There is still time for youth to register for the annual Virginia 4-H/NRA Shooting Education Camp at Holiday Lake 4-H Center, August 14-18, 2011. The camp will include courses in shooting safety education, shooting fundamentals and theory, marksmanship instruction and a competitive shoot. Cost is $220 for the week (slightly more for muzzle loading and shotgun) and includes meals, lodging, insurance, instruction, ammo, awards, and a camp T-shirt. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 12-16 with interest or experience with firearms. Registration and payment are due by July 15; please contact the local Extension Office for a brochure.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The four Orange County High School 4-H Angler teams of two anglers each captured the Virginia State High School Fishing Championship sponsored by The Bass Federation of Virginia. The tournament was held at Buggs Island, Boydton, Virginia, on Saturday, May 21, and attracted teams from North Carolina and Virginia. Buggs Island is a new lake for the Orange team and the members did extremely well in their pre-fish evaluation. Three out of four Orange teams caught their limit of five fish.
Dylan McGhee caught the big fish (the tie breaker) for all teams across both states, a 4+ pounds largemouth bass on a green pumpkin carolina rig. He and his partner Franklin Marrs tied for 4th place in the Virginia standings with a total bag weight of 8.46 lbs. Michael Sidle and Steven Mundell had a total weight of 8.46 lbs. for their five fish. Kasey Henshaw and Austin Clore caught 4 fish for a total of 5.79 lbs. Devon Bowling and Austin Mitchell had nearly 9.6 lbs, but were penalized most of that weight due to a mix up in weigh-in time. The top three teams for Orange accounted for 22 lbs. and thus brought home the championship trophy for Orange. All those who participated may advance to the World Finals in Russellville, Arkansas, the end of July. Adult boat captains Wayne Dorman, Brian Green, Guy Davis, and OCHS Sponsor - Becky Gore volunteered their time to get these youngsters on the water.
The Lebanon Church 4-H Club (Shenandoah County) and the Shenandoah Valley Lamb and Goat Breeders Association are co-sponsoring the 6th Annual Shenandoah Summer Prospect Lamb and Meat Goat show on June 18 at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock. Registration information can be found here: www.shenandoahlambsandgoats.com.
Congratulations to Nancy Lawler, Unit Administrative Assistant, who won the state Meritorious Support Award from Extension honor society Epsilon Sigma Phi. Nancy was recognized at the Virginia Extension Service Association meeting last week at Sweet Briar College with an engraved plaque and a beautiful flower arrangement. Nancy has worked for Extension for 34 years and most everyone who comes in contact with our office knows that she is the heart and soul of the office. From answering the phones to greeting visitors with a smile, Nancy will always go the extra mile to find information or publications, help a 4-H member complete an application, register clients for an event, or serve as a go-to person for information and answers. She puts in long hours, shows excellent attention to detail, and provides outstanding support and service to colleagues in the office. Please congratulate Nancy on her award the next time that you see her!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Don’t forget to register to participate or volunteer with Orange County 4-H this summer! Registrations are quickly filling up and payment is due no later than June 1st! As always, volunteers are greatly appreciated and we couldn’t offer such wonderful programs without the support and generosity of Orange County Volunteers!
Stop by the Orange Extension Office today to fill out and register for our summer programs! To see a list of the summer workshops being offered, visit the Orange County website at https://sites.google.com/site/ocva4h.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
A mailing has been sent to those youth that have previously shown in the youth sheep show and all those that nominated either sheep or cattle last year. This is the same process as in years past. All market animals (beef, sheep, and goats) need to be nominated in order to be eligible to show. Please make sure that this list gets distributed to those in your county or area that might have an interest in showing at the 2011 State Fair Youth Market shows.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Madison 4-H has invited Orange to participate in their beginner-level Hippology contest on May 19 at 5:00 p.m. for those with an interest in horses. The contest will feature breeds, feeds, a quiz, identification of skeletal parts and equipment. Judging will not be included in this contest. Please RSVP to Kelly Mallory at 540-948-6881 if you plan to attend so that she can order pizza for dinner.