A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 11, 2009

CARROLLTON, Ohio –The New Horizons 4-H club met May 22 with 17 members in attendance.

Members were reminded to pay for the new club T-shirts by the next meeting and all health and safety talks or demonstrations are due by the next meeting.

Members discussed sign ups for Buehler’s hot dog stand and officer training will be held over the summer.

Amanda Locker and Connor Morrow were nominated for the Carroll County 4-H Outstanding Court.

Health and safety talks were given by Bethany Renicker on horse safety; by Crissy McLean on bicycle safety and by John McLean on go-cart safety.

A beef clinic involving showmanship occurred after the meeting was adjourned.

The next meeting will be at 10 a.m. June 20 at Baxter’s Ridge UMC.

Members will finish planting flowers at the church and will hold a business meeting at the home of Donna Hanna.

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NORTH BENTON, Ohio — The Village Varieties 4-H club met May 19 at North Benton Presbyterian Church in North Benton.

Twenty-eight members were present.

In old business, the club discussed sending notes of encouragement to servicemen in Iraq. The club also discussed the county safety poster contest.

Under new business, the club discussed the health and safety contest, to be held at the county extension office June 27.

Safety reports were given by Krista Burcaw on canoeing safety, Rebekah Owen about not chewing pens, Gabbi Sanor on medication, and Brittney Zamarelli on four-wheeler safety.

Health reports were presented by Hillary Nutter on horse colic and Gabbi Sanor on cow diseases.

Demonstrations were given by Jonathon James about meat chickens. Devotions were led by Julia Bock.

Luke Jones and Jonathon James gave a special presentation to the Cloverbud 4-H’ers about types of poultry.

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WELLINGTON, Ohio — The Penfield Partners 4-H club met June 3.

Members were reminded to bring knife orders to the next meeting and animal clinics will be held June 13 at the fairgrounds, with sheep at 9 a.m., swine at 10 a.m. and beef at 11 a.m.

Members talked about the club project they will start on at the next meeting.

Premium money for some projects will be given in cash the week of the fair. Members will be given a voucher or grade sheet to turn in to the Senior Fair board office at special times to get your money. If the paperwork is lost, it will not be replaced.

The Junior Fair tractor pull will be July 5.

Members also talked about being able to join the Lorain County Farm Bureau. The cost is $35.

The Brownhelm Perfection and B.B. 4-H club will hold its 90th birthday party July 12 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Brownhelm and 4-H day at Cedar Point will be June 26.

Dawn gave a health talk on eating healthy.

The next meeting is June 17 at Kathie’s house.

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