A roundup of 4-H news for the week of April 7, 2011:


WINONA, Ohio — The March meeting of the Lone Rangers 4-H club was held recently at the Winona Friends Church with 25 members and five leaders present.

Cloverbuds made posters on farm safety.

Reminders were given to all members of the upcoming quality assurance and clinics needed to be able to take your project to the fair.

Members were also reminded early bird registration for 4-H Camp Whitewood is May 15.

A swim/gym party is set for the club in April at the Salem Community Center. The next meeting will be April 10 at 3 p.m. at Winona Friends Church.

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MEDINA, Ohio — The Buckeye Agrineers 4-H club met March 28.

Members talked about the club’s strawberry fundraiser. Last year, members raised $700, used for the club’s end-of-the year activity.

For our next meeting, members will meet at Lester Rail Trail to pick up trash along the trail.

Members also discussed fair projects, quality insurance, due dates, and 4-H T-shirt design.

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CANFIELD, Ohio — The Mahoning County Outdoorsmen met March 18 and March 25. Both were split meeting, where the club shot pistol.

Enrollment was officially closed at the March 25 meeting, due to more than 50 members in the club.

Members also planned a community service project April 2 at Youngstown Rifle & Pistol Club, and members picked up trash at the shooting club and on Shaffer Road.

The next meeting will be April 8.

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CANFIELD, Ohio — The Capriculturist 4-H club met March 21 at the Mill Creek Metroparks Experimental Farm.

Members discussed the baby animal shower April 3, which members selected as the public service project for the year. The group also discussed the pepperoni roll sale, which concludes at the next meeting.

The club then played a trivia game about various goat breeds, diseases, and show questions.

The next meeting is April 9.

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NORTH BENTON, Ohio — Fifty-three members of the Village Varieties 4-H club met March 29 at the North Benton Presbyterian Church. Eleven Cloverbuds also attended, and the club pictures were taken. Make-up pictures are scheduled May 10.

Members’ project books, at an average cost of $5, were available at the meeting.

Members began collecting items to send to men and women serving the country in Afghanistan.

Julie Bock gave a demonstration on gymnastics. Safety reports were given by: Mikayla Hahn, Jonathon James, Billy Grammer and Ben Grammer.

The club will meet April 9 to have its annual trash pickup on Twelfth Street. Members are asked to dress appropriately depending on the weather conditions.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Dairymen held a 4-H meeting April 3. Members were reminded of quality assurance requirements for showing lactating dairy animals. QA test out is April 14 at 6:30 p.m. and for those that don’t test out a QA program will be held May 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

Members were advised of the Junior Fair mandatory meetings that each 4-Her must attend to participate at fair. Members plan to attend the July 30 meeting at 9 am. Skillathon/project judging will be July 23 at 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds.

The 4-H advisory candy bars will be ready for pick up April 28 for members to sell. The club will be donating a basket for the Rubber Duck Race fundraiser. Families will donate items for the basket.

Members were advised that Dairy Palooza will be held April 30 at the Grammer Jersey farm. Members are encouraged to attend and registration deadline is April 23.

The club visited with residents at the Corrine Dolan Center and made Easter decorations for the residents’ rooms. The next meeting will be May 15.

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