A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 14, 2009


NORWALK, Ohio — On May 3, the Hartland New Horizons 4-H club met at the Hartland Town Hall and passed out the 2009 4-H club program.

Casey Molesky demonstrated the FFA official dress. The girls wear skirts or dress pants and a scarf. The guys wear ties and black pants.

Marcus Fritz did his demonstration on how to hold a chicken.

The club bought new 4-H flags. The Cloverbuds gave a presentation on plants.
The next meeting will be May 17 at the Hartland Town Hall at 6 p.m.

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AMHERST, Ohio — The Brownhelm Perfection and BB 4-H club met May 4 at the Brownhelm United Church of Christ in Vermilion.

Members were reminded the market lamb weigh-in and tagging is May 16 at the fairgrounds.

The club was asked to help with the Anchor Lodge community picnic on June 13. Those who have animals are asked to bring them to the petting zoo and others are asked to assist with the games.

Those giving demonstrations were Duncan Ott on remote control cars, Tyler Allen on his rabbit and Bradley Thrasher on raising a pig.

The club will be have a bake sale and petting zoo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply Company May 30.

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SALEM, Ohio — Stockmen’s Market Livestock 4-H club purchased and released four white amur fish for Bricker Homestead Park in Goshen Township, Mahoning County, April 28 to help take care of the lake in a chemical-free way. The club also purchased a pond safety kit which is now mounted in place so, if needed, there are life-saving tools available. The items were purchased through the Soil and Water Conservation District of Mahoning County.

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CARROLLTON, Ohio — The Beef Club 4-H club met May 3 with 22 members in attendance.

Members discussed 4-H Day at Cedar Point, the 4-H calendar, the Chinese auction gift basket and barbecue chicken tickets.

Members turned in hog raffle tickets and the money that was raised from the raffle was used to buy club T-shirts. Raffle winners were Janet Brooks and Paula Moore.

The next meeting will be held at 5 p.m. June 28 at Johnna’s house. Members will discuss fair booths and will practice for skill-a-thons.

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ORWELL, Ohio — The Mustang Wranglers 4-H horse club held its regular monthly meeting May 9 at Saddles Etc. and Gift Shop in Orwell.

Natasha Sobie represented her club along with other 4-H members from Ashtabula County at the state speaking contest in Columbus May 2. She came in fifth place in the junior division.

Members of the club attended equine first aid training at the Lake Farmpark and an Ohio State University Officer Training session held at the Ashtabula County Vocational School recently.

The group also watched the mandatory safety video required before any members can attend fair.

Members are working on their horse projects and preparing for the fair. Work sessions began this month. Showmanship and riding skills were discussed and practiced.

Demonstrations were given by April Wade on Icelandic horses and Helena Zeller on horse grooming.

Members are planning a Memorial Day weekend bake sale to help raise money for the club. The next regular meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. June 13 at Saddles Etc.

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NORTH BENTON, Ohio — The Village Varieties 4-H club met on May 5 at North Benton Presbyterian Church.

A total of 27 members were present and 16 cloverbuds.

Under new business, the club discussed the County Safety Poster Contest. Mckayla Hohn brought two posters for reports that were examples for the contest.

Safety reports were given by Cole Chumney about gun safety and Mckayla Hohn about trampoline safety.

Health reports were presented by Mckayla Hohn about the dangers of poison ivy.

After reports, members met with their advisors to work on individual projects. Members worked on their cards for the armed forces members during their small group meetings.

The next meeting is set for 7 p.m. May 19.



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