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Twenty-one 4-H leaders and supporters were inducted into the New Mexico 4-H Hall of Fame in July at New Mexico State University. The induction ceremony, which was held during the 4-H state conference, included individual recognition for the inductees 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.
"This is the highest honor we have to offer people who have provided support and service to 4-H members in New Mexico," said Frank Hodnett, department head of the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service's 4-H Youth Development Program. "These individuals have given cumulatively more than 598 years of service to the New Mexico 4-H program. Including this group, we have inducted 181 individuals and couples into the hall of fame."
This year's inductees are Patricia Strange and Larry and Penny McDaugale, all of Cibola County; Virginia Mack of Colfax County; James and the late Sydney Sachse and Richard and Gloria Thomen, all of Dona Ana County; Gino Lujan of Guadalupe County; Tricia Elbrock of Hidalgo County; Bernice and the late Brent Cosner, Craig and Linda Cosner, Mike and TJ Riddle, and the late Bill and late Margie Purcell, all of Quay County; Jackie Clark of Roosevelt County; Rudy Benavides of Sandoval County; and Ann Eader of Torrance County.
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