The Caldwell Clover for March 2022

Covid 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.

February Clubs of the Month

  • First place Columbia Elementary 5
  • Second place Old Bethel Christian Academy 7-12
  • Third place Caldwell Parish Junior High 6
  • Fourth place Columbia Elementary 4
  • Fifth place Grayson Elementary 4

4-H Horse Shows

The Northeast District Horse Show is scheduled to be held June 28 and June 29 in Bastrop at the Morehouse Activity Center. The State Horse Show is scheduled for July 5 through July 8 in Gonzales at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. 4-H members will have the opportunity to compete in halter, speed, western, showmanship and non-riding events during these shows. The purpose of the 4-H Horse Program is to provide young people opportunities to participate in a series of activities designed to improve horsemanship, sportsmanship, character, competitive spirit, discipline and responsibility. If you are interested in participating in these events, please contact our office at 318-649-2663.

4-H Pet Show

The 4-H Pet Show is scheduled to be held Monday, March 28 at the Caldwell Parish High School tennis court. Registration will be at 1:30 p.m. with the Pet Show starting at 2:00 p.m. Categories will be Dogs, Small Animals such as turtles, lizards, birds, cats, rabbits and Large Animals such as goats, sheep, horses, cows. Contestants will give a short speech about themselves and their pet which should include contestant's name, age, grade and school, pet's name and how name was chosen, where they got their pet and how long they have had it, care required for their pet, what their pet can do and a funny or interesting story about their pet. All animals must be in cages or on a leash. Members can enter one category, two categories, or all three categories, but they cannot enter two animals in the same category.

4-H Fishing Clinic

The Caldwell 4-H Fishing Clinic is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at a location to be announced. All supplies including fishing poles and bait will be provided. Members attending the clinic will be able to compete in the Most Fish Caught and Biggest Fish contests and learn about outdoor safety. There are a limited number of spaces available to participate in this clinic. If you plan to participate in this event, you must call the 4-H office at 318-649-2663 to preregister by Thursday, April 7. Preregistration will be used for sign-in on the day of the clinic. This contest is open to all Caldwell 4-H members.

Leaf Identification Contest Results

Forty-three members submitted leaf collections for the 2021 Leaf Id Contest. Awards for Grades 4 and 5 are first place Pierson Jordan, second place Alivia Wyles, third place Nolan Jones, and fourth place Kyleigh Jeffery. Blue ribbon winners are Camryn Allbritton, Lauren Barnhill, Charleigh Cruse, Presley Denison, Mae Dunn, Paislee Dunn, Andrew Foy, Marlee Garcia, Caiman Hall, Gesslyn Martinez, Amaya McKeithen, Jeremiah Munoz, Natalie Parker, Finley Williamson. Red ribbons were awarded to Marley Crain, Ryleigh Jones, Mia Mullenix, Aubrie Richardson, Tucker Richmond, Hannah Silvie. Awards for Grades 6, 7, and 8 are first place Blake Adams, second place Lander McCann, third place AnnaBeth Strickland, and fourth place Bridger McCann. Blue ribbon awards were presented to Evan Hillestad, Cadee Scott, Sawyer Watts, and Kaitlyn Winstead. Red ribbons were presented to Aislinn Gonzales, Virginia Lamb, Steven Love, Chase McBroom, Brooke Meredith, and DJ Tucker. Awards for Grades 9 through 12 are first place Andie Flint, second place Abigale Michaud and third place Randi Clair Kelly. Blue ribbons were awarded to Peyton Best and Graci Dunn.

Communication and Career Contest Results

Twenty-two members presented Demonstrations and Personal Development Interviews during the 2022 Communication and Career Contest. Categories were Grades 4 and 5, Grades 6 through 8, and Grades 9 through 12. Demonstration Awards for Grades 4 and 5 were first place Mae Dunn, second place Presley Denison, and third place Paislee Dunn. Demonstration Awards for Grades 6 through 8 were first place Avery Dumas, second place Sawyer Watts, and third place AnnaBeth Strickland and DJ Tucker. Demonstration awards for Grades 9 through 12 were first place Graci Dunn, second place Kathrine Broussard and Abigale Michaud, third place Tyler Reitzell, and fourth place Randi Clair Kelly. Blue ribbons were awarded to Callie Barnhill, Misaki Koizuka, McKenzie Laird, Benton Washam.

Personal Development Interview Awards for Grades 4 and 5 were first place Presley Denison, second place Mae Dunn, third place Marley Crain, and fourth place Paislee Dunn. Awards for Grades 6 through 8 were first place Avery Dumas, second place AnnaBeth Strickland, third place Bridger McCann, and fourth place Lander McCann. Blue ribbon winners were Blake Jolly and Sawyer Watts. Awards for Grades 9 through 12 were first place Brent Jolly, second place Tyler Reitzell, third place Kathrine Broussard and fourth place Collin Johnson. Blue ribbons were awarded to Callie Barnhill, Graci Dunn, Randi Clair Kelly, and Abigale Michaud. Red ribbons were awarded to Misaki Koizuka, McKenzie Laird, and Benton Washam.

Photography Contest Results

Fifteen entries with subjects ranging from local landmarks, pets, and travel to friends and family were submitted in December for the 2021 Photography Contest. Contest categories were Story or Series, Plants or Animals, People Structures Buildings. Story or Series awards were first place AnnaBeth Strickland and second place Lander McCann. Awards for People, Structures, Buildings were first place Avery Dumas, second place Andie Flint, and third place Blake Adams. Blue ribbons were awarded to Randi Clair Kelly and Bridger McCann. Awards for Plants or Animals were first place Paislee Dunn, second place Bristol Carroll, and third place Graci Dunn. Blue ribbon award winners were Blake Adams, Charleigh Cruse, Mae Dunn, Evan Hillestad, Hannah Silvie, Sawyer Watts.

Science Lab - Aerodynamics

Helicopters stay in the air using spinning blades that are used to generate an upwards push called "lift." With enough of it, a craft can overcome the force of gravity, which pulls the object down toward Earth. Aircraft such as heilcopters with spinning blades are called rotary wing, unlike traditional airplanes, which are fixed wing. This month, club members will learn more about aerodynamics by making Whirlybirds.

Healthy Living - Mental Health Myths and Facts

In our society, there is a lot of misinformation surrounding mental illness.

  • Myth Having a mental illness means you are "crazy." Fact Having a mental illness does not mean you are "crazy." It means you have an illness with challenging symptoms, the same as someone with an illness like diabetes.
  • Myth People with mental illness are violent and dangerous. Fact In the last few years, the United States has had an increase in mass violence, and media can be quick to judge the suspects and label them as "mentally disturbed" or "mentally ill." Only 5 percent of violent crimes in the United States are committed by people with serious mental illness, in fact individuals with mental illness are more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators.
  • Myth Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is only a military man's disease. Fact Anyone can have PTSD. An assault victim, a domestic abuse victim, a survivor of a natural disaster, someone who's suffered a loss or even a person who did not face any violence or physical threats themselves directly but happened to witness someone else who did.
  • Myth Psychiatric medications are bad. Fact Just like any other detrimental medical condition, mental illness is still an illness and for many medication is necessary, just like it would be for a diabetic taking insulin.

Upcoming Events

  • March 14 through March 20 Shooting Sports Northern Regionals in Grand Cane
  • March 28 Pet Show
  • April 9 Fishing Clinic
  • April 26 through May 1 Shooting Sports State Match in Port Allen and Gonzales

April Club Meeting Schedule

  • April 5 Columbia Elementary 1:00 p.m.
  • April 5 Member at Large Club 3:00 p.m.
  • April 6 Old Bethel Christian Academy 12:20 p.m.
  • April 7 Grayson Elementary 1:15 p.m.
  • April 8 Caldwell Parish Junior High School 9:30 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
  • April meeting date to be announced 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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