Parents and other adults who are interested in becoming project leaders are invited to participate in a face-to-face workshop on recognizing and reporting child abuse on Thursday, June 28th, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Extension office. Completing the self-study guide or this workshop is a requirement for anyone participating in the background check (fingerprinting, application & paperwork, references, training, etc.). There is no charge to attend, but you must call 738-7291 to sign up. Please sign up by June 26th.

It is very important that you preregister for workshops and events. If something comes up and you cannot attend, please cancel. This will give the volunteer putting on the workshop notice and they don’t have to come to town, purchase supplies, etc. If it is after hours, please leave a voice message at the Cooperative Extension Office, 738-7291. We will see that the proper volunteers are notified.
We try to bring the youth in our program quality, fun and educational workshops and events. To continue providing quality workshops, we need your cooperation.

June 1st is the deadline for ALL breeding animals, market goats, market lambs and horse projects to be under the care of the 4-H member. Market animals must have an inspection form filled out and pictures taken. These can be uploaded to 4honline.com or brought in to the Cooperative Extension Office.
There has been some concern expressed by parents and leaders that some animals are being cared for by the breeders or project leaders and not the 4-H member. Please make sure that ALL animals are being cared for by the 4-H member. Having the animal in their possession and under their care is part of the educational process.
If you need help with a feeding program or information on caring for your animal, please contact the Cooperative Extension Office at 738-7291. We will make sure your questions are answered.

In the next two weeks, entry forms for upcoming events will be sent out. The Horse Show entries were mailed last week so if you didn’t receive one, please call 738-7291 and we will get it to you.
The next entry to be mailed will be Shooting Sports Field Day. The Shooting Sports Field Day entries are due back to the Cooperative Extension Office, with your general leader’s signature, no later than July 13, by 4:30 p.m.
Fashion Revue entry packets will be mailed the middle of June to all Fashion Revue and Clothing project members. If you didn’t sign up for those projects and want to take part in the Fashion Revue, you will have to stop by the office and get a form. These are due back to the office by July 25, 4:30 p.m.
If you are interested in the Speech/Demonstration Contest or the Skit & Talent entry forms, contact your general leader after June 15. The entry forms will be mailed to them, not to individuals. These entries are also due by July 25, 4:30 p.m.
The last to go out will be the Dog Show entry forms. These are due July 27 by 4:30 p.m.
Remember, all entries must have general leader’s signature, parent/guardian’s signature and participant’s signature. If the general leader’s signature is missing, it will not be accepted. All entry fees are due the day of the contest, not with the entry forms.

June 23 is the Elko County Horse Show. Registration has been changed to 7:30 a.m. with the show starting promptly at 8 a.m. The Show is at the Fairgrounds. Entry forms were sent out last week and are due June 18.

If you have questions regarding any of these events, contact the office at 738-7291.

The Fashion Revue scheduled for August 8th will be here before we know it. Whether you have competed in many contests or this is your first year, you will benefit by attending the June workshop. The Contest Prep Workshop is June 27th at 1:00 p.m. at Great Basin College Theater and Solarium. We will focus on getting you ready and prepared for the August event. You’ll learn modeling tips, practice your techniques, and find your personal style. We’ll also make sure you understand the entry forms and what categories you can enter. Please preregister at 4HOnline.com or by call the Cooperative Extension Office at 738-7291.

Elko County youth are fortunate to receive beautiful buckles, plaques, rosettes, and prizes for their projects at all the 4-H contests. Sponsors are needed to donate, so the Awards and Events Committee can continue to provide these awards. Awards cost $30 – $150, and prices change each year. If money is leftover, the money donated to a specific award carries over to the next year. Consider sponsoring a plaque, a practical item for a specific project, leather halter, or money towards a buckle or some other prize. Contact Awards and Events Committee Chair, Mia Krenka at 779-2268.