A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Dec. 11, 2008

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MEDINA, Ohio — The Medina County junior fair market beef steer and market heifer weigh-in and identification will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 17 at the county fairgrounds.

All beef steers and market heifers to be shown at the county fair and those beef animals intended for the Carcass Show must be identified at this clinic, and all beef carcasses may be sold through the livestock sale.

2009 Medina County Junior Fair exhibitors may again show and sell heifers as well as steers in the market beef classes for the fair.

A Beef Quality Assurance session will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 18 in the fair office. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.

Any Junior Fair exhibitor showing market animals during the 2009 Medina County Fair must attend a question and answer session.

Any exhibitor wanting to enter a beef animal in the Rate of Gain Contest must submit a completed weight card at the weigh-in Jan. 17.

Anyone wishing to enter a beef steer or market heifer in the 2009 State Fair must submit noseprints and an identification card signed by the county 4-H educator to the State Fair Livestock office by Jan. 14.

Dairy Beef Steers entering the Rate of Gain Contest also must be weighed and identified at the clinic. All other finished dairy beef steer photos (if Holsteins) or noseprints (if Brown Swiss) need to be in the County Extension office by 5 p.m. Jan. 20.

For more information call Lisa Marko, 4-H educator, Medina County Extension office, at 330-725-4911 or 330-225-7100, ext. 9237.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Stillfork 4-H club had two meetings in November at the Mount Zion church. During the first meeting, Nov. 6, members did project work for the endowment auction. During the second meeting, Nov. 17, members were recognized for their work over the past year.

The club will have a Christmas party at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at Loretta Nitz’s house.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The East Township Young Producers met Oct. 15 with 26 members present. Members discussed the Best of 4-H event, honor awards, endowment auction, National 4-H Week, Cloverbud Fun Night, Barn Fund committee rigatoni dinner, hog raffle and turkey projects.

Members received their premium awards.

Brittany Rohr gave a health talk on proper teeth brushing techniques.

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EAST CANTON, Ohio — East Canton Variety 4-H club’s December meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at St. Paul’s Church, East Canton.

The club is sending packages to the troops again this year, and members are asked to bring candy, such as, hard tact, M&M’s, chocolate/chocolate covered candy, candy tins and Cracker Jacks.

They are also asked to bring supplies to make Christmas cards which will be sent with the candy.

The members will make extra cards to deliver to area nursing homes.

Elections for vice president, secretary, treasurer and sergeant of arms will also be held.

New community service projects to complete this year and new fundraising ideas will be discussed.

The club would like to congratulate Julia Haines, Eli Bosler and Sherry Sease, who have made it on Junior Fair Board.

Refreshments for this meeting will be provided by the Bosler, Yacklin and Kennedy families.

Members who can’t make this meeting are asked to call an adviser.

Members are also reminded to bring any canned goods for the church’s food drive.

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HANOVERTON, Ohio — The Hicks and Hayseeds recently met to elect club officers. President is Dallas Strong, vice president is Corey Miller, secretary is Zarah Strong, treasurer is Brooke Riffee, news reporter is Sam Hake, health/safety leader is Kyle Miller and recreation leaders are Isaac Hake and Tyler Miller.

The club collected enrollment forms and ordered project books.

The club will help at the Hanoverton food drive and will have a cookie decorating contest. The cookies will be given to school custodians, nurses and school office personnel.

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