Texas County 4-H Recognition Night was recently held in conjunction with the University of Missouri Texas County Extension Council’s annual banquet.

Youth who participated in awards night completed project records they had completed during the program year and recognition forms on those projects.  4-H classes are broken up by age, with Clover Kids being 5 to 7 years old; level 1, being ages 8 to 10; level 2, 11 to 13; and level 3, 14 to 18. 

Clover kid participants included Lilly Hines, Cash Koch, Ember Crawford, Jesslynn Crawford, Jessyn Allen, Cassius Crawford, Alex Buckner, Peter Wolfe, Timothy Wolfe, Kalyn Tatroe, Nathaneal Wolfe, John Wolfe and Adam Hagler.

Level 1 participants included Lane Miller, Kaden Gaither, Cassandra Hines, Jonathan Hagler, Emma Buckner, Trevor Richards, Kasey Richards, Evan Gifford, Cadence Wade and Jake Allen. Gifford placed first, Wade second and Allen third.

Level 2 participants included Bailey Moore, Shelby Ozier, Case Jones, Cade Richards, Pierce Ford, Kaitlyn Davis, Cody Allen, Matthew Funk, Ty Smith, Paydon Dixon and Devin Casey. Ford placed first, Davis was second and Allen third.

Level 3 participants included Jacob Collins, Travis Hutson and Nora Dixon. There were no placings announced at this level.

Adult volunteers of Texas County 4-H were also recognized and special recognition was given to four retiring volunteers for their many years of service to the youth and families of the community in the Texas County 4-H shooting sports program: Dick York (11 years), Charles Dyer (10 years), Bob Jones (10 years) and John Williams (nine years).

“Without them the program would not be possible,” said Regional Youth Development Specialist Janice Emery.

For more information on joining 4-H or being an adult volunteer, call Emery at the Extension office in Houston at 417-967-4545 or email her at emeryjd@missouri.edu.

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