A roundup of 4-H news for the week of June 26, 2014:


NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — The Tuscarawas County 4-H Health & Safety Speaking Contest was held June 17 at JIM’s Place in New Philadelphia.

The results, the contest are as follows:

Junior Division (under 14 as, Jan. 1): 1. Clayton Sprowl, Port Washington; 2. Kaden Shepherd, Newcomerstown; 3. Joseph Brown, Port Washington.

Senior Division (14 and over): 1. Taylor Sprowl, Port Washington; 2. Taylor Troyer, Sugarcreek; 3. Quinn Whitman, Uhrichsville.

Skit contest: 1. Atwood Lakers 4-H Club, members: Barbi Boyd, Mineral City; Ashtyn Humphrey, Magnolia; and Michala Metzcar, Zoarville.

2. Red Rock Rebels 4-H Club, members: Andrew and Brad Haun and Clayton and Taylor Sprowl, Port Washington; and Allie Sugalski, Gnadenhutten.

3. Stone Creek Peas & Carrots 4-H Club, David Buehler, Stone Creek; Paige Keller, Newcomerstown; Kody Kretzinger, Stone Creek; Rance Quillin, Stone Creek; and Justin Scott, Gnadenhutten.

The first and second place winners will compete at the Area 2 Health & Safety Speaking Contest at OARDC Fisher Auditorium in Wooster July 7.

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CHARDON, Ohio — A Geauga County youth has been selected to travel to Norway this summer as part of the 4-H/Norway Exchange program.

Amanda O’Reilly, 17 years old, daughter of Kevin and Amysue O’Reilly, will join other 4-Hers from across the country for the exchange, from June 25 to July 25. Amanda is a member of the Flockmasters 4-H club.

While in Norway, the American teens will learn the local culture by living with Norwegian host families and participating in community life.

Amanda is among 15 4-H’ers from the U.S. who will visit Norway. She will begin her tour with orientation sessions in Chicago and Oslo, Norway. The program in Norway is coordinated by the Norwegian 4-H Federation.

A week-long Nordic Camp with hundreds of 4-H’ers from all the Scandinavian countries will be part of the experience.

Amanda attends Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School.

Young people interested in traveling overseas or families interested in hosting someone from around the world either this summer or in the future, should call 440-834-4656 or visit www.ohio4h.org/youth/international.

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MUNSON, Ohio — The Breeders and Feeders 4-H club will hold its next meeting June 29 at Huntsburg Town Hall.

Poultry members will meet at 3:30 p.m.; rabbits and pig members, 4 p.m. (pigs, bring recipe and rabbits, work on posters); and business meeting and cloverbuds, 4:30 p.m.

All market projects will meet after the business meeting, and members are reminded to bring a handwritten buyer’s letter.

Assessments must be paid by this meeting to sell at fair, $5 per project.

July 19 is the skillathon/project judging. If you are unable to attend, you must call the Extension office by July 1 to go on July 9 for a written test.

Hoof trimming for beef projects at fairgrounds is Aug. 2. Contact Mrs. Walker to get on schedule for time.

Also volunteers are needed to run a game at Munson Community Day Picnic from noon until 5 p.m. Aug. 2. Shifts can be set up.

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NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Country Kids and Kritters 4-H members met June 8 at Zion Lutheran Church, in New Middletown.

The 4-H club will have a fun show at the Canfield Fair Grounds June 21 beginning at 10 a.m., with registration at 9 a.m. It is $1 for breed judging and $1 for showmanship.

The judging for non-animal projects will be held July 9 at the Hay and Grain Building.

July 12 at 9 a.m. will be skill-a-thon judging for rabbits and poultry at the Mill Creek Metroparks Farm.

Interview judging for goats, llamas, dogs and pocket pets will be July 13 at 2 p.m., also at the Millcreek Metroparks Farm.

The market committee is having a 5K Rooster Run Aug. 31 at 8 a.m. The cost is $27.50 for the race, which includes a T-shirt and wristband. All proceeds go toward the equipment fund.

4-H members will attend Camp Whitewood July 13-20.

The Mahoning County Livestock Equipment Fund Committee is selling raffle tickets for $5 per ticket. You can win a 870 Browning 12 Gauge Shotgun or a 22 Caliber Target Riffle. Two winners will be drawn July 10 at 6:30 p.m. during the ice cream social. Winners do not need to be present.

For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact Kelly King at 330-506-6521.

The 4H club will participate in the 4th of July parade in Canfield. Participants will need to line up by 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Animals are not permitted.

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — The 2014 Washington County 4-H Activity Night was held June 9.

The following winners received cash prizes of $75 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

Senior public speaking: 1. Anna Schmitt, Cecil 4-H club; 2. Grace Scofield, Heart and Home 4-H club; and 3. Erin Rice, Clover Patch 4-H club.

Senior impromptu speech: 1. TJ Vercek, Cecil 4-H club; 2. Anne Marie Costello, Heart and Home 4-H club; and 3. Heather Robison, Chrome Clovers and Cecil 4-H club.

Senior demonstration: 1. Anna Marie Costello, Heart and Home 4-H club; 2. Alayna Stahlman, Heart and Home 4-H club; and 3. Donny Opp, Nottingham 4-H club.

Senior theatrical arts presentation: 1. TJ Vercek; 2. Heather Robison; and 3. Erin Rice, Clover Patch 4-H club.

Junior impromptu speech — 1. Emerson Rice, Clover Patch 4-H club; 2. Gabe Minor, Nottingham 4-H club; and third place, Marshall Robison, Cecil 4-H club.

Junior demonstration — 1. Lizzie Brucker, Vankirk Friendship 4-H club; 2. Jessie Mungai, 4 Leaf 4-H club; and 3. Emerson Rice.

Junior public speaking — 1. Emerson Rice; 2. Emily Rice, Clover Patch 4-H club; and 3. Lizzie Brucker, Vankirk Friendship 4-H club.

Junior theatrical arts presentation — 1. Emerson Rice; and 2. Emerson and Emily Rice.


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