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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Middle and high school 4-H'ers trained 114 5th grade 4-H officers on Tuesday. They taught how to follow the meeting order and what each officer's role involves.
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 Borne on his back - an indigo so bright That just a glimpse of his distinctive flight, All swoop and flurry, captivates the eye... - George Bradley, "A Scrap of Sky" The next time you're out at Gaither's Plantation for a wedding or other event, keep ...
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. It doesn't seem to matter what we're collecting, or even if it's a competition; we can collect anything. Over the last eight years we've collected thousands of pounds of pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Last year, we collected more than 2,300 books for Leap into Learning. No matter what the item, we have 4-H'ers and community members ready to make us top in the state. Once again, ...
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.