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November 17, 2017

4-H Members in Texas County
Recognized at Awards Night

HOUSTON, Mo. — Texas County 4-H Recognition Night was held during November in conjunction with the University of Missouri Texas County Annual Extension Council Banquet.

"4-H'ers do many wonderful things throughout the program year. This year Texas County had four clubs with 158 members and 55 adult volunteers," said Janice Emery Weddle, 4-H youth development specialist with University of Missouri Extension. "Youth that participated in awards night completed project records and recognition forms on the projects they had completed during the program year."

The classes are divided by 4-H age, with Clover kids being age 5-7, level 1 being age 8 to 10, level 2 being age 11 to 13, and level 3 being age 14 to 18.

Clover kid participants were: Clara Pereslete, Heidi Pereslete, Vera Pereslete, and Kit Benne.

Level 1 participants were: Dae Barker, Lilly Hines, Brody Adkison, Samantha Hall, Addison Neugeauer, Shiane Parish and Adam Hagler. Third place honors went to Neugebauer, second place honores when to Shianne Parish and first place was recovered by Adam Hagler.

Level Two participants with 4-H include the following: Ashlynn Burns, Ashlynn Burns, Ashlynn Burns, Wayne Gann-Strohschein, Colin Jackson, Devin Casey, Jonathan Hagler, Rhease Manier, Brayden Smith and Pierce Ford. Third place honors went to Rhease Manier, second place to Brayden Smith and first to Pierce Ford.

Project record participants included Case Jones, Kaitlyn Davis, Hunter Swingle, Max Bittle, Emery Christeson, Braden Christeson, Addison Cook, Ben Steelman, Bennie Lee Cook Jr and Brighton Hutson.

The Houston 4-H Club received the state recognized community service award. This award is based on the percentage of members of a club that participate in community service. Houston 4-H Club was recognized for having 49% club participation in community service.

The Texas County 4-H Program also recognized the outstanding volunteers that are the foundation of this strong program. "Our volunteers are not only an asset to the 4-H program but an asset to this community. Thank you to them for making the community a better place for us all! A huge thank you to all that support Texas County 4-H," Weddle said.

For more information on joining 4-H, or being an adult volunteer, contact Regional Youth Development Specialist, Janice Weddle, at the University of Missouri Texas County Extension office at 417-967-4545 or by email at

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Level 1 and Clover Kids

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Level 2

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Project Records group

Source: Janice Emery Weddle,(417) 967-4545

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