The Valley County Large Animal Skill-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Valley County Fairgrounds from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please pre-register by July 10th! The pre-registration fee is $1.00 and $5.00 at the event. 4-H leaders and teen leaders will help with the stations. Stations will include education and showmanship tips on swine, beef, sheep, goats and horses.
We would also like to thank the Valley County Farm Bureau for sponsoring the lunch for this field day.
All regularly enrolled members of an Valley County 4-H club may enter a demonstration, speech, dramatic reading, TV commercial or illustrated talk in the Valley County 4-H Oral Presentation Contest. Oral presentations are classed in blue, red and white ribbon groups and receive ribbons awards. Upon competing at the county level, each county may enter one blue ribbon presentation for a demonstration, illustrated talk, dramatic reading, speech, or TV commercial to participate at the District II Contest at the Western Idaho Fair. Presentation should be on the same topic as given at the county level, but may incorporate changes recommended by judges. Presentations are given in a public setting using a microphone.
We would like to announce the overall blue ribbon winners of the 4-H Oral Presentation Contest in Valley County that are eligible to participate in the Southern District II Contest held during the Western Idaho Fair!
Kelsey Lambirth – TV Commercial
Wyatt Stocks – Illustrated Talk
Rachel Morton – Dramatic Reading
Spring hiring started early this year, with May-hiring bringing unemployment down to 10.2%.
For more details and trends: go to the unemployment page of the Valley County Economic Development Council
In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation just a little over Idaho’s population.
Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970
The nation’s estimated population on this July Fourth (on June 28 we were at 316,144,993…)
Source: U.S. and World Population Clock — worth a look!!
The Idaho Tax Commission has posted updates through May 2013. Sales tax revenue for 2013 is up 10% from the same (Jan-May) period of 2012. For more details and charts: see www.valleyedc.org/valley-county-taxable-sales.