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December 07, 2007

Long-time Henderson 4-H agents honored

The Henderson County 4-H Advisory Committee is honoring Joyce Armstrong and Earl Smith, former 4-H agents who worked with youth throughout the county during their careers. Smith began his career as a 4-H agent in the late 1950s and is remembered for his passion for 4-H camp and for leadership and citizenship development. He retired in the late 1980s with more than 30 years of service. Armstrong began her career as a 4-H agent in 1966 and later became a home economics agent. She is remembered for her belief in the 4-H demonstration and presentation program and project records. She helped many young people achieve state and national recognition. Both Armstrong and Smith have been strong 4-H supporters and were instrumental in creating the first community clubs in the 1960s when 4-H moved from the schools to a community-based program.

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Posted by Dave at December 7, 2007 09:16 AM