One of the most valuable things I've learned working with youths is to always be open to change and to enjoy life as it comes.
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'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."
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.