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Local 4-H Club aids the elderly

Local 4-H Club aids the elderly Local 4-H Club aids the elderly

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Rozellville Rockets

The Rozellville Rockets 4-H Club met on Nov. 11, in the town of Day hall in Rozellville. The meeting was called to order by President Emma Bangart.

Pledges were said and roll call was taken with 23 members present at the meeting. The treasurer’s report was read.

Under old business, the officer training meeting discussed possibly changing the meeting day to a Sunday instead of on a Monday.

New business included getting club dues $3 regular member and $4 horse project members. Changes to the by-laws were discussed on how many meetings members need to attend to participate in the fair and to add a requirement for each member to help with a fundraiser.

The new officers were installed and old officers were thanked for their service. The new officers for 2019-2020 are president Emma Bangart, vice-president Ben Zuelke, secretary Sailor Kaufman, treasurer Alexis Folz, Jr treasurer Emily Zuelke, reporter Amber Drexler and historians Brock Fischer, Madelyn Berdan, Bristal Baumann, Emily Zuelke, Angel O’Brien-Weber, Ethan Spindler and Olivia Ballerstein.

The six members who had perfect attendance in 2018-19 were Ethan and Connor Spindler, Olivia Ballerstein, Angel Obrien-Weber, Bristol Baumann and Briggs Baumann. Holding a club movie night of Frozen 2 was discussed. Ben Zuelke will look into a date for December.

Club members put together 70 Thanksgiving bags consisting of tuna, green beans, peas, corn, tomato soup, macaroni & cheese, fruit cups, ramen noodles, granola bars, pudding cups, Cracker Jack snacks, oatmeal and Halloween candy. Different family members delivered them to the elderly in Stratford and Rozellville communities. The Cloverbuds made Thanksgiving cards for the Thanksgiving bags.

Bale grazing seminar

Benefits of Bale Grazing with Ray Archuleta will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, located at 205838 Drake Avenue.

Archuleta will discuss all things bale grazing including planning, infrastructure, animal nutrition and how it can be used to kick start soil biology to improve pasture health and increase forage yield.

This seminar is free and registration is not required, but attendees should dress to be outdoors for the entire event.

Play Sheepshead

All area Sheepshead players are welcome to play games from 1-4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Stratford Community Hall.

Book Club

People are welcome to visit the Marathon County Branch Stratford Library at 1 p.m. this Monday, Dec. 16, to discuss the book titled, “The Mistletoe Promise” by author Richard Paul Evans.


Stratford High School will present Screenagers, a video for parents and their children that discusses the balance needed of screen time, at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in the high school gym. Punch, cake and baked goods will be provided for attendees.

Blood drives

The following is the 2020 schedule for Stratford Community Blood Drives from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the VFW Clubhouse: Feb. 25, April 28, June 23, Aug. 25 and Oct. 27.

People are encouraged to walk in the door of the VFW Clubhouse to donate blood, and then they’ll be be treated to a meal.

Resource Center

Play & Learn is held from,:45 a.m. until noon each Wednesday, from September through May, in the Resource Center inside the Marathon County Branch Stratford Library. Play and Learn is free for familes who live anywhere to attend. It provides an opportunity for parents to meet other parents and find out about community resources available.