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March 9, 2014

Awards handed out at livestock show

DUNCAN — Winners were announced and students walked away vests and plaques at the end of the week-long 76th annual Stephens County Junior Livestock Show, which ended Friday.

Following the award ceremony, the premium sale began as livestock was auctioned off.

Stephens County Fair Board secretary Kathy Shorter said funds for the sale are gathered through the different clubs in support of the students in the competition.

“The Ag booster clubs get together to raise funds for the kids who go through the sale,” Shorter said. “And we gave money as well.”

The show included students from the Stephens County area as long as they were involved in 4-H or FFA at their schools.

Cale Brady, a 17-year-old student from Bray-Doyle who brought his shorthorn cattle to the competition, said there are a few things students in the livestock show need to do in order to prepare.

“You have to watch them and get everything ready,” Brady said. “You have to make sure to walk them.”

Shorter said the show was a group effort.

“It takes a lot of different volunteers to put it together,” she said. “Thankfully you can count on them to come year after year.”

Winners from this year’s show included:

Grand Champion Barrow Jessee Ferrell of Comanche FFA, Reserve Grand Champion Barrow Cooper Phillips of Central High FFA; Grand Champion Gilt Jessee Ferrell of Comanche FFA, Reserve Grand Champion Gilt Kylie Sellers of Marlow FFA.

Grand Champion Ewe Hayden Travis of Marlow FFA, Reserve Grand Champion Ewe Cory Leu of Empire 4-H; Grand Champion Market Lamb Hayden Travis of Marlow FFA, Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb Cory Leu of Empire FFA.

Grand Champion Doe Meranda McClennen of Marlow FFA, Reserve Grand Champion Doe Jessie Robinson of Marlow FFA; Grand Champion Wether Brock Cogswell of Velma-Alma 4-H, Reserve Grand Champion Wether Jason Leu of Empire 4-H; Grand Champion Prospect Steer Dalton Davis of Central High FFA, Reserve Grand Champion Prospect Steer Makenzie Craig of Empire FFA.  

Grand Champion Heifer Kodeen Bowen of Velma-Alma 4-H, Reserve Grand Champion Heifer Kenzie McCracken of Central High 4-H; Grand Champion Steer Madison Davis of Central High FFA, Reserve Grand Champion Steer Jeslyn Hanza of Central High 4-H.

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

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