The Bayou Gazette Newsletter 7th-12th Grade Edition December 2020

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St. Martin Parish Cooperative Extension
114 Courthouse Street
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
337-332-2181 Fax: 337-332-2870
Website: www.louisiana4h.org/stmartin
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Social Media: Search “St. Martin Parish 4-H” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest


Clover Events Calendar

December

2 Livestock Exhibitor and Parent Meeting / Livestock Entry Forms and Fees due

4 Possession date for swine; Validation deadline for market hogs and com. Gilts

10 Food for Families Food Drive

15 Virtual Holiday Contest Entries

22 Livestock Premier Exhibitor Workshop

January

16 St. Martin Parish Livestock Show and Sale

25-29 Acadiana District Livestock Show

NOTE: The 4-H Office will be closed from Thursday, December 24, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021.


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Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 10, 2020.All 4-H clubs are, once again, invited to collect nonperishable food items and/or monetary donations for this very worthwhile event. Clubs can organize the collection of items and arrange to have them delivered to the drop off locations on that day.

Some examples of items include: applesauce, canned beans, canned chicken or fish, canned vegetables, cooking oils, crackers, dried herbs and spices, fruit (canned or dried), granola bars, instant mashed potatoes, meals in a box, nuts, pasta, peanut butter, rice, powdered and shelf stable milk, soup, chili, and whole grain cereal.


downloadjpgAdulting 101- Professionalism & Workplace Etiquette

In today’s competitive world, displaying professional etiquette makes a difference in the workplace and in both your business and personal relationships. Professional or business etiquette is so important because it creates respect for yourself and others, creates a positive atmosphere, can improve communication, helps people feel important and welcomed, creates better customer or client relationships, and allows for less drama.

Etiquette can be defined as basic rules that are followed in a social or professional setting.

Etiquette skills can be defined as an unwritten code of behavior designed to ease social interactions in both personal and professional settings. Respect, kindness, and consideration are important components of etiquette. Etiquette skills can build confidence when working with others.

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4-H Holiday Contests

Your school club leader may be having a contest at school. Check with them for a due date. If not, take a picture of yourself (the 4-H member) and your entry then email it to stmartin4h@yahoo.com by December 15th.

Cookie Contest Rules (Judged on Appearance)

1. Cookies must be made by 4-H member. Cookie mixes may be used, but store bought cookies and may not. Cookies must have a Holiday look to them, so use cookie cutters, red & green sprinkles, colored icing, etc.

2. 4-H’ers must do most of the work when making the cookies. This contest is for 4-H’ers, not for parents, although adult supervision (especially around the oven) may be helpful.

3. Only cookies are allowed in this category; no brownies or cookie bars, rice crispy treats, fudge, or any other candy.

4. Each 4-H member is allowed to enter only one exhibit in the cookie contest. The exhibit should include 3 cookies.

5. Cookie exhibits will not be returned, so please use disposable plates for exhibiting your dish. Please keep in mind that the containers are not judged.

6. Please label the bottom of the dish with the child’s name and grade.

7. Cookies will be judged on taste.

Ornament Contest Rules

1. Ornament must be handmade by 4-H’er.Parents can assist, but 4-H member must construct the majority of the ornament.

2. Ornaments previously entered in this contest cannot be entered again.

3. Ornaments must be able to be hung on a tree.(Large wreaths and/or wall hangings should not be entered and will be placed in the white ribbon category)

4. Label the ornament with the 4-H’ers full name and grade.

Decorated Holiday Treats (Judged on Appearance)

1. 4-H’ers must do most of the work when making the treats. This contest is for 4-H’ers, not for parents, although adult supervision (especially around the oven) may be helpful.

2. Treats must have a Holiday look to them.

3. Treats will be judged on appearance only—not taste, so use your creativity. Create a Holiday treat with edible items such as candy, rice crispy treats, pre-made sandwich cookies, brownies, fudge, cake balls, etc.

4. Each 4-H’er is allowed to enter only one exhibit in the decorated treats contest. The exhibit should contain 3 treats. Exhibits will not be returned, so please use disposable plates for exhibiting your treats.

5. Please label the bottom of the dish with the child’s name and grade.

Have Fun, Use Your Creativity, and Show Off Your Skills!


question markpng4-H Trivia

Each month, we will have a trivia contest in The 4-H Bayou Gazette newsletter.

If you are one of the first 5 members of your club to email the correct answer to us, along with your full name, school you attend and your grade level, you will receive a prize at your next club meeting. Remember, your answer must be correct!

December 4-H Trivia Question:

What is one reason why professional or business etiquette is so important?

Email us the answer along with your full name, the school you attend, and your grade level by 12/21/20 to: stmartin4h@yahoo.com


Clovers to These 4-Hers

The following 4-H Junior Leader members who volunteered at 4-H Fun Day:

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BBHS: Ariyannah Thibeaux

At-Large: Isabelle Couvillion, Olivia O’Brien

CJHS: Lanie LeLeu, Bradlie Debnam

CHS: Kenzie Farrar, James Haddox, Ashlyn Williams

SMSH: Billy Poirier, Abbey Poirier

SBS: Therese Harris

Congratulations November Trivia Contest Winners

Last month’s trivia question was “How can you determine the size of your tires as well as the maximum load for that particular tire?” The correct answer was Reading what is printed on the tire wall.

Congratulations to the following prize winners:

At-Large: Olivia O’Brien

CHS: Ashlyn Williams

SMSH: Abbey Poirier, Billy Poirier



livestockpngLivestock News

Below are many important dates for livestock exhibitors and their families.Good luck with your projects!If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Mrs. Hannah Devall at 337-332-2181 or hdevall@agcenter.lsu.edu

Livestock participants should have received important information in the mail with entry information as well as upcoming workshops and clinics.

Livestock Show Dates:

St. Martin Parish Livestock Show:January 15-16, 2021 (BBHS Barn)

Acadiana District Livestock Show:January 26-30, 2021 (Lafayette)

St. Martin Parish Poultry & Rabbit Shows:February 6, 2021 (BBHS Barn)

LSU State Livestock Show:February 13-20, 2021 (Gonzales)

LSU State Rabbit Show:March 6, 2021 (Alexandria)

Acadiana District Horse Show:July 1-3, 2021 (New Iberia)

LSU State Horse Show:July 2020 (Gonzales)

Other Important Dates:

December 17, 2020Poultry Workshop (Virtual, 5:30-7:00pm)

December 22, 2020 Livestock Premier Exhibitor Workshop (1:30-4:00pm)

January 13, 2021 Parish Premier Exhibitor Testing / Barn Yard Bash


Shooting Sports

Shooting sports mandatory safety meetings were conducted in November and practices are now underway. Project books were disbursed during the safety meetings. Members should be working in their project books to learn more about their project areas while practices are underway.


How to Make Healthy Holiday Choices

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It is easy to overdo it on unhealthy foods during holiday dinners with family. Sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs so start with small serving sizes instead of piling your plate high with food. Fill your plate with a protein, a grain, fruit, vegetable and dairy before unhealthy foods. Try makings half your plate fruits and vegetables


Junior Leader Club

Looking for a greater 4-H experience? Join the Jr. Leader Club to become more active in 4-H and in your community. December is the last month to sign up! Fill out the Junior Leader Membership Form and submit your $10 dues to the St. Martin Parish Office.

The Jr. Leader Club is a group of St. Martin Parish 4-H members who gather once a month and do fun things. We also like to volunteer at different events, learn new things, help the community, and go on trips! We hope to see you at our next meeting! All 4-H’ers in 7th-12th grades are welcome. Dues for this club are $10.If you haven’t paid your dues, please do so as soon as possible.


4-H Honor Cords

Seniors, are you looking forward to completing a milestone in your life?Add a little 4-H touch to your special day and apply for a 4-H Honor Cord!Applications are completely online this year. Visit the following website to apply 2021 Louisiana 4-H Honor Cord
Statewide deadline is January 29, 2021.


Questions?

Contact the St. Martin Parish Extension Office

St. Martin Parish Cooperative Extension

114 Courthouse Street

Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

337-332-2181 Fax: 337-332-2870

Website: www.louisiana4h.org/stmartin

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Social Media: Search “St. Martin Parish 4-H” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest

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