The Caldwell Clover for April 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.

March Clubs of the Month

  • First place Columbia Elementary School Fifth Grade
  • Second place Old Bethel Christian Academy 7-12
  • Third place Grayson Elementary School Fourth Grade
  • Fourth place Columbia Elementary School Fourth Grade
  • Fifth place Grayson Elementary School Fifth Grade

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. District and state horse shows offer members a venue to sharpen and showcase their skills obtained as a result of hours of hard work feeding, grooming, and training their horses. If you are interested in participating in these events, please contact our office at 318-649-2663.

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 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.

Beef Poster Contest

Twenty-two entries were submitted for the Beef Poster Contest held in January. Fourth, fifth and sixth grade winners in Division 1 were Blake Adams, first place, Finley Williamson, second place, Presley Denison, third place. Blue ribbon winners were Jacob Benson, Bentley Carroll, Ella Duchesne, Mae Dunn, Isabella Fife, Elizabeth Hatfield, Evan Hillestad, Ryleigh Jones, Bridger McCann, Lander McCann, Natalie Parker, Chloe Scarbrough, Grant Scarbrough, Sawyer Watts, and Alivia Wyles. Division 2 winner for grades 7, 8, and 9 was AnnaBeth Strickland. Division 3 winners for grades 10 through 12 were Andie Flint, first place, Graci Dunn, second place, and Randi Clair Kelly, third place.

Dairy Billboard Contest

Eight entries were submitted for the Dairy Billboard Contest. Winners in grades 4, 5, and 6 were Paislee Dunn, first place, Sawyer Watts, second place, and Maggie Meredith, third place. Blue ribbon winners were Evan Hillestad, Ryleigh Jones, and Reese Smith. Winners in grades 9 through 12 were first place, Andie Flint and second place Randi Clair Kelly.

4-H Pet Show

Members entered 17 pets in the Caldwell 4-H Pet Show held Monday, March 28 at the Caldwell Parish High School tennis court. Contestants had the opportunity to enter their pets in three categories including Dogs, Small Animals and Large Animals. All contestants received ribbons with members placing first, second or third in their division receiving cash prizes. Winners in the Small Animal category were Hayden Girod first place, Mae Dunn second, and KayLynn Mayer third. Blue ribbon winners were Paislee Dunn, Mia Mullenix, and Tucker Richmond. Large Animal category winners were Nolan Jones first place, and Aubrie Richardson second place. Dog category winners were Andie Flint first place, Paislee Dunn second place, Charleigh Cruse third place, Mae Dunn fourth place, and Graci Dunn fifth place. Blue ribbon winners were Lauren Barnhill, Kylie Jeffery, Ashlyn Martinez, and Tucker Richmond.

Science Lab-Dancing Popcorn

Baking soda is a bicarbonate, or NAHCO3, and it is a base. Vinegar is an acetic acid, or HCH3COO, which of course is an acid. When these two combine a chemical reaction occurs. As a result of this chemical reaction, carbon dioxide gas is produced. When this reaction happens under water, the carbon dioxide gas is trapped in bubbles. 4-H members will experiment with the effects of these bubbles underwater as they get popcorn to dance.

Healthy Living-Mental Health

Teaching yourself to become more grateful can make a huge difference in your overall happiness. The research shows that gratitude helps you experience more positive emotions, decrease depression, feel better about yourself, improve your relationships, and strengthen your immune system. A recent study revealed that gratitude even makes you smarter about how you spend your money. One simple practice you can use to increase and cultivate an attitude of gratitude is keeping a gratitude journal. It may sound cheesy but writing down the good things that happened to you during the day really works. It's a technique that makes you feel happier, more connected to others, and genuinely appreciative.

Upcoming Events

  • April 26 to April 31 Shooting Sports State Match in Port Allen and Gonzales
  • June 21 to June 24 4-H University and Clover College
  • June 28 and 29 Northeast District Horse Show in Bastrop
  • July 5 to July 8 State Horse Show in Gonzales

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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