A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 14, 2011:


THOMPSON, Ohio — Thompson Ledge Dairymen met for its monthly meeting March 20.

The club will be doing a Relay for life fundraiser which will help the American Cancer Society.

The club will also be doing a clean up in local neighborhoods and will be doing a food drive.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Caprine Kids 4-H club met March 19 at the Patterson Center.

During the meeting, members got an update on the Rubber Duck Race, which will be held June 4 at Camp Hi beginning at 1 p.m. Members will be selling ducks for $5 to children and $10 to adults; anyone interested is advised to purchase their ducks early. All proceeds will be going to benefit the Metzenbaum Early Intervention Program and Santa’s Hideaway Hollow organizations.

After the business meeting, the members played a game designed to help them get to know each other better. Then the members split into groups to discuss specific projects.

The next meeting is April 16 at 3 p.m. at the Patterson Center.

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EAST CANTON, Ohio — This year, the East Canton Variety 4-H club is sponsoring Mental Health Awareness as a community service project.

To raise autism awareness in April, the club had a coloring contest. The winners were Savannah Yacklin, Kloe Sethman, and Danielle Chamberlain. All of the colored pages will be hung around the town of East Canton this month.

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LISBON, Ohio — Kids, Kows & Kritters 4-H club will have a bake sale and petting zoo on April 16 at the Tractor Supply in Salem. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Columbiana County Extension office to be used for the continuation of the 4-H programs.

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NEWBURY, Ohio — The Breeders and Feeders 4-H club met March 27. For a community service project, the club collected Easter candy and gifts for a family in need and will visit area nursing homes April 17 taking cards, crafts and rabbits to show the residents.

Mike Fenstermaker gave a health report on rabies.

The historian is asking for photos for the club’s scrapbook. Members will sell candy bars as a fund raiser. 4-H camp which will be July 10-16. There will be a camper roundup May 23 at the fairgrounds from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Poultry went over market project proposals, received their 4-H books and went over poultry diseases. Beef went over new skillathon and reviewed parts of a steer and leg structure.

Swine went over buying pigs and studied for the skillathon. Hog tagging is May 21.

Rabbits played a jeopardy game and members gave reports on scientific breeds and discussed quality assurance mandatory meetings and meeting agenda. Cloverbuds made chicks.

The next meeting will be April 17 in Munson at the town hall.

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NEWTON FALLS, Ohio — Kelsey Schuster of Newton Falls has been awarded the American Youth Foundation’s National Leadership Award in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living and potential for leadership.

The award was presented April 4 by Michelle Adkins, 4-H Extension educator with The Ohio State University Extension program, during the Trumbull County 4-H advisory committee.

The National Leadership Award is presented each year by the American Youth Foundation in cooperation with principals, counselors, county 4-H educators, church groups and other organizations across the country.’

In addition to a certificate of recognition, Schuster received a copy of William H. Danforth’s inspirational book, I Dare You!

Schuster is a seven-year member of the Silver Claws 4-H club and is involved with the Trumbull Junior Leadership 4-H club. She has held several offices within her 4-H club and has been involved with a wide variety of community service projects including Walk with Animals at Packard Park, Summer Sizzle, and a cat show at Eastwood Expo Center.

Schuster has also won local 4-H scholarships to attend Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp, Ohio 4-H Sea Camp and Ohio 4-H Carving New Ideas workshop this year.

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BURTON, Ohio — Geauga Prime Time 4-H club met March 15. Club officers were Sarah Anderson, president; Mike Wargo, vice president; Baylee Diedrich, secretary; and Devin Brown, treasurer.

Members discussed upcoming fundraisers, as well as community service projects. Dues were collected and this year’s membership enrollment was finalized. Final poultry orders were collected. The 4-H window display was presented.

Upcoming mandatory meetings and dates for coming events were given. Work was also done on the current community service project and a species meeting was held.

The next meeting will be held April 19.

The club can be contacted at 440-729-6574 for more information.

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