4-H Achievement Day and 100th Birthday Celebration of Extension

The 2014 Royalty pictured from l-r : Aretta Brennemann, Mickayla Blender, Jessica Deterding, Nathan Lashley, Hay den Rupe and Tristin Smith-Courtesy Photo

learned from

extreme profitability for

livestock producers.

The series is offered by

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Extension and the Department

of Agricultural Economics. It

is available free to participants

with the support of Great

Western Bank along with local

sponsors NCTA and Frontier

County Extension.

Inside this week’s issue

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2014 4-H Achievement

was held Sunday, November 2,

2014 in Curtis. Juanita Snow of

Eustis and Mary Storm of Curtis

were Masters of Ceremony

for the event. Nathan Lashley

and Aretta Brennemann of

Curtis, served as flag bearers.

There were sixty-five people in


During this event, we also

celebrated the 100th Birthday of

Extension. In 1924, Congress

passed the Smith Lever Act,

which created the national

Cooperative Extension Service.

In the 100 years, Extension in

Nebraska and the nation has

helped American agriculture

become the most efficient in

the world; helped build young

people into responsible adults

through 4-H; helped people

focus on their health and

wellness; helped people be

effective parents to raise great

kids; and helped communities

large and small, families and

business deal with a host

of challenges. As proud as

Extension is of its centennial in

2014, our primary focus is on

the future.

During the evening, Nathan

Lashley and Jessica Deterding

were named the 2014 4-H King

and Queen. Nathan Lashley has

been a 4-H member for 12 years.

He is the son of Ted and Renee

Lashley of Curtis. Jessica

Deterding is the daughter of

Bruce and Mary Deterding of

Eustis. She has been a 4-H

member for 11 years.

Senior attendants were

Hayden Rupe of Eustis and

Mickayla Blender of Eustis.

Junior attendants were Tristin

Smith and Aretta Brennemann

of Curtis.

Special awards were

presented to Conner Snyder,

Donald Rohr, and Mickayla

Blender in the area of Family &

Consumer Science by the Family

Community Education Council.

These were the top winners in

the Junior, Intermediate and

Senior Divisions, respectively.

The members who

participated at the State PASE/

Life Challenge Event receiving

awards were Dannyl Bromander,

Jessica Deterding, Mary Storm,

Leigh Anne Lehmann, Bryar

Gerlach, Mickayla Blender,

Aaron Hueftle, Rachel Lashley,

Nathan Lashley, Isaac Hueftle,

Levi Farr, Tristin Smith, Tucker

Hartley, Hayden Rupe, Tate

Lueth, and Matti Mickelsen.

An award was given

to Dannyl Bromander and Jessa

Lemon for their participation

in the State Horse Show.

Dannyl was also recognized

for participating in the

Demonstration and the Horse

Bowl at the Horse Stampede.

The Dawson/Frontier Hippology

team she was on placed 1st at

State and also competed at the

National Hippology Contest

where she placed 2nd as an


A special recognition award

was given to Rylee McCurdy

of Eustis for participating in

the State Fashion Revue. She

also received the Ella Lenz

Memorial Award for Excellent

Clothing Construction and 4-H

Record Keeping.

The Rex and Rebecca

Shields Memorial Award for

Outstanding 4-H Leadership

was awarded to Doug & Tina

Smith of Curtis.

The Donnie Far Memorial

Trophy was presented to

Jonathan Oberg of Farnam.

The Outstanding 4-H

Alumni Award was presented to

Joleen Rupe of Eustis.

The Extra Mile Award went

to Aaron Hueftle of Eustis.

Tate Lueth of Curtis was

named the Outstanding 4-H’er

of 2014. He is a member of the

Sharp Shooters and Medicine

Creek Wranglers 4-H Clubs.

The Outstanding 4-H Leader

Award was presented to Gail

Jurjens of Eustis.

The 2014 County Award

Winners were for Fashion Revue

– Rylee McCurdy, Mary Storm,

Juanita Snow, Carly Thompson,

Sydney Vhylidal, and Ashley

Williams; Achievement

– Dannyl Bromander, Beef

– Nathan Lashley; Clothing

– Conner Snyder; Community

Service – Leigh Anne Lehmann;

Leadership – Jessica Deterding;

Food/Nutrition – Mickayla

Blender; Gardening – Donald

Rohr; Home Environment

– Dannyl Bromander; Judging –

Isaac Hueftle; Shooting Sports –

Conner Snyder; Swine – Rachel

Lashley; and Veterinary Science

– Jessica Deterding.

Katy Snyder received

her two-year leader pin as

organizational leader of the

Western Frontier 4-H Club.

4-H clubs recognized

for their community service

were Happy Helpers, Happy

Homemakers, Medicine

Creek Wranglers, and Rolling


The event concluded with

a celebration with wonderful

food including a decorated cake

for the 100th Birthday party of

Extension. The Happy Helpers,

Sharp Shooters, Frontier Riders,

Medicine Creek Wranglers 4-H

 clubs of Curtis hosted the event

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