4-H Clover Talk

Melissa Jeane  |  11/12/2018 7:51:10 PM


2018 NACD Poster Contest


Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home

Sponsored by : The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the LACD Auxiliary

Poster should be turned in to the Calcasieu Soil and Water Conservation District SWCD by3:30 p.m. on

Friday, November 2nd.Posters may be mailed or dropped off at 205 North 5th Street, Leesville, LA 71446

Attach poster entry form to the back and be sure it is signed by a parent or guardian.

Entry must be contestant's original, hand done creation and cannot be copied

Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect (paint, crayon, colored pencil, paper or other materials).

Poster size must be 14” X 22”.

All posters must have a student’s name, student’s grade, school, and teachers name on the back of the poster.

Posters should be packaged so they remain flat when sent to competition.

All posters must be created by an individual student rather than a team of students.

DO NOT USE staples, tacks, tape, glitter, fluorescent posters

Poster Contest Page https://calcasieuswcd.shutterfly.com

4-H Food Festival

Do you like to cook? Do you like experimenting with new recipes?

Well, have we got a contest for you!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Mark the date of the annual 4-H Food Festival which will be held at the Leesville Junior High Cafeteria. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. The

divisions are: Egg, Seafood, Poultry, Rice, Beef, Pecan, Sweet Potato, and Wild Game. If you are interested in entering any of these (and you may enter as many as you like), please contact your Leader today for the specific requirements and rules. Now is the time to begin pulling out those old family recipes. Let’s get cooking!

4-H Judging Day

This event will be held December 4th at the Fair Grounds in Leesville. Participating 4-H members will compete in Dairy, Meat Identification, Poultry, Horse, and Livestock Judging. Each event will have a short workshop, a written test and three judging sections. All interested members should consult with their Leaders for more information.

Kiss A COW!


4-H Judging Day

Bring your money and “vote” for your choice to kiss the Donkey!!!


All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society

Ronald McDonald House Tab Challenge

WOW!! We have collected over 1200 pounds of tabs for Ronald McDonald House!

We kick off our Fall collection with tabs due on Monday, December 1st. A pizza or ice cream party is on the line!

Attention Leaders!! Remember that 1st – 5th place will receive points for the “Club of the Year” award for the collection on December 1st!

Shooting Sports Practices


Practices are set for the rest of the season!All practices will be held at the Leesville City Shooting Range from 10:00 p.m. - 1:00p.m.

December 1 & 15 March 2 & 16 Regionals March 19-23

January 5 & 19 April 6 & 13 State April 15-20

February 2 & 16

Be sure to check our shooting sports Facebook page the Friday evening before practice to make sure there are no changes.

Vernon Parish 4-H Shooting Sports is a club for kids ages 9-18.We teach the fundamentals and responsibilities of gun safety in archery and shotgun.Registration Deadline is November 3!

Teen Leader Meeting


MONDAY, November 27 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Exhibit Building - Fairgrounds

Agenda to include:

* CASA Christmas Toy Drive

* Stuffed Animal Collection for the

LA Lion’s Camp

* LA 4-H Day of Service

* Ronald McDonald House Trip

* Much More!

Hope to see you there!

Please bring a backpack item: peanut butter, ramen soup,

Vienna sausages, snack crackers, fruit cups, granola bars.

Vernon Parish Backpack Project

backpackfoodjpgAccording to a study by Feeding America, an estimated 13 million American children under the age of five are at risk of hunger. The U.S. Census estimated that 13.9% of Vernon Parish residents were considered below poverty level in 2014. Going hungry will have a severe impact on a child’s ability to learn. Behavioral problems have also been linked to hunger in children. Hungry children can’t learn and can’t concentrate.

When students are not in school, they may not get the nutrition they need for proper growth and development. By sending these stu-dents home with a backpack filled with nutritious, non-perishable foods and snacks, the students are getting some of their dietary needs met when school is out for the holidays. Any non-perishable food that the child can open and eat directly from the container, such as: pea-nut butter, cheese crackers, snack size bags of cookies/ crackers, fruit cups, raisins, pudding, juice boxes, dried fruit, granola bars, service size boxes or cereal. Small Ziploc bags and plastic spoons would also be welcome. Any donation would be greatly appreciated!! The Vernon Parish 4-H Teen Leaders have taken on this backpack project to assist Mrs. Leslie Ortiz in this very worthwhile endeavor and are hoping to provide these backpacks to children in need at each of the schools in Vernon Parish. Donations of food, backpacks or money can be brought to Mrs. Leslie at the Special Education Center across from the School Board Office, or to the 4-H office in the Old Courthouse. Checks can be made out to Vernon Parish 4-H for the purchase of items to complete these backpacks. Help us provide nutrition to our needy children today! For more information, contact Mrs. Leslie at 239-9041 or Mrs. Kem at 239-3231.

Livestock Program

Did you ever want to show an animal? Now is the time of year to start thinking about showing livestock for next year. There are projects available for many types of animals: rabbits, poultry, horses, cattle, goats, sheep, and swine. Each of these projects requires a bit of planning ahead. Talk to your parents and con-tact Mr. Chad for more information at (337) 239-3231.

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