Acree heads to National 4-H Congress
Julia Acree, 17, of Portales has been selected to attend the National 4-H Congress Nov. 25-29 in Atlanta, Ga. She is one of 14 selected from New Mexico to attend.
Acree, a member of the Arch 4-H Club, was selected in July based on work she did in her record book on her dairy replacement heifer project.
“This is a reward for the kids’ hard work and 4-H careers,” Frank Hodnett, head of the extension 4-H youth development department, said. “It is also a great leadership experience, and it gives our 4-H members the chance to meet kids from all over the U.S.”
According to a news release, 4-H members will participate in leadership workshops, hear motivational speeches, attend one of the seven offered tours and contribute to a community service project with Habitat for Humanity.
Each 4-H member attending will bring 103 dimes, signifying the number of years 4-H has existed. The money will go toward building a Clover House for a needy family.
This year’s theme, “Lead, Learn and Grow,” relates to healthy lifestyles.
East Valley View
East Valley View Club met Wednesday at Golden Acres Community room. Hostesses were Rose Johns and Margretta Forest. Rose Johns called the meeting to order and Secretary Helen Jones read the minutes of last meeting. Johns read her treasurer’s report and both were approved as read.
Johns introduced the craft for the day which was a needlepoint sign of “JESUS.” She gave each person a pattern and material to make it. Members worked on the craft and visited. Members took the sign home to finish.
Sylvia McCollum read the devotional “Make Everyday Thanksgiving.”
There will not be another meeting in November. The next meeting will be Dec. 14., the Christmas party. Each member is to bring finger foods and Christmas goodies and an exchange gift of not over $5.
Jones lead the prayer for the delicious meal.
Members present were: Jamie Bartel, Joy Ruth Bradley, Marie Cates, Fern Clark, Letha Clark, Margretta Forest, Rose Johns, Helen Jones, Lorraine McAlister, Sylvia McCollum, Lou Wayne Rogers and Lois Sparks.