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Record, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001 m 132 buyers involved Auction after selling year's best- was $250,572, animals on the overall sale per animal as compared to prior. price per Year for the 105 Was $3.35, down a Year ago. The this year, av- a pound corn- last year, and in aver- ce this year, to to $2.94 last Were 54 steers on of the by the Neff in Genesee paid $9 per Valley 4-H McDowell's supreme $7.50 per pound FFA member stocky 240- supreme of the Sier- sold her huge, SUpreme grand to Reid Cat- for $3.50 a Sue Smith with Jeremy's Mill to buy the pound on their grand pur- Bank, Sierra Valley Ranch.presented them with the fair chase That was the price The Pardner, Round Table induMry's Blue Ribbb)n they paid for young Patrick Pizza, Spanish Creek Sand Award for their efforts and Rogers' champion pen of two and Gravel and Les Schwab dedication to the youths of meat birds that totaled six in Portola. There were nu-Plumas and Sierra counties. pounds, merous others involved in Chris Alexander, of Loyal- Memorials pairs of purchases, ton, again served as the sale Over $2,500 was raised for Showmanship awards chairperson for the Sunday, the Quincy Elks local youth Katie Reid again this yearAug. 12, auction, with John scholarship fund in memory won the 4-H senior sheep Cullen serving as treasurer, of the late Curt Willits, by a showmanship award and a job he's done for as long as group of his friends and busi- Kerstin Porter won the anyone can remember. hess associates. FFA's showmanship award. For over three decades, The first group, which in- FFA senior swine showman- the accounting firm of Be- cluded the Bresciani Ranch, ship went to Heather Burns, quette and Kimmel has do- Capitol Club, Feather Pub- while Cole Halverson cap- nated their time to handle lishing, Forest Stationers, tured the 4-H award. For the extensive accounting Fuel Star Union 76-Beacon, beef, the FFA went to Noeltasks associated with the Gray's Flower Garden and Nessler, while Kayleigh auction. The partner in the Spanish Creek Sand and Tonini won the 4-H award, firm, John Oravetz, assumed Gravel, purchased a fat 252- Beginning showmanship the duties when his father-in- pound hog and donated the awards went to Ryan Dry- law, Jim Bequette, retired a animal back to the auction to bread, Kyle Von-Almen and few years ago. Billie Be- be resold with the proceeds Alicia Miller. quette continues to assist going to the Elks Lodge local Novice showmanship with the auction as she, has scholarship fund. awards were presented to for the past 31 years. Then, another consortium Kelsey Goss--whose steer Robert Schleebaum, of of friends and associates, was also the Reserve Plumas County Information made up of Ferhman's Mot- Supreme Champion, Casey Technologies (PCIT), created tuary, Joy Engineering, Kingdon, Celeste Ostman a software program with a Quincy Drug, Reid Land and and Lindsay Anderson. database that will allow them Cattle and Round Table Piz- Behind the scenes to break down sales with a za, made the second put- Bill and Margie Day were computerized analysis which chase and again donated the given a special award to rec- animal back to the auction ognize their combined 55 Photos by with a final purchase being years of service to the 4-H made by Steve Drybread. and FFA livestock program. Lestey Froggatt Loyalton youth Jillian Fair Manager Mike Clements Caudle received the first- ever Pam Reeves Memorial award, presented by Reeves' daughter, Molly Gustin, of San Diego. The 4-H Heifer Project, Gustin said, was cre- ated in memory of her moth- er, who spent her summers in Sierra County and was ac- tively involved in 4-H pro- grams. champion Multiple buyers Goss for $1.50 Each year, you the same business names generally top $12 per the list of perennial multiple supreme grand buyers and this year was no sheep. This exception. Topping the list was raised was Ralph and Trish 4-H mem- Wilburn with their two busi- Belot. Safeway nesses, Wilburn Construc- )ther reserve tion and Greenhorn Guest champ when Ranch, combining to make 10 a pound to eight purchases. The Willits Indian Val- family businesses, Willits her 138-pound Motors and Willits Ranch, to- gether made seven purchas- supreme es, followed by Sierra Pacific raised by 4-H Industries and Joy Engineer- Craggs, was ing, with six purchases each. the Maddalena Bengard Ranch and Forest pound. Ever- Stationers each bought five paid $3.50 a animals. 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