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4-H News

July 19, 2012
The Herald-Star

Ridge Hoppers

The Ridge Hoppers 4-H Club members heard Jordan Vance speak on raising goats, guinea pigs and rabbits and Krystal Fiala demonstrating sign language at the meeting held at East Gateway Community College.

Members took turns watering flowers at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds after planting flowers May 24. Decorating a booth for the fair in the Junior Fair Building was discussed, along with the fair parade, project day and Family Fun Day.

Another meeting will be held at EGCC in July.


"Around the World!" is a program for Cloverbuds and will be held Aug. 14 during the Jefferson County Fair. It will be held in the display building with registration from 12:30 p.m. until the 1 p.m. starting time.

It will include songs, crafts and games. The cost is $10 if mailed before Aug. 6 and $15 after that. It can be mailed to the Ohio State University Extension, Jefferson County, 135 Main St., Wintersville, OH 43953.

Recommended attire includes a hat or sun block, older clothing and sneakers or sturdy shoes, not sandals.

Skillathon winners

Jefferson County 4-H members placing in the team skillathon were:

First place: Country Kids team, winning $50. The team consists of Ramsay Core, Madeline Doyle, Leah and Josh Figurski and Faith Jancura.

Second place: Lucky Leaf Livestock, winning $40. The team is comprised of Sara Waggoner, Mehayla Parks, Kaylee Moran, Taylor Mazzaferro and Brianna Meadows.

Third place: Lucky Leaf Livestock, winning $35. On the team were Katelyn McCord, Elizabeth Carroll, Faith Parks, Kyrsten Mazzaferro and Andrew Carroll.

Fourth place: Lucky Leaf Livestock, winning $30. On the team were Rhiannon Petrisko, Kaylee Moran, Sara Waggoner, Bryan Ramsey and Taylor Mazzaferro.

Fifth place: Dusty Boots Livestock, winning $25. Sam Robinson, Daniel Hague, Harleigh Schaffer and Austin and Ashley Yaich were on the team.

Contest Day winners

Jefferson County 4-H Contest Day winners have been announced:

Senior individual demonstration: Alicia Libetti, first. Intermediate: Mihayla Parks, first; Faith Davies, second; Kyrsten Mazzaferro, third; Sara Waggoner, fourth; Sara McDonald, fifth; and Rhiannon Petrisko, sixth. Junior: Faith Parks, first; Alexander Lude, second; Sophia Libetti, third; Catalina Mazzaferro, fourth; and Cecelia Libetti, fifth.

Senior team demonstration: Paul, Anthony and Nicholas Molinaro, first. Junior: Brianna Meadows and Kaylee Moran.

Extemporaneous speaking senior, Alicia Libetti, first; Nicole Jasper, second; Emily Lamantia, third.

Senior horse team presentation: April Knight and Dulcie Rockwell, first. Junior: Katelyn Jasper and Danielle Kirk, first; Marissa Lucci and Brooke Wallace, second.

T-shirt design: Jared Pflugh, first; Charli McConnell, second; Courtney Cantebury, third; Jaymee Libetti, fourth; Olivia Kourim-Thorn, fifth; and Faith Davies, sixth.

Thank-you card design: D.J. Wetherell, first; Tommi McConnell, second; Cecelia Libetti, third; Ethan Zifzal, fourth; and Sophia Libetti, fifth.

Senior most outstanding swine: Ryan Wood, first. Junior: Taylor Mazzaferro, first; Sara Mazzaferro, second; Faith Parks, third; Mehayla Parks, fourth.

Senior most outstanding beef: Matt Randolph, first; and Abby Vein, second.

Senior most outstanding horse: Hunter Johnson, first; Jillian Mills, second; Nicole Jasper, third. Junior: Jayllex Mills, first; Taylor Mazzaferro, second; Katelyn Jasper, third; Sarah Mazzaferro, fourth.

Junior most outstanding rabbit: Faith Davies, first; Sara Waggoner, second; Brianna Meadows, third; Catalina Mazzaferro, fourth; Kyrsten Mazzaferro, fifth.

Junior most outstanding goat and poultry: Sara Waggoner, first in both.

Junior health speaking: Mehayla Parks, first; Faith Parks, second; Jared Pflugh, third; and Chessa Cunningham, fourth.

Health skits, senior: Jaymee and Cecelia Libetti, DJ Wetherell, Kaleigh and Anastasia Turner, first; Lilliana Tatar and Tonya Moodie, second.

Reduce, reuse and recycle revue: Anastasia Turner, first; Faith Davies, second; Karacel Hayman, third; Katelyn Jasper, fourth; and Krysten Jasper, fifth.

Groom-and-clean contest set

A countywide groom-and-clean contest will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at noon Aug. 13. It involves a team of three members and the divisions of junior and senior teams.

For information call Carl Glenn, (740) 543-3136; Carla Stingle, (740) 381-0387; or the Ohio State University Extension office at (740) 264-2212.

Blazing Saddles

The Blazing Saddles 4-H Club members made plans for their booth at the Jefferson County Junior Fair during a meeting held at the home of adviser Faye Verhovec. They made elephants as part of their character choice for the theme that concerns character.

Members are practicing with their horses at the fair grounds and with those who have dog projects each Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Larry Sands and Lexus Monogioudis were visitors at the meeting attended by six members.

The next meeting will be held Friday at the Verhovec home.

Bits and Pieces

The Bits and Pieces 4-H Club members witnessed demonstrations by Eric Longo on how to take care of a pet rabbit and how to feed a pig; Paige Reynolds gave a demonstration on pig breeds; and Amara Proffitt overviewed parts of a pig at the meeting held at Richmond Park.

Reynolds was in charge of the meeting.

The club members ordered their T-shirts to be worn at the Jefferson County Fair.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the park.

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