4-H news (March 4, 2009)

n Tampa Triple T?s. Parents were the guests of honor at the February meeting of the Tampa Triple T?s 4-H Club. Parents? Night was celebrated at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Tampa Senior Center. A potluck supper was enjoyed by all preceding the meeting.

Parents of the officers also conducted the meeting. Roll call was answered by ?Your Favorite Soft Drink.? The minutes from the last meeting and the treasurer?s report were read and approved. The club received an invitation from the Lincolnville Wide-Awakes for a Skating Party. It will be 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 8 at the Starlite Skate Center in Salina. The cost will be $4.

The Community Service committee reported they had scraped paint off the windows downtown.

Leader Kim Oborny reminded parents and 4-Hers to give their input about the proposed changes to the judging schedule for the 2009 Marion County Fair. Leader Beth Riffel announced volunteers were still needed for 4-H Day Room Monitors and servers for the Lions Club Pancake Feed March 1. FACS Judging Contest will also be at 4-H Day. KSU Youth Goat Day and KSU Youth Swine Day will be in March.

Darren Mueller gave a project talk about his dairy cow. The club learned about the rabbit project from Cassidy Hill. Alex Hajek gave an illustrated talk about equipment needed for bull riding.

Hosts for the evening were the Dan Oborny and David Oborny families.

The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, at the Tampa Senior Center.

?Reece Berens, reporter


n Goessel Goal Getters. Feb. 2 was a super day for the Goessel 4-H club: It was Super Bowl Sunday. For many of the 36 people that came, they wanted to get home ASAP to watch the big game. But there was some business that had to be taken care of, first.

Some announcements of interest were that the Marion County Club Day would be taking place at the new Hillsboro church. Also, May 1 would be the deadline for changing projects.

For old/new business, the club leaders announced the winners for the GGG judging contest. Each of the first- through fifth-place winners got a picture taken and a little treat for doing so well.

There were also some very good talks presented that day. Olivia Regier showed us how to prepare visual aids for presentations, Anthony Esau told us about Making Art Masterpieces, and Lauren Hiebert talked to us about different kinds of herbs. The club then sang ?Happy Birthday? to all who had Febru?ary birthdays.

Once all of the business was taken care of, it was time for a game. To celebrate the Super Bowl, the club played a game that involved footballs.

The club divided up into two groups, Steelers fans and Cardinals fans, and each side got a football. The object of the game was that you get in a single-file line and pass the football over your head to the next person. Then that person had to pass it under their legs, then over their head, and over and over again until the football had gotten back to the front of the line.

The Steelers won, so they were given a prize: a bowl with the word ?Super? on it. After that bit of comedy, the meeting was adjourned.

?Bruce Benjamin, reporter


n Marion County Wide 4-H Horse Project. At our last two meetings, we learned about the parts of the horse and the markings of a horse. We also enjoyed brownies and pink lemonade. If you enjoy horses, join us for our next meeting.

Our next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14. We will be meeting at Belinda Engler?s home. For more information, call her at 620-924-5254.

?Thomas Ciero, reporter

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