April 17, 2019

4-H Bicycle Rodeo

The annual 4-H Bicycle Rodeo is set for Monday, April 29th at the Oakland Lutheran Church parking lot beginning at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is due by noon the day of the contest so we have enough score sheets and safety quizzes prepared. Clover Kids are very welcome to take part in this contest, as we want them to learn and practice good riding skills. The Bicycle Rodeo consists of the participants riding through four courses and taking safety quiz. Those that have limited reading skills will appreciate having the quiz read to the group. Hope to hear from you when you call 402-374-2929 to sign up!


Babysitting Clinic – Lyons Auditorium

A three-day Babysitting Clinic will be held in Lyons at the Lyons Auditorium. The after-school sessions will run from 3:45-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, Tuesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 9. All students in grades 3-6 are welcome to attend. Please call Nebraska Extension at 402-374-2929 to register by April 29. After hours please leave a voicemail with the name and spelling of the student wanting to attend, parent (s) name, town, grade and emergency phone number.


Fair Pavilion Bench Plaque Donation

If you’re looking for a way to make your mark on the Burt County Fairgrounds, look no further! The Burt County Fair Foundation is expanding the open-air pavilion on the fairgrounds and they are in need of sturdy benches for the addition (similar to the ones outside the Bill Larson Building on the Fairgrounds).

Individuals, families, businesses and 4-H and FFA groups are welcome to purchase a plaque for $250. This will purchase about one fourth of a bench so there will be several plaques on each bench. The plaques are 8”x6” and can consist of up to 100 words and/or artwork.

Order forms are available in the Extension Office and they can be mailed along with a check made out to Burt County Fair Foundation to Jason Penke, 1381 Co Rd 21, Craig, NE 68019 or email your plaque information and logo to jason.penke@cvacoop.com  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve the Burt County Fairgrounds.


3 D Printing Workshop

Infinite 8, a new store in Fremont has offered free workshops on up and coming technology. The next one is on 3D Printing and it will be held. Wednesday, April 24th, 5:30pm, 544 N Main Street. These workshops are free and open to the public. Check it out!

Flood Assistance & Information

Nebraska Extension is your trusted source for flood-related information. Our campus and county-based experts at the University of Nebraska are ready to help you get the answers you need. The website includes resources for families & individuals, homeowners, businesses & communities, and agriculture. Additional resources include; first steps to flood recovery, well water after a flood, and flooding & stored grain. The website continues to be updated regularly as resources become available. For flood-related information, go to: https://flood.unl.edu/ If you don’t need this information, please share with others that may.



The Nebraska 4-H Foundation has created a Flood Relief Fund

to support children, youth and families impacted by the recent storms and floods.  

Another fund that may be of interest to 4-H families and friends.  The 4-H’ers Helping

4-H’ers Fund offers a giving opportunity to 4-H clubs and councils as well as individuals and businesses to support 4-H youth and families. Information on both funds is available on the Nebraska 4-H Foundation website: www.ne4hfoundation.org If you have questions or need additional information, please call or email Stu Shepherd at sshepherd3@unl.edu


Raise Your Hand

Again in 2019, National 4-H Council will be facilitating a national Raise Your Hand campaign. The campaign will be held from April 1 through May 15. Similar to previous years, there will be cash prizes for the top three states ($20K, $10K, and $5K). However, this year there will be a few changes to the competition: The winning states will be determined by the number of hands raised as a percentage of their state population.

Raise Your Hand here -----> www.4-H.org/RaiseYourHand