The bell tower chimes 10 a.m. on a beautiful Saturday morning in Oxford, as hundreds of black-robed graduates march across the courtyard following a bagpiper.
Five years ago, an eighth grade 4-H'er came up to me at Relay for Life, excitedly telling me how 4-H should have a team.
Despite strong competition from several schools, Oak Hill Elementary again topped the charts in Newton 4-H this year.
Spring fever has hit, and we're only weeks away from the long days of summer.
I spent Saturday morning sitting on the back of a pickup at the Walton County Agricultural Center, listening as the 4-H'ers and parents sat around in safety orange T-shirts waiting on each shooter's turn.
Forty-five Cloverleaf 4-H'ers in the fourth through sixth grades competed at District Project Achievement this year. Each researched, wrote and presented a 4- to 6-minute illustrated talk on a topic of his or her choice. They presented in club meetings, at County Project Achievement and at District Project Achievement.
It might be a gloomy Saturday morning riding across Atlanta, but for the nearly 50 fourth, fifth and sixth graders who arrived, loaded a bus before 7:30 a.m. in Covington, the excitement level is high.
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As I wrote my column last week at Rock Eagle during Junior Senior 4-H Project Achievement, one 4-H'er walked by, clearly upset.
So far, on this rainy Saturday morning, I've learned about colic in horses, canine arthritis, nuclear radiation and tidal energy.
What sound does a kangaroo make? What clubs do Australian youth join? How do Australian youth serve their communities? Do toilets flush the other direction in the southern hemisphere? 4-H'ers are preparing questions for Australian youth before I head over in mid April, some more serious than others. I am honored to be one of only 4 non-Rotarians to travel with the Rotary International Group Study Exchange (GSE) this year to the state of Western ...
Walking through the Atlanta airport in December, I felt a rush of happiness when I saw troops making their way through the crowds, almost running, to reunite with their families.
The finest examples of beef cattle, hogs and breeding ewes in Newton County go head to head on Saturday, Feb. 11, as 4-H'ers and FFA members compete at the Newton Classic Livestock Show. The free show is open to the public, and begins at 10 a.m. at the Newton High livestock barn, located behind the new brick building. Children and adults alike will enjoy watching students from second to 12th grade as they exhibit ...
Don't miss the Farmers & Market Bulletin It's time to renew your subscription to the Farmers and Market Bulletin. Or maybe you never subscribed last year when the publication by the Georgia Department of Agriculture had to convert to paid subscriptions, but you've missed seeing all the interesting ads. Don't worry - our 4-H'ers would love to help you renew or begin your subscription and save you some postage. In-state subscriptions are only $10 ...
Rock Eagle 4-H Center continues to change as cabins are gutted, torn down and replaced with beautiful new cabins.
The Georgia Cattlemen's Association honored Ted Wynne at the Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents meeting with the Outstanding County Agent of the Year award.
Tickets are selling quickly, so don't miss out on your chance to see Clovers and Company perform on Jan. 21.
I hope you are enjoying time together with family and friends, celebrating old traditions and beginning new ones.
Can your child order dinner at a restaurant? Seems simple enough, right? But looking at a menu, it's easy to order up that big dinner combination, and an appetizer, a drink, cheese dip, dessert... and suddenly you don't have enough money for the meal, much less tax and tip. This time of year, we tend to have middle and high school students in the office a lot, and we all go to lunch together. It's ...
I can still remember the worst part of swimming lessons: trying to hold my head under water. I hated it, and I still do. In fact, I can't even sink if I want to - I simply can't swim underwater, or dive down to get those silly little sticks and other diving toys. And I most certainly cannot open my eyes under water, ever. So going snorkeling in beautiful Hanauma Bay in Oahu, Hawaii, was ...
I've written several times before about my friend Ann, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago.
4-H'ers studied water pollution this month and how quickly one small piece of garbage can add up to a much larger problem.
They may just give Dasher, Dancer, Vixen and Rudolph a run for their money. The Newton 4-H rein-lambs and the 4-H'ers leading them had such a great time leading Santa into the Square, I think they may be challenging the original reindeer to a few reindeer games. I'm one of those folks who doesn't think we ought to start Christmas too early, but somehow Thursday night didn't quite seem like Christmas. Seemed a little more ...