A roundup of FFA news for the week of Dec. 31, 2009


WEST SALEM, Ohio — Northwestern FFA will collect cleaned Christmas trees beginning at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 5.

People living at Lea Crest Estates, High Point or living in the villages of New Pittsburg, Lattasburg, Congress and West Salem may leave their cleaned trees at the curb in front of their homes for free pickup.

Anyone interested in recycling their Christmas trees and does not live in one of the villages may drop off their trees at the New Pittsburg Park pavilion or at the West Salem Elementary School basketball court.

The FFA will deliver the trees to the West Salem Beagle Club for the protection of rabbits and other wildlife. This community service will act as a conservation project in a productive way of recycling used Christmas trees.

This will be the 22nd year for the Northwestern FFA project.

For more information, call the Northwestern High School FFA at 419-846-3384, ext. 1317. Do not request pickups after Jan. 5.

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MILLERSBURG, Ohio — On Dec. 14, the West Holmes FFA chapter held its monthly meeting in the ag room at the high school.

The meeting was brought to order by President Tyler Schonauer, the motions for the night were to send members to Union Local MFE in February 2010, to hold Jr. High Recruitment Jan. 28-29, to hold officer elections at the Feb. 8 meeting, to look for a speaker for FFA Week, to host various week activities during FFA week and refer to the Recreation and State and National Affairs committees, to purchase all paper and supplies for all upcoming events, to have the chapter do a community service project and go roller-skating for the Jan. 8 meeting.

On Dec. 5, West Holmes FFA Agricultural Communications team members Cynthia Bunch, Casey Schlauch, Elizabeth Overholt, Samantha Krejci and Kiersten Sigler participated in the state contest.

The members previously took the communications test online and had to give their presentation to the judges, with the theme of Going Green.

The team pulled out with a seventh place team ranking. Individually, Bunch placed third.

On Dec. 19, the West Holmes FFA Parliamentary Procedure team went to Columbus to participate in the state contest. West Holmes placed first in the preliminary round and finished fourth in the state contest.


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