A roundup of 4-H news for the week of May 9, 2013:


BURTON, Ohio — The Sew Sew Sweet 4-H club met May 5, with 12 members and six guests present.

The community service committee reported they wanted to sew wheelchair bags and make no-sew fleece blankets to help out transplant and nursing home patients.

It was announced the Style Show is set for July 16.

As a club fundraiser, members will be selling candy bars.

Members received a preview of what Camp Whitewood would be like for anyone who is signed up or wants to sign up. They also discussed who wanted to participate in the photo contest that was open to any 4-H member.

Decoration ideas were discussed for the fair booth, and members agreed to take the early shift in the Milkshake Booth on Labor Day during fair.

The next meeting is June 2 at 2 p.m.

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SALEM, Ohio — The Creative Clovers 4-H club met April 20.

Carrie Burns gave a health report was about heat strokes, and Cole Norris gave a safety report on why you should not text while driving. Matthew Sinely’s energy report was why you should turn off power while not using it.

Members reviewed the community service project, the fundraising project, the field trip, and the 4-H camp, and candy bars were distributed for the fundraising project.

The next meeting is May 18.

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CANFIELD, Ohio — Mahoning County Capriculturists met April 22 at Mill Creek Farm. Members received 4-H project books after the meeting.

Members discussed the pepperoni roll sale that will be the club’s fundraiser, and the club advisers talked about local goat shows that the members could attend to learn more about showing their goats.

The activity for the evening was discussing shots, banding, and hoof trimming. The members were able to practice cleaning and trimming hoofs.

Members also practiced a skill-a-thon that covered the parts of a goat and the different breeds of goats.

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EAST CANTON, Ohio — The Happy Farmerettes and Farmers 4-H club of East Canton and Osnaburg Township met April 28 at the Thouvenin home.

For the safety report, members discussed safety tips for riding a bike and while walking along the road. Members also discussed safety tips while using a walking path or a bike trail.

Renee Greathouse gave a demonstration on goats and the different types of goats, and also explained the foods required for goats while growing and when having a baby (called a kid). Renee’s demonstration included three of her baby goats.

Advisers encouraged members to read their project books and begin working on their projects so they are familiar enough to prepare a demonstration for the next meeting.

Members also discussed the 4-H theme for this year, “Kick It Country Style,” and were giving suggestions of their ideas on how to use it for the fair display.

The Cloverbuds who didn’t previously get to make the lollipop pot gift made one.

The next meeting will be held May 26, at 2 p.m.

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CANFIELD, Ohio — The Mahoning County Goat Herders met April 8 at O’Brock’s.

The club wrote thank you letters to thank Dr. Dan and Jacob Copeland for the goat weigh tapes. The club also planted treats for the goats to eat.

Presleigh McDaniel did a presentation on what to have in your tack box.

A county meeting will be May 20 at 7 p.m.

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BOWERSTOWN, Ohio — The Silver Spurs 4-H club met April 21 at Bowerstown Library with 11 members present. It was reported that candy bar sales netted a $240 profit for the club to be used for club shirts.

Recent events included a tag-in for animals May 4 at the fairgrounds, and a 4-H book workshop May 5 at the library for members to complete project books for judging.

Oral presentations were given on swine showmanship, swine breeds, woodworking, and cattle facts by members Cole, Seth, Lane, Mercedes and Chelsie. The next meeting will be May 19 at 6 p.m. at the library and will include additional oral presentations, discussion about judging, the fair upcoming summer 4-H activities.


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