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4-H Cloverbud Club

4-H Cloverbud Club

The Finney County Extension 4-H Cloverbud Club's first meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the grandstand meeting room on the Finney County Fairgrounds.

The club is for children age 5 through 7. They study fun topics of interest such as space, small animals, foods and nutrition, gardening, crafts, pets and more.

Parents of youth need to RSVP their intent to attend the meeting to the Finney County Extension Office by 10 a.m. Tuesday to necessitate setup and supplies. Call 272-3670 or email Youth interested in enrolling in 4-H Cloverbuds need to fill out a 4-H Cloverbud enrollment card and 4-H participation form.

For more information, call 272-3670.

Duplicate bridge

The Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club played a 28-board Howell movement Jan. 13. A difficult set of boards eliminated any slam tries and held the number of games to a low of 16 for the entire evening. A 57 percent game posted by May Craig and Jon Kempton emerged in first place, just one point ahead of Dorothy Bartlett and Virginia Enslow. Faye Anderson and Helen Lee took third place.

Regular games begin at 7 p.m. Monday, 1:15 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St., with all bridge players welcome. For partners, call Kempton at 276-2876.

Senior center pinochle

DiAnn Bunnell won high in the three tables of senior center pinochle played Wednesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Second place went to Maybelle Bowen. Mary Joseph took third.

Kourageous Kids 4-H

The Kourageous Kids 4-H Club met Dec. 8, with roll call being answered by 11 members and one guest naming one holiday tradition that they enjoyed.

Secretary Mary Lynn Buchele read a letter from Barbara Addison congratulating the club for receiving a purple seal. Assistant treasurer Rosemary Colson reported that the club collected $2.50 the previous month for the club's charity collection. The December birthday honoree was Audrey Norquest.

Josh Irsik announced that the Honor Flight fundraiser had been moved to Feb. 15, and that members would need to sell $5 tickets. Volunteers are needed to distribute posters and table tents, as well as make a basket for the silent auction donation. The Promotion Committee will make a display board to promote 4-H and everyone was asked to donate items for the Tigers and Wildcats 4-H club's garage sale to be held at the honor flight. Josh also reported that each club was asked to pay $50 to the fundraiser.

The Budget Committee chair, Audrey Norquest, submitted the proposed 2013-14 budget to the club for approval. Community Service chair, Mary Lynn, reported that the club was collecting children's books for Russell Child Development Center.

Leader Mary Buchele gave new member pins to Annalise York and Noemi Oshika. Lora Norquest reminded members to turn in their enrollment cards, and that leaders and teen leaders needed to be VIP'ed.

The club adjourned to a white elephant gift exchange led by the social and recreation committee.

Beacon Booster 4-H

The Beacon Booster 4-H Club met Jan. 13, with roll call answered by naming a winter activity. For recreation, Miles Combs led the club in a game of "Duck, Duck, Goose."

Secretary LaRae Boaldin read the minutes and they were approved as read. Treasurer Kourtney Goss gave the treasurer's report and it was approved.

Community leader Keith Strasser reminded everyone to sell tickets for the Honor Flight Chili Feed set for Feb. 15. All club members will be needed to help that day. Set up will begin at 8 a.m. at the 3i building.

Another upcoming event is 4-H Club Days on Feb. 1 at Holcomb High School. The club voted to do a skit together. A committee was set to work on the theme and script. Practice times will be sent out by email.

Elizabeth Cockes gave out January birthday treats. She also led the group song, "If You're Happy and You Know It."

Wide-Awake 4-H

"What is your favorite movie?" was the topic for roll call at the Wide-Awake 4-H Club meeting Jan. 13 at Plymell School. Devotion was given by Ellie Gerber, Samantha Hoffman gave the current event item, Anna Schmeeckle shared the joke of the day, and Samuel James gave the parliamentary tip. January birthdays were recognized. For recreation, members played bingo.

Project talks were given by Cole Lehman, Sara Bilberry, Gracie Muller and Jonathan Lock. The club split into groups to work on a design for the new club T-shirts, with a vote to be taken next month.

Wide-Awake along with the other 4-H clubs in Finney County will help to put on the Honor Flight fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Exhibition building. Members also were encouraged to take part in the Finney County Club Days on Feb. 1.

Members brought canned goods for Emmaus House and were asked to bring ramen noodles next month.

The next meeting will be the parent's night on Feb. 10 at Plymell School.

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