A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Nov. 29, 2012:


ALLIANCE, Ohio — The Country Barbwires and Country Folks 4-h clubs met at Beechwood U.M.C. for their annual award dinner. First year awards went to Cody Cook, Lee Hall, Eilidh Hatherill and T.J. Wilson of the Country Barbwires. Kalob Wilson was gold medal runner-up in sheep project. Country Barbwires received the herdsman award.

Country Folks first year pins went to Amber Buzaki and Lexi Flounder. Five year went to Sheridan Rummell, who also received the five-year plaque for clothing project.

Gold medal honorable mention in food and nutrition went to Kyle Pontius. Gold medal runner-up in clothing and textiles went to Sarah Weisent. Gold medal for food and nutrition went to Abby Flounder and for visual art to Shaniah Thomas. Clocks were presented to Clay Poynter and Justin Weisent for last year of 4-H.

Both clubs received money for painting of a trash can for the Stark County Fair. Both clubs also received honorable mention for community service, safety and health tasks, field trips, parades, clinics, demonstrations, trash pick-up, beautification and Ohio and National 4-H week.

Adviser who received awards were Brittany Schulz and Adam Ramsey, two years; Jane Conrad, four years; Janese Ramsey, six years; Tiffany Brugger, seven years; Eldon and Shari Brugger and Carrie Robson, 12 years, and Marleen Grant, 31 years. Gary Ramsey received a 20-year pin.

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HIRAM, Ohio — The Breeders and Feeders 4-H Club recently held their annual fall family potluck meeting.

The election of officer’s was held and projects were discussed for next year’s fair

of a young boy that is dealing with cancer and a benefit is being planned for him. The club decided that they would do three baskets for a Chinese Auction being held for a young boy diagnosed with cancer. The decision was also made to send thinking of you cards to him to cheer him up.

A reminder to all beef members that steer tag-in will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 1 at the fairgrounds.

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