Ouachita 4-H Newsletter - October 2023

2023 NELA 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum

2023 NELA 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum QR CodeIf you are a volunteer or would like to become a volunteer, this event is for you!

Theme: “It’s Showtime!”

When: October 24,2023 – 8:30 am-3:30 pm (Sign-in will be from 8:30-9 am)

Where: River of Life Church, 127 Ellis Lane, Winnsboro

To Register: Please use the link, 2023 Volunteer Leader Forum Registration or QR Code

Registration Deadline: October 20

No cost to register! Open to both youth grades 7-12 & adults! Lunch will be provided & door prizes available!

4-H Calendar

4-H October Calendar

Art Workshop

Art PaletteJoin the Ouachita 4-H Jr. Leaders as they teach 4-H’ers to create fun art projects! Bring any materials you have. Some supplies will be provided. There is no fee to participate! The workshop is scheduled for Monday, October 9, 2023, 1-3 pm in the Ouachita 4-H Auditorium (704 Cypress Street, West Monroe). Call to register: (318) 323-2251! Registration deadline has been extended to October 3.

Camp Catch Phrase Contest

Summer Camp Chalkboard SignWhat’s a good theme for 2024 4-H Summer Camp? Send us your most creative ideas for a slogan - in (7) words or less. Illustrations must accompany the phrase & will be part of the contest. The contest is open to all 4-H Club members. The winning slogan will be one that is brief & “catchy,” capturing the spirit of 4-H Camp Grant Walker. The artwork & slogan may be used in its entirety or used as the concept for the final artwork. Logo & slogan will be on all publicity for camp & the camp T-shirt, & the winner will receive a monetary award. Submissions must also include the following: full name & age of person submitting the slogan; parish/4-H club; complete mailing address; & telephone number. Submit your entries to the 4-H office or via email to: rmiller@agcenter.lsu.edu. Think fast! – the deadline for submitting 4-H Summer Camp & Lost Camp entries is Monday, October 23, 2023. Make sure to indicate which entries are for 4-H Summer Camp & which entries are for Lost Camp.


Congratulations to Lexi Harper & Allie Thompson on winning the state project book contest! Lexi & Allie are receiving a trip to New Orleans this year!

Contact Information

Ouachita Parish 4-H

704 Cypress Street, West Monroe, LA 71291

(318) 323-2251


Bethany Corona, 4-H Agent

bcorona@ agcenter.lsu.edu

Tara Garlington, 4-H Agent

tgarlington@ agcenter.lsu.edu

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Fall Baking Workshop

Girl Wearing Chef HatOuachita 4-H’ers in 4th-6th grades are welcome to participate in the Fall Baking Workshop! The workshop is scheduled for Friday, October 13, 2023 from 1-3 pm in the Ouachita 4-H Auditorium, 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe. Cost is $10, cash or check. Please make checks payable to Ouachita 4-H. Call the 4-H office to register at (318) 323-2251. Registration deadline has been extended to October 11, 2023.


Ouachita 4-H will be having a t-shirt & sweatshirt fundraiser October 23- November 3, 2023. Be on the lookout in your 4-H member email & our Ouachita 4-H Facebook page for the link to order! All proceeds will help keep workshops & membership more affordable.

Good Luck!

Good Luck to State Fair livestock exhibitors & quiz bowl teams!

Jr. Leaders Movie Night!

7th-12th graders, join us for our October meeting Monday, October 23, 5-9 pm at the 4-H office for hot dogs & a Fall movie party! Bring a friend!


Interested in Livestock? You can show Chickens, Sheep, Rabbits, Horses, Cows, Pigs, or Goats. Follow our Facebook Page - “Ouachita 4-H” - or call us at 323-2251 for more information. There will be a Livestock Informational Meeting held at the Union 4-H Office, 210 E. Water Street, Farmerville, LA., at 6 pm, Tuesday, October 24, 2023. To register, contact Tara Garlington at 323-2251.

Want an easy way to start out with our Livestock Program? Consider showing chickens! We will have broilers available at .75 cents each. They will be delivered in January in time for our district show. The NELA District Livestock Show will be held January 31-Feburary 3, 2024 in Delhi, Louisiana. For more information & to locate order forms for broilers, check out our Facebook page.

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is October 1 – 7, 2023!

I Heart 4-H

Ouachita 4-H Cookery Contest

Pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, November 22, 2023. All 4-Hers are welcome to compete Monday, November 27, 2023, 5:30-7:30 pm in the 4-H auditorium. Dish Categories: Rice Main Dish, Rice Any Other, Pecan, Sweet Potato, Egg, Chicken, Quick-N-Easy Ground Beef, Heart Healthy Ground Beef, & Corn. 4-H families, join us for some healthy living activities while dishes are judged! If dishes are dropped off for judging, arrive back at 7 pm for the awards presentation. 4-H’ers with winning dishes will compete against other parishes in the Northeast Region Cookery on February 6, 2024.

Photography Club

Photography Club QR CodeThe cost to join the Photography Club is $20. The deadline for 2023-2024 is November 1, 2023. To register, go to Ouachita 4-H Photography Club 2023-2024 Registration Form or scan the QR Code. Checks should be made payable to Ouachita 4-H. Please send payments to 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe, LA 71291. Please send all payments directly to our office by mailing or dropping off to our office. We also have a drop box in the front of our building. The October Photography Club meeting is scheduled for 4:30-6 pm, Monday, October 16 at Compton Farms in West Monroe. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year! For more information visit our webpage Ouachita 4-H Photography Club

Regional Leader Board

Congratulations to Anna Agan, Ethan Atkins, Lexi Harper & Allie Thompson for being named members of the Regional Leader Board for Ouachita!!

Shooting Sports

Louisiana Shooting Sports LogoIf you are 9 years or older & like shooting guns or bows, then our Shooting Sports Club is for you! Ouachita 4-H offers Archery, Rifle, Shotgun, & Pistol (pistol is reserved for returning shooter age 14 & up). The cost to become a shooting sports member is $15 per youth; the maximum amount per family is $25 (in addition to 4-H annual dues which are $7). You must enroll in 4-H & pay membership dues to join Shooting Sports. For more information about enrolling, email bcorona@agcenter.lsu.edu or come to our New Shooters Meeting on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 6 pm in the 4-H Auditorium, 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe, LA.

Enrollment for new shooters opens October 1 but can be done at the New Shooters Meeting. To sign up when enrolling in the 4-H Online enrollment system, select Shooting Sports Club after you have selected the correct school club as primary. From there you may choose your discipline(s). The deadline to enroll in Ouachita 4-H Shooting Sports will be November 1, 2023. Also, Thank You to John & Sharon Benton for your generous donation to continue the Landen Garsee Memorial Shooting Sports Scholarship.

Welcome Back to 4-H!

Welcome Back SignDo you want to join 4-H? Four-H is a club for boys & girls ages 9 to 19. For detailed payment information & online enrollment instructions, please visit our website,


To enroll/re-enroll: https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in

The general 4-H enrollment fee for 2023-2024 is $7. Note: If a club is available at your school, follow the school club leader’s enrollment guidelines. If there isn’t a club at your school, you may still join 4-H as a Member-At-Large & participate in all 4-H activities. Just call the 4-H office for details!!

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