A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 9, 2011:


NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — The Milkmakers 4-H club met May 16.

The club decided to collect canned food for the Salvation Army of Tuscarawas County.

The club returned cheese order forms for the fundraiser. Cheese sales went well.

The new T-shirts were handed out.

The 4-H Olympics will be held June 14.

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NEWBURY, Ohio — At the 4-H Breeders and Feeders meeting the beef group went over skillathon; poultry went over feed tags and reviewed diseases and rabbits went over rabbit parts, skillathon and first aid kits for the fair. Cloverbuds talked about fan safety and made flowerpots.

Swine tagged in 19 pigs May 21 and worked in workbooks and discussed worming. Mike Fenstermaker gave a report on heat stroke and the safety chairman talked about ringworm. Canoeing was discussed as a club outing. Milk shake coupons are being sold at the sales committee meetings for $2.

Mandatory meetings are July 30 — beef and dairy at 9 a.m., poultry at 11 a.m., swine at 1 p.m. and horse at 2:20 p.m. Aug. 6 — rabbit and small animals at 9 a.m., dairy goats, pygmy goats and sheep at 11 a.m. and alpaca and make-up at 1 p.m. Aug. 8 — make-up at 7 p.m. These meetings will take place at the junior fair building. The Skillathon is July 23. Our next meeting is June 12 in Munson.

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CLARIDON, Ohio — The Geauga Caprine Kids 4-H club called its most recent meeting to order May 21 at the Patterson Center. During the meeting the club went over the details for the Rubber Duck Race, which was held June 4 at Camp Hi. The club also learned that the candy bar sales raised $650 for the club and 4-H scholarship program.

Members were reminded they must attend one of the mandatory meetings in order to go to fair.

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MEDINA, Ohio — The Buckeye Arigineers 4-H club talked about its building and barn duties at the fair during the May meeting.

Painting garbage cans for the fairgrounds was also discussed.

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MEDINA, Ohio — The Medina County Classics 4-H club had a meeting May 12. They played bingo and drank root beer floats.

At the May 18 meeting, the club talked about the Medina County Fair and took T-shirt orders.

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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — The Meat Goat Fun Show was held May 14 by the Marshall County 4-H and FFA Goat and Rabbit Club.

The show was held in conjunction with the market goat weigh-in at the fairgrounds. Members from Marshall County, and some from surrounding counties, stayed after the weigh in the show their market goats, breeding does and bucks, and to compete in showmanship.

The fun show was judged by Mike Borsch, who also took time during the show to hold a mini showing clinic with the first time members. Winners included: Kaleb Nuckles-Polen for beginning showmanship, Audrey Rine for junior showmanship, and Caleb Westfall for senior showmanship.

Grand market goat went to Lane Miller with Garth Richter taking reserve. Overall grand and reserve does both went to Caleb Westfall, as did the same placing in meat bucks.

The club is currently working on expanding their barn facilities at the fairgrounds. The club has seen a marked increase in projects this year. The rabbit projects have nearly doubled over last year, with an estimated 54 market rabbit projects. The club weighed in 68 goats for 46 members, an increase of 13 goats from last year. There are 18 members new to the goat project this year.

All upcoming events can be found on their website at http://www.highhillacres.com/goatrabbitclub.html.


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