The Clover Journal, October 2019

*** Breaking News***

The 4-H Office has been temporarily relocated to 409 Second Street in Lake Providence (the old Health Unit building). There is No telephone service at this time. Please stop by or email Mrs. Powell.

Teens as Teachers 2019

East Carroll Teens as Teachers assisted with the facilitation of Southside Elementary Cloverbud's meeting. The Cloverbuds learned all about Celebrating Individuality while focusing on self-esteem and acceptance.

Service Learning Focus

Disability Awareness is our state and parish service learning focus for the 2019-2020 year. Opportunities will be offered for you to participate in our state wide focus. Let's get busy making a difference in our community and state. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

2019-2020 NE Regional 4-H Leadership Board

Congratulations Destiny Jones, Charlidra Porter, Aaliyah Scott and Kevin Thompson, Jr. for being selected to serve on the 2019-2020 Northeast Regional 4-H Leadership Board.

2019 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum

2019 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum

Shown from left to right are: Aaliyah Scott, Destiny Jones, Charlidra Porter, Kevin Thompson, Jr., Mrs. Powell and Glenn Dixon II.

Think 4-H Might be for You? 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.

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is October 6-12, 2019!

4-H Talent Contest

A 4-H Share-The-Fun Talent Contest will be held at the Louisiana State Fair Saturday, October 26 at 11 a.m. in the Livestock Sale Arena.

General Rules:

  • The contest is open to any 4-H member.
  • Pre-registration is required. To register, Mrs. Powell must send in the Class #, Contestant’s Name, Address, Phone # and Parish by October 8. NO entries will be accepted directly from 4-H members.
  • Entries are limited to 3 per parish per class.
  • Three microphones and a sound system with cassette and CD capabilities will be provided. Any other equipment must be provided by the contestant. A piano will not be provided.
  • Any act considered inappropriate by the judges will be disqualified.
  • Time limit per act is 6 minutes.
  • Maximum group size is 8. The accompanist is not considered part of the act. One ribbon or check will be awarded for the group.

Junior Division under 14 years of age as of Dec. 31 or current year: Class 1—Dance; Class 2—Vocal; Class 3—Instrumental; Class 4—Other

Senior Division 14 years of age and older as of Dec. 31 of current year: Class 5—Dance; Class 6—Vocal; Class 7—Instrumental; Class 8—Other

1st Place—$20

2nd Place—$15

3rd Place—$10

Rosettes will be awarded to the top three placing in each class. Ribbons will be awarded to all participants.

4-H Videography Club

If you like to film, edit and write — this project is for you! If you are interested in joining the Videography Club, please email Mrs. Powell or stop by the office at 409 Second Street by October 11. Spaces are limited! 8th-12th grade members only!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

What to do:

  • Select the perfect pumpkin for your design.
  • Paint, carve or decorate the pumpkin at home.
  • Fill out the entry tag (get one from your leader), cut it out and attach it to your pumpkin with tape or string.
  • Bring your pumpkin to the 4-H Office by 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22. None will be accepted after 1:00.

All entries will receive achievement certificates and ribbons. First, Second and Third Place winners will receive cash awards.

4-H Membership Drive

4-H is a positive youth development organization delivered through the LSU AgCenter. In 4-H, members complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Join 4-H today!

The 4-H club with the highest percentage of enrollment will win an ice cream or cupcake party! Enrollment forms are available from 4-H leaders at each school or stop by the 4-H Office. Deadline to enroll October 31st!

Camp Catch Phrase Contest

What's a good theme for 4-H Summer Camp and LOST Camp?

Send us your most creative ideas for a slogan -- in seven words or less. Illustrations must accompany the phrase and 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 and "catchy," capturing the spirit of 4-H Camp Grant Walker. The slogan will be on all publicity for camp and the camp T-shirt, and the winner will receive a monetary award.

Think fast -- the deadline is Thursday, October 31, 2019!

Submissions must also include the following:

  • Full name and age of person submitting the slogan
  • Parish/4-H Club
  • Complete mailing address
  • Telephone number

Winners will be selected by a committee of Agents and Camp Staff. The winner will be notified after selection in order for an official artist release so the winning entry can be used on summer camp promotional materials and T-shirts.

Deadline for receipt of 4-H Summer Camp and LOST Camp entries is Thursday, October 31, 2019. Individuals may submit multiple entries and send together. Please make sure to indicate which entries are for 4-H Summer Camp and LOST Camp.

Mall all entries to the following address: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, 3000 Hwy. 8, Pollock, LA 71467.

4-H Ag Photography Contest

Grab your camera and get to shootin’! Deadline is November 8.

Rules and Regulations:

  • All pictures must relate to Agriculture.
  • Pictures must be taken by individual listed on entry label (get a label from your leader).
  • Entry label must include name, parish, grade and category.
  • Photograph entered must have been taken during 2019 and in Louisiana.
  • All entries must be 8”x10” (color or black and white), no other sizes will be accepted.
  • Each photograph must include a one-line title.
  • You are limited to enter only one picture in each of the categories listed.
  • Entries cannot be duplicated.
  • Ink jet prints acceptable.

  • Categories:

    I. Farm Animals

    II. Horticulture (flowers & gardens), Plants or Crops

    III. Any Other Agriculture (like farm machinery, barns, silos, hen house, etc.)

    4-H Fashion Camp

    Fashion Camp Theme: “4-H Diving into Fashion”

    The Louisiana State 4-H Fashion Camp is a textile/apparel project for 4-H members 10-13 years old. The Fashion Board chose this theme to reflect their personal excitement about fashion and the attitude the campers will adopt as they travel through the experiences at camp. In addition to basic sewing fundamentals, a few of the educational activities for campers include: a sewing caddy, tote bag, nine-square pillow, a community service project, plus more. You will return home with completed projects and ideas to host your own fashion workshop.

    Deadline for registration is Friday, December 6 by 4:30 p.m.

    Costs: Arriving Friday night $130 (includes Friday lodging + breakfast)

    Arriving Saturday morning $110

    Volunteer Leaders $80 (leaders attending with parish campers)

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