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What's Happening with 4-H in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties

Waste Oil Collected as Fundraiser for National Champion Judging Team

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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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 1:13PM on 4/6/2014
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Local 4-H members part of Legislative Team

Five local teens promoted the value of the 4-H program as part of Illinois’ delegation to the Illinois Capitol as part of Illinois 4-H’s Legislative Connection. From Mercer County Sidney Roling and Courtney Wiedenmann attended and from Rock Island County Sarah Callahan, Maya Chavez and Shelby Ledbetter attended along with Lindy Couch from Henry County w...

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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 1:08PM on 4/4/2014
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4-H Members Excel While Learning

It certainly has been a whirlwind kind of fall with winter rapidly approaching!  We have been so proud of our 4-H members who have gone above and beyond our expectations! Jonathan Schroeder was selected to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia for his outstanding accomplishments in 4-H!  We hope he had a great time there! Two teens were recently selected to be part of...

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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 8:26PM on 12/4/2013
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4-H Observes National Celebration

4-Hers in the county will join the 7 million other youth currently in 4-H in celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 6-12....

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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 10:23AM on 10/7/2013
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National Leader Talks 4-H

At my recent national conference for professional development, Don Floyd, National 4-H Council Executive Director talked about 4-H at the national level.  Here are several of his key points:4-H is made up of special young people and volunteers: Our programs are making the best kids better We have high quality youth development programs We have research that proves th...

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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 1:28PM on 9/26/2013
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Celebrating Volunteers

Next week, April 21-27, is National Volunteer Week where we will celebrate volunteers service to our organization.  With our limited staff it is amazing how our programs and events are extended to many more people and agencies through our volunteers!  Last evening we had an appreciation dinner for our volunteers in our four county area.  What a great group of people who volunteer their time and ef...

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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 11:57AM on 4/17/2013
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It's 4-H Scholarship Time

In each of the four counties in our unit of Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark, 4-H scholarships are being awarded to youth who have made 4-H a part of their life.  How great it is to talk with youth who continued with 4-H for a long time.  The benefits are truly amazing!  To see youth who can speak in front of others without being nervous, speak intelligently about a topic they are...

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Posted by Cheryl Geitner at 4:55PM on 4/9/2013
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