Roundup of FFA news for Feb. 16, 2017

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WEST SALEM, Ohio — On Jan. 27, members of the Northwestern FFA chapter listened to speakers talk about fire safety. The speakers were Brad Stull and John Eberly, two local firefighters at Wooster and New Pittsburg Fire Departments.

They spoke about hazards and ways to prevent fires. Stull and Eberly also talked about other safety concerns while in an agricultural shop setting.

Austen Wood, chairperson of the chapter’s safety committee, said the lesson wasinformative and interesting, and members learned important aspects of fire safety such as how to use a fire extinguisher.

On Jan. 28, members gathered at Heffelfinger Meats Inc. to make the sausage.

FFA members David Miley, Brock Tegtmeier, Katie Stull, Austen Wood, Cody Tegtmeier, McKayla Linscott, Maria Chellis, Jessie Bair, Mallory Witucki, Taylor Dawson, Emily Finley, Rae Rempher, Katelyn Praisler, Kyle Badger, Alex Borton, Zach Smith, Aaron Zavesky and Cody Morrow helped with sausage.

Northwestern FFA alumni and friends who assisted were Lynn Bridenstein, Rachelle Howman, Greg Dague, Sabrina Johnson, Becca Harbaugh, Ken Wood, Laura Wood, Kierstyn Wood, Emily Flinn, Shania Reed, Kade Tegtmeier, Brian Bowers, Jerry Badger, Dave and Molly Devore, Mary Flinn and FFA advisers: Heather Tegtmeier and Dan Fulk and student teacher Miss Balint.

This year the chapter sold a little more than 3,500 pounds of sausage.

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SMITHVILLE, Ohio — Two members of the Smithville FFA chapter participated in the sub-district public speaking contest Feb. 8 at Norwayne High School.

Freshman, Luke Hostetler, participated in the creed contest, where he recited the FFA creed and answered questions from a panel of judges about the meaning of the creed. He placed third.

Sophomore, Noah Navratil, participated in the Beginning Prepared division where he recited a speech about honeybees that he wrote himself. His speech was titled Man’s REAL Best Friend. After his speech, he answered a series of questions from a panel of judges.

Noah placed first and will advance to the district contest next week.

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