The Pryor Times

November 27, 2013

Keeping up with Locust Grove 4-H


PRYOR, OK — Samantha Robinson

Locust Grove 4-H Reporter



On Sept. 21, 4-H members traveled to Tahlequah to help put on a 3D archery tournament. Several people from Mayes County came to participate.  Cody Bell and his dad came and participated in several different shoots.  

The Locust Grove 4-H members had a total of 151 exhibits in the Exhibits building at the Mayes County Fair. They had a total of 68 blue ribbons. Those exhibits went on to the Tulsa State Fair. At the State Fair nine members had blue ribbons on some of their exhibits. Those with blue ribbons were: Danielle Bates, Matthew Breedlove, Jessie Robinson, Samantha Robinson, Kobly Rhodes, Gracie Sanford, Jimmy Vich, Emily Ward and Remington Ward.  Other 4-Hers having exhibits were: Rhett Conkling, Jayden Pritchett and Rhett Pursley.  

From Sept. 27 to 30, Jayden Pritchett  showed her dairy cattle in the Open Show at Tulsa.  She had Jr. Champion with her Holestein. The Dairy Judging Team placed first in the judging contect. The team includes Rhett Conklin, Brock Conklin, Jayden Pritchett and Casey Ragsdale.

Jessie Robinson showed her registered Suffolk ewes in the Open and Jr. Shows. She place third and seventh with her lambs.

Samantha Robinson showed her registered Dorset ewes in the Open and Jr. Shows.  She also showed in the Great Plains Continental Dorset show which was held at the Tulsa State Fair. She had second with her January ewe lamb in all three shows and fifth with her March ewe lamb in all three shows. She also placed third with a pair of ewe lambs and fourth with her young flock.

On Oct. 5, Locust Grove held its lst annual Car Cruise Night. The Locust Grove 4-H supplied the trash barrels throughout town. Emily Ward helped carry trophies for the Chamber members.

Oct. 8 through 10 was the TSF Market animal shows.  Sky Hoot showed his market lambs. Matthew Breedlove showed his market weather goat. Cody Bell showed his breeding gilt and placed ninth.            

Oct. 7 through 12 was National 4-H Week. The Locust Grove 4-H held a poster contest to promote 4-H. Posters were turned in at the regular meeting Wednesday Oct. 9. Posters were judged and then placed in businesses downtown.  Some of the members also helped sell four-leaf clovers at Tractor Supply.

On Oct. 9  after the 4-H meeting, some of the members went to the Methodist Church to help fill backpacks for students.  Those helping were Emily and Remington Ward and Jayden Pritchett.

On Oct. 10, the 4-H Helping Hands Club met.  This group is sponsored by Missy Ingram and Jennifer Sanford. The group was led by Amelia Ingram and Gracie Sanford. They taught the group how to make apple butter.  This was a hands-on project with everyone tasting and taking home apple butter. A different group will head up the next meeting.   

On Oct. 12, there was a 3D archery shoot at Sequoyah. Cody Bell and Matthew Breedlove represented the Locust Grove 4-H  in this event. Bell placed third in his age group.

On Oct. 25, Jim and Karen Vick opened their home to the 4-H members. Members enjoyed a hayride and weenie roast. There were 15 members present for this very fun night.

All 4-H members must re-enroll every year.

Call the Mayes County Extension office for more information or where to attend a meeting at 918-825-3241.