Youngsters brave heat to compete at local fair
By Lindsay Reed
Extreme heat couldn't keep area youngsters away from the 2009 Barry County Fair, which was held at Gizmo's Event Center in Wheaton. Hundreds of competitors turned out to show dairy cattle, goats, rabbits, chickens and beef cattle on June 25, 26 and 27.
Results from several of the show competitions are listed below. Additional fair results will appear in future editions of the Cassville Democrat.
Alpine: Audrey Jo Shockley, senior grand champion and senior reserve champion.
Nubian: Shockley, junior grand champion.
Toggenburg: Kayla Stewart, senior grand champion and junior grand champion; and Tammy Jo Stewart, senior reserve champion.
Recorded grade: Mary Beth Allen, senior grand champion; and Korey Banks, senior reserve champion and junior grand champion.
Oberhasli: Clifford Stewart, senior grand champion; Sarah Allen, senior reserve champion; and Zoie Coupland, junior grand champion.
Nigerian Dwarf: Banks, senior grand champion; Mary Beth Allen, senior reserve champion; and Clifford Stewart, junior grand champion.
Lamancha: Kristyn Harris, senior grand champion, senior reserve champion and junior grand champion.
Sable: Kayla Stewart, junior grand champion.
Best Junior Doe in Show: Coupland.
Best Senior Doe in Show and Best Udder in Show: Kayla Stewart.
Showmanship: Jacob Bittle and Coupland, pee wee class participation; Tammy Jo Stewart, junior class; and Banks, senior class.
Broilers: Jennifer Pendergraft, grand champion; and Keanu Trotter, reserve champion.
Heavy: Tanner Thomas, grand champion; and Aaron Martin, reserve champion.
Bantam: Marrisa Tucker, grand champion; and Winona Loncarich, reserve champion.
Duck: Ashley Painter, grand champion.
Showmanship: Holly Loncarich.
Crossbred: Kirsten Brvegel, grand champion; and Britney Morris, reserve champion.
Chester White: Felicity Brvegel, grand champion.
Market hog: Jessica Haynes, first place, 149 to 165 pounds; Dentin Schwartz, first place, 166 to 185 pounds; Shirley Galvan, first place, 186 to 205 pounds, and reserve champion; and Dakota Townsend, first place, over 206 pounds, and grand champion.
Showmanship: Mikala Fletcher, junior class; and Tyler Fletcher, senior class.
Overall: Kaitlin Lawrence, grand champion; and Zack Prewitt, reserve champion.