WR Rangers advisors recognized for service

BERLIN CENTER – President Levi Smith opened the January meeting of Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club by introducing the club advisors and the number of years each has been a 4-H volunteer. Karen and Bob Day were congratulated on their 25 years of service to the 4-H Program.

January meetings for County Livestock Clubs and Small Animal Clubs were announced by Robin Reph. Emily Smith reported that applications for the 2014 Mahoning County Fashion Board will soon be available on the Mahoning County 4-H web site.

Laura Jones and Reph encouraged the youth to register for the 2014 Ohio 4-H Teen Conference in Columbus on March 8. The teen conference is for youth ages 13 through 18 who are enrolled in the 4-H program. There is a 4-H volunteer conference in conjunction with the teen conference so parents and leaders can also attend. Registration forms are available online at the Ohio 4-H web site. Several club members, who attended the conference in the past, told of their educational and fun experiences. Levi Smith also invited the teen members to attend the Plow Boy Prom after the conference for an evening of dancing, refreshments and fun. Deadline to turn registration forms into the County Extension Office is Feb. 7.

Quality Assurance Workshops are slated March 1 at South Range Schools on state Route 46. All members with livestock projects and one parent must attend Quality Assurance in order to take an animal to the fair.

Election of 2014 officers will be held at the next meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. The 4-H enrollment forms must be turned in at this meeting.