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Archive for Saturday, December 11, 2004

4-H and FCE News

December 11, 2004

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The Meadowlark 4-H Club met Nov. 9 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds for a pizza party and business meeting. The meeting was conducted by parents of the 2004-2005 officers. John Pendleton called the meeting to order. He said he called his first 4-H meeting to order for the club 25 years ago. Karen Pendleton announced the club would celebrate its 75th anniversary this year. Members answered roll call by naming their favorite Thanksgiving food and having a candy toss.

Members were reminded to submit their enrollment cards and to think about ideas for Club Days. Members were recognized for the awards they received during the county achievement celebration. Samantha Evans, Kennedy Clinkscale and Cassady Clinkscale joined the club.

Amelia Magerl gave a project talk about photography.

The next meeting will be Dec. 19. The club will have a Christmas party and gift exchange. Members will go caroling. Members are to bring a gift worth $5 or less that can be given to either a boy or a girl. The club will attend St. John's Catholic Church for services and then have a business meeting.

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The Jayhawk 4-H Club celebrated its achievements by having a dinner before its Nov. 8 meeting. Dulce Schultz, president, called the meeting to order. Margaret Bireta, song leader, taught members a song. Emily Hughes joined the club.

Members discussed the winter social activity. For a holiday service project, members are making Christmas stockings for homebound elderly. Fabric, patterns and decorations were handed out to members. Members are to bring their decorated stockings to the December meeting. Members also will ring bells for the Salvation Army. For recreation, club members played some Thanksgiving games.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Grant Community Center.

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Kanwaka Family and Community Education unit will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Don and Margaret Fuston. Don Fuston will give the lesson "Searching For Chocolate." The club will have a Christmas luncheon and gift exchange. Members also will be collecting items for the First Step House.

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Vinland Family and Community Education unit will have its Christmas luncheon and gift exchange at noon Dec. 14 at the home of Lola Ford. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish and their own place setting of dishes.

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