The 4-H Pet Show will be Tuesday, July 23 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.

STATE 4-H HORSE

SHOW RESULTS

In horse judging competition our junior team placed second and our senior team placed sixth. The junior team was consisting of members Madison Alford, Micaela Beason, Reece Craft and Mara Shelton. Individually Mara placed first, Madison placed eighth, Micaela placed tenth and Reece placed 24th. The senior team was consisting of members Cody Cheatham, Elizabeth Craft and Lane Miles. Individually Elizabeth placed twelfth, Cody placed 24th and Lane placed 30th.

Lane Miles participated in Ranch Trail this year. In Ranch Sorting Neshoba County had several teams competing. They were Team 1 consisting of Hunter Beason and Micaela Beason, Team 2 consisting of Ragan Crawford and Hannah Turk, Team 3 consisting of Victoria Copeland and Mara Shelton, Team 4 consisting of Robby Ellis and Lane Miles, Team 5 consisting of Elizabeth Craft and Reece Craft and Team 6 consisting of Arianna Barrier and Kyleigh Laughlin.

In the pony mares class for ponies 48 inches and under Kyleigh Laughlin placed fifth. Makayla Jordan exhibited her horse in the registered Quarter horse 4 year old and older mares class.

In the Grade Western horses over 52 inches 4 year old and older mares Micaela Beason placed fifth. In the registered Paint 4 year old and older mares class Elizabeth Craft placed first and Makayla Jordan placed third. With this horse of Elizabeth's she later was awarded the Grand Champion Paint mare. In the Grade Western horse over 52 inches 4 year old and older geldings class Carly Smith placed fifth.

In speed events Neshoba County's participation was as follows. In Pole Bending for ponies 48 inches and under for youth ages 8-13 Reece Craft placed second. In Pole Bending for horses youth ages 8-11 Arianna Barrier placed 10th. In Pole Bending for horses youth ages 12-13 Victoria Copeland placed eighth and Mara Shelton also participated.

In Barrel Racing for ponies 48 inches and under for youth ages 8-13 Reece Craft placed second. In Barrel Racing for ponies 48-52 inches youth ages 8-13 Robby Ellis placed fifth. In Barrel Racing for horses youth ages 12-13 Victoria Copeland and Mara Shelton participated. In Barrel Racing for horses youth ages 16-18 Hannah Turk participated.

In the Stake Race for ponies 48 inches and under for youth ages 8-13 Reece Craft placed seventh. In the Stake Race for ponies 48-52 inches youth ages 8-13 Robby Ellis participated. In the Stake Race for horses youth ages 8-11 Arianna Barrier participated.

Congratulations to each of these 4-H'ers and their families. They work hard and are to be commended for these fine results. Congratulate them when you see them.

UPCOMING EVENTS

• July 23 - 4-H Pet Show, 10 a.m., Neshoba County Nursing Home.

• July 24 - Fair Numbers Must be Picked up by Noon to Enter Exhibits in Exhibit Hall.

• July 26-August 2 - Neshoba County Fair.

• July 26 - Check in Exhibits at Exhibit Hall, 8-11:30 a.m., Neshoba County Fairgrounds.

Until next week, get into 4-H!