4-H H S I R E PA N I B A S OCTOBER 2008 Inside this issue: CLOVER TALK Fashion Revue/Beef & Egg Cookery Saturday, November 22nd @ Many Fairgrounds Fashion Revue Beef & Egg Cookery It’s time to get your sewing machines out! After several requests, we have moved a few contests to earlier in the year. The Sew With Cotton and Fashion Revue will be held on Saturday, November 22nd at 10:00 am. Garments will be due to the Extension Office by 4:30pm on Friday, November 14th. Earlier, Saturday, November 22nd at 8:00am, we will have our Parish Beef & Egg Cookery Contests. The remaining cookery contests will be scheduled for a time during Spring of 2009. The Beef & Egg Categories will only be competed on at this time. This gives you a chance to enter more dishes and not have to cook so much the night before! So start thinking about what to make! Age Groups: Grades 4-6; Grades 7-8; Grades 9-12. Divisions: Apron, Boxer Shorts or Sleepwear, Skirt, Casual Outfit, Special Occasion Outfit, Other (quilts, purses, pillow cases, dog clothing, etc.) See Registration Form. You may enter one dish in each of the five categories: Beef—Quick & Easy, OneDish Meal; Egg—Main Dish, Appetizer/Salad, or Dessert. See Cookery Contest Rules. Pumpkin Carving Contest Monday, October 27th Yes, we’re still on for our Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Bring your pumpkin, a pattern, and your carving tools, and you will be all set for this year’s contest! Games, prizes, candy, friends, and lots of SPOOOKY FUN—It’s all in store for you at this year’s Pumpkin Carving Contest! We’ll be waiting for you at the Many Fairgrounds at 6:00pm on Monday, October 27th! You can even wear your costumes! You will be the judge for our scariest pumpkins of the year! Quiz Bowl 2 Officer Training 2 Interviewing Skills 2 National 4-H 3 Week State Records Two Events: 3 Pumpkins are 3 Nutritious One Big Fun Day! CALENDAR 4 WELCOME BACK TO 4-H! State Fair: Quiz Bowl & Talent Show—October 25th Quiz Bowl—Livestock or Nutrition Get your teams together now to be in this year’s State Fair Quiz Bowls! Nutrition Team and Livestock Teams will both compete after the Talent Show on the afternoon of October 25th at the State Fairgrounds in Shreveport, LA. State winning team receives a trophy a $75. The second place team receives a trophy and $25. Team members receive ribbons, and third place receives a trophy and ribbons. Livestock Quiz Bowl Teams of 3-5 members are welcome, and there will be one division for all ages. Matches will last until one team reaches 200 points, and the contest will be set up in tournament-style elimination. Questions from the Quiz Bowl will come from 4-H Project Books and other references specified for study by Extension Nutrition Specialists. Teams must Teams of 3-5 members (one division for all ages) are welcome. Questions come from the 4-H Project Books for Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Sheep, Swine, and Goats. Matches will last until one team reaches 200 points. Contest will be set up in tournament-style elimination. Teams must be registered by October 9th. Nutrition Quiz Bowl be registered before October 9th. Prizes are the same as for the Livestock Quiz Bowl. Talent Show If you placed first in the Sabine Parish Fair’s Talent Show, you are eligible to attend the State Fair’s Talent Show. Entries must be turned in at the Sabine Parish Extension Office no later than 10:00 am October 9th with contestants’ names, addresses, phone numbers, and their entry. Questions? Need Study Materials? Contact Julia at 256-3406 or [email protected] Officer Training for All School 4-H Club Officers Monday, November 3rd at 6pm Learn how to fulfill your responsibilities to your club as a 2008-2009 club officer. What does a Parliamentarian do? How detailed do my Secretary’s notes have to be? For many of you, this may be your first time as an officer, and we want you to be prepared and ready to make your club members happy with all the hard work you put into it! Junior Leader Officers will be conducting the trainings for each office; so, you will be able to see how they have pro- The training will be held at the Extension Office in Many (next to the Post Office) at 6pm on Monday, Nov. 3rd. All officers are encouraged to attend. Interviewing Skills Contest Monday, December 1st Ok, guys! Easy question: Who wants to bring home the Benjamin’s, the Ben Franks, the Big Bucks!? Of course, all of you do! Before you start a job and making the moo-lah, you have to go to a job interview. The importance of a job interview depends on how bad you want that job. Is just any old job okay with you? Or do Page 2 “To Make the Best Better” gressed through the years to become officers of the Parish Teen Leadership Club and also some of our State Leadership Board members will be there to assist you and tell you about being on a State Leadership team, which is an opportunity for high school students. (4-H Motto) 50% of our Current Louisiana Legislators Were in 4-H! you want one that is rewarding? Do you want to do something exciting? What about having a career that is meaningful to you, your family, and helps others around you? Hopefully, you all will learn what you want to do one day and set goals for yourselves. Preparing for an interview is so important because it can get you the job you want and the one you’ve worked for. In 4-H, we work to help you reach your goals and become hard-working, responsible adults. Learn how to prepare for your first interview at Interviewing Skills, and don’t miss out on your future! • Monday, Dec. 1st • 6:00 pm • Location TBA CLOVER TALK National 4-H Week: “Keeping It Green!” October 5-11, 2008 4-H’ers from across the nation will be “Keeping It Green” as they celebrate 2008 National 4-H Week by raising awareness about environmental issues and initiating environmental projects that make a positive difference in their communities. Throughout National 4-H Week and the year, 4-H’ers solve problems in their communities, raise awareness about environmental issues, and make a difference for their futures in the spirit of 4H’s vision to create a world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change. Ideas to Promote 4-H • Cute Candies: “We’re Bursting w/ Fun!” Use a Starburst. • Put up posters: “Keep it Green & Clean.” • Plant a 4-H Flower Box at your school. • Host a school clean up day and provide snacks. 4-H Regional Coordinator, Karen Martin, sports a clover leaf from a 4-H piñata on her head to show her 4-H Spirit! Which “H” is for Head? State Record Book Wins Blue Ribbons Michaela Powell Congratulations to Michaela Powell, who entered the State Record Book Contest. Michaela is a 9th grader at Belmont University Christian Academy and is a member of the Sabine Parish Junior Leader Club. She entered the Good Provider Contest and was the First Alternate for the New Orleans trip in November. She also entered her Record Book in the Dog Care Project Area and the Livestock Project Area, where she received Blue Ribbons in both of those contests. Entering your Record Books in the State Records Contests can bring forth lots of trips, prizes, money, savings bonds, and ribbons! You work hard already on your books, why not send them in for the State Contests!? Questions? Contact Mrs. Julia at 318-2563406 about entering your book in the State Contest this coming year! Start saving your pictures and news articles! Pumpkins Are Nutritious!! Did you know pumpkins are 90% water? While this may seem surprising, many fruits and vegetables are largely water. Pumpkins are just plain good for you. They are low in fat, low in calories, loaded with vitamins and very tasty too! Here are some stats on what’s in one cup of pumpkin puree: Calories: OCTOBER 80 Carbohydrates: 19 grams Cholesterol: 0 Fat: less than 1 gram Potassium: 588 milligrams Protein: 2.4 grams Vitamin A: 310% of RDA Vitamin C: 20% of RDA Page 3 Sabine Parish 4-H 1125 W. Mississippi Ave. Suite B Many, LA 71449 Kids Cooking Camp at Northwestern November 24-26 Phone: 318-256-3406 Fax: 318-256-6339 E-mail: [email protected] Join us for a fun 3 day cooking cam p! Campers will prepare over 10 delicious, healthy snacks and meals! You will also learn the importance of food and kitchen safety, participate in games and cool exercise activities. OPEN TO ALL 4TH—6TH GRADERS! www.lsuagcenter.c SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER NOW om ! Times: 8am-12noon Nov. 24 & 25 8am-1pm Nov. 26 Only 16 camper spots on a FIRST COM E, FIRST SERVE BASIS! See Flyer and Registration Form. Calendar OCTOBER 4 BB GUN SHOOTOUT FAIRGROUNDS 8:30-2 FREE TO ALL/LUNCH PROVIDED 10 AGCELLENT EXPO 13 JUNIOR LEADERS 6PM @ EXTN OFFICE 16-17 SURVIVOR CAMP 25 TALENT SHOW @ STATE FAIR 26 QUIZ BOWLS @ STATE FAIR 27 PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST FAIRGROUNDS (MANY) 6PM NOVEMBER 3 OFFICER TRAINING DECEMBER 1 INTERVIEWING SKILLS CONTEST 6PM; LOCATION TBA 8 JUNIOR LEADERS 6PM @ EXTN. OFFICE 10 JUNIOR LEADERS 6PM @ EXTN. OFFICE 14 GARMENTS DUE FOR FASHION REVUE 6PM @ EXTN. OFFICE 22 BEEF & EGG COOKERY 8-10 MANY FAIRGROUNDS 22 FASHION REVUE 10-12 MANY FAIRGROUNDS 24-26 KIDS COOKING CAMP Note: If you have a disability which requires special assistance for your participation in any of the meetings or activities, please contact the Sabine Parish Extension Office at (318) 256-3406.
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