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New Mexico State University inducts 27 into 4-H Hall of Fame

LAS CRUCES - Twenty-seven 4-H leaders and supporters have been inducted into the state 4-H Hall of Fame at New Mexico State University. The induction ceremony included individual recognition for the inductees, an unveiling of new nameplates on the hall of fame plaque and a reception.


The hall of fame, established in 2002, honors 4-H members, volunteer leaders, fair superintendents, advisory board members, 4-H Foundation trustees and former faculty with NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service, which administers 4-H statewide.

"These individuals have given cumulatively more than 625 years of service to the New Mexico 4-H program," said Frank Hodnett, department head of the Extension Service's 4-H youth development. "Including this group of inductees, we have inducted 130 individuals and couples into the hall of fame."

This year's inductees include Viola and Charles Metheny of Bernalillo County; James Duffey of Chaves County; Richard and Shawn Hadley and Beverly and Gary Lockmiller, all of Curry County; Glenn Bartelt of Doņa Ana County; Sam Dunlap, Bob Morgan and Jackie and the Lyle Greer, and Mayme and the late Bruce Runyan, all of Quay County; the late Marjorie Dunsworth of Roosevelt County; Paula Enyeart and William and Theresa Sanchez, all of Sandoval County; Gene Stark, the late Roy Raymond Fleming, the late Everett Hesser and the late Flora Hesser, all of San Juan County; Cheryl and Ralph Stumpff of Santa Fe County; Nelda Finch and Sonja Gerard, both of Socorro County; and Bill Neish of Torrance County.