A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Dec. 24, 2009


LISBON, Ohio — The Rambunctious Rabbit Raisers 4-H group met Dec. 6, at the St. Jacob’s Church with 17 members present.

Members were asked to come up with fundraising ideas to present at the next meeting. The members participated in some games headed by Jim Risinger, group adviser, and exchanged Christmas presents.

The next meeting will be held Jan. 10, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.. in St. Jacob’s Church.

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BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — Early and ongoing involvement in 4-H helps young people develop confidence and leadership skills that stay with them into adulthood. Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club invites all youth who are 8 and in the third grade through 18 to come to its Jan. 14 meeting at the Ellsworth Fire Hall at 7 p.m. to learn more about 4-H and how Ohio 4-H meets the needs of today’s youth.

Some of the specialties of the Rangers 4-H Club are, but not limited to, group projects like sewing classes and shooting sports (rifle, pistol, shotgun and archery), market animal projects, including all poultry, public speaking and power point presentations, as well as county and state 4-H camps. There are more than 200 projects to choose from.

A Family Guide that lists and describes these projects is available from Jan and Kathleen Moser by calling 330-547-7422.

Ranger members David and Jessica Corll, Sarah Hernan and Katherine Pitcairn attended the Dec. 3 County Junior Leader Meeting at the O.S.U. Extension Service Office in Canfield.

The Junior Leader Club meets the first Thursday of each month and is open to all teens.

On Jan. 5, Ranger members of the Canfield Junior Fair Board will be traveling to the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus for the Ohio Fairs Managers Conference.

4-H teen members mark your calendars for Feb. 20 for the Ohio 4-H Teen Conference also in Columbus.

Kathleen Moser will be leading a session titled “You Did What With My Jeans?” to teach attendees how to recycle those old jeans into purses, I-Pod/cell phone carriers and unique vests.

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ROGERS, Ohio — The Country Friends 4-H Club met Dec. 14 at the Rogers Sale Dining Hall. The Christmas Party was held and the group held elections.

Ashton Unger is serving as group president, Cory Cusik as vice president, Mallory Ruitz is secretary, Alissa Baer is treasurer and Kaylee Shafer is news reporter. Lucy Baer will be in charge of devotions, Madison Meek will serve as health reporter and Courtney Campbell as safety reporter.


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