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Children take spotlight at fair

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Jared Tucker Chasing pigs, wrestling goats, racing turtles, roping a dummy steer and saddling up on a wooden horse were among Saturday’s events during the Roosevelt County Fair Kid’s Day. Seven-year-old Hayden Powell’s team took the best time in goat branding in the first round. Powell said he didn’t need any practice to earn the […]

4-Hers prep for fair

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Daizia Looney, 10, learned how to shear her first goat Tuesday. She and other county residents are preparing for the Roosevelt County Fair, which opens noon Tuesday. Roosevelt County Extension 4-H Agent Melanie Gutierrez said youth with livestock projects are cleaning show boxes, making sure they have necessary supplies, […]

Military officials monitor swine flu

By Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kim Bradley: 27th Special Operations Medical Group The Center for Disease Control released an alert regarding human cases of swine flu in Southern California and near San Antonio, Texas. Cases have also been reported in Kansas and New York. Typically a disease of pigs, people do not normally get swine flu; […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Dora School News

Prize pigs praisedKit Pettigrew, Dora School FFA Sponsor, is pleased with results from the Roosevelt County Fair Pig Show, in which Dora students took these awards:

Pigs on parade

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Ten-year-old Daniel James hasn’t had an easy life but it was hard to tell Wednesday as the ruddy-faced youngster beamed to the crowd from the show ring where he was showing his first hog. Daniel was excited as his pig Donkey (after the ‘Shrek” movie character) was penned by […]

Landowners have pig problems

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Jimmy Tivis uses his gun to deal with feral pigs. The alfalfa and wheat farmer, who owns 800 acres in Floyd, spots the animals roaming across his land in groups of eight to 10. “I kill them every time I see them,” Tivis said, not coldy, but as a matter […]

Chasin’ bacon: an annual fair event

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Even at six years old, Tanner Rowden said he’s an old hand at the pig chase. The Steiner Elementary School student was one of five winners in the annual pig chase during Wednesday’s opening day of the Roosevelt County Fair. “I’ve been in the pig chase a couple of times, […]

Oct. 24 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Picture retakes are Thursday. • The Junior Carnival has been moved from Friday to Saturday night. • Booster Club meets Nov. 1st. Athletics Football: Quarterfinals are this Friday and Saturday. Dates and times to be announced. FFA Floyd FFA Chapter Officers for 2004-05 are: President: Ricardo Navarrate Vice President: […]