A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 19, 2014:


BERLIN CENTER, Ohio — Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club member Shannon Marshburn shared her expertise about her “Shopping Saavy” clothing project when the club met for their June meeting. Her presentation included the information she used on her poster display and how she assembled her notebook for clothing judging in 2013.

Kathleen Moser announced a new event for the Canfield Junior Fair. The “5K Rooster Run/Walk” will be open to adults and youth and starting time will be 8 a.m. Aug. 31. The race route will be on the fairgrounds. Proceeds will benefit the Junior Fair Improvement Fund. The excitement of a carnival will be the theme at Mahoning County 4-H Junior Camp next month at 4-H Camp Whitewood. A variety of activities was related to the club by camp counselors Emily Smith, Andy Prosser, Katie Prosser and Shannon Marshburn.

Health and safety tips were read by Camille Kirk, Olivia Reph and William Reph concerning heat exposure, poisoning and driving safety. Emma Reph had the closest guess to the number of pennies in a jar in an activity led by Recreation Leaders Olivia Haid and Camille Kirk. Members were reminded to get the title of their talks for the County Public Speaking Contest to Jan and Kathleen Moser. The contest will be June 28. The location of the County Clothing Judging and Style Revue of July 7 will be at Old North Church in Canfield this year. Emily Smith, a member of the County 4-H Fashion Board, updated the club about the theme and stage decorations.

The club will meet again at 7 p.m. July 10.

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The Green Valley 4-H Club held its meeting June 9, at the Beach City Grange.

Guest speaker Dr. Travis Thompson, DVM talked about the types of vaccines to give to your fair animals and when/where to do so.

The club planted geraniums on every war veterans’ grave at the Beach City Cemetery for Memorial Day.

Molly Kegley is asking for pictures of the 4-Hers with their fair projects, wrapping paper of superheroes, and extra cardboard.

Summer Outing will be Aug. 10, at Baylor Beach at 1 p.m.

Anyone taking a non-livestock project, must keep July 12 and 14 open for judging. Stark County Junior Fair entries are due at the Junior Fair office by July 25. The forms will be collected at the next meeting.

Upcoming events include the dairy/ market goat clinic June 21 from 10-11 a.m. in the Old Coliseum at the fairgrounds. The swine showmanship clinic is set for June 22 from 2-4 p.m. at the fairgrounds. The showmanship judge will be there.

The broiler project #152 pickup at the fairground is July 9 from 4:30-6 p.m. You must have a receipt to get chicks and bring a good box. 6:30 p.m. is the cut off time unless prior arrangements have been made with a committee member.

The rabbit pre-registration clinic is July 12 from 9-10 a.m., the pygmy goat clinic from 3-5 p.m., and the Extravaganza with sign-in from 8:45-10 a.m., all at the Stark County Fairgrounds.

The dairy beef feeder showmanship clinic is July 13 from 1-3 p.m., at the fairgrounds in the new arena. Those coming should bring their animal to practice and get updates for fair.

The clothing-sewing project judging at the Paradise United Church of Christ is July 14 and registration time is from 2-3:30 p.m.

The next meeting will be July 14 at 7:30 at the Beach City Grange.

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MASSILLON, Ohio — Riding for Equine Differences, in Oberlin, Ohio, Nathan Sparren, a Hollow Valley Herdsmen 4-H member, has qualified in future beginner horsemanship, advancing with his team members to the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National competition, in Oklahoma City.

IEA was formed and organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle-and secondary-school students.

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