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Junior Fair Board begins new season PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 10:27
The Junior Fair Board kicked off the new year with their first meeting Oct. 24. With 22 new members the board has a total of 61 members. Some highlights of the meeting were that the board voted to add a fourth term for members who wanted to stay actively involved.
Other topics that were discussed were the responsibilities of a junior fair board member and committee selection. Election of officers was also held, this years new officer team includes President: Logan Browne, Vice President Trevor Buehrer, Secretary Chelsie Schmitz, Treasurer: April Michaelis, News Reporter: Olivia Lause and Senior Fair Board Representitives: Ben Wilhelm, Mitch Beaverson, Trever Vaughn and Steven Speck.
The next meeting is Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Extension Office.
 
'Spirit Night' recognizes 4-H members PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 02 November 2013 08:21
Champion Project 2013
Champion Livestock Project winners were announced at the 4-H Spirit Night Oct. 22 at the Junior Fair Building. The winners (from left) are listed with the animal species at which they excelled. Susie Foos, beef; Hunter Frobose, sheep; Lauren Strow, rabbit; Logan Browne, goat; Nathan Spencer, poultry; Hannah Frobose, swine; Jonelle Nissen, senior horse; Jonna Nissen, junior horse; and Alexis Miller, dairy. (Photos courtesy Jayne Roth, OSU Extension)
On Oct. 22, 4-H members, along with family and friends gathered in the Junior Fair Building, for the annual "Spirit Night."
Numerous awards were announced with members recognized for their achievement.
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Among the top awards presented were the champion livestock project winners. Each livestock project is set up and tallied a bit differently. Although each department incorporates a judge's interview, skill-a-thon contest score, showmanship and judging or show ring placing component, some departments weight them differently. For example, many departments use the Skill-a-thon score as the "tiebreaker" but in poultry and rabbits it is the showmanship event that is used for this purpose. Whatever scoring system the departments use, it is quite evident that to win this highest honor a livestock exhibitor can win in Wood County, one must be skilled in all areas of the project.
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Fair board begins planning for 2014 fair PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Farm Editor   
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:26
Fall meetings of the Senior Fair Board often focus on advance planning for the following year’s county fair. Thursday’s October meeting was no exception.
Members made plans for the upcoming state convention, as well as pondering possible changes and upgrades for the 2014 Wood County Fair.
Among the items addressed was the possibility of installing 28 center handrails in the grandstand. One bid estimate was submitted in the amount of $12,760. Board members decided to get additional estimates and evaluate whether the need justifies the expense.
Board secretary and fair manager Dick King said it was his understanding that regulations do not require they have those handrails as those grandstands are “grandfathered in” and thus not required.
Though King and other board members know the value of having handrails to assist fairgoers to climb up the into the grandstands, they also noted the narrow aisles which would be further narrowed with the handrails being installed.
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Elmwood FFA CDE teams perform well PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:28
The month of October has resulted in four Elmwood FFA Career Development teams achieving success. The first of these was the chapter’s urban soils team which participated in the state contest in Madison County on Oct. 12. The team ranked 10th out of 49 teams and was led by Garrett Benschoter who placed 10th overall. Other team members contributing were Chelsie Schmitz, Amanda Jones, and Samantha Laborie.
Urban soils contestants evaluate soils for slope, land form, flooding and slippage hazard, texture, and water table. They also recommend practices to maintain or improve an existing soil site.
Joining the urban team was the chapter’s rural team which ranked 22nd out of 53 teams. The team was led by Ashley Veryser (65th). She was joined by Andrew Housholder, Emily Schmitz, and Tiffany Gonyer. In the rural contest, members evaluate soils for slope, depth or erosion of topsoil, texture, depth, and natural drainage. They also assign limitations, determine land use, and recommend conservation practices.
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BG FFA has a very successful fall PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 26 October 2013 08:35
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Bowling Green High School’s vice principal, Dr. Bob Yenrick, takes a swing at a truck during a fundraiser for the FFA chapter. (Photo courtesy of BG FFA)
After a very busy and successful summer for the Bowling Green FFA chapter, when school started the pace picked up.
Before school even started, members parked cars for the National Tractor Pull, where they raised more than $1,350 for Toledo Children's Hospital.
Another Toledo Children's Hospital fundraiser the FFA hosted was held several weeks later with the annual tailgate before the Bobcats' home football game against Springfield. At that fundraiser, a dunk tank featured teachers, administrators and FFA students. The two teachers that participated were Callie Maas and Kristen Carpenter. The two administrators were the vice principal, Dr. Bob Yenrick and the principal, Jeff Dever. The four FFA members being dunked in the fundraiser were the chapter's reporter, Amanda Barndt, the secretary, Madalyn Fletcher, the treasurer, Alex Wynn and a member, Max Holstein.
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