A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 6, 2010

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LISBON, Ohio — The Rambunctious Rabbit Raisers 4-H group met April 18 at St. Jacob’s Church in Lisbon. Hannah Foster, health officer, gave a report on sunburn and Ariel Smith, safety officer, gave a report on bicycle safety.
The club won first place in the promotional window contest and will receive a pizza party.
Hannah Foster will participate in the upcoming state royalty competition.
Brock and Hannah Kelm were accepted to Columbiana County 4-H 2010 royal court.
Profits from the club bake sale will go toward club T-shirts, wristbands for this year’s fair and other expenses.
The club voted to donate the Senior Poultry Showmanship trophy in honor of Beth Herron.
The next meeting will be May 16 at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds from 5 to 7 p.m. The members will practice rabbit showmanship.
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MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio — Snoopy’s Friends 4-H club met April 27 at Mercy Medical Center.
Members discussed Bark in the Park set for May 23, the frozen food sale and the chicken barbecue scheduled for June 26 at the fairgrounds.
Junior camp dates are Jun 29-July 2. Knowledge judging will be the first Saturday in July. Books were reviewed for new members.
The next meeting is May 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center.
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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Freshmen 4-Hers met April 14 at Presbyterian Church.
Members set community service for April 26 and voted to pass out levy leaflets at Dollar General May 1. They also set kite flying for April 21.
Several members gave health and safety talks, including: Hailey Jenkins, bus safety; Brittanie Phillips, hot glue gun safety; Makinsie Phillips, car safety; Layla Robertson, cheerleading safety; and Michaela Spahr, stove safety.
Members voted on T-shirt designs. Kassandra Stack, Morgan Shepherd and Hailey Jenkins are due to give demonstrations at the next meeting.
The next meeting is set for May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Presbyterian Church.
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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Sharpshooters 4-H club met April 24 at FFA Camp Muskingum.
The club discussed the OSU Extension levy and setting dates for officer training and road cleanup.
Members also talked about their fundraiser, a shooting trailer at Fox Township activities.
Dakota Hay and Cheyenne Gardner demonstrated an exploding outhouse.
Sara Barnhart gave a talk on how to ride a bike, Jennifer Barnhart spoke on caring for newborn goats and Maxwell Romeo discussed playing heavy metal bass guitar.
The next meeting will be May 8 at FFA Camp Muskingum from 1 to 3 p.m.
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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The East Township Young Producers met April 21 at St. John’s Hall.
Members set May 30 as trash pickup day. They also discussed lamb, goat and hog tag in and rabbit tattooing, which is set for May 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the fairgrounds.
Luke Leslie gave a talk on first aid kits. Rebecca Groomly gave a presentation on what to look for in a rabbit, Kyle Hawk demonstrated how to use a fishing pole and Jazlyn Pidgeon showed how to use an ear tag,
The group will discuss themes for the fair booth at the next meeting. The next meeting will be May 19 at 6 p.m. in the metal barn at the fairgrounds. There is a fitness walk at 5 p.m. that day and the meeting will commence after the walk.
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MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio — The Kangaroo Krew 4-h club met April 16 at Mechanicstown Church.
Demonstrations included Erika Roberts, guinea pig care; Frank Clubbs, how to kill a fly; Eliza Days, hair braiding; and Mary Frances Willis, making a paper balloon.
Members who gave safety talks were: Anthony Costarella, proper hand-washing technique; Frank Clubbs, rabbit illness; and Mary Frances Willis, tornado safety.
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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The All-American Kids 4-H club met April 21 at Carroll Healthcare.
Members discussed canvassing for the 4-H levy, April C-fit, the flower fundraiser, officer training, livestock dates and rabbit tattooing.
Ellie Nichols demonstrated how to transplant vegetable seedlings and Alex Little spoke on agriculture safety.
The next meeting will be May 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds. A health walk and health and safety talks are planned.
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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Beef and Swine 4-H club met April 18.
Caitlin Jefferson said there are two mandatory meetings with Quality Assurance left, held in the school exhibit building at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. Every 4-H member is required to attend one of these meetings to participate at the fair.
4-H camp will be held July 18-24 and registration is due June 1. There will be a beef showmanship clinic in Ashtabula May 15.
A motion was made to buy a grill for the raffle at Mr. Wilson’s benefit dinner.
Members volunteered to attend the next livestock sales committee meeting May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the school exhibit building at the Geauga County Fairgrounds.
The next meeting will be May 16 at 3:30 in the school exhibit building at the Geauga County Fairgrounds.
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BROWNHELM TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Brownhelm Perfection and BB 4-H club had a meeting April 19.
May 3 is the pledge and creed contest deadline and June 1 is the deadline for the 4-H Crushers game, which is going to be June 13.
Members were asked to bring in pennies for penny wars. Thank you cards are due May 3. 4-H camp is scheduled for June 28-July 1 and the 4-H walkathon is June 19.
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LORAIN, Ohio — The Goats Galore 4-H club announced the final Quality Assurance meetings for youths taking animals to the Lorain County Fair are May 6 and May 20 at 7 p.m. All youth ages 8-18 must complete Quality Assurance to take meat or lactating animals to the fair.
The meetings are free and both will be held at the New Russia Township Hall, on Russia road in Elyria, Ohio. If attendees are more than 10 minutes late they must complete the course again.
Fair dates. The fair will be Aug. 22-29. The auction for goats, chickens, rabbits, turkeys and lambs will be Aug. 26 at 1 p.m. The auction for beef and hogs will be Aug. 28.
For information, contact the Lorain County Extension office at 440-326-5851.
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MOUNDSVILLE, W. Va. –The Marshall County 4-H and FFA Goat and Rabbit Club held its third annual overnighter April 23-24 at the barn.
The group met at 6:30 p.m. to hold their April business meeting. Old business discussed was the market goat weigh-in 10 a.m. May 15 and market rabbit weigh-in at 10 a.m. June 26, both at the respective barns on the fairgrounds.
New business included further discussions on the meat goat fun show that the club is sponsoring, upgrades to the arena for fair week, ongoing engraved pan fundraiser, raffle item fundraiser, and shirt orders. Saturday morning they made goat milk soap for the fair and held rabbit showmanship demonstrations, aided by representatives from Belmont County.
In the afternoon the members watched videos on goat showmanship, clipping, and feeding.
After weigh-in May 15, members can participate in the first annual meat goat fun show that the club is sponsoring. The show is open to everyone in the community. Other clinics and workshops are being planned for the summer months.
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OBERLIN, Ohio — Lorain County 4-H’ers are reminded there is only one quality assurance clinic left: 7 p.m. May 20 at the New Russia Township Hall, on Russia Road, Oberlin Ohio.
The 4-H Camp Counselors are getting ready for Cloverbud Day Camp, Jr. Camp, and 4-H Horse Camp.
Cloverbud Day camp, is for Cloverbud youth in Lorain County 4-H. The camp this year will be June 24 and 25 at the Carlisle Visitors Center. Applications are being accepted at the Lorain County OSU Extension Office.
It is $30 per Cloverbud.
The Jr. 4-H Camp this year will be June, 28- July 1t at Kelley’s Island. The camp is for grades 3-7 as of Jan. 1.
Applications are being accepted at the Lorain County OSU Extension office. Any youth at camp age, may attend. You do not have to be a 4-H member.
The 4-H horse Camp is Saddle Horse (June 13-15), and Miniature Horse (June 16-18).
Tickets available. The Youth in Lorain County are also still selling Lake Erie Crushers tickets for the Lorain County Country 4-H night. Ticket sales are $6 to sit on the hillside, or $9 to sit in the stands. Lorain County 4-H gets $3 out of every ticket sold.
Lamb and goat. May 15 is mandatory market lamb and market goat tagging and weigh-in at the fairgrounds from 9 a.m. until noon The possession date for all market goats and market lambs is May 15.
Project record book judging and skillathon will be July 24 at the fairgrounds.
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JEFFERSON, Ohio — The annual Ashtabula County Health and Safety Speaking and Demonstration Contest is set for June 8 at Camp Whitewood. The Cloverbuds can also come and show judges how well they can say the 4-H Pledge.
This contest offers many opportunities for all 4-H age youth. In both areas, public speaking and demonstrations, judges look for specific things in the delivery of the presentation like content, organization, vocal delivery and visual delivery.
The first and second place winners have the opportunity to compete at a state level.
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TORONTO, Ohio — The Barshoe Wranglers 4-H club held its spaghetti dinner April 24 at Richmond Methodist Church. The club discussed building a fence at Beacon Ridge Cemetery as a community service project,
The next meeting will be held May 19 at 7 p.m. at Friendship Park.
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STRUTHERS, Ohio — The Steel Valley K-9’s 4-H club will meet May 8 at Becker’s Family Center, 10 Spring St., Struthers, at 6 p.m.
Dr. Charles Sung from the Animal Care Center and Sharon Stringer from the Bummer Fund will speak at the meeting.
The club will participate in a fundraiser for the Bummer Fund on May 15 at the Animal Care Center.
Members will demonstrate agility, obedience and showmanship from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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