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4-H salutes local youth heroes

"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.

May 22, 2009 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Our body of work is yet to come

If I didn't know better, I'd say President Obama has been taking lessons from the Georgia Master 4-H Club.

May 17, 2009 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Looking beyond numbers — the true value of 4-H

On Monday night, we're rolling out the red carpet for this year's star 4-H'ers and volunteer leaders.

May 08, 2009 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

The mysterious case of the contaminated recycling

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.

May 01, 2009 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

4-H traditions endure the test of time

I enjoyed one of my favorite 4-H traditions this week: dinner at the Varsity.

April 24, 2009 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Learning safety through shooting sports

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.

April 17, 2009 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

Clean out your closet for 4-H

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.

April 10, 2009 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Food from 4-H

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.

April 05, 2009 | Terri Kimble | Education

4-H Operation Military Kids

As a kid, "military" meant something historical or romantic to me.

April 03, 2009 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Lighting up life

In late 1800s, electric lights and the first batteries were combined to make flashlights.

March 27, 2009 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Newton 4-H’ers laugh, cry and win

"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.

March 20, 2009 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Livestock team earns state honors

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.

March 13, 2009 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Sit up, polish your shoes, don’t eat the bread

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.

March 06, 2009 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

Facebook for "adults"

If you're not on Facebook, you're part of an ever shrinking crowd these days.

February 27, 2009 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

You need a Plan E

"It's always good to have a Plan B, but you've got to have a Plan E - for education," Thurbert Baker told the Newton Youth Leadership Institute students.

February 20, 2009 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

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