SEDALIA, Mo. – Forty-six Missourians will be inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 15, at Stauffacher Center for the Fine Arts on the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia.

The Missouri 4-H Foundation annually recognizes the work of 4-H friends and volunteers through its annual recognition and awards program, said Rachel Augustine, associate director of University of Missouri Extension’s 4-H Foundation.

“Individuals who have created exceptional legacies of service and dedication to 4-H are recognized and honored with membership in the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame,” Augustine said.

County 4-H members and the 4-H Foundation nominate individuals with at least 20 years of volunteer service.

This year’s inductees and their counties include:

  • James and Wilma Baile, Johnson County
  • Don and Diana Bartholomew, Howard County
  • Ted Belzer, Linn County
  • Lesa Blackford, Shelby County
  • Virginia Buschmeyer, Gasconade County
  • Connie Chevalier, Cass County
  • Janice Cooper, Greene County
  • Robert Curtis, Pettis County
  • Shirley Ensor, Monroe County
  • Jim Freeman, Lawrence County
  • Jean Haner, Vernon County
  • Don Harris, Clark County
  • Al and Ruth Heitman, St. Charles County
  • Bill and Julia Helvey, Boone County
  • Richard Henke, Audrain County
  • Sandy Hutchinson, Henry County
  • Susan Jaster, Lafayette County
  • Mary Ellen Johnson, Grundy County
  • Wilma Keightley, Benton County
  • Diane Kerns, Livingston County
  • George Kolpin, Jasper County
  • Ruth Kolpin-Rubison, Jasper County
  • Donna Lawson, Lewis County
  • Thomas and Karen Lee, Callaway County
  • Tom and Becky Loehner, Osage County
  • Ray Luebbering, Cole County
  • Tammy Lueker, Cass County
  • Linda Mallett, Scotland County
  • Patty Mollick, Randolph County
  • Ruth Moreland, Warren County
  • Vincent Mueller, Franklin County
  • Toni Newcomer, Andrew County
  • Jane Ann Oliver, Macon County
  • Butch and Vickie Rush, Barton County
  • Phyllis Rush, Miller County
  • Sharan Schnuck, Cooper County
  • Charles Scoon, Schuyler County
  • Janice Spears and Sarah “Betty” E. Walton, Montgomery County

The Missouri 4-H Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the private resource partner of the MU Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development, governed by an elected board of trustees.

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