Swine Showmanship - Part II
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting
4-H International Exchange Programs
4-H Working Ranch Horse -  May 14th Horsemanship Clinic
New EQUESTrian Trivia Cards
4-H 101 Leader Education
Columbia River 4-H Goat Schooling Show
April 16th Reminders
   4-H Livestock Fit 'n Show Clinic
   4-H Shooting Sports Training in Coeur d'Alene
From last week:
   Camp Counselors Wanted
   Teen Conference
WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Did you know that this week (April 10 - 16) is National Volunteer Week
THANK YOU to all (adults AND youth) who volunteer time to 4-H and your communities in the name of 4-H! This is also National Library Week! Please support your local library and thank your librarian! And for you history buffs, today, April 15th is Patriot's Day!

Be sure and check out the rest of this 4-H E-News edition for another Livestock Fitting & Showing article by our Lincoln-Adams 4-H Program Director, Randy Williams as well as other reminders and information.

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

Swine Showmanship (Part II)
by Randy Williams,
Lincoln/East Adams 4-H Program Coordinator

Show Day Preparation 
Preparation prior to the show is critical for your expected success at the show. The following are guidelines to follow: 1) One week prior to the show, 2) Leaving for the show, 3) At the fairgrounds, 4) Show morning, and 5) In the show ring.  

One week before the show . . .  Complete Article

Lincoln Co.
4-H Horse Program Meeting

Monday April 18th @  7:00 pm
Strate Funeral Home
505 10th St., Davenport, WA  99122

ALL volunteers and 4-H members interested in the Lincoln County 4-H Horse Program are encouraged to attend! Information:
Urgent Need:  Hosts for Finnish Delegates!
We are still looking for host families for several Finnish delegates during their stay between June 29th and July 24th 2016. Families must have a young person of the same gender and within two years of age as the visiting delegate.  This year's delegates range in age from 16 to 19. This is a great way for 4-H families to experience the world and share their lives for one month during the summer.  Interested families, please begin an application at  and contact Carolyn Russo  at
4-H International Exchange—Month Long Hosting Opportunities
2016 Marks the 44th anniversary of Washington State participating in the one month International Exchange with Japan.  We are searching for families with youth (age 9-16) who would be interested opening their home to a young person (age 12-18).  This year's hosting dates are Sunday July 24 through Saturday August 20th.  To begin the online application, visit  For more information contact Carolyn Russo at
4-H International Exchange—Year Long Hosting Opportunities
Hosting an exchange student is an amazing experience.  Families welcome students age 15-18 into their homes for the school year.  Japanese or Korean youth have their own spending money, insurance and must attend a local public school.  Potential host families do not need to have young people living in the home and they can be retired or single.  Download a list of the yearlong high school students seeking hosts.
For more information, to request an application or more details on a specific delegate, please contact Carolyn Russo (509) 431-0719  email

4-H Working Ranch Horse:
Horsemanship Clinic

Spokane County Fair Grounds
Sunday, May 14, 2016 10 am – 6 pm

Registration due by  May 6th
Registration Flyer

Activities that will happen that day:  Horsemanship, Ranch Roping,  Animal Science,  Low Stress Sorting, and much more!

How to make your experience a success:
1. All participants must be on time.
2. All horses 4-H certified and safe.
3. All tack must be ranch horse appropriate:
    a. Rope halter and long lead rope.
    b. Helmet, long pants/riding boots with heel. Dress in layers
    c. Rope/lariat: Suggestions North 40 Poly 9.0. Not required.
    d. Breast collar & Back cinch (strongly recommended) .

Contact: Kate McCloskey – 509-477-2165 or email.

New EQUESTrian Trivia Cards
Now available at the 4-H Mall: EQUESTrian Trivia Cards feature useful information hidden in a fun game! Perfect for mounted lessons, club meetings, and car rides, this deck contains 100 researched questions on a wide variety of practical horse knowledge.

4-H 101 Leader Education Sessions

Congratulations to the 3 Lincoln and (East) Adams and 6 Grant-Adams adults who completed 4-H 101 Leader Education sessions this past week!
Remaining dates for this year are listed below. We MUST have at least 5 firm RSVP's to schedule!.
- June 14 - Part 2 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Ritzville/Moses Lake
- June 21 - Part 3 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Ritzville/Moses Lake
- November 9 - Part 2 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Davenport or Ritzville
- November 10 - Part 2 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Moses Lake
- November 16 - Part 3 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Davenport or Ritzville
- November 17 - Part 3 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Moses Lake
There will most like be at least one set of sessions arranged for a Saturday or Saturday/Sunday in October or November. Be sure and contact us if interested.
Information on: 
or contact Karen Robertson 509-659-3209 for details or to RSVP.

Columbia River
4-H Goat Schooling Show
Bring your goat and have fun and learn at the Columbia River 4-H Goat Schooling Show at the NCW Fairgrounds in Waterville, WA.  

$7 hald day or $10 full day per child.

Registration Flyer

Reminders for this weekend (April 16th)
Pre-registration was required:

4-H Livestock Fit'n Show Clinic - Medical Lake

4-H Shooting Sports Training in Coeur d'Alene, ID 

Lincoln or (East) Adams 4-H leader who attend - please let Randy Williams and/or Karen Robertson know that you attended and which discipline you completed.
Details still coming for Shooting Sports Training in Wenatchee - May 14/15

In case you missed last week:
WANTED! Camp Counselors and C.I.T.s
Are you in 7th grade or older? Do you want to have fun while learning new skills in an outdoor setting? APPLY TODAY!
Information & application on:
Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp is for ALL youth - not just 4-H club members!
Four fun-filled days of tent camping, swimming, crafts, classes, campfires, games and much, much more on the banks of Lake Roosevelt. Camp is geared for campers 2nd – 6th grade. Campers are supervised by trained Counselors and Counselors in Training 7th grade and up with adult WSU faculty and volunteer staff. Required Counselor/Staff Training: July 8 - 10.
Camp Dates: July 13 - 16, 2016
Camp registration flyers will be available next week.
Information and contact information for Marci Dayton, Camp Director, HERE
Hello Teens,
If Camp is "not your thing," Chart your Future" by attending 4-H Teen Conference at the WSU campus in Pullman, WA  -
July 10 - 12, 2016
The Washington State 4-H Teen Conference brings together teens of all backgrounds across Washington to engage in educational programs applicable to their lives. Students are able to explore education options after high school, career possibilities, and life-skill development necessary for independent living. The conference includes interactive and hands-on education sessions, displays, and programs. It features nationally known speakers, university faculty, staff and students, community members, and 4-H member presenters. Check it out on:
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
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