A roundup of 4-H news for Aug. 28, 2008

NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio — The Buckhorn Tribe 4-H club met Aug. 10 with 20 members present.

The event was held in the pavilion at Tall Timbers and members enjoyed swimming, fishing and a picnic before the meeting.

During the meeting, Mackenzie Hursey gave a demonstration on good manners. Mathew Hursey gave a demonstration on chess and Marcus Hursey taught the club about cross stitching. Kate Montgomery gave a presentation on dinner table etiquette.

Mathew Hursey was recognized for his state fair entry on insects. He received the Outstanding of the Day award for his project.

Members also voted on new club T-shirts. The shirts will be available at the next meeting, which is at 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at Christ United Methodist Church. A club picture will be taken at this meeting and all members should wear red polo shirts.

Demonstrations will be given by Bret Burrier, Lance Green, Kristopher Wolf and Mitch Osso at the Sept. 7 meeting.

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TORONTO, Ohio — The Barshoe Wranglers 4-H club met at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds to finalize details for the fair.

The 19 members present painted trash cans to be placed around the grounds during fair week.

Tommy Evans gave a demonstration on detecting colic.

The club’s next meeting is Sept. 17 at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School.

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NEWBURY, Ohio — The Geauga Beef and Swine 4-H club is getting ready for the Geauga County Fair.

Members who raise beef, pigs, ducks and turkeys met Aug. 17 to finalize fair plans.

Members collected food items for a 4-H family that has a child with a serious illness. The club also responded to their need with a donation of gas cards for their use.

The club will finish the year with a picnic at the Rookery in Chesterland Sept. 14.

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