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AUGUSTA — Our January meeting was cancelled due to weather and other circumstances, but we had a great turn out for our February meeting. It was held February 21 at 6:30 pm at the Augusta Elementary School.

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ROMNEY — The Herders and Homemakers 4 H Club met Jan. 10 at Romney Presbyterian Church. Teen Leaders gathered before the meeting with the Cloverbuds and new members to conduct a project workshop. During the workshop, each teen leader paired with a Cloverbud or new member to help them complet…

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Angie Davis, Tracy Hott and Leah Kidner, all Hampshire County 4-H volunteer leaders, were recently inducted into the West Virginia 4-H All Stars during the recent young adult conference at WVU Jackson’s Mill. Special thanks to 4-H volunteer leader Cynthia Corbin and 4-H members Robbie Paugh …

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Springfield Mountaineer 4-H Club opened the new year with a meeting in September. They are expanding this year and are excited to see the club continue to grow. During the October meeting they elected officers and spent time going over the various projects available and making selections.

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On Dec. 20, the River Road Sodbusters held their last meeting of the year. Club President Vanessa Hicks presided over the meeting. Nathan Sions and Ariel Smith led the American and 4-H pledges. John, Christian and Grant Hicks provided special readings. Health Officer Grant Hicks handed out 2…

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The On the Level 4-H Club met in December for their Christmas party. Twelve members were present for the celebration. Members received many outstanding awards at the achievement program, which were given out by the leader. Seven members made posters for the county poster contest. Tyler Swish…

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The Rise N Shine 4 H Club held their meeting Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order by President Mulledy Jane Cook. Taylor Treadway led the group with the Pledge of Allegiance. The 4-H pledge was led by Kirsten Hiett and Daisy Dalrymple. Devotions were given by Cora Alderman, L…

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The Augusta Wide Awake 4-H Club has been busy. They held their November meeting Nov. 17, starting with pledges then roll call where members answered by saying how many years they had been in 4-H. Secretary’s report was read and accepted. Treasurer’s report was read with a new balance due to …

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ROMNEY — The Herders and Homemakers 4 H Club recently joined community efforts and participated in the packing of shoeboxes. About a dozen members participated in packing shoeboxes Nov. 23 at the Romney Methodist Church. Operation Christmas Child partners with organizations across the United…

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The multi-sensory program at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind was very fortunate to have a wonderful donation from Landon Dunham with the help of his 4-H group, Saddles and Smiles from Jefferson County, Charles Town. The multi-sensory program consists of deaf, blind or de…

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ROMNEY — The Herders and Homemakers 4 H club met Sunday, Dec. 13, at Romney Presbyterian Church for their monthly meeting. The club held their yearly Christmas party after a short business meeting. Items discussed at the business meeting included donating to Warm the Children and the Rada Fu…

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County 4-H members demonstrated their creative talents during this year’s 4-H poster contest. Posters were judged and put on display in the Hampshire County Public Library Nov. 16-30. Hampshire County 4-H’ers could choose from the following categories: 4-H Promotion, which strives to increas…

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Three Hampshire County 4-H members earned the prestigious I Dare You Award during this year’s 4-H Achievement Banquet and Awards program. This award goes to 4-H'ers in Hampshire County who best exemplify the 4-H ideals of leadership, achievement and 4-fold development. This prestigious award…

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Pictured left to right, front row, are Regan Rowzee, vice president; Mulledy Jane Cook, president; Taylor Treadway, secretary; back row, Ethan Thorne, reporter; Olivia Bohrer, song leader; Lily Dalrymple, song leader; River Boward, health officer; Daisy Dalrymple, treasurer; Solomon Boward, …

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AUGUSTA — The Augusta Wide Awake 4-H Club held its first meeting of the new year Oct. 13. The meeting was held at Augusta Elementary School. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. With it being the first meeting, there was a lot to go over. First, members went over the rules about the …

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LEVELS — The On the Level 4-H Club held its first meeting of the new year Sunday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. at the Levels Fire Hall. Kayla Didawick called the meeting to order. Tyler Swisher read "October."

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Hampshire County Outstanding 4-H All Star was awarded to Sheri Coleman. Coleman has served as a West Virginia 4-H volunteer for 20 years. She currently serves as the organizational club leader for the Springfield Mountaineers 4-H Club. Coleman serves as a 4-H camp counselor on the county and…

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River Road Sodbusters 4-H Club held their November meeting at St. Luke Church. Club President Vanessa Hicks presided over the meeting. Grant Hicks led the club in the American and 4-H pledges. Emily and Sarah Pownell gave the readings. Health officer Grant Hicks provided tips on how to keep …

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On Oct. 19, the Trailblazers had another great meeting. Members opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H pledge. Sarah Ladd read a fall poem and Bible devotion. Amanda Twigg gave the secretary’s report. The club had a lot of new business, including choosing projects for t…

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CAPON BRIDGE — On Sunday, Oct. 18, the Fort Edwards 4-H club met at Capon Bridge Elementary School and elected the new 2015-2016 office members. Those elected are co-Presidents Allison Hott and Jordan Clark, co-Vice Presidents Sam Cookman and John Parker, co-secretaries Bradley Sions and Han…

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The Herders and Homemakers 4 H Club traveled to the Shenandoah Miniature Golf Course at Gainesboro, Va., Oct. 11. The group gathered at the site and enjoyed an evening of “nitelite” miniature golf. Members played regular miniature golf but used a lighted ball with low level lighting in the d…

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On Sunday, Oct. 18, River Road Sodbusters 4-H Club met at Brookdale Farms for its 1st meeting of the year. Prior to the meeting members enjoyed a 4-H family picnic. Following the picnic, the meeting was called to order by club President Vanessa Hicks. John and Christian Hicks led the America…

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Marissa Coyle, Ben Ritz and Amanda Twigg recently represented the West Virginia 4-H program at the National Junior Horticulture Convention (NJHA) in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 9-12. The convention was attended by youth delegates from across the nation. The West Virginia team placed 10th in the nati…

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ROMNEY — Local 4-H’ers recently participated in a horticulture learning contest. The hands-on learning opportunity allowed 4-H’ers to learn to recognize and identify horticulture specimens (plants, vegetables, fruits, seeds, trees). 4-H’ers also learned how to judge horticulture products, le…

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AUGUSTA — On Sept. 21, the Trailblazers held their first terrific meeting of the year. The newly elected president is Destiny Snyder, vice president is Kellsey Savage, secretary is Amanda Twigg, treasurer is Jackson Savage and reporter is Sarah Ladd. The club historian is Alison Twigg, Randi…

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MORGANTOWN — State 4-H Days at West Virginia University provides opportunities for young people to participate in educational competitions and learning programs on the campus of West Virginia University. Young people are provided with opportunities to learn-by-doing through exciting STEM, He…

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MORGANTOWN — Hampshire County’s junior and senior 4-H livestock judging team members participated in the state 4-H livestock judging contest held at West Virginia University. Junior team members were Cora Alderman, Brandon Davis, Bradley Sions, Kelsey Feller, Alexa VanMeter, Anthony Ratliff …

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WESTON — West Virginia was one of 14 state teams that competed in the 36th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational from Sunday, July 26, through Thursday, July 30. Teams from Tennessee, New York and Alabama placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky…

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WESTON — Tori Reynolds of Romney Can’t Be Beat 4-H Club, Luke Corbin of Capon Bridge Fort Edwards 4-H Club and Madison Draper of Herders and Homemakers 4-H Club were recently inducted into the West Virginia 4-H All Stars during the recent Alpha I State 4-H Camp at WVU Jackson’s Mill.

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MORGANTOWN — Hampshire County 4-H’ers recently traveled to the WVU Research Forest outside of Morgantown to engage in outdoor fun with professionals from the WVU Outdoor Education Center. 4-H’ers were able to ride the ziplines set up in the forest while also learning the science behind the sport.

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To celebrate Earth Day in April, the Herders and Homemakers 4 H club completed a community service project at Hampshire High School. Approximately 22 members assembled at the school Sunday April 12, to complete a trash cleanup on the football grounds and around the school. The purpose of the…