Here is your July  4-H Newsletter. Be sure to open it for all Hot Spring County Monthly Updates!
Hot Spring Co 4-H Happenings July 2018
Happy Summer, everyone! Activities are in full swing and there is lots of excitement going around. I know everyone will help us welcome our new 4-H Agent- Becky Sterner to our Hot Spring County Team! We will be busy this month with County Camp, State Contests, and so much more. If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out!
Upcoming Events 
  • If you have not, Enroll or ReEnroll in 4-H Online 
  • July 3rd- Leaders Meeting- 6:30- HSC 4-H Center (Teen and Adult)
  • July 6th- Deadline to Sign up for County Clover Camp 
  • July 6th- 4-H Fishing Night and Welcome Reception- 6:30 at Hendrix Pond
  • July 10th-13th- State 4-H Horse Show
  • July 16th-20th- Hot Spring County Clover Camp
  • July 24th-27th- State 4-H O-Rama
  • August 2nd- Sewing Day Camp 
  • August 9th- Record Book Field Trip
Re-Enroll in 4-H Online!
Encourage others to join!
Re-enrollment for the 2017-2018 4-H year has begun. If you have any questions concerning how to re-enroll in 4-H Online, please contact the office.
Welcome our New 4-H Agent- Becky Sterner

My name is Becky Sterner and I grew up in Mena, AR on a family beef cattle farm. I started out in 4-H showing cattle and chickens at 3 years old and continued showing cattle through high school. I graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Food and Life Sciences majoring in Agriculture Education Communication & Technology concentrating in Agriculture  Leadership and minoring in Agriculture Communications and Agriculture Business. 

We will be having a Welcome Reception for Becky at 4-H Fishing Night this Friday, July 6th at 6:30 at Hendrix Pond. Come join us!

Hot Spring County Clover Camp

We are very excited to be returning to the Arkansas 4-H Center for a portion of County Clover Camp this year. We will be at 4-H Center Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday-Friday will be Day Camps at First Baptist Church Family Life Center (where we have Pancake Breakfast) here in Malvern. 

While at the 4-H Center all 4-H members are invited to come with us, we will spend Monday night at the Center. Parents are also invited to help chaperone, as long as you are approved  in 4-H Online as a volunteer and have had Overnight Chaperone Training. If  you have not, get with Rachel ASAP, this process can take some time. 

The cost to attend the 4-H Center portion of camp will be $62.50. There is no cost to attend the Day Camps held in Malvern. I encourage everyone to attend as much as camp as possible.

Please call the Extension Office to sign up for County Camp by this Friday, July 6th. 

State O-Rama- July 24th-27th- U of A

State O-Rama is an excellent opportunity for our Senior 4-H Members. Everyone who competed at District O-Rama is qualified for State. If you were unable to compete, get with Rachel or Becky to find some options that will work if you would still like to attend. You can find more information about other contests here

4-H Fishing Night- Friday, July 6th- 6:30pm

Mr. Maurice Hendrix has graciously invited all the Hot Spring County 4-Hers to come enjoy an evening of fishing at Hendrix Pond.
We will be going next Friday night, July 6th. 4-Hers should bring their own fishing supplies (poles, bait, hooks, etc). We will meet at Mr. Hendrix's pond at 6:30 pm and grill hot dogs. 

This will also serve as a Welcome Reception for our new 4-H Agent- Becky Sterner. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy a summer evening at Hendrix Farm. 
The HSC Fishing Derby was a huge success on May 3rd. We had over 200 students with special needs and over 40 volunteers.

Cooking and Sewing Day Camps

August 2nd - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at the 4-H Center- Kids in the Kitchen - Basic cooking class for ages 9 and up, because of space and equipment it is  limited to 12 4-Hers. Please call the office 501-332-5267 to sign up.

August 7th - 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at the 4-H Center-Basic Sewing skills covered - IF you have your own sewing machine please bring it and let us know when you sign up.  There are only 5 sewing machines available for use.  Please call the office 501-332-5267 to sign up.

Text @hsc4-H to 81010 for County Updates

We are going to try something new. It is a program called Remind. It will be a ONE WAY text reminder about upcoming events/deadlines. Any member, parent, volunteer, etc. can sign up to receive the reminders. You can click here to sign up  Join Remind  or text HSC4-H to 81010. This will be an excellent way to help everyone stay in the loop!

Fair Updates 

If you are planning on showing an animal at the fair this year, Becky  needs to know ASAP.
County Fair will be Tuesday, September 4th- Saturday, September 8th. 
District Fair will be September 25th-29th. 
The Arkansas State Fair will be October 11th-21st this year.
If you are showing a market lamb, goat, or hog, your DNA Kits must be ordered by this Friday, July 6th.

At the AR State Fair- the Grand and Reserve Market Hog, Grand and Reserve Market Goat, and Grand and Reserve Market Lamb will be sent to slaughter.  A necropsy will be done, including carcass inspection on these 6 animals, with Steers being added in 2019.  Not all Market animals will be slaughtered!

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