Report To The People
After what was a fairly dry week last week it certainly didn’t take very much rain this weekend to make the ground sloppy again. I only had about a half inch in my gauge.
Saturday evening I got the chance to do a little deer hunting with my son, Levi, and my brother, Andrew. Levi and I hunted in a pop-up ground blind which kept the misty rain off of us. Levi is a very good reader so during the afternoon he finished reading one book and started on another one before the deer started moving.
We were lucky enough to see a pretty nice eight-pointer and harvest it. This deer made the second deer that I have killed this year. As with the other deer that I harvested I took the head over to Enid Lake and dropped it for testing for CWD. I have said this to several people since the discovery of CWD, if you do not take the deer you harvest and have it tested for the disease before you eat it you are “crazy.”
The livestock showing season is upon us with the Northwest District Livestock show being held in Batesville this Friday and Saturday. The goat and hog shows are on Friday and the cattle show is all day Saturday. Yalobusha County has several kids showing goats, pigs and cattle this year. If you are looking for a fun activity this weekend make a stop off at the Batesville Civic Center for the show.
The Dixie National Livestock Shows and Rodeos will be held the first two weeks of February at the Fairgrounds in Jackson.
Mid-south Arena Cross motorcycle racing is coming to the Multi-purpose building in Coffeeville on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. This event will have over 80 riders competing in several classes with jumps and course being setup inside the arena at the Multi-Purpose Building. The 4-H Horse club will provide a concession stand for the motocross event.
The Yalobusha County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will host their interest meeting at the Multi-purpose in Coffeeville on Saturday January 26th at 10:00 am. The interest meeting is for all prospective shooting sports participants just informing kids and parents about the club, schedule, and events. Shooting Sports is a 4-H Safety program that is designed to promote youth development through the safe use of firearms. The disciplines that we offer are air pistol, air rifle, archery, .22 pistol, .22 rifle, and shotgun. The program is for kids 8-18 and will be explained in detail on the 26th.