The Caldwell Clover for September 2023

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.

Northeast District Horse Show

Northeast District Horse Show results for 14 and Over division Speed Events:

  • Barrel Racing third place AnnaBeth Strickland, fourth place Gracie Waller
  • Pole Bending first place AnnaBeth Strickland, third place Gracie Waller
  • Stake Race second place AnnaBeth Strickland, fourth place Gracie Waller
  • Goat Tying second place AnnaBeth Strickland, third place Gracie Waller
  • High Points first place AnnaBeth Strickland

Northeast District Horse Show results for 14 and Over division Halter Events:

  • Paint Horse Halter third place Kathryn Fuller

Caldwell 4-H Summer Review

  • 4-H Camp attended by 50 Caldwell 4-H members
  • 4-H Shooting Sports State Competition 3D Open Compound Junior Division State Champion Chase McBroom
  • 4-H University Blue Ribbon winner in Fashion Ready to Wear Contest Britney Grant
  • Caldwell 4-H 4-Star recipients Blake Adams, Mae Dunn, Paislee Dunn, Evan Hillestad, Victoria Lasiter, Vivian Lasiter, Bridger McCann, Lander McCann, AnnaBeth Strickland, Sawyer Watts
  • Caldwell 4-H 4-Star Junior Leader recipients Blake Adams, Avery Dumas, Britney Grant, Macie Hall, Maddox Schulte, AnnaBeth Strickland
  • 2022-2023 Caldwell 4-H Club of the Year Monthly Program awarded to Old Bethel Christian Academy 7-12 Grade Club
  • 2022-2023 Caldwell 4-H Club of the Year Member Participation awarded to Caldwell Parish Junior High School 7th and 8th Grade Club

Leaf Identification Contest

  • Entries are due to the Caldwell 4-H office by 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 27.
  • Entries submitted after October 27 will not be eligible for cash prizes.
  • Submit a binder of 15 pages of leaves, one leaf per page, which have been collected during the current school year.
  • Leaves must be from trees or shrubs.
  • Tape each leaf on a separate piece of construction or copy paper and identify the leaf using a pen or marker. Be specific when identifying leaves. For example, if a leaf is from a Live Oak tree, write Live Oak on the page, not just Oak. If the leaf is from a Bald Cypress, write Bald Cypress, not just Cypress.
  • Write your name, school, and grade on the front cover of your binder.

Safety Poster Contest

  • Entries for the 2023 Safety Poster Contest are due to the Caldwell 4-H office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10.
  • 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 10 will not be eligible for first, second, or third place awards.

Fall Foods Festival and Consumer Foods Judging Contest

  • Fall Foods Festival and Consumer Foods Judging Contest will be held 8:45 a.m., Monday, November 13, at Union Central Elementary School.
  • You must preregister for both contests by calling the 4-H office at (318) 649-2663 by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 8.
  • Dish categories are Quick and Easy Ground Beef, Main Dish Beef, Chicken, Egg, Rice Main Dish, Rice Any Other Dish, Pecan, Sweet Potato, and Corn.
  • 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.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in any recipe.
  • 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 based 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.

Tree of Life Skills: Vehicle Care

Vehicles come in all shapes and sizes. Transportation options depend a lot on where you live and your budget. Bicycles are a valuable form of transportation for many people and a source of exercise and enjoyment. Maintaining a bicycle and learning the rules of the road are a very important part of staying safe. Purchasing a vehicle is a big step. It's worth taking the time to understand all factors involved, including price, insurance, maintenance, fuel, etc. to make informed decisions. Responsible vehicle owners know the importance of regular maintenance to keep costs down and keep the vehicle running safe and smooth.

Healthy Living: Mental Health Tools for Self-Care

Carve out time. This is the basic requirement for just about all the ways to take care of yourself. You need time, and it has to be part of a daily routine. It's not always easy to set time aside with everything going on in life, but learning to carve it into your schedule is necessary. Start now and it will become a habit. Many activities don't require a lot of time - some only take up to 15 to 20 minutes in your day. It's the regularity that counts.

Upcoming Events

  • September 29 Ark-La-Miss Fair opens
  • October 1-7 National 4-H Week
  • October 8 Ark-La-Miss Fair closes
  • October 14 Louisiana Art and Folk Festival
  • October 26 Louisiana State Fair opens
  • October 27 Leaf Identification Contest
  • November 8 Preregistration deadline for Fall Foods Festival
  • November 10 Safety Poster Contest
  • November 13 Fall Foods Festival
  • November 27 Garments and Data Forms due for Fashion Revue

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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