LINCOLN PARISH 4-H
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE
201 N. Vienna St.
Clover Chat Ruston, Louisiana 71270
Fax: (318) 251-8697
November 2008 E-mail: Lincoln@agcenter.lsu.edu
Sigma Lambda Chi Meeting. . . . . . .. . . . . …..November 17th
6th Grade 4-H Wii Fit Tournament. . . . . . . …..November 25th
Scavenger Hunt Due Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …November 30th 4-H Pet Show Results
Beef Poster Contest Due Date. . . . . . . . . . . . ...December 19th
Dairy Poster Contest Due Date …. .…. ………December 19th Most Unusual or Any Other
Christmas Cookie Contest Championship ……December 23rd Name School Placing
Joseph Pearce Grambling Middle 1st
Jr. Award Excellence Due Date . . . . . . . . . . . .January 7th Magnet School
Key Club Award Due Date……………………January 7th Laura White Choudrant Elementary 2nd
Honey Bee Essay Due Date…………………...January 26th School
4-H Foods Festival……… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. February 16th Mercie Colvin Ruston High School 3rd
Best Dressed Cat
Name School Placing
Destiny Thompson Hico 1st
Darby Rowland A.E. Phillips 2nd
Sigma Lambda Chi Meeting Jamie Johnson Glenview Elementary 3rd
The next Lincoln Parish 4-H Sigma Lambda Chi Name School Placing
meeting will be held November 17th at the 4-H Brittany Colvin
office. We will be bowling turkeys while tailgating. Home
Madraline Sandefur I.A. Lewis 3rd
There will be a discussion and sign up for 4-H U. It Best Trained Dog
is important that you attend so that you can hear Name School Placing
about each contest and learn about cost to attend. Emily Higginbotham A.E. Phillips 1st
Madison McBrian A.E. Phillips 2nd
Katelyn Mall Hillcrest Elementary 3rd
6th Grade 4-H Wii Fit Tournament Name
On Nov. 25 , the 6 Grade 4-H Wii Fit Tournament Kaely Richardson Choudrant Elementary 1st
will be held at the OWL Center, located at 1523 Hwy Peyton Farris Glenview Elementary 2nd
Kellie Morrow Choudrant Elementary 3rd
563 in Dubach, from 1:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Wii’ll Ugliest Dog
see which 6th grade 4-H member is the fittest of the Name School Placing
fit – no really – Wii’ll just be funnest of the fun! Brittany Malone Ruston Junior High 1st
Kalyn Red Choudrant Elementary 2nd
Lauren Walters Bethel Christian 3rd
Early Enrollment Winner Name
Our Early Enrollment Winner is Amber Smith Elizabeth Parker
from Glenview Elementary. Loron S. Methodist Children’s 3rd
Best Dressed Dog
Name School Placing
He Has a Name! Katelyn Mall
Our 4-H mascot has been named! His name is Aubri Skinner Cedar Creek 3rd
Feisty! The lucky 4-H’er who named ole Feisty is Name School Placing
Emily Colvin from A.E. Phillips. J.J. Cummings Choudrant Elementary 1st
Best Long Haired Cat
Name School Placing
Ryan Howard Choudrant High 1st
Sarah Grace Patterson Bethel Christian 2nd
Eat solid fats and added sugars less often. These add
Biggest Cat extra calories and provide few nutrients or sometimes
Name School Placing even none at all.
Ryan Howard Choudrant High 1st
Sarah Grace Bethel Christian 2nd
Eat enough fat-free or low-fat milk or milk products for
Patterson calcium and lean meats or beans for iron.
Best Short Haired Cat Choose plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole-grain breads
Name School Placing and cereals.
Chelsey Echols Choudrant Elementary 1st You can use visual cues to help you figure out how many
Emily Higginbotham A.E. Phillips 2nd servings of a food you are actually eating. These common items
J.J. Cummings Choudrant Elementary 3rd
will help you visualize the size of common measures of food:
Small computer mouse = about ½ cup
Bicycle Rodeo Winners Baseball = about 1 medium fruit or 1 cup
1st Plaee : Garrett Woods 8-ounce glass = 1 cup of milk
2 9-volt batteries = about 1 ½ ounces cheese
2nd Place: Marshall Langley 6-inch plate = 1 tortilla (6 inches)
3rd Place: Jonah Roberson Deck of cards = about 3 ounces of meat, poultry or fish
Try these tips to help you eat enough but not too much:
The winners received ribbons and a brand Skip the urge to eat from a bag. Measure out one
new helmet as prizes donated by Turbo serving and put the rest away.
Buy packages that contain just one serving.
Goat of Ruston. If you buy a big package, put small amounts into
WIN $100.00 FOR YOUR separate bags or containers. Eat just what is in one of
the smaller bags.
PARISH 4-H ! Slow down when eating so your stomach has time to
talk to your brain. If you eat too fast, you may eat too
An old trophy or a photo of a 4-H’er having much and get stuffed. Allow your stomach 20 minutes
to let your brain know it is full.
fun can win $100.00 for your parish 4-H foundation!
A Centennial Scavenger Hunt sponsored by the
Louisiana 4-H Foundation will take place through Ms. Margaret, our secretary, has a great idea for us to
November 30, 2008 to find photos, medals, trophies, be able to help others and be of service to our
clothing, demonstration materials, record books, 4-H community and fellow students. We will hold a
camp memorabilia, etc. for developing exhibits in the parish wide food drive to benefit the RPAR
Louisiana 4-H Museum. Backpack Program for Kids. As fortunate as many of
Cash prizes of $100.00 will be awarded by us are, it may be hard for us to believe that there are
December 31, 2008 to parish 4-H foundations whose some children in Lincoln Parish that go home on the
residents submit the best entries in 20 categories. See weekends or during the holiday season to a home
the list of categories at where they have very little food to eat. So, RPAR
http://www.lsuagcenter.com/4hmuseum and click on developed the Backpack Program for Kids so that
the link to “Centennial Scavenger Hunt.” children who benefit from school lunch during the
For more information contact: Rose Anne school week don’t spend the weekend or holiday
St. Romain, 4-H Museum Coordinator, season hungry. Backpack meals are sent home with
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: these children to be eaten during times that school in
(318) 964-2245 Cell: (225) 937—2114. not in session. This is what we need you to do – get
everyone to participate, involve your whole school,
turn your food drive items in at your school, and
Eat Enough . . . Not Too Much collect only pop tarts, peanut butter,
When you don’t eat enough, you may miss out on nutrients that
you need for energy and for good health. Your body needs spaghetti o’s, and pudding cups. We will pick up
nutrients to grow strong and healthy. If you eat too much, you all of the food items your club/school collects during
may get more food energy (calories) than you need to grow and the end of November and first of December and then
move. This might result in weight gain also. The best solution
is to eat enough, but not too much. deliver it to RPAR. The club that collects the most
Here are some tips to help you eat smart: items will receive an ice cream sundae party and a
personal visit from Ms. Margaret!
4-H Beef Poster Contest Vocal
Every 4-H Club member is allowed to enter the 4-H 1st place The Lonidiers/ Hawkins
Beef Poster Contest. The purpose of the contest is to 2nd place Sarah Blalock
learn more about beef and/ or beef products and their 3rd Place David H.
importance to human health. You should make a
poster telling a story of beef and/ or beef products. Instrumental
The finished poster should be appropriate for use on a 1st place Michael Thompson & Jacob Cain
billboard. The rules are as follows: Dance
Poster must be on 11’ X 14” white poster 1st Place Rebekah N.
board only or they will be disqualified. 2nd Place Amanda,
Place your name, address, age, grade, and Kristen, Rebecah, Shakendra
parish on the upper right corner of the back of 3rd Place Rebecca E.
Poster should generate positive images of
beef and beef products. 4-H Dairy Poster Contest
Get ideas from magazines, parents, friends, Every 4-H club member is allowed to enter the 4-H
nutrion bulletins, Beef Ambassador Fact Dairy Poster Contest. You will need to design a
Sheets, and meat publications. Materials are poster to convince people to eat and drink dairy
also available from your butcher, super products. Be sure to follow the rules below or you
market, the American Meat Institute, or will be disqualified:
National Livestock and Meat Board.
Must be on 22” x 28” white poster board
Do Not use copyrighted materials (i.e.
cartoon charaters, advertisements, logos, etc.)
that are copyrighted may not be used on the Do not attach anything to the poster that is
posters and will be disqualified. more than ½ inch thick.
Computer generated clip-art may be used on Print name, address, grade, school, and parish
the poster if it is not copyrighted material. on back of poster in the upper right hand
Divion I – 4th, 5th, and 6th grades corner.
Division II – 7th, 8th, and 9th grades
Division III – 10th, 11th, and 12th grades You should be able to read the poster in 15
Posters are due to the 4-H office by seconds or less.
Divion I – 4th, 5th, and 6th grades
December the 19th. Division II – 7th, 8th, and 9th grades
Talent Show Contest Results Division III – 10th, 11th, and 12th grades
Junior Division Posters are due to the 4-H office by
Vocal December the 19th.
1st place Aubrey Simmons
2nd place Katey Posey
3rd Place Emiley Bryant
1st place Abby Simmons
1st Place Darby Rowland
2nd Place Terra Hinton
JR. Award of Excellence
This award gives recognition to a junior high school If your school 4-H club holds a 4-H
Christmas Cookie Contest and if you win
4-H club member who has shown outstanding
leadership ability in their club and community. If
you have received this award in the past, you are not 1st,2nd, or 3rd place in that contest then you
eligible to enter a second time. The basic will be eligible to compete in the Lincoln
requirements are as follows:
Must be under the age of 14 by January 1
Parish 4-H Christmas Cookie Contest
4-H member for 2 years
Championship. The Championship round
Must score 100 points on application/
will be held December
scoredard. November Fun Fact
The application is attached to this newsletter. The 23, 2008 at the 4-H Joe DiMaggio, the
deadline for turning in your application is Office and will begin at legendary baseball star,
th was born November 25,
January 7 . 2:00 p.m. Since our 1914. DiMaggio was a 3-
focus this year is fitness time MVP winner and
and nutrition – we 13-time All-Star. At the
time of his retirement at
encourage you to add age 36, he had the fifth-
some nutrition to your most career (361) and
Fast Foods Fit cookie recipes with sixth-highest slugging
Heading to a local burger place with friends? percentage (.579) in
Cruising the food court at the mall?
fruits, nuts, fiber, etc. history. He is also the
Ordering out for pizza? Most fast-food meals and only player in baseball
snacks are high in fat, calories, and sodium, and history to be selected
for the All-Star Game in
they’re low in fiber, calcium, and other nutrients, too.
every season he played.
Most orders don’t have many fruits, vegetables, or
calcium-rich foods (such as milk)either. You can be
smart when ordering fast foods. Key Club Award
For enough fruits and veggies… This award gives recognition to a high school 4-H
Ask for tomato, lettuce, and other veggies on your member who has shown outstanding leadership ability on
sandwich. their club and community. If you have won in the past,
Order a fruit smoothie. you are not eligible to enter a second time. The due date
Get a salad instead of fries. is January 7th. The basic requirements are as follows:
Load pizza with veggies.
Must be 16 years of age.
For enough calcium… 4-H Member for 3 years.
Drink low-fat milk with fast food.
Order cheese on a burger or sandwich.
Must be in Jr. Leaders.
Buy low-fat or fat-free yogurt if you can. Must score 140 points on application form.
The application is attached to this newsletter.
For less solid fat…
Order regular-size burgers, burritos, and tacos.
Split a small order of fries with a friend, or skip them.
Order grilled chicken.
Skip cream cheese, bacon, sour cream, and butter.
For less added sugar…
Order a regular-size soda or water.
Skip fruit pies.
For more food variety…
Try something different: wraps, sushi, veggie
sandwiches, or __________________________
Thanksgiving Activities for the
Encourage your family to fit activity into our holiday get
together. Here are some fun games to
Honey Bee Essay Contest get you and your family moving.
Topic: “The Dance Language of Bees” Object of the Game: Cross the finish line with your
Awards: Cash prizes to top 3 National Winners: pumpkin first.
1st Place $750 Needed:
• 2 sticks
2nd Place $500 • 2 large pumpkins (have some backup pumpkins for good
3rd Place $250. measure)
Playing the Game:
National winners receive an appropriate book about Have 2 racers link up at a starting line. Position one
honey bees, beekeeping, or honey. Due to the 4-H pumpkin on its side in front of each racer.
office on January 26th. Rules: On the starting signal, racers use their stick to push the
1. Typed or computer-generated, double spaced, pumpkin down the race lane. First racer
to finish wins. Team up for a relay.
12pt. (times or similar type style), on one side
of white paper following standard manuscript Object of the Game: Find the most turkeys - great game
format. for small children.
2. Write on the designated subject only. Needed:
3. All factual statements must be referenced • 10-20 pictures of turkeys, place stickers or draw pictures
of turkeys on index cards
with bibiliographical style end notes.
Playing the Game:
4. A Honey Bee Essay Cover Sheet Pick one player to be leader. After all other players have
(which is attached to this newsletter) left the room, the leader hides all the
pictures around the room (or yard). On the starting signal,
and a brief biographical sketch of the essayist begin the hunt. The hunter with the
including date of birth, gender, complete most turkeys, wins.
mailing address, and telephone number must Pumpkin Bowling
accompany the essay. Object of the Game: Knock over bowling pins.
5. Length: the essay should be 750-1000 words. Needed:
• (10) 2 liter bottles
The word count does not include the end
• Several small pumpkins (approx. 6 in diameter)
notes nor the bibliographical sketch. Playing the Game:
6. Essays will be judged on: (a) scope of Set up the 10 pins/bottles in 4 rows (1 pin in row 1, 2 pins
research, 40% (b) accuracy, 30% (c) in row 2, 3 pins in row 3, 4 pins in row
creativity, 10% (d) conciseness (e) logical 4). Mark off a starting line on the lawn several feet (10 feet
or more) from the pins. Give each
development of the topic, 10%
player two tries to know down the pins. Score as with
Lincoln Parish 4-H Foods Festival bowling or make it easy 1 pin is 1 point.
The annual Foods Festival will be held on February Most points wins.
16th at Grace United Methodist Church. Time and
contest rules will be included in the December
Amanda J. Simmons Gary A. Stockton
Assoc. Extension Agent County Agent
(4-H Youth (ANR/4-H)
Healthy Holiday Fitness Membership and special accommodation for your participation in these
programs, please contact the 4-H Office at 251-5134. Participation in activities
Challenge and events are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, national
origin, gender, religion, age, veteran status, or disability. If you have a
Get Moving disability that requires