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


BROWNHELM TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Brownhelm Perfection and BB 4-H club had a meeting to elect the officers Feb. 15.

Madeline Ott was elected president, Nathan Kromer was elected vice president, Brad Thrasher was elected secretary and Jared Kromer was elected treasurer.

Alyssa Yorko is the news reporter, Kaitlyn Frazier is the historian and Madeline Ott and Nathan Kromer are the recreational leaders.

During 4-H week from March 7-13, students can wear their 4-H T-shirt to school to earn points.

The Lorain County Extension Development Fund dinner and auction is March 27 at 6 p.m. at the Fair Hall in Wellington. Tickets are $15. The club voted to make a basket for the auction.

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CECIL, Pa. — The Cecil 4-H club will be holding its first meeting of the year at the Millers Run Grange, on state Route 50 March 6 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The meeting will be for registration and project selection.

Cecil 4-H is not a large animal club and members primarily take projects in other areas such as cooking, sewing and woodworking. Anyone wishing to join 4-H is welcome. If you have any questions, call Debbie Vercek, organizational leader, at 724-873-4645.

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CORTLAND, Ohio — The Happy Hams 4-H swine club will meet March 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Extension office on West Main Street.

The club is accepting new members. For more information, contact Ken and Heather Letcher at 330-924-0404.

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NORTH BENTON, Ohio — The Mahoning County Goat Herders 4-H club met Feb. 22 at O’Brocks Farm.

Members voted to sponsor a goat through Partners International.

The first item of new business discussed was the mandatory Quality Assurance meeting at West Branch High School March 6 at 8 a.m. Anyone taking an animal to the fair must attend this meeting unless they test out.

As a fundraiser, the club will manage the concession at the Youngstown All Breed Club Dog Show on Mahoning Avenue March 7 from 7 a.m. to noon.

Devotions were given by Angel Burns, and Keri May gave a demonstration.

Each member received a list of dates for fair and county requirements, and the parts of a goat were reviewed.

Next meeting is March 8 at 7 p.m. at O’Brocks Farm.

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NORTH BENTON, Ohio — The Village Varieties 4-H club met Feb. 23 at the North Benton Presbyterian Church where 37 members gathered. In addition, 16 cloverbuds were also in attendance.

In new business, a motion was passed that would assist paying for members attending Camp Whitewood. Members who had been counselors and members who had attended past camps were asked to share about their experience.

The club also voted to provide financial assistance to members taking a project to the state fair.

Members were also asked if they would be willing to bring an animal to a petting zoo area at the Mile Branch Fair in July. Ten members volunteered to do this project.

Nominations for officers were taken. Voting will be held next meeting for the 12 different offices.

The mandatory Mahoning County Quality Assurance training is March 6 at West Branch High School. All members taking a market livestock animal to the fair must attend this meeting or test out.

Club members were encouraged to use the club’s Web site, http://villagevarieties.webs.com, to access meeting dates and the junior fair Web site.

The next meeting will take place March 9 at 7 p.m. at North Benton Presbyterian Church. Members should bring money to pay for their for project books.

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JEFFERSON, Ohio — The Prime Bovines 4-H club met at the Ashtabula Fairgrounds Jan. 24.

Jacob Stitt, Claire Dodrill and Kyle Jones each gave safety presentations. Silas Thomas, Seth Thomas, Justin Stitt and Felipe Pacheco gave health reports.

Members discussed the community project calf and were reminded of Quality Assurance meeting dates, including April 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Northern Classic Cattle show is April 10 and refreshments will be provided by several 4-H members.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — Guys and Gals 4-H club met Feb. 21 at the Cundiffs.

The club members discussed knowledge judging to be held July 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carrollton High School. Hog, lamb, goat and rabbit tattooing is May 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Carrollton fairgrounds. They also talked about getting 4-H shirts.

The next meeting is March 28 at 6 p.m. at Darla and Ed Cundiff’s home.

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MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio — Kangaroo Krew 4-H club met Feb. 19 at Corinth Presbyterian Church with 18 in attendance.

The members discussed the rigatoni dinner for the junior fair and talked about the chicken barbecue. It was decided the club will go sledding at Mary Willis’ house.

Tina Costarella did a demonstration on breeds and species; Dominique Costarella showed how to make an envelope; Mellicent Costarella talked about how to deworm a goat; Anthony Costarella talked about how to build a fire; and Weaver showed how to keep good records.

The next meeting is March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Corinth Presbyterian Church.

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MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio — Snoopy’s Friends 4-H club had 14 in attendance at its last meeting.

Bark and Park, a cancer fundraiser and club T-shirts were discussed.

The next meeting is March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Mercy Health Center.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — Freshman 4-Hers met Feb. 24 at the Presbyterian church. Six were in attendance.

The club voted on a name, voted on officers, discussed community service, went over the club constitution and talked about attending cosmic bowling.

The next meeting will be March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian church. Health and safety talks will be given.

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CANFIELD, Ohio — The Canfield Bridle Buddies met Feb. 24 at the MetroParks Farm. Elections were held and Jenna Benson was elected president; vice president, Anngel Benson; treasurer, Maddy Coalmer; secretary, Maggie Rich; recreational leaders, Courtney Madison and Hayley Shasteen, who is also news reporter.

Eddie Benson will share a report on colic at the next meeting. All other members will take part in health and safety and photography. The Canfield Bridle Buddies will serve food at the quality assurance event on March 6 at West Branch High School. The club also discussed going to Equine Affaire, which will be April 8-11 in Columbus.

The Canfield Bridle Buddies meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month. The next meeting will be March 10 at the Ellsworth Fire Station at 7 p.m.

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NEWBURY, Ohio — Geauga Beef and Swine 4-H Club met Feb. 21 for their second meeting of the year. The club elected John Adams as new community service officer.

The club discussed possible donations for the Peterson family and their spaghetti dinner benefit March 27. Members voted to donate a $250 Giant Eagle gift card to the family as a community service.

The club chose members and parents who will attend the livestock sales community meeting March 11. President Caitlin Jefferson read through the new copy of the constitution and bylaws.

Adviser Kim Poff told beef participants about upcoming shows and hoof trimming. Adviser Jeanne Jefferson said pig participants can take only one pig to fair this year.

Adviser Wendy Anderson said all poultry showmanship participants will need to purchase the new showmanship book. Anderson also told members about a poultry clinic to be held March 20 in Wooster.

The club will meet again March 21 at 3:30 p.m. in the school exhibit building at the Geauga County Fairgrounds.

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. — The Lawrence County equine 4-H group, Mane Attractions, elected new officers. The new officers are president Stephen Carfangia, vice president Natalie Styer, secretary Katy Styer, treasurer Tori Richards, news reporter Jonalyn Telesz and snack coordinator Lisa McFarland.

Kayla Kopp won a $20 gift certificate to Neil’s Harness Shop for designing the new club logo.

Dr. J. Wargo attended the meeting to talk about horse dentistry. At the next meeting a representative from Diamond Milling Feed Store from Ellwood, Pa will talk about horse feed and nutrition.


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