A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 11, 2010

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STRUTHERS, Ohio — The Steel Valley K-9’s 4-H club will be accepting new member enrollment forms at its next meeting Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at Becker’s Family Center. It is across from the Becker Funeral Homes, 11 Spring St. The deadline to join for this year is Feb. 28.

Julie Granger, certified professional dig trainer of Come Stay & Play Pet Resort, will be the guest speaker at the meeting. The April 17 motorcoach trip to The Ohio State University Veterinarian School will also be discussed.

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ORWELL, Ohio — The Hoppin Hoofers 4-H club met Jan. 18. The club elected new officers for the year.

They include Jen Hall, president; Sarah Ritchie, vice president; Katie Beals, treasurer; Lorraine Miller, secretary; Stacie Ritchie and Kortney Squibbs, news reporters; Amanda Zalor, community service; Alexis Edelman, safety officer; and Lacey Edelman and Jonathan Squibbs, recreation officers.

Fundraising options, fair projects and 4-H week were topics discussed. The next meeting is Feb. 15 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Miller.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Lucky Stars 4-H club met Feb. 2 at the township hall. Ten were in attendance.

Quality assurance will be April 19. March 19 the club will go bowling in Minerva. Project choices are due March 1.

The next meeting is March 16 at 6 p.m. at the township hall.

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WOOSTER, Ohio — The Beef Club met Jan. 31 at the Washington Township garage. Curt Kline conducted the business meeting with 22 in attendance.

The club discussed pizza kits as a fundraiser, a canned food drive and judging at the Beef Expo March 21.

Enrollment cards were filled out and activity fees were collected.

The club donated $50 to the Camp Piedmont sewer fund. They also discussed dairy beef feeder tag-in.

Small and large committee representatives were elected. They are: President Kline, Vice President Brenda Snair, Secretary Brittany Poole, Treasurer Tori Trbovich, Health Officer Kurt Davis, Safety Officer Lane Hartong, Recreation Officer Dillon Pape and Reporter Missy Snair.

The next meeting will be March 7 at 6 p.m. at the Washington Township garage. The club will collect cans for the food drive and discuss judging at the Beef Expo.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — Six were in attendance at the Guy’s and Gal’s 4-H club meeting Jan. 31 at Ed and Darla Cundiff’s house.

The club elected new officers: Chase Horn, president; Seth Rutledge, vice president; Brackin Fish, secretary; Shawn Bailey, treasurer; Brandon Bailey, health and safety; and Brittney Host, news reporter.

Quality assurance is April 19 at Carrollton High School. Hog, lamb, goat and rabbit training is May 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Carroll County fairgrounds, and livestock knowledge judging is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 10 at Carrollton High School. The Carroll County Fair is July 20-25.

The next meeting is Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at Ed and Darla Cundiff’s home. Fees will be collected.

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MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio — Snoopy’s Friends 4-H club met Jan. 27 at One Way Youth Center. Cherryl Jones conducted the meeting with 12 in attendance.

The club discussed 4-H camp, June 30-July 3.

The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Mercy Health Center.

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ORWELL, Ohio — The Mustang Wranglers 4-H club helped at their local Habitat for Humanity by bringing warm lunches for the volunteer workers.

Carolyn Marrow, committee chairperson, helped coordinate the project. Joining her in the effort was Amanda Cran, Hannah Prospt, Jackie Warren, Stephanie Mason, Katrina Kingdom and Helena Zaller.

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BURTON, Ohio — The members of the Caprine Kids 4-H club met Jan. 16 and voted in new members and discussed upcoming plans for the year.

The 2010 officers are: Sam Sharpnack, president; Sarah Anderson, vice president; Megan Lawton, secretary; Dalton Hall, community service leader; Gillian Petrovic-Toncar, news reporter; Carly Couch, health officer; Rebecca Toth, safety officer; Isabel Larkins, refreshment officer, Stacey Lawton, recreation officer; Sofia Larkins, webmaster; Shane Delbo, sunshine officer; and Brianna Giarelli, scrapbook.

Members will hold a food drive in June and decided the 2010 Geauga County Junior Fair theme will be Plow Ahead with Junior Fair.

The next meeting is at 3 p.m. Feb. 20 in the basement of the Patterson Center.

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THOMPSON, Ohio — The Thompson Ledge Dairymen 4-H club met Jan. 17 at a local sledding hill for their monthly meeting and family picnic.

Members passed a motion to purchase two fans for the barns during the fair. The club has discussed ideas for educational field trips and agreed to do a dairy cattle disease demonstration.

The next meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Montville Community Center.

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CLINTON, Pa. — The Silver Spurs 4-H horse club will meet Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Hanover Presbyterian Church in Hanover Township.

To learn more about this 4-H club contact Penn State Co

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BEAVER, Pa. — The Beaver County 4-H Dairy Club will hold its first meeting Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Beaver County Courthouse, Beaver.

For more information, contact Penn State Cooperative Extension in Beaver County at 724-774-3003.

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LISBON, Ohio –The Columbiana County Commissioners proclaimed Feb. 7-13 Columbiana County 4-H Week.

All week long, 4-H clubs will be speaking at schools, civic meetings and putting up displays all over the county to encourage membership to 4-H and to show the county what 4-H means to them.

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BURTON, Ohio — The following Swingin Hams 4-H club members received outstanding project awards: Ben Bruening, Katie Bruening, Matt Bruening, Elise Bruening, Nick Bruening, Catherine Chuha, Samantha Ciferno, Thomas Ciferno, Katie Daughtery, Danielle Daughtery, Riana Demko, Amber Demko, Carlie Frank, Jessica Johnson, Gina Long, Noah McCaskey, Nicole McCaskey, Amelia Pretzel, Robby Pretzel, Christina Pretzel, Billy Spitler, Tracey Teichman, Rebecca Toth and Alyse Zemba.

Also three members of the Swingin hams club were awarded ambassadors of 4-H: Katie Bruening, Matt Bruening and Nicole McCaskey.

Many members of the club were awarded with gold metal awards: gold metal achievement award, Jessica Johnson; gold metal leadership, Matt Bruening; and gold metal in swine, Nicole McCaskey.

Also the club awarded advisers Rich Judd, Nita Judd and Ron Mihalic for their many years as advisers.

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CORTLAND, Ohio — The Trumbull County Dairy Feeders Club recently met at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. The club members passed the new set of the club’s constitution and by-laws.

The club planned future events, such as doing a project in memory of past adviser Kenny Wellman, and the annual buyer’s dinner, which is scheduled for Feb. 27.

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VERMILION, Ohio — Brownhelm Perfection and BB 4-H club had its first meeting of 2010 at the Brownhelm United Church of Christ in Vermilion Feb. 1.

Wesley Kromer led the group in the pledge and Nathan Kromer led the 4-H pledge. Roll call was answered with a favorite beverage.

The secretary read the minutes of the last meeting and the treasurer’s report was given. Family guides and enrollment sheets were passed out.

The guidelines for 2010 were read and discussed. The T-shirt contest for the club was explained, and the club will vote on the winner at the March 1 meeting.

Mrs. Squires explained the point system, and the winner will be announced at the club’s awards dinner in the fall.

The next meeting, which is Feb. 15, will be the election of officers.

If you want to run for an office, tell Squires.

After the meeting, members signed valentine cards to the residents of Anchor Lodge and Mill Manor nursing homes. Brad Thrasher was in charge of refreshments.

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