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Busy time for Ogle County

Published: Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Ogle County Clovers members posed for a photo before the crowds arrived at Oregon's Candlelight Walk on Nov. 30. They are (front row, from left) Gracie Mingus, Ariel Zuercher, Tucker Greffe, Alayna Smardo, Austin Zuercher, and Callie Ackland; and (back row) Kayla Mingus, Katelyn Ackland, Carley Ackland, Megan Ackland, and Jordan Mingus. Photo submitted by Jeannette Mingus.
Members of the 2012-13 Ogle County Clovers gathered for a photo after the 4-H Clover Awards on Nov. 17. They are (front row, from left) Austin Zuercher, Katelyn Ackland, Kayla Mingus, and Ariel Zuercher; (middle row) Mahalia Freier, Chloe Freier, Gracie Mingus, and Carley Ackland; and (back row) Jordan Mingus, Callie Ackland, and Megan Ackland. Photo submitted by Jeannette Mingus.

The Ogle County Clovers joined other 4-H clubs from Ogle County for a Red Carpet Award Ceremony Nov. 17.

The club itself won several awards including a traveling trophy for personal development (theater arts) entitling them to the trophy for 1 year and patch for their club banner.

All the clubs received their awards to close out the season. The kids and family had “paparazzi” photograph them on the red carpet entrance in the building.

At the Nov. 14 meeting, club members made DNA necklaces. They learned that each person’s DNA strand is a bit different,

The club committees organized games and prizes to help out Nov. 30 at Oregon’s Candlelight Walk.

They also organized a culture potluck party Dec. 5 at the Farm Bureau Building in Oregon.

Two foreign exchange students from Germany and Finland gave a program.

Other guest speakers spoke about raising money to help families in Uganda.

There was a gift exchange and cookie contest with prizes awarded for three top categories. Brayden Dale of Lindenwood won for most chocolatey, Megan Ackland of Rochelle won for best decorated, and Jordan Mingus of Byron got best overall.

The next regular meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 for Cloverbuds (ages 5 to 7), and 7 p.m. for ages 8 to 18 at the Rochelle United Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave.

For more information, contact club leader Jeannette Mingus at jdmingus@gmail.com or 815-501-8186.

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