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4-H and FCE news for October 15, 2011

October 15, 2011

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The Vinland FCE will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Paula Johnson, 1855 N. 700 Road, Baldwin City. The lesson, “Cut the Clutter and Get Organized,” will be given by Freida Martin. Techniques on cleaning, organizing and storing items will be discussed. Roll call will be answered by ways you declutter.

The 2011 Douglas County 4-H Achievement Celebration will be at 3 p.m. Nov. 6 in Building 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper. In honor of an outstanding year, Douglas County youth will be recognized for record book completion, county project pin award, judging teams and special award.

The Douglas County Horse Project meeting was Sept. 20 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The club elected officers for the 2012 4-H year. The club also voted to request the Douglas County fair board make changes to the county horse show rules. Those changes are: combine the pony classes, change the dress code, and to add a few fun classes. The horse project would also like to be included in the round-robin event with the rest of the livestock.

The horse project will sponsor $200 for the Unbelievable Horse Happening event, which concludes tomorrow at the Topeka Expo Center, One Expo Center Drive. The next business meeting will be Nov. 15 and their next open ride is Tuesday.

The annual Douglas County Extension Council election will be from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper. Each year 12 people are selected for the council. A nominating committee has selected the following nominees who have indicated they would serve if elected: Agriculture: Johnathon Alley, Diane Oakes and Karen McGrath; Family and Consumer Science: Laurie Comstock, Staci Hendrickson and Barbara Schnitker; Economic Development: Collin Bielser, John Bradley and Bob Newton; and 4-H Youth Development, Marissa Dallman, Denna Osness and Michele Schneck. Any Douglas County resident age 18 or older is eligible to vote and/or serve on the council. All Douglas County residents eligible to vote are encouraged to stop in at the Douglas County Extension Office and cast a ballot.

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