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Missouri 4-H career-readiness programs get $75,000 boost

Missouri 4-H has received $75,000 from Healthy Blue’s affiliated Foundation to help young people across the state explore colleges and careers. The 4-H Youth Futures College Within Reach program, developed by the University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, is a college orientation program that includes ongoing local mentoring, campus visits, and a […]

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Director of Agriculture announces funding for local 4-H, FFA youth service projects

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 14 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s 2021 Building Our American Communities grant program. Six local chapters of the National FFA Organization and eight Missouri 4-H clubs statewide have been awarded funds for their community service projects this year. “It’s […]

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Audio: Missouri Senator Josh Hawley says he’ll vote no on the National Defense Authorization Act

Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley plans to vote against the annual bill that authorizes funding for the U.S. military.     The Kansas City Star reports that Hawley announced his intention on Wednesday to vote against the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) following a veto threat from President Donald Trump. Hawley said he […]

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Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce announces results of “74th Annual Holiday Parade”

With just over 50 entries, the 74th Annual Holiday Parade “Home for the Holidays, sponsored by Hedrick Medical Center & HyVee, was carried out in true community tradition. The parade was announced live from the courthouse location on Washington by Dave Rogers and Bill Shaffer. Entries were judged on the use of theme, originality, and […]

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Missouri 4-H holds virtual livestock judging contest

The 2020 University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest recently took place virtually. More than 100 youth from across the state applied their evaluation and communication skills in this contest. “Youth involved with the livestock judging program develop key life skills to aid in their future career success,” says Maria Calvert, state 4-H […]

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Governor Parson proclaims Missouri will observe National 4-H Week

Youths, parents, volunteers, and alumni across the country are celebrating everything 4-H during National 4-H Week, October 6-12. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a proclamation calling for Missouri to observe National 4-H Week this year. Missouri 4-H is celebrating by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H […]

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4-H and Tractor Supply Company kick off Fall Paper Clover Campaign

Young people in Missouri 4-H participate in programs that help them develop the skills they need to succeed in their lives and careers. This fall, local Tractor Supply Co. stores continue their long-standing partnership with 4-H for the 2019 Fall Paper Clover campaign to let more youths experience 4-H’s youth-led, hands-on programming. From Oct. 9 […]

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Audio: World War II Veteran Starting a Holocaust Library in Northwest Missouri’s Cameron

A World War II veteran who helped liberate a concentration camp has started a Holocaust library in northwest Missouri’s Cameron.      96-year-old Bill Pollard served as an Army medic during World War II and also the Korean War. Pollard says he is doing everything he can to honor the millions murdered during the Holocaust, […]

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Audio: $600k settlement reached between state and Missouri corrections worker

A Missouri Department of Corrections employee has won a $600,000 settlement from the state after she alleged male co-workers at two state prisons regularly harassed her.     The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports the taxpayer-funded payout, approved in January, included just over $297,000 to prison caseworker Jennifer LaFleur and more than $303,000 to attorneys […]

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4-H partners with Feeding Missouri for statewide food drive in February

This February, Missouri 4-H is partnering with Feeding Missouri in a first-of-its-kind statewide food drive. All of the state’s more than 1,600 4-H clubs, serving youth ages 5 to 18, are invited to participate. Throughout February, 4-H’ers across Missouri will engage in a friendly service competition to see which clubs can contribute the greatest amount […]

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Four members of Newtown 4-H club attend conference in Columbia

Four members of the Newtown Community 4-H Club learned leadership skills at the 4-H Teen Conference in Columbia. Johannes Oaks, Landry Oaks, Grant Oaks, and Brett Otto joined more than 270 4-Hers ages 11 to 13 from 62 Missouri counties for workshops and activities. State 4-H Program Leader Doctor Alison Copeland and University of Missouri […]

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Community improvement grants available to 4-H and FFA youth

Developing a thriving rural Missouri is important to FCS Financial. The Shaping Rural Missouri grant program offers Missouri 4-H and FFA organizations $500 grants to implement projects that will benefit their rural communities and youth development. “Providing opportunities for rural community development is important to FCS Financial because our employees and customers live in these […]