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FFA members earn calf projects in Fort Worth calf scramble


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Seven members of the Henrietta FFA were among the winners in the calf scramble during January and February performances of the 117th Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

The Calf Scramble, which allows 16 students to compete at each of the 30 rodeo performances, has eight winners each performance.  The young people are high school students out to catch and halter a calf with hopes of winning a $500 purchase certificate that will help buy a registered beef or dairy heifer for a yearlong 4-H or FFA project.

Kolton Beeler earned his certificate in the Jan. 25 evening performance. He is the son of Kelly and Glenda Beeler. Sponsors for Kolton’s effort are Rockin’ 3B Ranch of Fort Worth.

Austyn Jones caught a calf in the Jan. 25 evening performance. He is the son of Joseph and Jackie Jones. Sponosoring Austyn this year is Preston M. Geren, Jr.

Josey Cleveland earned her certificate in the Jan. 25 evening performance. She is the daughter of Scott and Sherry Cleveland. Josey’s sponsors are Bill and Pat Russell of Ransom Canyon.

Corby Henry-Morrison caught a calf in the Jan. 29 evening performance. He is the son of Stuart and Amy Berend. Sponsoring Corby’s effort is Next Century Partners of the Philippines.

Skee Burkes earned his certificate in the Jan 29 evening performance. Skee is the son of Chris and Dee Ann Littlefield. Skee’s sponsor is A Quality Pool Service of North Richland Hills.

Lindsey Crafton earned a certificate in the Feb. 3 performance. Lindsey is the daughter of Shane and Valerie Crafton. Lindsey’s certificate is sponsored by Scott Morse, DDS, of Arlington.

Kasey Taylor caught a calf in the Feb. 4 performance. She is the daughter of Steve and Shelley Taylor. Sponsoring Kasey’s effort is Sundance Square of Fort Worth.

Winners must care for their animals throughout the year and return for the 2014 Stock Show to exhibit it in the Junior Heifer Show.  Those who do the best job will be in line for scholarship funds when they enter college.  Last year, scholarship grants were made to 85 young people totaling $143,500.

All entries receive a special T-shirt with their contestant number.  Participants who fail to catch a calf receive a certificate for a pair of Justin boots. Mrs. Baird’s Bakeries and Justin Boots have sponsored this event for many years.

The 118th annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo will take place Jan. 17-Feb. 8, 2014 at the world-class Will Rogers Memorial Center.  The Stock Show features 23 days of family fun and entertainment, and will host an estimated 25,000 livestock entries throughout the run.  In addition to the prestigious livestock competitions, the Stock Show offers many interactive educational exhibits, great shopping in the trade show area as well as an exciting carnival and midway and 30 thrilling performances of the World’s Original Indoor Rodeo.  For information, call (817) 877-2420 or visit www.fwssr.com.


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