The 4-H Presentation contest date has been changed to April 6, 1 p.m., because of a couple major conflicts. It will be in the Craig Fire Hall.

The 4-H Speech and P.S.A. contest remains the Monday after Easter, which this year is April 22, 6:30 p.m. It will be at the Tekamah Presbyterian Church.

Pre-registration is April 4, for the Presentation Contest and no later than noon the day of the speech/PSA contest. Early registrations are appreciated so additional judges can be hired if needed.

Workshops to help 4-H members get started or to polish their presentation, speech and/or PSA will be held two days. These dates have also changed because of the later contest dates. Workshops will be held March 18, 5 p.m., in Lyons at the First Northeast Bank of Nebraska. And March 19, 3:30 p.m., in Tekamah in the Courthouse meeting room. At these workshops we do everything from brainstorming speech/PSA or presentation topic ideas to typing out a great introduction/outline or whatever to get the 4-H members started. Of course parents or other supportive adults are essential to the process and are ALWAYS welcome.

Call to sign up for a one-on-one appointment for a help session, or if no one signs up, I won’t be there either! If neither of these dates work in your schedule, please call Mary at 402-374-2929 and we’ll make other arrangements.