The Caldwell Clover for February 2022

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 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.

January Clubs of the Month

  • 1st place Columbia Elementary 5
  • 2nd place Old Bethel Christian Academy 7-12
  • 3rd place Grayson Elementary 4
  • 4th place Grayson Elementary 5
  • 5th place Caldwell Parish Junior High 6

Dairy Billboard Contest

  • Entries for the 2022 Dairy Billboard Contest are due to the 4-H office on Friday, February 25.
  • Members entering this contest will demonstrate their communication skills by drawing a billboard encouraging or promoting the consumption of milk and/or milk products.
  • Billboard design must be on poster board measuring 22 inches by 28 inches and can be any color. Do not attach anything to the poster that is more than one-half inch thick and do not use glitter. Do not use commercial brand names, jingles, slogans, signs or pictures that are trademark or copyright protected.
  • Be sure to print your name, address, grade and parish on the back of your poster in the upper right corner.
  • First place billboards will be sent to LSU to be judged in a statewide contest.
  • Entries submitted after February 25 will not be eligible to place first, second or third or win prizes.

4-H Horse Shows

The Northeast District Horse Show is scheduled to be held June 28 and June 29 in Bastrop. The State Horse Show is scheduled for July 5 through July 8 in Gonzales. If you are interested in participating in these events, please contact our office at 318-649-2663.

Safety Poster Contest Results

Thirty-eight members used their creativity and design skills to create posters covering a wide variety of safety topics for the 2021 Safety Poster Contest held in November.

Awards for Grades 4 and 5 are first place Kyleigh Jeffery, second place Paislee Dunn and third place Presley Denison. Blue ribbons were awarded to Lauren Barnhill, Marley Crain, Mae Dunn, Amaya McKeithen, Tucker Richmond, Finley Williamson, and Alivia Wyles. Red ribbons were awarded to Jacob Benson, Allen Bratton, Caiman Hall, Ryleigh Jones, and Jeremiah Munoz.

Awards for Grades 6, 7, and 8 are first place Logan Adkins, second place Sawyer Watts and third place Avery Dumas. Blue ribbons were awarded to Blake Adams, Evan Hillestad, Bridger McCann, Lander McCann, Brooke Meredith, AnnaBeth Strickland, DJ Tucker, and Gracie Waller.

Awards for Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 are first place Misaki Koizuka, second place Kathrine Broussard and third place Abigale Michaud. Blue ribbons were awarded to Avery Ates, Callie Barnhill, Graci Dunn, Andie Flint, Randi Clair Kelly, McKenzie Laird, Tyler Reitzell, Rose Smith, and Benton Washam.

Fall Foods Festival Results

First place commodity winners are eligible to compete in the Area Cookery Contest scheduled for February 7 in Winnsboro.

Quick and Easy Ground Beef award winners were first place Abigale Michaud, second place Paislee Dunn and third place Hayden Girod. Blue ribbons were awarded to Peyton Best, Graci Dunn, Brooklyn Exline, and Brennan Hardy.

Main Dish Beef award winners were first place Avery Dumas, second place Peyton Best, and third place Evan Hillestad

Sweet Potato award winners were first place Avery Ates, second place Peyton Best, and third place Graci Dunn. Blue ribbon winners were Callie Barnhill, Lauren Barnhill, and Allen Bratton.

Rice Main Dish winners were first place Avery Ates, second place Blake Adams, and third place Paislee Dunn. Blue ribbons were awarded to Peyton Best and Avery Dumas.

Rice Any Other winners were first place Peyton Best, second Place Chase McBroom, and third place Henry Owens.

Pecan award winners were first place Paislee Dunn, second place Lauren Barnhill, and third place Avery Ates. Blue ribbon winners were Madelyn Albritton, Peyton Best, Andie Flint, Allie Foy, Andrew Foy, Kathryn Fuller, Chase McBroom, Bridger McCann, AnnaBeth Strickland. Brooklyn Exline was awarded a Red ribbon.

Chicken award winners were first place Makaela Hill, second place Brennan Hardy, and third place Abigale Michaud. Blue ribbon winners were Peyton Best, Avery Dumas, Paislee Dunn, Lander McCann, Henry Owens, Tyler Reitzell, Hannah Silvie, and Dusti Jo Tucker.

Egg award winners were first place McKenzie Laird, second place Camryn Allbritton, and third place Presley Denison. Blue ribbons were awarded to Avery Ates, Callie Barnhill, Lauren Barnhill, Peyton Best, Mae Dunn, Brooklyn Exline, Brennan Hardy, Abigale Michaud, Sawyer Watts.

Consumer Foods Judging Contest winners for Grades 4 and 5 were first place Paislee Dunn, second place Mae Dunn, and third place Finley Williamson. Consumer Foods Judging Contest winners for Grades 6, 7, and 8 were first place Bridger McCann, second place AnnaBeth Strickland, and third place Blake Adams. Chase McBroom was awarded a Blue Ribbon. Red Ribbon winners were Avery Dumas, Kathryn Fuller, and Lander McCann. Consumer Foods Judging winners for Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 were first Place Randi Clair Kelly, second place Tyler Reitzell, and third place Callie Barnhill. Blue Ribbon's were awarded to Graci Dunn and Andie Flint. Red Ribbons were awarded to Peyton Best, Kathrine Broussard, Brent Jolly, Rider Kimball, Abigale Michaud, and Benton Washam.

Science Lab Penny Drop

When we want to understand how the world works, we turn to physics. Physics is the science of matter, energy, motion, and force. The rules of physics can be discovered in magnets, simple machines, sound and light, electricity, and space. Force is a form of energy that causes objects to move. On a microscopic level, force holds the molecules of water together. Forces can push and pull. You can jump in the air, but the force of gravity pulls you right back to Earth. 4-H clubs will experiment with force and learn more about how gravity works.

Healthy Living Mental Health

Worry is a normal part of life. You may worry about your next test, or your performance in an upcoming game. While it is uncomfortable, worry can be a healthy part of your life by helping you avoid dangerous situations or motivating you to solve problems, for example spending more time studying for the test or practicing before the game. There's a difference between normal, healthy worry and an anxiety disorder. Someone with anxiety disorder may become overwhelmed with excessive worry and fear of the next test or game and then be unable to think of problem-solving steps. Anxiety can interfere with a person's ability to function at school or work and maintain relationships. If this happens, it is a signal to see a behavioral health care professional. Anxiety can cause restlessness, fatigue, loss of focus, muscle tension, disturbed sleep, and irritability.

Upcoming Events

  • February 2, 3, 4, 5 Northeast District Livestock Show in Delhi
  • February 7 Area Cookery Contest in Winnsboro
  • February 12-19 State Livestock Show in Gonzales
  • February 25 Dairy Poster Contest entries due
  • March 14-20 Shooting Sports Northern Regionals in Grand Cane
  • April 26-31 Shooting Sports State Competition in Port Allen and Gonzales

March Club Meeting Schedule

  • March 2 Old Bethel Christian Academy
  • March 3 Grayson Elementary
  • March 4 Caldwell Parish Junior High School
  • March 8 Columbia Elementary
  • March 8 Member at Large Club
  • March 25 Union Central Elementary
  • March TBA 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. Louisiana 4-H is an educational program of the LSU AgCenter. The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.

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