A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 18, 2010


ROGERS, Ohio — Country Friends 4-H group held its monthly meeting Feb. 1. The group decided to put a booth up in the Rogers Community Auction’s Restaurant for 4-H week, which is Feb. 7-13.

Also the group had its first of several square dances Jan. 31. The next dance will be held from 7 until 10 p.m. Feb. 27. Again, there will be pies auctioned after the dance.

The next meeting will be March 1.

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OBERLIN, Ohio — The Pitch Fork Pals 4-H group met Feb. 7 at the Henrietta Township Hall. The clover buds made Valentines out of paper and presented them to the club.

Demonstrations were presented by Kyle L. Kudela, Aaron Miller and Brandon Palmer.

The health and safety officer, Travis Clark, had a dental hygienist come in and talk about proper teeth care and why and how a healthy mouth affects your entire body.

For a recreation activity, the club made Valentines out of foamies. The next meeting will be March 14.

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HOOKSTOWN, Pa. — Silver Spurs 4-H club kicked off the new year Jan. 19 by electing new officers. The new president is Rachel Wilson; vice president, Tammy Reilly; secretary, Ainsley Berringer; program’s chair, Katelynn Greenawald; program’s assistant, Sabrina Perilli; historian, Colton Swogger, and Calli Grimplin is the historian’s assistant.

The group is going on a judging competition to Penn State. The club will be taking a team of four junior members and two teams of four senior members each. To decide who is going, interested members took a test and the top scores were chosen.

The competition will be held March 20.

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JEWETT, Ohio — The New Rumley 4-H club held a reorganization meeting at the Rumley Township Community Hall and elected new officers; president, Brooke Smith; vice president, Brent Kendziorski; secretary, Mikayla Kovacik; treasurer, Callie Eberhart; news reporter, Tyler Horn; recreation leaders, Bailey Eberhart and Alex Chrisman; safety officer, Jenna Horn; and health officer, Taylor Horn.

Members participated in a community service project of creating Valentine’s Day ornaments for the residents of the Harrison County Home.

Members were reminded of the new member enrollment period and project selection which is until March 31, as this is only open to any new first year 4-H member.

Upcoming 4-H county events were also announced including the Livestock Quality Assurance and Club Officer Training scheduled for March 7.

The next 4-H club meeting will be held from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Rumley Township Community Hall. This year’s club advisers include: Billy Birney, Jennifer Ryder and Bill Birney, along with cloverbud advisers, Lisa Kendziorksi and Wendy Chrisman.

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THOMPSON, Ohio — Aaron’s Pride 4-H club members, club advisers and parents met Jan. 30 at Scores Fun Center in Painesville, Ohio, for an evening of bowling and laser tag to celebrate a successful 2009 year.

The club will meet Feb. 28 to elect its 2010 club officers at Grace Lutheran Church in Thompson at 6 p.m.

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CLINTON, Pa., — The Silver Spurs 4-H club met Jan. 24 at the Bowerston Public Library with 20 members present. Officers were elected as follows: president, Dani Snyder; vice president, Meaghan Crall; secretary, Sara Shuss; treasurer, Chaska West; news reporter, Emily Shuss; health officer, Colt Crall; safety officer, Meagan Caswell; and recreation leader, Danielle Shively.

Members turned in their re-enrollment forms, medical forms and club insurance money. Ideas for a fundraiser were discussed but nothing was decided. The next meeting will be Feb. 21 at the Bowerston Public Library at 5 p.m.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Plantmasters 4-H Club elected officers at the Jan. 7 meeting. Leaders are: president, Joe Collum, vice president, Victoria Sevich; secretary, Tracey Teichman; treasurer, Gerhard Hickey; historian/reporter, Ryan Ivans; and recreation, Anna Sevich.

The group discussed all of the projects they have options of completing and they are: forestry, gardening (sunflowers), rope, baking and poultry.

The next meeting will be on Feb. 18 where decisions will be made on which projects to commit to for the 2010 4-H year.

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BELOIT, Ohio — The following youth were elected to leadership positions for Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club at their February meeting: president, Blake Algarin; vice presidents, Delorean Jones and Hannah Shrader; secretaries, Vanessa Boswell and Katherine Pitcairn; treasurers, Gabriella Marinescu and Cheyenne Rowbotham; news reporters, Elizabeth and Nickolas Marinescu; recreation leaders: Anna Marie Duda and Richie Hedrick; health and safety leaders, Hayli Davidson and Shannon Marshburn.

On Feb. 20, several members and advisors of the club will be traveling to Columbus, Ohio to attend the Ohio 4-H Teen Conference at the Columbus Convention Center.

Delorean Jones and Katherine Pitcairn were honored for being elected president and secretary of the Mahoning County Junior Leader 4-H Club.

Zach Adams and Delorean reported that the club will once again be assisting with “Relay For Life” and is planning a trip to the IX Amusement Park later this year.

Certified Shooting Sports Advisors Robin and Steve Adams announced that there will be several shooting meetings each month for the youth with Shooting Sports Projects. The next Ranger 4-H Club meeting will be March 11.

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 LAKE MILTON — The Jackson Milton Livestock Club held a meeting Jan. 20. The members took the time to choose their projects, and sign up for the upcoming fair.

If you did not attend this meeting, or have not turned in your registration papers yet, you will have a chance to do them at the February meeting, or contact Gary or Shirley Hemphill to fill them in before the deadline at the end of February.

 There will be an upcoming market beef and feeders meeting at the farm from 7p.m..- 8p.m. Feb. 16 , and a market swine and lamb meeting on the same date from 8- 9 p.m. also at the farm.

There will be a Club meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Jackson Township Building.

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 ORWELL, Ohio — The Mustang Wranglers 4-H horse club had its regular monthly meeting Feb. 13th at Saddles Etc. & Gift Shop, in Orwell.

For community service the club volunteered to provide a lunch for the workers at Habitat For Humanity in Orwell Feb. 6.

In planning our future fundraisers, the club agreed to host a contesting horse show on June 19 at Circle M Ranch.

Hannah Propst did a horse related demonstration. Our Club, Mustang Wranglers is inviting new members.

If interested in joining please contact Claudia at 440- 437-8353.

The next regular meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on March 6 at Saddles Etc.

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MALVERN, Ohio — The Brown Frame Round Up 4-H club met Feb. 7 at Minerva Fire Station. Paige Randal conducted the meeting.

Members discussed C-Fit programs, small, still and large committee reports and the future of 4-H in Carroll County due to the commissioner cutting funding to the extension office.

Health and safety talks were given by Joe Moody on electrical safety; Olivia Moody on the digestive system; Abbey Honaberger on poisons; Lauren Beverly on walking safety; and David Eick on the brain.

The next meeting will be March 7 at 2 p.m. the Brown Frame community building.

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SCIO, Ohio — The A to Z 4-H club met Feb. 4 in Perrysville Township. Club president Hunter Logan conducted the meeting with 22 members present.

Officers were reminded to give health reports at the next meeting. Enrollment cards were turned in and committee reports were given. It was reported that 25 members attended the January skating party.

The next meeting will be March 4 at 7 p.m. in Perrysville and community service is planned.


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