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Emily Richards

June 26, 2017

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You'll find this license plate in Bluffton near the St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to the congregation's pastor, Rev. Carol Clements.

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Liberty Belles and Boys meeting held

Liberty Belles and Boys held their eighth meeting for the 2017 season on Tuesday, June 20. 

We had a meeting with our families about judging.  We had some livestock demonstrations as well. 

At the end, we split into groups to talk about our project(s).  

The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 11, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Ada First Presbyterian Church.

Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes met

The Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes meant Monday evening, June 19th, at the Hardin Northern Ag Building.  The meeting consisted of 23 members, 8 advisors, and 5 guests.  Recreation that night was limbo led by Makenna Ebling.  The 4-H pledge was also led by Makenna Ebling and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Alyssa Heldman.

Kylee Clem led role call.  Katie Good also baked and frosted a cake and brought it in to tell us how to properly bake and frost a cake.  Mara Ruhlen and Renee Newton also gave a demonstration on rabbits.  Vern Woodruff also brought up the topic of the demonstration contest and deadlines for that.

Cessna Minutemen 4-H Club meeting held

The Cessna Minutemen 4-H club held a meeting on June 5, 2017.

The meeting was called to order by Zac Briendenbach.  Wade Crooks led the Pledge of Allegiance  and Will Jones led the 4-H Pledge.  Bradley Flowers did the roll call and the question was "your favorite football team".  The Treasurer reported that some members still need to pay for the 4-H project books and 4-H dues.  The Health & Safety Report was about "Don't drink too much coffee".  A demonstration was given by Emily Jones, Will Jones and Bradley Flowers with their chicken, goose and turkey projects.  The Recreation Leaders let the club know that Tag would be held after the meeting.

Liberty Belles and Boys meeting held

By Club Reporter, Jackson Brown

Liberty Belles and Boys held their sixth meeting for the 2017 season on Tuesday, May 30.  The 4-H club played a game with shoes to get to know each other.  We did roll call by saying what your favorite Summer activity is.  Parents had a meeting for 4-H camp.  There were 4 demonstrations done at the meeting as well.  At the end, we split into groups to talk about our projects.  

The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 6, 7-8:30 PM at the Ada First Presbyterian Church.

Alger Jr Farmers meet

Reporter Connor Scott

The Alger Jr Farmers met on Monday May 29. The members decorated a float for the Memorial Day parade in Alger. At least 16 members participated. No reports were read. 

Advisor Michelle Underwood handed out T-shirt order forms to be returned by the next meeting. We discussed the community service project and decided on a canned food drive again this year. Please bring all non-perishable items to the next meeting. 4H camp sign up is June 6th@ 7p.m. at the extension office for all those interested. Also reminded us that mandatory Quality Assurance is June 8@ fairgrounds from 6-8:30.

Ada Barnyard Farmers 4-H report

On May 21, 2017 Ada Barnyard Farmers had another successful meeting.  Recreation was led by Wyatt Ferguson, in which he brought us in with the game Ninga.  Role call was led by Melia santillanez and the treasurers report was led by Riley Ferguson.  Unfinished business was the talk about the Garage sale.  It is going to be June 17 At 10810 Reservoir rd Ada, Ohio.  There will be items and baked goods, so make sure to come.  Demonstrations were by Alden Boulanger, Neilan Boulander, Hannah Beach, Kayla Wince, Alyssa Wince, Alex Beach.  Quality Assurance was done well by Rachel Underwood, one of our Advisors in our club.  Then we ended with refreshments by Alden and Neilan Boulanger, Dakota an

Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes 4-H meeting report

The Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes 4-H Club held a meeting Monday, May 22nd, at the Hardin Northern Ag Building.

Recreation was Capture the Flag, led by Heidi Trachsel. There was 39 members, 9 advisers, and 4 guests present.

Megan Miller gave a Treasurer's Report, Emma Miller talked over the minutes of the previous meeting, and Cassie Deckling led role call. Dienna Clem went over some Community Service ideas for the club. Cassie Deckling went over livestock deadlines, and Bob McBride talked about more demonstrations. Livestock exhibitors went over Quality Assurance.

Liberty Belles and Boys held their fifth meeting

Liberty Belles and Boys held their fifth meeting for the 2017 season on Tuesday, May 16.  

The members played a game to get to know each other better.  Tess Griffith shared her 4-H history report. The club went over who is on which committee.

The club also talked about 4-H camp and why you should be excited about it. Seven 4-H members did their presentations. 

At the end of the meeting, we played a recreation game. There were 6 advisors and 24 members in attendance.  

The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 30, 7-8:30 pm at the Ada First Presbyterian Church.

By Club Reporter, Jackson Brown

Liberty Belles and Boys meeting held

Liberty Belles and Boys held their fourth meeting for the 2017 season on Tuesday, May 2.  We learned how to properly make a motion at a 4-H meeting. 

We also had some people who did their presentations which were Safety Officer, Kylie Nash, shared with the club the steps to take in order to be safe in the sun and around a pool. 

Demonstrations were given by Jack Baumgartner, Drew Long, Colton Long, Colin Nash, Kylie Nash, Molly Sheets and Jackson Brown they covered how to play soccer and baseball, how to take care of a pet duck and how to make a marionette.  

At the end of the meeting, we had an amazing snack which was cookies and juice. 

Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes met

The Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes 4-H Club help a meeting on Monday, May 1st, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hardin Northern Ag Building. There were 40 members, 9 advisers, and 4 guests. Recreation for the evening was a Human Scavenger Hunt led by Makenna Eibling. 

 Megan Miller gave a Treasurer's Report, Emma Miller talked over the minutes of the previous meeting, and Cassie Deckling led role call. There was a health presentation by Alyssa Heldman over the dangers of anorexia and bulemia, both eating disorders, and Maryanne Woodruff gave a presentation about animal health and how you should be observing your animals to make sure there is no abnormal behavior.

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