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Knox County 4-H/FFA Fair Special Awards
On Monday evening 4-H members who exhibited in the Art Hall were recognized for their accomplishments through the generous contribution of sponsors and partners. After recalculating the Home Economic awards a tie was discovered. The FCE Home Economics $50 savings bond is sponsored by Knox County FCE. This bond is awarded to the over-all high point member 11 years of age and younger in the projects of Child Development, Clothing, Knitting, Crochet, Foods & Nutrition and Food Preservation, Home Environment and Horticulture. The two individuals who tied for this award are Timothy Jones and Chelsea Zahn.
Herdsman awards are presented to 4-H/FFA members who exhibit willingness to help others, good sportsmanship, keep the alley and stall area clean and possess a positive attitude.
The Sheep Herdsman award is sponsored by L.P. “Pete” Mayfield, Presiding County Commissioner and is awarded to Megan Poston of the County Liners 4-H Club.
The Beef Herdsman award is sponsored by Red Callahan Eastern District County Commissioner and is awarded to Jared Niemeyer of the Liberty Leaders 4-H Club.
The Swine Herdsman award is sponsored by Terry Marble, Western District County Commissioner and is awarded to Dana Hamlin of the Liberty Leaders 4-H Club.
Dairy Herdsman award is sponsored by Heartland Dairy and is awarded to Dion Swanson of the Heartland 4-H Club.
Goat Herdsman award is sponsored by Mike Kite, Knox County Sheriff and is awarded to Grade Hunziker of the South Side Roadrunners 4-H Club.
Edith Musick of Edith’s Tax Service sponsors the Clean Cage Coop Award for the poultry and rabbit division at our fair. The recipient of this award must exhibit the willingness to help others, good sportsmanship, a positive attitude and keep the cage/coop clean at all times. This year’s winner of the Edith Musick Clean Cage/Coop award is to Jessica Anderson of the County Liners 4-H Club.
A $50 savings bond is presented to a male member 12 years of age and younger and a female member 12 years of age and under through a drawing. In order to
be eligible for the drawing these individuals must have shown livestock at this year’s fair. Previous winners are not eligible. This bond is made possible through supporters of Knox County youth and livestock. This year’s winners are Storm Bugh and Alex Hamlin both of the County Liners 4-H Club.
A $50 savings bond is presented to a first year 4-H or FFA member who has shown livestock at this year’s fair. Jack and Nancy Reardon sponsor this bond, his year’s bond is awarded to Aden Triplett of the County Liners 4-H Club.
Jim Pinson contributes a cash donation and a plaque to the exhibitor of the Knox County Home Raised Steer. The Champion is determined based on a point system. This year’s recipient of the Knox County Home Raised Steer is Tanner Ellison of the County Liners 4-H Club.
The Baker Estate has established a $50 Savings bond in memory of George and Esther Baker. George and Esther Baker farmed in the Knox City area for many years. They believed in hard work, Angus cattle and Knox County’s youth. 4-H and FFA members who currently exhibit Angus or Angus Cross cattle were placed in a drawing for the savings bond. This year’s recipient of the George and Esther Baker Memorial Savings Bond is Stacy Dobbs of the County Liners 4-H Club.
The Eyman Sportsmanship Savings Bond is made possible by Bill and Rosalyn Eyman of Knox City, MO. Any bonafide 4-H or FFA member who has an exhibit at the Knox County 4-H/FFA Fair is eligible for this award. The selection of the award is based on evaluation of the 4-H and FFA members who have done the best with what he/she has to work with. This could very likely include a white ribbon exhibit, but a blue ribbon boy or girl who displays qualities in the following areas:
Have done the best with what he/she has to work with. Sportsmanship and courtesy during the fair Enthusiasm of the individual during the fair. Friendliness, pleasant attitude during the fair.
This year’s recipient is currently enrolled in Arts & Crafts, Photography, Beef, Wood Science and Sports Fishing. This is his 4th year as a member of the Liberty Leaders 4-H Club. He is the son of Stacy & Kathi Harder of Edina, MO. Congratulations to Nat Harder our 2009 Eyman Sportsmanship Award winner.