In this article:
|4-H Camp Grant Walker Hurricane Damage|
|Beef Poster Contest|
|Join 4-H Shooting Sports!|
|Join the 4-H Junior Leader Club!|
|Name the Newsletter Winner!|
|Ouachita 4-H Cookery Contest!|
|Recycled Winter Craft Workshop|
|Recycling & Environmental Stewardship for 2020-2021|
|Ronald McDonald Pull Tab Program|
|Virtual Northeast Region Ag 4-H Photography Contest!|
|Welcome Back to 4-H!|
|Who’s Into Photography??|
The LSU AgCenter’s 4-H Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA, sustained major damage from Hurricane Laura. If you are able to make a monetary donation to support repairs & restoration of Grant Walker, please consider contributing to the Grant Walker 4-H Education Center Support Fund. You can donate online at lsufoundation.org/grantwalker. You can also donate via check by mailing donations to Dr. Patrick Tuck, Louisiana 4-H Foundation, 104 Efferson Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.
The 2021 Louisiana Beef Industry Council Beef Poster Contest Theme is “Green Beef”. Posters must be on “22 x 28” poster board only. Place your name, address, age, grade in school & parish/chapter on back, upper right corner of poster. The posters are due to the Ouachita 4-H office by Monday, March 1, 2021. Contest is open to 4-H members in 4th-12th grades. See the flyer on our Facebook page for details/rules!
AWARDS (sponsor Louisiana Beef Industry Council):
Members at Large: The Monthly Newsletter, Lesson, & other information will be available on Google Classroom at the beginning of each month. The classroom code is: yyhg7qt or you may use the link:https://classroom.google.com/c/MTk0MjIxMDQxMDM1?cj.... Please Note: If you are part of a school club, please be sure to follow your leader’s guidelines. School Club Leaders may post added information on their School Club 4-H Google Classroom. Please contact Tara Garlington if you have any questions.
If you are 9 years old or older & like shooting bows, shotguns, or rifles then our 4-H Shooting Sports Program is for you! We will have 3 disciplines this year: Archery, Rifle & Shotgun.
If you are in 7th grade or above, you may join the Ouachita 4-H Jr. Leader Club! The November meeting will be held from 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19 at West Monroe City Hall, 2305 North 7th Street. We will be participating in the 2020 West Monroe Christmas Tree Decorating Program! Join us to decorate our tree & have some fun! Please sign up by emailing email@example.com by Wednesday, November 18. For your protection, we will be following social distancing guidelines.
Congratulations to Kennedy P., from Claiborne Christian School! Her newsletter name, The Clover Chat, will appear on each monthly issue of the Ouachita 4-H newsletter for 2020-2021. Aaaaaaannnndddd…. She will receive a check for $20.00!!! Thanks to all who submitted their ideas for a newsletter name!
Although we are not certain there will be an Area/Regional Cookery Contest this year, we will continue with our Virtual Ouachita Parish Cookery Contest. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners in each category! If we are able to continue with the Area Cookery, parish winners in each category will go on to compete. More information will be available at a later date. Categories include: Rice Main Dish, Rice Any Other, Pecan, Sweet Potato, Egg, Chicken, Quick-n-Easy Ground Beef, & Beef Main Dish, which is a new category! A flyer with cookery rules & details will be available soon on our Facebook page, “Ouachita 4-H” & our website.
How to Enter:
Entries via email are due Friday, January 8, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.
Where: 4-H Office Auditorium. When: Tuesday, November 24. Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Cost: No Fee!!! To Register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by November 17. The workshop is open to all 4-H’ers. We will make winter/Christmas crafts made from recycled materials. For your safety, we will be wearing masks & practicing social distancing guidelines. Extra masks will be available if needed.
Our 4-H 2020-2021 Programming Focus will be on Recycling & Environmental Stewardship. The West Monroe Recycling Center is a free drop-off facility for the general public, despite where they may live. The Recycling Center is open on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. & is located directly behind the Police Department at 409 Lincoln Street in West Monroe. Accepted items include: Plastics No. 1 & No. 2, cardboard, paper (newspaper & copy paper), aluminum & metal cans. Please rinse all cans & plastic jugs. No glass or Styrofoam! For more information visit www.westmonroe.com or call (318) 397-3290.
Save those tabs!!! The tabs can come from energy drinks, soup cans, or anything with a metallic tab. Donations may be dropped off at the 4-H office, 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe.
Showcase your love for agriculture though this contest! There are 3 categories: 1.Farm Animal 2.Horticulture/Plants/Crops3.Any Other Agriculture. Entries are due Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Photos do not need to mounted this year! They will be sent virtually. Entries must include: 4-H’er name, parish, school & grade; category; & a one-line title for each paragraph.
Rules & Regulations:
Four-H is a club for boys & girls ages 9 to 19. Ouachita 4-H enrollment forms for 2020-2021 are now available on our website! New this year is an online enrollment, or you can print & fill out your enrollment form & mail it to us or drop it off at the 4-H office. The online enrollment & the printable forms can be found here. If a 4-H club is available at your school, follow the school’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.
The Ouachita 4-H Photography Club will be participating in the 2020 West Monroe City Hall Christmas Tree Decorating Program! The November meeting will be held from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 19 in front of West Monroe City Hall to decorate our tree & have some fun! For your protection, we will be following social distancing guidelines. To sign up please email email@example.com by Wednesday, November 18. The regular Photography Club meeting time & place for November will be announced on our Facebook page.
Ouachita Parish 4-H, 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: (318) 323-2251Fax: (318) 387-9376
Made Available By: Tara Garlington, Assistant Extension Agent
Visit our website: www.LSUAgCenter.com
William B. Richardson, LSU Vice President for Agriculture
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center;
Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station;
Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service; LSU College of Agriculture
The LSU AgCenter is a statewide campus of the LSU system & provides equal opportunities in programs & employment.
Louisiana State University is an equal opportunity/access university.