Fair Info
Important 4-H Enrollment Reminders
PQA Training in Moses Lake
"STEAM" Clothing & Textile Camp
Harrington Summer Reading Program
Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders' Council Silent Auction
Host families still needed for Japanese youth
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, July 1, 2016

Hope you have a fun 4th of July with friends and family!

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child, listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me. Anything can happen, child, anything can be.”  (Shel Silverstein)

Conversations with youth that encourage them to dream are far too few. Be the one who asks about the "what ifs." (Inspiration from Bolster Collaborative)

Karen Robertson, WSU Extension Program Assistant
Lincoln-Adams or 509-659-3209

Watch for Fair Exhibitors Guides to come out soon!
Be sure to acquire the Exhibitors Guide/Premium Books for any Fairs you plan to attend and read through for deadlines and rules as soon as possible!

It is also important to be aware of WA State 4-H Policy as it relates to 4-H competitions:

Lincoln County Fair
August 25 - 26, 2016 - "Country Roots & Cowboy Boots"
Davenport, WA
Due Date is Friday, August 5 for ALL Livestock entries, horse entries, educational posters, and 4-H Record Books.
WANTED: Still looking for a sheep superintendent. Please contact the Li. Co.  Fair at 509-725-5161 or for details.

Wheat Land Communities Fair
September 1 - 4, 2016 - "All American Fair"
Ritzville, WA

Due date is August 15, 2016 for Livestock Entries, Public Presentations (Demonstrations), and 4-H Record Books.

Adams County Fair 
September 14 - 17, 2016 - "Boots, Chaps 'N Cowboy Hats"
Othello, WA
Online Livestock Registration opens July 1, 2016

Grant County Fair
August 16 - 20, 2016 -
"Cowboy Boots and Country Roots"
Moses Lake, WA
Website      Exhibitors Guide
An exhibitor must be a resident or owner of property in Grant County or that portion of Adams County receiving irrigation water under the Columbia Basin Project. Open exhibits from outside of the area are only by the invitation of the building superintendent.

June 1st - August 15th - Online Exhibitor Registration Open
July 10th - Livestock (Carcass, Cavies, and Large Livestock Entries due
August 1st - Dogs, Horse, Poultry and Rabbit Entries due

WA State Fair
September 2 - 25, 2016 (Closed on Tuesdays)
Puyallup, WA

Note to Intermediates & Senior Livestock 4-H members. If you completed at least TWO 4-H Livestock Judging Contests starting with 2015 Fall fairs, you may qualify for team judging contest competition at State Fair in Puyallup, WA on September 17th! If you participated in a contest other than the Lincoln Co. Fair, the Wheat Land Communities Fair, or the Spokane Jr. Livestock show, it is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the complete results and scores for the contest are turned in to the Davenport Extension Office by July 15th for it to count as a qualifying event. Contact Randy Williams at 509-725-4171. 

There are MANY ways to participate in the State 4-H Fair!
Contact your State Fair Volunteer Coordinator for details!
(East) Adams Co. - Carla Jerue        509-235-8334
Lincoln Co.            - Terry Connolly   509-988-0053
Are you officially enrolled in 4-H this year?

Did you, your parent, or someone in your club help you complete all the pages in the 4hOnline enrollment system?

Is your 4-H status marked "Active" in the 4hOnline system?
Ways to check:
  • Login to 4hOnline using the primary email you used when you enrolled and your password. Do NOT create a new profile with a different Family Profile email!
  • Ask your 4-H leader or club enrollment manager
  • If you are a Lincoln or (East) Adams Co. 4-H leader, member, or parent; ask Karen Robertson at 509-659-3209 or
Why is this important?
Individuals who are not enrolled are not considered 4-H members or volunteers.
For youth members, this affects your eligibility to sell or show in 4-H classes at the fair.  It is the responsibility of each 4-H member and leader to make sure they are enrolled properly.

Most fairs require you to also be enrolled in the specific project to exhibit related items or animals in 4-H classes. The Lincoln Co. Fair does allow 4-H'ers to enter still-life items in non-project classes - but those items are NOT eligible for State 4-H Fair entry.

July 15th is the final deadline for Lincoln and (East) Adams 4-H and project enrollment.
This means information is complete and up to date in the 4hOnline system. Some clubs have earlier deadlines and some animal projects require earlier enrollment and care and management dates.
This is a "FIRM" final deadline!!
Lincoln-(East) Adams Youth members who are not actively enrolled (confirmed & accepted) in the 4hOnline system by July 15th will NOT be eligible to exhibit in 4-H at fairs.

Again, if you have any questions about your 4-H enrollment status and can't remember how to properly login to 4hOnline to check for yourself, please contact Karen Robertson at or 509-659-3209. Leave a detailed message if I'm out of the office.
Last Youth PQA+ Training
for 2016 ─ July 11th

A Youth PQA+ training has been scheduled for Monday, July 11th , 6:30 p.m. at the Grant County Fairgrounds Fuller Building. 
This will be the last PQA training offered by the Grant-Adams Extension Office for 2016. 

All youth exhibiting market swine projects at the Grant County Fair and Adams County Fair must be certified in the National Pork Quality Assurance Program by July 15th. The Wheat Land Communities Fair requires PQA certification for ALL market species going through the livestock sale.
WSU Okanogan County Extension 4-H is hosting a
4-H STEAM Summer Day Camp.
In this new 4-H project, 4-H STEAM, learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math are required to create clothing or other textile products. Join us and learn a new dimension in creative sewing skills.
This camp will take place July 18, 19, 20, and 21st, between 10:00 a.m.
and 3:00 p.m.
at 2511 Elmway, Okanogan, WA 99840.
For information and registration contact Ann 509-422-7239  or Sherry 509-422-7245
or online
Harrington Library
2016 Summer Reading Program

  (PreK - 8th grad ) 
3-5pm @ the Harrington Public Library
     Thursday July 7th
     Thursday July 14th
     Thursday July 21st
     Thursday July 28th
Program coordinated by:
WSU Lincoln County Extension 4-H Program.
WSU Extension 4-H programs are available to all without
discrimination. Special accommodations can be requested
two weeks in advance by calling 725-4171.
4-H Silent Auction
The primary fundraiser for the Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders' Council is the annual Silent Auction at the Lincoln Co. Fair. The 4-H Leaders' Council supports 4-H Program activities, Clubs, and leadership development for individual 4-H volunteers and youth members.
To assist with this year's auction or to donate items for the auction, contact Joy Wilken, Li. Co. 4-H Leaders' Council President, for details. Email or 509-257-2319
Host a Japanese Student
July 24 through August 15 

Becoming a host gives you the opportunity to share your culture and, and also gives you the opportunity to learn about how others live.  Hosting an exchange student can be a challenge, but it's also an adventure that you shouldn't miss out on!  
Please consider this wonderful learning opportunity to experience another culture without leaving your home. 
For more information, contact Carolyn Russo:
 Available male delegates:
M13     WA#:  92
Allergies / Health Conditions: none
Character:  tolerant, serious, honest, shy, quiet
Interests: ping pong, popular music, movies, video games “I love playing  tennis so I hope to play tennis or table tennis with my host family if possible.”
Reason for participating:  “I hope to make many friends in the US.  My sister participated in the UTREK summer exchange program a few years ago and she had a great time.  I hope to have a good summer with my host family this summer.” 
M15     WA#:  82
Allergies / Health Conditions: cats (outdoor cats okay)
Character:  curious, shy, quiet, studious
Interests: writing, camping, reading, animals, arts/crafts, movies, hiking, trying new food, museums Social Studies, History, English.  “I love both world and Japanese History.  I also like reading anime/manga/novels as well as foreign novels.  I like listening to music.”
Reason for participating:  “I’ve always been interested in participating in homestay program.  I hope to brush up my English skills, but also experience new things.  I also look forward to outdoor camp activities and listening to what people say about politics and history. “
M15     WA#: 84  
Allergies / Health Conditions: dogs and dust mites (mild)
Character:   Social, curious, cheerful, laughs a lot
Interests:  nature/outdoors, watching baseball and soccer, movies, shopping, swimming, PE, music, English “I like listening to Japanese pop music.  I also like baseball basketball and swimming.”
Reason for participating:  “I am interested in different cultures especially I am happy about to be able to visit the US this summer.  I am looking forward to learn about US culture, food and language during the program.  I hope to make many new friends.” 
M15     WA#: 86
Allergies / Health Conditions: none
Character:  Shy, honest, laughs a lot, talkative
Interests:  Painting, drawing, singing, video games, English, Music, History “I like to play the piano and tennis as well as to draw pictures.  I am interested in 2016 US Presidential Election”
Reason for participating:  “I hope to be fluent in English and participating in this program can be the first step to my future goal.  I am also interested in seeing great nature in US and also see how city is build.  I love playing tennis so hopefully I can play tennis with my host family.  I love to play musical instruments!”
M16     WA#:  96
Allergies / Health Conditions: no indoor cats (outside cats okay)
Character:  tolerant, shy, patient laughs a lot, considerate, serious
Interests:   camping, nature/outdoors, animals, shopping, boating, cooking, hiking, video games, movies soccer, tennis, ping pong, basketball, baseball, PE, History, English “I love watching baseball and soccer games.”
Reason for participating:  “This is going to be my first time visiting a foreign country in my life.  I am excited to meet new people and make friends with them.  I hope to be a more independent person.”
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
Lauren Hrncirik,
4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist
509-754-2011 ext 4314
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
1525 E Wheeler Rd., Moses Lake, WA 98837

Randy Williams,
Lincoln & (East) Adams
4-H Program Coordinator
509-725-4171  FAX 509-725-4104
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122

Karen Robertson,
WSU Extension Program Assistant
Lincoln-Adams Area
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
205 W Main Ave., Ritzville, WA  99169

Bridget Rohner,
WSU Extension Lincoln County Director
Youth, Family & Community Education
509-725-4171  FAX 509-725-4101
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122

Judy Boutain,
Office Assistant,
WSU Lincoln County Extension
Aaron Esser,
County Director, Adams County
Agronomist, Lincoln/Adams Area
(509) 659-3210

Kuber, Paul, Ph.D., 
NE WA Regional Livestock Specialist
(509) 725-4171 – Davenport
(509) 477-2185 – Spokane

Adams Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council
All 4-H volunteers, family, & teen leaders are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Facilitator: Camille Nelson
Treasurer:  Alice Weber
Record Books:  Alice Weber

Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Council
All 4-H volunteers, family, & teen leaders are welcome and encouraged to participate!
President: Joy Wilken
Treasurer: Terry Connolly
Record Books: Jenny Kane

Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Leaders
All volunteers, family, & teen leaders involved in horse projects
Facilitator: Robin Nachtigal

Camp Na-Bor-Lee
Director: Marci Dayton
Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Website

Grant/Adams/Lincoln 4-H Facebook Page
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