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.
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What child hasn't begged for a pet dog or cat?
What are you and I doing to give our next generation a clear path to leadership?
Last week, I shared highlights from junior 4-H portfolios, so this week, it's time to talk about our senior 4-H'ers.
What an incredible, exhausting, exhilarating week!
We made a list and we checked it twice. (Or maybe 12 or 13 times.)
I rarely watch TV news, partly because I rarely sit still long enough to watch any TV.
"There's nothing to eat. There's nothing to drink," said Darien DeBrule, according to his mother, Kenlyn Patterson.
We can count how many books a youth donated or how many hours they cleaned up a riverbed.
Do you ever wonder about the doughnut hole?
'Tis the week for shopping.
Legend has it that Santa's reindeer just couldn't hack it in Australia.
That's right-in under five years, with your help, we have recycled 10,000 books back into our own community.
You're late for another deadline. There are 16 emails waiting for responses with more coming in every time you turn around. Two programs need to be scheduled, but the calendar is already packed. The phone is ringing...
Every time I say we're in our busiest part of the year, an even busier month comes along.
Do you know a sophomore or junior in high school who shows leadership potential?
Eight years ago, Oak Hill Elementary 4-H clubs began winning their series of "School of the Year" trophies for 4-H work.