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United States flag waving Russellville City Slickers 4-H Club 4-H flag waving

Updated 11/5/03

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2004/2005 Officers

The Russellville City Slickers is a Pope County, Arkansas 4-H Club. 4-H clubs are a part of a youth program of the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas. 4-H is open to youth ages 5-8 (Cloverbuds), 9-13 (Juniors), and 14-19 (Seniors). The primary purpose of 4-H is to develop leadership, initiative, citizenship, and character in youth while encouraging them to learn about the subjects of interest to them. The Russellville City Slickers is a community club as opposed to a project club. This means that the club is made up of kids from the Russellville community with general interest in 4-H projects. The county extension service staff responsible for the Pope County 4-H program can be reached at (479) 968-7098 or Pope County 4-H. The regular monthly meeting of the Russellville City Slickers 4-H Club is on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

photo of 23 club members

2002 Club Picture

Animated Arkansas 4-H graphicRussellville City Slickers 4-H Club Awarded $200 Innovative Program Grant!!
In July of 2003, our club received a $200 Innovative Program Grant from the Arkansas 4-H Foundation. We have adopted a small island off shore from the visitors center at Dardanelle State Park. We will landscape the island naturally to provide plants attractive to bees, birds and butterflies and to make it more eye-catching. We will add birdhouses on the island, as well as, in other locations in the park. This project will benefit the park and provide opportunities for club members to utilise their 4-H project skills such as gardening, bee keeping, environmental stewardship, woodworking, photography and leadership. We will be working with the park interpreters on this project.

In 2004 our first objective was to slow or stop the errosion on the lake side of the island. 8 foot Waddles made of coconut fiber were staked along the lakeside shore and large rock was hauled out by boat to help secure them. These waddles, break the waves thus protecting the soil of the island. The ATU AGri Dept has built an aquatic plant nursery at the lake and these plants will be set out along side the waddles and all around the island to discourge further errosion.

Kayaking to the island project leader meet with park staff the view of the island from the visitors center

Some photos from our island activities!

If you would like to learn more about the Russellville City Slickers 4-H Club check out these other club links:

Club Activities

Club Awards

Community Service

County, District & State Activities

RCS Tech Team

Club Member Web Pages

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Russellville City Slickers 4H

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Record Books
Record Books are a written record of a 4-H'ers participation, project work and activities in 4-H since he/she joined. They are completed in January of each year. The purpose of record books is to stimulate participation, encourage good work, show progress and growth and to better judge accomplishments. All Russellville City Slickers are encouraged to complete a record book. Record books are competitively judged by project. All Cloverbuds get a participation reward at the annual banquet. Junior and Senior county winners get awards and are eligible to go on to district and potentially state levels of competition. Record book forms, helpful hints, common questions and instructions can be found at the following link: AR 4-H Record Book Help

Don't forget to take pictures!

a row of 4-H clovers
Great 4-H Links

Pope County Site
Arkansas 4-H Site
4-H Centennial Site
AR 4-H Newsletter
AreYouInTo It?
The Arkansas State Fair