March 2012

Casey Johnston, McCann, Jimmy D.  |  3/7/2012 8:37:13 PM

Click on the image above to download a copy of the March 2012 Caldwell Clover.

Photo By: Langlois, Page

Clubs of the Month

Congratulations to the clubs of the month for February!
1st   OBCA 4-6
2nd  Columbia 5
3rd   Union Central 6
4th   Columbia 6
5th   Union Central 4

Livestock Shows

The Caldwell Parish 4-H Livestock Show team exhibited their animals at the Northeast District Livestock Show in Delhi and the LSU State Livestock Show in Gonzalez. Jackson McCann and Abbie McCann showed beef animals. Krista Weems showed goats. Jake Rollins showed poultry. These 4-H'ers received several Grand Champion, Reserve Champion and first, second and third place awards.

Dairy Billboard Contest

4-H Club members had the opportunity to compete in the 4-H Dairy Billboard Contest for the purpose of learning more about milk and milk products and their importance to healthy bodies and to promote milk consumption. First, second and third place
winners received cash awards. All participants received ribbons.
First place winners will compete in the state contest for additional
cash awards.

Division I: Grades 4-6
1st place - Raeghan Buckalew
2nd place - Sarah Guidry
3rd place - Rowdy James Michaud

Blue Ribbon: Taylor Snow, Shae McNemar, Jaci Williams, Railey Ellerbe, Kyle Henderson, Dalton Meredith, Mallory Westbrooks, Canyon Westbrooks, Brooke Babcock, Mackenzie Howard, Jenna Beckley, Lindsey Coates, Jacey Smith, Adrianna Graham, Katie Turner, Alison Kinnison, Kelsy Cross, Stormy Prough, Alandra Singson, Addie Barnhill, Ethan Whittington, Megan Adkins

Red Ribbon: Courtnie Frazier, Drew Frazier, Makyle Williams, Chasity Goff, Anna Spivey, Sierra Holloway, Kelcey Rials, Hannah Dombrowski, Meredith Scroggs

Division II: Grades 7-8
1st place - Tracer Houston
2nd place - Jake Rollins
3rd place - Nealy McCoy

Blue Ribbon: Shelby Strange, Brooklyn Hatten

Division III: Grades 9-12
1st place - Jessie Cruse
2nd place - Alicia Foy
3rd place - Krista Weems

4-H Pet Show

The Caldwell 4-H Pet Show will be held on Monday, March 19, at the Caldwell Parish High School tennis court. Registration will be at 3:30 p.m. with the contest beginning at 4 p.m. Members can enter 1-3 categories but cannot enter 2 animals in the same category. All animals must be in cages or on a leash. Categories are Dogs, Small Animals and Large Animals.

4-H Records Contest

4-H Portfolios, including completed project books for grades 4-6 and grades 7-12, Club Secretary's Book, Club Reporter's Book, Caldwell 4-H scholarship applications and 4-Star applications are due to the 4-H office on April 10.

Co-op Camp

Are you an 8th-12th grade 4-H member with the leadership skills to be part of a successful business? Organize your own co-op business and find out! Share and learn techniques and resources with other teen leaders and professional business men and women during the Youth Co-op Leadership Conference at Camp Grant Walker on April 27-29. Be on the board of directors or help manage the business. Vote on future directions for your business. Market and create a successful membership drive. Feel the thrill of victory or agony of defeat based on your business efforts! The cost for this camp is only $30 and is due to the Caldwell 4-H office by March 27. A health form and code of conduct form will also need to be completed to attend. For more information or to register for this camp, contact the 4-H office at 318-649-2663. Forms and additional information can be found at the Co-op Camp website. This camp is sponsored and facilitated by the Louisiana Council of Farmer Cooperatives' officers and volunteers.

4-H T-shirts

Caldwell 4-H 2011-2012 t-shirts are available for purchase for $13 each. Sizes available are adult medium, adult XL and adult XXL. Contact your 4-H leader or the 4-H office to purchase a shirt. Proceeds from t-shirt sales benefit the Caldwell 4-H Foundation.

Raising 4-H with Raising Cane's

On Wednesday, March 14, you can help raise funds for 4-H by stopping by any Raising Cane's restaurant in Louisiana. Raising Cane's will donate 15% of your order to your local 4-H program. Don't forget to mention Caldwell 4-H when placing your order!

Upcoming Events

March 6  Area Cookery Contest, Rayville, La
March 9-11  Junior Leadership Conference, Camp Grant Walker
March 9  TEAM Camp registration due
March 14  Raising 4-H with Raising Cane's
March 15  Fashion, Food and Fitness Club
March 19  4-H Pet Show, Caldwell Parish High School tennis court
March 20  Junior Leader meeting
March 27  Co-op Camp registration due
March 29-31  TEAM Camp, Camp Grant Walker

April 10  Junior Leader meeting
April 10  4-H Records Contest
April 24  State Ambassador Talk Contest, Baton Rouge, La
April 27-29  Co-op Camp, Camp Grant Walker
April 30  4-H Awards Night, Caldwell Parish High School Fine Arts Building

May 8  Junior Leader meeting
May 11  4-H Hamburger lunch
May 25  4-H Camp and LOST Camp deposits due
May 30  4-H Day at the Capitol, Baton Rouge, La   

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