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4-H program seeks leaders for short-term clubs


   Jefferson County 4-H is looking for volunteers in 4-H, which is a learn-by-doing program for kids and adults.
   There are approximately 37 4-H Clubs in Jefferson County with over 60 Leaders.
   There are youth involved in the program from kindergarten through 12th grade, with projects in archery, dogs, beef, sheep, swine, horticulture, clothing, foods and nutrition, rabbits, poultry, photography, gun safety, food preservation and more.
   In 4-H, kids and adults spend time together, learning new skills, developing hidden talents, making new friends and having fun. 4-H members have opportunities to participate in presentations, judging contests, attend workshops and camps, and participate in the county and state fair.
   Traditionally, 4-H activities are done within clubs: a group of youth led by one or more adult volunteers that meet on a regular basis, learn about their projects, participate in fair, and do community service.
   This year the program is branching out into activity clubs, where youth and adults can be involved in the 4-H program with less time commitment.
   Adult volunteers are needed who are interested in hosting an activity for youth a few times a year or on an as-needed basis in any subject that the volunteer might be interested in. Do you have something you're interested in that you could share with youth?
   If you are interested in becoming a 4-H leader, stop by the Oregon State University Jefferson County Extension Service office at 34 S.E. D St. in Madras, or call Rebecca Mills or Jill Eveland at 475-3808. If you have questions, you may also contact Rebecca by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..