A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 19, 2011:


ELLSWORTH, Ohio — At the recent meeting of the Western Reserve Rangers 4-H club, teen 4-H leaders Katherine Pitcairn, Hannah Shrader, Blake Algarin, Ian Hames and Delorean Jones showed the members how to create “posters that rock.”

The teens had many tri-folds and posters they displayed and shared.

Health Leader Bailey Hornbereger shared information about first aid treatments for poison ingestion while Safety Leader Karl Reph gave several bicycle safety tips.

Fashion board members Ashley Algarin and Jones announced that the group would be selling T-shirts again this year and order forms will soon be available online.

Gabriella Marinescu and Alexx Hames shared the news from the community Easter egg hunt. Although it was a cold and rainy day, many youth participated.

The theme for this year’s county safety poster contest is animal safety. The posters are due to the Extension center by June 24.

The club will be marching in the Berlin Township Memorial Day Parade May 29. Western Reserve Rangers 4-H club will meet again June 9 at 7 p.m.

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NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — The Jackson-Milton Livestock Club held its last meeting May 2.

If you would like to be added to the club’s Facebook group, send a request to be added so you can be kept up to date on different things going on with the club.

Partial camperships/scholarships are available at the Mahoning County Extension Office for youth attending 4-H Camp Whitewood this year. There were forms handed out at this meeting for different 4-H awards and scholarships. Remember to finish them and send them in before the deadline.

The next event will be a picnic at Liberty Park June 4 at 5 p.m. Make sure to look in the mail for a reminder and information on what you need to bring.

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BURTON, Ohio — The Geauga Caprine Kids 4-H club called its most recent meeting to order April 16 at the Patterson Center.

During the meeting, the club decided to provide a movie night-themed basket as a donation for the rubber duck race, which is to be held June 4 at Camp Hi.

Members were also informed that chicken and project book orders have been sent out and that the books will be arriving soon.

Afterward, the members of the club under 10 participated in an Easter egg hunt.

Members are reminded that sheep, goat and swine tagging and weighing will be May 21 from 8-11 a.m. for swine and 8-10 a.m. for sheep and goats.

The next Caprine Kids meeting will be held May 21 starting at 3 p.m. at the Patterson Center in Burton.

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CHARDON, Ohio — Thompson Ledge Dairymen pitched in to help two Thompson residents clean and weed their yards for spring May 14.

The group held a meeting May 15. The club determined the number of animals that will be taken to fair and passed out record books.

All newer members have attended the required QA meeting. The dairyman continued discussions of decorations and schedules for participating in the Relay for Life June 24 and 25. Donations to the American Cancer Society can be submitted via its website at www.relayforlife.org/chardon.

The group voted to participate in the 4-H food drive organized by the Hare Raisers rabbit 4-H group.

At the next meeting, the group will be practicing for the skillathon in July. The meeting will be held June 12 at the Montville Community Center.


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