The Neshoba County 4-H Shooting Sports re-organizational meeting will be held Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Neshoba Coliseum.

Any young person in Neshoba County between the ages of 8-18 may attend this meeting with their parent or guardian and find out what is required to be a part of the program.

Instructors in the disciplines of archery, rifle, shotgun and pistol will be prepared to share safety considerations, techniques of the disciplines and projected practice times and locations. For more information please call (601) 656-4602.

The goal of the 4-H Shooting Sports Program is youth development. Through participation in firearm safety training and shooting sports activities, boys and girls are given the opportunity to learn responsibility, sportsmanship, self- discipline and other qualities critical to the development of productive citizens.

4-H Shooting Sports is a national program with over 300,000 young people taking part, thus making it one of the largest shooting education programs in the United States. Here in Mississippi, 4-H Shooting Sports involves thousands of kids and continues to grow annually.

An established core of over 700 adult volunteer instructors and 4-H Agents provide training and leadership for our program throughout the state. In Neshoba County we have twelve certified volunteer shooting sports instructors working with over 40 youth.

Last year we had 39 4-H'ers to compete at the Southeast District 4-H Competition. Two of those qualified and competed at the 4-H State Shooting Sports Invitational in rifle and archery.

UPCOMING EVENTS

• Jan. 22 - 4-H Horse Judging Orientation Meeting, 3:45 p.m., Neshoba Coliseum.

• Jan. 23 - Neshoba County 4-H Shooting Sports Re-organizational Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Neshoba Coliseum.

• Jan. 26 - 30 - Southwest District 4-H Livestock and Dairy Shows, State Fairgrounds, Jackson.

• Jan. 30 - Feb. 6 - Junior Roundup, State Fairgrounds, Jackson.