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.
If you've ever been to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center auditorium, you know the stage is fairly tall. Maybe that's why Dr. Bo Ryles always seemed 10 feet tall to me as he served as state 4-H leader through my middle- and high-school years.
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If you compare the photos side by side, you'll spot differences between those first 4-H winners back in 1905 and those of today.
One of my 4-H'ers said that she has attended school with the same people for 12 years. At school, people decided who she was a long time ago, and she feels like she can't do much to change their image of her. But at 4-H events, she can be anyone she wants to be - and boy does she shine. I felt much the same in school, living for each 4-H event to be that ...
Who remembers the little stuffed animal mouse tucked into a hole in the wall at the children's library? I've heard those murals are still painted on some of the walls over at the building near the square where so many of my generation spent the summer checking out towering stacks of books and listening to library programs.
I have a nomination for Georgia Public Radio's "Atlanta Sounds" segment: the sound of new 4-H'ers reciting the 4-H pledge for the first time.
We ended the last 4-H year this week with the project competition of 250 of the top 4-H'ers in the state, including four from Newton County. While each of the 4-H'ers was nervously focused on the announcement of winners at State 4-H Congress, I have to admit, I wasn't nervous at all.
While Newton 4-H can always use donations and volunteers, there are often in-kind items or specific skills we could use to benefit youth.
I lived for 4-H events as a child. Bullies and stereotypes were things I associated with school, but never a 4-H event. We danced, we made new friends and we accepted each other. It also meant I had friends from everywhere, and started classes at UGA with friends in nearly every class while many of my old high school classmates looked lost. A few weeks ago, we were excited to have a 4-H'er from south ...
It's 12:20 a.m. Friday morning. We woke up at 6:20 a.m. here in cabin 55 at Rock Eagle 4-H center.
Watch out Covington - there are some really talented watermelon seed spitters here. Granted, my favorite part was seeing the look on children's faces when they were handed a slice of watermelon and told it was OK to spit the seeds as far as possible. 4-H Health Rocks! Day Camp is always an adventure. It's planned by the youth and adult 4-H Health Rocks! ambassadors with the help of other 4-H teen leaders and volunteer ...
Join us for an afternoon of FREE good ol' fashioned fun on the Covington square this Friday from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Among this year's high school graduates are several 4-H'ers, including two who earned top 4-H honors: Ken Galloway and Morgan Worley.
Students have been out of school four days - are they bored yet? 4-H has activities for children age nine through high school.
We had the opportunity to travel thousands of miles in the largest Rotary district in the world, while our Group Study Exchange counterparts toured north Georgia, including Covington. I met hundreds of people along the way, and experienced Australia in a way few people have the opportunity.
I've met people who surely would have been 4-H'ers if only it existed in Australia. At Mirrabooka Senior High School this week I visited a dance class where the students take turns leading warm ups and each present a demonstration about a ballroom or social dance. As the first students began their explanation of a traditional bush dance, I thought I was in for a real treat to see an Australian dance. I was more ...
"I want to go to school in America." Every student I meet seems determined to come to the U.S. to go to school. Apparently, all our schools are just like a Disney or Nickelodeon show, according to kids here.