Written by Lanett Hofman
The 4-H Council honored Gary and Phyllis Sethre and NorVal Electric during the Livestock Auction on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Culbertson.
As the small group took center stage in the livestock arena, many were there to cheer on their accomplishments.
4-H was first designed to help families with new farming technologies; however, today 4-H has blossomed into a much bigger program. This program empowers youth to reach their potential as leaders with strong ethics and character, but 4-H youth cannot flourish without the assistance of adults in their community.
The 4-H Council honors individuals and businesses who give of themselves without question. It is because of their generosity, vision and kindness that the 4-H program is able to produce strong, caring individuals for tomorrow’s future.
This year’s honored individuals are Gary and Phyllis Sethre from Wolf Point. Both individuals have been instrumental in the lives of 4-H members for over 26 years.
Since 1987, Gary was a market beef leader. For over eight years, he has been involved with crop science as well as the wheat growers’ projects where he has worked side-by-side with local youth in their projects.
Phyllis formed the Frontier 4-H Club in Wolf Point, where she is still a co-organizational leader today. Phyllis has shown her love for youths’ personal growth in the many projects she has served as project leader, from horsemanship, market sheep to ceramics, sewing and foods.
Phyllis has involved herself immensely with the 4-H youth projects. She has watched area children over the years blossom and grow as learners and young adults.
It is because of their dedication, generosity, and vision for the future that the 4-H Council honors Gary and Phyllis Sethre.
The 4-H Council has also chosen NorVal Electric Cooperative to honor as this year’s business honoree.
NorVal Electric understands the importance the 4-H program has on today’s youth. They see the 4-H program as an integral part of the county and appreciate the importance each program plays with today’s youth.
It is because of this visionary knowledge that the 4-H Council honors NorVal Electric Cooperative.
Visitors can view the 4-H Wall of Fame plaque on display at the MSU Extension office in Culbertson.