The Caldwell Clover for November 2021

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.

ADA Accommodation

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

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.

Fall Foods Festival and Consumer Foods Judging Contest

We will be having our Fall Foods Festival this year but it will be different from the contest held in previous years in order to follow COVID protocols. The Quick and Easy Ground Beef, Beef Main Dish, Chicken, Egg, Rice Main Dish, Rice Any Other, Pecan, and Sweet Potato categories are still the same. However, this year the cookery contest will be spread over three weeks with the commodity categories being separated and judged on three separate Mondays.

  • Quick and Easy Ground Beef, Sweet Potato, and Rice Main Dish entries will be submitted and judged on Monday, November 1
  • Beef Main Dish, Egg, and Rice Any Other dishes will be submitted and judged on Monday, November 8

Contestants who have preregistered will enter only 3 servings of their dish along with 2 copies of their recipe. Servings should be separated and placed in individual containers with lids. Each serving must be in its own individual container and not in a plastic bag. Any sauces, condiments, crackers, chips, etc. need to be divided into individual portions, placed in a separate container, and included with the serving. Plastic bags are allowed for chips and crackers. Containers must be chilled (cold to the touch), on ice and transported in a hard case or Styrofoam ice chest with ice and will be dropped off at the 4-H office, 106 Jackson Street in Columbia from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Insulated totes or bags will not be allowed. Containers not properly chilled and in a hard cased or Styrofoam ice chest will be disqualified. Contestants must pick up their ice chests at the 4-H office from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the same day.

Recipes must be submitted on the Recipe Form available at the 4-H office. Only 1 contest credit for Dish is allowed for the 2021-2022 4 Star Contest. Complete Fall Foods contest guidelines including dish requirements for each commodity are available at the 4-H office.

The Consumer Foods Judging Contest will still be a virtual contest for this year. Members who have preregistered will be contacted and given information on how to take the test. The Consumer Foods contest will be the same format as last year. Participants will rank classes of food items from restaurants, grocery stores and/or vending machines based on factors such as health, cost, lifestyle, or other requirements in a given situation and give written reasons for rankings.

4-H Fashion Revue and Consumer Decision Making Contest

  • Handmade garments, shirts and data forms 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 - an outfit that can stand alone with all pieces being constructed by the 4-H member. Decorated Shirt 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.
  • Entries submitted after November 29 will not be eligible for first, second or third place awards.
  • Not interested in creating a garment? You can still participate by entering the Consumer Decision Making Contest and judge classes of consumer products or services, rank each class by choice and give written reasons for rankings.

4-H Photography Contest

Entries for the 2021 Photography Contest are due in the 4-H office by Friday, December 17. Photographs must be taken by the 4-H member during the 2021 calendar year. Each category consists of 5 to 6 photographs, equally spaced on a 22-inch by 28-inch sheet of poster paper.

  • Photography contest categories are A Story or A Series; People, Structures, or Buildings; Plants or Animals.
  • Entries in People, Structures, Buildings category must have photographs of 5 or 6 different people, or 5 or 6 different structures, or 5 or 6 different buildings.
  • Entries in Plants or Animals category must have photographs of 5 or 6 different plants or 5 or 6 different animals.
  • Write a short caption under each photograph.
  • Include your name, school, grade and category on the back of the poster in the upper left corner.
  • 4-H'ers may enter 1-3 categories.
  • Entries submitted after December 17 will not be eligible to place first, second or third or win cash prizes.
  • Entries will be judged on appropriateness of photographs, clarity of photos (able to see picture clearly) and neatness of work.

Communication and Career Day

The 2022 Communication and Career Day will be held at Union Central Elementary on Monday, January 31. Communication and Career Day consists of Demonstrations and Career Preparation Interview. Demonstrations will have a time limit of 5 to 7 minutes and can be individual or a team of 2. Career Preparation Interview divisions are Grades 4 and 5, Grades 6 through 8, and Grades 9 through 12. Please preregister for Communication and Career Day Day by calling the 4-H office at 318-649-2663 by January 19.

Science Lab - Electromagnets

Permanent magnets are objects with permanent magnetic fields, granting them forces of attraction and repulsion. Electric currents generate a magnetic field when passed through a conductor. Electromagnets are only magnetic when a current is being channeled by the object. You can build and test electromagnets to learn more about magnetic fields.

Healthy Living - Mental Health

Have you ever wondered why some situations affect you differently than they affect others? Why getting a C on a test is "no big deal" for some, but life-altering for others? This has to do with resilience. Resilience is the ability to "bounce back" or to recover from difficulties, from change or a negative event. Maybe you have experienced setbacks and feel you are resilient. Maybe you aren't sure what this means. Resilience is a characteristic you can develop. If yours is a little low, don't worry. The following are some suggestions for recovering from setbacks: accept that change is a part of life; develop a positive attitude about yourself; take care of yourself; have a hopeful outlook; make connections with others; define goals. It also helps to create a list of coping strategies you can use to be resilient through a stressful situation.

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 1 Fall Foods Festival: Sweet Potato, Rice Main Dish, Quick and Easy Ground Beef dishes
  • Nov. 5 Safety Poster contest entries due
  • Nov. 8 Fall Foods Festival: Beef Main Dish, Rice Any Other, Egg dishes
  • Nov. 14 Louisiana State Fair closes
  • Nov. 29 Fashion Revue garment entries and data forms due
  • Dec. 6 Fashion Revue Appearance Judging, Grayson Elementary School
  • Dec. 17 Photography Contest entries due
  • Jan. 28 Beef Poster Contest entries due
  • Jan. 31 Communication and Career Day, Union Central Elementary School

January Club Meeting Schedule

  • Jan. 5 Old Bethel Christian Academy
  • Jan. 6 Grayson Elementary School
  • Jan. 7 Caldwell Parish Junior High School
  • Jan. 10 Caldwell Member At Large Club
  • Jan. 11 Columbia Elementary School / Columbia Cloverbuds
  • Jan. 28 Union Central Elementary School / Union Central Cloverbuds
  • Jan. Caldwell Parish High School

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.

11/10/2021 8:51:38 PM
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