A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 30, 2009

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NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — The Jackson Milton Livestock 4-H club held a meeting April 20 with Jason Lanzo serving as the guest speaker.

He informed the group about a summer day camp that will be held in the Jackson Milton/Craig Beach area. It is a free program that starts in June for children 10-17.

There will be a Cloverbud Day Camp June 24-26. More information is available at the county extension office.

The quality assurance make-up date is June 16 and the rabbit quality assurance is July 11.

The next meeting will be May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Township Center.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Augusta Ranchers regular monthly meeting was held April 14 at the Brown Frame Community Center with eight members in attendance.

Members will be selling candy bars and holding a bake sale at TriCounty Implement’s spring auction to help fund their trip to Kalahari in June.

Members were given their project books and club notebooks. Each member was given assignments from their books to complete before the next meeting.

Members attended the Quality Assurance training April 20.

Brandie Tinlin, Madison Snode, Carissa Crider and Parker Snode will pick a theme for the club’s float for the upcoming Augusta and Mechanicstown parades.

A T-shirt design contest was held where members picked several designs and combined them into one design for their club shirt.

The club now has its own Web site at http://www.augustaranchers.webs.com.

Eriq McFadden gave a safety talk on sidewalk safety.

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RICHMOND, Ohio — The Sunrise Rascals met April 19 at Glenn Mills Community Center with 10 members in attendance.

Demonstrations were done by Amber and Hunter H. Safety talks were done by Crystal and Tyler and health talks were done by Dustin and Heaven.

Tag day is from 8-11 a.m. May 2 at the fairgrounds.

The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. May 17 at Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Swingin Hams 4-H club had its Quality Assurance meeting at the school building at the fairgrounds April 7 in Burton.

At the business meeting the club had received the fundraiser candy bar boxes. Each member must sell the required amount per family.

During the species meeting the members were reminded about the posters that are due at the next meeting.

The next meeting will be May 5 at the school building. Members will present the posters, slide shows and skits of the picked subject.

Members must have their pigs before May 16, which is tagging at the fairgrounds.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Dairymen 4-H club held its March meeting at its president’s house.

The club welcomed a new member and talked about community service projects.
Members walked and worked with the heifers.

The next meeting was April 15 and Katie Mason, a nutritionist from Land o’Lakes, taught members about calf nutrition.

The sales meeting was discussed and Shelly and Zach will attend the next one for the club.

Some members attended the Spring Dairy Expo in Columbus and participated in showmanship.

Members turned in money for this year’s food drive, completed their required Quality Assurance and learned about the three methods of giving shots to animals.

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MINERVA, Ohio — The Stillfork 4-H club met April 13 at Mount Zion Church with 31 members in attendance.

Members were given T-shirts and discussed the results of the April 5 chicken dinner.
The club held their Quality Assurance April 20 at Carrollton High School.

Possession of animals is May 15 with tag-in being May 16 for hogs, sheep and goats from 9 a.m. to noon at the fairgrounds.

The booth committee met and decided on the theme and will meet again at 6:30 p.m. June 27 at Mount Zion Church.

The next regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 18 at the church.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Guys and Gals 4-H club met April 19 with nine members attending.

Tag-in will be held May 16 for small animals and pigs at the Carrollton fairgrounds.
Members are selling tickets for the chicken barbecue and the money is due May 16.
A health talk was given by Brittney Host on mono.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 17. Cookie dough sales will be discussed.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The New Horizons 4-H club met April 17 at Baxter’s Ridge UMC with 26 in attendance.

The club will be operating Buehler’s Patio Stand from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30.

A club T-shirt design was chosen; orders will be taken to have shirts by the fair.

Members reviewed news and notes and discussed selling chicken barbecue tickets.

Christopher Andrews gave a safety talk on at-home fire safety.

The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. May 22 at the McLeon-McDaniel farm. The club showmanship clinic with skill-a-thon to review. The club will provide hot dogs and drinks.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The All American Kids 4-H club met April 15 at Carroll Health Care with 19 in attendance.

Tickets are available for the chicken barbecue set for June 27 from 4-7 p.m. at the grandstands.

Market goats, hogs and lambs must be tagged-in from 9 a.m. to noon May 16 at the fairgrounds. All rabbits must be tattooed that day from 9-11 a.m.

The road clean-up along Buck Road will start at 1 p.m. May 3.

Members received their books.

Demonstrations were given by Jenna McNutt on how to take a picture and Mercedes Claypool on focusing your camera.

Health and safety talks were given by Winston Yekel on how to handle a knife safely and by Abby Yekel on sudden cardiac arrest.

The next meeting will he held at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Carroll Health Care.

Members will decide how to pay for T-shirts.

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MINERVA, Ohio — The M-Town Clovers 4-H club met April 7 at Minerva First Christian Church with 7 members in attendance.

Still project and small and large animal committee meetings will be held May 7.

The possession of animal deadline is May 15 and May 16 is tag-in for hogs, lambs, goats and rabbit tattooing.

Tickets are available for the June 27 chicken barbecue.

Officer training was conducted.

The next meeting will be held at 3 p.m. May 9 at the Minerva First Christian Church. Members will work on ideas for the fair booth.

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