I've been asking children, "Does American history only happen to famous people?"
One of the highlights of National 4-H Congress is the chance to see Miss America, Olympians, national elected officials, and other nationally known personalities.
I was in college on September 11, 2001. In those long days afterward, friends would discuss how they never wanted to bring kids into this ...
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If you don't know a bagworm from fall webworm, call a 4-H'er.
If any photograph is supposed to be worth a thousand words, Laura Greenich's portraits and scenes must be an entire book chapter.
Last week I discussed how it seems we never visit local places, even though they're often inexpensive and require little travel.
I have had the incredible opportunity to explore the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, Can., this week on vacation.
I can't believe we now have 24 public schools in Newton County, counting the theme, alternative and charter schools.
It makes it tough to figure out how to deliver 4-H to every student, but we're up for the challenge.
Does one monkey stop the show?
Since 1966, Dr. Bo Ryles has been a 4-H'er, camp counselor, program assistant, 4-H agent, district agent, specialist and, most recently, our state 4-H leader.
She peers intently through safety glasses at the tiny plastic tube in her gloves and carefully drips a thick, chocolate-looking substance inside until it reaches the brim.
A bluebird, famous for the scrap of sky
There's a quiz on Facebook to determine if you're the "Ultimate Georgia 4-H'er."
At Wahsega 4-H Center, you can gaze across Ward Creek watching the kids and snakes and think time is standing still.
Newton 4-H'ers know how to collect.
People comment that I work with kids who are exceptions to the rule - the "good" kids.
I'm sitting under a huge live oak with Spanish moss dripping from the limbs, peering through the fog on my laptop screen caused by the humidity.
One week from today, 110 tired 4-H'ers and leaders will be headed home from Tybee Island.
You'll be reading about camp and hopefully checking out photos on the community section of paper's Web site.
To all the graduates, whether in fifth grade or college: take all the advice with a grain of salt, including mine.
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