On Monday, we're hosting Kenyan 4-H members for a brief visit while they are in Atlanta for National 4-H Congress.
Youths are invited to learn about the job of a horse farrier with the Newton County 4-H Horse Club at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gaither's Plantation.
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High school sophomores and juniors may apply for the 2014 Newton Youth Leadership Institute through Nov. 5.
If you've ever been to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center auditorium, you know the stage is fairly tall. Maybe that's why Dr. Bo Ryles always seemed 10 feet tall to me as he served as state 4-H leader through my middle- and high-school years.
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As 4-H kicks into high gear there are opportunities upcoming for 4-H'ers of all ages, so join us for an upcoming event.
"A simpler time, a sweeter place, a lesson, a laugh, a father and a son," reads the plaque below the statue of Andy and Opie in Mount Airy, N.C.
Many 4-H alumni talk about the days of county camps in locations closer to home, such as using Salem Campground.
How about a big, juicy, rib-eye steak for dinner Thursday night? Plus home-cooked sides, sweet tea, and even some delicious dessert, all for only $15 flat. That's right-- no taxes or tips necessary! It's a meal you can't beat, and a great crowd to boot. The Piedmont Cattlemen's Association is one of our largest donors each year, and Thursday night's dinner and auction is its major fundraiser for local youth programs. The silent auction begins ...
The Jekyll Island 4-H Center is home to so many of my 4-H memories. I came to camp here once, and attended Senior 4-H Conference each spring. The annual Master 4-H Club weekend at Jekyll reminds me of those Senior Conferences. It seems like as soon as we show up, it's time to head home! This year, though, we're taking extra photos and reminiscing about favorite memories, unsure of what the future holds. Master 4-H ...
What a magical weekend at Wahsega 4-H Center we've had for Master 4-H Camp. There was a proposal up by the waterfall as people began arriving, and tonight (Saturday) Scott and I are getting married by the covered bridge. Ward Creek has never rushed through camp quite so quickly, or deeply, on any of my trips since I was 14 years old, so maybe it will wash all the snakes downstream. The waterwheel is even ...
Ninety-three Newton 4-H'ers, teen leaders and adults spent the week at the time-honored tradition of 4-H summer camp. This year, the Cloverleaf campers joined nearly 800 other campers at Rock Eagle 4-H Center as Shawnees competing for the tribal shield.
Newton 4-H'ers were part of the record 117 participants in the 55th 4-H Citizenship Ceremony at State 4-H Council last month.
Newton 4-H'ers brought home top honors the last week in horse and livestock competitions.
It is so much easier to do it ourselves. Why waste 30 minutes having someone else do it two or three times, when we could have done it in 10 minutes? But if you have a child or teenager in your life, sometimes you just need to step back. Most of the time, we never even notice we're doing things for a young person, such as signing him in at the doctor and filling out ...
In 1975, Frank W. Fitch added cabins at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, but nothing like the ones you've likely stayed in. He built small wooden huts in the woods for a more traditional camping experience.
Sometimes people mistakenly think we get the summer off. Instead, there have been 12 third graders through fifth graders and 11 middle school and high school youths in the 4-H office all week, trapped by the storms. Yet a few times, I actually had to sneak down the hall to peer inside the room to see if they were even still there. The youths were listening intently as a teen leader led a lesson or ...
School's out and 4-H is kicking off a huge summer of fun for all ages. Call us at 770-784-2010 with any questions, or visit us on the second floor of the Newton County Administration Building from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed on Memorial Day).
The bell tower chimes 10 a.m. on a beautiful Saturday morning in Oxford, as hundreds of black-robed graduates march across the courtyard following a bagpiper.
Five years ago, an eighth grade 4-H'er came up to me at Relay for Life, excitedly telling me how 4-H should have a team.