March 2014

Jana Bennett, McCann, Jimmy D.  |  3/21/2014 6:35:24 PM

Junior Leader Club members participate in a leadership activity during their monthly meeting.

Caldwell 4-H members recently competed in the Area Commodity Cookery held in Feb.

Congratulations to the Feb. Clubs of the Month!
2nd  UCES 5
3rd  CPJH 6
4th  OBCA 9-12
5th  OBCA 6-8

Communication and Career Contest
Caldwell Parish 4-H'ers recently competed in the 4-H Communication and Career Contest held at Union Central Elementary on Feb. 3. Members competed in Demonstration, Ambassador Talk and Personal Development. This contest was sponsored by State Farm and the Caldwell 4-H Foundation.

Demonstration Contest
Grades 4-5
1st  Logan Tarver        
2nd Abigayle Hatten         
3rd Hadley Smith
Blue Ribbon: Victoria Ellerbe, Mia Volentine, Kylee Hillestad
Red Ribbon: Sophie Thompson, Lexi Morgan, Maci Scroggs
Grades 6-8
1st  Abbie McCann and Taylor Snow    
2nd Jackson McCann     
3rd Cari Scott and Maura Roberts
Blue Ribbon: Meredith Scroggs, Addie Barnhill, Railey Ellerbe, Kade Hillestad
Grades 9-12
1st  Alicia Foy      
2nd Hailey Ewing       
3rd  Mallory Dannehl and Krista Weems
Blue Ribbon: Ally Brown

Personal Development (Interview)
Grades 4-5
1st  Brady May     
2nd Hadley Smith      
3rd  Mia Volentine
Blue Ribbon: Kayleigh Arthurs, Maci Scroggs, Kylee Hillestad, Sophie Thompson
Red Ribbon: Logan Tarver, Abigale Michaud, Lexi Morgan, Victoria Ellerbe, Abigayle Hatten
Grades 6-8
1st  Jenna Robinson  
2nd Jackson McCann      
3rd Abbie McCann
Blue Ribbon: Meredith Scroggs, Maura Roberts, Kade Hillestad
Red Ribbon: Railey Ellerbe, Addie Barnhill
Grades 9-12
1st  Krista Weems    
2nd Ally Brown  
3rd Jake Rollins
Blue Ribbon: Hailey Ewing, Alicia Foy, Alex Warner, Tracer Houston, Nealy McCoy

Ambassador Talk - Sugar
Grades 4-6
1st  Logan Tarver
2nd  Kade Hillestad
3rd  Kylee Hillestad
Grades 10-12
1st  Erin Scott

Ambassador Talk - Turkey
Grades 10-12
1st  Mallory Dannehl

Ambassador Talk - Seafood
Grades 7-9
1st  Tracer Houston

Ambassador Talk - Chicken
Grades 7-9
1st  Jake Rollins

Area 4-H Cookery Contest
Seven Caldwell Parish 4-H members participated in the Area 4-H Commodity Cookery Contest on Feb. 17 at the Rayville Civic Center. These students became eligible to attend the Area Cookery contest by placing first in their division at the Fall Foods Festival held in Nov. While their dishes were being judged, the 4-H'ers participated in Healthy Living games and activities. Alicia Foy placed 1st in the Chicken Commodity and Andie Flint placed 1st in the Sweet Potato Commodity. Both Alicia and Andie's first place dishes competed for the Area Cookery Best of Show award. Kayleigh Arthurs placed 2nd in the Ground Beef Commodity, Lindsey Coates placed 2nd in the Rice Main Dish and Hailey Ewing placed 2nd in the Egg Commodity. Red ribbon winners were Nealy McCoy in the Pecan Commodity and Macy Knox in Any Other Beef.

4-H Dairy Billboard Contest
Twenty-two members submitted entries for the Dairy Billboard Contest held in Dec. Participants in this contest use their communication skills and creativity to create a billboard encouraging or promoting the consumption of milk and milk products. The contest was divided into three divisions for grades 4-6, grades 7-8 and grades 9-12. First place billboards will be sent to LSU to be judged in a statewide contest. This contest was sponsored by the Caldwell 4-H Foundation.
Grades 4-6
1st  Taylor Snow      2nd  Victoria Ellerbe         3rd  Abbie McCann
Blue Ribbon:  Abigayle Hatten, Kade Hillestad, Kylee Hillestad, Abigale Michaud , Rowdy James Michaud
Red Ribbon: Lizzie King, Logan Tarver, Sophie Thompson
White Ribbon: Kacey Davis, T'Keyah Gulley, Deja Roquemore, Hadley Smith
Grades 7-8
1st  Jackson McCann    2nd  Maura Roberts
Grades 9-12
1st  Alicia Foy    2nd  Krista Weems    3rd  Nealy McCoy
Blue Ribbon:  Tracer Houston, Jake Rollins

4-H Fishing Clinic
The 4-H Fishing Clinic will be held on Saturday, April 5 at a pond to be announced at a later date. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Members will fish from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. All supplies for the clinic (poles, bait, etc.) will be provided. Members will learn about outdoor safety and be able to compete in the Biggest Fish and Most Fish Caught contests. You must pre-register for this event by calling our office at (318) 649-2663 by Thursday, April 3.

4-H Pet Show
The 4-H Pet Show will be held on Monday, April 21 at the Caldwell Parish High School tennis courts. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the contest beginning at 1:00. Members can enter 1-3 categories but cannot enter two animals in the same category. All animals must be in cages or on a leash. Categories are Dogs, Small Animals and Large Animals.

4-H Records Contest
4-H portfolios, including completed project books for grades 4-6 and grades 7-12, Club Secretary's Book, Club Reporter's Book, 4-Star applications and Caldwell 4-H scholarship applications are due to the 4-H office in Columbia on Tuesday, April 15.

4-H Camp - "Whoo's Ready for 4-H Camp?"
4-H camp registration has begun. Caldwell 4-H'ers will camp this year from May 26-30. To be eligible to attend, a 4-H'er must in 4th, 5th or 6th grade and be 12 years of age or younger on Jan. 1, 2014. Camp fee is $175 and includes food, lodging, a t-shirt, picture and transportation. Payment is by check or money order only, made payable to Caldwell 4-H. All remaining fees must be paid and completed camp forms must be turned in to the 4-H office by Friday, May 9. To register, come by the Caldwell Parish LSU AgCenter office located at 106 Jackson Street in Columbia, La. Do not send forms or money to school. There will be a $25 charge for returned checks. Camp Grant Walker is an 80-acre campsite located near Pollock, La. about 15 miles northeast of Alexandria. 4-H Camp is a learning experience that helps boys and girls appreciate the outdoors, live together as a group, get along with others and appreciate people with different interests and backgrounds. If you are interested in going to Camp, please come by our office as soon as possible to sign-up. Our camp numbers are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-pay basis.

Upcoming Events
March 14   4-H Camp deposit deadline
March 19  Junior Leader meeting, Pre-K Center
April 5     4-H Fishing Clinic
April 15   Records, 4-Star, Scholarship applications due
April 15   Junior Leader Club meeting, Prekindergarten Center
April 21   Pet Show, CPHS tennis courts
April 28   4-H Awards Night, CPHS Fine Arts Building

Club Meeting Schedule for April 2014
CPHS                                       April 2
Columbia Elementary            April 3
Union Central Elementary    April 4
OBCA                                      April 9
CPJHS                                     April 16
Grayson Elementary             April 17

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