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Junior Leader Rally - July 9th


THANK YOU to the following people who helped judge county recordbooks:

Commissioner Jen Crownover
Elizabeth MacCrossan
Antonia MacCrossan
Helena MacCrossan
Casey Ellis
Rachel Fuqua
Donna Fuqua
Ashley Fuqua
Shelby Steinbach

HUGS and THANK YOU to those who helped with lunch and brought fruit and desserts - we couldn't have done it without you!

Sarah Permenter
Abby Permenter (and her brother - I'm sorry, I didn't get your name!)
Tamara Lovelady 
Zoe Lovelady
Shelby Steinbach
Ione Steinbach

We appreciate you ALL!!!! My apologies to those who were inadvertently left off yesterday's list!


2014-2015 4-H Recordbooks Submitted!

Recordbooks were submitted by the 4-H’ers listed below. County judging was June 30th. Those selected as 1st place blue ribbon quality books will go on to be judged at District on July 9th in Travis County. You may pick up your recordbooks after you receive the email on Wednesday, July 1st. Those going on to District judging must be back in our hands by Monday, July 6th.

Wyatt Edwards, Sheep, 1st place
Nathanael Hall, Science, Engineering & Technology, 1st place                         
Layton Hemann, Poultry, 1st place                         
Trey Hoffmann, Goat, 1st place                
Kasen Kreusler, Natural Resources, 2nd place
Madison Migura, Food & Nutrition, 2nd place
Lainey Moseley, Clothing & Textiles, 2nd place
Raleigh Rahe, Clothing & Textiles, 1st place
Reagan Rahe, Food & Nutrition, 3rd place
Peyton Wirebaugh, Food & Nutrition, 1st place
Dylan Wunderlich, Natural Resources, 1st place

Clayton Eckhardt, Sheep2nd place
Kylee Edwards, Sheep, 1st place
McKenna Hall, Clothing & Textiles, 1st place
Kenzy Hoffmann, Goat, 1st place
Reagan Hoffmann, Rabbit, 1st place
Makenzie Knipe, Horse, 1st place
Keene Kreusler, Natural Resources, 1st place
Helena MacCrossan, Personal Development, 1st place
Clay Migura, Swine, 1st place
Mason Miner, Shooting Sports, 1st place
Lila Moseley, Photography, 1st place
Nahalie Stidhem, Clothing & Textiles, 2nd place
Emily Watts, Goat, 2nd place
Presley Wirebaugh, Food & Nutrition, 1st place

Grace Buschfort, Horse, 1st place
Megan Eckhardt, Sheep, 2nd place
Clay Elbel, Veterinary Science, 2nd place
Cody Elbel, Beef, 1st place      
Ashley Fuqua, Horse, 2nd place
Jacey Hall, Personal Development, 1st place
Jenna Hall, Science, Engineering & Technology, 1st place                         
Caitlyn Homewood, Rabbit, 1st place
Allison King, Horse, 3rd place
Kaleigh Lawson, Shooting Sports, 1st place
Zoe Lovelady, Food & Nutrition, 1st place
Bridget Martin, Veterinary Science, 1st place      
Payton Miner, Communication & Expressive Arts, 1st place
Kolton Neuse, Sheep, 1st place
Kaitlyn Smith, Leadership, 1st place
Shelby Steinbach, Poultry, 1st place
Jordanne Stetter, Clothing & Textiles, 1st place      


4-H Awards Program - August 6th - Tickets on sale now!

Did you have perfect attendance in your 4-H club?
Have you turned in a recordbook?
Did you apply for a Gold, Silver or Bronze Star Award?
Did you attend a state or national event or competition?
Did you win a state 4-H scholarship or apply for the Extension Education Club's 4-H Scholarship?

If you answered "YES!" to any of the above questions, then YOU should plan to attend the annual Comal County 4-H Awards Program on Thursday, August 6th.

Tickets are on sale NOW at $7 per person.

The Awards Program will begin with a BBQ dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the McKenna Events Center on San Antonio Street in New Braunfels...and yes, everyone who attends must purchase a ticket, even if you don't plan to eat!

Tickets must be purchased by July 28th! Please bring a check payable to Comal 4-H Council or correct change.  

Club Manager and 4-H Council Meetings for 2015-2016

Attention Club Managers and 4-H Council members, please save these dates!

September 2, 2015 - Council Meeting, Club Manager Meeting (both at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office)

November 4, 2015 - Council Meeting, Club Manager Meeting (both at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office)

December 2, 2015 - Council decorates courthouse tree (4:00 p.m. at the courthouse)

February 3, 2016 - Council Meeting, Club Manager Meeting (both at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office)

April 6, 2016 - Council Meeting, Club Manager Meeting (both at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office)

CHOPPED Casting Call

Club Officer Training - July 31st

If you were elected to any office in your 4-H club for the 2015-2016 4-H year, the county-wide Club Officer Training will be held Friday, July 31st from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Extension Meeting Room.

This workshop will prepare officers to fulfill their role in their 4-H club. 4-H members will have a chance to work with their fellow club officers to discuss goals and ideas for the new year. Beyond learning about officer duties, 4-H'ers will have fun playing games with the Council Officer team. See you there!

Claybusters - June Meeting and New Officers

Claybusters met on June 18th with 65 people attending (35 members and 30 parents/ adults). Our community service project was club clean up for Mr. Van Ausdall. Shooters were reminded to donate/find sponsors for the Comal Shoot and to bring in raffle items. Shooters have until the end of the month to sign up for the Comal Shoot. Health and Safety topic was a reminder of shooting etiquette. Then elections were held for the new officers for next year.

2015-2016 Officers are:
President - Kaleigh Lawson
1st Vice-President - Cody Elbel
2nd Vice-President - Trey Fischer
3rd Vice-President - Andrea Hinojosa
Secretary - Colton Engel
Treasurer - Liam Ortman
Reporter - Bradley Lindsey
Health & Safety Officer - Kendall Jaroszewski
Council Delegates - Sydney Marburger, Aidan Ortman, Logan Dean

Our next meeting is July 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. We will discuss the Comal Shoot.

Submitted by: Andrea Hinojosa

Homegrown 2015-2016 Officers

2015-2016 Homegrown Officers
President: Jordanne Stetter
1st Vice-President: Ashley Fuqua
2nd Vice-President: Jenna Hall
3rd Vice-President: McKenna Hall
Secretary/Reporter: Jacey Hall
Health & Safety: Camryn Stetter
Historian: TBD
Parliamentarian: TBD
Council Delegates: Jordanne Stetter, Camryn Stetter, McKenna Hall, Jacey Hall

Mandatory Barn Meeting - July 14th

A mandatory meeting will be held on July 14th for those who intend to board their animals (hogs, goats, lambs, horses) on the Extension property for the 2015-2016 4-H year, which begins September 1st, 2015. 

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Extension Meeting Room.

Way to go, Barrett!


Congratulations to Barrett Kerr. He competed in the  Liberty County 4-H Archery Shoot in Conroe. He earned first place and a buckle in the Intermediate Division. He is a member of Sherwood 4H.

STATE ROUNDUP RESULTS - as they come in!

AG ID Team 
Toni MacCrossan, Payton Miner, Emily Noland, Kimberly Phelan - 5th place

Toni was HIGH POINT INDIVIDUAL and walked the stage Tuesday! WOOHOO!

Intermediate team of Helena MacCrossan, Kenzy Hoffmann and Presley Wirebaugh were 5th and Presley was 10th high point individual!

State Photography Contest
Cassie Stricker: Nature & Landscape

Congratulations to Cassie Stricker who had TWO BEST OF SHOWS in  Nature & Landscape and the "Theme: What Inspires You?" categories. SO PROUD!

Cassie Stricker: Theme: What Inspires You?
Ashley Fuqua - Animals-Domestic: Blue ribbon

Jacey Hall - Catch-All: Blue ribbon; Night Photography: Blue ribbon

Jenna Hall - Details & Macros: Red ribbon

Antonia MacCrossan - Marine/Aquatic: Blue ribbon; Plant/Flora: Blue ribbon

Payton Miner - Elements of Design: Blue ribbon

Cassie Stricker - People: Blue ribbon

Cody Stricker - Animals - Wildlife: Blue ribbon; Dominant Color: Blue ribbon

Jerry Wilson - Digital Darkroom: Blue ribbon

Horse Quiz Bowl  
The team consisting of Ashley Fuqua, Allison King, Jacey Hall and Bridget Martin came in 2nd and is advancing to Quarter Horse Congress in November! WOW!

The team of Rachel Fuqua, Clay Elbel, Cheyanne Hatley placed 4th! Way to go!  (Thanks for the call, Mrs. Fuqua!)

Archery Match
Helena MacCrossan - top 3 in Compound Unaided Division


Nutrition Quiz Bowl
The team of Katie Smith, Zoe Lovelady and Hayden Mathews placed 4th out of 24 teams!

Grass ID
The Grass ID team of Hayden Mathews, Kimi Phelan, Katie Smith, and Phillip Vineyard placed 4th over all at Texas Roundup.

The Grass ID team of Ashley Fuqua, Reagan Hopper, Clay Elbel and Cody Elbel placed 5th overall.

Congratulations to Hayden, who was High Point Individual and walked the stage. Ashley was 5th overall and Phillip was 8th overall. There were 13 teams composed of 48 individual participants this year. AWESOME JOB!
Range Evaluation Contest
Hayden Mathews, Phillip Vineyard, Kimi Phelan and Katie Smith earned 1st place overall and got to walk the stage! They will advance to the national Rangeland Judging Contest in Oklahoma later this year. 

Hayden placed 1st overall and walked the stage! Phillip placed 5th overall. There were 9 teams composed of 33 individual participants.

Meat Judging
The team consisting of Caleb Elzey, Andie O'Brien, Katie Price and Keith Shoemake placed 3rd at State Roundup. Andie O'Brien was 4th high individual and Katie Price was 7th high individual. 

Wildlife Challenge

In the intermediate division, the team of Davis Mathews, Wyatt Richardson, and Halie Stidham placed first! As individuals, Davis, Wyatt, and Halie placed first, second, and third respectively!

In the senior division, Hayden Mathews, Kathryn Wieding, Deidra Davis, and Gavin Bailey placed third out of more than 15 teams.This was the largest Wildlife Challenge contest ever at Roundup!

Congratulations to our 4-H'ers who received scholarships at Roundup:

Kimi Phelan - $20,000 San Antonio Livestock Expo Scholarship

Emily Noland - $10,000 Richard Wallrath Educational Foundation Scholarship

Rachel Fuqua - $18,000 Houston Livestock Show Scholarship

Toni MacCrossan - $18,000 Houston Livestock Show Scholarship

National Anthem
Payton Miner was selected to sing the National Anthem at the opening of Wednesday night's assembly. Payton did a great job! 

Hippology Contest
The team of Ashley Fuqua, Rachel Fuqua, Clay Elbel and Cheyanne Hatley placed 3rd!

The team consisting of Allison King, Bridget Martin, Jacey Hall and Grace Buschfort placed 4th!

Helena MacCrossan placed sixth high individual as an intermediate.