Thursday, December 29, 2011

January Clover News

The January Clover News is now available.  Click HERE to view.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Comet Lovejoy travels through the Sun

Some very interesting things are taking place in space this week. The most recent is a comet that has plunged into the sun and survived to come out on the other side. The temperature in the corona of the sun can reach over 2 million degrees Fahrenheit so it was expected for the icy comet to simply disintegrate. NASA has taken some impressive video and there are some great links to follow.

4-H Honor Club

Membership in the North Carolina 4-H Honor Club is a great honor for 4-H’ers who have exhibited outstanding 4-H citizenship and leadership throughout their 4-H career. An Honor Club member continues to provide leadership and service to the total 4-H program throughout life.

In order to be eligible for membership, the applicant must have completed three or more years of 4-H club work and shall be at least 16 years of age and not more than 20 years of age on January 1 of the year of application.

Honor Club Applications are due to the Extension Office on January 25th. These must be signed by me before they can be forwarded onto the state office in Raleigh. For more information contact our office at 336-372-5597 or visit the NC 4-H website

Honor Club Application

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WC District Lock-In

It's time again for the West Central District Lock-in. This year it will be January 13-14, 2012 in Caldwell County. The lock-in is open to youth ages 13 - 18 (must be 13 as of January 1, 2012).
Cost for the event is $15.

You must register by Wednesday, January 4th at 5 pm.
We will be leaving at 4:00 pm from the County Extension Office on January 13 and will return by 12:00 pm on Saturday, January 14th.

Please bring $10 for dinner on the way to the lock-in.

This will be a great time to meet new 4-Hers and participate in some fun workshops.

To register, contact the Extension Office at 372-5597.
Space is limited!!

Geminid Meteor Shower

Don't miss out on the last major meteor shower of 2011. Beginning tonight after 10 pm you should be able to see a great show. You have to pay attention because the meteors streak by at an amazingly fast rate. For more information on the Geminid Meteor Shower visit some of the links below.

Geminid Meteor Shower

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Luke Hampton is a 17 year old Senior at Alleghany High School in Sparta, North Carolina. His parents are Randy and Benita Hampton. He broke his neck in a wrestling accident during a tournament on Saturday 12/3/11. He’s being transported to the Sheperd Spinal Trauma Facility in Atlanta, Georgia. In order to help the family with expenses some community members have joined together to sell Christmas wreaths.

Wreaths will be for sale for $10 and all proceeds will go to benefit Luke Hampton and family to cover expenses. You can also make donations at the State Employees Credit Union – account # 6100252 and is set up in Luke’s name. Wreaths will be available at the JV and Varsity Basketball games tonight and at the Wrestling tournament this Saturday 12/10 at AHS. Wreaths will also be for sale at 4 Brothers Country Junction, 21 Quick Stop, Glade Valley Country Store, CJ's Hardware and Alleghany Beauty Shop.

This community effort has been made possible by Mike & Julie Sprinkle, C. Grove Farms, Wishon Evergreens and more.

For more information contact Julie Sprinkle (336) 657-0563 , Brad Edwards (336) 200-1708 or Bill Nilo (336) 200-3411.