Quay County 4-H Holds Year End Achievement Night
The fair barn was full of excited 4-Hers who attended the end of the year carnival and awards program. Entertainment was provided by the clubs in the form of carnival games. After the fun everyone watched a year in review PowerPoint prepared by Aleahna Branch, Council Historian and then the Council Officers proceeded to honor some special community members and businesses that have helped them over the years.
Receiving Honorary Member Awards were: Duel Paris, Glenn & Wanda Evans, and C.J. & Tiffany Aragon
Receiving Meritorious Service Awards were: KTNM/KQAY Radio and the NRA Foundation
Receiving the Friend of 4-H Awards were: Matalina Smith and Glenn Truelock
At the end of each 4-H year 4-Hers turn in record books listing the activities they participated in and their accomplishments in their projects. These record books are judged by the leaders from another county and awards are given to the 4-Hers who score high enough. The winners in the following projects are:
Housing & Interior Design
Welcome to NM 4-H
The leaders who judged the record books also selected the outstanding and achievement award winners. These awards are based on the whole record book and how well rounded the 4-Her is in their activities including citizenship and leadership.
The 2010/11 Outstanding 4-H Members were:
First Year: Tianna Peterson, Dylan Ross
Novice: Bailey Smith, Trestin Peterson
Junior: Taylor Hayes, Wyatt Bishop
Senior: Bethany Bishop, Randall Rush
The 2010/11 Achievement Award Winners were:
First Year: Amber Rivera, Jason Knight
Novice: Rebecca Rush, Kyle Hamilton
Junior: Ashlee Bradley, Lowen Munsell
Senior: Hannah Norton, Cody Massey
Two cloverbuds received special awards for their activities in 4-H. These younger 4-Hers were Dyson Clark and Natalie Hayes
The County Council Officers select two 4-Hers whom they feel have leadership potential that they have not utilized and challenge them with the I Dare You Award. This years recipients are Hannah Norton and Estephan Garcia.
4-Hers that complete all of the requirements to finish a project receive a completion pin for the year. Members receiving their year pin were:
Anne Marie Strong
Leaders Receiving Year Pins:
Some of our Leaders were recognized for service to the 4-H program. They were reconginized with a pin for their years of service
After the awards, the new leadership for the County 4-H Council was installed. The 2011/12 Officers are:
President: Bethany Bishop
Vice President: Jordan Runyan
Secretary: Ashlee Bradley
Treasurer: Reagan Runyan
Historian: Kyle Hamiliton
Song and Recreation Leader: Amber Rivera
Parliamentarian: Taylor Atwood
Following the awards program, the kids danced to music provided by Ashlee Bradley, Council Vice President
The Quay County 4-H Program is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator.
Brent and Bernice Cosner Inducted into the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame
During the 2011New Mexico Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, Bernice Cosner was recognized for the hours of service she and her husband contributed to the Quay County 4-H program. Brent and Bernice Cosner were very active leaders in the Quay County 4-H program as their sons were growing up. They were co-leaders of the S-J club 50 years ago. Their club focused on Public Speaking and Parliamentary Procedure and service to the community. The youth gained these skills, as many of them grew up to take on leadership roles in their communities and some are continuing to serve during retirement. Mr. Cosner was a livestock rancher and trained the 4-H'ers in Livestock judging and Mrs. Cosner worked with the girls on their sewing. She is an accomplished artist and was able to use her talents in many ways to help the girls. Quay County 4-H was fortunate to have these wonderful leaders working with the youth for 15 to 20 years.
Craig and Linda Cosner Inducted into the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame
Craig and Linda Cosner were recognized for their years of service to the 4-H program during the 2011 New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Mr. Cosner was the voice of the Quay County 4-H Rodeo for almost 30 years. He served as announcer and a vital member of the planning board for the rodeo and State 4-H Horse Show. In his role as bank president, he made sure 4-H was supported in Quay County and other counties where he oversaw banks. As a 4-H leader, Mr. Cosner worked with 4-H'ers in Public Speaking and Parliamentary Procedure. Mr. Cosner has served on numerous boards around the state and according to his mother uses the many skills he learned as a 4-Her in his work. Mrs. Cosner was an Elementary Teacher and very active leader in the Cockleburrs 4-H Club. She worked with members on demonstrations, club scrapbook and helped new parents learn about 4-H. Mrs. Cosner is a behind the scenes worker who diligently does what is needed without being asked. She is always a willing judge for many of our 4-H contests and assists other organizations in the community now that their daughter has completed her 4-H career.
Mike and TJ Riddle Inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame
During the 2011 New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Tucumcari's Mike and TJ Riddle were honored for their years of service to the 4-H program. If it involves a horse in Quay County, then Mike and TJ Riddle are probably involved. They grew up in the Quay County 4-H program and have been giving back to it ever since. They began their roles as volunteers even before their children were old enough to be in 4-H. Mrs. Riddle took over the head leader position of the Wrangler 4-H club over 15 years ago and built the struggling club back up to a strong club with faithful 4-H'ers and parents. Mrs Riddle is known for her work with youth and horses even on a state level and her children have gone a long way in the horse world. Quite an accomplishment for someone who is allergic to horses! Mr Riddle is always the first person his wife calls on to help with a project, so he has been involved with many things. He was one of the main people responsible for remodeling a meeting room at the fairgrounds used by the 4-H clubs. He also helped plan and dig a water line for new trees which the club planted around the rodeo arena. Recently, he spent 3 days helping set up and run a ranch horse clinic and competitions and cuttings. Mr and Mrs Riddle just returned from the Western 4-H Leaders Forum in Alaska and are fired up to share what they learned with other leaders at a county leader training this Fall.
Bill and Margie Purcell Inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame
During the 2011 New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Bill and Margie Purcell were remembered for their years of service to Quay County 4-H. Margie and Bill Purcell were co-leaders of the S-J club 50 years ago and were very active leaders in Quay County as they raised their sons in the 4-H program. During their tenure, the club was one of the most active in the county. Mr. Purcell was a livestock rancher and trained the 4-H'ers in Livestock judging and helped them complete their record books. Mrs. Purcell worked with the girls on their culinary arts skills and sewing. She coordinated the girls dress revues for the county. Mr and Mrs Purcell also made sure that the S-J club was represented with a float in the annual parade. When contacting their daughter about the application she said this "They were passionate about 4 - H and the opportunities it provided for us and many other young people. They worked hundreds of hours, traveled thousands of miles over the years, often spending their own funds, always working tirelessly to enrich many lives. This is a wonderful way to honor them and their hard work. They loved 4 - H and the hundreds of friends they made over the years.' Their posthumous award is being accepted by their daughter Linda Russell.
The 4-H program is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator.