Pike County Fairgrounds Livestock Barn.  You may bring your calf if you want to and please RSVP by July 11 to 573-324-5464.


County-wide Bucket Calf Meeting

Friday, July 19   –   6:30 p.m., Pike County Fairgrounds Livestock Barn.

Bring your calf and learn more about clipping, grooming and showing.  Please RSVP by July 17 to 573-324-5464.