A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 3, 2008


BARNESVILLE, Ohio — The Barnesville Progressive Home Helpers 4-H club held its regular meeting June 14 at the Main Street United Methodist Church in Barnesville.

Kortney Temple gave the Treasurer’s report and Mary Moore gave the News Reporter’s reports.

Belmont County Teen Camp will be Aug. 2-3. The club discussed progress on its project work. Judging will be held July 22 and members need to be prepared with their projects.

The next meeting will be held July 12.

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NORTH BENTON, Ohio — The Village Varieties 4-H club met June 24 at North Benton Presbyterian Church with 24 members present.

Committee reports and the last meeting’s minutes were read by Rebekah Owen. Lillian Wood presented the treasurer’s report. The old business discussed included the county poster contest.

New business discussed included small project judging on July 9 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Food judging will be July 7. Clothing judging will be July 14.

An ice cream social will be held on the Millcreek Farm on July 24 at 7 p.m. All members should attend to make sure all their fair paperwork is complete.

Advisor Sharen O’Brock discussed 4-H public speaking competitions that will be coming up.

Jonathon James gave a health report about the Corona virus in turkeys. Cathy McCracken gave a safety report on storm safety. Breanna Winters gave a safety report on how to safely ride a horse. Joshua Owen gave a demonstration on reptile care using his project lizard. Lea Bock gave a demonstration on how to pig showmanship.

The members met in small groups with their advisers to discuss progress on their projects.

The next meeting is July 17 at North Benton Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Ridge Riders met June 11 at the Friendship Center in Carrollton, Ohio.

Discussion included the PAS show and giving shots. Members also talked about getting T-shirts and the club’s theme for the fair, which is old Western.

Marie Newell gave a speech on her project.

The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. July 9 at the Friendship Center.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Stillfork 4-H club met June 16 at the Plotts’ house with 14 members in attendance.

Booth and barrel committees reported on their progress, and the club decided to sponsor two more awards at the fair.

Members were given a club clean-up schedule and reminded of judging dates and carcass show.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at Mount Zion Church.

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AURORA, Ohio — Members of the Creatures-N-Features have been recognized for their hard work.

Blue ribbon awards where given to: Whitney Makekau, 4-H club secretary’s book and 2007 scrapbook; and Livia Ward and Melonie Morway, 4-H club treasurer’s book.

The club also won a third-place ribbon for the window decorating contest, which Melonie Morway, David Ritz and Michaela Ritz participated in.

Other club activities have included: maple sugaring, a Hattie Larlham fundraiser, campout, hide tanning, and some members participated in the Aurora, “Bark in The Park” opening.

Next, members will participate in the Fourth of July parade.

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HIRAM, Ohio — Auburn Swine Club held its most recent meeting June 22 at the Zarbacks’ house.

A reminder was given to those who have not paid for the lollipops that were sold for the Relay for Life to turn in money at the next meeting.

Discussion included the last livestock sale committee meeting and Nikki Lange will be attending the July 10 meeting.

In new business, the club is participating in the Hare Raisers food drive again this year and the goal is to beat the Hare Raisers’ amount of food turned in. Also, turkey tagging was discussed and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 12 at the fairgrounds.

A donation to the Richard Moss Scholarship fund in his memory was approved for $150. Buyer’s gifts were also discussed; members are asked to bring ideas to the next meeting, which will be held at 6 p.m. July 13 at the Healys’.

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TORONTO, Ohio — The Barshoe Wranglers 4-H club held its most recent meeting at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds with 16 in attendance.

Heidi Hickle was in charge of the meeting. Denae Thomas conducted a medical demonstration.

There will be work meetings every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. July 16.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The All American Kids 4-H club met June 18 at the First Presbyterian Church.

Members discussed details for the fair, including fair passes, and fair booth setup and barn decorating on July 14. Still project sales are July 16.

Morgan Shepard gave a demonstration on the parts of a lamb; Rachel Davala explained how to plant a flower; Chelsea Stack illustrated how to express moods through pictures; and Cheyenne Morsheiser demonstrated how to put a halter on a cow.

The next meeting is 6:30 p.m. July 8 at the home of advisers Dan and Julie Morsheiser. Members will have their books reviewed and will show advisers what they are taking for judging.

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MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio — The M-Town Clovers met June 24 at the home of advisers Ryan, Ron and Patty Buck.

Members signed up for fair and auction responsibilities, and then discussed where and when judging will take place. Fair booth decorating was also discussed.

Members also approved the T-shirt design and selected a community service project for the year.

Kevin Cogan gave a demonstration of proper welding equipment and also gave a safety talk on woodworking safety.

At the next meeting, 1 p.m. July 13, members will meet at the fairgrounds to decorate their fair booth.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — Sixteen members of the East Township Young Producers met at St. John’s Hall June 18.

Members worked on ideas for the fair booth and discussed fair details and planned a work day at the fairgrounds June 27. They also practiced identifying feed samples for the skillathon.

Adam Bryan explained the equipment needed for fishing; Georganne Bryan showed how to treat a wound; Dalton Ulman demonstrated how to tie a knot and bait a hook.

Georganne Bryan also presented a health talk on treating chicken pox; Tyler Fox talked about help for hay fever;; Clay Pidgeon explained baseball safety; and Dalton Ulman warned about the dangers of driving distractions.

The next meeting is July 14 at the Carroll County Fair.

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The Prime Bovine 4-H club met June 28 at Joe and Jane Bondar’s Northwind farm.

Kara Kurlic talked about tips on selling animals to buyers. The club made buyer letters and gifts.

The next meeting will be July 18 at 7 p.m.


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BURTON, Ohio — At this month’s Geauga Caprine Kids 4-H club meeting, the Delbo boys each gave a health and safety report on heat exhaustion and halter safety with horses.

The club has also been collecting canned goods for a food drive.

As fair comes closer and closer, the club is starting work meetings next month in order to get more familiar with animals and requirements for fair.

The club has been working hard and prepping for this years skill-a-thon, testing members knowledge of their species.

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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — The Milkmakers 4-H club met June 9 at Steel Farm and June 28 at Donato Farm.

Vice President Clarissa Mutti ran the meeting June 9 with 22 members present. Cheese sale results were: first place, Chris and Kurt Finton; second place, Leah and Noel Mutti; and third place, C.J. Lanzer.

The club sold 428 pieces of cheese. For new business, the club voted to donate money to the Clover Cafe for supplies for the 2008 fair.

Demonstrations were given by Nathan Steel and Bo Harstine on top lines, Mitch Henry on digestion system of a cow, Mallorie Henry on milk processing, Marlena Henry on leg structure, Steph Steel on different types of feed, Stacie Steel setting up a cow in the show ring and Clinton Steel setting up a heifer in the show ring.

Refreshments were served by Henry and Steel families.

President Josh Gaskill ran the meeting on June 28 with 24 members present.

Hoof trimmer Neil Deem showed the inside structure of a hoof and the infected area.

Other demonstrations included: Amy Donato on hoof care, Sara Donato on milk production, Ryan Powell on pedigree record of a cow and Mercedes Sisson on the different breeds of dairy gave demonstrations.

Refreshments were served by Clarissa and Clark Mutti and Adviser Karen Loveday.

The next meeting is July 14 at Gaskill Farm.

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NORTH BENTON, Ohio — The Goat Herders 4-H club met June 23 at the home of adviser Sharen O’Brock. Members practiced showing goats and reviewed information for upcoming events, including the July 13 small and exotic animal judging.

Members will also meet July 26 at Cracker Barrel for epilepsy awareness and help clean up at the Canfield Fairgrounds Aug. 21.

Members participated in the petting zoo at the Boardman Park. It went well even though it was cut short due to bad weather.

The next meeting is 7 p.m. July 10 at the O’Brock farm. Members are reminded to bring supplies for the care package for the Happy trails Farm Animal Sanctuary.

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