Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August Newsletter

Lamb & Goats-If you are in need of help with your lamb or goat project call Mr. Jenschke immediately at the Extension Office.

Project Awards-All project awards will be due on Monday, August 16. Please get these in to the office so you can be recognized at the 4-H banquet.

Lamb, Goat & Swine Tags-If you would like to attend Major Shows (Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, San Angelo or Austin) in the upcoming year you will need to call the office NO LATER than Thursday, August 26.

4-H Banquet-We will be having our annual 4-H Banquet on Monday, August 30 @ 7:00 p.m. This will be at the Main Event where we will be having fajitas with all the fixings. Tickets are on sale now until Monday, August 23 at the office. Tickets are $10 each.

Officer Training-There will be an officer training on Wednesday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom in the Courthouse. All officers are required to attend.

Rabbits & Poultry-If you are showing rabbits or poultry this year all orders need to be called into the office & paid to Angela Teichelman at Western Equipment between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. by Thursday, September 30. Rabbits will be $40 each and must you must purchase 3. Poultry is $20 and you receive 15.

4-H Sign-Up Night-We will have sign-up night on Monday, September 13 from 4-6 p.m. at the Courthouse. If you wish to have a project display please let us know as soon as possible.

4-H Parent & Leader Meeting-We will have a parents and adult leaders meeting on Monday, September 13 immediately following Sign-Up Night. Please make arrangements to attend.

Elementary Back-to-School Night-We will be providing information to the Elementary students during Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 26. If you would like to help please call the office.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Please let us know if you would be willing to receive your newsletter through e-mail. We need to know ASAP so pass the word to have everyone look at the blog and leave a comment! Thanks!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

State Roundup

Six senior 4-Hers will be leaving June 8 for State 4-H Roundup at College Station. The Consumer Decision Making Team: Brice Mc Donald, Shane Statham and Michelle Lewis will compete on Wednesday. The Livestock Judging Team: Chelsea Russell, Derrick Siebman, and Garrett Jenschke will also judge on Wednesday. These teams have worked many hours to prepare for this contest and looking forward to spending time at A & M.

When you see one of the 4-Hers make sure to wish them luck!

Electronic Newletters

We are trying to find new ways of getting the news spread throughout the county. A few years back we tried using e-mail to send newsletters, but there was not a great response. However, we are needing to use new medias to get the newsletter to everyone. Would you be willing to receive your monthly newsletter through e-mail? Would it be beneficial to post the newsletter on the blog? Would you like to see the newsletter posted to the Childress County Extension website?

We need some input so please ask everyone to leave a comment!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

News Stories Needed!

If you are showing livestock in the 2010 County Project Show, you are encouraged to write a short story to be published in the Childress Index on Friday, January 15. Be sure to include your name, grade, and species of animal you show. Please inform the readers of what you have learned through your 4-H livestock project.

Stories should be brief and to the point. All stories are due to the Extension office by Monday, January 11.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


If you missed helping out today at the 4-H Family Fun Day, sorry for you! What a day! It was awesome to see all the kids have so much fun with their parents. Everyone left with a painted pumpkin, a painted face, a sweet treat or two, a tatoo, an ice cream coupon, a beat in their heart from jumping so much, a smile on their face, and most of all a memory of celebrating 4-H.

I can personally say being the "fish in the pond" was one of the funnest things I have ever done. Placing a frisbee and a coupon on those kids "hooks" and listening to their excitement was worth sitting in 40 degree weather and even getting a little wet now and then. Those kids loved "fishing" for prizes and were thrilled with such a small item.

We could not have had such a successful day without the support of so many. Special thanks goes to Steve Sparkman of Hardeman County, Jeff Wilson of Frito Lay, Sonic Drive In, Dairy Queen, Dan Powers, and McDonald's. These businesses and individuals provided all the prizes and pumpkins. Our agents, Lonnie and Andrea, did a phenominal job getting all this together and it would not have happened without them. Ask Lonnie how many hot dogs he cooked and Andrea how many pumpkins she painted! They worked hard! Be sure to tell them thank you for all the do. Also, our 4-H needs to be thankful for all the adult leaders that worked so hard today to help the kiddos in their fun. Thanks goes to Carmen Lewis, Jeff Watson, Christy Hayes, Bobby Hayes, Daniel DeLaCruz, Arthur Thorn, Kim Jenschke, Melissa Vannoy, Kyle Vannoy, and Saundra Christy.

I hope all the 4-Hers present worked as hard as I did and felt as awesome as I did (when I finally warmed up) thinking of all those kids having a blast. There is no better feeling than helping someone else!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Family Fun Day

On Saturday, October 10, the Childress 4-H clubs will host a Family Fun Day at the Rotary Bowl at Fair Park. Activities start at 11:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. The public is invited so be sure to let all your friends know. It is all FREE and lunch is included. There will a cake walk, a pumpkin walk, face painting, pumpkin painting, "fishing" for prizes, jumping castle, train rides, and other activities. It is going to be a fun day so please come help out and show Childress how proud you are to be a member of Texas 4-H!