The 2013 Neshoba County Junior Livestock Show was held Saturday, Jan. 1 at the Neshoba County Coliseum.

This 23rd annual event began at 1 p.m.

Ten 4-H'ers exhibited 24 head of livestock.

They consisted of Jersey dairy cattle; Angus and Simmental beef cattle; a beef commercial heifer; and beef steer.

4-H'ers showing these animals were Cole Beason, Hunter Beason, Micaela Beason, Chandler Fortenberry, Cayla Fortenberry, Logan Nowell, Mattie Kaitlyn Nowell, Elizabeth Sanders, Summer Sanders and Casea Cheatham.

For more information on the county junior livestock show, give me a call.

My phone number is (601) 656-4602.



The Neshoba County 4-H Shooting Sports reorganizational meeting will be held Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Neshoba County 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 eleven certified volunteer shooting sports instructors working with over 40 youth.

Last year we had 33 4-H'ers to compete at the Southeast District 4-H Competition.

Four of those qualified to compete at the 4-H State Shooting Sports Invitational in rifle and pistol disciplines.

We then had one 4-H'er, Kendall Brown, who qualified to compete at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in the rifle discipline.

The last four years we have had a representative from Neshoba County on the Mississippi team to the National Shooting Sports Invitational.


• Jan. 17 - Annual 4-H Leader Training, 6:30 p.m., Neshoba Coliseum.

• Jan. 19 - Neshoba County Junior Livestock Show, 9 a.m. Check in, 1 p.m. Show Time, Neshoba Coliseum.

• Jan. 21 - County 4-H Office Closed for Martin Luther King Day.

• Jan. 22 - Shooting Sports Reorganizational Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Neshoba Coliseum.

Until next week, get into 4-H!