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January 10, 2019

All Palo Alto 4-Hers/Clover Kids, families, & friends are invited to a 4-H Ice Skating Party to be held at the Grotto Pond in West Bend on Sunday, Feb. 3rd from 2:00-4:00 PM.  Cost will be $3.00 + $2.00 for skate rental/person to be paid upon arrival and directly to the rink.  Transportation will not be provided – carpooling in encouraged.  A waiver will be required for all skaters (youth and adults).  If you question whether the event is going to be held just call 515-887-rink on the 3rd and listen to the message on the answering machine or check their Facebook page – Grotto Ice Rink.

December 18, 2018

The annual 4-H Lock-In for all Palo Alto County 4-Hers will be held Saturday, January 26th from 7:00-midnight at the Arthur & Audrey Smith Wellness Center in Emmetsburg.  Chaperones will be needed.  Everyone will be responsible for his/her own transportation to and from the center.  This event is only for 4-H members.  Cost is $12/person.  Pre-registration is required.  Deadlline to register will be January 23rd.  All registered participants will receive a letter/email with more details.  Mark your calendar now and plan to attend this fun event!

December 17, 2018

Palo Alto County Extension with the help of the Palo Alto County Hospital will again be sponsoring a Babysitting Clinic for all youth ages 10 and up.  The program will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16th from 9:00-4:00 at the VFW in Emmetsburg.  Cost to participate is $25 to cover materials, lunch, and snacks.  Sessions will include Basic First Aid/CPR, Babysitting Responsibilities, Basic Care, and Safe Play.  Session will include hands-on activities and take home materials.  Pre-registration is required and is due Feb. 8th.  This will be the only one offered in 2019.

December 14, 2018

Mark your calendars! – Saturday, Feb. 2nd from 9:45AM-3:00PM @ ILCC – see attached flyer.  Cost is $5 per participant.  ALL 4-H/FFA members and accompanying adults are welcome to participate for the $5 fee.  Deadline to register is January 24th.  Sessions will include Beefing Up! with Tammy Chapman, RD; Calving Simulator – ISU College of Vet Medicine & Dr. Dan Berkland, Sibley Vet Clinic; How do You Score? with Dr. Beth Doran, ISUEO Beef Specialist & Mark Jensen, ILCC Beef Instructor; andYou Be the Judge with Mike Anderson, 4-H Livestock Specialist & Lisa Berkland, 4-H Specialist.  Please note – we are not able to grant YQCA credit for attending this event.

December 14, 2018

4-H 202 Iowa Livestock Show Requirements has been updated for 2019.  Please use this version to answer any livestock eligibility questions.

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