A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 12, 2008

LISBON, Ohio — Jill Zehentbauer, daughter of Neil and LouAnn Zehentbauer of Hanoverton, Ohio, has been named the recipient of this year’s Bank-sponsored 4-H/FFA Junior Fair Exhibitor Scholarship the first semester of the 2008-2009 school year.

Zehentbauer is enrolled at Akron University, majoring in radiology. Her junior fair participation has focused in the area of dairy and poultry shows, sales and leadership.

Criteria for scholarship selection included junior fair participation, 4-H/FFA leadership, school and community involvement, academic achievement and written and verbal communication skills.

Huntington Bank will continue to offer one $500 scholarship to 4-H/FFA junior fair exhibitors for the fall of 2009.

Applications may be obtained from the Ohio State University Extension Columbiana County office at 330-424-7291; any Columbiana County agricultural education instructor or high school guidance counselor.

Applications are due in the Extension office by March 1, 2009.

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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — The Ridge Runners 4-H Club met June 3 at the home of leader Annette Clark.
Forest Roberts, a new members transferring from another club, was welcomed.

Clark handed out fundraiser information.

Old business discussed included the market rabbit weigh-in at 10 a.m. June 21 at the fairgrounds. Senior 4-H camp is June 9-13 and junior camp is June 15-20.

New business discussed included nonlivestock projects due to the fair by noon July 26. The goat and rabbit auction is scheduled at 6 p.m. July 31 in the new arena.

A rabbit showmanship workshop will be held with the Belmont County rabbit club July 12. Time and place will be announced.

Talks were given by Sara Chaplin on getting ready for a show; Tara Chaplin on showing dairy cows; Molly Hubbs on products that dairy cows provide; and Evan Tucker on meat goat care.

Demonstrations were given by Sara Chaplin on what to use to clean dairy cows for shows; Tara Chaplin on dairy feed and what was in it; and Olivia Hubbs demonstrated dog obedience.

The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. July 8. Activity records will be scored at this time.

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JEFFERSON, Ohio — The Prime Bovine 4-H club met June 1 at Jayne and Joe Bodanar’s home.

Club members discussed shirts and buyer thank-you notes. Seth Thomas, Garrett Jerome and Silas Thomas demonstrated how to clip cattle.

The youth also practiced for the skillathon.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Guys and Gals 4-H club met June 4 at Carroll County Feed and Supply with six members present.

Book judging is June 28 and the time will be sent to members.

Clipping was discussed and the entry forms for the fair were explained.

The club talked about scrapie tags and members agreed on and ordered T-shirts.

The next meeting is at 10 a.m. July 13 at the fairgrounds.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Brown Frame Round-Up met June 1 at the Brown Frame Building with eight members attending.

Discussion included booth, barrel and flower committees and camp scholarships, which are paid in full.

Cookie dough orders were due June 4.

Project work included thank-you posters for the fair booth and members are planting red oak trees at the Brown Frame Building.

Aaron Stoller, a paramedic with the Minerva Fire Department, gave a talk on first aid.

The next meeting is in August, with details to be announced.

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