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4-H County Medal winners are honored at Achievement Night

By Nancy Lambert
Saline County 4-H
updated: 10/26/2018 11:02 AM

4-H County Medal and Blue Award winners were recognized at the Saline County 4-H Achievement Night ceremony, held on Oct. 15 at the Harrisburg Middle School.

County medals are awarded based on outstanding efforts toward accomplishing the objectives of the individual project areas. To receive a County Medal, 4-H members must be enrolled in the project area during the current year and must demonstrate outstanding effort and commitment to the project on the application. Very deserving members receive these medals.

4-H County Medal winners for the 2017-2018 4-H Year are: Wyatt Arnold, small engines; Karson Baird, swine; Devin Carlile, dairy cattle; Emma Carlile, animal science; Zane Carlile, rabbits; Joel Glenn, woodworking; Taylor Hale, Achievement Year Focus; Logan Hunt, beef; Rachel Lands, aerospace, environment & natural resources and forestry; Tate Miller, horse & pony; Shelby Pribble, veterinary science; Lillian Siler, visual arts; Madison Sisney, environment & natural resources, shooting sports and veterinary science; Lena Stokich, dairy goat, horse & pony; Adriana Vinyard, dog care & training, food & nutrition and horse & pony; Kailyn Williams, cake decorating, goat, and interior design; Drake Wilson, animal science and mechanics & technology; and Sierra Wilson, beef and citizenship.

Members are eligible to receive a medal in any award area only once. Previous medal winners who have continued to achieve outstanding efforts in their project area receive a County Blue Award.

County Blue Award winners are: Trevor Hale, agriculture; Tristen Hale, beef; Callie Oxford, community service and leadership; Lillian Siler, food & nutrition, photography and public speaking; Madison Sisney, food, nutrition & health, photography, poultry, public Speaking and visual arts; Drake Wilson, beef; and Sierra Wilson, dog care & training.

Manners and Table Etiquette Workshop

Saline County 4-H is hosting a Manners & Table Etiquette Workshop at the extension office on Nov. 12. University of Illinois Extension and Saline County 4-H welcomes Mrs. Marilyn Ellis to the office for this Unit 24 workshop. Mrs. Ellis will teach us proper table manners and etiquette, as well as courtesy at dinner and in conversations. Using good manners shows respect to others. With two big occasions coming up when families and friends gather -- Thanksgiving and Christmas -- what better time to learn good manners.

The free workshop is open to youths 8 and up, but RSVP to the Extension Office in Harrisburg at (618) 252-8391 by Nov. 5.

After the workshop, we will have a potluck meal to practice our good manners. Please bring a dish or two to share with all.

Federation News

The next meeting of the Saline County 4-H Federation is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at the U of I Extension Office, following the Manners & Table Etiquette Workshop. At our last meeting, we decided to support WADI by collecting food items for Thanksgiving Dinner baskets. Bring items to the Extension Office by Nov. 12. Items requested are cranberry sauce/canned fruit, green beans, corn, stuffing mix, boxed/canned potatoes (instant mashed, scalloped, au gratin, sweet potatoes), brownie/cookie mixes, and macaroni & cheese. At the meeting, we will plan our Christmas Party and January date to volunteer at Heaven's Kitchen.

• University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact U of I Extension at (618) 252-8391.