A weekly roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 8, 2008

CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Yonge Hearts and Stars met April 2 at St. Mary’s Church Hall with 12 members attending.

Discussion focused around T-shirts: lettering, color and cost of $7.50 each.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m. May 7 at St. Mary’s Church Hall.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The All American Kids met April 16 at First Presbyterian Church with 20 members in attendance.

In old business, the club had a food stand at Tractor Supply April 26.

The club is to continue collecting pop cans for Relay for Life. Members will meet May 4 to clean up along Buck Road as community service. There will be a cookout at the Morsheisers’ afterward.

Then, May 21, the club will participate in the Healthy Ohioans Fitness Walk at the fairgrounds.

Alex Gotshall gave a demonstration on how to set the table; Abby Yekeli showed how to use proper measuring utensils; Cassie Stack showed how to handle a rabbit; J.D. Little showed how to make a milkshake; and Rachel Davala talked about hiking safety.

The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at the fairgrounds after the fitness walk.

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DELLROY, Ohio — The New Horizons 4-H club met April 18 at the Dellroy school cafeteria with 24 attending.

Vice President Wyatt Nedrow conducted the meeting.

The club will have a hot dog stand at Buehler’s May 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It also was decided to send $25 to the education fund for Jamie Mitchell’s daughters.

Amanda Locker was nominated to the Outstanding Court 2008.

The next meeting will be May 16 at 6 p.m. at the McDaniels Farm. The meeting will be a beef showmanship clinic. The club will provide refreshments.

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EAST ROCHESTER, Ohio — The Clover Kids 4-H club met April 13 at Mount Zion Church with nine in attendance.

The club will be recycling pop cans and bringing them to a future meeting in two months.

The club plans to fix the Patternsville sign and $20 is being donated for the buyer’s dinner.

A demonstration was given by Nancy Sheckler on how to properly stretch before physical activity.

A Camp Piedmont video will be shown at the next meeting, May 18 at 6 p.m. at Mount Zion Church.

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NORTH BENTON, Ohio — The Village Varieties 4-H club met April 22 at the North Benton Presbyterian Church.

Thirteen members responded to the role call.

The club discussed old business, which involved the recycling of aluminum cans collected by the club during the 12th Street road clean-up.

In new business, the club discussed the topic of supporting a service person in Iraq. The club voted to donate money toward the project.

A reminder was also given to the members to check and see if they had picked up their project books for the year.

Makayla Hohn gave a report on the importance of safety while riding a horse. Lillian Wood gave a report on safety while practicing archery. Jonathon James gave a report on the dangers of illegal drugs.

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EAST CANTON, Ohio — East Canton Variety 4-H club met April 13 at St. Paul’s Church in East Canton.

After opening the meeting, members were told that each club gets to pick its own fair theme this year. The club decided on “Junior Fair Goes Hawaiian.”

Members discussed upcoming events and celebrated the birthdays of Tara Clapper and Miranda Winters.

Julia Haines, Emily Bosler and Stephan Middaugh gave demonstrations.

The next thing discussed was the upcoming fundraiser of getting donations to cut Eli Bosler’s hair to donate to Locks of Love.

The next meeting is May 18.

After the meeting was quality assurance for livestock animals.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Kilgore Rangers met April 27 at the Davis home with 11 members attending.

Project books were passed out and members who went to quality assurance gave a report on the experience.

Members were instructed to review the project judging requirements.

The club was reminded that hog, lamb and goat tag-in and rabbit tattooing will be held from 9-11 a.m. May 17 at the fairgrounds. Members were also reminded of the Livestock Jamboree from 9 a.m. to noon May 10 at the fairgrounds, which includes the last quality assurance session.

The club took nominations for the outstanding court.

Heather Barcus gave a demonstration on how to treat a dog bite and Haley Keefer talked about lice.

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HIRAM, Ohio — The Auburn Swine Club held its most recent meeting May 4 at the school exhibit building at the Geauga County Fairgrounds.

A reminder was given that Relay for Life is May 10 and 11 at the Cardinal High School track in Middlefield; set-up was discussed along with lap times.

Pig tagging was again discussed with the change in the traffic pattern from the last meeting. Tagging will be held from 8-11 a.m. May 17.

Kelli Briggs and Tyler Briggs gave demonstrations.

The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. June 8 at the Evers’ house.

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