Archive for Saturday, March 8, 2003

4-H and FCE news

March 8, 2003


The Eudora 4-H Club met March 3 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora.

Jacob Cox talked about his archery project and the uses of his compound bow. Ellen Heschmeyer gave a project talk about crocheting. Ellen displayed some of her crochet projects including a single-stitch hat that she received a champion ribbon for and a double-stitch scarf that she is working on.

Carrie Lister informed the club about her beef project and her breeding heifer named Freckles. Michael Howell shared his Rex rabbits. Kevin Webb talked about his participation in Future Farmers of America.

Members were reminded of the following events: today, state horticulture judging contest at the Wichita Garden Show and Photography Extravaganza; March 16, 4-H photography workshop; and March 29, Regional Club Days.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 7 at the church.


The Crackerjacks 4-H Club met Feb. 12 in the McLouth school cafeteria. The meeting was called to order by Audrey Deeken, president. The flag salute, pledge and motto were recited.

Roll call was answered by 40 members who guessed how many candy hearts were in the jar. The January minutes were read by Tiffany Kramer, secretary. Holly Kitterman gave the treasurer's report.

Terri Steward and Kelsey Campbell led the group in singing songs, including "Happy Birthday" for members who celebrated February birthdays.

There was a Club Seal ceremony. The club received the seal for completing the goals and activities members set for themselves last year.

The club voted to enter a float in the McLouth Patriot's Day parade on April 26. The club also voted to work concessions at the Swearngin bull sale on April 13.

Gavin Swearngin and Shawn Dailey gave a demonstration on how to make whipper snapper cookies. Cheyenne Patton gave an illustrated talk about horses' hooves. Pop talks were by Kelby Mestagh, Kassidie Kramer and Michael Johnson.

Olivia Evans and Shawn Dailey led the club in playing gossip. Refreshments were served by the Dailey, Swearngin and Bristol families.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The officers' parents will be in charge of the March meeting. Parents also will be giving the talks, demonstrations and leading the group in song and recreation. Members are ask to wear their pajamas.


The February meeting of the Lone Star 4-H Club was Parents Night.

It was announced that May 1 is the deadline for adding or dropping projects from enrollment cards. It also is the deadline for turning in horse ID papers.

The club will sponsor an award at the County Horse Show. Nineteen members participated in Club Days and they received purple ribbons. Grant Metsker was recognized for receiving a top purple in the Senior Demonstration category. The Junior and Senior Square dancers will compete March 29 at Regional Club Day. Pre-entries for the Douglas County Free Fair are due June 30.

The club will have an exchange meeting with Stull Busy Beavers 4-H Club. Cathy Musick presented the program. The club thanked Musick, who recently left her job as Douglas County 4-H agent, for her work.


The Four-Leaf Clover 4-H Club met Feb. 10 at the Lawrence Holidome after a pizza and swimming party. Members answered roll call by naming their favorite instruments. Caroline Markley joined the club.

Paula Aiken announced that many individuals and the club skit received purple ribbons and will compete in Regional Club Day March 29 at Baldwin High School. Members enrolled in the arts and crafts project gave a talk about their favorite artist and style of art.

The next meeting will be at 7:15 p.m. Monday in Building 1 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.


India FCE will meet at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the home of Bonnie Bond. Emma Garrett will give the program "Developing Your Own Emotional Intelligence."


Kanwaka FCE will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Ruth Wyatt who will give the lesson "What Do You Stand For?"

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