4-H Happenings newsletter

Keep up-to-date on local and statewide 4-H news and events.

May Newsletter 2015 (PDF)

June Newsletter 2015 (PDF)

July Newsletter 2015 (PDF)


Ralls Co Youth Fair 2015

NOTICEDue to the rain and wet conditions; we have to move the "Horse Show and Royalty Presentation" to Rock- n- A Arena, 5303 Hwy C, Palmyra MO

Take Hwy 61 North to the first Palmyra Exit and go over Hwy, follow thru town to the first 4-way stop.  Make a left at the 4-way stop onto Hwy 168. Follow out of town (just past the vet clinic) to make a left on Hwy C, go approx. 3 ½ miles, when you pass a small subdivision and start over the hill, slow down as the turn will be ¾ way down the hill on the left.

Food stand and bleachers will be available.

Royalty presentation will be at 4:00, with horse show starting at 5:00 

Fair Book Cover

Inside Cover

Table of Contents

Schedule Pages

Special Events Page

Special Events Tuesday Page

Special Events Wednesday Page

Pie Baking Contest

Farmers Market

Indoor Exhibits Info

Clover Kids/Meats Page

Shooting Sports/Michael Steele Knockout Page

Livestock Show Rules

Livestock Show Classes and Open Show Info

Horse Show

Trophy Sponsor Pages

Donor Pages


Entry Form

Absentee Exhibit Form



Caveman Ball Game July 17 - Ticket Order Form

2015 Camp Application - June 7-10 Teen Camp (12-14) June 10-13 Junior Camp (8-11)



BUY - A - BRICK Fundraiser

8x8 Cream Colored Bricks with Black imprinted name or names - the bricks will then line the sidewalks at the New London courthouse.  Bricks sell for $100 each.  Check out this link to order or fill out form and mail with your check to our office.

Buy A Brick order form (pdf)



New Forms and Current Reports

Club Reporter Form

Volunteer Application form - fill out, initial, sign and date

4-H Project Records         scoring sheet

Shooting Sports Records      scoring sheet

MO Recognition forms

ages 8 - 10               award score sheet

ages 11 - 13            award score sheet

ages 14 - 18              award score sheet

4-H Name and Emblem Request

Reorganizational Report

4-H clubs

Clubs meet monthly in different locations in the county.

Center Wise Guys meets on the second Monday at Center Town Hall at 6:30
Club leader: Nancy Harris, hcartridgeplus@yahoo.com

Liberty Wide Awake meets on the second Monday at Liberty Community Center at 6:30
Club leader: Lori Robinson, jlcrobinson@rallstech.com

Perry Pioneers  meets the third Sunday at Perry City Hall at 2:30
Club leader: Cindy Woodhurst 573-406-4259 or Jessie Armour jarmour@rallsr2.k12.mo.us

Rocky Point 4-H meets on the second Monday at the New London Lions Club at 7:00
Club leaders: Linda Stinson, lstinson@rallsr2.k12.mo.us

Brice Happy Hustlers meets on the second Sunday at Vandalia Presbytarian Church at 1:00
Club leader: Sarah Evans sarahevans994@gmail.com

 Please call the Extension Office at 573-985-3911 if you need more info or help with clubs.

Ralls County 4-H Council Members

President- Linda Stinson

Vice President- Cindy Woodhurst

Secretary- Carla Northcutt

Treasurer- Pam Barnes



DeeDee Martin
4-H Youth Program Assistant, Ralls County

Patty Fisher
Youth Specialist
(Serves Ralls County from the Pike County Extension Center)


How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.


Y630, 4-H Member Enrollment Form (PDF)
Y640, Youth Health Statement, Parent Consent and Event Acceptance Form (PDF)
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.
Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application Form (PDF fillable) | Spanish version (PDF)