Jefferson County 4-h Club News

Blazing Saddles

The Blazing Saddles 4-H Club discussed the Ohio 4-H Week window decorating contest for March 2-8 and the window they will decorate for the contest at the meeting held at the home of Kristen Zimmerman, adviser.

The Iron Chef cooking contest, with bacon being the main ingredient, was planned, and members read the newsletter.

Assigned members did demonstrations and what project books will be needed. Seven members were present.

The next meeting is set for Feb. 29 at Zimmerman’s home.

Cross Creek Tomahawks

The Cross Creek Tomahawks 4-H Club discussed a theme for the window decorating contest to celebrate Ohio 4-H Week, observed March 2-8, at the meeting held at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School.

Dustin McAfee presided at the meeting where seven members were present. John Prokop was a visitor.

Members chose a club project for the year.

Officers training and Quality Assurance sessions were attended by members at the 4-H Winter Carnival. Classes on how to deal with a bully and a session on Leggo competition were held.

The club is looking to recruit members, who can enroll in 4-H by calling the Ohio State University/Jefferson County Extension office at (740) 264-2212.

Purple Circle

The Purple Circle 4-H Club formulated plans for community service projects at the meeting held in Richmond. Cliff Wood was in charge of the meeting, with 37 members present.

The members will be planting flowers at the East Springfield Cemetery, the East Springfield Community Center and the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Members approved having the FFA give demonstrations on how to conduct a business meeting and for decorating the East Springfield Post Office window for Ohio 4-H Week. The windows will be judged.

Club activities and upcoming events were discussed.

Future plans include attending the officer training session and Quality Assurance.

Country Classics

Allison Lamantia presided when the Country Classics 4-H Club met at the Salem Township Senior Center.

Nathan Lucas, health and safety officer, gave a speech on handwashing to avoid colds and flu and offered other tips for fighting illness.

New business covered was the Jefferson County 4-H Overnighter; the Iron-Chef Cook-Off, with bacon being the secret ingredient; the Ohio 4-H Week window decorating contest; and the teen conference.

Subcommittee reports were given by Donna Pizzoferrato, still projects; Marlene Lamantia, small animals; Debbie Grimes, horse committee; and Amie Cline, general livestock.

Dusty Boots

Dusty Boots Livestock 4-H Club held its February meeting at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School 4-H Carnival. There were 12 members present.

Harleigh Schaffer presided at the meeting, and a Valentine community service project was discussed with members to visit the Dixon Nursing Home in Wintersville.

Members will take part in the Hounds Haven supply drive and the Ohio 4-H Week window decorating contest. The next meeting will be held at the Crestview Veterans Clinic in Bloomingdale on March 2 at 2 p.m.