STOP THAT PIG! — Krista Judisch dives to try and tackle a pig at the Marias Fair. Along to help are teammates Morgan Fowler and Taylour Russell and not pictured Cole Wagoner of Valier. The object was to grab the pig, and put it in a barrel in the center of the mud pit. The new form of entertainment provided a lot of oink-oinks and laughs. Sorry, we missed the name of the pig. I-O Photo by Amy Salois
At the 71st Marias Fair 50 Pondera County 4-H members and five Cloverbuds participated in a variety of events.
4-H members had the opportunity to show and discuss their accomplishments throughout the 4-H year with 29 talented experts in 15 different departments.
The judging process involves evaluating the 4-H member’s project and also their interviewing skills. The Interview is also scored because it is a valuable life skill for youth to learn as they enter the job market. Five Cloverbuds Joshua Kaiser, Nicole Kaiser, Hannah Monroe, Lydia Vermulm and Tabitha Vermulm, also brought a variety of exhibits to the fair. Nicole and Hannah also participated in the Fashion Revue contest and public showing at the fair.
Congratulations to all the youth who participated and to all the volunteers and sponsors who contribute to the 4-H program. 2012 marked the 100th Year of 4-H in Montana.
Best of Show awards went to:
Small Animal Exhibit: Kassady Sheble.
Baked Entry: Traveling Trophy Naomi Yeager and her rhubarb crisp.
Receiving Best of Class rosettes in 2012 were:
Foods and Nutrition: Baked Non-Yeast Item, Pre Jr Naomi Yeager; Baked Non-Yeast Item: Junior Malia Curry; Foods Educational Display: Senior Kassady Sheble. 4-H Educational/Citizenship/Service Learning, Exhibit, Juniors Mariah Stoltz, Jordan Stoltz and Senior Kassady Sheble.
Interview: Junior Malia Curry and Senior Kassady Sheble.
Fashion Revue: Junior Malia Curry.
Plant & Natural Sewing & Textiles Sciences/4-H Outdoors Interview: Junior Austin Stoltz.
Mechanical Science/Industrial Arts Interview: Pre Junior Riley Yeager and Junior Kennith Habets.
Mechanical Science/Industrial Arts Exhibit: wooden shelf, Junior Kennith Habets.
Rabbit Interview and Exhibit: Senior Kassady Sheble.
Sheep Interview: Senior Jenna Rodriguez.
Swine Interview: Junior Jordan Stoltz.
Beef Interview: Senior Justin Fritz and Junior tie Garrett Fritz and Mikayla Connelly.
Horse Interview: Pre Junior Richard Ratzburg and Junior Mikayla Connelly.
Best of Class County rosettes Food and Nutrition were awarded for earning the most points through their exhibits to:
Naomi Yeager, 1st place; Kassady Sheble, 2nd place; Malia Curry, 3rd place.
Best of Class County rosettes for Sewing and Textiles was awarded to:
Malia Curry, 1st place. Junior Division Fashion Revue plaque was awarded to Malia Curry.
Top Award for Thursday Demonstrations: Kassady Sheble.
Rabbit Showmanship: 1st place Senior, Rosette, Kassady Sheble and Overall Showmanship Trophy, Kassady Sheble.
In the 4-H Dog Show Receiving Rosettes were: Sub-Novice B 2nd place Danny Habets; Dog Project High Point, Overall Kenneth Habets; and Dog Project Overall High Point and $10 cash, Kenneth Habets.
4-H Dog Show Trophies were awarded to: Graduate Novice A 1st place Trophy, Kennith Habets; Showmanship, Grand, Pre Jr Danny Habets; Showmanship, Grand, Junior Kennith Habets; Showmanship, Grand, Overall Kennith Habets.
Results in the Sheep Classes receiving Rosettes were: 3rd place Junior William McDougall; 1st place Senior Jenna Rodriguez; 2nd place Senior McDougall. Overall Sheep Showman Reserve Jenna Rodriguez.
Breeding Sheep: Reserve Krystal McDougall.
Results for Swine Classes - Swine Showmanship: 3rd Pre Junior Brett Stoltz; 1st Junior, Kyleigh Salois; 2nd Junior Mariah Stoltz; 3rd Junior Jordan Stoltz; 2nd Senior Krista Judisch; Overall Reserve Krista Judisch. In other Swine Classes: Fed Hog Reserve Plaque to Gabby Drishinski and Swine Pen of Three Grand to Daniel Habets.
Results for the Top Beef Classes: Steer Pen of Three, Grand Rosette, Justin Fritz; Top Charolais with influence Fed Beef, $100 gift certificate to Jack Fritz; Top Red Angus 1/2 or more Fed Beef, Belt Buckle, to Garrett Fritz; and Breeding Heifer, Pondera Co, Plaque to Garrett Fritz.
Results for the Top Goat Classes: Krystal McDougall won in the following categories - Goat Showmanship 1st place, Senior; Grand Overall Goat Showmanship; Grand and Reserve Dairy Goat and Reserve Meat Goat.
In the Horsemanship classes, 4-H members performed very well receiving Plaques for Grand and 1st places and rosettes for 2nd and 3rd places:
Western Showmanship: 3rd Pre Jr Skylar Connelly; 3rd Senior Jenna Rodriguez; Reserve Senior Jade Rodriguez; Grand Senior Gabby Drishinski; 3rd Overall Jenna Rodriguez; Reserve Overall, Gabby Drishinski; Grand Overall Jade Rodriguez.
Yearling at Halter Grand Mikayla Connelly.
Western Pleasure: 3rd Level 1, Casey Burrows; Reserve Levels 4-7 Gabby Drishinski; Grand Levels 4-7 Jade Rodriguez.
Western Horsemanship: 3rd Level 1 Casey Burrows; Reserve Level 1 Will Boumans; Reserve Level 2 Kennith Habets; Grand Level 4 Gabby Drishinski; Grand Level 7 Jade Rodriguez.
Bareback Equitation: Grand Level 1 Skylar Connelly; Reserve Levels 4-7 Gabby Drishinski; Grand Levels 4-7 Jade Rodriguez.
English Pleasure: Reserve Level 1 Kennith Habets; Grand Level 1 Skylar Connelly; Grand Levels 4-7 Gabby Drishinski.
English Horsemanship: Grand Level 1 Skylar Connelly; Grand Level 4 Gabby Drishinski; Grand Level 7 Jade Rodriquez.
Trail Reserve: Pre Junior Richard Ratzburg; Reserve Junior Mikayla Connelly; 3rd Senior Gabby Drishinski; Reserve Senior Jade Rodriguez.
In-Hand Trail: First Pre Jr Skylar Connelly; Second Junior Kennith Habets; Second Senior Gabby Drishinski.
Trail Yearling at Halter: Grand Mikayla Connelly.
Barrels: 3rd Pre Junior Casey Burrows; Reserve Pre Junior Skylar Connelly; Reserve Senior Gabby Drishinski.
Poles 3rd Pre Junior Richard Ratzburg; Reserve Pre Junior Skylar Connelly; Reserve Junior Mikayla Connelly.
Freestyle: Grand, Rosette, Levels 3 and 4, Gabriele Drishinski; Grand, Rosette, Levels 5, 6 and 7, Jade Rodriguez.
In addition to the top awards, livestock and horse classes, youth also entered projects at the Exhibit Building and had livestock and horse ribbons. The results for other entries are listed below by 4-H Club.
4-Leaf Clovers 4-H Club: Casey Jo Burrows - five blue ribbons in horse project. Justin Ratzburg - three blue ribbons in beef. Richard Ratzburg - red demonstration/illustrated talk; 3 blue and 1 red in shooting sports, 2 blue and 1 red in beef; 5 blue and 4 red in the horse project. Jade Rodriguez - 1 blue 1 red in shooting sports; 8 blue in horse. Jenna Rodriguez - 1 blue and 1 red in shooting sports; 3 blues in sheep; 2 blues and 1 red in swine; 3 blues and 2 reds in horse. Naomi Yeager - 9 blue and 2 red in foods and nutrition; 1 blue and 1 red in shooting sports. Riley Yeager - 4 blue in robotics and 5 blue in woodworking.
At Large Members: Garrett Fritz - 5 blue in beef; 1 red in horse. Justin Fritz - 5 blue in beef.
Cooperative Neighbors: Krystal McDougall (State 4-H Ambassador) - 4 blue in leadership; 16 blue in goat; 7 blue in sheep; and 3 blue in swine. William McDougall - 2 blue and 1 red in sheep; 1 blue and 2 red in swine. Doug Parocai - 5 blue in foods and nutrition.
Mountain Front 4-H Club: Matt Connelly - 2 blue in woodworking; 4 blue in beef project. Mikayla Connelly - 3 blue in beef; 11 blue and 2 red in horse. Skylar Connelly - 3 blue in foods and nutrition; 2 blue and 1 red in swine; 11 blue in horse. Colton Curry - 2 blue and 1 red in woodworking; 3 blue in beef. Malia Curry - 4 blue and 1 red in sewing and textiles; 8 blue in foods and nutrition; 1 blue leadership; 3 blue in beef. Brett Monroe - 1 blue in robotics; 1 blue and 2 red in swine. Dylan Monroe - 2 blue and 1 red in swine. Chance Peterson - 3 blue and 1 red in swine; 3 blue and 1 red in horse. Dalli Peterson - 3 blue in beef; 3 blue and 3 red in horse.
Sandrockets 4-H Club: Moranda Brenteson - 3 blue in swine. Drew Drishinski - 1 red in shooting sports; 3 blue in beef. Gabriele Drishinski - 3 blue in swine; 10 blue in horse. Danny Habets - 1 blue in demonstration/illustrated talk; 2 reds in shooting sports; 3 blues in dog; 6 blue in swine; 1 blue in horse. Kennith Habets - 1 blue in demonstration/illustrated talk; 3 blue in woodworking; 1 red and 1 blue in shooting sports; 3 blue in dog; 4 blue in swine; 7 blue and 1 red in horse. Kailey Judisch - 3 blue in swine. Krista Judisch - 3 blue in swine. Blake Larson - 1 blue in demonstration/illustrated talk; 1 blue and 1 red in shooting sports; 1 blue in beef. Parker Larson - 1 red demonstration/illustrated talk; 2 blue in shooting sports; 1 blue in beef; 3 blue and 2 red in horse. Riley Larson - 2 blue and 1 red in visual arts; 1 blue in demonstration/illustrated talk; 3 blue in swine. Angel Liu - 1 blue and 1 red in horse. Brett Peters - 3 blue in swine. Bridger Russell - 2 blue in shooting sports; 3 blue in swine. Taylour Russell - 3 blue in swine. Justin Salois - 3 blue in swine. Kyleigh Salois - 3 blue in swine. Kaylee Taule - 3 blue in photography; 2 blue in shooting sports; 3 blue in swine. Nolan Taule - 2 blue in shooting sports; 3 blue in swine.
Wingina 4-H Club: Brock Barcus - 2 blue and 1 red in swine. Will Boumans - 1 blue and 2 red in swine; 5 blue and 1 red in horse. Teanna Layne - 2 blue and 1 red in swine. Logan Parker - 2 blue and 1 red in swine. Kassady Sheble (Pondera Senior Ambassador) - 9 blue and 1 red in foods and nutrition; 1 blue in demonstration/illustrated talk; 2 blue in leadership; 2 blue in 4-H exploration; 3 blue and 1 red in rabbit. Austin Stoltz - 2 red in weed science; 3 blue in beef. Brett Stoltz - 2 blue in woodworking; 2 blue in swine. Jordan Stoltz - 2 blue in leadership; 2 blue in 4-H exploration; 5 blue in swine. Mariah Stoltz - 6 blue and 1 red in foods and nutrition; 3 blue in home environment; 2 blue in leadership; 2 blue in 4-H exploration; 3 blue in swine. Zachary Stoltz - 1 blue and 1 red in woodworking; 3 blue in beef. Cole Wagner - 1 blue and 2 red in beef.