A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 15, 2010


CANTON, Ohio — The Happy Farmerettes and Farmers 4-H club of Osnaburg Township held a meeting April 8 at the Thouvenin home.

Installation of new officers was done using the care kit theme.

Members received their project books.

“I got my start in 4-H” posters for the yard were passed out to members to promote 4-H.

Members talked of planning a field trip to a goat farm or to the animal emergency clinic.

Renee Greathouse gave a health report on staying healthy. Rebecca Maurer gave a safety report on beach safety for dogs.

Cloverbuds made a 4-H flag by punching out holes around the edge and weaving yarn in and out the holes to give it a finishing look.

Members brought items to fill a basket that is going to be donated to the swiss steak dinner. The dinner will be held on April 24 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Nimishillen Grange, Easton Street, Louisville.

Anyone wishing to purchase tickets can contact the 4-H office at 330-830-7700, ext. 115. Raffle baskets tickets will also be sold.

The next meeting will be May 13.

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ELYRIA, Ohio — Full enrollment deadline for 4-H is April 15. If you miss this, you can still join 4-H by doing a summer enrollment. Contact the Lorain County OSU Extension office at 440-326-5851 for details and clubs accepting new enrollments.

The 4-H Homegrowers club set up a display at the Grafton Library from March 5 to March 26.

Lorain County 4-H Endowment Committee is once again sponsoring the “Thank You” card contest. This is a contest for youth 8 as of Jan. 1 to 18 as of Jan. 1 of the current year.

If you are a Lorain County 4-H member, you can send in your “Thank You” card contest form to the office by May 3. You can get this and more information about 4-H at http://www.lorain.osu.edu.

There is going to be a 4-H night at the Lake Erie Crushers in Avon, Ohio, June 13 at 5:05 p.m. Ticket sales are $6 a ticket to sit on the grass hillside or $9 to sit in the stands. For each ticket sold, $3 goes back to 4-H. Call the Lorain County Extension office at 440-326-5851 and they will help direct you to a 4-H member.

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BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — President Blake Algarin recognized the club members who helped make the first Mahoning County 4-H Community Day a success when Western Reserve Rangers 4-H club met in April.

Cheyenne Rowbotham shared some of her experiences from the afternoon event.

April 16 and April 20 will be shooting events for the youth with Shooting Sports 4-H Projects. Robin Adams related that one will be at the Youngstown Pistol and Rifle Club and the other at the Lake Milton Fish and Game Club.

The county judging dates include: Public Speaking Contest June 26: Food and Nutrition Judging July 12; Small Project Judging July 14; and Clothing Judging and the Style Revue July 21.

Several Market Livestock events were updated by Janet Majirsky. Notable was the Market Lamb Tag and Weigh In at the Canfield Fairgrounds May 23 from noon to 2 p.m.

The first Quality Assurance Makeup Date will be June 15 at Metro Parks Farm in Canfield beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Market Lamb and Hog Skillaton will precede the Quality Assurance Makeup Workshop at 6 p.m.

Bob Wilson will be a guest speaker at the May 13 meeting. Wilson will talk and share memorabilia from Ohio Indians.

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DAMASCUS, Ohio — The Circle 62 4-H club met March 13. James Kataro gave a health report on being a couch potato.

The project talks consisted of Allison Parks with parts of a lamb, and Sierra Parks with lamb pens. Ally Kornbau did her project talk on pink eye. Zach Parks did his on how to show a steer.

The club made Easter cards for the Pleasant View North Nursing home in Damascus.

The club met again April 10. James Kataro gave a health report. Joey Hollback gave a safety report on hunting. The project talks given were: Drew Malloy with wood working. Allison Slutz won second place with her chickens in the junior showmanship division in Marietta.

The club went to the old school house in Damascus and did yard work.

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CORTLAND, Ohio — Jenna DePizzo of Cortland and Thomas Shay of Newton Falls have 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 during the Trumbull County 4-H Advisory Committee April 5.

DePizzo is a member of the East Ohio 4-H club, a youth member of the Trumbull County 4-H Advisory Committee, a member of the Trumbull Junior Fairboard, serves as a 4-H camp counselor and volunteers for a wide variety of 4-H, school and community events.

Shay is a member of the Newton Duck Creek Travelers and the East Ohio 4-H club, a youth member of the Trumbull County 4-H Advisory Committee, a member of the Trumbull Junior Fairboard, serves as a 4-H camp counselor, is a CARTEENS instructor and also volunteers for a number of 4-H, school and community activities.

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CLARIDON, Ohio — The Geauga Caprine Kids will meet April 23 in the basement of the Patterson Center at 5 p.m.

The club will take their 4-H projects to a nursing home that will be chosen at the next meeting.

They are collecting canned food items for a food drive. Rachel Toth brought in 48 cans of food.

They will hold a benefit for Lisa Nelson. Monetary donations and cards are being accepted. Send donations to the Nelson Family, 439 North St., Chardon, OH, 44024.

For more information visit http://www.notredameelementary.org

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CANFIELD, Ohio — The Mahoning County Quality Assurance Committee provides quality assurance programs for 4-H, FFA and Farm Bureau youth, as well as other youth organizations involved in the Mahoning County junior fair.

The March program educated more than 600 individuals, including youth, parents, advisors, and even visitors from Trumbull and Columbiana counties.

In addition to teaching quality assurance, the Mahoning County Junior Fair advisory and quality assurance committee members organized a community service project to remember a special junior fair alumni: Jennifer (Miller) Baker. She was a very active member of the Mahoning County Junior Fair as a 4-H member, as well as a member of the junior fair board in her younger years.

A Chinese auction was organized and held in her memory and in honor of her family at the 2010 Quality Assurance Program, allowing the committees to make a generous donation to the Baker family.

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PERRYSVILLE, Ohio — Lucky Stars 4-H club met April 6 at Perrysville Township Hall with 12 in attendance.

The club got its project books and more candy to sell.

Quality Assurance is April 19 at 7 p.m.


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