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4-H Spotlight (09/24/14)
Cherokee County 4-H is open to any youth in grades 4th through 12th. New members can join 4-H at any time of the year. We encourage new members to join in the fall, so that they can experience the complete 4-H year, and don't feel like they have missed something...
4-H Spotlight (12/02/13)
November 10th has come and gone and I have survived yet another BIG milestone on the 4-H calendar, The Awards Banquet. This year the Awards Banquet was held at the Marcus Community Center. We started the evening with a potluck dinner. YUMMY!!! Cherokee County 4-H has the best cooks in the county!...
4-H Spotlight (09/30/13)
Cherokee County 4-H will be observing National 4-H Week from October 6-12th. Several activities have been planned. On Monday, Oct 7, Thank a Leader/Volunteer Day. Be sure to thank your leader in a special way with a tray of treats, flowers, etc. Which club can come up with the most unique idea...
Why 4-H? (09/09/13)
Through 4-H, Iowa youth can become involved in many unique educational experiences that prepare them to be effective leaders, productive citizens, outstanding communicators and successful learners. A wide spectrum of opportunities span from statewide programs, such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, to local summer camps and workshops in every county. 4-H helps prepare students to enter college and the workforce. All 100 Iowa county Extension Offices offer communication skill building events...
Irma May Burgeson (05/01/13)
Irma May Burgeson passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Spencer Hospital at the age of 103. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 29 at Maple Grove Church of God in Sutherland. Pastor Michael Hyde officiated. Interment was at the Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland. Arrangements by Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, Iowa www.warnerfuneralhome.com...
4-H Spotlight (10/03/12)
Cherokee County 4-H will be observing National 4-H Week from October 7-13th. Several activities have been planned. Friday, Oct 5th - 4-H will host Cherokee Chamber Coffee Monday, Oct 8th - Listen to KCHE for 4-H Trivia and prizes Tuesday, Oct 9th - Thank a Leader/Volunteer Day - Be sure to thank your leader in a special way with a tray of treats, flowers, etc...
4-H Spotlight (10/01/12)
Can you feel it? The excitement of a new season? The kids have started school and hopefully have settled into a routine. Friday night football games. Harvest has begun. And best of all. . . the new 4-H year is ready to start. Some clubs have already had their first meeting of the new year; some are just getting ready for the first one. ...
4-H Spotlight (09/07/12)
Cherokee County 4-H is open to any youth in grades 4th through 12th. New members can join 4-H at any time of the year. We encourage new members to join in the fall, so that they can experience the complete 4-H year, and don't feel like they have missed something...
4-H Spotlight (05/24/12)
One of the most popular 4-H events at the Cherokee County Fair is the Pride of Iowa contest. This is popular for both 4-H'ers and the public. Have you ever been to one? Well, if you haven't, why not try something new this year. Have you ever tried to make a list of all the different products that are made or grown right here in Iowa? Well the Pride of Iowa contest is an opportunity for 4-H'ers to learn more about those products. ...
4-H Spotlight (05/11/12)
Is the Clothing Revue only for those who know how to sew? No. Can modeling clothes be an educational experience? It can be in 4-H. Did you know that you can even go to the local thrift store, Goodwill, or shopping at the neighbor's garage sale can lead to an entry in the Clothing Revue. In fact the mere act of getting out of bed and selecting what to wear for the day is a learning experience in 4-H...
4-H Spotlight (04/16/12)
The week of April 15 through April 21 is National Volunteer Week. Adult volunteers play an important role in the 4-H program. Volunteers coordinate local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state and national 4-H events. It is because of the guidance these volunteers give that 4-H youth: Learn by doing, develop leadership and life skills, make new friends, give back to the community, build connections with others, and prepare, do and share...
4-H Spotlight (04/04/12)
Ah, summer just the thought of it. Can you feel the warmth and the sunshine on your face? What do you smell? The fragrance of beautiful flowers? How about the neighbor's grill? That's what we are talking about. We just can't wait. But now is the time to make your plans for the summer...
4-H Spotlight (03/23/12)
Over 60 youth and 30 adults from Sioux, O'Brien, Plymouth, Dickinson, Osceola, and Cherokee counties met at Dordt College on March 3 to celebrate and, to not only share what they learned through 4-H FIRST LEGO League (FLL), but also find out about the "next steps" of learning. ...
4-H Spotlight (03/14/12)
Are you interested in working with youth and 4-H with an emphasis on technology? Do you feel you might need some extra help and encouragement before you get started? A unique Iowa 4-H Youth Development technology program will offer adults the opportunity to experience and apply geospatial technologies through a Master Technology Volunteer training that focuses on GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). ...
4-H Spotlight (02/27/12)
The 2011-2012 4-H year is well under way. Most of the enrollment forms have been returned to my office. Of course there are still some trickling in, and that's ok. We can and will accept enrollments up until May. So if you haven't turned in your enrollment forms, please drop them off at the Extension Office...
4-H Spotlight (06/13/11)
Is the Clothing Revue only for those who know how to sew? No. Can modeling clothes be an educational experience? It can be in 4-H. Did you know that you can even go to the local thrift store, Goodwill, or shopping at the neighbor's garage sale can lead to an entry in the Clothing Revue. In fact the mere act of getting out of bed and selecting what to wear for the day is a learning experience in 4-H...
4-H Spotlight (04/18/11)
Last week was National Volunteer Week and adult volunteers play an important role in the 4-H program. Volunteers coordinate local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state and national 4-H events. It is because of the guidance these volunteers give that 4-H youth: Learn by doing, develop leadership and life skills, make new friends, give back to the community, build connections with others, and prepare, do and share...
Extension Line (04/06/11)
Two weeks ago, Extension Lines discussed bullying and the efforts of an Ida County 4-H club to address this issue. A related news release crossed my computer screen today, and I wanted to make sure parents received this information. Although schools have worked to address bullying, new technology has given children new ways to bully sometimes called cyberbullying. ...
4-H Spotlight (04/04/11)
Ah, summer. Just the thought of it. Can you feel the warmth and the sunshine on your face? What do you smell? The fragrance of beautiful flowers? How about the neighbors grill? That's what we are talking about. We just can't wait. But now is the time to make your plans for the summer...
4-H Spotlight (03/07/11)
With the temperatures outside being a little below bearable at this time of the year, it 's never too early to start planning events for the warmer summer months ahead. The new 4-H Campers list has just entered our office. 4-H Camp takes place at the beautiful 4-H Center near Madrid, Iowa. ...
4-H Spotlight (02/04/11)
The 2010-2011 4-H year is well under way. Most of the enrollment forms have been returned to my office. Of course there are still some trickling in, and that's ok. We can and will accept enrollments up until May. So if you haven't turned in your enrollment forms, please drop them off at the Extension Office...
4-H Spotlight (12/10/10)
4-H Spotlight (12/06/10)
Any Cherokee County 4-H'er who is interested in exhibiting a market beef steer, market beef heifer, a dairy market steer, or Advanced Cattle Feeding (Pen of Three) animals at the Cherokee County Fair, any district or state fair, and/or Ak-Sar-Ben must bring their animal(s) to the Market Beef Weigh-In on Jan. 8, 2011, in the show arena at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds...
4-H Spotlight (08/25/10)
4-H is an organization that strives to help youth learn life skills. An important life skill that 4-H teaches is record keeping. Record keeping helps 4-H'ers learn how to set goals, make plans for action, and evaluate their progress. It helps them lean organizational skills and responsibility. 4-H'ers learn to communicate, summarize, and evaluate...
4-H Spotlight (08/20/10)
Cherokee County 4-H is open to any youth in grades 4th through 12th. New members can join 4-H at any time of the year. We encourage new members to join in the fall, so that they can experience the complete 4-H year, and don't feel like they have missed something...
4-H Spotlight (07/19/10)
Welcome back to the 4-H Spotlight! I know it has been a while since I last wrote, but things have been really busy. With the county fair over, there are a million things to do to get ready to send things to the Iowa State Fair. Even though the Cherokee County Fair is over, fair season is still going strong. ...
4-H Spotlight (06/11/10)
Is the Clothing Revue only for those who know how to sew? No. Can modeling clothes be an educational experience? It can be in 4-H. Did you know that you can even go to the local thrift store, Goodwill, or shopping at the neighbor's garage sale can lead to an entry in the Clothing Revue. In fact the mere act of getting out of bed and selecting what to wear for the day is a learning experience in 4-H...
4-H Spotlight (05/28/10)
This year, the 4-H Communications Events will be judged on July 11 at the Cherokee County Fair Grounds in the North and South 4-H buildings. Judging will begin at 11:00 a.m. following the church service. The Church Service and Communications Events are open to the public. The four Communications Events that will be judged on July 11 are: Educational Presentations, Working Exhibits, Share-the Fun, and Extemporaneous Speaking...
4-H Spotlight (05/07/10)
Ah, summer just the thought of it. Can you feel the warmth and the sunshine on your face? What do you smell? The fragrance of beautiful flowers? How about the neighbors grill? That's what we are talking about. We just can't wait. But now is the time to make your plans for the summer...
4-H spotlight (04/28/10)
Adult volunteers play an important role in the 4-H program. Volunteers coordinate local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state and national 4-H events. It is because of the guidance these volunteers give that 4-H youth: Learn by doing, develop leadership and life skills, make new friends, give back to the community, build connections with others, and prepare, do and share...
4-H Spotlight (04/21/10)
This week, let me introduce you to one of Cherokee County's 4-H clubs. The club this month is the Tilden Tillers. They are from the Marcus area. The Tilden Tillers are led by Stephanie Spieler and Becky Whited. The club consists of 30 plus kids in a wide range of ages and varied interests. ...
4-H Spotlight (03/18/10)
4-H Spotlight (02/08/10)
With the temperatures outside being a little below bearable at this time of the year, it's never too early to start planning events for the warmer summer months ahead. The new 4-H Campers list has just entered our office. 4-H Camp takes place at the beautiful 4-H Center near Madrid, Iowa. ...
4-H spotlight (02/03/10)
You mean I can do THAT in 4-H? 4-H goes far beyond all those exhibits you see at the county fair. It always amazes me what you really can do in 4-H every time I get on the internet to look for information. With 4-H, the opportunities are unlimited. If you can imagine it, you can do it in 4-H. Here are some of things I have found...
Enrollments still accepted (01/25/10)
The 2009-2010 4-H years are well under way. Most of the enrollment forms have been returned to my office. Of course there are still some trickling in, and that's ok. We can and will accept enrollments up until May. So if you haven't turned in your enrollment forms, please drop them off at the Extension Office...
4-H Spotlight (12/31/09)
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a warm, safe Christmas. If you haven't been able to be with family for the holiday yet, I'm sure you are not alone. I know my family hasn't gotten together yet. Today I am busy making calls to postpone the beef weigh in that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 29. We will be having on the snow date of January 9th instead. That will give everyone a chance to get dug out of their local snow drift...
Brenda Medick, Youth & 4-H Coordinator
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