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2011 Mahaska County - Van Engelenhoven

Posted on 08/30/2011 at 1:30 PM
There are so many reasons that Deb is deserving of this great opportunity for recognition. I have worked on many different projects and activities with Deb over the past 6 years. She is one of the great smiling faces of the 4-H program in Mahaska County. Deb has been involved...

2010 Mahaska County - Carleton Meinders

Posted on 04/21/2011 at 1:08 PM
Carleton Meinders was a 4-H leader in Mahaska County for 15 years, starting in 1952. During that time of volunteer service, he assisted many youth with their livestock projects, especially cattle. Carleton enjoyed raising black Angus cattle and loved working with the cattle and youth. He raised 2 daughters and...

2009 Mahaska County - Lee Norris

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 1:24 PM
Lee Norris was an active 4-H member, leader, volunteer and advocate for 4-H in Mahaska County, starting at the age of 9 with his first Hampshire pig, laying the foundation for his lifetime career. He served on many local, county, state, and national boards and always worked towards making the...

2008 Mahaska County - Ray Poe

Posted on 04/19/2011 at 10:18 AM
Ray Poe was a volunteer for the Mahaska County 4-H program for 26 years. Ray had been an active 4-H supporter and role model for many young people in the county and continued leading the Union Pioneers 4-H club until he passed away in June of 2007. He led many...

2007 Mahaska County - Vera Minenga

Posted on 04/07/2011 at 1:12 PM
Vera Minenga of Mahaska County definitely bleeds green! She was a very active 4-H member in Mahaska County and loves to tell stories of her time in 4-H. Vera was the Office Assistant for Mahaska County Extension for many years and continues to fill in when they are short-staffed. She...

2006 Mahaska County - Florence Vander Meiden

Posted on 04/05/2011 at 12:59 PM
Florence Vander Meiden has been a 4-H Volunteer in Mahaska County for 38 years. Over the years, Florence has been both a Leader & Superintendent. She is currently a Horticulture Superintendent and has hosted Cut Flower workshops at her home during the summer. At the workshops, she shows 4-H members...

2005 Mahaska County - Ray Holdsworth

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 2:25 PM
Ray Holdsworth has been a dedicated 4-H leader for 31 years! He leads the Mahaska County Dog Trainers, a specialty club. Hundreds of youth have learned how to properly train their dogs in both obedience and agility. Ray’s enthusiasm for the 4-H program has inspired 57 4-Her’s to enroll in...

2004 Mahaska County - Nettie Van Zante

Posted on 03/31/2011 at 11:19 AM
Nettie has been a stable and solid 4-H leader in Mahaska County for 28 years. The youth that are lucky enough to learn from Nettie receive gentle, loving instruction on essential life skills. She is genuine in her care and love for the kids she works with. The love and...

2003 Mahaska County - Charles and Barbara Oldham

Posted on 03/29/2011 at 1:10 PM
Charles and Barbara Oldham have been dedicated to the 4-H program in Mahaska County. Barbara is the organizational leader of the Harrison Zippers 4-H Club, and Charles is the organizational leader of the Harrison Hustlers 4-H Club. Even though their own children are no longer members, Barb and Charles continue...

2002 Mahaska County - Mary Rachel Eves Cadwallader

Posted on 03/24/2011 at 2:08 PM
Mrs. Cadwallader was instrumental in the early 4-H days of Mahaska County from about 1918 through the 1950’s, as was her husband. Mrs. Cadwallader was a leader with the Harrison Zippers, and her son, Eves, was a long time leader for the Harrison Hustlers. Mrs. Cadwallader firmly believed in the...
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