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4-H News

September 11, 2012
The Herald-Star

Purple Circle

The Purple Circle 4-H Club has planned a list of fall events for members, advisers and guests.

Cosmic bowling will be held at the Weirton Holiday Lanes from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The cost is $13 for non-members and adults. This includes bowling for two hours, shoe rental, a slice of pizza and a soda. The club is paying for the cost for the members.

There will be one bumper lane for small children. Becky Ramsey is in charge of reservations and can be contacted at (740) 946-1366 or (74) 317-6518.

A hayride, bonfire and pizza party will be held Oct. 20 at the Ramsey home at 48572 Annapolis Road. The pizza party will be at 6 p.m., hayride at 7 p.m. and the bonfire at 8 p.m. Members are to bring a dessert.

The fall banquet will be held at the East Springfield Community Center at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and everyone is to bring a covered dish and a door prize. Awards for members will be presented along with community awards.

Harrison County 4-H Committee

National 4-H Week will be observed by the Harrison County 4-H Committee with a Games Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Junior Fair building in the fairgrounds.

Snacks and beverages will be provided, and 4-H members are welcome to bring their card table and games or cornhole equipment to be used. There is no cost to attend for members or guests.

"This is a great opportunity to invite friends and potential 4-H members," said Tim Tanner, county director and educator.

At the annual 4-H Adviser Banquet held during the Harrison County Fair, representatives to the county 4-H committee were appointed.

Kerri Johnson is a three-year member, and Don Fogle is a one-year replacement for the East District.

Tammy Gilchrist is a three-year member, and Heidi Shaw a one-year replacement for the West District.

Amy Edwards is a three-year member for the North, special replacement, District.

The Shooting Sports Kick-Off will be held Sept. 22, with a focus on shotgun training. An RSVP is needed at the county office by Sept. 20.

Members attaining results at the Ohio State Junior Fair competition were John Smith, New Rumley 4-H Club, outstanding welding award, and Ashley Koch, Harrison FFA, second in western showmanship with horses and third in western horsemanship. Danielle Shively, Silver Spurs 4-H, placed third in reining horses.

Garrit Sproull, Freeport Friends 4-H, received two state-level scholarships. One was with the Jonard Family through the Ohio 4-H Foundation for $1,000 and another through the swine breeding through the Ohio State Fair for $500.

CARTeens is a group of peer leaders providing lessons to delinquent youth drivers, with support from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, State Farm, juvenile probate, Teen Leadership Cabinet and the Ohio State University Extension.

The two-hour remedial sessions are a mix of video, conversation and hands-on learning and ideal for teens considering a career in the law enforcement, communications, teaching, legal, medical and insurance fields. Meetings are held at the Puskarich Public Library lower level from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. for planning sessions and 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Teaching sessions will be on Sept. 17, Dec. 10, March 18, May 20 and Aug. 5.

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