The 4-H Pet Show will be Tuesday, July 22, at 10 a.m. at the Neshoba County Nursing Home.

The public is invited.

The residents really look forward to this pet show each year so I hope lots of 4-H families will turn out for this.

Please make an extra effort to participate.

This show is now open to the public for anyone to participate and bring their pet.

Most of you have a dog or cat or maybe some other unusual animal.

It can be a great community service project for you to include in your 4-H Records.

In addition to awards all participants will receive, you will be providing a wonderful service to the Nursing Home.

Pet therapy can be very beneficial to the residents.

Participation is open to all ages.

Make sure all necessary shots are up to date and that the pet is under your control.

For more information on the upcoming 4-H Pet Show, give me a call.

My phone number is (601) 656-4602.


There were just under 1200 entries shown at the Mississippi State 4-H Horse Championships with close to 400 youth involved in educational contests and art/photography contests.

Neshoba County had 14 4-H'ers to participate. One 4-H'er, Callie Windham, qualified and signed up for the Regional 4-H Horse Show to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina later this month.

Results of the state show were as follows.

In junior horse judging competition Neshoba County placed third.

Team members placed as follows: Reece Craft - 9th, Micaela Beason - 10th, Olivia Nicholson - 13th and Mara Shelton - 22nd.

In senior horse judging competition we had two individuals to compete.

Elizabeth Craft was the second high individual and Madison Alford placed 17th.

Micaela Beason also entered two pictures in the horse photography competition.

Victoria Copeland participated in goat tying.

Lane Miles participated in ranch trail.

In ranch sorting Victoria Copeland and Mara Shelton placed fourth and Lane Miles and Robby Ellis placed eleventh.

In the pony mares class for 48-52 inches Kyleigh Laughlin placed sixth.

In the registered Quarter horse yearling, 2-yr and 3-yr-old mares class Callie Windham placed fourth.

In the registered Paint yearling, 2-yr and 3-yr-old mares class Callie Windham placed second.

Makayla Jordan placed first in the registered Paint 4-yr-old and older mares class.

This horse was then named the reserve champion Paint mare.

Carly Smith placed second in the Grade Western 4-yr-old and older geldings' class and also received reserve champion Grade Western gelding with this horse.

Makayla Jordan placed tenth in the saddle and gaited geldings class.

Madison Alford placed first in showmanship for 14-15 year olds, fifth in western pleasure and participated in the trail class.

Makayla Jordan placed fifth in the saddle horse pleasure (no cantor, flat shod) class, ninth in the racking horse (flat shod) class and ninth in western pleasure.

Robby Ellis placed tenth in pole bending, second in barrel racing and participated in the stake race.

Mara Shelton placed sixth in barrel racing and participated in the stake race.

Carly Smith participated in barrel racing. Callie Windham placed fifth in barrel racing.

Congratulations to each of these 4-H'ers. They made Neshoba County proud.


• July 22 - 4-H Pet Show, 10:00 a.m., Neshoba County Nursing Home.

• July 23 - Fair numbers must be claimed and sign up for fair Exhibit Hall by Noon today.

• July 25 - Aug. 1 - Neshoba County Fair.

• July 25 - Check in Exhibits at Exhibit Hall, 8-11:30 a.m.

• July 28 - Check in Beef Cattle, 8-11:30 a.m.

• July 29 - Beef Show, 9:00 a.m., Livestock Show Arena.

• July 30 - Check in Dairy Cattle, 8-11:30 a.m.

• July 30 - Pretty Cow Contest, 5:30 p.m., Livestock Show Arena.

• July 31 - Dairy Show, 9:00 a.m., Livestock Show Arena.

• July 31 - Check in Sheep and Goats, 8-11:30 a.m.

• Aug. 1 - Sheep Show, 9 a.m., Livestock Show Arena.

• Aug. 1 - Goat Show, Immediately Following Sheep Show, Livestock Show Arena.

• Aug. 1 - Check out exhibits from Exhibit Hall, 3-4:30 p.m.

• Aug. 2-3 - State Shooting Sports Discipline Certification, Cleveland.

Until next week, get into 4-H!