4-H

The Blue Group met June 26 at the Letcher Community Center. President Brady Larson called the meeting to order. Roll call was taken with 21 members present. The pledges were given.
Items of business were as follows: Members meet at the Letcher Community Center on July 6 at 1 p.m. for a picture with Central Electric receiving a donation of $3,500 for their playground community project.  There will be a sewing project day at Janet’s on July 14. The club’s project day will be July 12 at the 4-H building starting at 9:30 a.m. Members must sign up if planning on attending, with a morning and afternoon session to be offered. Sanborn County livestock judging school will be July 25. A club fun day is scheduled at Splash Central in Huron on Aug. 13. The club will provide admission for members and lunch afterwards. Adults and non-members will cost $5 each to swim and $5 to eat.
Camp reports were given by Delaney and Cannon Zoss, Toby, Caleb and Riley Kneen, Teagen Moody, Tori Hoffman, Miley Adams and Shay Bechen.
Cannon Zoss gave a talk on “Steer Riding Gear.”

Director Butch Morrison (left) and General Manager Ken Schlimgen (right) present the check to the 4-H Blue Group members and group leaderJanet Maeschen.

Director Butch Morrison (left) and General Manager Ken Schlimgen (right) present the check to the 4-H Blue Group members and group leaderJanet Maeschen.

Letcher — The Town and Kountry Kids Blue Group received a $3,500 grant from the Central Electric Cooperative Operation Round-Up program for a playground area.
The playground area is being constructed next to the expanded community center. Prior to this area, children were playing close to the road and cars. Also, the area had been an undeveloped space on Letcher’s Main Street. The new fence and rock add an aesthetic appeal to the heart of town.
In addition to the Operation Round-Up grant, the project received funding from the City of Letcher and community support during fundraising events.

…To read more about the program and see another picture, pick up this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

Competing in the 2017 Sanborn County Horse Show on June 26 were, front row, left to right: Cannon Zoss, Kadyn Turner, Henry Hunter, Aubrey Moody, Layton Zoss; back row: Delaney Zoss, Caycee Guinn, Catherine Bechen, Taryn Guinn and Bailey Feistner.

Competing in the 2017 Sanborn County Horse Show on June 26 were, front row, left to right: Cannon Zoss, Kadyn Turner, Henry Hunter, Aubrey Moody, Layton Zoss; back row: Delaney Zoss, Caycee Guinn, Catherine Bechen, Taryn Guinn and Bailey Feistner.

The Sanborn County Horse Show was held on Monday, June 26, at the 4-H Horse Arena in Forestburg with Julie Davidson of Parkston as judge. Results from the Sanborn County 4-H Horse Show are as follows:
Junior English Showmanship: Purple – Bailey Feistner (Grand Champion);
Beginner English Showmanship: Blue – Delaney Zoss (Grand Champion);
Junior Hunt Seat Equitation: Blue – Bailey Feistner;
Beginner Hunt Seat Equitation: Blue – Delaney Zoss;
Senior Western Showmanship: Red – Catherine Bechen;
Junior Western Showmanship: Purple – Bailey Feistner (Grand Champion), Red – Taryn Guinn, White – Caycee Guinn;
Junior Pony Western Showmanship: Purple – Bailey Feistner (Grand Champion), Red – Henry Hunter.
Beginner Western Showmanship: Blue – Delaney Zoss (Grand Champion), Red – Aubrey Moody, Kadyn Turner, Cannon Zoss, Layton Zoss;
Beginner Pony Western Showmanship: Blue – Delaney Zoss (Grand Champion), Red – Cannon Zoss;
Senior Stock Seat Equitation: Blue – Catherine Bechen;
Junior Stock Seat Equitation: Purple – Bailey Feistner, Red – Taryn Guinn;
Beginner Stock Seat Equitation: Purple – Delaney Zoss, Blue – Aubrey Moody, Red – Cannon Zoss, White – Layton Zoss;
Beginner Pony Stock Seat Equitation: Blue – Delaney Zoss, White – Cannon Zoss;
Senior Ranch Riding: White – Catherine Bechen;
Junior Ranch Riding: Purple – Delaney Zoss, Bailey Feistner, Red – Taryn Guinn, White – Layton Zoss;
Junior Reining: Blue – Bailey Feistner, Taryn Guinn, Red – Aubrey Moody, Delaney Zoss;
Senior Trail: Blue – Catherine Bechen;
Junior Trail: Purple – Taryn Guinn, Blue – Delaney Zoss, Red – Bailey Feistner, Cannon Zoss;
Beginner Flag Racing: Purple – Aubrey Moody (7.34), Blue –  Layton Zoss (14.91), White – Kadyn Turner (NT), Cannon Zoss (NT), Delaney Zoss (NT);
Junior Barrel Racing: Purple – Aubrey Moody (17.59), Caycee Guinn (17.93), Blue –  Taryn Guinn (19.19), Red – Bailey Feistner (22.18), Kadyn Turner (23.81), White – Cannon Zoss (NT), Layton Zoss (NT);
Junior Pony Barrel Racing: Red – Delaney Zoss (31.40);
Junior Pole Bending: Purple – Bailey Feistner (31.07 + 5), Kadyn Turner (37.31), Blue – Taryn Guinn (30.94 + 15), Layton Zoss (45.18), White – Caycee Guinn (NT), Cannon Zoss (NT), Aubrey Moody (NT);
Junior Pony Pole Bending: Purple – Delaney Zoss (32.88).
The State 4-H Horse Show will be held July 17-19 in Huron at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.

…See more pictures of the Horse Show in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.