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Texas County 4-H Club to take shape


Texas County 4-H is introducing the start of a new 4-H Club. The Texas County 4-H Club will be having an informational meeting for all interested families and potential volunteers on Thursday, Sep. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cabool Second Baptist Church. This meeting is for all families and volunteers interested in joining the 4-H program. 4-H is involved in many parts of the community and gives every child a place where they can belong. The positive development of youth that 4-H instills has also been proven to increase confidence, increase problem solving ability and increase the likelihood that they will be a contributing member of their community.  It is a very exciting time to be a 4-H member and there are options for everybody!

“Club leaders will be Joey and Faith Anderson,” said Janice Weddle, County Engagement Specialist in Youth Development with the University of Missouri Extension. “Both volunteers have a strong foundation and are very passionate about helping our local youth. I am very grateful for volunteers like these.”. 

Joey and Faith Anderson own and manage a beef cattle operation in Texas County with their two kids, Joshua, 6, and Chloe, 3. Joey grew up showing steers in 4-H in Colorado, and Faith was active in her local FFA Chapter. “The leaders are excited to get kids involved in all that 4-H has to offer, and look forward to starting a club. We hope you can make it to the meeting to see if 4-H would be a good fit for your family. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the program,” Weddle said. 

For more information, contact Janice Weddle, County Engagement Specialist in Youth Development, at the University of Missouri Extension by email at weddlejd@missouri.edu or phone at 417-349-4134.    


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