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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, February 11, 2000
GED Testing planned
GED Testing will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Feb. 29 and March 1.
Registration is scheduled from 1-5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, at 320 S.
Oak, Suite 4.
For more information, call 445-5535.
FFA members from area to attend show
Six FFA members from Reeves County will be joining other FFA and 4-H members
from all over Texas for intense competition in the show ring at the 2000
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Feb. 18-March 5, at the Astrohall in
This year, FFA members from Reeves County including, Courtney Lynn Clark,
John Marvin Clark, Shelly Martinez, Justin Owen, Amanda Stickels and Jack
Stickels will be traveling to Houston for the annual event.
The junior show, which showcases the animal projects of these FFA and
4-H exhibitors, is held during the second week of livestock competition,
beginning Feb. 24. Professional breeders and ranchers will compete for
top prize money and global recognition in the livestock industry during
the first week of the show, which kicks off Feb. 18.
Entries from both the open and junior shows, along with the horse show,
combine to make the Houston Livestock Show the largest event of its kind
in the world.
More than 14,000 entries, representing 1,014 Texas 4-H Clubs and FFA
Chapters, will compete in this year's junior show. A wide variety of animals
will be shown in both the junior and open divisions of the livestock competition,
including market steers, market barrows, market lambs, market poultry,
beef and dairy heifers, breeding gilts, breeding sheep, goats, llamas,
ostriches, commercial steers and breeding rabbits.
The four market animal categories (steer, lamb, barrow and poultry)
represent animals raised by exhibitors for food sources. The finest animals
in each of these categories are eligible for their individual market auctions,
In 1999, the Houston Show's junior market auction sales totaled $5,399,375,
including a record $550,000 for the Grand Champion Market Steer.
"We're always looking to improve our Show," said John Sykes, assistant
general manager, Agricultural Exhibits and Competition Department. "We're
proud of being the world's largest livestock show, but we also want to
be the best. Due to the overwhelming interest, we have expanded the steer
show to three days, March 1-3, and have increased market barrow premiums,
which will award an additional $127,000 to exhibitors."
In addition to world-class livestock competition, the Show plays host
to one of the premier horse shows in the country. The Houston Cutting Horse
Contest kicks off 20 consecutive days of horse show competition beginning
Tuesday, Feb. 15. The National Cutting Horse Association championship finals
follow Feb. 17-20, as well as competition in seven different breeds of
horses: Appaloosa, Arabian, Half Arabian, Miniature, Paint, Palomino and
Quarter Horse, plus donkeys and mules.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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