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Rodney Morris honored

Retiring Coles County 4-H Sheep Show Superintendent Rodney Morris, center, is honored by show participants at the recent fair.

CHARLESTON -- After nearly 20 years of committed service to Coles County 4-H, the recent 2014 4-H fair was Rodney Morris’ last year as the sheep superintendent.

“I have enjoyed my tenure as superintendent but believe it is worthwhile for others to have an opportunity to share new energy and new ideas,” Morris said.

The duties of a superintendent are expansive and require an enormous amount of commitment. Throughout his tenure as superintendent, Morris’ commitment to the 4-H program has never wavered.

“Being a superintendent is a commitment to service, rewarded by the ability to help young people gain experience as they grow through their years of participating with their project,” Morris said.

Several 4-H youth who participated in the sheep show presented Morris with an award of appreciation for his years of hard work and dedication.

“I enjoyed the opportunity to make changes over nearly 20 years for the overall enjoyment of the 4-H members and their families,” Morris said.



Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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