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The Howell Valley Lucky Clover 4-H club is hosting a livestock preview show.  Informational flyer


Newsletter for 4-H families in Douglas, Howell and Ozark counties

Newsletters can be accessed through 4-H online.


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4-H clubs in Howell Co.

Backwoods 4-H Club (Pomona)
Club leader:  Amanda Osborn, osborna@wspgs.com

Rockin Ranchers 4-H Club (Willow Springs)
Club leader: Michelle & Jamie Kurtz, walkingml@gmail.com

Lucky Clover Valley 4-H (West Plains Area)
Club leader:  Jamie Dixon, 

Shooting Sports (Multiple Locations depending on discipline)

  • Archery:Nick Rowland, nick@pomanachirstian.com


4-H clubs in Ozark Co.

Lutie 4-H Club (Theodosia)

Club Leader:  Kathalee Cole, kcole@lutieschool.com

Dora 4-H Club (Dora)
Club leader:  Paula Bodenhamerpbodenhamer@dora.org


4-H clubs in Douglas Co.

Skyline 4-H Club (Skyline Elemantry School)
Club leader:  Jana Brixey, brixeyjanak@gmail.com

Ava 4-H Club (Ava)
Club leader:  Cindy Jacobitz, cindyjacobitz@gmail.com

To join a club or get more information about 4-H programs in Doulgas, Howell, or Ozark Counties, contact Dr. Krista Tate, Regional 4-H Youth Development Specialist, at tatekr@missouri.edu or 417-256-2391. 


Member enrollment - Enrollment begins October 1

Please log on at mo.4honline.com.  A link to the detailed, step-by-step instructions  is included on the login screen, but we think you will find the system very easy to navigate. State dues for Missouri 4-H are $20 with the additional $5 for Howell County. Until dues have ben paid, in full, the members enrollment status will remain in pending. 

If you have any questions or comments, please email/call Dr. Krista Tate at tatekr@missouri.edu or 417.256.2391. **Please be understanding, as local faculty and staff are still learning the system,  just like YOU! .**




4-H Volunteer Application Process for the 2018 Program Year

(4-H Volunteer Application Process, 2 pages, pdf)
(4-H Volunteer Application Process Map, pdf)


Being a 4-H volunteer is satisfying and can positively influence youth ages 5-18. Becoming a 4-H volunteer is not hard; however, it is important to start and complete the steps in a timely manner so that youth are engaged in the 4-H activities they signed up for as soon as possible. Applicants should strive to complete all volunteer application steps by 12/1/17.  

A — Applicants (new and returning) need to ask local 4-H staff or middle management volunteer such as a club leader about current volunteer needs (e.g., co-leader for a 4-H club). Ask to see volunteer role descriptions to identify a role that might be a good fit.

B — Build a new or, if returning, annually update your volunteer profile at http://mo.4honline.com  --- You must answer YES to the volunteer question!!

Help Guides for 4HOnline enrollment:

C — Complete the one-time 4-H volunteer orientation, if you are a brand new 4-H volunteer applicant. The orientation helps new applicants learn basic terms, organizational structure and safety practices.

D – Determine if you need to complete the Background Check Consent Form (LG639, dated 7/11/16). See the NEW background check information below!

NEW – Bi-annual background checks for most** 4-H volunteer applicants. Check your 4HOnline email in September to know if you need to be screened.

Background checks ARE required in the 2018 program year (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018) for:

  1. New Volunteer Applicants -  A new volunteer applicant is an adult NOT listed as an Active Volunteer in the 4HOnline enrollment system October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017. Examples of “New Volunteer Applicants”:
    • A parent with a 4HOnline adult member (not volunteer) profile last year.
    • A person started, but didn’t finish the volunteer application process last year.
    • A person did all volunteer application steps a few years ago; but not active 2016-17.
  2. **Returning Volunteer Applicants with prior year denial or restriction – Any 4-H volunteer applicant denied or approved with restrictions October 1, 2016- September 30, 2017.

Background checks NOT required in the 2018 program year (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018) for:

1. Any adult listed as an Active Volunteer in the 4HOnline October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017.

2. An episodic 4-H volunteer who volunteers for single day or limited 4-H activities or events. Examples: fair judges, committee members and one-day event helpers. Episodic volunteers do not enroll in 4HOnline; however, staff must give episodic volunteers a letter or email message that details the episodic volunteer’s role: date, timeframe, supervisor’s name and a statement on the limitation of not working alone with children. Staff should use the Episodic Volunteer letter template located in the Staff Volunteer Management Manual Appendix.

Final Approval
Local 4-H staff review applicant data and make the best match between volunteer applicants and current volunteer roles. If you are approved for a volunteer role for the current program year (i.e., Oct. 1st thru September 30th), the staff approves your 4HOnline profile. In that case, a message is sent to the email address as listed in your 4HOnline volunteer profile. If you are not selected as a volunteer for the current program year, the staff will send a letter or email to you regarding your status.

Go to http://extension.missouri.edu/locations.aspx to find your county Extension office, including contact information for your local 4-H staff.

2017 e-Forum-Banner






Mark your busy calendars for October 5th, November 2nd and December 7th. These are the dates for the 2017 National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum, a series of high quality youth and adult volunteer trainings. Each of the e-Forum trainings have in-person and webinar components. The facilitators provide plenty of great resources designed to help new and seasoned 4-H volunteers engage youth in hands-on programs. Contact your local 4-H staff to find out if they are sponsoring any of the e-Forum trainings at an internet connected meeting room in your community. Questions? Contact Tammy Gillespie at gillespiet@missouri.edu

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