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9/19/2013

Beacon Booster 4-H

Beacon Booster 4-H

The Beacon Booster 4-H Club met Sept. 9, with 14 members answering roll call by telling their favorite part about 4-H. LaRae Boldin read last month's minutes and they were approved as read. Christina Kendall said that she had submitted August's article to the newspaper.

Keith Strasser announced that the last Sunday of September would be record book judging. Alicia Harp announced that Relay For Life ended in August and that she would let us know details about next year once the meetings start back up again.

Officer elections took place, and included Jensen Strasser elected as president, Tyler Cloud as vice president, LaRae Boldin as secretary, Kourtney Goss as treasurer, and Lauren Evans as historian.

Senior center pitch

Vern Wilson won high in the two tables of senior center pitch played Tuesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Jerry Wallace took second place. Isabel Finch and Juanita Crotty tied for third.

Sherlock Strivers 4-H

The Sherlock Strivers 4-H Club met Sunday at Holcomb Elementary School, with 16 members and eight parents in attendance. Roll call was answered by telling a favorite sport.

During the business meeting, leaders gave out re-enrollment forms for the coming year. Members discussed the past year's record books, their due dates and the requirements that are needed to win awards for record keeping.

National 4-H Week is scheduled for Oct. 6 to 12. The club decided to have a float in the Holcomb High School Homecoming Parade and members will wear their club T-shirts.

Members then broke into age groups and had nominations for officers for the 2013-14 year. New committees also were formed.

The next meeting will be Oct. 6 in the school cafeteria.

Senior center double pinochle

Mary Ann Binns won high in the four tables of senior center double pinochle played Monday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Ruth Romesburg. Maybelle Bowen took third.

Kourageous Kids 4-H

The Kourageous Kids 4-H Club met Aug. 18, with nine members and two guests present. The questions for roll call were "What are you looking forward to for school?" and "What was something good that happened to you this month during school?"

The leaders' report was about picking up fair money. The fair exhibit committee reported that the club got a grand champion on the Adopt a Platoon project.

The new business was about 2013-14 dates, noting that the meetings were moved to the second Sunday of every month. Elections were held with positions due to transfer at the September meeting.

The advisor reported that record books are due Wednesday.

Senior center bridge

Evalyn Branson won high in the two tables of senior center bridge played Friday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Carol Bradford took second place. Third went to Pat Bird.

Happy Hustlers 4-H

The Happy Hustlers 4-H Club met Sept. 8 at the 4-H building, with members answering roll call by telling what grade they are in.

The club decided to give $25 to the Kansas 4-H Foundation.

New officers elected were: Abby Murrell, president; Lexi Hogan, vice president; Corrine Bergstrom, secretary; Rayenah Bergstrom, treasurer; Wyatt Gigot and Tristan Clark, recreation leaders; Rian and Carson Linenberger, song leaders; and Elly Murrell, reporter.

Colby Kempke shared Kansas State University items for his project talk. Lexi Hogan gave the citizenship talk. She urged the members to give away unused items.

Tristan Clark and Wyatt Gigot led the club in a relay game. September birthday honorees were recognized.

On Aug. 3, the Happy Hustlers 4-H Club and Sherlock Strivers 4-H Club enjoyed an exchange meeting at the Holcomb Pool. The evening began with a potluck supper.

Next month's meeting will be parents' night and a pizza party on Oct. 8. Those interested in joining 4-H should plan to attend. For more information, call Karen at 275-5184.

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