A roundup of 4-H news from the week of Jan. 13, 2011

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SALEM, Ohio — The Village Varieties 4-H club wrapped 2010 with a bowling party at the Hunt Club in Salem. Twenty-two members attended.

Nine club members’ families rang bells for the Salvation Army during the Sebring Downtown Open House. The Sebring service unit for the Salvation Army visited the club during their November meeting to honor members for collecting the most money in a single day during the 2009 kettle campaign. A plaque was presented to the members.

Smith Township trustee David Mannion also visited the club during its November meeting. Mannion presented the club with a proclamation signed by the Smith Township trustees recognizing the club for completing more than 600 hours of community service.

Club members collected food for the Deacon’s Pantry at North Benton Presbyterian Church and donated several boxes full of toys for the Beloit Ruritan Share-A-Christmas program. More than 20 members sang carols Dec. 4 for the resident of Pleasant View Nursing Home in Damascus.

The club also provided the lunch booth at a local auction of dairy cattle in November.

The club will meet Jan. 18 at North Benton Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Youth who are interested in joining the club should attend this meeting with their parents. Anyone with questions can contact John James at 330-584-0055 or Sharen O’Brock at 330-584-4681.

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CORTLAND, Ohio — Kinsman Kids 4-H club of Trumbull County held its January meeting at the Cortland Ag Center.

All the fundraiser orders were turned in. Orders will be in for the February meeting.

Information was shared on raising market goats. Michael Miller gave a safety report on different kinds of hay feeders to use and not to use.

The club is accepting new members. If you are interested, attend the Feb. 6 meeting at the Cortland Ag Center at 3 p.m. or call Darlene Brooks at 330-772-2132.

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NORTH JACKSON — The Jackson Milton Livestock 4-H Club held a Christmas party Dec. 12. There was a short meeting held and the updated club by-laws were read.

A motion was passedfor the by-laws to be enactedJan. 1. There was a gift exchange, lots of food, fun, and friends.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Jackson Township Building.

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