Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
The Cherokee County Livestock Show animal project validation will be held this Saturday, December 5th at the Showbard in Jacksonville from 8AM to 10AM. If you have any questions feel free to contact the CEO for more information (903) 683-5416.
Friday, October 30, 2009
A Swine Project Clinic
at the Cherokee County Show Barn on Loop 456 in Jacksonville,TX
Starting at 6 pm
Texas AgriLife Extension agent and swine judge, Ricky Thompson will be providing the project guides, selection tips, and management strategies to help you compete on the top level for market hogs. There will be a judging demonstration on live swine and a few gilts will be available for purchase after the clinic. There will be more project swine available at the project sale in Henderson on November 15, 2009.
This is a free clinic and all materials will be provided. All area 4-H and FFA chapters are welcome and encouraged to attend.
For more information or to RSVP contact Cooperative Extension Agent, Rene' McCracken or Texas AgriLife Extension Agent, Aaron Low at 903-683-5416.
Please distribute attached flyer to those interested in swine projects.
Submitted by: Rene' McCracken, CEP-AgNR Cherokee County
Cherokee County Cooperative Extension Agent, Rene' McCracken has coordinated with the Singletary Public Library in Rusk and Truman Lamb of Heritage Land Bank-Palestine to present Youth Loan Workshops for agriculture projects on Nov 2nd and Nov 9th. This is a free workshop for all youth 10 yrs and up currently enrolled in a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter. The loan terms are: up to $5,000, for one year, with minimum interest paid back after the sale of the project. The loan can be used to purchase market or breeding livestock, materials for shop projects, or to purchase feed for livestock.
At Workshop #1 general loan information will be provided and application forms distributed to those interested youth. At the 2nd Workshop on November 9, 2009, we will hand in the completed forms and assist in completing them if necessary. Loans should be funded by the middle of November. Program begins at 4:30 pm each session. Space is limited - so RSVP early at 903-683-5416 or Lrmccracken@ag.tamu.edu
Who Should Come? All FFA & 4-H Youth (10 yrs and up), Ag Teachers and 4-H Leaders, Extension Agents, Mentors and Parents. If you cannot attend the meeting but would be interested in the loan program contact Truman Lamb at Heritage Land Bank 903-729-4667. Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
3 Kids have already signed up. Partial reimbursement of the registration fee will be available from the County PALS association at a later date.
Select this link for more information.
Sorry for the short fuse on this, but our office has been busy setting up the Hay Judging Competition and we let time get away from us.
Friday, October 16, 2009
For more information or questions about this publications or the contest itself, contact Wendi Green or Willie Arnwine in the CEO. (903) 683-5416
Thursday, October 1, 2009
of the governing body over the County Level FCS Competitions like-
Food Challenge, Food Show, Fashion Show, etc...
What: 4-H Family and Consumer Science Task Force Mtg.
When: Tuesday, October 6th @ 5:30 PM
Where: County Extension Office Mtg. Room
(1st Floor of the Courthouse Annex)
Contact CEA-FCS, Wendi Green for more information...
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Follow the link to find out more information.
FORT WORTH CALF SCRAMBLE
Thursday, September 3, 2009
The time has finally arrived to announce that...
SHOOTING SPORTS IS OFFICIALLY THE CHEROKEE COUNTY
4-H PROGRAM'S NEWEST PROJECT
ARCHERY will be the first discipline offered, for more information please
follow this link to the Shooting Sports page where you will find info on how to register.
As always, feel free to contact Mrs. Green directly for information at (903) 683-5416
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the topics to be covered are:
animal health, handling
Contact CEA Aaron Low @ (903) 683-5416 or email@example.com for more information.
Late tags orders will be taken until October 21 @ $20.00 Each!!!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Well... that day has come. What are you gonna do on the Texas 4-H One Day?
This is a new project that is happening state wide. I'd like all the members to participate to see what we can accomplish in just one day.
What are you going to do???
Please follow this link to find out what this is all about.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
This notice has a pretty short fuse...Just got wind of it this morning.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This system is fairly self explanatory and is generally easy to navigate. All club managers are encouraged to attend the PALS meeting where they will have the opportunity to familiarize them selves with the system.
Every family should download and print the 6 Page system manual for reference in accomplishing their enrollment for the 2009-2010 4-H Year. Select the link below to download the manual.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
This means that if you are planning to show a goat in Houston, Ft. Worth, San Angelo, etc... then you need to contact the County 4-H Office to request the appropriate number of tags.
Each tag will cost $7.00.
Late tags will be available for order until October 22nd at a cost of $10.00 per tag. No orders will be taken after this date
Friday, June 26, 2009
---Admission is free to the public ---
Please contact Rene McCracken
or Wendi Green for more information at (903) 683-5416.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Their will be a Program Orientation held on June 2nd at 6PM in the Cherokee County Extension Office in Rusk.
For more information contact, Willie Arnwine at (903) 683-5416 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of what's on the agenda,
1. Concession Stand Up-date.
2. Possible future fund-raisers.
3. Summer Club Officer Trip and Training
4. State 4-H Roundup.
5. SHOOTING SPORTS PROGRAM KICKOFF!!
6. Science Camp Support?
UPCOMING SUMMER 4-H SUMMER CAMPS
CLASSIC 4-H CLUB SUMMER DAY CAMP
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I apologize for the delay in getting this information out but I wanted to make sure that the information was correct before I released it.
As many of you are aware, the timing of this year's show is causing a good bit of concern for some regarding UIL eligibility status. I have finally been able to ascertain a definitive answer on how all of this is going to work. Our situation was only complicated by the facts that schools started earlier this year and spring break has fallen a week later than it usually does.
I have spent the majority of the last two days either reading the online 2008-2009 TEA-UIL Policy Manual or on the phone talking to various representatives of UIL and/or Local School Administrations.
THE FOLLOWING WAS TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM:
"A student who receives a grade below 70 at the end of any grading period (after the first six weeks of the school year) in any academic class (other than an advanced class) or a student with disabilities who fails to meet the standards in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) may not participate in the extracurricular activities for at least three school weeks. An ineligible may practice or rehearse, however. The student regains eligibility when the principal and the teachers determine that he or she has: (1) earned a passing grade (70 or above) in all academic classes, other than advanced placement classes, and (2) completed the three weeks of ineligibility and a seven calendar day waiting period. "
Ordinarily this would mean that if your student failed a class as of the end of the 4th six weeks grading period (Feb 20th), then after your child completed three weeks of ineligibility (Mar 13th) and a seven calendar day waiting period (Mar. 20th), then your student could regain eligibility at 3:15 on March 20th, provided that he or she was passing the class in question.
Since spring break is a seven consecutive day school holiday, it will not count as the one week waiting period.
THE FOLLOWING WAS TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM:
THE UIL POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION WEB SITE REGARDING HOLIDAYS found online at: http://www.uil.utexas.edu/policy/holiday_elig_schedule.html (cut and paste this into your browser)
Spring Break example:
Grading period ends Friday, March 13. Students are on holiday from the end of school on the 13th until school resumes Monday, March 23. All students are academically eligible during a school holiday period consisting of at least seven consecutive calendar days. The seven-calendar day grace period begins on Monday, March 23 and the student’s lose/regain eligibility on Monday, March 30 at the time the school day normally ends.
So what does all of this mean?
This means that if your child received a failing grade on his or her report card for the grading period ending on February 20th, then he or she will be ineligible to show during the County Show.
If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact Willie Arnwine in the County 4-H Office at (903) 683-5416 or you can call the State UIL Policy Director, Bonnie Northcutt in Austin at (512) 471-5883.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
To register, please send an email to the 4-H Agent at email@example.com. Please be sure to list the following information in the email:
2. age (as of 9/1/08)
3. club name
4. Team Name (if competing as a team)
Please check the entomology blog for updated information at http://cherokeebugs.blogspot.com/.
Contact Brenda Rempfer
for more information.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Mind the Deadline...February 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
JANUARY 26, 2009 @ 7PM
Monday, January 12, 2009
The current plan is to offer training in all disciplines of shooting sports; however, this will depend on actual registration numbers.
see the following for hotel accomodations:
A. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Greenville - www.hiexpress.com - (877) 863-4780 - 3 reviews
B. Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - www.econolodge.com - (903) 455-7700 - 7 reviews
C. Super 8 Greenville - www.super8.com - (903) 454-3736 - 9 reviews
D. Quality Inn - www.qualityinn.com - (903) 454-7000 - 5 reviews
E. La Quinta Inn & Suites - 841.lq.com - (903) 454-3700 - 9 reviews
F. Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville, TX - www.hamptoninn.com - (903) 457-9200 - 7 reviews
G. Economy Inn - www.economyinngreenville.com - (903) 455-8808 - 3 reviews
H. Greenville Inn - www.ci.greenville.tx.us - (903) 454-1792 - 4 reviews
I. Motel 6 Greenville, TX - www.motel6.com - (903) 455-0515 - 2 reviews
J. Motel 6 - www.motel6.com - (903) 455-0515 - 1 review
FFA AND 4H LEADERS
FOR YEARS PILGRIMS PRIDE HAS GRACIOUSLY DONATED THE CHICKS FOR THE POULTRY CLASS. HOWEVER, IT HAS COME TO OUR ATTENTION THAT PILGRAMS PRIDE IS NOT ABLE TO DONATE THE POULTRY CHICKS FOR THE 2009 CHEROKEE COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW. DUE TO THIS, THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $10.00 PER ENTRY WHICH IS DUE PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 1, 2009. IF THIS FEE IS NOT RECEIVED BEFORE THIS DATE, THE CHICKS WILL NOT BE ORDERED FOR THAT EXHIBITOR.
PLEASE MAIL YOUR PAYMENT TO:
CHEROKEE COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW
JACKSONVILLE TEXAS 75766
2009 CHEROKEE COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW CHICK DAY
THIS YEARS CHICK DAY IS SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 12, 2009
LOCATION AND PICK UP TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
WELLS HIGH SCHOOL 9:30 am
ALTO HIGH SCHOOL 10:00 am
RUSK HIGH SCHOOL 10:30 am
JACKSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 11:00 am
NEW SUMMERFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 11:30 am
TROUP HIGH SCHOOL 12:00 pm
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT ME AT 903-589-4616.
2009 SHOW CHAIRMAN