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Wooton Returns as Chaves County Agent/Home Economist

LAS CRUCES - Shannon Wooton, of Roswell, recently returned to work in Chaves County for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service as the county 4-H agent and home economist.

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She returns as home economist for the second time, having spent nine months in the position on an interim basis in 1988. Wooton spent two years previously as a 4-H home economist in Curry County.

"One of my major goals is to increase Extension homemakers club membership," Wooton said.

Most of her time since her last stint with the Chaves County office was spent teaching family and consumer science and gifted education in public schools. She was recognized for five years of service as a 4-H organizational leader.

Wooton earned a bachelor's degree in vocational home economics from Eastern New Mexico University in 1984 and a master's degree in education from ENMU in 1990.

She was raised in Clovis and was a Curry County 4-H member.