Here is your June 4-H Newsletter. Be sure to open it for all Hot Spring County Monthly Updates!
Hot Spring County 4-H Happenings June 2018
Summer is here and things are getting very busy, very quickly! Don't forget we are hosting District O-Rama at Ouachita High School and will need all the help we can get. We will also be doing County 4-H Camp a little differently in July, be sure to get signed up for camp!

Upcoming Events 
  • June 8th- 4-H Fishing Night at Hendrix Pond 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • June 8th- Southwest Qualifying Horseshow
  • June 12th-15th- Teen Leader Conference 
  • June 19th- Ouachita District 4-H O-Rama- Ouachita High School
  • June 25th- Deadline to Sign Up for State O-Rama
  • July 1- OwnershipDeadline for County & StateFair
  • July 6th- COUNTY Deadline to order StateFair DNA Kits for Market Goats, Sheep, & Hogs 
  • July 6th- Deadline to Sign Up for County 4-H Clover Camp
  • July 10th-13th- State Horseshow
  • July 16th-20th- County 4-H Clover Camp
  • July 24th-27th- State 4-H O-Rama 
  • August 2nd- Kids in the Kitchen
  • August 7th- Sewing Day Camp
4-H Fishing Day- Friday, June 8th- 5:30-8:30 
Mr. Maurice Hendrix has graciously invited all the Hot Spring County 4-Hers to come enjoy a day of fishing at Hendrix Pond.
We will be going next Friday night, June 8th. 4-Hers should bring their own fishing supplies (poles, bait, hooks, etc) and drinks. We will meet at Mr. Hendrix's pond at 5:30pm and grill hot dogs. 
The HSC Fishing Derby was a huge success on May 3rd. We had over 200 students with special needs and over 40 volunteers.

District O-Rama- Tuesday, June 19th- Ouachita High 

Once again this year, Hot Spring County will be hosting District O-Rama. This year it will be at Ouachita High School, due to the construction at Malvern this summer. 

4-Hers that are participating will need to be at the Ouachita Auditorium between 9:00-9:30am. We will finish up around 2:30pm. Even parents coming to watch need to sign up with the Extension office, so we can make name tags for you.

Lunch will be provided. Hot Spring County Farm Bureau will be grilling hamburgers for lunch. 

The theme is Go Wild for 4-H. We will have a county chant that will be shared on our Facebook group soon. 
We will also need some help on Monday afternoon going over to the high school and putting up signs, tables, etc. This would also be a great opportunity to do a walk through with volunteers that can help direct traffic the next day. Please just let Rachel know if you can make it.

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!

County 4-H Clover Camp- July 16th- July 20th
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 July 6th!

Please see below for a rough outline of our camp- 
Monday (AR 4-H Center) 
Geocache Scavenger Hunt
Camp Craft 
Team Building Activities 
Rock Wall Climbing 
Campfire Activities

Tuesday (AR 4-H Center) 
Money Management 
Camp Olympics 

Wednesday (Family Life Center)
Safety Day Rotations
Art Projects

Thursday (Family Life Center)
Livestock Skills
Fecal Egg Counts
Making Ice Cream with Liquid Nitrogen
Edible Plants
Shooting Sports

Friday (Family Life Center & Lake Catherine State Park)
Gardening 101
Building Raised Garden Beds
Lake Catherine Hike
Lake Catherine Historic Boat Tour


Cooking and Sewing 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.

Fair Updates

If you are planning on showing an animal at the fair this year, Rachel needs to know ASAP.
County Fair will be Tuesday, September 4th- Saturday, September 8th. Ownership deadlines will be 30 days prior to the fair.
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 Animal ID kit must be ordered by Friday, July 6th. These are ordered through the county office.

County Ross Photography Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the Ross Photography Contest: 

Black and White Living-  Rylee Ray
Black and White Non Living- Rylee Ray
Color Living- Troy Ray III
Color Non Living- Troy Ray III

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