Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H students take part in a recent outing.

Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H students take part in a recent outing.

Rose Lake/Miocene learns about judging

The last Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H meeting we had was packed full of information that I am excited to tell you about. So let’s get to it!

Hello fellow citizens of Williams Lake and area!

The last Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H meeting we had was packed full of information that I am excited to tell you about. So let’s get to it!

First, I would like to acknowledge the passing of a former beef leader, Rob Starr. Although I did not know him personally, I have heard the many great things that he has done for our club over the years.

We are all saddened over the loss of a devoted member, and friend.

The next thing we discussed was the 4-H poster competition.

Every 4-H member is required to make a poster advertising our Annual 4-H Show and Sale.

The poster must have all the dates, locations and sale items listed on the poster. The goal when making your poster is to make it original, eye grabbing, and informational.

The posters will then be judged and marked. Ribbons will be given for the best posters and then all posters will be hung around town.

Posters are due at the May meeting. I’m sure you’ll find these posters in many local businesses around town.

We are proud to announce that one of our members, Kate Barnett, competed in the Prospect 2000 show in Kamloops.

She competed with her Charlois cross steer, Macklemore, and won third in weight class and reserve champion in showmanship.

She commented on her experience by saying “It was a lot of fun!”

Congratulations Kate!

One of our fundraisers has been launched which is the Tupperware fundraiser.

Very generously, this fundraiser gives back 40 per cent of the proceeds to our 4-H club. There are all sorts of Tupperware containers from big to small, tall to wide, and all different colours.

If anyone is interested in buying or checking out some Tupperware, contact the Rose Lake Miocene 4-H club and we’ll help you out. This fundraiser ends April 23, so if you are interested, act quickly!

We also had the beef group give us a great demonstration on how to judge market steers and the language to use when judging them.

On April 27, our club had a practice judging rally in preparation for judging rallies later in the year. Our club participates and we help the clover buds and new members get the hang of judging each project.

A judging rally is like a competition where all 4-H members have a judging card and they all judge each project according to market qualities.

For example, if you are judging market swine, you will be looking at four finished market hogs. Your job is to put them in order from best to worst and then explain your placements by comparing them to each other.

These judging cards, once completed, are given to the leader of the project you’re judging and are then marked.

Senior members have to give oral presentations about their project as well as written judging cards.

Our Easter Petting zoo held at the Botanio Mall was very successful. I met many fellow 4-H supporters there! There were lots of animals around for everyone to check out and a ton of cakes to win in the cake walk. We even had an appearance from the Easter Bunny!

I hope you all had an awesome Easter holiday!


Just Posted

Williams Lake First Nations Chief Willie Sellars leads the May 28 ceremony. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake First Nation turns to ceremony, one another in search of healing

A small, private ceremony will be held at St. Joseph’s Mission June 6

Sugar Cane Archaeology archaeologists Tina Herd, left, and Whitney Spearing, title and rights manager for Williams Lake First Nation. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Archaeological assessments underway at Cariboo Memorial Hospital expansion site

Sugar Cane Archaeology testing green space and corner of parking lot

Williams Lake river valley June 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
VIDEO: Williams Lake river valley 2020 flood repairs continue

The Tribune toured the area on June 10, 2021

An RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Off-duty officer intervenes following road rage incident

Two men involved in verbal altercation outside Mile 108 Elementary

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The BC Ferries website went down for a short while Monday morning following a provincial announcement that recreational travel between health authorities can resume Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ website crashes in wake of provincial reopening announcement

Website back up now, recreational travel between health regions to resume as of Tuesday

The Kamloops Indian Residential School is photographed using a drone in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, June, 14, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former school earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Communities grapple with what to do with former residential and day schools

Some tear them down as a tool to help healing, others repurpose them as tools for moving forward

FILE – Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. officials watching U.K.’s Delta variant struggles, ‘may need to slow’ plan going forward

Studies show that one dose of vaccine is only 33 per cent effective in preventing B.1.617.2 spread

RCMP Const. Shelby Patton is shown in this undated handout photo. RCMP say that Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over on Saturday morning in Wolseley, east of Regina. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, RCMP
Pair charged in Saskatchewan Mountie’s death make first court appearance

Const. Shelby Patton was hit by an allegedly stolen truck that he had pulled over Saturday morning

David and Collet Stephan leave for a break during an appeal hearing in Calgary on Thursday, March 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Appeal Court rejects stay for Alberta couple facing third trial in son’s death

Pair accused in their earlier trials of not seeking medical attention for their son sooner

Highway notices like this come down effective June 14. Public health restrictions on non-essential travel and commercial operation have hit local businesses in every corner of B.C. (B.C. government)
Province-wide travel back on in B.C.’s COVID-19 restart plan

Gathering changes include up to 50 people for outdoor events

Calgary Stampeders’ Jerome Messam leaps over a tackle during second half CFL western semifinal football action in Calgary, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
CFL football will be played this summer in Canada

Governors vote unanimously in favour to start the ‘21 campaign on Aug. 5

Most Read