The archery program isn’t new to Cuming County, but there were changes at this year’s Cuming County Fair 4-H shoot and throughout the club year.
Rick Heller and Dave Schweers, both certified archery instructors, helped with the fair shoots in the past. They both decided to step back from working with the 4-H program at the close of 2012.
Heller had taken over when Wayne and Heath Cornett decided to step down from the program.
Rick’s interest began with bow hunting. When his children, Marcus and Stacy, became involved in archery, Rick found that becoming a instructor helped them learn the safety rules. He was a 4-H leader for archery for 10 years. This year he came back as a score keeper at the fair.
Other certified instructors working with the program in Cuming County have been Wayne and Heath Cornett and Dave Schweers.
“I took over when Wayne stepped down,” Schweers said. “My son and daughters were involved in 4-H archery.”
Schweers helped for 10 to 15, years stepping back at the end of 2012.
For anyone interested in becoming a 4-H Shooting Sports leader, a certification workshop is scheduled for Oct. 19-20 at the Holt County Fairgrounds in Chambers. Information is available at: http://4h.unl.edu/web/4h/shootingsportseventcalendar.