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Ziebach County 4-H Achievement Day held Aug. 6


EAGLE PHOTO BY PATTY PEACOCK
Malory Peacock does an entertaining explanation during her 4-H interview on how she made and would use her Recycled & Remade photo frame. Kim Jensen conducted interviews while her toddler and Stacee Lemke support with smiles.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost everything is cancelled or being held in a very different way. County fairs are no exception. This year, the Ziebach County Achievement Day was held on Aug. 6 and each family was given a time slot to come to Pioneer Hall in Dupree to submit their entries and do their judging.

4-H members who opted to not come in for judging (for safety/health reasons), had the option to leave their projects to be evaluated and could pick up their items later.

As for the cookie contest, this year, only 4-H members could enter and no auction was held.

The cookies were judged by employees at the Ziebach County Courthouse- Nan Farlee, Dena Farlee, Cindy Longbrake, Virginia Hertel and Jessie Donovan. The cookies were enjoyed by people at the courthouse.

Taking home the top prizes were Zoey De La Rosa and her “Grandma’s Sugar Cookies” with first place; Minda Woodward and her entry of snickerdoodles with second; and Rio De La Rosa in third place with his peanut butter cookies.

In addition to the cookie contest, a couple of special awards were given in the Foods and Nutrition category. The prizes, donated by Red Star Yeast, were insulated bags with various baking items and packages of yeast in them. Taking home top honors and winning these prizes were Minda Woodward (snickerdoodle cookies) and Bailee Donovan (carrot cake) and the reserve honors went to Wyatt Lemke and Rio De La Rosa.

Generally, these types of prizes are awarded to entries using yeast in them; however, due to Covid-19 and the decreased number of entries, all of the foods categories were put together.

The following are the results of this year’s Ziebach County 4-H Achievement Day and the 4-H members are listed in alphabetical order:

Brodie Bachman – Health Displays on Skin Care: two purples and a blue earned in the visual arts-jewelry category;

Gabriella De La Rosa — A clover bud member. She earned green ribbons on her entries in Foods and Nutrition, two entries in the Hobbies and Collections division, and one in Wood Science

Rio De La Rosa — a purple in Clothing and Textiles Sewing, two purples in Foods and Nutrition for his cookies and chocolate chip banana bread, and a purple in Wood Science

Zoey De La Rosa — a purple in Clothing and Textiles Sewing, a blue in Foods & Nutrition-muffins, a purple in Foods & Nutrition-cookies, a purple in Hobbies and Collections, and a purple in Wood Science

Bailee Donovan — a purple in Foods & Nutrition-cake, a blue in Home Env. Bedroom Accessory, a purple in Home Env. Recycled & Remade, and a purple in Visual Arts

Sierra Feickert — a purple in Visual Arts

Emma Jordan — a blue in Child Dev. and a purple in Visual Arts

Kaylee Jordan — a purple in Home Env. and a purple on an animal photography project

Trinity Leithauser — a purple in Foods & Nutrition-muffins

Alan Lemke — a purple in Foods & Nutrition-breads and two purples in Horticulture

Erin Lemke — a purple in Foods & Nutrition-bars, a purple in the Health Div. for homemade beauty products, and a purple in Visual Arts

Maverick Lemke — a purple in Foods & Nutrition-cookies, a purple in Health Div. for homemade beauty products, and two purples in Horticulture

Wyatt Lemke — a purple in Foods & Nutrition-quick breads, a purple in Home Env. Recycled & Remade, a purple in Horticulture, and a purple in Horticulture Display Exhibit

Malory Peacock — a purple in Clothing & Textiles-Selected Outfit, a purple in Foods & Nutrition-cookies, a blue in Home Env. Recycled & Remade, and a purple in Recycled & Remade

Maxwell Peacock — a purple in Clothing & Textiles-Recycle Garment, two purple ribbons in Graphic Design drawings, a purple in Home Env. Recycled & Remade, and two purples in Visual Arts-original painting

Minda Woodward — a purple in Foods & Nutrition-cookies

Award-winning recipes from 4-H members:

Zoey De La Rosa’s sugar cookie recipe that won this year’s Ziebach County 4-H Cookie Contest:

1 cup margarine

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

4 cups plus 2 tbsps. flour

1 tsp salt

1 cup oil

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients together and roll into small balls.  Roll the balls in sugar.  Flatten out and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Minda Woodward’s snickerdoodle recipe that placed second in the cookie contest and second in the Red Star Yeast award:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 tsps vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour

2 tsps cream of tartar

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsps. white sugar

2 tsps. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Blend in flour, cream of tartar, soda, and salt.  Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.  Mix tablespoons sugar and cinnamon together. Roll balls of dough in mix. Place two inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Remove immediately from baking sheets.

Rio De La Rosa’s peanut butter cookies that took home third place in the 4-H cookie contest:

2 cups peanut butter

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

Mix all ingredients together. Roll into 1-inch balls and then flatten onto cookie sheet with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Bailee Donovan’s recipe that took top honors in the Foods & Nutrition category at the Ziebach County 4-H Achievement Day:

Carrot Cake

1 cup oil

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

3 cups grated carrots or 5 jars of baby carrots

2 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. soda

1/2 tsp salt

Mix ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for an hour or more.  A Bundt pan is recommended.

Rio De La Rosa’s recipe that won reserve honors for the 4-H Foods & Nutrition contest:

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 cups mashed bananas

1 tbsp. milk

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

2 cups flour

1 cup choc. chips

Mix ingredients together in order given.  Divide batter into two greased bread pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Go around edges of pan to loosen and let set 5 minutes before removing from pans.

EAGLE PHOTO BY PATTY PEACOCK
Trinity Leithauser and Erin Lemke do an interview judging 4-H entries with Kim Jensen.

Bailee holds up her prize.

EAGLE PHOTO BY PATTY PEACOCK
Minda Woodward with her top honors prize from Red Star Yeast for her snickerdoodle cookies.

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