4-H Happenings newsletter

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

May 2014 (PDF)

June 2014 (PDF)

July 2014 (PDF)


Fashion Revue - July 10, 2014 @ 6:15 pm New London Courthouse

 Fashion Revue Participant letter (pdf)

Fashion Revue register and bio form (pdf)

Royalty Interviews 

Interviews will be held July 10th at 6:45 p.m. in the courthouse basement.  Please come dressed appropriatley for an interview.

Royalty application (pdf)


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)



2014 Ralls County Fair

The Ralls County Junior Fair will be July 12-17, 2014.

The purpose of the Ralls County Junior Fair is to provide an opportunity for personal growth and development of the young person that participates. The youth participants will be given an opportunity to develop such life skills as responsibility, self-esteem, leadership, communication and learning to learn, all while experiencing career exploration.

Sections of the Fair Book are listed below:

Exhibit entry form (PDF)

Ralls County Fair open flyers (PDF)

Cover page (PDF)

Inside Cover page (PDF)

Table of Contents (PDF)

Schedule (PDF)

Purpose of indoor exhibits (PDF)

Ralls inside exhibit (PDF)

Clover kid projects (PDF)

Country cured hams and bacon (PDF)

Shooting sports (PDF)

Purpose of livestock exhibits (PDF)

Livestock show (PDF)

Livestock exhibits (PDF)

Dairy exhibit (PDF)

Horse show (PDF)

Trophy sponsors (PDF)



4-H clubs

Clubs meet monthly in different locations in the county.

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

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

Perry Pioneers  varies its meeting times and locations, so contact the club leader for details.
Club leader: Cindy Woodhurst, cindywoodhurst@yahoo.com

Rocky Point 4-H meets on the second Monday at the New London Lions Club.
Club leaders: Linda Stinson, lstinson@rallsr2.k12.mo.us, and Kay Rubemeyer, mark.rubemeyer@gmail.com

Brice Happy Hustlers meets on the second Sunday, in Vandalia and meeting locations vary.
Club leader: Diane Selsor call at 573-594-3523 or the Extension Center

 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- Lori Robinson

Vice President- Beverly Klise

Secertary- Nancy Harris

Treasurer- Amber Baxter



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)