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

“4-H’ers do many wonderful things throughout the program year,” said MU Extension youth development coordinator Janice Weddle. 

This year Texas County had four clubs with 158 members and 55 adult volunteers. Youth who participated in awards night completed project records and recognition forms on the projects they had completed during the program year. 

The classes are divided by 4-H age, with Clover Kids ages 5 to 7, Level 1 ages 8 to 10, Level 2 ages 11 to 13 and Level 3 ages 14 to 18.  

The Houston 4-H Club received the state recognized community service award, based on the percentage of members of a club who participate in community service. The club was recognized for up to 49-percent of members participation in community service.

The Texas County 4-H Program also recognizes the outstanding volunteers who are the foundation of this strong program,” Weddle said. “They are not only an asset to the 4-H program but an asset to this community. Thank you to them for making the community a better place for us all! 

“And a huge thank you to all who support Texas County 4-H.” 

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


•Clover Kids: Kit Benne, Clara Pereslete, Heido Pereslete, Vera Pereslete.

•Level 1: Brody Adkison, Dae Barker, Adam Hagler, Samantha Hall, Lilly Hines, Addison Neugebauer, Shiane Parish. Awards: first – Hagler; second – Parish; third – Neugebauer.

•Level 2: Ashlynn Burns, Devin Casey, Pierce Ford, Wayne Gann-Stroschein, Jonathan Hagler, Cassandra Hines, Colin Jackson, Rhease Manier, Brayden Smith. Awards: first – Ford; second – Smith; third – Manier.

4-H Level 2 kids

Texas County 4-H Level 2 participants for 2017.

•Project Record participants: Max Bittle, Braden Christeson, Emery Christeson, Addison Cook, Bennie Lee Cook Jr., Kaitlyn Davis, Brighton Hutson, Case Jones, Ben Steelman, Hunter Swingle.

4-H Project Record kids

Texas County 4-H Project Record participants for 2017.


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