A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 11, 2010


BARNESVILLE, Ohio — The Barnesville Progressive Home Helpers 4-H group met Feb. 20 at the Main Street United Methodist Church.

In addition to the reports, the club worked on community service projects.

The next meeting is March 14 at 10 a.m. at the Main Street United Methodist Church.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The East Township Young Producers 4-H club met Feb. 24 at St. John’s Hall with 16 in attendance.

The club discussed that drug forms have to be filled out before animals are unloaded.

Health and safety talks were given by Anna Landis on how to care for an animal; Chelsea Frase talked about safety around equipment; Jazzlyn Pidgeon talked about kitchen safety; and Clay Pidgeon talked about saw safety.

The next meeting is March 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Hall.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — All American Kids 4-H club met Feb. 24 at Carroll Healthcare Center, with 11 in attendance.

The club talked about fundraisers, dues and collected enrollment cards.

Saleen Claypoole talked about crossing roads; Jenna McNutt talked about go-cart safety; Cheyanne Morsheiser talked about tractor safety; Mercedes Claypoole talked about fire safety; and Alex Gotschall talked about winter safety.

The next meeting will be March 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Carroll Healthcare Center. Health and safety talks will be given and information about the fundraiser will be given.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — New Horizons 4-H club met Feb. 19 at Baxter’s Ridge Church, with 38 in attendance.

The club discussed the levy, junior fair changes, fees and project books. A motion was made to buy animal trophies.

Conner Morrow was nominated to outstanding court.

The next meeting is March 19 at 7 p.m. at Baxter’s Ridge Church. The club will continue working on “being a winner” and look at drug forms.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Kilgore Rangers met Feb. 28 at the Davis home.

The booth committee came up with ideas for the booth display at the fair.

The community service committee also came up with some ideas for the club.

Lauren Keefer gave a report on the program committee.

Reports were given by Denver Lovejoy for the large animal committee and Tyler Moore for the small animal committee.

Kali Weale talked about tools used to show a cow.

Health and safety talks were given by Lauren Keefer, electrical fence safety; Haley Keefer, types of feed; and Austin Keefer, how to drive a carriage horse.

The next meeting will be March 21 at 2 p.m. at the Davis home.

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PARIS, Ohio — The Happy Farmerettes and Farmers held the first meeting of the year Feb. 25 at the Thouvenin home.

Members discussed project selection, signing the constitution, and completing enrollment forms and the distributing of meeting schedule.

The following members were elected as officers: Rachael Ray, president; Zach Greathouse, vice president; Joe Verduce, secretary; Brittany Gibson, treasurer; Sarah Thompson, news reporter; Renee Greathouse, health officer; Rebecca Maurer, safety officer; Haylee Gallo, recreation leader.

Next meeting is March 11.

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BURTON, Ohio — Members of the Plantmasters 4-H club met Feb. 18. members discussed community service projects and decided to fill Easter Eggs to be given out at a nursing home.

Members will also collecting items to give to the U.S.O.

The club reviewed its gardening project and watched a presentation on the different kinds of sunflowers.

At the club’s March 4 meeting, members ordered the seeds for this year’s gardening project, and went over a lesson.

Orders were turned in for the poultry projects.

The next meeting is March 25 at the LaFavre home.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Flockmasters 4-H club met Feb. 16 at Munson Town Hall. Members discussed different service opportunities and upcoming events.

The Flockmasters held a game day on Presidents Day at Junction Auto. Members had snacks and played board games.

The club will be putting up a window display at Geauga Feed and Grain in Newbury to recognize the efforts of 4-H.

The club has plans to help some Geauga County residents with yard cleanup in the spring, as they did last year.

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ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Country Folks and Country Barbwires 4-H clubs held their February meeting at the Washington Township Fire Hall.

New officers were sworn in by Louisville, Ohio Mayor Pat Fallott. Fallott gave a very interesting presentation on how she began her political career.

Christina Bruner and Clay Poynter read the constitutions of the respective clubs to the membership as required in the by-laws. Clay Poynter gave a brief presentation on junior fair board activities.

A representative from Joe Corbi Pizza provided hot samples of the items the club will sell as a fundraiser. All members were given sales brochures and reminded that this is only one of two fundraisers for the year.

Members were reminded that those with last names beginning with letters N-Z will give presentations to the membership at the next meeting.

Important upcoming dates are March 24 for the swine clinic and June 5 for the swine tag-in.

The next meeting is March 22 at the Washington Township Fire Hall.

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AMESVILLE, Ohio — The Ames Jolly Farmers recently held their 2010 organizational meeting.

On Feb. 28, members participated in the Athens County Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake raising $680, and in celebration of Ohio 4-H Week, March 7-13, the club hosted a skating party March 6 at Dow’s Rollerena.

The club’s next meeting will be held March 14, at 3 p.m. at the Amesville United Methodist Church. Members will be electing officers at this time.

For more information call adviser Kathy Washburn 740-448-3313.

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CANFIELD, Ohio — From 1-3 p.m. March 20, a 4-H Community Day will be held at the Lord of Life, Lutheran Church at 550 North Broad St., Canfield.

This event will provide an opportunity for each 4-H club to showcase their individual clubs. The public is invited to attend and learn about Mahoning County 4-H.


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