A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 1, 2010


SALEM, Ohio — The Greenford Silver Spurs 4-H club met June 24 at Buckeye Horse Park.
Members discussed working the July 10-11 horse show concession stand at Buckeye Horse Park as a fundraiser.
After the official meeting, Mike and Andrea Grubert taught members about polo, and let the members experience it firsthand.
Anyone who would like to speak to the club about an equine pastime, contact Lillian Wood at 330-533-2383.
The next meeting is July 15 at Buckeye Horse Park.
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DAMASCUS, Ohio — The Circle 62 4-H club met June 26.
The following members gave project talks: Connor Sharp, how to raise a lamb; Ian Sharp, pig anatomy; Bryan Smearsoll, clipping rabbits toe nails; Hailey Tucker, feeding lambs; Madison Malloy, ringworm; Tiffany Maley, pig pen safety; Brittany Fish, keeping pigs clean; Olivia Didick, rabbits; Alexia Didick; chickens. Makala Bell; pygmy goats; Samual Bryan, feeding a beef feeder; Baillie Bryan, getting chickens ready for show; Jacob Kataro, keeping chickens cool; Joshua Kataro, cleaning chickens.
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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Members of the Marshall County 4-H and FFA Goat and Rabbit Club met at the fairgrounds June 26 to weigh in their market rabbits for the fair.
The club weighed in 38 pens for market projects.
The rabbit show will begin at 8 a.m. July 26 during the fair in the “new arena.” The show is open to the public.
The rabbit projects will be sold at auction July 29, at 6 p.m.
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NEW SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Two meetings were held recently to begin the summer 4-H season for the Springfield Booster Boys.
The first meeting, held at the Emmanuel Lutheran church, was the election of officers with the following members elected to offices: president: Mackenzie Crow; vice president: Spencer Snyder; secretary: Kylie Kohler; assistant secretary: Emily Stacy; treasurer: Lacey Snyder; assistant treasurer: Emily Sommers; past president: Ryan Stacy; and news reporter: James Moore.
After the election of key officers, minor offices and committee chairs were elected.
Members reviewed important work dates and county judging dates.
A thank-you was given to the Booster Boys for their spring community service project of cleaning and debris removal at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.
The second meeting was held at the junior fair office area. Members cleaned, weeded, trimmed and planted flowers around the office and the Darrel Bacon Memorial Gazebo.
After the planting project, members reviewed for the Market Livestock Skillathon and set the date for the next meeting.
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TUSCARAWAS, Ohio — The Buckhorn Buckshots 4-H club met June 13 at Sharon Moravian Church near Tuscarawas.
The finished quilt was displayed for the club members to see. The club is still selling raffle tickets, and all proceeds will be donated to Dover Relay for Life. The 4-H’ers will be selling raffle tickets until July 3, and will have the drawing for the quilt before the fireworks at Gnadenhutten Fourth of July fireworks.
The club will also sell glow necklaces at the fireworks as a club fundraiser.
Members will start decorating the float at 9 a.m. July 3, and for the parade the 4-H’ers will need to be at the float in their 4-H T-shirt by 1:30 p.m.
Members were reminded about the upcoming 4-H Olympics.
Dalton Sprowl will be competing in the health and safety speaking contest as an individual in the junior division; Taylor Sprowl, Clayton Sprowl, Maddy Schupp and Shelby Schupp will be competing in the skit division.
Maddy and Shelby Schupp demonstrated different types of rifles, safety equipment and how to clean a riffle. Bryer Schupp demonstrated equipment and safety supplies used with a muzzleloader. Clayton Sprowl demonstrated how to do the Heimlich Maneuver.
Kennedy Allen how to handle and hold a rabbit. Chase Allen demonstrated parts of a fishing pole and how to cast it. Dalton Sprowl demonstrated tools of woodworking. Reno Hupp demonstrated how to groom and handle your sheep.
Casandra Hupp demonstrated how to handle and groom your cat. Andrew Haun demonstrated how to make a paper airplane and how to make it fly farther. Brad Haun demonstrated part of a small engine and what the parts do.
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LISBON, Ohio — A 4-H Day Camp camping program will be held July 13-15 at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds in Lisbon.
The junior camp session is open to all campers, 4-H and non-4-H members, 6-12.
Many activities are planned, including a field trip to the Carnegie Natural History Museum in Pittsburgh. There will also be crafts, games and a cookout picnic on the last day of camp. Trained staff and counselors come from the 4-H program.
Registration is $60 per camper, with a reduced cost for second and third camper from the same family.
Deadline is July 6; forms are available at the Ohio State University Extension Office, 7876B Lincole Place, Lisbon , 330-424-7291, or the forms may be printed from http://columbiana.osu.edu.


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