The 2019 White County 4-H Fair started off with the Horse Show judging on Friday night at the Jerry & Dorothy Sutton’s farm in Norris City. Three 4-H’ers, Katelyn Garner, Gabby Ray and Nate Garner participated in many different classes, including halter, walk/trot, horsemanship, and fun events like the catalog race and egg and spoon race.
All members received blue ribbon ratings during each event, with high remarks from the judge, Leigh Clark. Nate took senior high points and did an excellent job showing and participating with his horse “Rip” in all other categories. Junior showman, Gabby Ray, took junior high points and showed great horsemanship. Katelyn Garner, a first-year member, took home junior high points in the fun events. Congratulations to all the exhibitors on a job well done, and thanks to the Suttons for hosting the show and all the extra effort they go to in order to accommodate the 4-H’ers.
On Saturday morning, 4-H’ers converged to clean up at the floral hall and livestock barn, followed by the Dog, Cat and Small Pet Show. Nine 4-Hers, including Payton Dixon, Hailee Ellerman, Marlee Fuqua, Katelyn Garner, Abbiegail Ochs, and Alexandria Vaupel receive blue ribbons for their dogs. Grace McCarty and Gabby Ray received Superiors and Suzy Jackson received a Best of Show. Katelyn Garner, Suzy Jackson, Abbiegail Ochs, and Kate Vollman also received a blue ribbon in Dog Obedience.
Six 4-Hers, Katelyn Allen, Kerrigan Black, Emily Glaser, Annsley Healy, Abbiegail Ochs, and Breyton Sauls were judged and given blue ribbons for their cats, with Katelyn Allen receiving a Best of Show and Superior with Kerrigan Black, Emily Glaser, Annsley Healy, and Breyton Sauls also receiving a Superior. Of the small pets, a hamster was shown by Paul Jackson; he received a blue ribbon, Best of Show and a Superior. Breyton Sauls received a blue ribbon, Best of Show and a Superior for his caged bird. Samantha Stallings made a small animal display for her cavy. She received a blue ribbon, Best of Show, and a Superior.
The White County Shooting Stars SPIN Club conducted their shoots on Sunday July 7 at the Carmi Rifle Club, during the White County 4-H Show. They completed all four disciplines of archery, air rifle, shotgun, and new this year air pistol. The first place winner of each discipline will receive a trophy and the second place winner will receive a medal.
This year there were three age divisions – 8-10, 11-13, and 14 and up. Division 8-10: Archery 1st place Andrew Benham and 2nd place goes to Katelyn Garner;
Air Rifle 1st place is Conner Benham and 2nd is Emmaline Draper; Pistol 1st place Conner Benham and 2nd is Andrew Benham; Shotgun 1st place Conner Benham and 2nd is Andrew Benham.
Division 11-13: Archery 1st place Eli Bryant and 2nd place goes to Ethan Howard; Air Rifle 1st place Eli Bryant and 2nd is Ethan Howard; Pistol 1st place Ethan Howard and 2nd is Eli Bryant; Shotgun 1st place Eli Bryant and 2nd is Grace McCarty.
Division 14 & up: Archery 1st place Tyler Thompson and 2nd place goes to Jace Carter; Air Rifle 1st place Lane Buchanan and 2nd is Nate Garner; Pistol 1st place Nate Garner and 2nd is Kaden Carter; Shotgun 1st place Lane Buchanan and 2nd is Chase Harms .
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