A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 6, 2014:


CANFIELD, Ohio — The Mahoning County Goat Herders 4-H club met Jan. 13 and Feb. 3.

New business included election of officers. Mandatory quality assurance will take place March 1 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at South Range High School.

The club will be selling pictures with a raffle as a fundraiser.

New officers are: Krista Burcaw, president; Presleigh McDaniel, vice president; McKayla Wyss, secretary; Abigail Downs, treasurer; Grayce McDaniel, news reporter; Emma Hough, devotion leader; Katelyn Downs, demonstration leader; and Alana Courtwright, refreshments leader.

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PRINCETON, Pa. — Well the New Year has started and so have the Lawrence County 4-H shooting sports clubs. The regular shotgun and air rifle programs are set to begin Feb. 1 and Feb. 8. Anyone between 8- 18 years of age may sign up for this year’s clubs. The group will be offering air rifle for 8 -18-year olds. Shotgun will be offered for 11 year-old -18 year-old. All meetings will be at Castlewood Rod and Gun Club near Princeton, Pa.

For air rifle and shotgun, the first two meetings will be mandatory safety meetings. These meetings will start at 10 a.m. and finish by noon on Feb. 1 and Feb. 8. Beginning in March the meetings will change to Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A complete list of meeting dates will be passed out at the February meetings. The group will be electing club officers March 10 before we start shooting.

Returning members from past years will need a two hour safety refresher course, all new members must have completed a Pennsylvania Hunters Education Course and must participate in four hours of safety training at club meetings. No firearms are necessary for the February meetings.

Thanks to a grant from the National Rifle Association (NRA) the only cost to club members will be the 4-H fees. These fees have increased to $20 this year, if you are in more than one 4-H club you do not have to pay these dues for each club. The best shooters will be eligible to participate in State Days at Penn State University in State College, Pa. Those shooters will compete for scholarships on both the state and national levels.

Again this year will be Sporting Clays shooting in the SCTP program. The group would like to have three or four teams of three shooters to enroll in this. The SCTP shooters must make a commitment to shoot four times per month on either Sunday afternoon or Tuesday evenings.

For more information on this year’s program contact Bob Saunders at 724-924-9056 (evenings).


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