A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 19, 2009

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LORAIN, Ohio — The Pitchfork Pals 4-H club met March 8 to discuss fair ideas and hear demonstrations from members.

Giving demos were Sean Ortner (Legos), Keith Grobe (meat rabbits) and Travis Clark (electricity). A Clover bud, Ryan Ortner, spoke about his NASCAR collection.

The club is still collecting pop tabs and used cell phones. Members discussed some ideas for the Lorain County Fair thank-you cards and the T-shirt design contest

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The Cloverbuds made St. Patrick’s Day books and also worked on their fair books.

The next meeting will be April 12. All members must have an idea of what they are taking to this year’s fair.

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BOWERSTON. Ohio — The Silver Spurs 4-H club met March 7 at the Bowerston Public Library with 17 members present.

Tag-in will be May 9 at the fairgrounds from 8-11 a.m. The club will be selling Easter candy for its fundraiser this year.

The public can attend a silent auction benefiting the Harrison County 4-H Endowment Fund March 1, at the Catering Cafe of Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are available for $10 in advance by calling 740-942-8823 or $15 at the door. Included in admission are drinks, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Items offered at auction include paintings by local artists, crafts and a variety of gift baskets.

Health Officer Austin Caswell did a presentation on the importance of staying hydrated and eating a lot of fruits and vegetables.

The next meeting will be March 22 at the Bowerston Public Library.

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THOMPSON, Ohio — Country Friends 4-H club had its first meeting March 6 to elect officers. The club is a poultry group that meets in Thompson.

Members discussed possible fundraisers for the club and community service projects, such as a car wash and selling candy bars.

The next meeting is April 24.

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ROGERS, Ohio — The Country Friends 4-H club met March 2 at the Rogers Sale Restaurant.

Project books were passed out. Members discussed the upcoming quality assurance clinic dates and times.

Members discussed the upcoming square dance fundraiser March 14. The dance will run from 7-10 p.m., but all 4-H members need to be at the Rogers Sale Restaurant by 6 p.m. All members are asked to bring two pies and make sure to wear their 4-H shirt.

The next meeting will be April 6 at 6:30 p.m.

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RICHMOND, Ohio — The Sunrise Rascals 4-H club met at the Glenn Mills Community Center in Richmond. Twelve members were present.

Dustin Huggins conducted a safety talk on dirt bike and four-wheeler safety and Tyler Bly spoke on colic in horses.

The club placed second in the window for 4-H week contest.

The club will go bowling from 1-3 p.m. March 21 at All American Lanes.

The next meeting will be held at noon April 19 at Glenn Mills Community Center.

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ORWELL, Ohio — The Mustang Wranglers 4-H horse club held its regular monthly meeting March 14 at Saddles Etc. & Gift Shop, 8220 Route 45, Orwell.

Demonstrations were given by Abby Chernesky on Sonny, My Haflinger and Anna Tancredi on Paint Horses.

Stephanie Mason, senior member, and Natasha Sobie, junior member, will be on the Horse Bowl teams representing our county at the State Horse Bowl Competition April 4 in Columbus.

Several members discussed attending Equine Affair April 2-5 in Columbus. This year’s fair theme is “A Red Carpet A-Fair.”

Committees were formed for fair events. An Equine Fun Show is being organized for this summer.

Candy bar sales have been great and are still on-going.

The next regular meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. April 11 at Saddles Etc.

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TUSCARAWAS, Ohio — The Buckhorn Buckshots 4-H club meet at 4 p.m. March 15 at the Sharon Moravian Church near Tuscarawas.

There were 17 project members, seven clover bud members, five advisers, four parents and two guests for a total of 35 people present.

In old business, the members were reminded to turn in their signed enrollment cards to Debbie Allen by April 1 and their $5 dues are due by June 1.

In new business, the club compiled their 2009 club budget and elected their 2009 officers which include: Dalton Sprowl, president; Shelby Schupp, vice president; Taylor Sprowl, secretary; Chase Allen, treasurer; Madalyn Schupp, reporter; Bryer Schupp and Kaitlyn Borovitz, health/safety officers and Heath Williams, Miranda Beans and Allen Quillen, recreation officers.

The Clover Buds members were led by Jeanne Stiles. They learned about butterflies and made butterfly feeders.

The next meeting will be held at 4 p.m. March 29 at the church.

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