Friday, October 28, 2011

Trick or Treat on the Square

Kialey Beeney has volunteered to give out candy at Trick or Treat on the Square - Monday at 4:00p.  If you are able to help her pass out candy and cards, please join her at the table on the corner in front of the extension office.

Have a safe and fun Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Archery Workshop Scheduled Oct 24

Archery Workshop on Monday, October 24 at the Extension Office at 6:00p.

Go to the Archery Blog for more details:

4-H Awards Banquet

"Quality Counts"

& 4-H Ipod Dance

Bring your Ipods and MP3 Players...(age appropriate music & lyrics only)

Who is invited: properly enrolled 4-H members & parents only!!!

When: November 5th (6 -11 PM)

Where: Jacksonville Show Barn

Why: For the fun of it!!!

How: with the help of volunteers*

* Each Club must have at least one parent/adult leader present at the barn during the entire program, if that club will have children attending.

4-H Members & Adult Volunteers must be pre-register by contacting the

4-H office no later than

5 PM Tuesday, November 1st

(903) 683-5416

PRICE of Admission: FREE!!!!

6:00 PM - Annual Awards Banquet

6:30 PM - "Quality Counts" Session

8:30 PM - 4-H Dance

11:30 PM - Clean-Up and Go Home!

Queens Contest Update!!

Just in case some of you haven't heard, the mum sale was a 100% success! Mady Fisher, Katy Dickey, Amber Dickey, and parents of these awesome kids all got out there and sold their little hearts out Saturday - to the tune of 100 mums sold.  Mady plans to do a fundraiser every month.  The mum sale was the one for October.  November we will have 2.  1st will be a raffle for Spooktacular Bull Bash on 11/5/11  and 2nd is Bake sale at Texas National Banks in both Rusk and Jacksonville.  

The bake sale will be 11/23/11 and most likely, we are prepared to stay as long as the bank will allow us!  We will need baked goods as well as kids to help sell. 

Spooktacular Bull Bash is on 11/5 at LMC and we will be raffling off 2 wall crosses valued at $50 each.  Just a reminder, Mady can not be at Spooktacular because of prior commitments but has secured a booth for us.  So we are asking that the club please step up and commit to helping and be there. (need volunteers to man the table and sell queens and raffle tickets - free admission to bull bash!!)  Monica can be reached at 903/586-9301 (work) until 4:30 and 903/625-1110 (cell)  anytime after that.  If you need to leave a message, please do! We also have 500+ queen's tickets available to sell!  Mady has sold 300 herself but we need more help.  You can check these out from Monica, Tandi or Mady at any time.  please, Please, PLEASE help support Mady and our club!  

Photography Workshop Reminder

Just a reminder - there will be a Photography Workshop this Thursday, October 20 at the Extension Office.  Information here:

Yes Camp Registration ASAP!

If you were planning on attending YES! Camp - an overnight 4H leadership camp on November 11-12 in Palestine for members ages 8-13 - please contact me or Willie Arnwine (903-683-1827) as soon as possible.  Flier/Information for YES Camp here:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Footbridge MUM Sales!!

Footbridge Queens Contestant Mady Fisher announces the Mum Sale Fundraiser!!  We will be selling Mums and livestock show tickets this Saturday - Oct. 15 - from 10:00a - 5:00p (or until we sell out) from the H&R Block parking lot in Rusk.  If you are able to help sell for any amount of time, please come by and help.  There will be adults there at all times so you can drop off the kids with us if you so desire!  Please also pass the word along to anyone and everyone and help us raise funds for the club and the Queens Contest!

Monday, October 3, 2011

East Texas Show Star Series

The 3rd Annual East Texas Show Star Series will be held on October 23rd & 24th at the Nacogdoches Show Barn.  This is a great opportunity for 4-H families that are new to showing livestock, as well as those who are seasoned veterans of the show ring.  Check out their site at  for more information on Beef, Lamb, and Goat clinics.

Friday, October 7, 2011 is the "EARLY" deadline to register for the above mentioned event.  After October 7th, a $10  increase will be asssed for those registrations received after that date.  The link to register is   This is an exceptional educational program for those new 4-H families or even some that may need a refresher course in livestock management.