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Plumb named ‘Friend of 4-H;’ new awards presented PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Jeff Plumb’s dedication to providing support and guidance to Phillips County youth for the past 14 years was recognized Sunday, Oct. 6 when he was named the 2013 Friend of 4-H. He was honored at the annual 4-H achievement program at the Event Center.

Plumb has served on the livestock committee for many years and helps out at fair, weigh-ins or wherever necessary.

“He is always willing to help 4-H or FFA members at any time,” said Nicholas Ortner, Phillips County 4-H Council president, when announcing the award. “He truly has a heart for the youth of Phillips County,” added Ortner.

Jeff Plumb, pictured at left, accepts the
Friend of 4-H award from Phillips County
4-H Council president Nicholas Ortner.  

—Enterprise photo

Three new special awards were presented at Sunday’s program which kicked off National 4-H Week.

Elise Atkins and Austin Vieselmeyer were presented the Brownfield and KSTH radio station Youth Ag Award for their involvement in the agriculture industry.

Alexandria McCallum was named the winner of the I Dare You Award, sponsored by Rick and Kathy Haynes. The I Dare You leadership award was first offered in 1941 by William H. Danforth. The award recognizes those who, with a little encouragement, are ready to see themselves as leaders.

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Phillips County 4-H members and families send off balloons into a windy sky Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6 to officially kick off National 4-H Week and to celebrate a successful 4-H year.

—Enterprise photo

Holyoke Enterprise October 10, 2013