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4-H week
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You've probably noticed this week that we've been featuring a 4-H story each day this week on our front page. If you haven't read them, you can find them on

These articles have told the stories of dedicated children, teenagers and young adults who have been bettering themselves and preparing themselves for the future through the 4-H program.

It's refreshing to see stories about young people who display such strength of character and to read about their parents who support them in their endeavors.

We would also like to commend the local 4-H program and local 4-H educator Terri Kimble, who does a fantastic job keeping the youths involved in the program.

Newton County was the birthplace of the 4-H program in 1904, when it was called the Boys Corn Club. Today, the program is open to boys and girls from age 9 to 19. You can learn more about the program at

We'd like to wish the program the best for many more years and wish its members a good National 4-H week.