We would like to thank everyone
who donated time and/or talent at the Farm/City Day luncheon. If you cooked,
served, gathered children or set up tables and chairs, your efforts are
greatly appreciated. 4-H is tried and true and I am proud to be a part of it!
If you have a camera and would like to learn how to use
it, join our group, we can show you how. Our next meeting is December 8th
@ 5:30 pm at the Studio of Photography by Bobbi. 213 SE 2nd
Street. Please call if you have any questions 467-2614.
Remember to keep your eyes focused!
The Barnyard Buddies held their third meeting of the year on
Saturday, November 8th at the Extension Office. We had a short
business meeting then made pinecone turkeys to take home and pinecone
Christmas trees for next month’s meeting. Our December meeting will be
Saturday, December 13th at the Extension Office starting at 10 am.
After the business meeting and song practice we plan to go to the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility (nursing home) where we will sing our Christmas songs and
give out the trees we made at our last meeting. Please be sure to wear red or
green, like a Santa hat or your Barnyard Buddies shirt and bring a big smile.
We will be having a good time!
Our last meeting was held on November 17th.
We started our meeting with Brooke Stokes and Jamie Burnham leading us in the
Pledges. Nathan Candler gave a thought for the day. Mrs. Gwen Chandler,
Supervisor of Elections was the quest speaker at the meeting. She spoke about
election days and how elections work. Our next meeting will be December 15th
at 7:00 pm at the Spann residence. If you have questions or need directions
call Ms. Dianne at 467-1695.
By: Jared Prescott
We had a great meeting last month! We discussed many upcoming
events. The Hog Weigh-in for OLYS is December 6th from 8:00-10:00 am do
not be late. The gates will be closed at 10:00 am. Please remember your
entry forms. All animals being weighed must have an entry form.
Our next meeting is our Christmas party. It will be held at
Osceola Middle School on December 16th at 6:30 pm. Everyone will want
to attend. After a short business meeting we will have Pizza and soda. This year
we are ordering shirts for show. At the meeting there will be shirts available
to try on. If you are not there to be sized we will not know what size shirt to
order for you. Please remember each member is responsible for bringing two dozen
homemade cookies to the meeting. We will be putting together 250
goodie bags for Meals on Wheels. Also we need members to bring tape, scissors
and/or staplers for putting together the bags. This holiday season we have
adopted a family that needs our help. We will be calling you through out the
month to let you know the items needed for this family. It is a wonderful thing
to have members that are willing to help those who need us.
By: Maci Culligan
Our last meeting was held November 4th.
We would like to welcome our two new members Kayla Crawford and Angel
We elected officers for the 2003-2004 4-H year.
Vice President: Johanna
Our program for this meeting was recognizing the
different breeds of horses. Our next meeting will be held on December 9th
at the Extension Office at 6:00 pm. Please bring a wrapped $5.00 or less gift
that can be used for a horse project.
The Steaks and Chops 4-H Club held their
monthly meeting on November 10, 2003. We had a presentation on swine
selection by Mr. Pat Hogue. The presentation was very informative and
interesting. Thank you Mr. Hogue. After the presentation we divided into our
project areas. Swine members discussed their signs and the steer members had
more discussion on selection.
Steaks and Chops will meet on December 13th at 10:00 at the Ag barn. The swine members will have a workshop and the steer members will take a trip to each member’s barn to see how the projects are coming. We will all meet back at the Ag barn for a hot dog lunch. See you there!!
Chobee Cattle Kids met on November
5th at the Extension Office. We
made plans for our Farm/City Day booth. We will have a display showing all of
the equipment used for beef cattle projects.
Our program for the meeting also discussed show
equipment. We learned about the different kinds of halters, ropes and brushes,
and what they are used for.
For our December meeting we are doing a
community service project. We plan to decorate and fill Christmas goody bags for
a local children’s group. We will also celebrate Christmas with Pizza and
snacks. Please remember to bring candy for the goody bags and other items you
volunteered to bring. We will meet at the Extension Office on Wednesday,
December 10th at 6:00 pm. If you have any questions call Mrs. Candler
Hello shooters and Parents! Being organized and on
time is a lesson that the Sharp Shooters learned at their last meeting. This is
a wonderful lesson. On November 15th we participated in the Concert
in the Park along with the Steaks and Chops club by selling tea and chili to the
We will be taking part in helping the needy this
holiday season by donating gifts to the Toys for Tots. Please bring in at least
one unwrapped gift for a boy or girl age 5-8. All donations are greatly
appreciated. Our next meeting will be December 11th at Mr. Sellers’ home at
7:30 pm. We will be shooting open peep and telescopic sights during Christmas
break. See ya at the meeting!
Remember to shoot safe and keep it in the ten range.
glasses and earmuffs are a great Christmas gift idea!!!
At our last meeting we had a guest speaker. Mr. Raulerson gave a great presentation on reproduction. Thank you Mr. Raulerson.
Show time is right around the corner. Please remember to have your animal’s vaccinations up to date. Health papers are required for all animals for all shows. Be sure you have your veterinarian appointment scheduled for the month of January. Don’t wait until the last minute! Start watching for deadlines for entry forms for upcoming fairs. Please make sure you have all necessary forms and registrations turned into the Extension Office prior to the listed deadlines.
you to everyone who brought in canned goods and participated in our food drive
for the needy. Remember this can be listed as community service in your record
you picked up a paper ornament from our tree, please remember to bring in your
unwrapped gift to our next meeting on December 8th. The meeting will
be held at the Extension Office at 7:00 pm.
Florida 4-H Dairy Program will be having a clipping contest at the Desoto County
Ag Center on January 10, 2004.
Wild Bunch hosted a game booth at the awesome Open House at Arnold’s Wildlife
on November 1st. The booth had games to play such as The Duck Pond
and The Fish Pond. You know that old saying “It’s like finding a needle in a
hay stack”? Well, prizes could be found in our hay stack! Many of the visitors
enjoyed viewing the large cats and the exotic birds.
We would like to thank everyone who came out to support the wildlife
center. We enjoyed your visit. Our next meeting will be held on Saturday,
December 20th from 10:00 until noon. Hope to see you there!
you Happy Holidays!!
Heels Down worked the Big Lake trailriders concession stand in October as
a fundraiser. We plan to work in the concession stand in January and February as
well. Our last meeting was held November 6, 2003. We discussed funds
and requirements for Area E and the State Horse Show as well as Horse Camp
scholarships. For more information see Tamera Higgins or Diane Cletzer.
next meeting will be January 8th at the Extension Office at 6:30 pm.
Hope to see you there. Have a happy holiday!
Places to Go Club has not had our meeting for the
month of November, at press time, but we are expecting a good one. Our
club will have a busy month attending the Christmas play at Okeechobee High
School on December 16th and caroling on December 23rd. We
will meet on December 23 at the Extension Office at 6:30 pm.
To Go would like to wish all 4-H members, volunteers and parents a wonderful
Beef ‘N’ Bacon Raisers
Buyer letters Due
For more information visit
Okeechobee Youth Livestock show
Saturday, December 6,2003
Horse Teaching Unit
am – 3:00 pm
hour break for lunch on your own)
Animal Science Building
am - 4:00 pm
will be provided)
by November 24th
the Extension Office for more information*******
The Cooperative Extensive Service would like to wish everyone joy this holiday season!
If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (863) 763-6469.
Debbie Clements, Extension 4-H Agent Jackie Joyce, 4-H Program Assistant
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