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New youth specialist will direct area 4-H programs

Saturday, June 18, 2005

NEW MADRID - Clara B. Green will be the 4-H youth specialist, supervising 4-

H youth programs in New Madrid, Mississippi, and Pemiscot, while headquartered in Stoddard County.

Green has had a long history with University of Missouri Extension Service.

She began her career as a part-time secretary in Stoddard County in 1976 and was then installed as the Small Farm Family Program secretary for the Bootheel area.

She started her 4-H career in 1981 as a 4-H youth education assistant - Level I in 1981, promoted to Level II in 1986 by merit, and again in 1989 to Level III when Green graduated with her Associate Degree in secondary education from Three Rivers Community College. She spent the next several years obtaining her Bachelor of Science in human environmental studies graduating from Southeast Missouri State in 1999 and completed her Master of Art degree in human environmental studies with a focus on youth and families in 2001 there.

She is married to Glenn Green and they live near Puxico. They have three children, Kevin, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force; Keith, a police officer in Cape Girardeau; and Kelly, who works for the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Green is a member of the Missouri Association of 4-H Youth Workers, as well as, the National Association of 4-H Youth Workers.

Stating she believes that having such a strong supporting personal family and the Stoddard County "Extension" family she grew up in has made her who she is today, Green added: "The now retired group of people I worked with then believed in what Missouri Extension stood for - knowledge helping Missourians and improving people's lives. They were really good people. I owe a lot to them - Jewel Grady, Tom Brown, Bob Taylor. My only hope is to be able to repay what they did for me by helping a child find their way in the world."

Green can be reached by calling the Extension office in New Madrid at 748

-5531, Stoddard County at 568-3344 or emailing her at GreenCB@missouri.edu.