A weekly roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 27, 2008


SALEM, Ohio — The second meeting of the year for the Country Folks and Barbwires was held at Salem United Methodist Church Feb. 25.
Mike from Joe Corbi’s pizza spoke on the fundraiser that the clubs are doing.
Next the officers were installed into office by the 4-H advisers: Alicia Dickerhoof, Eldon, Sherri Brugger, Marlene Grant and Lindsey Brugger.
The officers received a speech on what their job was. The officers all received a candle with a colored ribbon on it.
The ribbons’ color for the officers are: Brittany Shultz and Alice Castellucci, presidents, white; Elizabeth Conrad and Bethany Porter, vice presidents, red; Lindsey Brugger, secretary, blue; Clay Poynter and Bethany Brugger, treasurers, gold; Joshua Schwerzler and Bryan Poynter, news reporters, brown; Brittany Brugger, Libby Lair, Jacob Conrad and Dean Rummell, heath and safety officers, orange.
After the officer installation, the meeting was concluded. Then 4-H groups made cards to give to nursing home residents.
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KEENE, Ohio — The Above and Beyond 4-H club met March 16 at the Keene Church.
Officers were elected: Emily Mourer, president; Trevor Moden, vice president; Keely Mackey, secretary/news reporter; and Nathan Smith, treasurer.
The club went over the fundraiser ideas to be carried out over the summer and a final date will be announced at the next meeting.
Frozen food forms were passed out and members were reminded that the deadline for frozen food is April 4.
Community service projects were discussed and will be carried out at the next meeting. Members were encouraged to try new projects.
The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. April 20 at the Keene Church.
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BOWERSTON, Ohio — The Silver Spurs met March 14 at the Bowerston Library with 13 members present.
The Easter candy fundraiser was a big success.
Members discussed group activities, future fundraisers and community service projects.
Adviser Jennifer Host suggested working with other clubs at the fairgrounds to get ready for fair. She also said she would get more details about a blood drive to benefit 4-H.  
Next, Meagan Caswell and Jourdan Shrontz did a presentation on the skeletal system and body parts of sheep.
Ashley Host, Danielle Shively and Chaska West are doing a presentation about their horse projects at the next meeting at 7 p.m. March 21 at the Bowerston Library.
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ROCHESTER, Pa. — The Equistars 4-H Horse and Pony Club welcomes anyone 8 to 18 who is interested in horses to join he club.
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Snedeker’s Arena at the intersection of state Route 51 and Cannelton Road near Darlington, Pa.
Meetings include mounted instruction in English riding and jumping in both indoor and outdoor arenas.
For more information, contact Ellie Vojnovich at 724-495-1415.
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BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — At the March 13 meeting, teen members of the Western Reserve Rangers reported on the classes and speakers at the Ohio 4-H Teen Conference they attended in Columbus in February.
Amanda Majirsky reported on the activities from the Mahoning County Quality Assurance Workshops at Canfield High School earlier this month.
County Fashion Board adviser Debbie Shrader announced the 2008 fashion board members. The following were chosen: Ashley Algarin, Megan Day, Shannon Graf, Alexx Hames, Sarah Hernan, Delorean Jones, Amanda Majirsky, Katherine Pitcarin, Gina Roberts, Amelia Shrader, Hannah Shrader and Kayla Vega.
Blake Algarin, Sara Cummings, Megan Day, Amanda Majirsky, Amelia and Hannah Shrader will be serving on the 2008 Mahoning County Junior Fair board. W
Amelia Shrader will be a counselor at State 4-H Leadership Camp at Camp Ohio in Utica this summer.
Members taking “It’s Time For Clothing” 4-H projects will have their second meeting at 2 p.m. April 6 at the home of Kathleen Moser.
Ranger members also assisted with the community Easter egg hunt again.
The next meeting is at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Ellsworth Fire Station.
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OBERLIN, Ohio — The Pitch Fork Pals 4-H club recently met.
Members were reminded that there are five more quality assurance meetings.
The club needs to donate $7 to the Booth of the Day trophy. The club will also be donating $50 to the Kudela family.
The project demonstrations were as follows: Brandon Palmer with his catching equipment; Aaron Miller with his electric guitar; Jillian Peters with her tri-board about the fair; Matt Metzger with his guinea pig; Haley Strong with her pottery; and Cassie Muniga with her jewelry making.
The next demonstrations will be McKenna Peters, Ethan Zurcher, Bret and Keith Grobe, Zack Jackson and Ryan, Eddie and Dustin Born.
Members are reminded to finish their quilt squares.
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MEDINA, Ohio — The Spunky Spurs took a trip to the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum March 15. Eight adults and half the members attended.
All 4-H officers attended an officer training in Medina March 19 and some activities coming up are a visit to Wolf Creek and scrapbooking in April.
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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Kangaroo Krew met March 14 at Corinth Church in Mechanicstown with 12 members present.
The club changed the church clean-up time to 5:30 p.m., before the 6:30 p.m. meeting time.
The rabbit clinic was changed to 6:30 p.m. June 6.
The club found out from the Ohio Rail Development Commission that members cannot paint Kangaroo Crossing due to safety reasons. The club will be writing to the owner.
Other discussion included themes for the Mechanicstown Parade and fair booth.
The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. March 28 at Corinth Church.
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WINTERSVILLE, Ohio — The Country Classics met March 19 at Shriner’s Aladin Land; 28 members attended.
Demonstrations were given by Allison Lamantia, Rachel Cline, Blain Cline and Nicholas and Anthony Molinaro. Recreation was provided by Allison Lamantia in the form of an Easter-themed word search.
One new member joined, and the Cloverbuds decorated placemats made from old jeans to be used at the Iron Chef clinic.
The next meeting is at 7 p.m. April 16 at Shriner’s Aladin Land.
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CANFIELD, Ohio — The Mahoning County 4-H frozen food sale is going on now through May 2.
Order from an array of bulk frozen fruits and vegetables and quick and easy snacks and meals.
A percentage of the proceeds supports the Mahoning County 4-H program, as well as allows individual 4-H’ers to earn money toward activities such as 4-H Junior Camp.
Frozen food order forms are available at the Mahoning County Extension Office.
The deadline for food orders is May 2. Frozen food pick-up will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13 at the Mahoning County Extension Office in Canfield. All orders must be picked up that day and paid for in full. Cash or check will be accepted.
For information, contact the Mahoning County Extension Office at 330-533-5538 or 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.
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NORTH BENTON, Ohio — The Mahoning County Goat Herders met March 10 at the O’Brock farm.
Those who attended the quality assurance workshops shared what they learned.
Kathy Phillips had devotions, Elizabeth Wyss had demonstrations and Emily Theil and Angel Burns provided refreshments.
Seven members attended the meeting.
The next meeting will be April 14 at 7 p.m.

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