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What's Happening with 4-H in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties
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Youth Had Fun at Science Siesta

Twenty girls experienced a hospital setting at the 2015 Science Siesta program recently.  Thanks to Hammond-Henry Hospital for the great experience.  We got the see the lab where blood is drawn and cultured, the emergency room, Imaging (cat scans and MRI machines), surgery and physical therapy including the pool, and exercise equipment!  The staff along with Julie West were superb to w...

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County Agricultural Fairs Contribute to Local Economies in Illinois

Congratulations to the Mercer County 4-H Federation who contributed to this study during the 2014 Mercer County Fair!  Attendees of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs (IAAF) annual meeting heard the results of the Economic Impact of Illinois Agricultural Fairs study conducted in the summer of 2014. The study, conducted by the University of Illinois Extensio...

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Volunteer for a Short Time!

Too busy to think about volunteering for a long commitment? Look to 4-H and University of Illinois Extension for various ways to assist in new and engaging ways to help youth learn valuable life skills. Are you looking for a short term commitment? Do you need to fulfill a requirement for work, school or a club? Are you interested in having a strong impact on youth and a good investment on your...

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Three Youth to Attend National 4-H Congress

Posted by Cheryl Geitner -
Top 4-H members across the nation will gather in Atlanta, Ga. for the 93rd National 4-H Congress scheduled for Nov. 28 through Dec. 2. 4-H members earned the right to attend by excelling in their 4-H project work. Members are evaluated on their work in project mastery, leadership, community service and citizenship throughout their entire 4-H career. Illinois will be represented at Natio...

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Mercer and Henry 4-H Scholarships Announced

Posted by Cheryl Geitner -
We are grateful for the sponsors of the 4-H scholarships recently announced.  In memory of Patti Jeanne Higgins, the following youth from Mercer County will receive college scholarships based on their outstanding 4-H contributions. Kelton Cheline - Alexis All Stars Brea Simkins - Alexis All Stars The Henry County 4-H Foundation also recent...

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Rock Island 4-H Members Scholarship Recipients

Posted by Cheryl Geitner -
Two Rock Island County 4-H members were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments by being named the 2014 Bert Blood 4-H Scholarship recipients.  The scholarship is sponsored by the Rock Island Rotary Club and University of Illinois Extension. Receiving scholarships were Lucas Crawford, Taylor Ridge, with a $1,250 scholarship, son of Mary Kay and Lauren Crawford; and Jenna P...

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Waste Oil Collected as Fundraiser for National Champion Judging Team

Posted by Cheryl Geitner -
A waster oil collection fundraiser is being held for Carson Hank, Aledo, and Tyson Schulte, Sherrard, members of the National Champion Livestock Judging Team.  The youth are raising funds to participate in the International Livestock Judging and Agricultural Tour in Scotland, Ireland, and Great Britain in June. May 3, 8;00 to 11:00 am, Gold State FS in Aledo.  Drop off any amount of use...

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