The Caldwell Clover for September 2021

Jana Bennett, Mcguire, Pamela K.

Covid-19 Policy for 4-H Events and Activities

In the case of any changes to the State of Louisiana status with the COVID-19 pandemic, 4-H events and activities may be canceled in full, part, or converted to a virtual format if applicable. As with all 4-H events and activities we will continue to have the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, families, and employees as our priority.

The Four H's: The foundation of 4-H learning

  • Head - managing and thinking
  • Heart - relating and caring
  • Hands - giving and working
  • Health - being and living

4-H Pledge

I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.

4-H Reminders

Caldwell 4-H reminders and updates can be sent to your phone by texting the message @62ecd to the number 81010. If you are having trouble with 81010, try texting @62ecd to 281-394-4246. Don't have a mobile phone? Go to on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.

Summer 4-H Review

  • State 4-H Draw A Dairy Billboard Contest Division 3 Honorable Mention Graci Dunn
  • 4-H University It's Sew You Contest Tyler Reitzell
  • Archery Senior Recurve Bare Bow State Champion Abigale Michaud
  • Archery Senior Genesis State Champion Abigale Michaud
  • Archery Junior Compound Open Division State Champion Chase McBroom
  • Archery Junior Compound 3D State Champion Chase McBroom
  • Caldwell 4-H Golden Clover Award Daisy Temple
  • Caldwell 4-H Emerald Achievement Award Hadley Smith
  • 4-Star Club Members for 2020-2021 Blake Adams, Karlee Carnahan, Macie Hall, Randi Clair Kelly, Bridger McCann, Lander McCann, Abigale Michaud, AnnaBeth Strickland
  • 2020-2021 Caldwell 4-H Club of the Year for Member Participation Union Central Elementary Fifth Grade
  • Northeast District Horse Show Stake Race first place AnnaBeth Strickland, third place Natalie Parker, eighth place Kathryn Fuller
  • Northeast District Horse Show Pole Bending first place AnnaBeth Strickland, fifth place Natalie Parker, seventh place Kathryn Fuller
  • Northeast District Horse Show Barrel Racing second place AnnaBeth Strickland, sixth place Natalie Parker, eighth place Kathryn Fuller
  • Northeast District Horse Show High Point Timed Events second place AnnaBeth Strickland

Leaf Identification Contest

Entries for the 2021 Leaf Identification Contest are due to the 4-H office on Friday, October 22. Participants will submit a binder of 15 pages of leaves, one leaf per page, which have been collected during the current school year. Tape each leaf on a separate piece of construction or copy paper and identify the leaf using a pen or marker. Be specific when identifying leaves. For example, if a leaf is from a Southern Red Oak, write Southern Red Oak on the page, not just Oak. If the leaf is from a Long Leaf Pine tree, write Long Leaf Pine, not just Pine tree. Remember to write your name, school and grade on the front cover of your binder. Entries submitted after October 22 will not be eligible for cash prizes. Contest divisions are grades 4-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12.

Safety Poster Contest

Entries for the 2021 Safety Poster Contest are due to the 4-H office on Friday, November 5. Members entering this contest will create a poster on a specific safety topic, for example, fire safety, food safety, internet safety, etc. Posters must be on any color 22 inch by 28 inch poster board. Posters will be judged on originality, neatness, safety information and eye-catching design. Your name, age, school, and grade should be written on the back of the poster in the upper right corner. Posters submitted after November 5 will not be eligible for first, second, or third place awards.

4-H Fashion Revue and Consumer Decision Making Contest

Handmade garments, shirts and data forms for the 2021 4-H Fashion Revue are due to the 4-H office on Monday, November 29. Appearance Judging is scheduled for 9:00 a.m., Monday, December 6 at Grayson Elementary School. The 4-H Fashion Revue consists of Clothing Construction, Decorated Shirt, Ready to Wear, and Consumer Decision Making contests. Clothing Construction categories are Apron, Tops or Bottoms, and Complete Outfit which is an outfit that can stand alone with all pieces being constructed by the 4-H member. The two Decorated Shirt contest categories are Shirts Promoting 4-H, and Other. Remember to submit a Data Form if you are planning to enter the Ready to Wear contest. The Best of Show Cotton Award will be given to the best garment made of 100% cotton regardless of category entered. Entries submitted after November 29 will not be eligible for first, second or third place awards.

Members not interested in creating a garment can still participate by entering the Consumer Decision Making Contest. Contestants will judge classes of consumer products or services, rank each class by choice and give written reasons for rankings. Ranking will be based on product labels, warranties, cost, durability, workmanship, environmental impact, maintenance, and other criteria.

Healthy Living - Mental Health

Mental Health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. It affects all aspects of daily living, how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Having positive mental health does not mean everyone is stress-free or happy. It means being able to still function when facing a challenging time.

Upcoming Events

  • October 22 Leaf Identification entries due
  • October 27 Louisiana State Fair Livestock Show begins in Shreveport
  • October 28 Louisiana State Fair opens in Shreveport
  • November 5 Safety Poster entries due
  • November 14 Louisiana State Fair closes
  • November 29 Fashion Revue garment entries and forms due
  • December 6 Fashion Revue Appearance Judging, Grayson Elementary
  • December 17 Photography Contest entries due

Should you need an ADA accommodation to participate in Caldwell 4-H, please contact 4-H agent Jana Bennett at 318-649-2663.

Membership and participation in activities 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 disability that requires special accommodation for your participation, please contact us at 318-649-2663. The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.

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