Several Alabama counties represent at 4-H event
The 4-H youth throughout the region participated in the Northwest Alabama Pig Squeal Show. The Pig Squeal event is the culmination of a livestock project that began in January with the youth receiving two pigs each. It was their responsibility to raise the pigs over the course of four months and show one of them at the event.
The following is a list of 4-H youth, and the counties they represent, who participated in raising pigs for this event.
- Morgan County: Allie Eddy, Drew Gullion and J.D. Pflueger.
- Lauderdale County: Emsley Lovelace, C. J. Lovelace and Sammy Leigers.
- Lawrence County: Luke Curry, Audrey Dutton, Caroline Edwards, Chloe Elkins, Brady
Hodges, Bryce McConnell, Caden Norwood, Wyatt Pace, Ruby Shelton, Boone Stewart
and Wyatt Tidwell.
- Limestone County: Shelby Mitchell and John Magnusson.
- Colbert County: Nick Grissom, Erin Grimes, Claire Daniel, Cohen Daniel and Rachel Allen.
Showing the pigs to a livestock judge is part of the event, and two youth were designated as “Supreme Showman and Reserve.” J. D. Pflueger from Morgan County received the Supreme designation, and Wyatt Pace from Lawrence County won the Reserve.
Eva agriculture educator Josh Melson was the livestock judge.
The pigs were auctioned off at the end of the show. Part of the project is for the youth to recruit buyers, and it showed in the prices the youth received. The youth received from $1.30 to $2 a pound for their pigs, and several of the pigs weighed more than 200 pounds. The current pig market price is 95 cents per pound.
4-H programming is available to all youth ages 9-19. Contact your local Extension System for more information about 4-H.
Adult instructors are always needed to help with the 4-H activities.
Emmanuel Mennonite Activities
The Emmanuel Mennonite children and youth picked up litter on Massey roads Highway 55, New Cut Road and Evergreen, Mt. Nebo and West Lacon roads. Their adult leaders are Floyd Brenneman, JoAnn Brenneman and Lowell Brenneman. Their clean-up project was April 11.Salem United Methodist Church News
Carolyn Besnyl presented an Easter program for the Salem United Methodist Women April 11 at 10 a.m. in the education building. Carolyn’s topic was “Women of the Bible from Galilee to Jerusalem following Jesus.”
Corinth West Methodist Church Activities
April 13, Corinth West Methodist met for the children’s egg hunt and party at 3 p.m. Afterward, everyone enjoyed the Easter meal in the fellowship hall.
The deacons were presented plaques in appreciation for their years of service. They are Roger Asherbranner, Wayne Harper and Bud Woods.
Oakridge Volunteer Fire Department News
May 4 the Oakridge Volunteer Fire Department will host an Open House at the department’s new fire station.
The new fire station is located on Vaughn Bridge Road. The time for the Open House will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a community cookout hosted by the fire department members.
The kids can enjoy checking out the fire trucks, and information will be available on how to become a volunteer fire department member.
Falkville United Methodist Church News
The children and youth leaders – Dan and Debbie Higginbotham, Matt and Jennifer Stringer and the Rev. Bill and Billie Smith – at Falkville United Methodist Church gave Easter goodie bags to the children and youth Sunday at the close of the morning worship service. A special treat was also given to the adults – a bag with a polished stone with a cross design on it.
The adults recalled a Bible School theme, “Jesus is a Rock.”
Lebanon Baptist Church Activities
A Sunrise Service was held at 7:30 a.m. April 21, followed by breakfast in the fellowship hall. After the Sunday School time, the choir presented its Easter Cantata for the morning worship service. Sheryl Lee directed the musical.
Judy Dobbs is organist, and Harolyn Crowe is the pianist, at Lebanon Church. The Rev. Randy Ashley is pastor.
May 1 Lebanon Baptist Church will host the last senior friends lunch of the season. The church will provide the chicken, and members and visitors will bring a covered dish. The senior friends will resume their Wednesday lunches in the fall.
May 19 there will be a Memorial Decoration for Lebanon Cemetery. During the morning worship service, high school and college seniors will be recognized.
A patriotic theme for Memorial Day will be used May 26.
The plans for Lebanon’s Vacation Bible School will be announced at a later date.