A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 26, 2009

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Sharp Shooters 4-H club met March 7 at the Brown Township Sportsman’s Club. Thirty-seven members were in attendance.

The club elected officers as follows: Maxwell Romeo, president; Lela Hicklin, vice president; Rebecca Grunder, treasurer; David Little, secretary; Kady Wendell, news reporter; Doug Little recreation leader; Natalie Romeo, health and Rodney Wendell, safety.

It was sampler day and everybody got to try things to see what they wanted to do.

The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. April 4 at the Brown Township Sportsman’s Club.

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SCIO, Ohio — The A to Z 4-H club met March 5 at the Perrysville Township Hall. Thirteen members were in attendance.

It was the last meeting for members to pay their $2 dues and skating was decided upon for the club trip.

Health and safety talks given included: on-shore fishing safety by Brittanie Logan, baby-sitting by Mica McCort; bike riding by Josie Snair; four-wheelers by Hunter Logan, dirt bikes by Donnie Leggett and guns by Ronnie Snair.

The next meeting is April 2 at the Perrysville Township Hall. The club will go skating.

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CECIL, Pa. — The Cecil 4-H club held its first meeting of the year March 15 at the Millers Run Grange.

Members worked on their group projects either in woodworking or cooking and completed Ladder Achievement forms.

The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. March 28 at the Millers Run Grange.

This is the last call for new members to join 4-H for the 2009 season. For more information call Pam Paletta, Washington County Extension agent, at 724-228-6881.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — Brandie Jo Tinlin lead the Augusta Ranchers business meeting March 10 with eight members present.

Members brought drawings for the milk can contest and voted on two to represent the club. They discussed the upcoming bake sale at Falconer’s Auction, 2009 rule changes, county frozen food and cookie dough sales and signed amendments to the club constitution.

Health-safety talks were given by Parker Snode on gangs and Madison Snode on drug and alcohol prevention.

Safety Officer Logan Snode presented his safety program and assigned talks to be given by members.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Brown Frame Community Center where members will receive their project books and club notebooks and they will hold a T-shirt design contest for the club shirt.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Caprine Kids 4-H club met Feb. 28 at the Geauga County Fairgrounds.

The new officers for this year are president, Bill Ketring; vice president, Louis Sharpnack; secretary, Hannah Taylor and treasurer, Sam Sharpnack.
For a complete list of officers check out our Web site at http://www.geauga4h.org/clubs/cparine-kids.

This year the club will visit a nursing home with our baby animals and help serve the pancake breakfast at the Burton Fire Station to complete our service projects.

Officers were inducted March 21.

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BROOKFIELD, Ohio — Brookfield 4-H Friends club viewed demonstrations and discussed plans for the Trumbull County Fair during its third meeting of the year March 5.

Duck demonstrations were given by Thomas Almasy and Danny Loomis.

Club members painted stars for animal cages at the fair, which will be held June 30 to July 5.

There was a guinea pig and rat demonstration by Hannah Ingler and a rabbit demonstration by Taylor Roberts.

Skills labs will be included in April and May meetings and rabbits will be tattooed at the April meeting.

A showmanship clinic/picnic is tentatively planned for June 9.

For more information about joining 4-H call the Ohio State University Trumbull County Extension office at 330-638-6783 or visit the club’s Web site at http://www.freewebs.com/brookfield4hfriends.

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BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — Blake Algarin and Kathleen Moser accepted the Ohio 4-H Recruitment Award for Western Reserve Rangers 4-H club at the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Conference held March 14 at the Columbus Convention Center.

Past president Amelia Shrader was presented a State 4-H Leadership Award during the award ceremony.

Twenty 4-H teens, parents and advisers from the club attended the Ohio 4-H Teen Conference in February.

Gina Roberts, Alex Hames, Cheyenne Rowbothham and Blake Algarin reported on the conference.

Health Leader Richie Hedrick shared a well-stocked first aid kit and advised taking a traveling first aid kit everywhere and Safety Leader Donny Duda advised on safety while surfing the Internet.

The club members voted to make a donation to the Berlin-Ellsworth Community Easter Egg Hunt and to help at the egg hunt April 10 at Western Reserve High School.

Amelia Shrader was also recognized for placing second in the state in the 2009 4-H Bee Keeping Essay Contest sponsored by the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc.

Janet Majirsky and Jim Pitcairn updated the members on county livestock activities and shared calendars of the Mahoning County 4-H Livestock clubs meeting dates.

Shooting Sport Advisers Robin and Steve Adams reported on the status of shooting activities and camps. It was also announced funding is available for a scholarship to the Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camp in July.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 9.

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AMHERST, Ohio — Brownhelm Perfection & BB 4-H club met March 2 at the Brownhelm UCC church.

The club approved their constitution.

Younger members are invited to participate in the Easter egg hunt at 12:30 p.m. April 4 at Anchor Lodge in Lorain.

A reminder the thank you contest is due May 1.

Madeline Ott will be the health & safety leader.

Adviser and officer training will be April 7 at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School.

The club calendar for 2009 was passed out. The club voted to sponsor a trophy for the food revue award and voted to enter the flower pot contest.

There was a reminder the Lorain County 4-H endowment dinner and silent auction will be March 28 at the fairgrounds.

The winners of the club T-shirt contests were first place, Bradley Thrasher; second place, Jared Kromer and third place, Madeline Ott.

Jared Kromer will be the club’s historian and Nathan Kromer its recreational leader.

The next meeting will be April 6 and April 13 will be the pizza/game night.

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NEWTON FALLS, Ohio — The Cows R Us 4-H dairy club met March 8 at Newton Falls Public Library.

Officers are Joel Straley, president; Emily Smallsreed, vice president; Shannon Montgomery, secretary; Julie Smallsreed, treasurer; Louis Liming, news reporter; Marlena Liming, health and safety; and Dan Christner, recreation.

The club discussed the Quality Assurance Clinic held March 21, cheese baskets and theme decorations for the fair.

The advisers stressed animals must be entered by April 30 to be eligible to show at the Trumbull County Junior Fair.

For recreation, the club did a worksheet created by Dan Christner about parts of a cow.

The next meeting is April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Newton Falls Public Library.

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MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio — The Trumbull County 4-H Judging Club held its monthly meeting March 8.

The club talked about its judging at Wooster and went over oral reasons for the Spring Expo Judging Contest in Columbus April 11.

The club made the final plans for the fundraiser March 14 and assigned jobs and times to work. They sold baked goods, hot sandwiches and drinks at Tractor Supply in Warren, Ohio.

The recent judging practice was at Lou-Ida Farms in Lordstown, Ohio. They judged two classes of Holstein cows and a class of Holstein heifers.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Pony Express Riders 4-H club met March 13 at the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Fifteen members were in attendance and they discussed ordering hoodies, which members are going to the Equine Affaire and upcoming horse shows, along with fundraising.

Members need to get their demonstrations and safety and health talks done.

Horse packets and how to fill them out were also discussed.

Robert Berns gave a talk on safety when working around horses.

The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. March 27 at the Trinity Lutheran Church for a trip to the Equine Affaire.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio —The Guys and Gals 4-H club met March 15 with eight members in attendance.

The members talked about a cookie dough fundraiser.

Max Romeo gave a healthy and safety talk on food allergies, Natalie Romeo gave a talk on taste buds on your tongue, Ben Romeo gave a talk on healthy sleeping and Sadey Ann Romeo gave a talk on chapped lips.

A quality assurance will be held at 7 p.m. April 20 at Carrollton High School and another will he held from 9 a.m. to noon May 9 at the fairgrounds. Small animal tag in will be held May 16.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. April 12 at the home of Roger Romeo.

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TORONTO, Ohio — The Barshoe Wranglers 4-H club met March 18 at the Jefferson County JVS.

Ian Porter gave a demonstration and Samantha Glenn gave a health talk. The group reviewed parts of their animals in order to help them learn.

The Iron Chef Clinic and what the club is going to make was discussed.

The club will hold a spaghetti dinner from 3-6 p.m. April 25 at the Richmond Methodist Church.

The next meeting is April 15.

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CANFIELD, Ohio — The Mahoning County Junior Fair Board’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Colonial Inn on the Canfield Fairgrounds.

At the March 19, meeting, the Junior Fair Board welcomed guest speaker for “Talk Is Cheap” David Kohout.

The meeting continued with election of officers.

The officers are Laura Krcelic, president; Heidi Moff, vice president; Kayla Ohlin, secretary/treasurer; Amanda Smith, secretary assistant and Gabrielle Wilson, news reporter.

Junior Fair Board members are helping with the baby shower April 5 at the Mill Creek Metroparks from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and with a rabbit day April 11 at the Mill Creek Metroparks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Members are also selling market livestock drawing tickets for $5 each.

At next month’s meeting we hope to have committee chairmen and ideas prepared for T-shirts.

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NORTH BENTON, Ohio — The Village Varieties 4-H club met March 17 at North Benton Presbyterian Church.

Forty-three members were present with an additional 15 cloverbuds.

In old business the club discussed what the club members learned at Quality Assurance, club pictures and bringing in items for servicemen in Iraq.

Under new business, the club discussed a full scholarship for a club member to go to 4-H camp. The project books also were discussed. They arrived and should be picked up at the next meeting.

The year’s first community service project is April 4. The club will clean up trash along 12th Street from Sebring to North Benton.

Members should meet at the O’Brock residence at 9:30 a.m.

The next regular meeting is at 7 p.m. April 21 at North Benton Presbyterian Church.

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