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Natchitoches 4-H Newsletter

February 2013 624 Second Street Natchitoches, LA 71457 (318) 357-2224

Dates & February



DUE: Honey Bee Essays

4-H Office


District Livestock Show

Alexandria, LA


Archery Practice

Fish Hatchery


4-H U Jambalaya Fundraiser

4-H Office

9-16 LSU Livestock Show

Gonzales, LA


Jr. Leader Meeting

Arts Center


Horse Club Meeting

Old River Farms

~TEAM SOLUTIONS~ Everyone experiences problems from time to time. Some of our problems are big and complicated, while others may be more easily solved. There is no shortage of challenges and issues that can arise . Whether problems or small, they need to be dealt with constructively and fairly. Problem solving and critical thinking refers to the ability to use knowledge, facts and data to effectively solve problems. How would you handle the following the situations? It’s hard work to keep a team working well together. What would you say to or do about a team member in the following situations? 1. Is always late… 2. Whispers to others or starts side conversations during discussions...


Archery Practice

Fish Hatchery


DUE: Food & Fitness Camp Registration

4-H Office


Challenge Camp

Grant Walker Educational Center


DUE: Camp Roughin’ 4-H Office It Registration


Hunters Safety Class

Fish Hatchery


Rifle & Shotgun Practice

Shooting Range

Page 2…………………………………………Shooting Sports Page 2……………………………………………..Relay for Life Page 3……………………………………...Overnight Camps Page 4…………………………………… Make a Difference

3. Leaves before the job/work is done... 4. Just sits there...

Jr. Leaders Team Up with Relay or Life

WE NEED YOUR HELP! In order for


us to continue our rifle and shotgun shooting



adult volunteers!



You must receive

certified training through the state 4-H office.

The next training nearby is






Don’t worry if you cannot make this training...they




trainings around the state. Contact us to help out!


Parish Jr. Leaders are focusing their efforts this Spring on the American Cancer Society. They are learning about cancer, creating awareness and raising money to help this worthy cause. They are also looking for a few good teammates to join them for the all night event on April 26. Cost to join the team is $10. this

If you would like to help out in





contact Mrs. Gwen at 357-2224 or at



opportunity to learn while having fun.

Calling all Chefs! Pecan,


Poultry & Seafood


Cookery: March 2 Are you a great chef? Do you love to cook? Why not showcase your tasty dish at the Pecan, Poultry and Seafood Cookery on March 2. The event will take place at the Natchitoches Parish Arts Center. Check-in is at 11:00 a.m. and Judging begins at 11:45 a.m. Categories include: Pecan: Cookies, Candy, Other; Poultry: Chicken, Other; Seafood: Crawfish: Shrimp and Crawfish All dishes must be prepared the night before, chilled in the refrigerator and transported on ice in an ice chest. For a complete list of contest rules contact Mrs. Gwen at 318-357-2224.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fish Hatchery To register call 357-2224 Cost: $5.00/lunch


Camping Corner CAMP




Food & Fitness Camp

4th-6th graders

March 16-17



February 18


Grant Walker Educational Center

NUMBER ALLOTED 4 Campers 1 Adult Leader 6 Boys

Camp Roughin’ It

4th-8th graders

March 25-27


February 22

Jimmie Davis State Park

6 Girls 2 Adult Leaders 11 Boys

4-H Summer Camp

4th-6th graders

May 27-31


April 1

Grant Walker Educational Center

11 Girls 2 Adult Leaders

4-H University

13 or older by January 1

June 18-21


May 1

LSU-Baton Rouge


For more information or to register contact your 4-H Agent or 4-H Club Leader! Please keep in mind that overnight, chaperone trained adult volunteers are needed to help take youth to camps! If we do not have enough adult volunteers youth will not be able to attend. Would like to volunteer? Need training? Contact Mrs. Gwen at 357-2224 or email at!

Food and Fitness Camp: Made in the USA The weekend Food and Fitness camp experience is designed for teams of youth to develop knowledge and skills in the area of food and nutrition, diet and fitness, along with building teamwork skills. One of the objectives of the camp is to have teams return to their local programs and share some of their camping experiences with others. Camp Roughin’ It Outdoor cooking, fishing, canoeing, wildlife habitat, hunting safety...Sound like fun? This three day camp is designed for those who love a great outdoor experience. You will come home with a better understanding of our state’s natural resources which you can further utilize to help protect our environment in the years to come.

4-H Summer Camp! Learning to appreciate the outdoors, living together as a group, getting along with others and having FUN! At 4-H Summer Camp, campers will participate in one track of their choice: Dramatic Arts, SET (Science, Engineering & Technology), Outdoor Adventures, Wetlands, Wildlife and YOU!, Fit 4 the Future, or Hunter’s Safety Certification. Camp is open to 4th-6th graders and REGISTRATION IS DUE EARLY THIS YEAR: April 1! Be sure to sign up early...we have limited bed spaces available!

LOCAL YOUTH ATTEND NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPO The Johnson Boys: Cooper and Cole Johnson attended the 39th Annual North American International Livestock Expo sponsored by the Kentucky State Fair Board and the Commonwealth of Kentucky November 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. NAILE is the world’s largest annual purebred livestock show. The Junior Market Wether Goat Show is open to any child ages 6-21. This was the boys first time exhibiting at NAILE and the only Louisiana representation in the Jr. Wether Show. Not only did the boys have an awesome experience to be participants but they did very well in the competition. Cooper won 4th place in his market goat class and he won 5th place in showmanship. Cole won 1st place in his market goat class and 2nd place in showmanship class. Cooper and Cole both attend Provencal and are members of Natchitoches Parish 4-H. THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE STILL NEEDED: PEDIGREE ADULT & PUPPY FOOD, PAPER TOWELS, AND MILK BONES! DUE TO DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ONLY PEDIGREE DOG FOOD WILL BE ACCPETED.

Have something newsworthy? Did your club participate in special project? Send your news to If sending pictures, please identify everyone in the photo!

Mrs. Gwen Fontenot Area Nutrition Agent /4-H Extension Agent Mr. Steve Roberts County/4-H Extension Agent Mrs. Dera Killingsworth Administrative Coordinator

We are collecting baby items this month for the Women’s Resource Center. This includes: baby wipes, baby shampoo & wash, diapers, baby clothes etc. ONLY new baby toys will be accepted. Help make a difference!

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