4-H News and Notes
The Jasper County 4-H News and Notes is published monthly. It provides our members with the most up-to-date information on 4-H happenings in the county, region, state and at the national level.
March 2014 (PDF)
February 2014 (PDF
January 2014 (PDF)
4-H Clubs in Jasper County
- Avilla 4-H meeting dates vary at the Avilla School. Club leader: Sarah Calvin (417) 246-5330
- Center Point Chargers meets the second Wednesday of every month at Center Point Christian Church, Carthage. Club leader: Vanessa Hudson (417) 793-0879
- Country Kickers meets in Carthage. Club leader: Tracy Reeder (417) 438-7844
- Forest Mill Friends meets the third Saturday of every month at Bethany Baptist Church, Carthage. Club leaders: Dixie Rockers (417) 358-1778 and Mary Casteel (417) 246-5438
- Lincoln meets the third Monday of every month at Jasper United Methodist Church, Jasper. Club leaders: Pam Weaver (417) 388-7031 and Sheila Andrews (417) 246-5497
- Mt. Moriah meets the second Thursday of every month at Mt. Moriah Methodist Church, north of Carthage. Club leader: Charlene Roper (417) 842-3523
- Pleasant Valley Pioneers meets the first Thursday of every month at the Jasper County Youth Fair Building, Carthage. Club leader: Tianna Fisher (417) 793-8713
- Sarcoxie Chiefs meets the second Monday of every month at the Gene Taylor Community Building, Sarcoxie. Club leader: Lori Meyer (417) 548-7360
- Spring River meets the second Sunday of every month at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Webb City. Club leader: Ela Winder (417) 317-2990
Jasper County 4-H Parents' Association 2014 Officers
President: Charlene Roper
Vice President: Sheila Andrews
Secretary: Lori Meyer
Treasurer: Dixie Rockers
Board members: Pam Weaver and Vanessa Hudson
Fair Board representative: TBA
Legislative Academy is a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity for promising 4-H youth leaders. The goal is to strengthen relationships between Missouri 4-H and key lawmakers and donors, and for youth participants to acquire skills in legislative advocacy.
Anne Marie Anibal represented Jasper County in Jefferson City, Feb. 17-19.
State 4-H Congress
More than 275 members of 4-H and adult advisers from across the state attended the “Wild Wild West” State 4-H Congress held in Columbia May 29-31. “Learnshops” and social activities were held throughout the event, with 1994 National Championship University of Nebraska football team member Aaron Davis giving the keynote address on “The Power of Your Choices.”
Mt. Moriah 4-H club
The Jasper County Mt. Moriah 4-H club joins the 4-H Million Trees project.
Teen Conference was held March 29-30. It is a fun-filled event for ages 11-13, planned by State 4-H Council teens, to promote Belonging, Independence, Generosity and Mastery. 4-H members attending from Jasper County were Isaiah Chandler, Reagan Dumm, Halle Roper and Sam Anibal.
Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame honors 4-H leader
Making the best better for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, Sherry Block of Jasper County joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, held August 17 at State Fair Community College.
Sherry has been involved in the Jasper County 4-H program for more than 30 years. She’s been a club leader, a project leader, small exhibits building coordinator and concession stand manager. Sherry’s so committed that she was a project leader when her own children were too young to be in 4-H. She helped with costumes and skits for Share the Fun, and served on the Jasper County Youth Fair Board and county Parents’ Association. As time permits, Sherry works at the 4-H concession stand or cheers for the children at the County Fair.
Jasper County Shooting Sports
Learn more about the program .....
4-H Shooting Sports Project Record Y7450 (fillable PDF)
Missouri 4-H Shooting Sports Parental Permission Waiver of Liability (PDF)
Missouri 4-H Food Quality Assurance
Training offered by your local MU Extension office.
Policy: All 4-H members enrolled in food animal projects including beef, sheep, swine, dairy cattle, meats, dairy goats, rabbits and poultry must complete the appropriate level of MSQA certification to be considered a 4-H member in good standing in that project. Other county good standing guidelines may also apply. Check with your local 4-H youth specialist for current local guidelines. For more information....
Jasper County 4-H Handbook
The Jasper County 4-H Handbook (PDF) includes club information, awards, activities and rules governing 4-H in Jasper County.
Weights Work Wonders
Weights Work Wonders is a community service project created by the Jasper County Mt. Moriah 4-H Club clothing project group to provide inexpensive weighted blankets and vests for children affected by autism. When a child affected by autism becomes agitated or upset, lying under a weighted blanket or wearing a weighted vest helps the child calm down and regain control. Learn more
Jasper County 4-H is a United Way agency