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Aaralynn Willard, daughter of  Amy and Richard Willard shows during the Pee Wee exhibit at the Monroe City Youth Fair on Tuesday, July 14.

Monroe City FFA and Alumni hosted a great three-day youth fair at the Lions Club in Monroe City, on July 13-15.  The three-day fair featured goat, sheep, swine, and cattle projects. The fair is open to FFA members from the following chapters: Monroe City, North Shelby, South Shelby, Paris, Mark Twain, Palmyra, Hannibal, and Marion County. It was also open to 4-H Clubs meeting in the school district of Monroe City or Marion County.  

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Each night, at the beginning of each show, a Pee Wee show was held for youngsters to exhibit livestock. Each Pee Wee, ranging in ages of three to seven were awarded BB’s Bucks for their efforts in the show ring there were a total of 30 youngsters across the three days.

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On Monday, the fair kicked off with goat and sheep exhibitors.

The goat show held twelve different exhibitors. Results were as follows: Grand Champion Breeding Doe was awarded to Marah Greiman of Stone 4-H. This award was sponsored by State Farm Insurance, Terry Critten. Clare Williams of Lucky Four 4-H received Reserve Grand Champion Doe for her entry of a standard junior doe, 0-6 months, sponsored by GC Potterfield Trucking. There were three classes of market goats with a total of 14 exhibits. Noah Williams of Lucky Four 4-H won the class I, sponsored by Wilson’s Granite, while Clare Williams won class II, sponsored by Ren Potterfield Trucking, and Larissa Larrick of South Shelby FFA won class III, sponsored by FCS Financial, Jack Glover.  Noah Williams won Grand Champion Market Goat with a 75 pound entry, sponsored by MFA Agri-Services of Hannibal. Clare Williams was awarded the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat with an 80 pound entry, sponsored by Robey’s Building & Appliance. Clare Williams won the Overall Goat Showmanship Award, sponsored by Purol Construction. The Greiman Family of Trace, Marah, and Rance Greiman won the Goat Herdsman Awards sponsored by the David Ketsenburg Family. South Shelby FFA also won the Club Exhibits during the goat show sponsored by Paul Quinn.

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The sheep show commenced directly after the goat exhibits on Monday evening. The show consisted of nine exhibitors. Results were as follows: Andi Belt of North Shelby FFA won the Grand Champion Ram, sponsored by SEE Real Estate, with her Southdown Spring Ram Lamb. Trace Greiman of Monroe City FFA, was awarded Grand Champion Breeding Ewe with a Crossbred spring ewe lamb entry sponsored by D&M construction. Andi Belt took Reserve Champion Crossbred Ewe with a Crossbred spring ewe lamb sponsored by Nick and Henrietta Hays. In the market lamb classes, there were 11 entries. Jarret Damron of Lucky Four 4-H took the first market lamb Class with a 99lb. entry. Class I Market Lambs were sponsored by Wagner Livestock. Andi Belt took the second market class with a 110 lb. entry. Class II was sponsored by Monroe City Ready Mix. Jared DeHaan of Palmyra FFA won class III with a 121 lb. entry which was sponsored by LaRue Insurance Agency.  Trace Greiman of Monroe City FFA took the fourth class of market lambs which was sponsored by Monroe Tire and Battery with a 139lb Market Lamb.  Trace Greiman took Grand Champion Market Lamb, sponsored by Hannibal National Bank. Jared DeHaan received Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb, sponsored by JC Auto. Herdsman Award went to Andi Belt of North Shelby FFA, sponsored by the David Ketsenburg Family.  Jared DeHaan won the 14 and Over Showmanship Class, sponsored by Meyer Implement. The Showmanship class for 11, 12, and 13 year olds went to Andi Belt, sponsored by Ralph Harn. Rance Greiman of Stone 4-H took the 8, 9, and 10 year Old Showmanship Class, sponsored by A & S Printing.  Stone 4-H won the Club exhibit. The Club Exhibit prize was sponsored by In Memory of J. Robert Kendrick.  

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The Swine show was held Tuesday evening. The Swine show hosted 26 exhibitors. Results were as follows: Marlena Long of the Paris FFA won Grand Champion Boar, sponsored by C&R Markets. Overall Grand Champion Gilt, sponsored by the Danny Hulse family, went to Maggie Cummins of the Paris FFA. Reserve Champion Gilt, sponsored by the Gene Ketsenburg Family, went to Marlena Long. There were five classes of market hogs with 38 entries. Winners of the classes respectively were Lisa Gabel with a 204lb. hog, Thomas E. Hulse of Stone 4-H with a 230 lb. hog, Kaylee Smith of North Shelby FFA with a 237 lb. hog, Aly Francis of Paris FFA with a 254 lb. hog, and Tucker Willard of Stone 4-H with a 312 lb. hog.

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Classes were sponsored by S & M Contractors, Maher Brothers, Gosney Pharmacy, Shelter Insurance-Mindy Hays, and David Moss. Tucker Willard received Grand Champion Market Hog with his Class 5 winner, sponsored by Macon-Atlanta State Bank and Kaylee Smith received Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog, sponsored by Farmer’s Elevator and Exchange. The Herdsman award went to  Tucker Willard sponsored by the David Ketsenburg Family.  Colton Kendrick of Paris FFA, won the 14 and over Showmanship Class, sponsored by Pleasant Day 4-H Club. Selby Hulse won the 11, 12, 13 year old Showmanship Class, sponsored by Pat and Margie Hays.  Tucker Willard of won in the 8, 9, 10 Showmanship Class, sponsored by Farmers Mutual Insurance of Marion Co. There were two Club exhibits, sponsored by Raymond and Jim Gottman. Stone 4-H won first place with Silver Spurs 4-H receiving second.

Wednesday concluded the Monroe City Youth Fair with the Beef Show. There were 27 exhibitors for the show.  Results were as follows: Edward Hulse of Stone 4-H won in the Grand Champion Bull with his Angus Jr. Bull sponsored by Hometown Auto.  Lorenzo Karr of Stone 4-H took Champion Crossbred Female with a Sr. Heifer Calf and Olivia Lehenbauer of Palmyra FFA taking Reserve with a Spring Yearling.  Selby Hulse of Stone 4-H took Champion Angus Female with a Winter Yearling entry and Larissa Larrick of South Shelby FFA took Reserve Angus Female with a Sr. Heifer Calf entry. Edward Hulse took Champion Maine Anjou and Larissa Larrick took Reserve, both with a Winter Yearling entry. Aiden Oswald of Monroe City FFA had Champion Simmental Female with a Fall Yearling entry. Tucker Willard of Stone 4-H earned Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer with a Winter Yearling. Tanner Beaver of Stone 4-H won Champion Herford Heifer with a Fall Yearling entry. Angelina Manning of North Shelby FFA won Champion Gelbvieh Female and Trinity Dreckshage of North Shelby FFA took Reserve, both with a Fall Yearling entry. In the other category, Trella Van Alstine of Mt. Zion 4-H took Champion Other Female with a Charolais Jr. Heifer Calf and Kaleigh Schaefer took Reserve Champion with a Black Hereford Spring Yearling entry. Overall, Aiden Oswald took Grand Champion Overall Female, sponsored by Quinn Farm Supply and Selby Hulse took Reserve Champion Overall Female, sponsored by North Shelby FFA.  Lane Willard of Stone 4-H took Grand Champion Market Heifer with a 1225 lb. entry sponsored by Tyler Mudd. There were six classes of Market Steers totaling 27 head. Winners in those classes respectively were Angelina Manning of North Shelby FFA with a 760lb. steer, Tanner Beaver with a 1070lb. Steer, Tanner Beaver with a 1180lb steer, Larissa Larrick with a 1225lb. Steer, Aiden Oswald with a 1285lb. Steer, and Aiden Oswald with a 1365lb. entry. Class I was sponsored by In Memory of Mark Beaver, Class II by Ann Fray Family, Class III by Century 21-Broughton Group, and Class IV by the Monroe City FFA Alumni, Class V by Prairie Queen Ag, Class VI by Brandy Straube-American Family Insurance. Aiden Oswald won Grand Champion Market Steer, sponsored by Prairie View Farms. Larissa Larrick won Reserve Champion Market Steer. Reserve Grand Champion was sponsored by Krigbaum Trailers. Aiden Oswald received the Herdsman Award, sponsored by the David Ketsenburg Family. Angelina Manning took the win in the 14 and over Showmanship Class, sponsored by Oswald and Crowe Agency. Selby Hulse won in the 11, 12, 13 Showmanship Class, sponsored by Larrick Farms.  Edward Hulse finished top in the 8, 9, and 10 Showmanship Class, sponsored in Memory of J. Robert Kendrick.  Stone 4-H took the win in the Club Exhibit with their three different Club Exhibit entries. The Club exhibit was sponsored by Steve Yates Family.