Nicole Flaspohler called the seventh meeting of the Morris Shamrocks 4-H Club to order April 14, according to reporter Sarah Ronnebaum.
The pledge to the flag was lead by Drew Wagner, and the 4-H pledge was lead by Bailey Grunkemeyer. Roll call was a favorite animal. Hayley Huntington gave the treasurer’s report, and Courtney Huntington gave secretary’s report. Songs were lead by Amelia and Maria Hartman. Austin Shrieve gave inspirations.
Health and safety reports were given by Drew Wagner and Tyler Kuntz. Wagner said don’t attempt to cross flooded roads and avoid fast-moving water in the ditches and creeks. He also added potholes have become larger from the harsh winter, so slow down and try to avoid them. Kuntz revealed when cutting wood, “wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and gloves to protect your body. Also, be on the watch for ticks. If you get poison ivy, wash as soon as possible with warm, soapy water.”
Dave Osbourne from the Ripley County Extension Office was the guest speaker.
For new business, upcoming dates were announced, including the Ripley County 4-H Fair, July 20-26; ID Day, May 10; and 4-H Camp, June 9-12. Demonstrations were given by Shrieve and McReynolds. The adjournment was lead by Maria Hartman and Erica Shrieve.