By Keith Robinson Purdue News Service
Zionsville Times Sentinel
---- — John and Carolyn Beck of Boone County and the program manager and staff of Shakamak State Park in Greene and Sullivan counties have been chosen as the 2013 Friends of Extension for their longstanding service to 4-H. The awards by the Indiana Extension Educators Association were given Thursday, Nov. 7, during a luncheon at Purdue Extension’s annual conference at Purdue University. John (Wes) Beck was honored at the Indiana State Fair this year for completing 42 years of service to 4-H clubs, which includes membership on the Boone County Extension Board, the 4-H Board and 4-H Council. He also has spent the past several years serving as a state fair judge for geology and a county judge across the state for geology, forestry, wildlife and genealogy, among others. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.