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Pike County kids succeed at Audrain County Fair

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Jate McCollum, a member of the Peppy Circle 4-H club, received the Reserve Grand Champion title in his class at the Audrain County 4-H and Youth Fair over the weekend. McCollum showed in the Open Crossbreed class. Jaten is the son of Jacy Mahar, of Frankford, and Jeff McCollum, of Curryville.   Donni Reading received Grand Champion Bucket Calf, Reserve Champion Crossbred Heifer in her class, and Reserve Champion Crossbred

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  • Gymkhana kicks off Pike County Fair

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm


    Kelsey Horner, of Curryville, and her horse, Tyree, helped open the Pike County Fair on Sunday, July 20 at the 4-H Gymkhana competition. The Fair resumes Tuesday, July 22 and runs through Saturday, July 26.

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  • Law enforcement, vets back local breeders against HSUS attack

    Posted on May 20, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    A local family who has recently been subjected to Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)  backlashing officially has the support of area law enforcement and longtime veterinarians. Tom and Debra Ritter, owners of Cornerstone Farms and successful dog breeders, have been accused by the HSUS as being a “problem puppy dealer,” a title which they and local officials were quick to denounce. These accusations were promptly defended by not

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  • Local breeders battle HSUS accusations

    Posted on May 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    A Curryville family finds themselves battling against the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)after they were listed as a “problem puppy dealer” in a recent release by the animal rights group. Tom and Debra Ritter, owners of Cornerstone Farms, located south of Curryville at the junction of highways M and V, have been accused by the HSUS of having 15 “violations.” The alleged issues include “ ‘a strong ammonia

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  • Pike County 4-H News

    Posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Where’s the Snowflake? Last month’s turkey was in the Teen Conference picture on page 2. The winners were: Laura Gray, Abbie Moore, and Katy Horner. Hidden somewhere in this month’s newsletter is a snowflake. Be one of the first three people to call the extension office at 573-324-5464 with its location and win a prize. Youth Council Spreads Christmas Cheer Youth Council will be meeting on Dec. 8, at 4

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  • Fall Poultry Fest held in Silex

    Posted on October 8, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    On Saturday, Sept. 14 the River Hills and Wind Ridge Farmers held their annual Fall Poultry Fest at the Silex R-1 School. Over 40 farmers and growers participated offering everything from exotic Norwegian Flower Fowl and Phoenix bantams, leeks and tomatoes in numerous hues, to fine crafts and goats’ milk soaps. Farmers from several states attend this event and there were several demonstrations on evaluating laying hens, producing and marketing

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  • 4-H swine show – Youth Sale results

    Posted on September 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    The Swine Show brought many observers to the livestock barn on Wednesday, July 24. The following is a list of winners and trophy donors:  Champion Duroc Boar, Kara Meyer; Reserve Champion Duroc Boar, Kelsey Scherder; Champion Crossbred Boar, Jessica Cottrell; Reserve Champion Crossbred Boar, John Cottrell; Grand Champion Boar, Jessica Cottrell, Bobby & Mary Lou Dempsey; and Reserve Grand Champion Boar, Kara Meyer.  Champion Berkshire Gilt, Brett Waddell; Reserve Champion

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