A roundup of 4-H news for Feb. 24, 2011

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YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Outdoorsmen met at the Youngstown Rifle and Pistol Club Feb. 11.

The club discussed a shooting sports camp in July and scholarships available.

The club shot pistol in the range after the meeting.

Junior leaders helped run the meeting and assist in the range.

The next meeting is Feb. 25.

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GREENFORD, Ohio — The Greenford Silver Spurs 4-H club met Feb. 13.

Officers were elected and candy bars for the fundraiser were passed out. Officers elected are: Sam Withers, president; Katelin Smith, vice president; Lillian Wood, secretary; and Kerry Dombroski, news reporter.

The next official meeting is May 26 at Buckeye Horse Park at 6:30 p.m. The club will be practicing with the flags for the Memorial Day Parade.

The club will attend the Horse Symposium March 19 at Mahoning County Career and Technical Center. Preregistration will come in the mail, and the symposium is mandatory for all horse projects attending the Mahoning County Junior Fair.

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WOOSTER, Ohio — The Trumbull Dairy Judging Team will be competing at the ATI Invitational Dairy Judging Contest and Workshop this weekend.

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CANFIELD, Ohio — The Mahoning County Capriculturists met at the Millcreek Metropark Farm Feb. 14 with 13 members present.

The members reviewed and completed their enrollment forms. The club also discussed plans for the coming year. The club voted to work at the Millcreek Metropark Farm Baby Animal Shower as a service project.

Members also voted to have a fundraiser with part of the proceeds going to the Martha Thullin Scholarship Fund. Advisors recognized and thanked Justin Moff and Jon James for raising animals for the scholarship fund auction.

Charlene McGuire and Justin Moff will raise animals for the scholarship auction for the coming year.

Elections for officers were held and the results were:

President – Justin Moff

Vice President – Charlene McGuire

Secretary – Sarah Mendenhall

Treasurer – Logan Moff

News Reporter – Jon James

Recreation Officer – Emma Dunlap.

The next meeting will be 7 p.m. March 21 at the farm.

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CORTLAND, Ohio– The Trumbull 4-H advisory committee is sponsoring a Moonlight Bowl-a-thon to help raise money for the Trumbull County 4-H program. The Bowl-a-thon is April 1 at 9 p.m. at Cortland Lanes. Cost is $25 per couple which includes three games, shoe rental and refreshments.

Proceeds will go toward camp scholarships, college scholarships, adviser/member recognition and other 4-H programs and events. For more information contact the Trumbull County 4-H office at 330-637-2437.

Interested people may also donate snacks for the evening, donate a gift basket or other item as a prize for drawings or sponsor a lane. Sponsorships are $25 and sponsors receive a full-size alley advertisement. Sponsorship forms can be obtained at the Trumbull County 4-H Office.

For more information about Trumbull County’s 4-H Program, contact Michelle Adkins at 330-637-2437.

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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — Youth, ages 9-12, are invited to participate in a “4-H Project Discovery Day” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19 at Broadway United Methodist Church in New Philadelphia.

Current 4-H’ers as well as others interested in learning more about 4-H are invited to attend. All participants will take part in sewing and scrapbooking “make and take” projects and cooking and cake decorating activities. No prior experience in these project areas is needed.

Create with 4-H! is presented by Ohio State University Extension staff with the assistance of adult 4-H volunteers and the 4-H Food & Fashion Board.

Cost for the program is $15 per child. Lunch, snack, and all materials for the projects will be provided. Registration form may be found online at http://tuscarawas.osu.edu

Space for this event is limited, so make your reservation early. The registration deadline is March 11. To register, call the Tuscarawas County Office of Ohio State University Extension at 330-339-2337.

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