April 2012

Casey Johnston, McCann, Jimmy D.  |  3/31/2012 12:36:51 AM

Caldwell 4-H members participated in the Area Cookery contest held in March.

Clubs of the Month

Congratulations to the March Clubs of the Month!

1st Columbia 5
2nd Union Central 6
3rd Union Central 5
4th OBCA 4-6
5th OBCA 7-9

Area 4-H Cookery Contest

Caldwell 4-H club members participated in the Area 4-H Cookery Contest on March 6, 2012, at the Rayville Civic Center. Winners included Brooklyn Hatten, Blue Ribbon - Rice Main Dish; Lindsey Coates, 1st place - Rice Any Other; Anna Klair Spangler, Blue Ribbon - Sweet Potato; Lindsey Coates, Blue Ribbon - Egg; Nealy McCoy, Blue Ribbon - Ground Beef; Kyle Parker, 1st place - Any Other Beef. First, second and third place winners received cash awards. Contest participants were involved in fitness and nutrition activities while attending this event. Each of these 4-H'ers was a first or second place winner in the Caldwell 4-H Fall Foods Festival held in November.

4-H'ers Promote Beef

4-H club members participated in the 4-H Beef Poster Contest to learn more about beef and beef products and their importance to human health. Youth were asked to create a poster telling a story about beef and beef products. All 62 participants received ribbons. First, second and third place winners received cash awards. This contest was sponsored by the Caldwell Cattleman's Association and the Caldwell 4-H Foundation. First place posters will compete in the state contest for additional cash awards.

Grades 4-6:

1st place Kelsy Cross
2nd place Taylor Snow
3rd place Gabriel McClanahan

Purple ribbon group:
Cari Scott, Megan Adkins, Larrah Springer, Courtnie Frazier, Drew Frazier, Kyle Henderson, Rowdy James Michaud, Jr., Jaci Williams, Railey Ellerbe, Kirstyn Peterson, Mackenzie Black, Macie Black, Colby Ramos, Gunner Harrison, Reaghan Buckalew, Warner Hatten, Asia Ferguson, Mackenzie Howard, Turner Carr, Billy Johnson, Nick Cherneski, Bailey Carson, Jacob Cooke, Chasity Goff, Adrianna Graham, Katie Turner, Dayton McClanahan, Anna Hunt, Chelsey Wheeler, Madison Gomer, Zac Graves, Victoria Abrams and Lindsey Coates.

Blue ribbon group:
Diamond Roberts, Alex Foy, Brooke Babcock, Ethen Smith, Kristin Strange, Chloe Greene, Jenna Beckley, Jacey Smith, Tristyn Jones, Jessie McCaa, Sierra Holloway, Kacey Rials, William McMahan, Hunter Talbert, Stormy Prough, Kelcey Rials and Garrett Cumpton

Grades 7-9:
1st place Nealy McCoy
2nd place Tracer Houston
3rd place Jessie Cruse

Purple ribbon group:
Shelby Strange, Brooklyn Hatten, Bailey Coates, Hope Reid and Jake Rollins

Grades 10-12:
1st place Krista Weems
2nd place Alicia Foy

Pet Show

4-H members demonstrated their knowledge of animals and animal care during the Caldwell 4-H Pet Show held on March 19, 2012. Twenty-eight animals ranging from geckos to horses were entered in the show. Contest categories were Dogs, Small Animals and Large Animals. All participants received ribbons. First, second, third, fourth and fifth place winners received cash awards. This contest was sponsored by Mixon and Carroll PLC and the Caldwell 4-H Foundation.

Dogs Category
1st place Jake Rollins
2nd place Shelby Strange
3rd place Sarah Guidry
4th place Larrah Springer
5th place Meredith Scroggs
Blue ribbon group: Erin Scott, Rowdy James Michaud, Jr., Cari Scott, Christian Evans, Reaghan Buckalew
Red ribbon group: Gage Stewart, Callie Steines, Hunter Gibson

Small Animals
1st place Jake Rollins
2nd place Abbie McCann
3rd place Tracer Houston
4th place Christian Evans
5th place Meredith Scroggs
Blue ribbon group: Destiny Perot, Lindsey Coates
Red ribbon group: Alexis Barnhill, Jaci Smith
White ribbon group: Bailey Coates

Large Animals

1st place Meredith Scroggs
2nd place Jackson McCann
3rd place Larrah Springer
Blue ribbon group: Krista Weems, Hannah Hightower

4-H Day at the Capitol

4-H Day at the Capitol will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the state capitol in Baton Rouge. Members will leave the 4-H office in Columbia, Louisiana, at 6 a.m. on that day to travel to Baton Rouge to attend this event. The cost of the trip is $10 and is due to the 4-H office by Wednesday, May 2, 2012. This fee is non-refundable after May 2. For more information about this event, visit the 4-H Day at the Capitol page on the Louisiana 4-H website.

4-H Camp

4-H Camp registration begins on April 23, 2012! Caldwell 4-H'ers will camp this year from July 23-27. 4-H Camp is a learning experience that helps members appreciate the great outdoors, live together as a group, get along with others and appreciate people with different interests and backgrounds. 4-H Camp is held at the LSU AgCenter's Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, an 80 acre campsite located near Pollock, Louisiana. To be eligible, members must be in grades 4, 5 or 6 and must be 12 years of age or younger on January 1, 2012. Camp fee is $175, check or money order only. A $50 deposit is due by May 25, 2012. To sign-up for camp, pay fees and fill out camp forms, come by the Caldwell Parish LSU AgCenter office located at 106 Jackson Street in Columbia, Louisiana. A limited number of spaces are available, 52 for girls and 26 for boys. Come by our office and reserve your spot for camp as soon as possible! For more information or to print camp forms, visit the 4-H Camp website.

L.O.S.T. Camp

The Louisiana Outdoor Science and Technology Camp is for 7th and 8th grade 4-H members and features tracks in the fields of science, engineering, technology and outdoor education. Camp registration begins on April 23, 2012. LOST Camp will be held from July 30 - August 3 at 4-H Camp Grant Walker and costs $175. A deposit of $50 is due to the Caldwell 4-H office by May 25, 2012. Participants must be in the 7th or 8th grade as of May 2012. Participants will choose three tracks and participate in all three. Some of the tracks available this year will be ATV, Wetlands, Energy, Videography, Kitchen Chemistry, Outdoor Skills plus several more. For more information, contact the Caldwell 4-H office at 318-649-2663 or visit the LOST Camp website.

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