Friday, March 25, 2011


I pledge my head to give children the information I can,
to help
them see things clearly and to make wise decisions.

I pledge my heart to encourange and
suport children
no matter whether they have success or disappointments.

I pledge my hands to help children's groups;
if I cannot be a leader,
I can help in many equally important ways.

I pleadge my health to keep children
strong & well
for a better world through 4-H,
for children's groups, our community,our country
and our world.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011


Gymkhana Series will be held at the Diamond L Arena located at:

    • March 26th           1pm
    • April 16th               1pm
    • May 21st                  7pm
    • June 25th               7pm
    • July 30th                 7pm
    • August 27th           7pm
    • September 10th   7pm
    • October 29th         1pm
We look forward to seeing you there!

Key the dates into your calendars:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Join our 2011 Open Gymkhana Series to be held at the Diamond L Arena in Sandy Valley, NV.

The purpose of this series is to create a "family friendly" environment for the horse community.  Our 4-H Club is based on good family values and we would like to share that environment with you.  All proceeds will be used to assist equine members to pay traveling expenses for themselves and their horses to future events.  The youth enjoy participating in the annual gymkhana series in Logendale, NV promoted by the Moapa Valley Riders and look forward to possibly competing in the Lincoln County Fair in Panaca, NV.

Anyone interested in competing for year end awards must purchase an annual membership.  Each member can not miss more than 2 gymkhana's in order to qualify for year end awards.  All monies collected for membership will go towards year end awards.
$10 per person
$35 for Family of 4 or more

  • Clover Leaf Barrels
  • Poles
  • London Bridge (jump optional for 10 & Under)
  • Draw (Event will be drawn day of event.)
  • $5 Fee Per Event
  • $2 Time Only (Limit 2 per person)
  • $3 Insurance Fee Per Person
  •  5 & Under (Leadline optional)
  • Ages 6 - 10
  • Ages 11 - 18
  • Ages 19 - 39
  • Ages 40-55
  • Ages 56 & Over


On Saturday March 19, 2011 the Equine and Swine projects held a bake sale at the Trails End General store. The kids and other generous volunteers baked up many different goodies for the sale. Gina, Kelly, and I along side the kids braved the cold windy day and were rewarded greatly as we raised a generous amount that will be split between the two projects. Without the immense generosity of our great citizens of Sandy Valley we would not have made a dime. I would like to throw a shout out to the Trails End for letting us use their store front to set up our bake sale. If not for them we would not have had such a busy spot to sell our goods. We would also like to thank the many people who donated baked goods for us to sell; we have had many praises about how good they tasted and were asked more than once when we would be holding another bake sale. On a personal note I would like to say thank you to the project leaders and the kids. Sandy Valley 4H group has proven to be a very respectful, blessed, awesome group of people and we are grateful to have such hard working leaders and kids. 
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Angela Davison

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


As you may or may not know our 4-H members are counting down the days to fair. Our livestock and poultry members have been feeding, grooming, exercising and weighing to get ready for the big day. They have very specific weight requirements to meet. Thanks to Wynn Auer for donating our livestock scales (which are accurate enough to weigh a 3lb chicken) these requirements will be easier to meet this year. In years past we have had members that could not participate in the auction due to not meeting these weight restrictions.
                Our weigh in is on Wednesday, April 16th (keep your fingers crossed). We have one pig that is barely going to make weight. Thursday is the market class, where animals are judged on their conformation. Friday is showman ship, where the members are judged on their ability to show their animal. And finally our awards presentation and auction is on Saturday, April 9.
                To summarize how all this works our members spend about $350.00 on a show hog (their goal is to win Grand Champion), another $300.00 on show feed containing no less than 19% protein, then a finisher to soften them up and add finish or a desired amount of fat.  So you can see they have a lot invested into the success of their project. Not to mention they are walking them and exercising them daily.  You can help support their efforts by the following:
A)    Donating bonus money to offset the cost, $25.00 minimum is set by the Jr. Livestock Association. The CCJLA does not guarantee a buyer for these kids, so this bonus money is a life saver for many of them.
B)     Bidding via silent auction, where you do not have to be present but agree to pay so much per pound ($2.75-$4.00 depending on how they place in their show is about the going rate). The Auctioneer will start the bid at the price that has been committed. You may be outbid by someone attending the auction.
C)     You can commit to total sale price regardless of weight, which is between 230 and 280 lbs. For example you may say I will pay a total of $800.00 for your pig.
D)    Or, you can attend the auction and participate in the live bidding. It is very exciting and for those of you who have never participated it is an event you just have to attend.

The members pay for the butcher and the wrap and will deliver your pork ready for the Bar-B-Q.

For our poultry members all the above applies except for a few things.  This is the first year the fair has opened registration for a market pen and only the Grand and Reserve Champion will go through the auction. The 4-H Council and CCJLA have selected only twelve members in the county to participate in this first time event and we have two of our own Sandy Valley 4-H members participating, Nicole Bangs and Chasen Young. The market pens of poultry will be exhibited in the small animal barn and sold via silent auction where spectators can drop a total sale bid into the box. You do not have to be present to bid in this way. You can commit to a price and have your name and amount submitted for you. Chickens will be sold in a pen of three and will be delivered to you live. You can process them yourself as you desire.
We also have our Navajo Wool members that will be submitting their projects for judging. They have felted, sewn and weaved their creations. This is a first time project for our fair and we are looking forward to seeing them all succeed. Our club will also be participating in the demonstration contest, educational display, judging and many other exhibits and events. 
Our fair has not yet been able to include the horsemanship members due to limited space. They promote a PRCA Rodeo and can not spare any arena time. Many of them however, do  participate in demonstrations and other contests and events.
We wish all of our members luck at fair this year. But our prayers have to be with the numerous project leaders, volunteers and parents that are asking themselves at this very moment “What did I get myself into”. For those of you that have not had the opportunity to participate, 4-H is an extremely time involved program that requires many dedicated and selfless volunteers. We are creating the leaders of tomorrow and teaching these life skills is a long and tedious task. Thanks to all of you that have made this possible for us and our members.  We will keep you posted on our success.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day! Wear you Clover proud!

What day would be better to explain to you
 what our 4-H Four Leaf Clover stands for.  

The name represents four personal development areas of focus for our organization: head, heart, hands, and health. 


Wednesday, March 16, 2011


A Bake Sale will be held at the Trails End General Store on Saturday, March 19th at 10am.

All monies will be split between the swine and equine project youth to help with travel expenses to the Clark County Fair and Gymkhana events

Stop by and take a look at all the sweets & goodies they will have to offer.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fun in Logendale!

Heather Vale & Wimsy
 A great time was had at the gymkhana in Logendale this past Saturday.  Congratulations to Shaylee Sharples for taking 1st place in each of her events.  A job well done for your first trip without Mom!  Heather Vale and Ollie Anna Wadley also competed with the results pending.  Let's hope Heather and Wimsy were able to earn enough points to keep them in 1st place in their division.  As you can see above......They look like they are running faster than the wind!  Great job girls!  A big Thank You to the Hitchin' Post and to the Hoffman family for their financial support to make this trip possible.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Logendale Here We Come!

The gymkhana in Logendale was cancelled the month of February due to bad weather!  We are looking forward to attending the March event this weekend.  We will be loading up kids and horses about 5am on Saturday and heading up the road.  The events are held at the Clark County Fair Grounds in Logendale.  If you have any free time we would love to have you come and watch our kids compete.  They are an amazing group of athletes that will blow your socks off!