4-H Rabbit Show Results
The Saline County 4-H Rabbit Show was held on July 25th at the Saline County Fairgrounds, where 4-H members competed for Best of Breed and Best Opposite. Jim Willis judged this show, to Cindy Boulds and Gayla Heath served as superintendents, Carla Reed and Brianna Johnson announced the show, recorded scores, and handed out ribbons.
Courtney Boulds received the Mini-Rex Best of Breed with her Junior Buck, and Ryan Boulds received the Mini-Rex Best Opposite with his Senior Doe. The Flemish Giant Best of Breed and Best Opposite went to Cheyenne Vandenboom with her Senior Doe and her Junior Buck, respectively. Ryan Boulds took home Lop Best of Breed honors with his Senior Doe, and Dylan Vandenboom’s Senior Buck earned Best Opposite in this category.
In the Lightweight category, Kayla Heath received Best of Breed with her Senior Buck, and Addison Kittinger received Best Opposite with her Junior Doe. In the Heavyweight category, Best of Breed went to Dylan Vandenboom with his Senior Buck, and Joselyn Bender’s Senior Doe took Best Opposite.
Champion Market Pen of Three and Overall Market Champion went to Devin Carlile. Reserve Champion Market Pen of Three and Overall Reserve Market Champion went to Emma Carlile.
Kayla Heath’s Lightweight entry received Overall Grand Champion Breeding Rabbit, and Courtney Boulds’ Mini Rex entry received Overall Reserve Champion Breeding Rabbit.

Tractor Driving Contest
The Saline County 4-H Tractor Driving Contest was held during Fair Week. 4-H youth must be 12 years old to drive the tractor and attached trailer through a narrow obstacle course, competing for both time and accuracy.
This year, heavy rains cut our contest a bit short, and participants barely got in their written test and driving. The test includes inspecting a tractor and recording any hazards or faulty equipment and listing 10 safety procedures to perform before, during and after driving a tractor.
Our County Champion for the 2016 4-H Tractor Driving Contest is Caleb Huelsmann.

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