Jasper County 4-H clubs

Jasper County has several active 4-H clubs. To join a 4-H club, contact University of Missouri Extension in Jasper County.

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, 4 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ, Carthage.
Club leaders: Victoria Murray

Lincoln meets the third Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Harvest Community Church, Reeds.
Club leader: Mary Thorn and JuLinda Deither

Mt. Moriah meets the second Thursday at Mt. Moriah Methodist Church, north of Carthage.
Club leader: Stacey Pope and Donya Moll

Pleasant Valley Pioneers meets the second Monday or second Sunday, 6:30 p.m. at the small Exhibit Building, Municipal Park, Carthage.
Club leader: Tianna Fisher

Sarcoxie Chiefs meets the second Monday at the Gene Taylor Community Building, Sarcoxie.
Club leader: Courtney Roark

Spring River meets the second Saturday, 4:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Country Church, Webb City 
Club leader: Keisha Farmer

Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

Jasper County 4-H Parent’s Association officers

President — Victoria Murray
Vice president — Sarah Calvin
Secretary — Stacy Pope
Treasurer — Keisha Farmer
Board members — Bradley Moll and Abbie Stratton
Fair Board Representative — Shannah Cassatt and Dalton Farmer

About 4-H

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 18, 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 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 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 and 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.

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting your local extension office. 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 fundraisers. 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.