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Helping Horses in Hot Weather – Submitted by: Charlie Powell

Equine specialists at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital are urging Inland Northwest horse owners to be a little more cautious with triple digit temperatures. Especially of concern is dehydration. Horses, unlike some other animals, have sweat glands all over their bodies. This can cause horses to lose electolytes, in addition to potential dehydration. For prevention tips and how to spot dehydration in horses, visit


State 4-H Fair

The Extension Office has passes which are to be used by 4-H members to attend State 4-H Fair as qualified exhibitors representing our county. Please let us know of those members who are planning to participate at the State 4-H Fair.  They will receive two gate passes. One of the passes is for their official chaperone. Each State Fair exhibitor must complete Form 1.01m, Exhibitor Information Form. It is available on the State 4-H Fair website:, which is also where you will find the 4-H Fair Exhibitor Guide. Please send your completed form to the State 4-H Fair Office prior to the 4-H member’s fair participation date.


If the exhibitor is participating on multiple days, they should go to the State 4-H Pass/Manager’s Office to request additional pairs of passes they are entitled to receive. Passes are not necessary for those individuals who are mailing still life exhibits only, or bringing still life exhibitors to the fairgrounds on opening day, September 1, 2017.


Questions should be directed to the WSU POC Extension Office at: 509-447-2401, or the State 4-H Fair Office at: 253-445-4630.



The WA State 4-H Fair will be hosting a talent showcase at the 2017 fair.  They hope to receive lots of interest in this event. Please see the flyer attached for more information:  TALENT SHOWCASE 2017


4-H Youth in Action Awards – $5,000 Scholarship

Every 4-H’er has a story, and every story is worth telling! The 4-H Youth in Action Awards Program is a premier opportunity for your youth to share their stories of how 4-H has changed their lives and how they have, in turn, impacted others. To learn more about the qualifications and application process, please visit or email any questions to


Stuff the Bus

Please help YES (Youth Emergency Services) and our 4-H clubs “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies for the needy kids in our community. Bring your donations to the Fair in August where a school bus, ready to be “stuffed”, will be parked to collect the items. Thanks for your help with this worthwhile project!  See the attached flyer for more information:  YES-StufftheBus


Reminder to Leaders

To have club or other 4-H event information posted to the County Extension website “Calendar” send the following information to Dixie at:

  1. Name of event
  2. Short summary of activities
  3. Sponsor of event
  4. Location (Please include street address with town and zip code.)
  5. Time (Beginning and ending)
  6. Cost
  7. Contact phone number for more information

Postings will be added to the calendar within 2-3 days of receipt of information so please send information well in advance of your event.




(Only 15% of you have logged any hours in 2017!) 

If you can’t remember your username and password or need assistance using the website, please contact Dixie at 509 447-6453 or Dixie will be more than glad to assist you.


Leader Council

The next Leader Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 10.  It will begin at 6:30pm at the WSU Extension Office located at 227 S Garden Ave., Newport WA.  Please see the minutes from the July meeting, and the most current Treasurer’s Report attached:  4H Leader Council Mtg Min – 07-20-17    4H Leader Council Treasurer Reprt – 07-20-17