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.
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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.
"I hope you're proud that your parent works for the military. Because I say that's something to be proud of. 4-H cares for you," wrote a 6th grade 4-H'er. At our home school 4-H meeting this week, we talked a little about what it means to have a parent in the military.
If I didn't know better, I'd say President Obama has been taking lessons from the Georgia Master 4-H Club.
On Monday night, we're rolling out the red carpet for this year's star 4-H'ers and volunteer leaders.
Last weekend residents kicked off the Great American Cleanup at 8 a.m., or so they thought. Really, 4-H'ers kicked off the event at 12:01 a.m.
I enjoyed one of my favorite 4-H traditions this week: dinner at the Varsity.
The solitary "crack" of a BB pellet hitting its target breaks the silence of the Walton County Livestock Barn. Then a volley of shots begin to hit their marks, kicking off the district 4-H BB match.
I have an ancient laptop which thinks it is 1986 every time you turn it on. It will only come on, of course, if it is plugged in because the battery died years ago, and a new battery is more than the computer is worth.
Rallying to collect cans: 4-H'ers in Ms. Ethel Hall's club at Oak Hill Elementary collected 111 cans of food for the Community Food Pantry. The food pantry accepts donations at its location at 7125 Turner Lake Circle in Covington and may be reached at (770)784-0037.
As a kid, "military" meant something historical or romantic to me.
In late 1800s, electric lights and the first batteries were combined to make flashlights.
"I have three brothers and sisters, do you think I ever have a chance to talk?" said Michelle Lewis to a crowd of 270 middle-schoolers from across northwest Georgia last Friday night. "That makes me a good listener," she continued.
At 6 a.m. on a below-freezing Saturday morning, I found myself trying to stay warm at the UGA Livestock Barn, realizing why I was never tough enough to show livestock.
No one pays attention to how you eat your bread, how many bites of steak you cut up, or how your shoes look - right? As a high school student, I was convinced those rules were ancient history, something we were being taught in the Youth Leadership Institute and at the 4-H winners' conference as things our agents wished we'd bring back to popularity.