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Livestock contest winners announced

Livestock contests winners and youth special award recipients were announced Friday night at the St. Francois County Fair. Among the livestock winners at this year’s fair were the following: Grand Champion Steer – Chad Aldridge, 16, of French Village; Reserve Champion Steer – Clay Hendrix, 8, of Bismarck; Grand Champion Lamb and Reserve Champion Lamb – Candice Sheridan, 17, of Farmington; Grand Champion Hog – Lindsey Kelso, 15, of Bonne Terre; and Reserve Champion Hog – Sara Resinger, 15, of Farmington.

During the livestock sale, exhibitors received the following amounts from their respective buyers: Chad Aldridge, $2,863.50 from Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan for his 1,245 – pound steer; Clay Hendrix, $2,820 from Farm Livestock Market for his 1,175 – pound steer; Candice Sheridan, $474 from Miller Feed and Pet for her 120-pound grand champion lamb and $218 from Morris Timber Products for her 109-pound reserve champion lamb; Lindsey Kelso, $1,026 from Mann Drilling for her 285-pound hog; and Sara Resinger, $701.50 from Carron Cattle Ranch for her 305-pound hog.

Sisters Sara and Carrie Resinger of Farmington raised a hog together and will donate their proceeds to Farmington FFA. Winning bid for the hog was $500 by Farmington MFA Agri-Services.

Several special awards went to indoor exhibitors in youth categories. Included were: Best Ceramics Entry – Dennis Kinkead, 13, of Farmington, for his clay pot; Best Horticulture Exhibit – Dennis Kinkead for his display of “hens and chicks” plants in an old boot; Best Needlework – Melissa Craig, 12, of Farmington, for her crocheted scarf; Best Photo Entry – Cali Myers, 12, of Farmington, for her photo of a cow licking her brother’s nose; Best Food Entry – DeAnna Cartee, 17, of Farmington for her chocolate peanut butter cookies; and Best Home Environment Entry – Brianna Wurst, 13, of French Village, for her pillow.

The Kiwanis Club of Farmington also presented awards for Most Points in Building Exhibits and Runner-up Points in Building Exhibits. Most Points in the 12 and under category was Katie Morris, 9, of French Village, and Dennis Kinkead, 13, of Farmington, won in the 13 and above category.

Daniel Worley, 8, of Farmington, won the Runner-up award for second most points in the 12 and under category and McKinley Worley, 13, of Farmington, won the Runner-up award for ages 13 and older.

Children who were too young to compete in regular 4-H classes entered the Peewee show. The following won ribbons for showmanship with the animals: Sean Morris, 8, of Farmington with his bucket calf; Kevin Davis, 8, of Farmington, with his goat; Sarai Worley 7, of Farmington, with her heifer; Lauren King, 6, of Farmington for her goat; Joseph Allen, 6, of Bonne Terre, for his sheep; Lainey Sanders, 5, of Farmington, for her cat; Landon Williams, 6, of Farmington, for his black lab; and Brynn Myers, 4, of Farmington, for her goat.

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