Rio Blanco County 4H achievement night awards

The 2011 4-H achievement night was recently celebrated in Meeker and Sunday last in Rangely, with great participation at both ends of the county.
The 2011 4-H achievement night was recently celebrated in Meeker and Sunday last in Rangely, with great participation at both ends of the county.

2011/2012 Meeker Council officers:
President Taylor Neilson
Vice President Macy Collins
Secretary Nicole Hilkey
Reporter Emily Eliasen
Treasurer Faith Ann Goedert
Historian Kolbi Franklin
Council representatives Derek Nielsen, Daylon Nielsen and Sarina Goedert
Pledge leader Kaleb Nielsen
Council advisors Marci Nielsen, Kathy Collins and Heather Franklin

2011/2012 Rangely Council officers:
President Tessa Slagle
Vice President Brittany Babineaux
Secretary Kaylee Mecham
Reporter Phalon Osborn
Treasurer Samantha Lapp
Historian Kaycee Lapp
Pledge leaders Shauna Lapp and Caitlyn Ducey
Senators Layne Mecham and Antoinette Dorris

Club completion awards:
100 percent award (100 percent of members completed their projects):
Sheep and Goat Club
Meeker Beef
Cake Decorating
White River Swine
Makin’ Bacon
Rangely Scrappin’ Chix

75 percent award (75 percent of members completed their projects):
Cackling Hoppers
Jr. Officer’s Club
Smoke Alarm Chefs
Sweet Sewing Sisters
Fish Buddies Sports Fishing
Panther Country

Community pride awards:
The following clubs participated in a community pride project.
Meeker Council
Rangely Council
Sheepgrowers
Meeker Shooting Sports
Meeker Beef Club
The Cackling Hoppers
Junior Officer Wildlife Club
White River Swine
Makin’ Bacon
Panther County
Muddy Mutts Dog Club
Fish Buddies

Livestock record book award winners:
Horse record book senior champion: Shelby Neiberger. Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau

Horse record book senior reserve champion: Sydney Hughes, Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau

Horse record book junior champion: Madison Kindler. Award donated by Avis’ Village Floral

Horse record book junior reserve champion: Phalon Osborne Award donated by Avis’ Village Floral and Moon Lake Electric

Beef record book senior champion: Shelby Neiberger. Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau

Beef record book senior reserve champion: Taylor Neilson. Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau

Beef record book intermediate champion: Madison Shults. Award donated by David and Karen Arnold

Beef record book intermediate reserve champion: Antoinette Dorris. Award donated by David and Karen Arnold

Beef record book junior champion: Pake Burke. Award donated by Avis’ Village Floral

Beef record book junior reserve: Samantha Lapp. Award donated by Avis’ Village Floral

Breeding beef record book: Macy Collins. Award donated by RBC Abstract

Dairy cattle record book: Grant Sanderson. Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau

Sheep record book senior champion: Aly Ridings. Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau

Sheep record book senior reserve: Taylor Neilson. Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau

Sheep record book intermediate champion: Justyne Dembowski. Award donated by Walter and Patty Powell

Sheep record book intermediate reserve champion: Katye Allred. Award donated by Walter and Patty Powell

Sheep record book junior champion: Tannen Kennedy. Award donated by Alvin and Linda Jones

Sheep record book junior reserve champion: Macy Collins. Award donated by Alvin and Linda Jones

Breeding sheep record book: Taylor Neilson. Award donated by Alliance Energy

Swine record book senior champion: Brittany Babineaux. Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau

Swine record book senior reserve champion: Tessa Slagle. Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau

Swine record book intermediate champion: Madison Shults. Award donated by Danny and Amanda Arnold

Swine record book intermediate reserve champion: Katelyn Brown. Award donated by Danny and Amanda Arnold

Swine record book junior champion: Tannen Kennedy. Award donated by Alvin and Linda Jones

Swine record book junior reserve champion: Phalon Osoborne. Award donated by Alvin and Linda Jones

Goat record book senior champion:: Torie Slagle. Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau

Goat record book senior reserve champion: Tessa Slagle. Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau

Goat Record Book intermediate champion: Troy Allred. Award donated by Roxie Leischer

Goat record book intermediate reserve championmpion: Kaylee Mecham. Award donated by Roxie Leischer

Goat record book junior champion: Macy Collins. Award donated by Bill and Gail Palmer

Goat Record Book Junior Reserve Champion: Allana and Alexis Wiley. Award donated by Bill and Gail Palmer

Breeding Goat Record Book: Macy Collins. Award donated by FNBR Meeker

Dog Record Book intermediate champion: Caitlyn Ducey. Award donated by McGuire Auto Parts

Dog record book intermediate reserve championmpion: Keyla Trujillo. Award donated by McGuire Auto Parts

Dog record book junior champion: Macy Collins. Award donated by FNBR Meeker

Dog Record Book Junior Reserve Champion: Matilda Brown. Award donated by FNBR Meeker

Rabbit record book senior champion: Sydney Hughes. Award donated by Alvin and Linda Jones

Rabbit Record Book intermediate champion: Caitlyn Ducey. Award donated by David and Karen Arnold

Rabbit record book intermediate reserve championmpion: Maggie Phelan. Award donated by David and Karen Arnold

Rabbit record book junior champion: Macy Collins. Award donated by Bill and Gail Palmer

Poultry record book senior champion: Sydney Hughes. Award donated by Eggland’s Best

Poultry Record Book intermediate champion: Antoinette Dorris. Award donated by Brian and Anne Urie

Poultry record book intermediate reserve champion: Faith Ann Goedert. Award donated by Brian and Anne Urie

Poultry record book junior champion: Mary Baylie. Award donated by Alvin and Linda Jones

Poultry record book junior reserve champion: Evan Long. Award donated by Alvin and Linda Jones

Livestock record book top placings
Champion beef: Shelby Neiberger
Reserve champion beef: Madison Shults

Champion sheep: Aly Ridings
Reserve champion sheep: Tannen Kennedy

Champion swine: Brittany Babineaux
Reserve champion swine: Tessa Slagle

Champion goat: Torie Slagle
Reserve champion goat: Tessa Slagle

Champion rabbit: Caitlyn Ducey
Reserve champion rabbit: Macy Collins

Champion poultry: Antoinette Dorris
Reserve champion poultry: Mary Baylie

Champion horse: Shelby Neiberger
Reserve champion horse: Madison Kindler

Champion dog: Macy Collins
Reserve champion dog: Caitlyn Ducey

Special livestock awards
Outstanding senior livestock award: Torie Slagle. Donated by Bill Ekstrom and Bill Jordan

Top livestock judge awards:
Senior livestock judge: Maclaine Shults
Junior livestock judge: Maddison Shults
Donated by Clint and Tera Shults

Supreme swine award:
Three-way tie between Kenzie Turner, Casey Turner and Taylor Morris. On behalf of The White River Swine Club and Mark and Julie Cook.

Edna Winslett: Zingheim Memorial Sheep Award
Taylor Neilson

RBC woolgrower’s awards
Macy Collins: supreme goat producer award, tied for 1st and 2nd supreme lamb, tied for lamb producer award
Kelsie Gross: tied for 1st and 2nd supreme lamb, tied for lamb producer award
Kaylynn Dunham: lamb producer exceptional interview special award and long dock award
Ty Dunham: 3rd supreme lamb and producer and long dock award
Ariah Adams: long dock award
Amber Holding: long dock award
Sydney Hughes: long dock award
Uri Goedert: long dock award
Mason Scritchfield: long dock award
Lathrop Hughes: long dock award
Sam Nieslanik: long dock award
Abby Morgan: long dock award
Samuel Baylie: audacity to enter award
Mary Baylie: audacity to enter award
Alanna Wiley: 2nd supreme goat
Troy Allred: 3rd supreme goat
Ethan Allred: audacity to enter award
Jake Smith: audacity to enter award
Kacie Lapp: audacity to enter award
Cheyenne Steele: audacity to enter award
Kaylee Mecham: audacity to enter award
Alexis Wiley: audacity to enter award
Tessa Slagle: audacity to enter award
Torrie Slagle: audacity to enter award

Beef awards
Beef incentive award: Samantha Lapp
All-around market beef champion: Kolbi Franklin. On behalf of the Rio Blanco County Cattlewomen

General project awards:
Champion cake decorating: Mary Baylie. Donated by Swanky’s Hair, Nail and Massage Salon and Rocky Mountain Hair Benders

Reserve champion cake decorating: Jacob and Tevin Pelloni. Donated by Swanky’s Hair, Nail and Massage Salon and Rocky Mountain Hair Benders

Co-champions food: Nicole Hilkey and Emily Eliasen. Donated by Jerry and Mary Ann Seely

Champion clothing construction: Gracie Bradfield. Donated by RBC Abstract and Peggy Shults

Reserve champion clothing construction: Sarina Goedert. Donated by RBC Abstract and Peggy Shults

Champion scrapbooking: Kinzy Burke. Donated by RBC Abstract

Champion scrapbooking: Jennifer Kincher. Donated by RBC Abstract

Champion leathercraft: Kenzie Turner. Donated by Klenda’s Custom Saddlery

Reserve champion leathercraft: Casey Turner. Donated by Klenda’s Custom Saddlery

Champion wildlife: Julia Eskelson. Donated by The Bistro

Reserve champion wildlife: Mason Scritchfield. Donated by The Bistro
General project outstanding exhibitor junior: Kale Burke. Donated by EnCana Oil and Gas

General project outstanding exhibitor intermediate: Kinzy Burke. Donated by EnCana Oil and Gas

General project outstanding exhibitor senior: JC Henderson. Donated by EnCana Oil and Gas

Shooting sports awards:
Rich Ruchti Memorial Award: Ellie Anderson. Donated by Eleanor Ruchti Carter

Most improved in shooting sports award: Tell Blanke. Donated by Chris Uphoff

Overall shooting sports record book: Kale Burke. Donated by Keith Fitzgibbons of Valley Hardware

Reporter awards:
Meeker: Macy Collins
Rangely: Katye Allred
4-H Foundation awards:
Rangely outstanding junior member: Sam Lapp
Rangely outstanding intermediate member: Caitlyn Ducey
Rangely outstanding senior member: Jake Smith
Junior leader award: Kelsie Gross
Danforth Award: Torie Slagle
*No members from Meeker completed the “outstanding member” nomination form to be eligible for the foundation awards.

Leader-of-the-year award
Meeker: Diane Lange, Sweet Sewing Sisters Clothing Construction
Rangely: Bonnie Long, Panther Country

Parent-of-the-year
Meeker: All parents were acknowledged for their time and effort!
Rangely: Daniel Lapp

Friend of 4-H
Meeker: Rob Baughman
Rangely: Moon Lake Electric

Cloverbud graduations
Congratulations to the Cloverbud members who are graduating out of the Bud program and will be “regular 4-H’ers” next year!

Meeker Cloverbuds:
Maya Rapp, Miranda Gilbert, Cori Mohr, Kelsay Atchley, Kyle Wangnild, Tatumn Kennedy, Tacy Crawford

Rangely Cloverbuds:
Shauna Lapp, Jordan Becker, Abigail Whiston, AJ Garner

Overlooked acknowledgments:
State shooting contest: Tannen Kennedy, Kesston Hobbs, Kale Burke, Mason Scritchfield, Bradi Bland, Ty Dunham, Clay Anderson and Antoinette Dorris from Rangely represented RBC well. Bradi Bland finished 3rd in junior .22 hunt and Joe Newman was 9th in junior trap.

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