Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I recieved the following message from a woman who thought that she might have apuppy for an interested 4-H'er.

To whom it may concern:

My name is Erin Newbury and my husband and I recently adopted a black lab puppy from the animal rescue league. We have found that we are unable to give him enough time and attention and are looking to give him to a good home. "Henry," as we call him, is about 6-7 months old and is very calm as far as labs go (he just loves to be with his people). He is potty trained and kennel trained and can sit, lay down and ring a jingle bell to tell you he has to go potty! Henry is a good boy and deserves more than we can give him. If you or someone you know is interested in bringing home a great friend please contact us via email at
newbury@spu.edu or you can call me in the evenings at 360-220-3359.


Erin Newbury

Friday, March 6, 2009

Make-A-Wish Fundraiser Could win you a horse

Hi Phillip,I thought maybe this would a good outlet to include for our fund raiser. This fund raiser is called "PAINTing Dreams" and is an AjPHA Presidential Project. ALL money raised stays here in Iowa for the Make-A Wish Foundation Iowa Chapter. Brittney Kincaid (4-H member) is the Iowa Paint Horse Youth Club president and the youth club members are selling tickets for a chance win this gelding which was donated by Gregg & Sandra Reisinger -APHA #1 Breeder of Performance Horses.

The Youth Club is trying to grant a wish which is $5,000.00. Anyone interested in tickets can call or email me and I will make arrangements. We will also have tickets available at the Iowa Horse Fair - Iowa Paint Horse Booth. $5 donation recieves 1 ticket$25 donation receives 6 ticketsThe drawing is going to be held Memorial Day Weekend in Cedar Rapids at the show and need not be present to win. ALL money raised goes to the Make-A-Wish.

I can give more details about the awesome pedigree on this beautiful yearling. His name is "Red Trim" sired by "Alotta Charisma" and his mother is "Hard Rock Rose" by "Dirty Rocky". He is also being worked with daily by the young lady in the picture- he hauls, clips, bathes, leads, lunges, picks his feet up very nicely- If the winner wishes to donate him back we will have a second, seperate fund raiser and hopefully grant another wish. Thank you so much for supporting us.

Questions contact Jackie Kincaid- Iowa Paint Horse Youth Club Advisor (515)991-5094 or JZKincaid2@hotmail.com please put in subject line - PAINTing Dreams

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

ISU Youth Livestock Judging Contest

RE: 2009 ISU Spring Youth Livestock Judging Contest
Dear Coaches,
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the 2009 ISU Spring Youth Livestock Judging Contest. We look forward to hosting a quality event as you continue preparation for the state contest. The contest will consist of 8 classes of cattle, sheep, and hogs and three sets of oral reasons. The teams will consist of four members where all individual scores contribute to the team score. Each school is welcome to bring more than one team as well as extra individuals. All contestants are eligible for individual awards. Awards will be given to top teams and individuals.
Our goal is to provide a competitive event that also focuses on education. On all non-reasons
classes the 2009 ISU Livestock Judging Team will critique the class as well as give officials and cuts. In addition, teams will be grouped together therefore coaches will be able to visit with their teams for instruction following non-reasons classes. Reasons classes will not be critiqued as we would like to have the students to share their own thoughts and opinions in the reasons room. Following oral reasons coaches will be given written comments on their team’s reasons as well as scores from the officials.

Registration will be held in the Farm Bureau Pavilion in Kildee Hall on the ISU campus the morning of April 25th between 7:30am and 8:30am. The contest will begin at 9:00am.
Please find the enclosed team registration form for pre-registration. Entry fees are $40 per team and/or $10 per individual, and can be paid either with the return of the registration form or during registration the morning of the contest. Lunch is included in the entry fee for students. Pre-entry would be much appreciated. We will have Senior (9th -12th Grade) and Junior (8th Grade and under) divisions for teams and individuals.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jeff Thayne, ISU Livestock Judging Coach. Our hope is this will be a worthwhile competitive training event. I hope you will be able to join us on campus on Saturday April 25, 2009. ALSO, THE ISU LIVESTOCK JUDGING CAMP WILL BE JUNE 15-17, 2009.

Jeff Thayne
Office: 515.294.5910 Email: jtthayne@iastate.edu

Adventurelan Offers aspecial Rate in June for 4-H Clubs

Once again Adventureland is offering a reduced rate for 4-H clubd in the month of June. They are offering to let 4-H'ers come out to their amusement park for the price of $19.50 per person. If you are interested there are fliers at the extension office.