Courtesy photo Mayah Hafen worked extra hard in showing her lamb at the Southwestern Livestock Show in Cedar City.

Courtesy photo
Mayah Hafen worked extra hard in showing her lamb at the Southwestern Livestock Show in Cedar City.

For the last two weeks, Lincoln County 4-H and FFA youth have been attending competition in their project areas, within and out of the state. The youth can be proud of how they represented Lincoln County at these events.

Youth Show well in Southwestern Livestock Show

Lincoln County 4-H and FFA youth worked hard for success at the Southwestern Livestock Show in Cedar City, Utah Sept. 9 through 12. There were 182 lambs in the market show and Jaydon Heaton placed 2nd in the class and reached the star category and 21st overall. Katy Mathews received a blue ribbon and placed 44th, Tanner Bleak received a blue ribbon and placed 73 overall and Westley Mathews placed 5th in his class. In the lamb showmanship Katy Mathews placed 4th in her class, Jaydon Heaton placed 6th in his class and Tanner Bleak placed 5th in his class. For the steer market show, Kendra Mathews placed 5th overall amongst 36 steers. Guy Heaton and Austin Mathews received blue ribbons in their classes. In the steer showmanship show, Kendra Mathews received 2nd place in the intermediate division and Kevin Mathews placed 3rd in the senior division and Guy Heaton placed 3rd in his class. Katy Mathews placed 3rd with her hog in the market show and Kendra Mathews and Guy Heaton received blue ribbons. In hog showmanship Kendra Mathews placed 2nd overall in the intermediate division and Guy Heaton received a blue ribbon for 3rd place in his class.

Nevada 4-H State Shooting Sports Match

11 youth qualified to attend and compete at the Nevada 4-H State Shooting Sports Match on Saturday, Sept. 12 in Gardnerville. Of these eleven, five brought home medals.

Kaiden Miller placed Gold in the Junior Division in .22 Rifle Limited, Trevin Perkins placed Gold in the Intermediate Division in .22 Rifle Unlimited, Seth Patrick placed Silver in Junior Division in .22 Rifle Limited, Bryson Perkins placed Silver in the Junior Division in Archery, and Aya Rowe placed Bronze in Senior Division in Air Rifle Limited. Plus overall High Point in the Junior Division went to Seth Patrick. Youth, parents and grandparents, once again had a great time and look forward to all they have learned from this experience and to bringing home more Gold Medals next year. Congratulations all!

4-H BBQ & Awards Ceremony

The Lincoln County 4-H Council hosted their annual BBQ & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 19. President Tammy Ahlstrom welcomed all, followed by Extension Educator Holly Gatzke acknowledging Rod & Alice Rodowick, and Jim and Uvada Wilkin, who have given to the 4-H program in one form or another throughout the years, with words of thanks and beautiful engraved plaques.

Steve Meldrum, representing Lincoln County Shooting Sports, then awarded gun cases to the division winners based on points earned through competing at local Fun Meets throughout the county. Junior Division winner Seth Patrick, Intermediate Division winner Trevin Perkins, Senior Division winner Janel Meldrum and Overall High Point Winner for the 2nd year in a row, Aya Rowe of Caliente. Way to go Girl!

To close out the Awards Ceremony, President Tammy Ahlstrom announced the Top Exhibitor, which is based on points earned through receiving a blue, Grand or Reserve Champion ribbon at the Lincoln County Fair. For the 4th year in a row, Joanna Ahlstrom was named Top Exhibitor, where her name will be placed upon a plaque and she received a cash prize of $50. Then the Top 4-Her was announced, this is based on points earned from attending club meetings and community service projects. Winners were: 3rd place Joanna Ahlstrom with a cash prize of $25, 2nd place Skyler Drake with a cash prize of $50, and Congratulation goes to 1st place Tanner Wilkin, where his name will be placed on a plaque and he received a cash prize of $100.

We cannot end without acknowledging all the 4-H leaders throughout Lincoln County, who give so much of their time and talents freely to make a difference in the life of so many youth. Also, last but not least to an amazing 4-H Council, who behind the scene put in many long hours to help the 4-H program run as successful as it does. Thank you all!