Newton County 4-H member Flannery Peay (on right) represented Northwest District at State 4-H Congress this week at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. She competed in Performing Arts Instrumental, one of the largest projects in the state, and finished in fourth place. As part of the competition, Peay completed a year's portfolio work including performing arts work, leadership and service, then also arranged her own four-minute old-time fiddle piece. She was accompanied by County Extension Agent Terri Fullerton.
It hardly seems like it's nearly the end of summer already.
Anytime someone heads out for a night at a restaurant, the diner looks for an experience they can't find in their home kitchen.
Splashing through a creek.
What if the SWAT team never practiced?
As twilight faded into a rainy night, we circled the Iwo Jima memorial in a charter bus with Georgia, Florida and New Mexico 4-H members.
In Georgia 4-H, most of us call Rock Eagle our home away from home.
We're down to the last days of camp registration, and lucky for you there are still a few spaces available! Are your ready for your child to have the most amazing week of adventure?
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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.
"If you have a free Saturday, you don't have to sit around 'vegging' out in front of the TV or computer; you can be part of something special in our community," said Kacie Gartner, a Liberty Middle eighth grader.
We hope you'll join in the festivities as we celebrate 108 years of 4-H in Newton County.
In the lobby of Oak Hill Elementary, the trophy case is packed full of recognition.
In barely more than 10 years since opening, the students, faculty and staff have earned a variety of trophies, but eight bear the 4-H logo.
On my trip to Australia, I traveled with a scrapbook of 4-H'ers favorites.
Newton 4-H is bursting at the seams, literally.
A teacher told me this week, "If only students remembered lessons as well as commercials."