The Caldwell Clover for November 2022

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.

Safety Poster Contest

  • Entries for the Safety Poster Contest are due to the 4-H office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4.
  • Members 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 4 will not be eligible for first, second or third place awards.

Fall Foods Festival and Consumer Foods Judging Contest

  • Contest will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, November 7 at Union Central Elementary School.
  • Dish setup must be completed by 9:45 a.m. Judging starts at 10:00 a.m. No dishes will be entered once judging begins.
  • You must preregister for both contests by calling the 4-H office at 318-649-2663 by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2.
  • Dish categories are Quick-n-Easy Ground Beef, Main Dish Beef, Chicken, Egg, Rice Main Dish, Rice Any Other, Pecan, Sweet Potato, and Corn (new category).
  • All dishes must be already prepared and ready to serve. All dishes must be chilled, cold to the touch, and transported in an insulated hard case ice chest with ice. Styrofoam ice chests are allowed but insulated totes or bags will be disqualified.
  • Dish must be covered with a lid or foil in ice chest.
  • Recipes used should not serve more than 12 servings.
  • Serving dish can be no larger than 11 inches by 16 inches, or 12 inches round.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in any recipe.
  • Bring two copies of your recipe to the contest.
  • Dishes that won first place in last year's contest cannot be entered in this year's contest.
  • Members who do not want to enter a dish can still compete in the Consumer Foods Judging Contest in which participants will rank classes of food items on factors such as health, cost, lifestyle, or other requirements in a given situation and give written reasons for ranking.
  • Complete contest rules, dish category requirements, and recipe forms are available at the 4-H office located at 106 Jackson Street in Columbia.

Fashion Revue and Consumer Decision Making Contest

  • Handmade garments, shirts, and data forms are due to the 4-H office by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28.
  • Appearance Judging is scheduled for 9:00 a.m., Monday, December 5 at Grayson Elementary School.
  • Submit handmade garment and/or decorated shirt on a hanger along with a Personal Data Form.
  • 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'er. 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 28 will not be eligible for first, second, or third place awards.
  • Not interested in creating a garment or entering Ready to Wear? 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.

Photography Contest

  • Entries for the 2022 Photography Contest are due by 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 16.
  • Photographs must be taken by the 4-H member during the 2022 calendar year.
  • Each category consists of five or six photographs equally spaced on a 22 inch by 28 inch sheet of poster paper. The three categories are A Story or Series, Plants or Animals, People, Structures, Buildings.
  • Entries in the People, Structures, Buildings category must have photos of 5 or 6 different people, 5 or 6 different structures, or 5 or 6 different buildings. The Plants or Animals category must have photos of 5 or 6 different plants, or 5 or 6 different animals. A Story or Series must have 5 or 6 different photos telling a story or showing a series of steps.
  • Include a short caption under each photograph.
  • 4-H'ers may enter one, two, or all three categories.
  • Include your name, school, grade, and category on the back of the poster in the upper left corner.
  • Entries will be judged on appropriateness of photographs, clarity of photos, and neatness of work.
  • Entries submitted after December 16 will not be eligible to place first, second, or third or win cash prizes.


Learning about group dynamics is important to team success. Problem solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution are only a few of a variety of life skills learned in group dynamics. Working together in a group to solve a problem also develops decision making and consensus building. We will learn about and practice teamwork skills at this month's 4-H club meetings. A fun activity will get members interacting and participating as a true team.

Healthy Living: Mental Health

Take small steps. If you try to do everything at once, you will probably get nowhere. Set goals, and then draw that dotted line from point A to B to C. Stop and rest along the way. You will thank yourself for it.

Upcoming Events

  • November 2 Preregistration deadline for Fall Foods Festival
  • November 4 Safety Poster Contest entries due
  • November 7 Fall Foods Festival and Consumer Foods Judging Contest
  • November 13 Louisiana State Fair closes
  • November 28 Garments and data forms due for Fashion Revue
  • December 5 Fashion Revue Appearance Judging
  • December 16 Photography Contest entries due
  • January 18 Communication and Career Contest preregistration deadline
  • January 23 Communication and Career Contest
  • January 27 Beef Poster Contest entries due
  • February 2-4 Northeast District Livestock Show
  • February 10 Lego Engineering Contest

Club Schedule

  • January 4 Caldwell Parish High School 9:47 a.m.
  • January 5 Grayson Elementary 1:15 p.m.
  • January 5 Homeschool Club 3:30 p.m.
  • January 6 Caldwell Parish Junior High School 9:30 a.m., 1:10 p.m.
  • January 10 Columbia Elementary 1:00 p.m.
  • January 19 Old Bethel Christian Academy 12:20 p.m.
  • January 27 Union Central Elementary 8:00 a.m.

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. Should you need an ADA accommodation to participate in Caldwell 4-H, please contact 4-H agent Jana Bennett at 318-649-2663. The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in employment and programs.

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