If your child joined 4-H, this is a copy of the newsletter that your child should bring home this month.
Bring in donations and receive Clover Bucks!
The Clover Bucks you collect through the school year can be used for purchases at the FUN DAY store!
October will be our first month of the new school year to start giving back to our community. St. Jude Satellite at the LSU Med Center has requested these items; Suckers, Animal Crackers, or Little Debbie Snacks. Choose one, two, or all and bring to your OCTOBER 4-H Club Meeting. St. Jude is presently treating 20 patients at this location and these treats are given to the kids at a party to celebrate the end of their chemotherapy.
Winning T-shirt design by Hunter Jordan, W.T. Lewis Elementary
4-H Office •PO Box 370•Benton, LA•71006•318 965-2326
6 Labor Day, 4-H Office Closed
17 4-H Leaders’ Training, LA Boardwalk, 8:30am-2:30pm
25 Bossier Parish Livestock Show, State Fairgrounds, 7:00am registration
25 Bossier Parish Pet Show, State Fairgrounds, 1:00pm registration
3-9 National 4-H Week – “Celebrate 4-H”
5 Officer Training, WT Lewis Elementary, 3:45-4:30pm
5 Talent Show Try-outs, WT Lewis., Activities Bldg., 4:45-6:00pm
18 Fall Break
18 Submit State Fair entries (Ag. Bldg.), 8:30am–6:00pm
18 Sign–Up for Fashion Camp begins
21 State Fair of Louisiana opens and runs through Nov. 7th
23 Talent Show at the State Fair and Quiz Bowl, Beef Barn, 9:00am
30 BB Gun Contest, Beef Barn, 1:00 pm
3-6 AgMagic at the State Fair FUN! FUN!
8 Pick up State Fair Entries, 1:00-6:00pm…NO EARLIER!
13 LSU vs. UL-Monroe game
19 Fashion Camp Sign-up ends
19 Challenge Camp Sigh-Up begins
25-26 Thanksgiving, 4-H Office Closed
Go on-line to get the latest
Information for Bossier Parish
• www.lsuagcenter.com/Bossier• Facebook: Bossier Parish 4-H
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PARISH LIVESTOCK SHOW
The Bossier Parish Livestock Show will be held at the State Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 25th. Registration begins at 7:00 am and the show will start at 8:30 am. Even if you do not have livestock to show, make plans to come out and watch your fellow 4-H’ers, and have some fun. Stay for the pet show afterwards!
Concessions will be available!
REGISTER AT 1:00 PM, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH
PET SHOW AT THE STATE FAIRGROUNDS
Smallest, Largest, Most Unusual, Best Groomed, Best Trick, Softest Fur, and Best Costume are the 7 categories of choice in which you may enter your pet(s) at $3 per category. Your pet must be domestic, not wild life. All animals must arrive in a cage or on a leash and kept contained throughout the show. Trophies will be awarded for 1st place and ribbons will be awarded for 2nd through 5th places. Show starts at 1:45pm. Ask your leader for details or call the 4-H office at 965-2326.
4-H OFFICER TRAINING“I now call this meeting to order.” Which officer at your 4-H club meeting will be saying this at the beginning of each of your meetings? If you have been elected to an office and are not sure what your duties are, then make plans to join us for the Bossier Parish 4-H Officer Training to be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 3:45pm until 4:30pm at W.T. Lewis Elementary (4701 Modica Lott Rd.). We hope to see you there!To be held with the 4-H Pet Show on September 25th. Ribbons will be awarded to
Cloverbuds in the category
“My Favorite Pet”.
Would you like to win $20, $15, or $10? Learn more about poultry and eggs and their importance to healthy bodies. Make a Poster encouraging or promoting the consumption of poultry or eggs. Use a 22”x28” poster board to illustrate a billboard design. This contest is open to all 4-H and FFA members, grades 4th -12th, with three age divisions. To enter and a chance to win one of the cash prizes, go online and type in www.statefairoflouisiana.com. Click on Livestock, then Junior Division, then Poultry Poster Contest for the complete rules. Your poster and an entry form are due on October 23, 2010 at the State Fair Poultry Barn or State Fair Office by noon.
NATIONAL 4-H WEEK
“Meet The Future”
October 3-9, 2010
Celebrate 4-H by joining your school or special interest club. Then, ask your friends to join 4-H, too! 4-H has a year full of events that are geared to all age groups. Do you like to cook; we have a contest for that. Do you like to camp; we have camping events you can attend. Do you like community service; we have monthly projects that need your help and donations. Do you like to build things; enter our Birdhouse Contest. If that isn’t enough, then select your project book, complete it, and turn it in by the spring deadline for a chance to win an award at Awards Night in May 2011. We look forward to you being a part of Bossier Parish 4-H!
Half Beef Raffle
Mr. Alex and Ms. Jeannie are looking for a few ambitious 4-H members who would like to participate in the Nutrition or Livestock Quiz Bowl. These competitions will be held on October 23rd, at the State Fair of Louisiana.
They will teach you all you need to know in order to answer questions
against other parish teams. Practice dates will be announced
once teams are established.
Call today for sign-up!
BOSSIER PARISH 4-H QUIZ TEAMS
TALENT SHOW TRY-OUTS
Is your talent vocal, dance, instrumental, or other? Start practicing now for the annual 4-H talent show try-outs. Make plans to attend on Tuesday, Oct. 5th, at W.T. Lewis from 4:45-6:00pm. The time limit is 7 minutes and the maximum group size is 8 people. Each school may enter one finalist for each division and the top three winners will compete with other parishes at the State Fair Talent Show on Oct. 23rd, at 9:00am.
Did you know, you can win prize money and ribbons for your special craft items? Sewing, Knitting, Arts & Crafts, Photography, and MANY MORE types of items, made this year, will be accepted for competition. Once the fair opens, you will be able to visit the Agricultural Bldg. to view your items and see if you have won a ribbon! If you’re interested in entering items at the State Fair of Louisiana, go to the following website for information: www.statefairoflouisiana.com . On the first page, click on “Competitive Exhibits”, second page “Junior” (for specific rules and categories), and also on “Entry Forms” (at top of 1st page) to download the form required for identifying your entries. Entries will be accepted at the Agricultural Building (located on the State Fair of Louisiana Fairgrounds) on Monday, October 18th, 8:30 am to 6:00 p.m. After the fair is over, your items may be picked up at the same location on Monday, November 8th, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. The staff will need extra time to finalize the check-out procedure on all items, so NO EARLY pick-ups please!
Two drawings for 1/2 of a processed and wrapped beef
Proceeds will support the Bossier Parish 4-H Livestock Show Team
Need not be present to win
Serio’s Feed and Seed, Inc.
Bellevue Meat Processing Plant
George W. Chambers IV
SAMPLEDrawing on: Saturday, January 29, 2011, Noon
State Fairgrounds of Louisiana
BB GUN CONTEST
Beef Barn – 1:00 pm
Last year’s annual PENNY DRIVE brought in $1,296.06!
These copper coins will help our Bossier Parish 4-H
by paying for much needed program materials and to
help send a few kids to summer camp. Top donating
clubs were: Curtis Elem. $600.00
Princeton Elem. $450.00
Benton Middle $98.82
Thanks to all 12 of the clubs that participated!We are working on putting together our Outdoor Skills program for the new 4-H year. This program can offer archery, BB gun, ATV safety, nature identification, .22 rifle, black powder, and more, provided we have the required, certified instructors. If you know of an adult that is certified or is willing to attend classes for certification in any of the above sports, please have them contact our office at 965-2326.
If you are a Bossier Parish 4-H member and are interested in joining or rejoining the Outdoor Skills program, please call the 4-H office at 965-2326, and we will put you on our email list. You will receive email notices of upcoming events.
A NEW YEAR WITH CLOVERBUDS! This 4-H based group will be open to kids ages 5-8 and to the first 100, dues paid, enrollers. Our leader is Christi Turner. Ms. Christi is a former 4-H’er, Fashion Board Leader, and Jr. Leadership volunteer. The first meeting is September 9th, 6-7:00 pm at Waller Elementary with monthly meetings rotating locations to accommodate all parish members. The group needs co-sponsors and volunteers! If you have an interest in being in on the fun and excitement of CLOVERBUDS, please contact Christi Turner at 572-4062 or email at email@example.com.
REGULATIONSThe contest is open to all youth 9-18 years of age. Youth wanting to compete must pre-register by Wednesday, October 26, 2010 and submit a $5.00 registration fee to:
LSU AgCenter- Webster Office
1202 Homer Road
Minden LA 71055
Divisions will be determined by the age the day of the contest.
The order of fire will be 4 shots standing, 4 shots prone, 4 shots sitting, and 4 shots kneeling.
Targets and ammunition will be provided. Targets will be NRA-AR4/10 fired at 5 meters.
Guns WILL BE provided.
Slings may be used in all positions with exception of standing. No telescopic sights may be used. Iron sites only.
External modifications may be limited to rear sights only. No internal modifications may be made. Total weight limit may not exceed six pounds.
Once fire has begun, there will be no firing off range for safety reasons.
The top three shooters in each division will be recognized. 75% of the entry fees will be jackpotted back with an additional $75.00 per division added money to be divided among the top 3 shooters.
2010 State Fair BB GUN
$5 Entry Fee
Make Checks Payable to: LSU AgCenter
City, ST, Zip______________________
Age on 11/3/08 ___________________
Parent Name _____________________
Last March, our 4-H members participated in
raising funds for MDA. Seven Clubs puttheir best foot forward and sold MDA
Shamrocks totaling $3,941!
Way to go Bossier 4-H!
The top 3 selling clubs were:
Kerr Elementary $1,018
W.T. Lewis Elementary $ 920
Legacy Elementary $ 800
Horse Show ResultsThree Bossier 4-H’ers competed in the NW District Horse Show held in June. Here are the results:
Maggie Brakeville ~ Blue Ribbons in Pole Bending & Barrel Racing & a Red Ribbon in Stake RacingAlex Sauer ~Purple Ribbons in Pole Bending & Barrel Racing
Hannah Bliesner ~ Purple Ribbons in Western Pleasure & Horsemanship, Trail, Arabian Mare & Champion Arabian Mare. Blue Ribbons in Barrel Racing & Western Showmanship. White Ribbon in Pole Bending.The 41st annual LA 4-H State Horse Show was held July 6-10, 2010. The following Bossier Parish 4-H’ers placed in these divisions:
Alex Sauer ~ 1st Pole Bending & 5th Barrel RacingOlivia Willcox~ 1st Dressage (13 & under)2nd in Western Horseman-ship, Western Riding, Trail, & Hunter Under Saddle ~ 4th Hunt Seat Equitation
Hannah Bliesner ~ Reserve Arabian Horse
Great job, girls!
Bossier Parish 4-H took 19 participants to the 2010 4-H University held on the LSU Baton Rouge campus, June 22nd-24th. There were 38 competitive contests and 8 non-competitive Clover College tracts this year. The participants were: Wendy Alderman, Brittany Andrews, Josh Barrett, Maggie Brakeville, Clint DeLaune, Chris Cates, Daniel Doran, Emma Hollenshead, Lance Holt, Richard Lopez, Mitchell Matthews, Ben Moore, Derrick Moore, Alex Sauer, Chelsea Smith, Le’Kayla Smith, Robert Stephens, Colton Torres, and Nathan Vercher. Chaperons for the group were Mrs. Jeannie, Mrs. Christi, Mr. Alex & Mrs. Alderman. We didn’t bring home the “gold” this year, but the 4-H’ers had a lot of fun!
The North LA Regional Shooting Sports contest was held April 29th - May 1st. The following members participated:
Sr. Advanced Shotgun: Josh Barrett & Sam Brookshire
Jr. Advanced Shotgun: Skylar Woodall
Sr. Modified Shotgun: Tyler McDonaldJr. Modified Shotgun: Clayton Clark, Trent Albritton, Blake
Shamsie, Eli Stinson, & Reed BeardenArchery National Comp: Colton Madden, Kevin Flattmann,
Nathan Vercher, Chris Cates, & Alexandra Collier
Jr. Compound Archery: Chad Wood
Jr. Genesis: Reed Bearden
Muzzle Loading: Colton Madden & Katlyn McEachern
BB Gun: Tyler McDonald & Matthew SzempruchSmallbore Rifle: Josh Fortmann & Nathan Vercher
The State Shoot took place the following weekend. The following members placed in their divisions:
Sr. Advance Shotgun: Josh Barrett & Sam Brookshire-top 30
Jr. Advance Shotgun: Skylar Woodall-5th
Jr. Modified Shotgun: Eli Stinson-14thArchery National Comp: *Colton Madden-3rd, Kevin
Flattmann-4th, Nathan Vercher-5th, Chris Cates-8th, Alexandra Collier-10th
Jr. Compound Archery: Chad Wood-2nd
Muzzle Loading: Colton Madden-2nd & Katlyn McEachern-3
BB Gun: Tyler McDonald-8th
Smallbore Rifle: Nathan Vercher-4th & Josh Fortmann-5th
The National Competition took place in Memphis. Colton Madden represented Bossier Parish as a part of the Louisiana 4-H team. Louisiana took 3rd place in the 4-H NATIONAL COMPETITION! Way to go Colton & Team Louisiana!
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It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability. If you have a disability which requires special assistance for your participation in a meeting, please contact the 4-H Office at 965-2326 three days prior to the meeting so that special needs can be met
Assistant County Agent
Many of our 4-H’ers turned in their Portfolios last spring and three were submitted, by our office, to the State competition. Congratulations.....
Blue Ribbon Winner
7th Grade Junior Achievement
BOSSIER 4-H’ER WINS JR. DUCK STAMP COMPETITION
Alex Sauer, a junior at Benton High School, was asked by her school to enter the stamp competition by drawing a picture of a duck and she decided to do it in an oil painting. 287 entries from across the state were presented for judging, and Alex won! Alex is very active in Bossier 4-H. She shows livestock, competes in horse shows, is involved in the Service Learning program, and has competed at 4-H University for the past 2 years. Congratulations, Alex!
State Show Results