Avilla 4-H meets the last Monday, 6:30 p.m. at the Avilla School.
Club leader: Sarah Calvin
Caring Clovers meets the second Sunday, 4 p.m. at Stone Tabernacle, Webb City.
Club leader: Stacie Brixey
Country Kickers meets the third Sunday, 2 p.m. at 745 SW 1st Ln, Jasper.
Club leader: Larissa Wolford
Forest Mill Friends meets the third Sunday, 6 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ, Carthage.
Club leader: Diana Martin
Lincoln meets the third Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Harvest Community Church, Reeds.
Club leader: Mary Thorn
Mt. Moriah meets the second Thursday at Mt. Moriah Methodist Church, north of Carthage.
Club leader: Becky Stevens
Pleasant Valley Pioneers meets the second Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Carthage Jr High, Carthage.
Club leader: Rita Waynick
Sarcoxie Chiefs meets the second Monday at the Gene Taylor Community Building, Sarcoxie.
Club leader: Tammy Reed
Spring River meets the second Sunday, 4 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Webb City.
Club leader: Kate Massey
Jasper County 4-H Parent's Association officers
President — Vanessa Hudson Vice president — Christina Horton Secretary — Diana Martin Treasurer — Becky Stevens Board members — Bradley Moll and Tammy Reed Fair Board Representative — Adrian Brouillard and Shannah Cassatt
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 Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.
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.
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