Arkansas 4-H Alumni Association

Supporting Arkansas 4-H since 1982

Honorees

2018
  • Jim Baker, Faulkner County
  • Annette Martin, Conway County

  • 2017
  • Johnny Belew, White County
  • Suzie Davis Puckett, Faulkner County
  • 2016
  • J J Pitman
  • Judy Riley

  • 2015
  • Joan Coleman Hays, Washington County
  • Brian Helms, Pulaski County
  • Jerry Wooley, Faulkner County

  • 2014
  • Melissa Harrison Allen
  • Avonne Petty, Pike County

  • 2013
  • Steve Jones

  • 2012
  • Bob Blake, Pulaski County
  • Kimberly Bowen Yarbrough, Benton County

  • 2011
  • Kim Smith Harrison, White County
  • Pat Dodgen Schaefers, Faulkner County

  • 2010
  • Dorothy "Dot" Brents, Conway County
  • Ann M. Belden Wilson, Faulkner County

  • 2009
  • Dr. Darlene Z Baker Millard, Pulaski County

  • 2008
  • Joyce Smith Harlan, Craighead County
  • Judy Grabher Martin, Conway County

  • 2007
  • Robert Parish, Perry County

  • 2006
  • Mabel Coleman, Crawford County
  • Etta Louise "Weeji" Belden Niswonger, Faulkner County
  • Sharon Turner, Conway County

  • 2004
  • Sen. Jean Edwards
  • Sen. Stanley Russ

  • 2003
  • Margaret Wheeler

  • 2000
  • LaVerne Feaster, Pulaski County
  • Harvey Gordon

  • 1999
  • Mary Scott
  • Lloyd Westbrook

  • 1998
  • Ettamarie Belden, Perry County
  • C. A. Vines, Pulaski County

  • 1995
  • H. L. Kennedy, Arkansas County
  • Nan Etta Harrell Snider, Craighead County

  • 1983
  • Raymond C. Cox, Washington County

  • 1973
  • Mary Juanita Jones Warren, Cleburne County
  • Annette Martin

    Conway County

    Outstanding Arkansas 4-H Alumna, 2018


    Annette Martin and family moved from Cleburne County to Pulaski County in 1962. Their new neighbors included the local 4-H Club leader who invited the children, Sharon, Karen, and Tony, to join the club. Because Mrs. Martin had the largest station wagon in the neighborhood, she was quickly signed up as an assistant club leader. That station wagon was essential for Mrs. Martin to haul many kids and barbecue grills to 4-H activities across the county. She worked with her 4-Hers on food projects and hosted many backyard baseball games for kids in the Jacksonville neighborhood.

    In 1968, the Martin’s moved back to Mr. Martin’s boyhood home of Hattieville in Conway County. Mrs. Martin quickly organized a 4-H club in the community. She continued to serve as a project advisor, county fair volunteer, and provided support for Conway County 4-Hers for many years.

    Once the grandchildren became old enough to join 4-H, she continued provide her driving services. In addition, she provided use of her house for sewing projects to be cut-out. Mrs. Martin also provided expert advise on yeast bread baking, gardening, and livestock projects. Mrs. Martin is an active member of the Arkansas 4-H Alumni, attends alumni day, and provides expert advice.

    Alumni of the Year Nomination Process

    In order to nominate someone to be named an Outstanding 4-H Alumni of the year, please complete the nomination form (Form FY4H-133).