The Clover Journal, February 2019

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Above images pictured from left to right: Carlisle Tomlinson; Clay Pierce; Senator Francis Thompson, Delhi Stockshow Queen Larisa Davis, and Emerson Tomlinson. We are proud of all East Carroll 4-H exhibitors who competed at the Northeast District Livestock Show. Keep up the great work! We’re ready for the State competition in Gonzales!

World Cancer Day - February 4

Cancer knows no borders. In 2018, one out of six people worldwide died from cancer—that’s more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. World Cancer Day raises awareness of cancer globally and encourages prevention, detection and treatment. Join the #WorldCancerDay discussion to help the American Cancer Society lead the fight for a world without cancer. Together we can continue to transform cancer from deadly to treatable and from treatable to preventable.

Join the Club

  • Attend the 4-H Club meeting in your school.
  • Review the 4-H materials given to you.
  • Return the enrollment card to your club leader.
  • Select a 4-H project book.
  • Pay your $5 dues at your school.

Jr. Leader Meeting

The next Jr. Leader Meeting will be held Monday, February 11 at the 4-H Office. See you there at 3:30 p.m.

Valentine Card Contest

Create a card to be given to residents at Shady Lake Nursing Home. Deadline is February 14.

Community Service Day Camp

Calling all 4-H'ers! Need something to do during Winter Break? Attend a community service day camp. 4-H'ers will learn how to sew pillowcases and lap blankets. The items will donated to patients living with cancer and children in foster care.

How can you help? It's easy!

  • Donate fleece/cotton fabric or funds to purchase fabric.
  • Share this information with others.

When: Monday, February 18 and Wednesday, February 20

Where: East Carroll Parish Library

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mardi Gras Mask Contest

The mask must be made by the 4-H'er. It must be made using the paper template provided by your 4-H agent. Divisions will be 4th-5th and 6th-12th grades. Awards in each division will be 1st ($15); 2nd ($10); and 3rd ($5). Masks are due February 28.

Scott Foundation Scholarship

Scott Foundation Scholarship applications are due by March 1. Submit completed application by 4:30 p.m. to the 4-H Office.

Beef Poster Contest

The 2019 Louisiana Beef Industry Council (LBIC) Beef Poster Contest is open to 4-H and FFA members between 4th and 12th grades. Participants are only eligible to win the state level contest one time. 4-H and FFA divisions compete against each other, therefore, participants may only enter either as a 4-H or FFA poster or design. Division III competitors must choose to compete in EITHER the poster OR digital competition, participants CANNOT participate in both divisions in the same year. Posters and designs submitted to the state competition become the property of the LSU AgCenter and LBIC. The state winning posters may be used to promote beef at various events. Posters in local and parish contests should be displayed in public places such as grocery stores, drug stores, farm stores, banks, libraries, schools, Extension offices, etc.

Division I: 4th-6th grades

Division II: 7th-9th grades

Division III POSTER: 10th-12 grades

Division III DIGITAL: 10th-12th grades

  1. Theme: TEAM BEEF (Fitness & Nutrition Focus)
  2. Posters must be on 22x28 poster board only
  3. Place your Name, Address, Age, Grade in School and Parish/Chapter on back, upper right corner of poster.
  4. Digital entries must be designed using one of the following programs: Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Canva. Digital designs should be formatted for 22x28 poster size prints. Save all digital entries in high-resolution 300 DPI in ALL of the following: original design file, .png file format, and .pdf file format. Save digital designs to a blank jump drive and place in a 3 1/2 x 6 blank envelope labeled with Name, Address, Age, Grade in School and Parish/Chapter on the front.
  5. Posters and digital designs should generate positive images and promotion of beef (not live cattle production) using the indicted theme. Do NOT project any negative messages toward other agricultural commodities (chicken, pork, etc.)
  6. Do NOT use copyrighted materials. You may develop ideas from magazines, parents, friends, nutrition bulletins, Beef Ambassador Fact Sheets and meat publications but the end concept should be original and not copied material. Materials to pull ideas from are also available from your local supermarket, butcher, the American Meat Institute and National Livestock and Meat Board.
  7. No Templates may be used in the digital division. All design work must be original and from scratch, just as a poster would be designed.
  8. Pictures, clip-art and materials (i.e. cartoon characters, advertisements, logos, etc.) that are copyrighted may not be used on the poster. Computer generated clip-art may be used if it is not copyrighted material. The poster will be disqualified if copyrighted materials are used.


Dairy Billboard Contest

4-H club members are to draw a billboard that encourages or promotes the consumption of milk and milk products and their importance for health.

  1. Billboard design must be made on 22x28 regular poster board size only.
  2. Do NOT attach anything to the poster that is more than 1/2” thick.
  3. Do NOT use the commercial brand names of products on the poster. Do NOT use jingles, slogans, signs or pictures that are trademark or copyright protected on the poster.
  4. BE SURE to print your name, address, grade in school and parish on the back of the poster in the upper right-hand corner. Please fill out the reporting form completely.


4-H Poster Art Contest


  1. Posters may be made by any 4-H’er or by a club or by a team of club members.
  2. Posters may be horizontal only.
  3. Posters must be 14x22 inches.
  4. Name, address, parish and age of the 4-H member(s) should be clearly written on the back of each poster.
  5. 4-H is the topic for the poster.
  6. Well known cartoon figures cannot be used because they are copyrighted—such as Marvel Super Heroes, Disney characters, Ninja Turtles, Lego characters, Pokemon characters, etc.
  7. Three dimensional objects or materials which extend 1/8 inch or more above the surface of the poster may not be used.
  8. The poster design must be original in design and layout.


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