May 21, 2013
Several members of the Ohio City Blue Ribbon workers partnered with with area veterans to place flags on the graves of deceased veterans at the Ohio City Woodlawn Cemetary. Members met the veteran friends at the cemetary and all enjoyed spending the time together honoring deceased veterans in this way.
April 29, 2013
The Venedocia Lads and Lassies 4-H club held its 3rd meeting on Apr. 17th at the Venedocia Lions club. First item for discussion was trash pick up. The trash pick up for Saturday April 20 was postponed due to poor weather conditions. The rescheduled date was Apr. 27th at 8:30 am. The group also discussed some rule changes for those with market hogs for the fair. The next meeting is scheduled for May. 15.
April 23, 2013
It was a good night at the 4-H grounds. The Harrison Jolly Boosters and many other 4-H clubs.
Persented there new officers for the 2013 &2014 year. Our new leader for the Harrison Jolly Boosters are
from left to right are Megan Marsee (recorder), Ally Fegley (recorder), Travis Lichtensteiger (president),
Leah Lichtensteiger, Olivia Leary , Hannah Leary. Dylan Barricklow (health & safety), Caton Williamson ( recorder),
Tiffany Weaver (treasher), Sedeillia Brower (Reporter), Evan Scarlett, Emily Brower (Historian), Dmitry Lichtensteiger
(health & safety). We played games and welcomed our new leaders. we worked on are 4-H creed and 4-H pledge. we pledge
are heads to clearer thinking, are heart to greater loyalty, are hands to larger service, and are health to better living for are club,
are community, and are country. It was a good night. we are ready for the new year.
April 10, 2013
The Ohio City Blue Ribbon Workers 4-H club met on Sunday March 24. After opening the meeting, the group elected new officers.Results are as follows: President- Chris Kraner ,Vice President- Brooke Brown ,Treasurer -Alyssa Bowen , Secretary – Tiffany Ricketts , Reporter – HannahKraner , Health and Safety – Ben Brown and Colt Marbaugh , Recreation – AndrewMorgan, Abby Marbaugh, Alexis Bowen, David May and Draya Rison.
During the meeting the group wastreated to a presentation by Shannon Haas of Van Wert. Shannonstarted her own business called Flour Loves Sugar and shared with the club theins and outs of how her cookie baking began. Shannonexplained to the group that she began by using her grandmother’s cookie recipeand that owning a business in the baking industry takes will, baking utensils,and lots of muscle! Members were fascinated to hear about the different flavorsthat Shannon has created such as: Reese’sLoves Vanilla, Marshmallow Loves Toffee, Chocolate Loves Peanut Butterand many, many more flavors. Shannon’s cookiesare available online on Facebook, at Perks Coffee Shop, and Esty store. Thegroup was delighted when Shannon passed outseveral samples for them to try! It was unanimous that they agreed Shannon’s cookies are amazing and an experience all theirown!
April 4, 2013
Venedocia Lads and Lassies 4-H club held their second meeting March 18 at theVenedocia Lions Club. Items that were discussed were quality assurance for alllivestock exibiters and the club selected their projects for the year.Recently, members volunteered at the annual Venedocia pancake and sausage dayheld on March 16. The next meeting will be held on April 17 at 7pmat the Venedocia Lions Club. At the next meeting, the annual trash pick up daywill be discussed and planned .
August 13, 2012
The Young Riders horse club had 5 members qualify against high standards to compete at the Ohio State Fair Jr. Fair show at the Ohio State Fair Grounds. These kids had an outstanding show with all of them coming home with a top 10 placement with classes as large as 128 entries. Pictured from left to right is Jeanalle Bonifas, daughter of Larry and Heather Bonifas of Landeck, with her Grand Champion trophy she won in Trail in Hand 9-18. Reagan Priest, daughter of Bob Priest and Kara Priest of Van Wert, with her Reserve Champion trophy she won the Stakes Race9-13. Leah Lichtensteiger, daughter of Dave and Janice Lictensteiger of Ohio City, with her 9th place rosette she won in the Stakes Race 14-18. Lindsey Motycka, daughter of Joe Motycka of Convoy, with her Reserve Champion trophy she won in Stakes Race 14-18 and her 3rd place rosette from Key Hole 14-18. Paige Motycka, daughter of Joe Motycka of Convoy, with her 7th place rosette she won in Stakes Race 9-13. These five youth represented Van Wert County not only with their excellent horsemanship but also with there outstanding sportsmanship. In addition to the 5 members participating in the show we had the following members made the trip to support them; Emely Bauer, Jordan Hoffman, Kyle Agler, Bryce Mihm, Parker Mihm, Ericka Priest, Cassie Priest and Jacob German. Congratulations to all!!!
August 12, 2012
By Madison Pugh
Venedocia Lads and Lassies News Reporter
The Venedocia Lads and Lassies held another meeting on July 12, at 7:00 p.m. But for this meeting, they assembled at the Rager residence for a special demonstration. Adam and Ryan Rager informed the 4-Her’s about their fair animals including cows, turkeys, and chickens.
Pledges were led by Julia Dickman and Roll Call was taken by Adam Rager. The Roll Call Question was: “How many days were you without power?” No Committee or Advisor Reports were given, but Camp Counselor Morgan Pugh did talk about
4-H Camp and encouraged members who did not attend to consider it next year. Old Business includes Judging at Van Wert High School, Fair Booth decorations, and the planned trip to Winona Lake. New Business consist of Black Ink applications, Jr. Fair Work Day, deadlines to turn in Officer Books, Animal Move-In is and Chicken Weigh-In is Aug. 28th, Chicken and Poultry Show is Aug. 30th, and the Turkey Show is Aug. 31st
Besides the tour of the Rager Farm, other demonstrations and reports consist of: Whitney Whelker- Health report on Beef, Audrey Bowsher- Safety report on cattle, Mary Margret Mitchner- Health report on chickens, Tara and Katie Vorst- demonstration on clipping cows and pigs, and Austin Whelker- demonstration on caring for Guinea pigs. The next meeting is Aug. 9th at the Lions Club, 7:00p.m.
August 12, 2012
Venedocia Lads and Lassies News Reporter
The Lads and Lassies are almost done for the year as they held their second to last meeting on Aug. 9th, 7pm, at the Lions Club. Pledges were led by Abby Bonifas. Julia Dickman read Roll Call and the Roll Call Question was “Did you go to the State Fair?” Of the twenty-six members present, eleven had State qualifying projects.
A Pizza Party will take place at the last meeting on Aug.23rd to compensate for the cancelled picnic and Winona Lake trip, and also as a treat from Advisor Irene Luersman, as this is her last year with the club. Judging was July 18th, anyone who missed it will be required to go to Make-up Judging. Make-up, Black Inc., Gardening and Crops, and Livestock Judging will occur on Aug.16th.
Up-coming Fair Dates consist of: Animal Move-In is Aug. 28th, Chicken Weigh-In is Aug. 28th at 4-6pm, Chicken & Poultry Show is Aug. 30th, and the Turkey Show is Aug. 31st at 9am. Many Reports and Demonstrations were given. The two Health reports were given by Allison Bowsher on Sugary Drinks, and Curtis Mueller on Cat Grooming. Betty Vorst did the only Safety Report on Swimming. Demonstrations were given as follows: Morgan Pugh- Family History, Evan Pugh- Fitness, Dominic Bonifas- Flight, Dominic Adkins-Electricity and Light, Cora Sease- Dogs, and Keaton Adkins- Corn.
The next and final meeting is scheduled for Aug. 23rd, 7pm, at the Lions Club.
July 17, 2012
Clever Clovers held their last meeting on July 16, 2012, at Calvary Evangelical church at 3:00 p.m. The meeting began with small groups, in which Clair Gamble gave a demonstration to her group about a creative way to scrapbook in a picture frame. Since it was the final meeting, group leaders checked member’s books to make sure that everything was in order for judging on July 18.
Following small groups, Caleb Markward called the meeting to order and Clair took roll call. The topic for roll call was “What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?” Caleb then read a couple thank you cards from the members who graduated this year: Alexis Line and Molly Gamble. After the cards, Caleb reminded members about some upcoming events, including the junior fair work day, where members will help clean–up trash and do odd jobs around the Van Wert County Fairgrounds, and make-up judging on august 16, for those who can’t make it to normal judging.
The Meeting was soon adjourned and members enjoyed cookies provided by Audrey Nicolai.
June 19, 2012
On May 20th, 2012 the Harrison Jolly Boosters held their monthly meeting at the Harrison Township Building. There were 26 members, and 6 leaders present. The 4-H pledge and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by President Chloe Lautzenheiser, she then took a roll call. The health and safety report was led by Mycah Grandstaff, and the treasurer’s report was reported by Travis Lichtenstiger. The HJB group decided that we will have a float at Wren Days. Rayanna Thatcher, Lindsey Barnes, Hannah Barnes, Anna Lautzenheiser, Matt Lautzenheiser, Sadellia Brower, Ally Fegley, Emily Brower, Emily Barricklow Hannah Leary and Olivia Leary did demonstrations. The next meeting is to be held at The Harrison Township Building on the 24th of June at 2-3:30.