The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 6, 1963 · Page 13
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 13

Ottawa, Kansas
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Wednesday, March 6, 1963
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"Home" Would Make 5 H's By JOYCE COOPER Rambling Ranchers The Rambling Rancher's 4-H Club invites you to make "home" the fifth "H" in 4-H. Use your "head" to make your house a "home" with your "heart" and "hands" to enjoy "health" in your "home," your club and your community. Four-H members use this idea while applying the knowledge they have received from their 4-H projects. Each project trains in its own field. Let us take a tour of a typical home to demonstrate the various uses of project experience. Tlie first room we will visit is the kitchen. In the kitchen* of course, one prepares food, therefore the "food preparation" projects apply here. There are many phases of food preparation. There is a beginner's project that teaches the basic rules of cooking in general, such as measuring, reading directions, and so v on. Other phases teach members the proper balance of meals and cook- ing, even to canning of fruits and vegetables. The next room we will visit is the room we sleep in, the bedroom. This room, although any room can be used, is usually chosen first for room improvement In the room improvement project, members learn of furniture arrangement, color harmony and organization for the best convenience and care of clothes to be handy in the specially • arranged room. The. bathroom is the place for health and safety. The project members learn the proper way to label medicine bottles and safety features for the different parts of the bathroom. The dining room is the place to dine, and meal service projects teach the proper methods of table setting. The manners project helps the members to mind their manners while entertaining guests and teaches the proper manners for every day and formal party manners. Sewing projects teach them to make, style and care for their own clothes and for those of the family. Also how to buy accessories that best go with the clothes, quality to buy to get the best for their money, and to budget so they can get the most for their money. The outside of the home is just as important as the inside, especially because more people see it. The home grounds beautification project decorates the outside of the home wiht shrubs. flowers and beautiful lawns. Gardening also has to do with the out-of-doors. Gardening helps re duce the cost of food for the family. In the electricity project, the 4-H members learn to make and repair appliances such as exten sion cords, lamps and yardlights On the patio of the home we are touring, we see furniture made in the woodworking project. If your family has pets, you can find a project for them, too, from rabbits and dogs to horses. Since some people enjoy mechanica" work there always is auto me chanics to interest them. Four-H helps all of its members to become well rounded citizens as well as good homemakers. There are an endless number of projects, from leadership to photography, for those who live on farms or in town. Thank you for coming along on this tour with my 4-H projects and I hope you enjoyed it and now want to become a member of some 4-H Club. A 4-H PROJECT THAT PAYS . . . when you get to dinner table — Rod Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Brown, 1134 W. 7th, is among Franklin County 4-H'ers with gardening projects. These members cut grocery bills and add to meal enjoyment (Herald Photo) NUZMAN LUMBER THE OTTAWA HERALD Wednesday, March.6, 1963 4HCIUB MEMBER LIVES ' MIRE Congratulations 4-H'ers We Feature a complete line of Building Supplies and farm needs for every purpose. Let Us Supply Your Building Materials No order is too large or too small for our business We will be glad to help you with your building ideas, and show you ways to get more for your building dollar. We stock nationally known and advertised building materials at reasonable prices. Reliable workmen available at all times. CALL ON US TODAY FOR ESTIMATES WITHOUT OBLIGATION Our Carload Buying Saves You Money NUZMAN LUMBER 113 E. FIRST Over 40 Years of Continuous Service To The Ottawa Community YOUNG ENTOMOLOGISTS — Among growing number of Franklin County 4-H members following entomology are these four (from left): Billy Keelcr, Allen Peckham, Don Peters, Ann Wakeman and Nora Massey. (Herald Photo) Entomology Project Catching On Fast Entomology is a comparatively new project in Kansas, but many 4-H youngsters have found it an enjoyable one. Reasons for getting into the project are both varied and interesting. A few are: "Because I was interested in bugs and wanted to know more about them." "I wanted to learn how to get rid of garden pests." "I was scared of 'bugs' and took entomology to get over my fears." But no matter what these reasons were for enrolling in the entomology project 4-H'ers probably had a lot of fun and learned a lot too. Four-Her's enrolled in entomology learned about helpful, harmless and destructive insects and how to control the latter. But the rewards gained out of things not in the requirements are just as helpful. For instance, a col- lection has to be neat and have eye-appeal for the viewer. The entomology project is by no means limited to a few people in the awards field either. "Did you say I could give all the Purples' I wanted? asked the very capable judge at last years county fair, and, when reassured that he could, proceeded promptly to place purple ribbons on five collections. And he wasn't just being generous either, because somebody thought they were good col- lections at the state fair, too. All five received purple ribbons at Topeka, and the three eligible to go to Hutchinson repeated the pattern, once more making Franklin County well known to 4-H entomology enthusiasts throughout the state as one that really was "up and coming." And from the looks of the size of the enrollment in entomology here this year it appears that Franklin County entomologists don't intend to lose their place. NATIONAL. Let's all back this fine youth organization right here at home! We're proud of the many young people in Franklin County who are diligently preparing themselves for all phases of rural life through 4-H Club projects. These young- sters are acquiring skills and knowledge that will help them lead better lives and eventually benefit this community. Support your local 4-H Club! CH 2-1572 We Are Now Paying a Guaranteed 3 ! /2% Interest on Savings Accounts and 4% Interest on One-Year Savings Certificates. "You Are Always Welcome At The First" FIRST NATIONAL BANK Of OTTAWA Oldest Bank in Franklin County -- "Since 1870" Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation „(, V tfffr

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