A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 21, 2009

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — The Ridge Runners 4-H club met May 12 at the Bowman Ridge Community Center.

Old business included the goat and lamb weigh-in that took place May 2, goat and rabbit overnighter that took place April 25-26 and the Blue and Gold steer show May 9.

New business included the Elizabethtown Festival May 16-17, shooting sports meeting May 21, council campfire May 17, Senior Camp slated for June 8-12, Junior Camp slated for June 15-19, market rabbit weigh-in set for June 27, fair exhibits need to be in July 25 by noon, fair livestock needs to be on the grounds by July 26 by noon, release of all exhibits from fair on Aug. 1 at 9 p.m. and Jake Day June 20.

Everyone was encouraged to participate in open class exhibits in either the exhibit hall or the livestock categories.

The club recognized three members graduating from high school. Graduating from Bishop Donahue is Jessica Midcap and graduates from John Marshall include Spencer Holmes and Shelby Harris.

The club planned a car wash fundraiser. Date is to be set by the next meeting.

Audrey Rine did a talk on her goat project and a demonstration on her rabbit project; Janis Williamson did a talk and demonstration on her rabbit project and Walker Holmes talked about his goat and rabbit projects and did demonstrations on both as well.

Samantha White did a talk on her rabbit project and her hog project; Evan Tucker did a talk on rabbits and Cameron Holmes did a talk on his goat project.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 2 at the home of Annette Clark.

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PARIS, Ohio — The Happy Farmerettes and Farmers 4-H club held a meeting May 14 at the Thouvenin home in Osnaburg Township.

Members discussed old business, including the Waco homecoming parade and the swiss steak dinner.

A safety report was given by Renee Greathouse on the importance to eat more fruit and vegetables.

A health report was given by Rachel Ray on the pandemic flu.

New business was then discussed on having a bake sale for a fundraiser. Each member is to bring bake goods to the next meeting to be taken to the sale the next day at an auction area in Louisville. Ray was elected to be in charge of setting up for the bake sale.

The next meeting will be June 11.

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BARNESVILLE, Ohio — The Barnesville Progressive Home Helpers 4-H club held a meeting May 9 at the Main Street United Methodist Church.

Several reports were read and demonstrations were shown by Samantha Arigoni and Andy and Arin Selmon.

The next meeting will be held June 6 at the Main Street United Methodist Church.

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ELLSWORTH, Ohio — Kim Lewis from the Green Team informed members of Western Reserve Rangers 4-H club about the “Incredible, Edible Landfill” when the club met in May.

Delorean Jones reminded members to sign up to participate in the Berlin Township Memorial Day parade and the Canfield Fourth of July parade.

Clothing workshops begin in June after school is out at the Moser home.

Zach Adams reported the County Junior Leader 4-H club would participate in the New Springfield Relay for Life.

Adviser Steve Adams reported he and his wife would be shooting instructors at the State Junior Shooting Sports Camp in July, while Zach Adams would be a junior leader and Samuel Adams would attend the camp.

Steve Adams also encouraged all members to come to one of their shooting activities and learn how to safely shoot a rifle.

Ashley Algarin went over the 4-H county judging dates and locations and Brenda Metts passed out Canfield Fair domestic arts and crafts books and encouraged both youth and adults to participate at the fair.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. June 11.

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MINERVA, Ohio — The M-Town Clovers 4-H club met May 9 at the Minerva First Christian Church with seven members in attendance.

Members discussed Carroll County 4-H Camp, June 29-July 2; livestock judging, July 11; food judging, July 16; still project judging, July 18; Carroll County Fair, July 21-26 and the Ohio State Fair, July 29-Aug. 9.

Members also worked on ideas for the fair booth and signed the club constitution.

The next meeting will be June 6 at Lauren Hawkin’s house and members will work on decorations for the fair booth.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The A-Z 4-H club met May 7 at Perrysville Township Hall with 12 members in attendance.

Members discussed rabbit, hog, lamb and goat tag-in, ordered club T-shirts and the cookie dough fundraiser to raise money for the shirts.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. June 10 at the Perrysville Township Hall and members will pick up cookie dough.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Freedom Riders 4-H club met May 11 at the Carrollton Friendship Center with 15 members attending.

Members went over news and notes of upcoming events, made plans for use of spring fundraiser money and voted to buy shirts, halters and fair passes, as well as pay for Cloverbud Camp.

Members asked for donations for the June 20 funshow the club will host at the Carrollton Fair and passed out Jr. Fair Board barbecue chicken dinner tickets.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. June 9 at the Carrollton Friendship Center. Members will go over the fair booth, the funshow and fair entries.

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