A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Nov. 19, 2009


MALVERN, Ohio — The Brown Frame Round Up 4-H club met Nov. 1 at Brown Frame Hall. Payton Randal conducted the meeting.

The club elected the following officers: Paige Randal, president; Payton Randal, vice president; Abby Honaberger, secretary; Tanner Kauffman, treasurer; Joe Moody, news reporter; Morgan Craven, health officer; David Eick, safety officer; and Kenny Eick, recreation officer.

Ponderosa night is Dec. 7.

The next meeting will be Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Brown Frame Hall. Health and safety talks will be given.

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JEFFERSON, Ohio — The Prime Bovine 4-H club meeting was called to order and there was a guest speaker, Jeff Jones from Rome Feed, educating the club on feed and nutrition for market steers.

Following the speaker, the club members elected officers. New officer are as follows: Kyle Jones, president; Seth Thomas, vice president; Claire Dodrill, secretary; Jayne Bodnar and Kristen Brown, treasury; Silas Thomas, safety officer; Blake Jerome, health officer; Jackie Delewski and Isabella Gildchrist, photography; Jessica Krulic, refreshments; Justin Stitt, recreational and Ashleigh Delewski, news reporter.

The club also discussed issues of fundraisers.

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ELLSWORTH, Ohio — Western Reserve Rangers 4-H club advisers celebrated another successful 4-H year at the Mahoning County 4-H Volunteer Banquet held at the Dutch Village Inn in Columbiana.

The Rangers were proud to have all nine club advisers in attendance.

Advisers recognized for their years of service in 4-H included Steve Adams for two years, Janet Majirsky for four years, Robin Adams for five years, Diane and Jim Pitcairn for eight years, Karen and Bob Day for 21 years, Kathleen Moser for 40 years and Jan Moser for 42 years.

Ranger members Megan Day, 2009 4-H queen, and Blake Algarin, 4-H state ambassador, assisted with the banquet festivities.

At the November meeting president Amanda Majirsky recognized the following 4-H members who completed their final year in the 4-H program: Megan Day and Amelia Shrader completed 14 years, Kailyn Mowery had 13 years and Jacob Timmins finished 11 years.

Abigail Schors was presented the Ranger Club’s 4-H Spirit award for 2009 by Majirsky and treasurer Cheyenne Rowbotham.

Nine-year-old Schors was recognized for embodying the head, heart, hands and health of 4-H in all her 4-H activities.

Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club invites all youth 8, and in the third grade, through 18 to come to its Jan. 14 meeting. There are more than 200 4-H projects to choose from, or you can design your own project.

Call Jan and Kathleen Moser at 330-547-7422 for more information.

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AUGUSTA, Ohio — The Augusta Ranchers 4-H club met Nov. 10 at the Brown Frame Community Building. President Brandie Jo Tinlin opened the meeting with 10 members in attendance.

A short business meeting was held and followed by an open house where members were able to look at and discuss with advisors and parents all of the projects that are offered by 4-H.

Members discussed supporting the Brown Frame Friendly Circle by donating Thanksgiving baskets to give as door prizes at their Ponderosa Fund Raiser Nov. 16.

Members discussed attending the Best of 4-H Night Nov. 12 and holding a 4-H Toys for Tots Campaign at the Minerva Roller Rink.

Members were encouraged to fill out applications for Jr. Fairboard and camp counselors. Parents were encouraged to become 4-H volunteers. Steer tag is Nov. 21 at the fairgrounds.

A nomination committee of Brandie Jo Tinlin, Madison Snode, Logan Snode and Parker Snode volunteered to nominate members for officers which will be voted on at the Dec. 8 meeting.

They met with adviser Jim McFadden and prepared their ballot.

Eriq McFadden gave a demonstration on paper airplanes.

The Augusta Ranchers attended Best of 4-H Night Nov. 12 and walked away with several awards. Awarded as 4-H Honor members were: Eriq McFadden, Brandie Jo Tinlin, Madison Snode, Logan Snode, Parker Snode, Sophie Stasiak, Jaime Sheppard, Carissa Crider, Courtney Crider and Cameron Crider.

Madison Snode received third place for her secretaries book and Parker Snode received third place for his treasurers book.


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