Newton County 4-H member Flannery Peay (on right) represented Northwest District at State 4-H Congress this week at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. She competed in Performing Arts Instrumental, one of the largest projects in the state, and finished in fourth place. As part of the competition, Peay completed a year's portfolio work including performing arts work, leadership and service, then also arranged her own four-minute old-time fiddle piece. She was accompanied by County Extension Agent Terri Fullerton.
It hardly seems like it's nearly the end of summer already.
Anytime someone heads out for a night at a restaurant, the diner looks for an experience they can't find in their home kitchen.
Splashing through a creek.
What if the SWAT team never practiced?
As twilight faded into a rainy night, we circled the Iwo Jima memorial in a charter bus with Georgia, Florida and New Mexico 4-H members.
In Georgia 4-H, most of us call Rock Eagle our home away from home.
We're down to the last days of camp registration, and lucky for you there are still a few spaces available! Are your ready for your child to have the most amazing week of adventure?
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When 4-H leaders walk into a fifth grade classroom, the students smile and start sneaking notebooks back into their desks. They seem to think they get a break from learning for the next hour.
While 4-H in Newton County turns 110 this year, and Cooperative Extension celebrated a century of service just this week, it was the last nine years of those organizations being celebrated at the 4-H banquet recently.
My husband said he ought to look up an old teacher from high school - a teacher, who for some reason, seemed to think he should learn certain math skills before graduating.
Judge Horace Johnson broke the news to Newton Youth Leadership Institute participants this week: "wrestling isn't real."
It feels a little weird to be working on the 2014-2015 calendar already, but it's nearly summer and time will soon be flying as we head off to camps and summer fun.
After speaking to the Lions Club of Oxford this week about 4-H opportunities, I noticed yet again that my old classmates simply aren't present in service clubs.
If you're not on Facebook, you probably haven't heard about the latest polar plunges and make-up-free selfies.
For 4-H members in the seventh through 12th grades, project work begins on Jan. 1 of the previous year.
Nineteen young people, ranging from second to the 12th grade won over $5,000 in cash prizes, buckles and trophies at the Newton County Livestock Show this month.
On Monday, we're hosting Kenyan 4-H members for a brief visit while they are in Atlanta for National 4-H Congress.
I can't hold my eyes open after 10 p.m., so watching movies at midnight was not my idea.
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.