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Brainard Named Carson County 4-H Gold Star Recipient

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Hanna Brainard 4-HaHanna Brainard of White Deer, 18 year old daughter of Swasey Brainard and Stacie Brainard, both of Pampa, has been named the Carson County 2015 Gold Star Recipient. She is a 2015 graduate of White Deer High School.

The Gold Star Award is the highest award you can receive in 4-H. This award is to recognize an individual’s outstanding achievements, leadership and contribution to the county 4-H program. It also serves as an achievement to encourage others to participate in the county 4-H programs. Brainard has certainly had many opportunities of achievements and leadership through her nine years as a 4-H member.

Brainard has been very active in the Beef Projects, with both heifers and steers, and also in the Food and Nutrition Projects. In 2014, she had the opportunity to serve on the District 1 4-H Council as Health and Safety Officer and also on State 4-H Council. She has served as an officer for the White Deer 4-H Club for several years. She has helped with several food workshops, teaching younger 4-Hers. In addition, she has participated in the Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston Stock Shows. She has participated in Junior Teen Leadership Camp, Power Camp and Leader Labs. This past summer, Brainard had the opportunity to go on the International 4-H trip traveling to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

We are very proud to have had Hanna Brainard as part of the Carson County 4-H Club and to receive the Gold Star; an award well deserved.

Panhandle 4-H’ers Help Snack Pak 4 Kids

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

IMG_3786Panhandle 4-H’ers showed up with helping hands on Aug. 17, to help get the Paks ready for the new school year. Approximately 30 volunteers helped pack over 300 bags in less than 30 minutes. The group of young people were a inspiring and vital part of the packing efforts.

“Thank you so much to our own Carson County 4-H group for helping us feed the children in our community. These kids did an amazing job!” said Dianna McGill, Snack Pak 4 Kids Community Coordinator.

4-H’ers helping out were Paisley Kennedy, Tori Bunch and Blakely Olsen; back - left to right, Christopher McLaughlin, Jared Dauer, Ashby Dauer, Whitney Kennedy and Spencer Keys.

Dauers Compete At Junior National Hereford Expo

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Ashby and Jared Dauer with their Hereford Heifers “Miss Neon” and “Katie” at the Junior National Hereford Expo.

Ashby and Jared Dauer with their Hereford Heifers “Miss Neon” and “Katie” at the Junior National Hereford Expo.

Ashby and Jared Dauer with their Hereford Heifers “Miss Neon” and “Katie” at the Junior National Hereford Expo.[/caption]Ashby and Jared Dauer recently attended the Junior National Hereford Expo held in Grand Island, Neb., on June 27 – July 3. The expo was host to over 800 exhibitor families from 39 states and had over 2,000 cattle entries.

The Dauers exhibited their purebred Hereford heifers in the Horned Spring Yearling Heifer division. Ashby placed fourth and Jared placed third in each of their respective classes.

They were also members of the second place Junior Judging Team along with Samantha Diezi of Wallis, Texas. Ashby received a second place award in the junior photography contest. The pair also participated in Junior Showmanship.

Prior to attending the national show the Dauers competed at the Texas Junior Hereford State Show held in Belton, Texas, on June 17-20, where they exhibited their Hereford steers and participated in several contests.

Ashby placed third and sixth with her steers and Jared had a seventh place. Ashby won top honors with her first place photograph in the junior division. They also competed in the Junior Judging Contest, Junior Showmanship, Junior Team Fitting and Junior Team Marketing contests.

Ashby and Jared are the fourth generation of the Dauer family to raise and exhibit purebred Hereford cattle. They are continuing the legacy started by their great-grandfather, the late Paul Dauer and continued by their grandfather, the late John Paul Dauer and now their father, Justin Dauer.

Panhandle 4-H Club Elects Officers; Plans For A Great Year

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Pictured are the 2015-2016 Officers, sitting ― left to right, Acacia Barker, Vice President and Ashby Dauer, President; standing ― left to right, Baylee Ogletree, Secretary, Whitney Kennedy, Reporter and Jared Dauer, Second Vice President.

Pictured are the 2015-2016 Officers, sitting ― left to right, Acacia Barker, Vice President and Ashby Dauer, President; standing ― left to right, Baylee Ogletree, Secretary, Whitney Kennedy, Reporter and Jared Dauer, Second Vice President.

By Whitney Kennedy, Club Reporter

The Panhandle “Shining Stars” 4-H Club have elected their 2015-2016 officers. Club officers elected for the year were President-Ashby Dauer; Vice President-Acacia Barker; Second VicePresident-Jared Dauer; Secretary-Baylee Ogletree; and Reporter-Whitney Kennedy.

Come check out all the new opportunities Panhandle 4-H will be offering at their kick-off meeting Monday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. at the War Memorial. Also a chance to win some 4-H swag! If you are interested in joining 4-H please join us at this meeting, or contact the Carson County Extension Office at 537-3882 for more information.

Local 4-H’ers Shine In District Fashion Show

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Pictured abore, left to right, Acacia Barker, Grace Means, Whitney Kennedy and Adelia Stamps.

Pictured abore, left to right, Acacia Barker, Grace Means, Whitney Kennedy and Adelia Stamps.

Carson County had four lovely young ladies compete at the District Fashion Show on May 2, 2015.

In the Junior Division, Grace Means competed in the Construction ̶ Specialty category and finished second. Whitney Kennedy competed in the Construction – Casual. She also entered in the Storyboard/Jewelry category and won first place. In our Intermediate Division, Acacia Barker competed in the Buying – Dressy category and won first place. Adelia Stamps competed in the Construction-Dressy category and earned second place. We also had Ashby Dauer complete in the Intermediate Storyboard/Wearable category and she won third place.

The Carson County AgriLife Extension would also like to recognize Acacia Barker for having the honor of serving as the Master of Ceremony for this year’s District Fashion Show. Acacia did an exceptional job.

Congratulations to all the Fashion Show contestants. “Carson County is very blessed to have such beautiful, kind and talented young ladies to represent our county at the District level,” said County AgriLife Extension Agent, Jeanene Montgomery.

Panhandle 4-H’ers Compete Well In Livestock Judging Competition

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Pictured, front - left to right, Spencer Keys, Christopher McLaughlin and Whitney Kennedy; back - left to right,  Tayte Ogletree, Jared Dauer, Ashby Dauer, Hunter Thompson, and Jett Bradford.

Pictured, front - left to right, Spencer Keys, Christopher McLaughlin and Whitney Kennedy; back - left to right, Tayte Ogletree, Jared Dauer, Ashby Dauer, Hunter Thompson, and Jett Bradford.

The Carson County Junior Livestock Judging team traveled to WTAMU on April 17 to compete in the District 1 4-H Livestock Judging contest.

Ashby Dauer, Jared Dauer, Jett Bradford, Hunter Thompson, Spencer Keys, Christopher McLaughlin, Tayte Ogletree and Whitney Kennedy competed in the contest. Results are as follows for Top 10 finishers: Ashby Dauer - First Place High Individual – Reasons; Jared Dauer – 10th High Individual – Beef; Jett Bradford – Fourth Place High Individual – Reasons and First Place High Individual Beef.

Junior Team of Christopher McLaughlin, Spencer Keys, Tayte Ogletree, and Whitney Kennedy finished Eighth Overall, First - High in Reasons and Sixth Place High in Sheep/Goats.

The Intermediate Team of Ashby Dauer, Jared Dauer, Jett Bradford and Hunter Thompson finished Seventh Place High Overall, Second Place High in Beef and Second Place High Reasons.

Through Livestock Judging, the team has learned decision making skills, livestock evaluation skills, as well as communication skills through oral reasoning. Congratulations to Carson County’s Junior Livestock Judging Team. They have made Carson County very proud.

Local 4-H Offering Archery And Shooting Sports

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Carson County 4-H will have an Archery and Shooting Sports project meeting on March 3, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the War Memorial Building. The parents of all interested 4-H members should make plans to attend.

If you are interested, but are not a member, you can join 4-H on the 4-H Connect website at http://texas.4honline.com or go by the Extension Office at the Carson County Courthouse to join.

The 4-H Archery and Shooting Sports project will be conducted by certified 4-H coaches. The Archery program will be coached by Jody Bradford. The Rifle program will be coached by Tanner Means.

Please RSVP by calling 537-3882, if you plan to attend this meeting, to assure there are enough materials to go around.

Panhandle Youth Shine At Carson County Livestock Show

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Last week’s snow didn’t prevent Panhandle’s 4-H’ers or FFA members from making an impressionable display of their animals at the Carson County Livestock Show.

Listed below are the categories and placings for our Panhandle kids.

Goats
Class #1 – Light Weight Goats: 1. Kendall McCall - FFA, 2. Espn McCall - FFA
Class #2 – Medium Weight Goats: 2. Annsley Rawlins – 4-H
Class #3 – Heavy Weight Goats: 3. Corbin Throgmorton – 4-H

Lambs
Reserve Champion Lamb was awarded to Zane Hackett.

Zane Hackett of Panhandle FFA exhibited the  Reserve Champion Lamb

Zane Hackett of Panhandle FFA exhibited the
Reserve Champion Lamb

Class #1 – Fine Wool Lamb: 1. Zane Hackett – FFA, 2. Maddox Reynolds – FFA, 3. Abbie Carpenter – FFA; Best of Breed: Zane Hackett; and Reserve Breed: Maddox Reynolds
Class #2 – Fine Wool Cross Lamb: 1. Hunter Thompson – 4-H, 2. Cammie Carpenter – FFA, 3. Gauge Hackett – FFA, 4. MaKenna Reynolds – FFA, 5. Makenzy Arganbright – FFA; Best of Breed: Hunter Thompson; and Reserve Breed: Cammie Carpenter
Class #1 – Medium Wool Light Weight Lamb: 1. Stephanie Hardy – FFA, 3. Kelcey Baumgardner – FFA
Class #2 – Medium Wool Medium Weight Lamb: 2. Stephanie Hardy – FFA
Class #3 – Medium Wool Medium Heavy Weight Lamb: 2. Abbie Carpenter – FFA, 3. Hunter Thompson – 4-H, 4. MacKenzie Leach – FFA, 5. Makenzy Arganbright – FFA
Class #4 – Medium Wool Heavy Weight Lamb: 1-Mason Reynolds – FFA, 2-Cammie Carpenter – FFA

Heifers
Shyann Bixby won Grand Supreme and Reserve Supreme Heifer was Ashby Dauer’s Hereford Heifer.

Ashby Dauer of Panhandle 4-H exhibited the  Reserve Supreme Heifer

Ashby Dauer of Panhandle 4-H exhibited the
Reserve Supreme Heifer

Shyann Bixby of Panhandle FFA exhibited the  Grand Supreme Heifer.

Shyann Bixby of Panhandle FFA exhibited the Grand Supreme Heifer.

Class #1 – Angus Heifer: 1. Shyann Bixby – FFA
Class #2 – Hereford Heifer: 1. Ashby Dauer – 4-H, 2. Jared Dauer – 4-H
Class #3 – Manie-Anjou Heifer: 1. Cash Bixby – FFA

Steers
Braedyn Kowalewski won Grand Champion Steer and Kylee Kowalewski had the Reserve Champion Steer.

Kylee Kowalewski of Panhandle FFA exhibited the  Reserve Champion Steer

Kylee Kowalewski of Panhandle FFA exhibited the Reserve Champion Steer

Braedyn Kowalewski of Panhandle FFA exhibited the  Grand Champion Steer

Braedyn Kowalewski of Panhandle FFA exhibited the Grand Champion Steer

Class #1 – English Steer: 1. Kylee Kowalewski – FFA, 2. Ashby Dauer – 4-H, 3. Jared Dauer – 4-H; Best of Breed: Kylee Kowalewski; and Reserve Breed: Ashby Dauer
Class #2 – Light Weight Exotic Steer: 1. Braedyn Kowalewski – FFA, 2. Jett Bradford – 4-H, 3. Noah Ford – FFA, 4. Hagan Heck – FFA, 5. Hank Heck – FFA
Class #3 – Heavy Weight Exotic Steer: 1. Kloee Kowalewski – FFA, 4. Whitney Kennedy – 4-H; Best of Breed: Braedyn Kowalewski; and Reserve Breed: Kloee Kowalewski

Pigs

Christopher McLaughlin of Panhandle 4-H exhibited the  Reserve Champion Lamb

Christopher McLaughlin of Panhandle 4-H exhibited the
Reserve Champion Pig

Christopher McLaughlin exhibited the Grand Champion Pig.

Pigs - Berkshire
Class #1 – Light Weight Berkshire: 1. Zach Baze – FFA, 2. McKennah Coffee – FFA, 4. Jadyn Coffee – FFA
Class #2 – Medium Weight Berkshire: 1. Kinlea Ford – FFA, 2. Kasey Lindsey – FFA, 3. Hagan Heck – FFA
Class #3- Heavy Weight Berkshire: 2. Shyann Bixby – FFA, 3. Aiden Harris – 4-H, 4. Savannah Sinclair – 4-H; Best of Breed: Zach Baze; and Reserve Best of Breed: Kinlea Ford

Pigs – Chester
Class #4 – Light Weight Chester: 2. Cole Sims – FFA, 3. Audree Brassfield – FFA, 4. Braden Thompson – FFA
Class #5 – Medium Weight Chester: 3. Jacey Sims – FFA, 4. Kinlea Ford – FFA
Class #6 – Heavy Weight Chester: 1. Locke Williams – FFA, 2. Shyann Bixby – FFA, 3. Haylei McCall – FFA, 4. Keslea Ford – FFA; Best of Breed: Locke Williams

Pigs - Duroc
Class #7 – Light Weight Duroc: 1. Diego Hamilton – FFA, 2. Zach Baze – FFA, 3. Kate Kuehler – FFA, 4. Ethan Arganbright – FFA, 5. Tayte Ogletree – 4-H
Class #8 – Medium Weight Duroc: 1. Shayla Gandy – FFA, 2. Kandin Ford – FFA, 4. Baylee Ogletree – 4-H, 5. Sterling McCall – FFA
Class #9 – Medium Heavy Weight Duroc: 1. Jett Bradford – 4-H, 5. Grayson Davis – 4-H
Class #10 – Heavy Weight Duroc: 3. Savannah Sinclair – 4-H, 6. Hank Heck – FFA, 7. Christopher Coffee – FFA, 8. Zane Hackett – FFA; Best of Breed: Jett Bradford

Pigs – Hampshire
Class #11 – Light Weight Hampshire: 2. Kasey Lindsey – FFA, 4. Hank Heck – FFA
Class #12 – Medium Weight Hampshire: 1. Noah Ford – FFA, 5. Tayte Ogletree – 4-H
Class #13 – Medium Heavy Weight Hampshire: 4. Evee Horner – 4-H, 5. Sterling McCall – FFA
Class #14 – Heavy Weight Hampshire: 2. Kaylee Brassfield – FFA, 3. Markus Barker – 4-H, 4. Jaylin Richardson – FFA
Class #15 – Landrace: 3. Grace Kuehler – FFA
Class #16 – 2. Espn McCall – FFA, 3. Haylei McCall – FFA; Reserve Best of Breed: Espn McCall

Pigs - Spotted
Class #17 – Light Weight Spot: 1. Whitman Martin – FFA, 3. Brayden Kingston – FFA, 5. Justin Gandy – FFA
Class #18 – Heavy Weight Spot: 1. Cash Bixby – FFA, 2. Spencer Keys – 4-H, 3. Cabhan Horner – 4-H, 4. Olivia Horner – 4-H; Best of Breed:
Cash Bixby; and Reserve Best of Breed: Spencer Keys

Pigs – Yorkshire
Class #19 – Light Weight Yorkshire: 1. Jett Bradford – 4-H, 4. Cash Bixby – FFA, 5. Grayson Davis – 4-H
Class #20 – Heavy Weight Yorkshire: 1. Christopher McLaughlin – 4-H; Best of Breed: Christopher McLaughlin

Pigs - Cross
Class #21 – Light Weight Cross: 2. and 5. Halle Ford – FFA
Class #22 – Light Medium Weight Cross: 2. Kayla Williams – FFA, 7. Brayden Kingston – FFA
Class #23 – Medium Weight Cross: 1. Christopher McLaughlin – 4-H, 2. Jadyn Coffee – FFA, 3. Kayla Williams – FFA, 4. Ethan Arganbright – FFA, 5. and 9. Kendall McCall – FFA, 6. Taylor Wood – FFA, 7. Grace Sims – FFA, 10. Keslea Ford – FFA, 11. Mack Leven – 4-H, 12. Aiden Harris – 4-H
Class #24 – Medium Heavy Weight Cross: 3. Locke Williams – FFA, 5. Adelia Stamps – 4-H, 6. A.J. Thompson – FFA, 7. Presley Wood – FFA, 8. Clay Wagner – FFA
Class #25 – Heavy Weight Cross: 4. Jackson Kuehler – FFA, 5. Evyn Winborne – FFA, 6. Larke Leven – 4-H
Class #26 – Super Heavy Weight Cross: 1. Baylee Ogletree – 4-H, 2. Grace Sims – FFA, 3. Greenlee Davis – 4-H, 4. Acacia Barker – 4-H, 5. Owen Elliott – FFA; and Best of Breed: Baylee Ogletree

Carson County Stock Show Results

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Abbie Brainard won Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Goat.

Abbie Brainard won Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Goat.

Over the weekend members of the White Deer, Panhandle and Groom 4-H and FFA groups attended the Carson County Stock Show.

Abagail Belcher, with the White Deer FFA, won third place with her Light Weight Goat.

Abbie Brainard, with White Deer 4-H, won first place with her Medium Weight Goat. Landry Brainard, WD 4-H, placed third in the same group and Belcher placed fourth.

In the Heavy Weight Goats, A. Brainard placed first. L. Brainard placed second and Hanna Brainard, WD 4-H, placed fourth.

A. Brainard won both Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Goat.

Rowdy Cox, WD FFA, placed second with his Medium Wool, Light Weight Lamb. Raganne Boyd, WD FFA, placed fourth and Tatum Broxson, WD FFA, placed sixth.

In the Medium Wool, Medium Weight Lambs, Rhoan Cox placed first and fourth. Rowdy Cox placed third and Erin Standerfer placed fifth.
Rhoan Cox, WD FFA, won Reserve Breed for the Medium Wool Lambs category.

H. Brainard won third place in the Hereford Heifer group.

Karlee Vigil, WD FFA, placed second with her Heavy Weight Exotic Steer. Kason Vigil, WD FFA, placed third in the same division.

Brooke Bell, WD FFA, placed third in the Light Weight Berkshire division.

Cassidy Crutchfield, WD FFA, placed fourth in the Medium Weight Berkshire category.

Colt Pelfery, WD FFA, won first placed in the Light Weight Chester group.

Destany Perriman, WD FFA, won first placed in the Medium Weight Chesters. She also won Reserve Best of Breed in the Chester division.

In the Medium Weight Duroc division, Cutter Bell, WD FFA, placed third.

In the Medium Heavy Weight Durocs Ben Woodward, WD FFA placed third and Pelfery placed fourth.

Crutchfield won first place in the Heavy Weight Duroc category. Woodward placed second and Kellen Lamar, WD 4-H, placed fourth.

Jordan Pohnert won Reserve Champion Pig.

Jordan Pohnert won Reserve Champion Pig.

Crutchfield won Reserve Best of Breed in the Duroc division.

Dillon Ingram, WD 4-H, won first place in the Light Weight Hampshire class. Drestyn Bell, WD FFA, placed third.

Andrew Bichsel, WD FFA, placed second in the MediumWeight Hampshire category. Dakota Thomas, WD FFA, placed third and Travis Davis, WD FFA, placed fourth.

In the Medium Heavy Weight Hampshires, Cheyenne Davis, WD 4-H, won first place. Curstin Haiduk, WD FFA, placed second and Aubrie Ingram, WD 4-H, placed third.

Jordan Pohnert, WD 4-H, won first place in the Heavy Weight Hampshite division. Hunter Warminski, WD FFA, placed fifth.

Pohnert won Best of Breed and C. Davis won Reserve Best of Breed in the Hampshire category.

Glenn Sears, WD FFA, won first placed in the Landrace group and won Best of Breed. Belcher placed second in the same breed and won Reserve Best of Breed.

In the Light Weight Spot category, C. Haiduk placed second and Amber Sons, WD FFA, placed fourth.

Sons won first placed in the Light Weight Yorkshire division. Coleton Ingram, WD 4-H, placed third. Lauren Bichsel, WD FFA, placed sixth.

Jade Perriman, WD FFA, placed second in the Heavy Weight Yorkshire division. Warminski placed third in the same group.

Sons won Reserve Best of Breed in the Yorkshire category.

In the Light Weight Cross breed, C. Ingram won first placed. Clayton Pipes, WD FFA, placed third. D. Ingram placed fourth and Aubrie Ingram, WD 4-H, placed sixth.

Pohnert won first placed in the Light Medium Weight Cross division. Jacey Haiduk, WD FFA, placed third. Kayla Thomas, WD FFA, placed fourth. Nate Pipes, WD FFA, placed fifth and C. Pipes placed sixth. D. Perriman placed eighth.

In the Medium Weight Cross category T. Davis placed eighth.

Caylee Hill, WD FFA, won first placed with her Medium Heavy Weight Cross. L. Bichsel placed ninth and J. Haiduk placed tenth.

In the Heavy Weight Cross category C. Davis won first place. N. Pipes placed second and Belcher placed seventh.

C. Davis won Reserve Best of Breed in the Cross Breeds. Pohnert won Reserve Champion Pig.

Five Local Youth Place In District 1 4-H Food Show

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

More than 130 youth from 21 Panhandle counties gathered at Bushland High School on Nov. 15 to compete in the District 1 4-H Food Show sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
In the competition, the kids are required to prepare a dish, serve it to a panel of judges and answer questions pertaining to the preparation of the dish, food safety and storage, nutrients in the dish and how the nutrients help their bodies.
Four first place senior 4-H members, ages 14-19, will advance to state competition at College Station in June 2015. Hanna Brainard of Carson County won first place in the Grains category.
In the intermediate age group (11-13), Baylee Ogletree won second place in the Bean Main Dish category and Acacia Barker won second place in the Yeast Rolls category.
In the junior age group (9-10), Spencer Keys won second place in the Bean Salad category and Corbin Throgmorton won first place in the Special Diets category.
Congratulations 4-Hers!