A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 9, 2009

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CADIZ, Ohio — Dairy baskets will be sold first at the Harrison County Fair Sale July 10, beginning at 4 p.m.

Twenty-one dairy youth have worked with their dairy heifers and cows throughout this year.

This year, the Harrison Dairy Board and dairy youth have created a Green Dairy Basket. The basket is actually a large garden pot from Orme Hardware in Cadiz and contains locally grown produce from Bertram’s Orchard in Freeport and Pearl Valley cheese, made from cows in Harrison County.

The basket will also feature products and gift certificates from local Harrison small businesses.

If you would like more information about the dairy baskets, contact Doug Caldwell at 740-946-1883.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Caprine Kids 4-H club met at the Geauga County Fairgrounds June 20.

Members received T-shirts for participating in the Geauga Clean-Up Day.

Members also discussed upcoming dates and events, including: non perishable food items will be collected at the next meeting for the food-a-thon; members will get together July 19 at Punderson State Park; project judging for the fair will be July 25 at the fairgrounds; the deadline for fair entry forms is Aug. 12 and barn set-up is Aug. 30.

Health and safety reports were given by Robert and Carly Hall about barnyard safety and the proper care of rabbits.

The next meeting will be July 18.

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CADIZ, Ohio — Members of the Silver Spurs 4-H club have been getting ready for skillathon, still project judging and the Harrison County Fair by doing project presentations.

At the June 10 meeting, Tessa Fryer gave a presentation on the body parts of a cat.

Several members attended a horse camp held in Jefferson County in May. As a community service project the club made repairs to the stalls in the horse barn and did general clean up around the barn.

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CORTLAND, Ohio –Several 4-H Cloverbuds participated in a 4-H Show & Tell activity during the Trumbull County Fair.

Cloverbuds are 4-H members who are between 5 and 8 years old. These 4-H’ers participate in non-competitive activities throughout the year and during the fair.

The following individuals participated in this year’s 4-H Cloverbud Show & Tell: Laura Perticone, Touch of Class 4-H club; Christina Perticone, Touch of Class 4-H club; Caleb Lewis, Touch of Class; Emma Thornton, Creative Talents 4-H club; Jimmy Thornton, Creative Talents; Joe Marsh, Creative Talents; Melanie Roberts, Brookfield 4-H Friends; Steven Roberts, Brookfield 4-H Friends;Jordynne Fortier, Brookfield 4-H Friends; True Workman, Brookfield 4-H Friends; Landon Fortier, Brookfield 4-H Friends; Nate Manners, Brookfield 4-H Friends.

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CHESTERLAND, Ohio — Plantmasters 4-H club held a meeting June 11.
Members were reminded T-shirt designs were due as soon as possible to the Junior Fair.

Greg Krejci, Joe Collum and Tracey Teichman promoted the county 4-H camp and encouraged all members to attend.

Members learned about leaf margins and how to identify different plants.

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HARTLAND, Ohio –The Hartland New Horizons held there meeting at the Hartland Town Hall June 28.

Jacob Barnes did a presentation on how to play ships and sailors and then the club played together.

The Hartland New Horizons voted to paint the fence at the fairgrounds again this year.

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AUGUSTA, Ohio — The Augusta Ranchers 4-H club met June 23 and June 24 to work on projects & books. Members worked in groups with advisers to get last minute help on completing books and ideas for posters to sell during the still project auction.

Members were encouraged to start sending letters out to potential buyers. Members will meet again for a mock knowledge judging and to work on fairbooth decorations July 7 and 14 at the Brown Frame Community Center.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Carroll County Beef Club met June 28 at the county fairgrounds.

Members reviewed judging dates, carcass dates, fair entry fees, armband information and barn decoration ideas. They also volunteered for barn duty during the fair and reviewed the fair book rule changes.

Members voted to donated $50 to the customer appreciation dinner.
After the business meeting, members planted flowers, and painted the rest rooms by the metal barn at the fairgrounds.

The next meeting is 9 a.m. July 18 also at the fairgrounds when members will continue barn decorations and scatter mulch.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — Members of the Guys and Gals 4-H club met June 28 at the home of Shawn and Brandon Bailey.

Members volunteered for barn duty and had their books judged.

The next meeting is 6:30 p.m. July 12 at the home of Chase Horn. Additional details for the county fair will be discussed at that time.

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