A roundup of 4-H news for the week of March 29, 2012:


BURTON, Ohio — Granny’s Kids 4-H club held its meeting March 12 at Kiko’s home.

Thirteen members were present. Registration papers were collected for 2012.

The club voted to adopt the state 4-H Constitution and the club’s old by-laws with some grammar changes.

The club will clean the yards of one or two seniors the first week of May.

Market chickens and ducks must be ordered and paid before April 15. Quality Assurance test out will be April 11. Members must call the OSU Extension office to register.

Quality Assurance training will be May 12. Members will be selling candy bars.

Tom Somrack gave a presentation on his Boy Scout Eagle project. He will be painting barns at the fairgrounds. The club made a monetary donation for his supplies and said it will help paint.

The club elected new officers. They are: Somrack, president; Kodi Kiko, vice president; Sydney Smith, secretary; David Smith, treasurer; Evan Parker, reporter; Johnny Smith and Bobby Williams, recreation; Anthony Gillespie, Clifton Dobbs, Hannah Amick and Lauren Parker, goat and poultry safety; Becky Parker and Hunter Williams, goat and poultry health; Devon Kiko, refreshments; Rebecca Whitmer, pledge leader; and Carter Kiko, community service.

The next meeting is April 15.

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WINONA, Ohio — The 4-H Lone Ranger club held its monthly meeting March 11 at Winona Friends Church. Members will help at the Winona Ruritan Club Pancake Breakfast March 24 at the Willow Grove Grange. Dairy beef feeders are to be tagged March 24. Von Herron gave a talk on wood safety. Jarod Herron gave a talk about archery safety. Celeste Hoffmeister made French toast. Bethany Burger demonstrated how to make puppy chow. Frankie Heffinger led a game of basketball shoot out.

The next meeting will be April 15.

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HOWLAND, Ohio — The Trumbull Co. 4-H judging team has traveled to Wooster for ATI judging contest and to Ohio State campus for a judging clinic. Some of its members will be showing at the spring dairy expo and judging.

Meetings are held the third Sunday of the month at the extension office in Cortland.

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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Members of the Marshall County 4-H and FFA Goat and Rabbit Club met March 17 at the WVU Extension office to check in rabbits for market rabbit projects.

Nearly 60 members checked in 95 rabbits.

The club is on track to sell more than 100 market rabbits and market goat projects at its auction. The rabbit show will begin at 8 a.m. July 23 during the fair. It will take place in what is being called the “new arena.”

The show is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. The rabbit projects will then be sold at auction at 6 p.m. July 26.

Anyone can attend and purchase a pen.

Any questions can be directed to the club’s email at goatrabbitclub@live.com.

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