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4-H show features

Of dogs and the spirit of competition

A dogs eye view of Saturday's 4-H Dog Show

By Jonathan Cook

[JULY 30, 2001]  The dogs were ready at 8, when the show was supposed to begin, but the owners were not so relaxed. Each trainer glanced nervously from one side to the other, checking out the opposition, sizing them up. These trainers, all of them young children with exceptionally trained dogs, had come from across the county, every one of them hoping to take home a trophy for proud display on their fireplace mantels. They sauntered across the dirt space in front of the arena where the judging would take place, watching, praying that their dogs might perform a cut above the rest.

Without any warning, the show began with the silent entry of the lone Dog Care class contestant. This magnificent animal stood there, completely docile, while the judge meticulously checked that the dog had been well cared for: a clean, unmatted coat, trimmed nails, clean ears and clear eyes. When the examination was finished, he announced only two things that led to points being deducted: a few fly bites on the ears and a bit of tartar growth on the teeth. Other than that, the creature seemed to be exceptionally well taken care of, and the grinning boy was given his award to much applause.

Fifteen minutes had passed since the show began, and the masses had become restless. The crowd was hungry for real meat. Without a doubt, it was time for the Obedience class to show what they could do.

 

The 14 dogs, followed by their respective trainers, filed into the arena, where they were given lengthy instructions on what they were to do when it their turn arrived. From what I could hear, the instructions had a faintly militant tone to them: sit, stand, heel, about face, slow, run, walk. The trainers understood what they were told, but the dogs were clearly not so easy to reach maybe it was the heat. The dogs bore the same expression in their eyes, as if questioning the reasons for their presence there: OK, you want me to do what? Sit, walk forward, heel, turn left, walk, then run, then turn around, and walk back? Got it. I can play the bagpipes as well. Would you like me to play the bagpipes for you? Maybe I can prepare you a spot of tea while Im at it?

 

Of course, the dogs mocking glances toward the judge were nothing compared to their harsh comments towards their trainers: Ouch, stop pulling on my chain, boss! Keep that up, and I might just sit down and never get up again! Oh, you want to test me? Im sitting down, Im going to do it, and I mean it this time, I will! Come on, all I want is some attention! Do I really need to act like this in order for you to love me?

 

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To those watching the dogs perform, it was evident that they all did want to please their masters. They would plod along merrily, heeling and sitting when instructed. Occasionally, when they were to walk around two men in a figure eight, they would start sniffing at the dog hair smell on one of the men chosen to play the posts.

 

Clay Glover, show supervisor and trainer, told me that with the way some of the dogs had behaved during the first days of training some hyper to the point of needing Valium their performance at the show was amazing. I had to agree, even though I had not seen them during their training. While some of the dogs seemed a trifle high-strung at times, all of them very clearly belonged at the show.

Four hours and 14 individual performances later, the contestants were divided into two groups of seven. Each group was to perform a long sit, for one minute, and a long lay, for three minutes. Some of the dogs had no problem with these exercises: OK, Ill stay. Hey, this is actually pretty decent! No parading around, getting hot and tired. Just sit here and wait. No problem. Others, however, were less eager and promptly disobeyed their masters commands: Dont leave me! Im sorry about not sitting still earlier! Ill be a good doggie, but please dont leave me! That dog over there is giving me dirty looks! Help!

After all was said and done, nearly five hours after the start of the show, the dogs came into the arena one last time, as a group, each of them on equal footing, knowing that they had done their best. Only one winner is chosen from each of four classes. For each, as they heard their number called, trainer and dog proudly stepped forward, the camera flashed, and they were the winners in the Logan County 2001 4-H Dog Show this Saturday, Aug. 28.

[Jonathan Cook]

[Click here to see results of the 4-H Dog Show]

 

 

 


4-H show results

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4-H Home Beautification Show results

[JULY 31, 2001]  The 4-H Home Beautification Show was at 9 a.m. Monday, July 30, at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Results are listed below.

Home Beautification Award

Natalie Coers, Emden

Best Herb Gardening Award and subscription

Natalie Coers, Emden

Reserve Best Herb Gardening and subscription

Danielle Jones, Mount Pulaski

Best Beginning Flower Arrangement

Dena Wibben, Atlanta

Best Floral Arrangement Demonstration

Nicole Tripplett, Middletown

Best of Show, Fresh-Cut Flowers

Zac Tibbs, New Holland

Best Perennial Award

Zac Tibbs, New Holland

Best Annual Award

Molly Gleason, Elkhart

Best House Plant Award

Maggy Gleason, Elkhart

Betty Moser Book Award

Maggy Gleason, Elkhart

 

State fair delegates

Natalie Coers, Emden; Herbs

Danielle Jones, Mount Pulaski; Herbs

Maggy Gleason, Elkhart; Herbs

Zac Tibbs, New Holland; Perennials

Molly Gleason, Elhart; Annuals

State fair alternates

Natalie Coers; Flower Arranging

Dena Wibben; Flower Arranging

Chase Lowery; Mixed Perennials

Mary Healy; Herbs

Heather Osborn; Annual

House Plants

Blue Awards

Maggy Gleason

Mary Healy

Danielle Jones

Heather Osborn

Heather Stout

Herb Gardening

Blue Awards

Natalie Coers

Maggy Gleason

Mary Healy

Danielle Jones

 

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Flower Arranging, Beginning

Blue Awards

Maggy Gleason

Molly Gleason

Nicole Tripplett

Red Awards

Mary Healy

Flower Arranging, Advanced

Blue Awards

Natalie Coers

Dena Wibben

Flower Arranging, Other

Red Awards

Heather Osborn

Flowers

Blue Awards

Emily Bakken (2)

Jackie Bakken (3)

Natalie Coers (3)

Amanda Davison (2)

Leanna Gleason

Maggy Gleason (2)

Molly Gleason (2)

Mary Healy (2)

Ruth Healy (2)

Holly Ingram (2)

Kyle Janssen (3)

Danielle Jones (3)

Kelsey Jurgens (2)

Chase Lowery (3)

Heather Osborn (3)

Zac Tibbs (3)

Nicole Tripplett (3)

Katie Turner (2)

Kim Turner

Krista Ubbenga (2)

Scott Ubbenga (2)

 

Flowers

Red Awards

Emily Bakken

Max Buse (2)

Amanda Davison

Leanna Gleason

Marty Oltmanns (3)

Katie Turner

Kim Turner (2)


4-H Dog Show results

[JULY 30, 2001]  The 4-H Dog Show was at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Results are listed below.

[Also see feature story "Of dogs and the spirit of competition -- A dogs eye view of Saturday's 4-H Dog Show," by Jonathan Cook]

Dog, Junior Showmanship

Greg Harmon, Lincoln

Beginner I Award

Samantha Nichols, Mount Pulaski

Beginner II Award

Seth Goodman, Lincoln

Graduate Beginner-Graduate Novice

Meredith Laurence, Lincoln

State fair delegates

Greg Harmon Junior Dog Showmanship

Adrienne Hildebrandt Dog, Beginner I

Brook Wibben Dog, Beginner I

Seth Goodman Dog, Beginner II

Meredith Laurence Dog, Graduate Beginner

Showmanship
Blue Award winners

Dustin Aylesworth

Elizabeth Carter

Caleb Crawford

Elizabeth Fanning

Greg Harmon

Hanna Laramie

Hannah Wagner

Brook Wibben

Brian Willmert

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Dog Care
Blue Award

Dustin Aylesworth

Beginner I Class
Blue Awards

Elizabeth Carter

Caleb Crawford

Elizabeth Fanning

Greg Harmon

Emily Hauter

Adrienne Hildebrandt

Hanna Laramie

Samantha Nichols

Hannah Wagner

Brook Wibben

Brian Willmert

Beginner II Class
Blue Awards

Dustin Aylesworth

Seth Goodman

Graduate Beginner Class
Blue Award

Meredith Laurence

 

 

 


Food, fashions and more

4-Hers participate in local showings

[JULY 20, 2001]  The Logan County 4-H Food and Nutrition Show was on Tuesday, July 17, at the Extension Building on the fairgrounds. Approximately 70 youth participated in the event. The Logan County 4-H Home and Family Show was the same day. Approximately 35 youth participated in that event. Illinois State Fair delegates and alternates were chosen in several categories.

Foods

Delegates

Chris Ackerman, Lincoln; Food Preservation

Emily Bakken, Lincoln; Dairy Foods, Breads and Cereals, and International Foods

Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln; Food Preservation

Abby Coers, Chestnut; Fruits & Vegetables

Natalie Coers, Emden; International Foods, and Breads and Cereals

 


[Foods delegates chosen to represent Logan County 4-H at the Illinois State Fair are (back row, L to R) Elizabeth Carter, Chris Ackerman, Jennifer Schahl, Krista Ubbenga, Angela Cunningham and Natalie Coers; (front row, L to R) Jill Patrick, Jenna Opperman, Kim Turner, Emily Bakken and Abby Sasse. Not pictured: Laura Schahl and Abby Coers.]

Angela Cunningham, Elkhart; Breads and Cereals

Jenna Opperman, Lincoln; You Learn to Bake

Jill Patrick, New Holland; Sports Nutrition, Food Demonstration

Abrigail Sasse, Beason; Breads and Cereals, Fruits and Vegetables, and International Foods

Jennifer Schahl, Lincoln; International Foods

Laura Schahl; Lincoln, Lets Start Cooking

Kim Turner, Atlanta; International Foods

Krista Ubbenga, Hartsburg; Breads and Cereals, Food Preservation, and Fruits and Vegetables

Alternates

Benjamin Buse, Beason; Exploring Food Heritage

Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln; Exploring Food Heritage

Susan Cochran, Mount Pulaski; Fruits and Vegetables

Jonathon Davis, New Holland; Tricks for Treats I

Amanda Davison, Beason; Dairy Foods

Holly Ingram, Lincoln; Fruits and Vegetables

Allicent Pech, Lincoln; Sports Nutrition

 


[Foods category alternates chosen are (L to R) Holly Ingram, Allicent Pech, Elizabeth Carter, Amanda Davison and Susan Cochran.  Not pictured:  Jonathon Davis and Benjamin Buse.]

Top Foods 4-Hers in Logan County

The following 4-Hers were chosen as top individuals in Foods. These 4-Hers will compete for an overall county award which will be presented at the 4-H Achievement Night in November.

Chris Ackerman, Lincoln; Food Preservation

Emily Bakken, Lincoln; Dairy Foods, Breads and Cereals, and International Foods

Elizabeth Carter, Lincoln; Food Preservation

Abby Coers, Chestnut; Fruits and Vegetables

Natalie Coers, Emden; International Foods, and Breads and Cereals

Angela Cunningham, Elkhart; Breads and Cereals

Jenna Opperman, Lincoln; You Learn to Bake

Jill Patrick, New Holland; Sports Nutrition, and Food Demonstration

Abrigail Sasse, Beason; Breads and Cereals, Fruits and Vegetables, and International Foods

Jennifer Schahl, Lincoln; International Foods

Laura Schahl, Lincoln; Lets Start Cooking

Kim Turner, Atlanta; International Foods

Krista Ubbenga, Hartsburg; Breads and Cereals, Food Preservation, and Fruits and Vegetables

Click here for complete results of the 4-H Food and Nutrition Show.

 

 

 

 

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Home and Family Show

At the Home and Family Show, a number of 4-Hers were chosen as award winners and to go on to the Illinois State Fair. These individuals are listed below.

Bethany Furman, Waynesville Sewing and Textiles I Construction Award

Allicent Pech, Lincoln Sewing and Textiles II Construction Award

Krista Ubbenga, Hartsburg Sewing and Textiles III Construction Award

Leila Ballinger, Atlanta 4-H Fashion Revue Award

Nichole Benz, Lincoln Special Sewing and Textiles Award

Colleen Pech, Lincoln Special Sewing and Textiles Award

Sewing and Textiles

Delegates

Leila Ballinger, Sewing and Textiles III

Bethany Furman, Sewing and Textiles I

Leanna Gleason, Sewing and Textiles II

Allicent Pech, Sewing and Textiles II

Abrigail Sasse, Sewing and Textiles III

Krista Ubbenga, Sewing and Textiles III

Marjorie White, Sewing and Textiles II

 


[Clothing and Textiles delegates are (L to R) Allicent Pech, Leila Ballinger, Bethany Furman, Krista Ubbenga, Marjorie White, Abby Sasse and Leanna Gleason.]

Alternates

Emily Bakken, Sewing and Textiles III

Katelyn Beavers, Sewing and Textiles II

Abby Coers, Sewing and Textiles II

Amanda Davison, Sewing and Textiles III

Rachael Jones, Sewing and Textiles I

Kim Turner, Sewing and Textiles II

 


[Clothing and Textiles alternates are (L to R) Amanda Davison, Rachael Jones, Katelyn Beavers, Emily Bakken, Kim Turner and Abby Coers.]

Fashion Revue

Delegates

Emily Bakken, Lincoln

Leila Ballinger, Atlanta

Katelyn Beavers, Broadwell

Krista Ubbenga, Hartsburg

Alternates

Leanna Gleason, Elkhart

Allicent Pech, Lincoln

Marjorie White, Beason

Interior Design

Delegates

Bethany Furman, Waynesville; Beginning

Sarah Moore, Elkhart, Beginning

Jenna Opperman, Lincoln; Beginning

 


[Interior Design delegates are (L to R) Bethany Furman, Sarah Moore and Jenna Opperman.]

Child Care

Delegates

Mary Healy, Middletown; Child Development III

Michelle Johnson, Latham; Child Development II

Krista Ubbenga, Hartsburg, Child Development II


[Child Development delegates are (L to R) Mary Healy and Krista Ubbenga. Not pictured: Michelle Johnson.]

Click here for complete results of the Logan County 4-H Home and Family Show.


Results of Logan County 4-H food and family shows

[JULY 20, 2001]  Listed below are the results of Logan County 4-H shows on Tuesday, July 17, at the Extension Building on the fairgrounds. 

4-H Food and Nutrition Show

[See also "Food, fashions and more -- 4-Hers participate in local showings," with lists of delegates and alternates to the Illinois State Fair.]

Tricks for Treats I

Blue Awards

Courtney Akers

Kristine Apel

Jamie Bobell

Kelli Brooks

Maxwell Buse

Jonathon Davis

Sarah Deal

Katie Gosda

Devin Pegram

Hannah Sheley

Esther Tomlinson

Hannah Wagner

Karolyn White

Tricks for Treats II

Blue Awards

Benjamin Beavers

Michelle Boyer

John Brooks

Kelly Gosda

Holly Ingram

Michelle Johnson

Lets Start Cooking

Blue Awards

Nichole Benz

Emily Bobell

Maxwell Buse

Rebekah Crider

Kelly Gosda

Greg Harmon

Emily Hauter

Zack Huffer

Jenna Opperman

Devin Pegram

Laura Schahl

Katrina Schreiner

You Learn to Bake

Blue Awards

Jessica Allen

Lorraine Allen

Nichole Benz

Kristin Bishop

Michelle Boyer

John Brooks

Emma Cross

Jonathon Davis

Hollie Dollinger

Jenna Opperman

Kathryn Opperman

Katrina Schreiner

Hannah Sheley

Katie Turner

Krista Ubbenga

Hannah Wagner

Caiti Wunderlin

Red Award

Elizabeth Fanning

Sports Nutrition

Blue Awards

Katelyn Beavers

Benjamin Buse

Abby Coers

Katie Gosda

Jill Patrick

Allicent Pech

Dairy Foods

Blue Awards

Emily Bakken

Jackie Bakken

Angela Cunningham

Amanda Davison

Krista Ubbenga

Exploring Food Heritage

Blue Awards

Benjamin Buse

Elizabeth Carter

Kelly Cross

Megan Johnson

Jill Patrick

Krista Ubbenga

Exploring Outdoor Eating

Blue Awards

Timothy Carter

Foods with International Flavor

Blue Awards

Emily Bakken

Jackie Bakken

Elizabeth Brooks

Natalie Coers

Amanda Davison

Sarah Deal

Holly Ingram

Ashley Lamb

Abrigail Sasse

Jennifer Schahl

Kimberly Turner

Krista Ubbenga

Marjorie White

 

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Breads and Cereals

Blue Awards

Emily Bakken

Jackie Bakken

Katelyn Beavers

Abby Coers

Natalie Coers

Angela Cunningham

Amanda Davison

Mary Healy

Ruth Healy

Holly Ingram

Jessica Lindgren

Abrigail Sasse

Krista Ubbenga

Fruits and Vegetables

Blue Awards

Chris Ackerman

Emily Bakken

Elizabeth Brooks

Susan Cochran

Abby Coers

Natalie Coers

Amanda Davison

Mary Healy

Holly Ingram

Jill Patrick

Abrigail Sasse

Krista Ubbenga

Food Preservation

Blue Awards

Chris Ackerman

Elizabeth Carter

Mary Healy

Abrigail Sasse

Krista Ubbenga

Food Demonstration

Blue Award

Jill Patrick

Cake Decorating

Blue Awards

Elizabeth Carter

Krista Ubbenga

 

4-H Home and Family Show

[See also "Food, fashions and more -- 4-Hers participate in local showings," with lists of delegates and alternates to the Illinois State Fair.]

Design Decisions/Beginning

Blue Awards

Bethany Furman

Sarah Moore

Jenna Opperman

Child Development II

Blue Awards

Michelle Johnson

Krista Ubbenga

Red Award

Marjorie White

Child Development III

Blue Award

Mary Healy

Health II

Red Award

Camillia Bone

Sewing and Textiles I

Blue Awards

Nichole Benz

Kristin Bishop

Bethany Furman

Rachael Jones

Kathryn Opperman

Colleen Pech

Katrina Schreiner

Katie Turner

Hannah Wagner

Sewing and Textiles II

Blue Awards

Katelyn Beavers

Abby Coers

Leanna Gleason

Allicent Pech

Kimberly Turner

Marjorie White

Sewing and Textiles II

Red Awards

Elizabeth Carter

Jennifer Schahl

Sewing and Textiles III

Blue Awards

Emily Bakken

Leila Ballinger

Amanda Davison

Abrigail Sasse

Krista Ubbenga

Click here for more 4-H show results

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