The Duncan Banner


September 2, 2012

FFA youth do well at Marlow District Show

CENTRAL HIGH — The annual Marlow District Fair was held Aug. 18, at Stephens County fairgrounds with over 50 animals exhibited. Central High Ag instructor, Ron Curry, said, “This show gives young students the opportunity to show off the hard work they put in over the summer.”

Curry said that while many students, not involved in agriculture, FFA and 4-H programs, may be enjoying sleeping late on a Saturday morning, those in his program are usually up by sunrise.

“These dedicated members are up at sunrise working their animals to show their excellence in livestock preparation,” he said. “They are also learning life skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. In the end it will make them better leaders for today, tomorrow and their futures.”

Curry credits their efforts, noting that they become more responsible and get recognition for the hard work.

In the beef barn, taking the English Breed Champion Prospect steer was out of class 2 shown by Victoria Harper. Reserve breed out of class 1 was shown by Tanner Childers. In class 1 Brayden Waldrop placed 2nd and in class 2 Jonathon Cantwell,  2nd.  

In the Cross Prospect Steers, Lucas Harper was champion and Ben Ivory took reserve. Overall grand was Lucas Harper, and for reserve, Victoria Harper. In the market steers Jarrod Harper received English Breed Champion and Austin Harper took Cross Breed and Grand Champion Steer.

In the angus heifer division, class 1 Sam Ivory was 1st; class 2 Sarah Ivory, 1st and reserve breed, and Brayden Waldrop, 1st breed.

In Chianina, Will Derryberry, 1st and breed champion. Shorthorn’s class 1 Cale Brady, 1st and reserve breed champion, and Ty Linam, 2nd. Class 2,  Josh Goodrich, 1st place and breed champion, and Ben Ivory, 2nd.

Simmental class 1 Riley Julian, 1st and reserve breed, class 2 Riley Julilan, 1st and breed champion.

Commercial division class 1, Tanner Childers, 2nd and reserve breed, and Jarrod Harper, 1st and breed champion.

Grand Champion heifer went to Will Derryberry, and Reserve went to Jarrod Harper.  

Showmanship — Tanner Childers, senior; Ben Ivory, intermediate; Sam Ivory, junior.

In the Market Barrows show, the Berkshire Class saw Patrick Kelly taking 1st and breed. Hampshire class, Kye Helderman, 1st and breed. Spot class, Patrick Kelly, 1st and breed champion. In the crossbreed class Deekota Williams, 1st and breed champion. Sage Helderman, 1st, reserve breed and Reserve Grand Champion.

In the Gilt division, Duroc class Derik Clement, 1st, Maverick Williams, 1st and breed champion.

Hampshire class Deekota Williams. 1st and breed champion. In the Spot class, Kelsi Clement, 2nd and Maverick Williams 1st and breed champion. Crossbred, Emily Lepein, 1st and breed champion, MaKayla Clement, 1st place.

Showmanship — Deekota Williams, senior; Maverick Williams, intermediate; Kye Helderman, junior; Derik Clement, pee-wee.

In the Sheep division, SouthDown Ewe class 1st and breed champion went to Garrett Fishgrab, also in the Shropshire class 1st and Breed Champion went to Garrett. In the Speckle lamb class Cody Fishgrab, 1st and breed champion. In the Hampshire class Fishgrab, 1st and breed champion. In the Cross class Hayden Travis, 1st and breed champion, and Presliegh Bowles,  2nd and reserve breed.

Hampshire class Cody Fishgrab took home Grand, from the Cross class Hayden Travis was Reserve.

In the Market Lamb division, South Down lamb class Makenna Fishgrab, 1st and breed champion. Speckle class Kylie Wilcher, 1st and breed champion. Hampshire class 1 Ashton Fisher, 2nd place; Cody Fishgrab, 1st. In class 2 Austin Fisher, 2nd; Hayden Travis, 1st. Class 3 Payton Bowles, 1st. breed champion went to Hayden Travis, and Cody Fishgrab took Reserve. Suffolk went to Deekota Williams with 1st. In the Natural Class, Kylie Wilcher, 1st, and breed champion, and Payton Bowles, 2nd and reserve breed. Cross class 1 Austin Fisher, 1st. Class 2 Deekota Williams, 1st. Class 3 Ashton Fisher, 1st, Parker Bowles, 2nd. Class 4 Hayden Travis, 1st. Hayden Travis was breed champion, and Austin Fisher was  Reserve Champion. Grand Champion Market lamb from the cross class went to Hayden Travis. Also from the Cross class went Austin Fisher.

Showmanship — Hayden Travis, senior; Cody Fishgrab, intermediate; Kylie Wilcher, junior; Makenna Fishgrab and Payton Bowles, pee-wee.

In the Goat division, Makenna Fishgrab, 1st, breed champion, Grand Champion and showmanship.

Text Only
  • School closings

    Duncan, Comanche, Marlow, Central High, Bray-Doyle, Empire and Velma-Alma schools are closed for Monday March 3.

    March 2, 2014

  • Empire FFA Empire FFA champions

    The Waurika P.I. recently held its annual FFA Opening Ceremonies contest at the First Baptist Church in Marlow. Chapters from Stephens and Jefferson County competed for first place and an opportunity to attend the state contest in Stillwater.
    Seventeen teams competed with four coming back for the finals. The Empire FFA ninth grade team came out on top. Team members were Cale Schreiner, Anna Mitchell, Luke Davis, Alexia Newman, Ryley Dumas and Blake Cheatwood.

    November 24, 2013 1 Photo

  • Ryan KerrDFFA Greenhand quiz finalists

    Ryley Dumas of the Empire FFA chapter and Ryan Kerr of the Duncan FFA chapter were two of 50 high school freshmen FFA members from across Oklahoma to qualify for the state finals of the Greenhand Quiz Career Development event held Oct. 21 on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

    November 24, 2013 2 Photos

  • Central High FFA national Central High FFA attends National Convention

    Central High FFA attends National FFA Convention
    A group of 11 students and five adults from Central High left the Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 30 on their journey to the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ken.

    November 24, 2013 2 Photos

  • Smoke Rings Duncan High yearbook team proves they’re ‘smoking hot’

    Deadlines, staff meetings and presentations are only a few of the reasons the Duncan High School Smoke Rings yearbook staff were awarded with Sweepstakes for the second consecutive year.
    This year’s yearbook “Smoke Rings” and newspaper “Demon Pitchfork” staff attended Fall Media Monday, hosted by Oklahoma Scholastic Media, on Nov. 4 at the University of Oklahoma. Staff members had their choice of various sessions to attend throughout the first part of the day, then awards were announced for the 2012-13 yearbooks.

    November 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • Schools receive A-F report cards

    Most school districts may not be happy about the results of the A-F grading system released Wednesday.
    The Duncan School District received a D+, a grade it shares with the Comanche, Empire and Velma-Alma school districts. Those grades make up half of the school districts in Stephens County.
    Other county results included Grandview with a C, Bray-Doyle with a C+, Marlow with a B- and Central High with an A. Central High was the only school district to receive an A last year.

    November 7, 2013

  • Waurika reacts to state standards

    November 7, 2013

  • Teacher of the Year Candidates Teacher of the Year candidates

    Nine Duncan teachers were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Duncan School District. And in two weeks one will be selected as Teacher of the Year.
    These nine teachers are this year’s teacher of the year nominees. They include Christy Jarboe, Emerson Elementary; Kyle McPherson, Plato Elementary; Cindy Millirons, Woodrow Wilson Elementary; Michelle Spurgin, Mark Twain Elementary; Amy Benton, Horace Mann Elementary; Tammy Bennett, Duncan Middle School; and Denise Clark and Lisa Snider, Duncan High School.

    November 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • DHS Band at OBA DHS Band places eighth in OBA contest

    Duncan High School Band’s marching season is drawing to a close. And for its final contest, the band placed eighth overall, while giving what Band Director Jeramy Haas referred to as its best performance.
    The band competed in the Oklahoma Band Association (OBA) contest Oct. 26 in Mustang. The contest featured 4A and 5A high school bands from around the state. And the DHS Band was one of the competing bands to make it to finals.

    November 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • 10-27 RRTC Otha Grimes.jpg Otha Grimes Scholarship benefits 10 nursing students

    Ten Red River Technology Center Practical Nursing students were recently awarded the fall Otha Grimes Scholarship by the Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation.

    October 28, 2013 1 Photo