August 30, 2012

Bruce Childress Among Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

Bruce Childress, first on the left on the second row, was among the 53 inductees in the 2012 class of the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, who were honored August 18th during a ceremony at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Making the best better for generations of Missouri 4-H'ers, 53 4-H luminaries joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, Aug. 18 at the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia. Inductees from 43 counties established a legacy totaling 1,625 years of service to 4-H. Family members and friends attended the sixth annual event. "This celebration acknowledges the contributions of distinguished 4-H leaders-past and present," said Missouri 4-H Foundation Chair Nelda Godfrey. The Missouri 4-H Foundation recognizes individuals who have created a legacy of service to 4-H by honoring them with membership in the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame. "These leaders have made exceptional contributions to the lives of Missouri 4-H members," said Missouri 4-H Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Reams. Bruce Childress was honored as the Scotland County inductee. Joining him in the Hall of Fame will be Lyle Houts, Atchison County; Barbara Stewart, Barry; Bill and Sheri Keltner, Barton; The late Walter Hearting, Bates; Barb Oakley, Boone; Linda Vey, Buchanan; Linda McElwee, Caldwell; Glenn Coleman, Cass; Beverly Hasner, Clark; Margaret Bray, Clinton; The late Clarence and Evelyn Loesch, Cole; Patricia Campbell, Cooper; John Saunders, DeKalb; Maryellen Davis, Franklin; Paula E. Sager, Gentry; Leonard and Esther Hackman, Howard; The late Gary Fletcher, Jackson; Richard and Joyce Dawson, Jasper; Marte M. Carter, Johnson; Gary and Billie Schuette, Lafayette Ronnie and Janet Adams, Lawrence; Fleer Feeds, Lewis; Diane Suchland, Lincoln; Darla Snyder, Linn; Jim Donoho, Livingston; Roylynn Rowe, Macon; Kenny and Janet Lovelace, Marion; Diane Cole, Moniteau; The late Jacquie Stuart, Monroe; Jo Ann Hill, Osage; Teresa and the late Anthony Simon, Pettis; Deidre Martin, Pike; Sandra Ross, Putnam Ruth Calcaterra, Ralls; Sam and Ethel Messer, Randolph; The late Faye Melson, Ripley; Pat Werneke, Saline; Bruce and Linda Jackson, Schuyler; Marilyn Simpson, Shelby; Delbert Burrow, St. Clair; The late John Brehmer, Stoddard; and Wayne Chazelle, Washington.

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