We are in the heart of summer and 4-H'ers are involved in all kinds of activities. Some of those consist of 4-H contests. Please read the following on shooting sports and the annual 4-H Pet Show. Also this week we have Callie Windham and Madison Alford competing in the Regional 4-H Horse Show in Raleigh, North Carolina.



MISSISSIPPI 4-H

SHOOTING SPORTS INVITATIONAL

This year Neshoba County had two 4-H'ers competing in the Mississippi 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational. They were Lane Miles in the archery discipline and Elizabeth Craft in the rifle discipline. Lane placed 15th and Elizabeth placed 33rd.

4-H PET SHOW

This year we had eleven participants in the 2014 4-H Pet Show held at the Neshoba County Nursing Home. Nine were 4-H'ers and two were residents of the nursing home.

They were Brian Pace with a miniature Dachshund named Misty, Payton Skinner with a mixed breed Lab named Shiloh, Ty Skinner with a Red Heeler named Maggie, Ava Skinner with a mixed breed Lab named Myra, Hadleigh Skinner with a Chihuahua named Zoey, Erstle Chisolm with a Golden Retriever named Ayla, Lucille Herrington with a Pomeranian named Maggie Mae, Helen Beason with a Basset Hound named Emmy Rose, Landon Beason with an English Shepherd named Jewel, Haygen Baysinger with a Golden Retriever named Champ and Logan Baysinger with a Red Heeler named Duke. Judges for this show were Nursing Home residents Liz Perry, Mildred Rushing and Dorothy Eaves.

Results were as follows: In best dressed dog class Lucille Herrington placed first, Logan Baysinger placed second and Helen Beason placed third. In most unusual pet class Brian Pace placed first, Ava Skinner placed second and Helen Beason placed third. In the cutest pet class Ava Skinner placed first, Erstle Chisolm placed second and Brian Pace placed first. In the most obedient class Erstle Chisolm placed first, Helen Beason placed second and Landon Beason placed third. In the largest dog class Landon Beason placed first, Haygen placed second and Erstle Chisolm placed third. In the smallest dog class Brian Pace placed first, Hadleigh Skinner placed third. Best of Show honors went to Landon Beason with his English Shepherd.

Congratulations to each of these exhibitors and their pets. We appreciate your participation and for all the pet therapy you give to the residents of the Neshoba County Nursing Home.

• 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 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!