A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Jan. 29, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Carroll County Augusta Ranchers 4-H club met Jan. 13 at the Brown Frame Community Building.

Members decided to decorate a window at Thorne’s Super Market in Carrollton in honor of 4-H week. A theme was decided on. They will meet Jan. 30 to decorate the window and go for pizza and bowling afterward.

Discussion was also held on 4-H Kick Off Night. Members were encouraged to attend.

The Brown Frame Chili Supper is Jan. 25 and members have volunteered to work at the dinner.

A trip to Kalahari has been planned for later in the spring.

Members will hold two more bake sales in March and April and sell candy bars as fundraisers for the year.

Family guides and 4-H notebooks were handed out to each member.

Members are to turn in their enrollment cards at the next meeting Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. The election of officers and review of the club Constitution and by-laws is planned.

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NORTH BENTON, Ohio — The Village Varieties 4-H club met at North Benton Presbyterian Jan. 13 with 41 members present.

New members introduced themselves. Members of the club were thanked for the annual bell-ringing for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.

Adviser Jeri Close had the 2008 officers describe their duties. This was done by Jon Wilson, president; Kathy Phillips, vice president; Olivia Jarvis, secretary; and Jon James, news reporter.

Nominations were taken for 2009 club officers. A vote for 2009 officers will be held at the next meeting.

Club advisers introduced themselves and told what projects they would supervise. The advisers then had members complete enrollment forms for 2009 projects.

The next meeting will be held at North Benton Presbyterian Church Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.

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LOUISVILLE, Ohio — Friendly Farmers 4-H club held its first meeting Jan. 15. The club is accepting new members interested in taking livestock projects.

The next meeting will be in March. Anyone wishing to join may contact David Crawford at the Stark County Extension Office for more information.

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BARNESVILLE, Ohio — The Barnesville Progressive Home Helpers 4-H club held a meeting Jan. 10 at Main Street United Methodist Church.

Club members worked on community service projects and 2009 fair projects. Cloverbud members made bird feeders.

Jacob Greenlee led the club in recreation and Brooke Warner led the club in songs.

The next meeting will be held Feb. 14 at the church.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Pennsylvania 4-H Poultry Judging Team participated in the 2008 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, Ky.

Participating youth competed against 24 states in five events involving judging, presentation and cooking skills.

In its first year with a poultry judging team and a full delegation, Pennsylvania came out on top. Hailing from Centre County, the team had the highest overall performance out of 19 teams, placing first in the Market Poultry and Market Egg divisions, second in the Production Hen division and second in Oral Reasons.

Pennsylvania’s judging team also received the Dr. Charles Wabeck Memorial Award.

Pennsylvania team member Ashley Clauer of State College was the judging contest’s top individual overall, placing first in Market Poultry, fourth in Production Hens, fourth in Oral Reasons and eighth in Market Eggs out of 81 competitors.

Team members Anne Morris, Issac Haagen and Ethan Cleaver, all from Howard, also took home high honors.

Morris placed second in the Market Egg division and eighth overall in the contest.

Haagen placed ninth in Market Poultry and ninth overall and Cleaver placed second in Market Poultry and fifth in Market Eggs.

Sandy Haagen of Howard coached the 4-H Poultry Judging Team, assisted by Phillip Clauer, coach of Penn State’s collegiate poultry-judging team.

In the conference’s cooking events, contestants demonstrated both applied and theoretical knowledge of poultry products.

Participants were Elizabeth Kraft of York County, who placed fourth in the National Egg Preparation demonstration; Danielle Cameron of Berks County, who won fifth place in the Turkey Barbecue contest and Heidi Benner of Adams County, who placed 11th in the Chicken Barbecue contest.

Pennsylvania also took second-place in the National Avian Bowl. Team members Benjamin Corry, Mimi Niggel and Taylor Young, all from Montgomery County, competed for the right to represent Pennsylvania at the national competition.

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PERRYSVILLE, Ohio — The A to Z 4-H club met Jan. 8 with 13 in attendance.

Pledges were lead by Oksana Tinney. Roll call was taken by Ronni Snair. Members were reminded that dues of $2 and enrollment cards are due the next meeting.

New officers were elected. They include: Brittanie Logan, president; Brittany Crow, treasurer; Josie Snair, reporter; Mica McCort, vice president; Hunter Logan and Donnie Leggett, health and safety; Ronni Snair, secretary; Oksana Tinney, recreation; and Britton Palmer, refreshments.

The next meeting will be Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at Perrysville Township Hall.

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AUGUSTA, Ohio — The Farmers ’N Charmers 4-H club met Jan. 12 with 11 in attendance. Jeanette Goebeler led the business meeting.

The club voted and approved constitution and bylaws, made a new club logo and passed out candy bar boxes for fundraiser.

They also discussed 4-H week and the theme for the window display. They voted to make desserts and auction them at the Swiss steak dinner at Cuyahoga Lodge Feb. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The next meeting will be Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Augusta Masonic Lodge. All members must turn in their enrollment cards. A snake education seminar is planned.

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BERGHOLZ, Ohio — The Bareshoe Wranglers met Jan. 21 and elected the 2009 officers.

Officers include: President Morgan Millhorn, Vice President Holly Mazur, Secretary Jennifer Smith, Treasurer Ally Glen; New Reporter Angus Porter and Health and Safety Officer Samantha Glenn.

The club welcomed four new members, Ellie McKee, Emma and Miles Chancio and Terry Weaver.

The next meeting is Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County JVS.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Flockmasters 4-H club held its first meeting of 2009 Jan. 20 at the Burton Fairgrounds.

Club advisor Mrs. Amy Sue O’Reilly explained how important all of the officers are to the club.

Club members went on a field trip to Cleveland Science Center Nov. 8 and visited the residents of the Corrine Dolan Center, along with Munson Boy Scouts, in December.

At the meeting, the Flockmasters introduced themselves to new members, a window display committee was set up and the Nike Shoe and Adopt-A-School projects were discussed.

Ray handed out certificates and pins, followed by a game.

Turkeys must be ordered by March 1.

The club’s next meeting will be Feb. 17.

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CORTLAND, Ohio — The Happy Hams Swine Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Agricultural Service Center (Extension Office) in Cortland.

The club is currently accepting new members.

Directly following this meeting (11 a.m.) all Trumbull County swine 4-H members will meet to establish the swine rules committee and the rules for the 2009 fair. Lunch will be served.

For more information, contact Ken and Heather Letcher at 330-924-0404.

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