News Report for Venedocia Lads & Lassies

June 4, 2013

By: Reporter Addison Mueller

Venedocia Lads & Lassies held their last meeting on May 13 at 7 o’clock at the Venedocia Lions club.  Pledges were led by Whitney Whelker.  Role Call taken by Madison Pugh.  There were 18 members,2 Advisors, and 2 Parents present.  Upcoming events: June 5 and 8 hog tagging  at the Van Wert Fairgrounds. Chicken BBQ June 11at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds and the 4-H Camp Registration is dueJune 21.    Next meeting will be held on June 13.


Harrison Jolly Boosters Host Demonstrations

May 31, 2013


  The Harrison Jolly Boosters had a great meeting tonight.  We had several demonstrations.  We had demonstrations on how to make peanut butter cookies and red velvet cake.  We had a demonstration on how to show chickens.  We had a speaker from Paulding power company. He was very interesting.  We loved his demonstration on power. We learned a lot of safety tips around the power lines and why we need to stay away from down power lines after storms and accidents.  He told us about the voltage that runs through the lines and where it goes, and what happens if you touch a power line.  He had a very cool prop that we all loved looking at. It was a great meeting and we learned a lot.
                                                                           ImageWritten by: Sedellia and Emily Brower


Leaders of the Future 4-H Club Spruces up the Fairgrounds

May 31, 2013

The Leaders of the Future 4-H Club has chosen the Van Wert County Fairgrounds as one of their community projects for this year. Pictured are some of the 4-H’ers painting one of the entrance gates and sprucing up the landscaping at another entrance on May 19th, 2013. The club has scheduled another work day on July 3rdImageImage

Ohio City Blue Ribbon Workers Give Back!

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.

Venedocia Lads & Lassies Meeting!

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.  

Harrison Jolly Booster 4-H Members Attend Officer Training

April 23, 2013

easter @ 4-h pics 104It 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.

Blue Ribbon Workers 4-H Club Learns about Flour Loves Sugar!

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! 

Venedocia Lads and Lassies Meet!

April 4, 2013


By: AddisonMueller




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 .


Young Riders 4-H club is well represented at The Ohio State Jr. Fair Show

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!!!

Venedocia Lads & Lassies take a Field Trip!

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.