Tuesday, August 20, 2002
By BILLIE STEVENS
OSU Extension Agent
“Leave Your Grown-Up Self Behind” is the theme of the 2002 Oregon State Fair. The state fair will open Thursday and run through Sept. 2.
More than 65 Hood River County 4-H members will be exhibiting at the 2002 Oregon State Fair. 4-H members spend all year learning new skills, which are demonstrated at the county fair. Then the best of the best are selected to represent our county on the state level. Consequently, everyone who is selected to exhibit at state fair is already a winner.
If you are able to visit the Oregon State Fair, be sure to look for the following exhibitors:
Cassandra Baseman will be exhibiting an art painting, while Lindsay Benjamin’s pie crust was selected. Danielle Bondurant will be exhibiting an educational display, while Josh Borden will be sending an educational display, a clothing item and he was selected to give a presentation. Nate Boyden will also be sending a clothing item.
Miranda Braberry is exhibiting her Favorite Recipe Collection, while Levi Brazille will have two entomology exhibits. Anthony Chariez is sending a tie-dyed shirt, Hannah Diers will be sending an art drawing plus, Lydia Diers will be sending her educational display, while Lydia Driver is sending a art drawing.
Holly Ferguson is sending a clothing article, while Leah Ferguson will be sending a clothing item and an educational display and Jamie Fisher’s yeast bread will go to state fair. Race Fischer will be giving a presentation at state fair and will be sending two art project, two photographs and three foods exhibits. Ivy Fitzgerald was also selected to give a presentation and to model in the fashion review plus her wearable art was selected.
Garrett Garvin will send an educational display and a fiber art project. Sara Coreson, Lauren Gaulke, and Colby Goe were selected to take their dogs to state fair in both showmanship and obedience.
Mimi Gunderson will be able to send her wearable art project plus two clothing items. Sarah Gunderson was selected in fashion revue, plus she will be able to send two art project and two clothing items. Chelsea Harbaugh is sending a tie-dyed shirt and her favorite recipe collection. Natalie Harbert is sending two art projects and three clothing items.
Keeley Harding is able to send three art pieces and her shortened cake. Kory Harding is sending ceramic earthenware and was selected to give a team presentation.
Peter Holmstrom is sending an educational display, a wearable art piece, a photograph, a outdoor educational display, two entomology exhibits, a woodworking project and his yeast bread plus he was selected to give a team demonstration.
Michelle Jernstedt is sending an educational display, while Jolene Johnson had two clothing items selected to go to state fair. Corey Krutsch has a crocheted item going, while Ledsema Alfonso is sending a wearable art project.
Both Alison Lee and Sarah Lee are sending felted items. Jelisa Maret is sending an art project, three clothing exhibits, a knitted item and was selected for the fashion revue. Alejandro Marquez has two photos selected for state fair and a fiber art exhibit. Michelle McCafferty is sending an educational display, while Anastasia Mejia has two art exhibits and one clothing exhibit going.
Jenna Miller and Kara Wells will be showing their dogs in both showmanship and obedience. Breanna Mohr has two clothing items and three foods items going to fair. Heather Mohr has a wearable art, a photograph, a clothing item and a woodworking exhibit for state fair plus she was selected for the food preparation contest.
Daniel Nolin has two art items, one photograph and one food item going, while Jacob Nolin has two entomology exhibits, and Joseph Nolin has an original art project selected for state fair.
Cori Nuss is able to send a clothing item and was selected in the Food Preparation Contest, while Sarah Nuss is sending an educational display and two clothing items. Billi Peterson is sending an art and a cookie exhibit. Karianne Poole is able to send three foods and two food preservation exhibits.
Brynden Rawdin-Morris was selected to give a team demonstration for the food preparation contest while Loehn Rawdin-Morris was selected for a presentation and two foods exhibits.
Brianne Rowley can send an educational display, Adam Russell will be sending an art, two photographs and a foods exhibits and he was selected for a team presentation. Ben Russell will be able to send one art, two photographs and an outdoor science project.
Kendall Rutherford is able to send three foods exhibits, two photographs, and one woodworking display but she was selected to give a presentation and in the food preparation contest. Kristen Rutherford will be able to send two photographs, three foods and one woodworking project.
Tia Schmecker will send three art projects, two clothing items and her favorite recipe collection. Laura Smith and Don Valentine will sending felting projects.
Anna Thompson is sending an education display and is taking her dog in showmanship and obedience. Stephen Thompson will also be showing his dog in both showmanship and obedience. Sending clothing items will be Allison Varga, Albania Waller, and Kacie Woodburn.
Taking a sheep is Michael Doroski, taking a goat is Jesse Plug, and taking her rabbits is Tara Pherigo. Selected in the horse area was Emily Schlosser, Brianne Ross, and Alex Von Lubken.
In total, Hood River County will have 175 entries at the Oregon State Fair. If you are in Salem be sure to stop by the 4-H building and look for the “Hood River County” tags.
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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"
Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge