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Monday, October 4, 1999

Clarks capture top steer, heifer awards

By PEGGY McCRACKEN
Staff Writer

PECOS, Oct. 4, 1999 -- Clarks dominated the steer and heifer shows at Saturday's Reeves County Fall Fair and Livestock Show.

Courtney Clark swept the steer show with her grand champion Chi and reserve champion Shorthorn breeds, while her brother, John Marvin, took home the grand champion banner in the heifer show with a Maine.

The duo, who both register as the animals' owners, have shown them each weekend this summer, said their mother, Judy Clark.

"I have a dining-room table covered with banners," Clark said.

The Shorthorn was breed champion in many shows and grand champion twice. John Marvin showed it in the Permian Basin Fair, where it won grand champion honors.

John Marvin's Maine placed second to Courtney's Chi in the exotic class, while Fletcher Hill of Andrews placed third with a Chi.

Steer show judge Doug McCullum of Georgetown said the top placers in the show have a bright future.

The heavily-muscled Chi "can stand a lot of competition," he said. "He is structurally correct."

McCullum said the Shorthorn has a lot of red meat and eye appeal. "He stands square on the hind legs."

Fletcher Hill of Andrews placed second in the English Class with an Angus that McCullum described as "not nearly as far along as the Herefords. He has more eye appeal. Overall it is a really nice set of steers," he said.

Emily McCann of Big Spring placed second in the heifer show with a big Maine-Anjou that towered over the other entries in the exotic class.

Matt Elliott of Pecos and Chelsea Hall of Marfa placed one and two in the American class with Red Brangus heifers.

In the sanctioned lamb show, Erika Neal of Smyer won the grand champion banner, and Audrie Linton of Cleveland took the reserve grand champion honor.

They also showed the breed champion and reserve in the medium wool class. Neal had the reserve champion cross, while Elizabeth Echols of Melissa showed the grand champion cross.

Linton's finewool was named breed champion, and Christina Self of San Angelo showed the reserve champion finewool.

Southdown breed winners were Timmy Bowen of Robstown, champion; and Brittney Bergmann of Boerne, reserve champion.

Lamb show judge Lee Howard, Martin County Agent, said the eight breed champions and reserve champions were outstanding.

"There is a lot of quality in this show," he said. "You are to be commended."

Lambs placing in the top five spots in each class could have won the championship, he said. "This is just my opinion for today."

All the exhibitors shook his hand as they left the show ring, Howard said. "That says a lot about what this program does to make outstanding young people."

Wild Bunch captures top awards at BBQ cookoff

By ROSIE FLORES
Staff Writer

PECOS, Oct. 4, 1999 -- A "wild" group of people took home most of the trophies at the 27th Annual Barbecue Cook-Off, held Saturday at the Reeves County Sheriff's Posse Arena.

The Wild Bunch not only won the Grand Champion award, but also took him honors for first place in the Pro Division, first place in the Club Division and won the award for Best Camp. It's the second year in a row the group has taken most of the cookoff's top honors.

The cookoff began Friday night and ran through Saturday afternoon at the arena, and attracted more than the 25 minimum Pecos Chamber of Commerce officials had said was needed to break even.

The annual event had earlier been threatened by the lack of entries, but organizers decided to go ahead and sponsor it when those already entered agreed to accept lower prize money if fewer than the minimum number of teams signed up.

First and second place trophies were handed out in each division shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, along with the Best Camp award.

In the Amateur Division, Johnson and Contreras Camp placed first with the DQ girls placing second.

In the Pro Division, the Jesse Baeza Camp won second, with, of course, the Wildbunch placing first.

In the Club Division, the Ruben Rodriguez Camp took home second place honors.

Worst Barbecue went to Gus Ybarra and his gang.

Mac design earns Reynolds Microsoft award

By PEGGY McCRACKEN
 Staff Writer

PECOS, Oct. 4, 1999 -- Competing with computer experts who are much older, 17-year-old Randall Reynolds won the grand prize in Microsoft MacTopia's "Design the Education Graphic" contest.

Randall is a junior at Pecos High School. His dream is to attend design school and become a graphic artist.

To come up with his winning design, Reynolds said, "I wondered how I could effectively combine the use of computers, school and the Mac."

Microsoft MacTopia judges said that Reynolds's design represented all those things with great style. It shows a schoolhouse with flag, computer, book and a sphere that could represent the world of a baseball. All is tied together with a tether and numerals 1 2 3 4.

Along with having his graphic used on the MacTopia Education page, Reynolds won a copy of Office 98 for his Macintosh.

His father, District Attorney Randy Reynolds, said that PHS art teacher Walter Holland taught Randall art through the years, and then began teaching him computer design.

Randall's winning graphic is on display along with his photo on the Mac site at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/education/default.htm .

Lotto

AUSTIN (AP) Results of the Lotto Texas drawing Saturday night: Winning numbers drawn: 4-31-32-41-46-48. Estimated jackpot: $7 million. Number matching six of six: None. Matching five of six: 65. Prize: $1,888. Matching four of six: 3,402. Prize: $130.

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AUSTIN (AP) Results of the Texas Million lottery drawing Friday night: Winning numbers drawn: 36-20-84-10. Jackpot: $1 million. Number matching four of four Group 1: 0 Winning $1 million ticket sold in: none. Matching four of four. Group 1: 0. Prize: $1,000,000. Matching four of four. Group 2: 0. Prize: $25,000. Matching four of four. Group 3: 1. Prize: $10,000. Matching three of four. Any set: 382. Prize: $300.

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AUSTIN (AP) Results of the Cash 5 drawing Friday night: Winning numbers drawn: 29-19-22-36-02. Number matching five of five: 1. Prize per winner: $97,346. Winning tickets sold in: Brownsville. Matching four of five: 264. Prize: $553.

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AUSTIN (AP) The winning Pick 3 numbers drawn Friday by the Texas Lottery, in order: 8-4-9 (eight, four, nine)

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AUSTIN (AP) The winning Pick 3 numbers drawn Saturday by the Texas Lottery, in order: 1-5-4 (one, five, four)

Weather

PECOS, Oct. 4, 1999 -- High Sunday 97; low last night 59. Tonight, fair, increasing cloudiness late. Low in the mid 50s. southeast wind 5-15 mph. Tuesday, morning low clouds, becoming sunny and warmer. High in the mid 80s. South to southwest wind 10-20 mph and gusty. Extended forecast, Tuesday night, fair. Low in the mid 50s.



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