Central WA State Fair
National 4-H Week
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Rule of Kindness Campaign
Time to Register: Forum & Teen Rally
4-H Kick Off
RSVP's Needed for 4-H 101
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Hope you are looking forward to a new 4-H year. Watch for information on the 4hOnline enrollment process in the next two weeks. Meanwhile, I am working my way through the clubs & family groups, sending a New 4-H Year Leader & Projects List Form.  If you are a head leader in a club or family 4-H group, watch for a direct email with the form. Please return the form ASAP so I can set up the correct projects for your club/group for this year.

Let us know if you have any questions!

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

Central Washington State Fair May Still Accept Entries for Sheep/Lamb Show—New Classes and New Premiums—Show is September 28-October 2 in Yakima.
On 9/20/16, the Superintendent at the Central Washington State Fair, Jill Dexter, informed us that they were still accepting entries for the Sheep Division of the Fair—so there still may be time to get your entries in.  There are new classes for club lambs and crossbred sheep, so registration papers are not required for breeding stock.  This is a non-terminal show and the youth show is open to anyone between the ages of 6-19 at the time of show.  An open show will also be taking place at the same time. 
Premiums for the Champion Market Lamb drive range from $200-$25 for 1st through 5th; and the payout for champion drive yearling ewe, ewe lamb, and ram lamb classes range from $100 to $10 for 1st through 5th.  Premiums will also be paid within breed division and market lamb using the Danish System.   There is breeding division in both youth and open.  The sheep show will be held Sept. 28-Oct 2 in Yakima at the fairgrounds. For more information on the show, please contact Jill Dexter at 509-952-8018.  As of the end of last week, Jill indicated that there were only 13 entries and she would like to encourage individuals to submit entries so they can showcase sheep and youth at the Central Washington State Fair.
Celebrate!   Promote!
Lincoln Co. 4-H Intermediates, Tanner Gerdes, Ashlyn McCarty, and Zane Perleberg: First Place Market Livestock Judging Team at State Fair!
Preston Winn and his blue ribbon
4-H Public Presentation at State Fair.
"Heard through the grapevine" that lots of 4-H'ers representing several different clubs and family 4-H groups in the Lincoln and East Adams area have been very active in the last two months!
Also giving blue ribbon 4-H Presentations at State Fair were Darby McLaughlin, Lydia Wicks, and Katarina Knittel from Lincoln County and Gus, Colby, Wes and Brock Tracy had blue ribbon demonstrations at State Fair. Colby also received a "Special Merit" for the 2nd year in a row! Melanie Spivey and LienHoa Hollenback are scheduled to give presentations this weekend.  There were also several Creative Kids, Photography, Arts, and other still-life exhibits sent to State Fair from both counties.

Youth have also participated in the Interstate Fair and the Palouse Empire Fair, but the Extension Office didn't receive direct "reports" from those involved.

It you like seeing this type of news in the Lincoln-Adams 4-H E-News - then send a brief description and photos if available to Karen at
Rules of Kindness Campaign


GenerationOn, a partner with Points of Light, has launched a campaign called Rules of Kindness. Youth or groups of youth are encouraged to sign up on the website and create a kindness action plan. For more information, visit

Still time to Register!
WA State 4-H Forum
October 21-23, 2016
TRAC Facility, Pasco, WA

Featuring: Hands-on workshops to make the best better, Amazing Speakers, Live & Silent Auctions,
4-H recognition banquet, District meetings, and WA State 4-H Council.

Northeast Teen Rally
October 15-16

Registration Deadline:
September 30th

Stevens County is hosting the 2016 Northeast Rally at the Chewelah Peak Learning Center, near the 49 Degrees North Ski area.

All teens welcome!
Note: health and risk forms needed in addition to registration form.

RSVP to join the Lincoln/Adams County staff and volunteers to celebrate the start of the new 4-H year!
For your club/group to be officially recognized for the new 4-H Year, attendance is REQUIRED by:
- Chartered Club General (head leaders)
- At least 1 leader from Family 4-H Groups
- Leaders with financial oversight in Chartered Clubs/Groups
- Club Enrollment Managers

 All other leaders welcome!
  • Monday – October 17th – 6 – 8:00  PM –
    WSU Extension Office
    205 W Main Ave. Ritzville, WA  99169
    RSVP to Karen at 509-659-3209 or email
  • Tuesday – October 18th – 6 – 8:00 PM
    Harrington School Multi Purpose Room
    100 S 1st Street, Harrington, WA 99134
    RSVP ASAP to Karen at 509-659-3209 or email
If you can’t make either of those two dates – you can attend one of the Grant-Adams Co. 4-H Kick-Off nights:
  • Thursday, September 29th 6 – 8:30 PM
    Moses Lake – Grant Co. Fairgrounds - Huck Fuller  Bldg.
    RSVP to Jeannie Kiehn 509-754-2011 ext. 4309 or email
  • Thursday, October 6th  6 – 8:30 PM
    Moses Lake – Grant Co. Fairgrounds - Huck Fuller  Bldg.
    RSVP to Jeannie Kiehn 509-754-2011 ext. 4309 or email
The primary purpose of this year’s Kick Off is to review the updated WSU 4-H policy, discuss club and family 4-H group re-enrollment procedures and review updated financial requirements for clubs/groups with EINs.

4-H 101 Leader Training!
4-H volunteers MUST be screened, trained, and certified to work with youth in the 4-H program!  The 4-H faculty who provide the training have many other responsibilities and large geographical areas to cover. So in order to confirm one or more of the following possible dates, we MUST have at least 5 RSVPs to hold a specific session! The SOONER we get official direct RSVP's from people with 4-H Volunteer Applications on file, the sooner we can firm up the date(s) and location(s)!!

The face to face 4-H 101 Parts 2 & 3 have been combined into one Part 2!

4-H 101 Part 1 
On-line 4-H Volunteer E-Learning is still required before Part 2
4-H 101 Part 2
POSSIBLE Part 2 Training Sessions
  • November 9 – Part 2 – 6:00 – 9:00 – Harrington or Ritzville
  • November 16 – Part 2 – 6:00 – 9:00– Harrington or Ritzville
  • November 17 – Part 2 – 6:00 – 9:00 – Moses Lake
  • POSSIBLY a Saturday in November  -  date/location yet to be determined
    If so - will eliminate one or more of the other dates!
  • January 21 -  Part 2 at Super Saturday in Moses Lake
AGAIN - MUST have 5 RSVPs to schedule a session!
So - make sure you or your prospective volunteer(s) submit a Volunteer Application (ASAP) if it isn't on file from the past year, AND the prospective attendee must RSVP to Karen Robertson email or 509-659-3209 ASAP. Leave detailed message if out of the office. Tentative training interest expressed last spring or summer does NOT count as an RSVP!!

Only a couple of people have tentatively RSVP'd! More detail and Lincoln-Adams 4-H Volunteer Application available 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
Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Website
Grant/Adams/Lincoln 4-H Facebook Page
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