​The 4-H Bayou Gazette 4th-6th Grade Edition February 2021

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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


6 Super Saturday

12-20 State Livestock Show

16 Office Closed- Mardi Gras

22 Trivia Deadline

24 Portfolios picked up by 4-H Agents (Club leaders will have prior deadline)


6 State Rabbit Show

11 Horse Club Workshop (BBHS Barn)

what-s-on-your-plate-logo-01png What's on Your Plate?

Have you ever thought about all the ways we can eat fruit? Apples can be made into sauce or pie filling, dried into semi-soft rings, or made into crisp chips. Let’s turn on our food scientist brains and discover more about cooking fruit!

In this month’s experiment, you will get to see how osmosis and diffusion affect fruits and vegetables when they are raw and cooked. Sometimes, you may want cooked fruit or vegetables to be soft or, at other times, slightly firm. You will see firsthand that the time at which sugar is added in the cooking process makes a difference in the final texture of the food.

Super Saturday Contest Day

February 6, 2021 at Breaux Bridge High School (1015 BBHS Road, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517). The Rabbit and Poultry Show will be held at Breaux Bridge High School while the 4-H Chef Contest, Demonstrations, and Illustrated Talks will be held through virtual submission. Contests, starting times, deadlines, and locations are listed on the website. Read the specific rules to find out what time to report for each contest.

4-H Portfolio Information

4-H Portfolios will be given to 4-H members at the January club meetings. The portfolio is a record of your 4-H participation this year. Your Portfolio should be turned in if you want to attend Achievement Day. Achievement Day is a super fun event that is scheduled for April 1, 2021 at Breaux Bridge High School.

Why do a portfolio?

Writing things down helps us remember what’s happening and what we need to do.4-H portfolios are an important way to keep track of our 4-H experiences. Everyone feels good when portfolios are worked on throughout the year and completed by the deadline. It will be more fun and less frustrating if you spend some time each week on your portfolio. Records are a part of life. You’ll have records related to your money, insurance, taxes, and property when you grow up. Pictures are fun records of what you’ve done. You’ll enjoy your pictures much more if they are organized in a way that you can find them easily. Doing a 4-H portfolio is a part of 4-H life that helps in many ways.


1: Competitive Deadline: 4-H members’ portfolios are due on February 24, 2021 if the 4-H member wants their portfolio judged and to be considered for Outstanding Record Book Awards.(Agents will pick up these books at each school on February 24, 2021.) 4-H club leaders WILL ask for your portfolio prior to February 24th.It is the responsibility of the 4-H club member to know when their school club leader wants the books!

2: Non-competitive deadline: Members who turn in portfolios after February 24th and on or before March 5th are eligible to attend Achievement Day, but their book will not be judged and they will not be considered for Outstanding Record Book awards.

My club leader wants my book on: ___________________________

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Some Hints for Developing Your Portfolio:

  • Need Pictures for Your Portfolio?
  • ASK for HELP from Club Leader or 4-H Agents.
  • Be Neat. Use a pencil or computer to type information. Neat portfolios get higher scores!
  • Portfolios are easier if you do them one section at a time.
  • Make sure your portfolio is complete. Answer the questions with complete sentences.
  • Include pictures of you competing in 4-H contests, attending 4-H workshops , and doing project books activities.
  • Clip 4-H news articles and 4-H newsletter articles in which your name appeared from the Cloverbud Gazette newsletter or newspaper. Look on the St. Martin Parish 4-H Facebook page for articles as well.

Looking for a copy of your portfolio? Check out this link to the online version

Clovers to These 4-Hers

Congratulations January Trivia Contest Winners

Last month’s trivia question was “What do you call compounds that occur naturally in plants that create beautiful colors in fruits and vegetables?” The correct answer was pigments.

Congratulations to the following prize winners:

BBE4: Gian Denais

BBE5: Caroline Hicks
Teche 4: Aubrey Prioux, Aubryana Burleigh

Teche 5: Rylei Pommier
St. Bernard 4: Malia Cambre

St. Bernard 5/6: Averi Theriot, Ava Blanchard

At-Large: Hannah Ellender, Aiden Edgar

A yellow question mark in a circlepng 4-H Trivia

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

If you are one the 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!

February 4-H Trivia Question:

What process is described by water mover across a semi-permeable membrane from an area with a little of something (lower concentration) to an area with more of something (higher concentration)?

Email us the answer along with your full name, the school you attend, and your grade level by 2/22/2021 to: stmartin4h@yahoo.com

State Commodity Ambassador Contest

The Louisiana 4-H Commodity Ambassador contest is a state level speaking competition designed to allow youth to demonstration their ability to effectively communicate about some of Louisiana's most important commodities including poultry, eggs, beef, seafood, sugar, sweet potatoes and rice. Each participant must present a demonstration on the preparation of an affordable, nutritious dish showcasing one of the following commodities: chicken, turkey, eggs, beef, seafood, sugar, sweet potatoes, or rice.

The demonstration should include information regarding the chosen commodity including but not limited to:

  • Steps in preparation of a dish utilizing the selected commodity.
  • Information on nutritional value, preparation and storage, food safety, product quality, product versatility, and economic benefit of cooking with the commodity.
  • After each demonstration judges will be allowed to ask 3-5 questions per contestant.

Division I and II demonstrations will be judged as pre-recorded video submission with no question and answer session. The videos will be submitted along with the required recipe at the time of registration.

Division III demonstrations will be judged as live presentations via Microsoft Teams

Category priority will be given to those students participating in the Illustrated Talk or Demonstration contest at Super Saturday on February 6th. For more information, visit https://www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/kids_teens/events/contests/commodity-ambassador.

Livestock News

Congratulations to all of the Parish Livestock Show participants. Overall champions are listed below.


Overall Goat Showmanship Champion: Bradlie Debnam

Champion Buck: Ethan Meche

Champion Doe: Ava Allemond

Senior Premier Exhibitor: Ethan Meche

Junior Premier Exhibitor: Reid Oliver


Overall Sheep Showmanship Champion: Ali Fontenot

Champion Ewe: John Adam Fontenot, Jr.

Champion Market Lamb: Ali Fontenot

Senior Premier Exhibitor: Ali Fontenot

Junior Premier Exhibitor: John Adam Fontenot, Jr.


Overall Beef Showmanship Champion: Mary Harris
Champion Bull :Josie Blanchard

Champion Heifer: James Gauthier

Senior Premier Exhibitor: Mary Harris
Junior Premier Exhibitor: Cullen Leleu


Overall Dairy Showmanship Champion: Cullen Leleu

Champion Dairy: Cullen Leleu

Junior Premier Exhibitor: Cullen Leleu


Overall Champion Swine Showman: Kade Huval

Grand Champion Market Hog: Emma Latiolais

Senior Premier Exhibitor: Kade Huval

Junior Premier Exhibitor: Preston Latiolais

For a complete listing of winners from the parish livestock show, visit our Facebook page at St. Martin Parish 4-H.

Rabbit News

The St. Martin Parish Rabbit Show will be held on February 6th in conjunction with Super Saturday Contest Day at BBHS.

Reminder: There will be a State Rabbit Show at the State Evacuation Shelter (located right next to the Dewitt Livestock Facility) in Alexandria on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Poultry News

The Parish Poultry Show will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Breaux Bridge High School Livestock Barn in conjunction with Super Saturday Contest Day.

4-H shooting sports logopng Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports is in full swing. Thanks to all of our coaches who volunteer their time at each practice.

Save the Dates:

February13-14, 2021: Caddo Classic Shootout

March 15-21, 2021: Southern Regional Shooting Sports Match (WBR, Ascension, & St. James parishes)

April 12-18, 2021: State Shooting Sports Match (WBR and Ascension Parishes)

Additional information and registration forms for each of these events will be mailed out soon!

Outstanding Club Member Applications

Have you participated in many 4-H activities this year? If so, you may want to consider completing an Outstanding Club Member application. The Outstanding Club Member applications are used to choose “outstanding club members” from the St. Martin Parish 4-H program who have been extremely active in the program. Outstanding Club Members are chosen based on their participation throughout the year in 4-H events, activities, and service projects. You must turn in a completed 4-H portfolio by February 24, 2021 to be considered for this award. The applications are due to the 4-H Office by February 24th either by dropping it off at the 4-H Office, emailing completed forms to stmartin4h@yahoo.com, or faxing it to 337-332-2870.Members who turn in applications after February 24th will not be considered for outstanding member recognition. Applications will be given out at the January 2021 4-H club meetings or can be found on our website www.lsuagcenter.com/stmartin. Outstanding club members are recognized in May.

Sweeten your Valentine’s Day with Fruit Pizza!

Add strawberries to your snack for a sweet Valentine’s Day treat! Strawberries are so good for you. They are high in nutrients your body needs like dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium. Your body needs 1 ½ to 2 cups of fruit daily. Get one serving of fruit with this fruit pizza.


2 rice cakes (plain or apple cinnamon)

2 tablespoons yogurt or cream cheese

8 strawberries, sliced

Or any other fruit you like!


1. Spread 2 Tbs cream cheese on each rice cake.

2. Arrange sliced strawberries, grapes, or any fruit of your choice on top of the cream cheese.

Service Opportunity - Turn in Pull Tabs Today!

For over 10 years, we have collected pull tabs off of the top of can drinks to help the Ronald McDonald house in Memphis, TN. This is a great service opportunity that is easy to complete.

What do you do?

Collect as many pull tabs as you can from now until February 21st.Collect them in a plastic Ziploc bag. Take the bag to school and give it to your school club leader. They will turn it into the 4-H Office.

What do we do with the tabs? We recycle them and receive money!

What do we do with the money? We send the money to the Ronald McDonald House in Memphis, TN.

To learn more about the Ronald McDonald House, visit their website at: http://www.rmhc-memphis.orgor scan the QR code.


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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