November 2013

Jimmy Mccann  |  11/13/2013 4:08:03 AM

Congratulations to the October clubs of the Month!
1st place  
CPJH 7-8
2nd place  Union Central 5
3rd place   CPJH 6
4th place   OBCA 4-5
5th place   OBCA 9-12

4-H Junior Leader Club
This after-school project club for 4-H'ers in grades 7-12 met on Oct. 8. The group continued their lessons on "My Head to Clearer Thinking". The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Prekindergarten Center from 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. The election for chairman of the club will be held. Make plans to attend. Please bring two cans of food to donate to the food drive. If you are not a member but would like join, it's not too late! Club dues are $20 which includes a 4-H t-shirt. Thank you to the Junior Leaders who volunteered their time at the Children's Tent during the Louisiana Art and Folk Festival. They assisted youth with crafts, the mini-farm and face painting. Youth visiting the festival were able to participate in several activities free of charge. 

4-H Hamburger Lunch Fundraiser
Sales begin on Nov. 5 for a hamburger lunch fundraiser to be held on Friday, Dec. 13 at the First United Methodist Church in Columbia. Plates include hamburgers, chips and dessert and may be picked up from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 each with proceeds going to the Caldwell 4-H Foundation. Make checks payable to Caldwell 4-H. Delivery can be arranged for orders of 10 plates of more. If you are interested in donating a dessert (cake, cookies or brownies) contact the 4-H office at 649-2663. Desserts should be delivered to the 4-H office at noon on Thursday, Dec. 12. Orders may be placed with a Junior Leader or the 4-H office at 649-2663.

Fall Foods Festival
The 4-H Fall Foods Festival will be held on Monday, Nov. 11 beginning at 8:45 a.m. at Union Central Elementary. The preregistration deadline for this event is Wednesday, Nov. 6. Please preregister by phone at 649-2663 stating contestant's name, school, grade and dish category. Dish categories are ground beef, any other beef, chicken, egg, rice main dish, any other rice, pecan and sweet potato. Each 4-H'er may enter one dish per category. All dishes must be chilled, on ice and transported in an insulated ice chest. Dishes not properly chilled will be disqualified. Recipes should be submitted on the recipe form available at the 4-H office or the Fall Foods Festival page of this site. Bring two copies of the recipe to the contest. 4-H'ers who do not want to enter a dish can still compete during the Festival by entering the Consumer Foods Judging Contest. Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. Please bring at least 2 canned items to be donated to a local food pantry. Donated items will be accepted at the 4-H office during preregistration or at the contest site.

Fashion Revue and Consumer Decision Making Contest
The 4-H Fashion Revue and Consumer Decision Making contest will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 at the Grayson Elementary School auditorium. All contestants entering the contest are required to attend. Friday, Dec. 13 is the deadline to turn in hand-made garments, shirts and data forms for the contest. Clothing construction categories are Apron, Tops or Bottoms and Complete Outfit. Decorated shirt categories are Shirts Promoting 4-H and Other. In the Consumer Decision Making Contest, contestants will judge, rank and give written reasons for rankings of products or services based on product labels, cost, warranties, hidden costs, durability, maintenance, environmental impact, product disposal, etc. The Ready-to-Wear contest categories are grades 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Consumer Decision Making categories are grades 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

Photography Contest
Entries for the Caldwell 4-H Photography Contest are due to the 4-H office by Friday, Dec. 13. Categories are Story or Series, Plants or Animals and People, Structures or Buildings. Photographs must be taken by the 4-H member during the 2013 calendar year. 4-H'ers may submit one entry in each category.

Dairy Billboard Contest 
Dairy Billboard Contest entries will be due on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. To enter, create a billboard design encouraging or promoting the consumption of milk and/or milk products on any color 22"x 28" poster board. Do not attach anything to the poster that is more than 1/2" thick and no glitter. Do not use commercial brand name products, jingles, slogans, signs or pictures that are trademark or copyright protected on your poster. First place billboards will be sent to LSU to be judged in a statewide contest.

Introducing Some of the New 4-H Officers for 2013-2014
President Abbie McCann, Vice President Kade Hillestad, Secretary Ashleigh Rowland, Reporter Taylor Snow
CPJH 7-8
President Jackson McCann, Vice President Jacob Black, Secretary Abby Rowland, Reporter Carri Nugent
President Krista Weems, Vice President Alicia Foy, Secretary Tasha Smith, Reporter Bailey Coates
OBCA 9-12
President Shannon Bailey, Vice President Alex Warner, Secretary Erin Scott, Reporter Hailey Ewing, Treasurer Mallory Dannehl

Upcoming Events
Nov. 5  Junior Leader meeting, Prekindergarten Center
Nov. 6  Preregistration deadline for Fall Foods Festival
Nov. 11  Fall Foods Festival, Union Central Elementary

Dec. 10  Junior Leader meeting, Prekindergarten Center
Dec. 13  4-H Hamburger Lunch fundraiser
              Photography Contest entries due
              Garments, shirts and data forms / Ready to Wear data form due for Fashion Revue
Dec. 13-15   Citizenship Camp (grades 7-10), Camp Grant Walker in Pollock

Jan. 13  Fashion Revue Appearance Judging, Grayson Elementary auditorium
Jan. 15-18  Ag Alley/Ag Expo, Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe
Jan. 17-18  Ag Expo Livestock Show, Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe
Jan. 22-25  Northeast District Livestock Show, Delhi
Jan. 28   Junior Leader Club meeting, Prekindergarten Center
Jan. 29   Preregistration deadline for Communication and Career Day (including Ambassador Talk)
Jan. 31   Dairy Billboard Contest entries due

Club Meeting Schedule for Jan. 2014
Jan. 8   CPJH   10:15 - 11:08 a.m.
Jan. 8   OBCA  1:00 - 2:55 p.m.
Jan. 9   CPHS   9:29 - 10:14 a.m.
Jan. 9   Grayson Elementary   12:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 10  Union Central Elementary   10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Jan. 14  Columbia Elementary   1:00 - 3:25 p.m.

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