Jackson County 4-H Clubs Affected by County Budget Cuts

, Posted: Sat, April 20 2013 at 6:39 PM, Updated: Sat, April 20 2013 at 6:57 PM

Activists are hoping community support will help spare Jackson County 4-H clubs from some deep cuts.

County funding for the Oregon State University Extension Service could be cut more than 200-thousand dollars, meaning the 4-H program in Jackson County would be forced to close.

Something residents don't want to see happen.

"Most people know 4-H is about agriculture but it's much broader than that. We have Lego robtics clubs, photography clubs, so kids are involved in a variety of educational experiences. The project is just a means to create great kids."

Other departments facing budget cuts include the District Attorney's office, Health & Human Services, development services and libraries.

The county will make it's final decisions on budget cuts sometime in early June.

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