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July 5, 2012

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Judy Cogger of Brentwood has been named a recipient of the 2012 National 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer Recognition award. Cogger established and led clubs in Portsmouth and Newmarket, in addition to coordinating the Rockingham County Next Step Teen Club for fifteen years. She organized and conducted 4-H afterschool programs in Epping, and served as a 4-H Program Assistant for Summer Happenings for six years. At Stratham and Deerfield Fairs, she served as superintendent of the 4-H exhibit buildings and managed the 4-H Omelet Wagon. She served as a key leader for 4-H Spaces Conferences, Fashion Revue, Favorite Foods Festival and 4-H showcases. On the state level, Cogger led 4-H Sewing Camps, Teen Winter Weekends, chaperoned NH 4-H Teen Conferences, and served as advisor to the State 4-H Teen Council. Judy is employed as a paraprofessional at the Epping Elementary School.

Robert Ortins of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Stratham, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the certification mark CFP®. Ortins successfully completed CFP Board's initial certification requirements, which include completion of financial planning coursework and passing a comprehensive exam. For additional information, call 603-775-0009.

Michael Cross of Atkinson recently received the quarterly employee recognition award for the second quarter of 2012 at Northern Essex Community College. Cross, a professor of chemistry at NECC for more than two years, was praised by an administrator for his involvement with the Bacon Board Gamers, a club for students who enjoy playing board games. Cross inspired, founded, and serves as faculty adviser for the club. He was also acknowledged for his participation in the NECC Speakers Bureau despite his heavy teaching schedule.

Construction is underway on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Plaistow, the company's 15th New Hampshire location. Tractor Supply Company is the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the United States and has been operating in New Hampshire since 2007. The Plaistow Tractor Supply store will be located at 96 Plaistow Road, and will employ 12 to 17 full- and part-time team members. For more information on Tractor Supply, access the website at www.TractorSupply.com.

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