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Archive for Saturday, April 30, 2005

4-H and FCE News

April 30, 2005

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The Jayhawk 4-H Club met April 11. It was Parent's Night, so parents took over the 4-H'ers duties.

The club received thank-you notes from the Salvation Army for ringing the bells during the holidays and from the Veterans Hospital for sending Valentine's Day cards.

The club voted to purchase 4-H wrist bands for its members. Members went roller skating and ate pizza for the club's spring activity.

Members are scheduled to clean flower beds and water ponds and plant flowers today at the Grant Community Center. Members are asked to arrive at 2 p.m. and bring gardening supplies.

The club will have concession stands at the swap meet May 7-8 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Kelly Williams gave a talk on funny warning labels, and Richard Williams gave a demonstration talk on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Grant Community Center.

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The Douglas County 4-H Council met Feb. 21 in Deal Six Auditorium at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The council discussed plans to serve at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen today. Members chose Hollywood Red Carpet as the theme of this year's annual achievement celebration. They also decided to sell 4-H Centennial Cookbooks. 4-H'ers volunteered to attend the annual Bromelsick Memorial on May 28. Members were reminded to sign up as camp counselors for county camp June 28-July 1 at Rock Springs 4-H Ranch.

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Stull Family and Community Education unit will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Nancy Marshall. The lesson will be Forgetfulness or Alzheimer's.

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The Clinton Eagles 4-H Club met April 3 at Kailey Wingert's grandparent's barn. The meeting was called to order by Kahlyn Heine. Members answered roll call by naming their favorite animal. Lindsey Fangman led the group in singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." Members of Vinland Valley 4-H Club were visitors. They observed the meeting and provided feedback.

Kirstyn Heine gave the treasurer's report. Simon Fangman gave the reporter's report. Morgan Mangor gave a historian report. Delaney Dieker announced the recreation game would be an egg race.

Lanaea Heine gave the leaders report. Dana Wingert talked about the scarecrow contest that they would have at the Douglas County Free Fair and banners.

Charlie Garzillo announced that the Boutons had a couple of roosters available for the poultry project.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Wakarusa Valley School.

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