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Humboldt County 4-H Club Ensures Service Never Stops

Every day we lose 1,000 of them -- some to old age, others to sickness and many who never got to visit the World War II memorial that was built in their honor. However, as these veterans and service men and women from other wars are especially honored throughout November, the Corinth Red Stars 4-H club has made sure one more is given the opportunity. After raising funds through a food stand at the Humboldt County Fair, the Red Stars decided to donate $600 to sponsor a veteran through the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping American veterans travel free of charge to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. Only later did they realize that the father of one of their leaders also would be signed up for a future flight. “I didn’t know my father was going on an honor flight when the girls started the project. It happened after the plans were already set in motion,” said leader Jana Terwilliger, whose father served stateside during World War II as a driver f

Pioneer Hi-Bred Pledges $150,000 to Support Iowa 4-H Youth Programs

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, has announced a $150,000 matching gift pledge to the Iowa 4-H Foundation to support youth programs. This contribution launches the Iowa 4-H Foundation’s President’s Campaign fundraising effort. Bill Tomlinson, Iowa 4-H Foundation board president and Pioneer Hi-Bred production director, states, "4-H makes a positive impact on our communities and youth through programs that support agriculture, benefit youth and impact education. We are proud to support the 4-H programs across the state that help create the next generation of active citizens and community leaders.” As part of the President’s Campaign, Pioneer will match contributions to the Iowa 4-H Foundation dollar for dollar up to $150,000 during Bill Tomlinson’s tenure as Iowa 4-H Foundation board president. His term runs through September 2010. DONATE NOW