December 16, 2010

Scotland County 4-H Program Recognizes Partners, Volunteers

The Scotland County 4-H Council held its annual 4-H recognition event on Sunday, November 7, 2010. One of the highest honors an individual can receive in the 4-H program is the Friends of 4-H award.

The Friends of 4-H award is presented to a business and to an individual/couple who have supported 4-H program efforts during the past 12 months. "It's important that 4-H members recognize the businesses and individuals who contribute to the success for the program and show their appreciation" said Pat Wiggins, 4-H Program Assistant for Schuyler and Scotland counties. The following Business and individuals were recognized at the annual 4-H Recognition event.

This year's business recipient for the Scotland County Friends of 4-H is Primrose Realty, Boyd and Jeannie Bissell. Primrose Realty has been in business in Memphis for 25 years, with the couple owning the business for the last 19 years.

Boyd and Jeannie are very active in the community and beyond Scotland County. Boyd is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Society of Mayflower Descendents, and the Society of Descendents of Founders of Windsor, Connecticut. They are both members of the Genealogical Society, the St. Louis Archaeological Society and the Missouri Archaeological Society. In Scotland County they are members of the Chamber of Commerce, Bible Grove Historical Society, and the Scotland County Historical Society. They are volunteers at the Memphis theatre and help with the Depot Museum.

They have supported the Scotland County 4-H fair and events for many years. Their son Travis was a member of the Jolly Jacks and Jills where he exhibited horses. Jeannie has been an art hall judge for 4 years. Primrose Realty has and currently sponsors classes for the horse and dog shows as well as the car races at the Scotland County speedway. They currently donate plants for the Dog show at the fair. Currently, Jeannie is active with the Dog Club where she and Mandy are regulars at local events and shows.

Jeannie and Boyd tirelessly volunteer to be project leaders for several youth participating in gardening. They raise and harvest over 20 different vegetables on their property for members of the Azen Jolly Timers to exhibit at the county fair and State fair.

Thank you Boyd and Jeannie Bissell for your kindness and generosity that you have showed the youth of Scotland County as well as your continued support of the Scotland County fair. We would like to recognize Primrose Realty as a Scotland County Friend of 4-H.

This year's Scotland county Friends of 4-H individual recipient goes to Mr. Danny Norton. Danny has been active in 4-H since he was a youth, being a member of the Consolidated Boosters. He and his wife Becky have 3 adult children that were members of the Azen Jolly Timers.

Currently, Danny is a bus driver for Scotland County R-I school district, farms, operates his own lawn mowing business and hauls livestock. Danny has been hauling livestock since the early 1970s.

Danny is being recognized as a Friend of 4-H for specifically that reason. Every year at the Scotland County fair, after the livestock sale, he has hauled all the sold livestock to the sale barn, his service in this regard has spanned over many decades. Along with providing this service to all the 4-H livestock youth, he has also served in the capacity of livestock superintendent for over 10 years.

Scotland County youth and adults would like to thank you Mr. Danny Norton for your countless hours of time and effort that you have provided and would like to recognize you as a Scotland County Friend of 4-H.

For more information on 4-H Youth Development programs contact your local University of Missouri Extension center.

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