4-H News

Country Classics

The Country Classics 4-H Club met at the Salem Township Center with Allison Lamantia presiding. Nathan Lucas gave a health and safety report on eating healthy foods. Pop tabs were collected by Lily Larkins.

Three new members were introduced.

Chris Molinaro gave the small animal sub-committee report, discussing recommendations that were made to the fair board. These included an area for exotic animals, such as bearded dragons and turtles, in the small animal barn; a shade area for dogs during the dog show; and a rabbit hopping event to be added in 2015.

The general livestock sub-committee report was given by Amie Cline. The committee will meet as needed. Those with concerns can call Janine Yeske at the Extension office. In addition, Debbie Hukill added that hogs will not attend tag day because of contagious hog diseases. This recommendation was made by a state veterinarian.

Debbie Grimes gave the horse sub-committee report, encouraging members planning to attend the Jefferson County Horse Camp to call the Extension office to sign up.

Twelve demonstrations were given at the meeting with the rest to be given at the next meeting at 6 p.m. on April 16 at the Salem Township building.

Cross Creek Tomahawks

The Cross Creek Tomahawks 4-H Club made plans to attend a meeting of the Jefferson County Junior fair board and the 100th-year jamboree at the Friendship Park Fairgrounds when they met at Bella Hall in Steubenville.

Dustin McAfee presided, and members chose livestock and still life projects they would be taking for the year. Projects include selling cookie dough, attaining honor club status and honor member requirements.

Three new members have been welcomed to the club.

The next meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. on April 25 at Bella Hall.

Purple Circle

The Purple Circle 4-H Club discussed participating in a Memorial Day parade and making a float for it when members met in Richmond with 26 members attending.

Community service ideas were discussed, and project books were distributed. The club T-shirt design was discussed, and final plans for the spaghetti dinner at the East Springfield Community Center were made.

The club decorated a window for Ohio 4-H Week.

The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 27.

Country Kids

The Country Kids 4-H Club elected officers at the meeting held at the Meadowbrook Church. There were 14 members attending, with Cathy Core, adviser, presiding.

Officers are: Josh Figurski, president; Maddie Doyle, vice president; Kate Torok, secretary; Emily Fox, treasurer; Cameron Best, news reporter; Sarah Fox, health and safety chairman; Kylee Torok, energy chairman; Sierra Sterling, Raleigh Doyle and Brodee Andes, recreation; Renee and Alysia Slie, litter; and Elijah Fox, pledge.

Ordering project books was discussed.

The club decorated the Buckeye South Elementary School display case and was one of the top 10 winners in the Ohio 4-H Week contest.

Ridge Hoppers

The Ridge Hoppers 4-H Club discussed decorating the window at the Center of Music and Art for Ohio 4-H Week at its meeting held at Eastern Gateway Community College with eight members present.

Jordan Vance presided. Recipes for entry in the Iron Chef Cooking Contest were discussed.

Officers were elected, with Vance continuing as president. Other officers are: Johnathan Vance, vice president; Drake Leasure, treasurer; Dylan Leasure, secretary; Krystal Fiala, reporter; and Bill Rayman, recreation, health and safety officer. Four-H projects were discussed. Anne and Camden Barcus were welcomed as new members.

Members traveled to the Wintersville Pizza Hut for lunch and to discuss projects for the year. Gathering fleece blankets and jelly beans to donate to Urban Mission Ministries was discussed. Members will present demonstrations and do health and safety talks at upcoming meetings. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. April 10 at the EGCC.

Steubenville Spirits

The Steubenville Spirits 4-H Club met at East Elementary School in Steubenville with Megan Hoover presiding.

The club was to have two teams in the Iron Chef Clinic competition with one team doing appetizers and another doing desserts.

Plans were discussed for the booth at the Jefferson County Fair. Five club members and an adviser will be attending the Ohio Volunteer/Teen Conference at the Greater Convention Center in Columbus. The next meeting will be at East Elementary at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.