A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 26, 2012:


ORWELL, Ohio — The Mustang Wranglers 4-H horse club had its regular monthly meeting April 21 at the Orwell Conversation Station.

During this meeting, Mustang Wrangler members gave their demonstrations, as required by 4-H. Katrina Kingdom did her demonstration on lunging; Natasha Sobie made a poster about thoroughbred horse racing history.

Abby Chernesky designed a poster about trail riding and gave safety tips; Matthew Chernesky drew a chalkboard representation of the U.S. and discussed about Hurricane Katrina and hurricane information.

Ariel Hinkle made a poster about how to a bathe a horse and talked about the steps and items required. Carolyn Morrow talked about “tying up,” a muscular deterioration condition and made a poster.

Anna Tancredi made a tri-fold on bit and bitless bridles, gave a history of the kind, and talked about different types.

Anyone who wishes to join the Mustang Wranglers 4-H club is welcome to join them at the biweekly meetings at the Conversation Station. The group has meetings every first and third Saturday of the month.

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GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio — The Garrettsville Town Trotters meet the second Monday of each month. At the recent meeting, themes for the SummerFest Parade and the 2012 Randolph Fair were voted on.

The club will have a concession stand booth in the school parking lot before the Tractor Parade.

The club will be hosting an Open Horse Show July 20 on the Randolph Fairgrounds. The show starts at 6 p.m. and is open to everyone. They are in need of sponsors for the event. For more information, contact Renee Doraski at 330-647-8738 or email us at towntrotters@yahoo.com.

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NEW SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The first two meetings of the Springfield Booster Boys 4-H club were recently held at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Springfield.

The first meeting was a year-end thank you pizza party and a year in review video celebration. Members then signed up for the 2012 4-H season and ordered their 4-H books.

During the second meeting, the following officers were elected: Spencer Snyder, president; Gabe Crowe, first vice president; Isaac Crowe, second vice president; Rachel Crowe, secretary; Tarrah Belfast, assistant secretary; Lacey Snyder, treasurer; Emily Sommers, first assistant; Russell Seymour, second assistant; and Ivory and Amber Schneider, news reporters.

During future meetings, the club by-laws will be updated.

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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va.—The Marshall County 4-H and FFA Goat and Rabbit Club held its annual overnighter at the Barn on Fourth Street in Moundsville April 13-14.

On April 14, members learned how to make goat milk soap, took part in rabbit showmanship discussions with Hannah Means, a registered rabbit judge. After lunch, they learned about goat showmanship with local dairy goat breeder Rita Fulton.

Members were reminded of upcoming events, including a parents’ meeting April 24 at the extension office; participating in Tractor Supply Co’s “Out Here With Animals” May 12; market goat weigh-in May 19; Goat Fun Show May 19; and a community service day at Marshall County Co-Op.

The rabbit show will begin at 8 a.m. July 23 during the fair. The meat goat and market goat show will take place the at 5 p.m. July 23 in the same arena. The goat and rabbit projects will then be sold at auction at 6 p.m. July 26. Anyone can attend and purchase a pen.

The scholarship fund also receives donations during this sale. Animals donated back to benefit the fund are then resold and the money is put into the scholarship fund.

The scholarship recipients are then named during the livestock auction. Any questions can be directed to the club’s email at goatrabbitclub@live.com. The club is on track to sell 100 projects at their auction this year.


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