The Clover Journal, November 2020

Think 4-H Might be for You?

Here's how to 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.

Service-learning Focus

Disability Awareness is our state and parish service-learning focus for the 2020-2021 year. Opportunities will be offered for you to participate in our statewide focus. Let's get busy making a difference in our community and state.

Breast Cancer Awareness Poster Contest

Congratulations to Ta'Kayia Powell for winning 1st Place in the Breast Cancer Awareness Poster Contest.

Pumpkin Growing Contest

Congratulations to our pumpkin contest winners:

Nathan Sasser

Largest Pumpkin - 1st Place - Nathan Sasser

Carlisle Tomlinson in her pumpkin patch

Smallest Pumpkin - 1st Place - Carlisle Tomlinson

Carlisle also won the Statewide Smallest Pumpkin Contest! Her tiny pumpkin weighed in at 1.4 pounds.

National 4-H Week Poster Contest

  • 1st Place - Emerson Tomlinson
  • 2nd Place - Carlisle Tomlinson

Pumpkin Contest Results

Pumpkin Decorating Division 1

  • 1st Place - Nathan Sasser
  • 2nd Place - Jaylee Smith

Pumpkin Decorating Division 2

  • 1st Place - Ta'Kayia Powell

Pumpkin Carving Division 1

  • 1st Place - Conner Eggert

Scariest - Nathan Sasser

Funniest - Conner Eggert

Most Unusual - Ta'Kayia Powell

Most Original - Jaylee Smith

Homeschool Club Officers Elected

Congratulations to:

President - Emerson Tomlinson

Vice-president - Carlisle Tomlinson

Reporter - Staci Smith

Photographer - Jaylee Smith

Congratulations to State Fair Exhibitors

Addison Brown, Tristan Clark, Clay Pierce, Carlisle Tomlinson, and Emerson Tomlinson showed out at the Louisiana State Fair Livestock Show. Congratulations on a job well done!

East Carroll Parish Youth Coalition

The East Carroll Parish (ECP) Youth Coalition met on Friday, October 30 at the ECP Police Jury meeting room. The meeting was held in a hybrid format for members attending in-person and virtually.

Youth Coalition Meeting

ECP Police Jury President Kendall Thompson gave a general overview of legislative and administrative functions of the police jury which included enacting ordinances and resolutions, establishing programs, and setting policy for ECP.

Coalition officers were elected:

President - Simiya Whitty

Vice-president - Kedriona McLemore

Secretary - Charlidra Porter

Reporter - Maryanne Haley

Photographer - Kelvin Lane, Jr.

Health Officer - Kevin Thompson, Jr.

Shotgun Shooting Sports Program

If you're interested in participating in the Shotgun Shooting Sports Program, please contact Mrs. Powell.

Ag Photography Contest

Grab your camera and get to shootin'! Deadline is November 6.

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.
  • Photo entered must have been taken during 2020 and in Louisiana.
  • All entries must be 8" x 10" (color or black & white), no other sizes will be accepted.
  • Each photo must include a one-line title.
  • You are limited to enter only one picture in each of the categories listed.
  • Entries cannot be duplicated.
  • Inkjet prints are acceptable.


  1. Farm Animals
  2. Horticulture (flowers & gardens), Plants, or Crops
  3. Any Other Agriculture (like farm machinery, barns, silos, hen house, etc.)

Join the Junior Leader Club

Calling all youth in 9th-12th grades! The 4-H junior leader experience is designed to provide members with an opportunity to learn about the qualities and competencies needed to be a leader. Junior leaders provide assistance with 4-H events and assume more challenging leadership roles. Our Junior Leader program is a great place to experience new things and learn the leadership skills necessary in the world.

Please join us on Friday, November 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Kendall's Community Park. This club is open to 9th-12th grades. Meetings will not exceed 50 people in attendance, social distancing will be practiced, proper handwashing or use of hand sanitizer will be utilized and face coverings are mandated in accordance with guidelines.

Holiday Card Contest

Feeling festive? Get in the holiday spirit by using your creativity to design a card for elderly residents in ECP. The best part about this event is the 2-for-1 feature: a 4-H contest and a service project rolled into one! Contest entries will be forwarded to elderly Lake Providence residents in December. All members of 4-H are eligible to participate.


  1. Entries must be the member's original design on an 8.5 x 5.5-inch (or 5.5 x 8.5-inch) paper.
  2. Members are encouraged to incorporate a "holiday" theme and may include the 4-H name or emblem. A greeting/message should be included in the design.
  3. Include the student's name, grade, and school on the back of the card.

Due date: December 11

4-H Senior Honor Cords

The 4-H Honor Cord has the following requirements:

  • Must be a graduating senior.
  • Must have 3 years of 4-H club work in high school.
  • Must have participated in at least one state sponsored 4-H program within the past 3 years.
  • Must complete required application.

Application due: January 20

4-H Golden Clover Award

Applications for the 4-H Golden Clover Award for Junior 4-H members will be due on April 1. A club member may win the award only one time.

  • Must be 14 years of age or under by January 1 of the club year application is made.
  • Must have at least 2 years of 4-H club work, including award year.
  • Must score at least 250 points on the application and scorecard.

4-H Emerald Achievement Award

The purpose of this award is to encourage project growth and to recognize a broad program of 4-H club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and parish. A club member may win the award only one time.

  • Must be 15 years of age by January 1 of the year application is made.
  • Must have 3 years of 4-H club work, including award year.
  • Must have completed 1 year of active Junior Leadership work excluding award year.
  • Must score at least 360 points on the application and scorecard.

Application due: April 1

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