4-H News

Friends and Neighbors

The Friends and Neighbors 4-H Club saw John Boilegh give a presentation on Ohio’s unusual plants and wildlife at the meeting held at the Colonial Baptist Church in the Ryan Center.

Flower beds at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds were prepped by members, and an Easter egg hunt was held. Cloverbots met to start working on a program with the theme “Super Seniors.”

Maddie Charlier presided at the meeting, with Frank and Janine Yeske and some parents as guests.

Barshoe Wranglers

The Barshoe Wranglers 4-H Club met and heard Alexis Kosut and Kylee Haynes give a safety report on quick release knots; Azia Haynes demonstrated how she works together with her horse, Scooter, at jumping; Shanley Hale and Mary McGuire demonstrated dog commands with Bed, Shanley’s dog; and Tami Milhorn had a horse part project as well.

C.J. Glenn presided at the meeting with 28 members present.

The group will meet at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on May 11 to start building the horse mounting block and have a skill-a-thon practice at Emily Moore’s at 6 p.m. on Friday.

The club is selling pepperoni rolls for a fundraiser.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on May 22 at the fair grounds.

Harrison County

Harrison County Ohio 4-H Week was observed with a decorating of business windows in the area.

Window contest winners were Silver Spurs 4-H Club, first; Tri-County Show Stoppers, second; and New Rumley 4-H Club, third.

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Barshoe Wranglers

The Barshoe Wranglers 4-H Club met at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School with 22 present.

C.J. Glenn presided and the Ohio 4-H Week window, decorated at the Nails Charm business, was a top 10 winner. The club received a second place in the Iron Chef contest also.

A demonstration was given by Courtney Darling on how diesel fuel can cause cancer. Tess Haynes gave a demonstration on horse events, and Tami Milhorn had a session on worm activity.

Future plans include building a mounting block at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Heaven Vojvodich provided the recreation for the evening.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m. on April 17 at the JVS.


The Bits-n-Pieces 4-H Club viewed demonstrations done by Ashley Grafton, Emma Scott, Abigail Kinney and Erin Hartzel at the March meeting held at the Glenn Mills Community Senior Center.

David Kinney presided, and 25 members were present.

A discussion was held on the skillathon contest and ordering T-shirts. Members received their project books.

The next meeting will be at 2 p.m. April 28.

Dusty Boots

The Dusty Boots Livestock 4-H Club visited a nursing home and passed out Valentine’s as a community project before their March business meeting at the Bodo home. There were 13 members present. Members had a discussion on selecting animal projects and gave presentations.

The next meeting will be at the Schaffer home at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Liberty Gals and Guys

The Liberty Gals and Guys 4-H Club members saw a demonstration by Samantha Borsos on how to care for an injured pet at the March meeting held at the George’s Run United Methodist Church. Her dog, Max, was the patient for the demonstration.

Anastasia Turner presided. D.J. Wetherell gave devotions and there were 11 members present.

Shut-in baskets were made and delivered to those in the surrounding area. Dustin Turner gave a health talk on the types of sugar, and Wetherell questioned members on how long it takes for various items to decompose.

The Iron Chef team of Wetherell, Stasi, Kaleigh, Kyle and Dustin Turner placed third in the dessert division. Members are participating in a 4-H cookie dough sale and the 4-H contest Day to be held June 12. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 12 at the George’s Run church.

Backwoods Gang

The Backwoods Gang 4-H Club elected officers with a candle-lighting induction attended by Janine Yeske, 4-H Extension Educator.

Officers are: president, Jared Pflugh; vice president/treasurer, Alexis Grisgby; secretary/news reporter Destiny Ralston; recreation officer, Zack Neeley; health and safety, Andrew Neeley; and community service officer Aaron Lambert.

The group, which has 10 members and 10 Cloverbuds, held its 4-H banquet and received awards from the 2012 year, including being honor club for the fourth year. The club participated in the winter carnival and 4-H Overnighter; decorated a window for 4-H Week, placing in the top 10; and was in Iron Chef. Another project is a “burn box” to collect and donate items to fire victims.

The next meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on April 14.

Watersports camp adventure coming

Tim Tanner, Harrison County 4-H youth development educator and county director, reported that Josh Kirby, state 4-H specialist, made a point to visit each 4-H camping facility during 2012. He met with camp directors, toured the grounds and watched camp programming in action.

“When I pulled into 4-H Camp Piedmont, my heart stopped. I saw the most beautiful lake in our camping system and right then and there decided to get a state-level watersport camp started as soon as possible,” he said.

With his inspiration and some timely grants from the Ohio Division of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft and the Ohio 4-H Foundation, the first annual Watersports Adventure Weekend comes to camp this spring.

Geared towards middle schoolers, the watersports adventure will feature expert instructors in canoeing, kayaking, sport fishing and aquatic life. The first annual camp will run from May 31 through June 2 and cost $50. Registration is due May 1 but because of attendance limitations, interested campers should register immediately, according to Tanner.