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Area residents excel early at State Fair

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 5:20 am

Abilene Gatson, 17, of Vandalia, received Grand Champion Hampshire Ewe in the FFA Breeding Show at the 2014 Missouri State Fair on August 9. Abilene is the daughter of Adam and Julie Gatson and is a senior at Van-Far High School. Abilene is pictured with Britton Francis.

Abilene Gatson, 17, of Vandalia, received Grand Champion Hampshire Ewe in the FFA Breeding Show at the 2014 Missouri State Fair on August 9. Abilene is the daughter of Adam and Julie Gatson and is a senior at Van-Far High School. Abilene is pictured with Britton Francis.

Several Vandalia area residents have left their mark early on at the Missouri State Fair currently underway in Sedalia.
Through early Monday morning, several competitors have earned top five finishes there.
The list includes:
Logan Wilson, Vandalia: First in Swine/Open On-Foot Barrow Show (150S-Spot On-Foot Barrow)
Allison Troesser, Laddonia: First in 190X Crossbred On-Foot Barrow
Tayler E. Cope, Martinsburg: First in Crossbred Barrow; First in Swine Duroc On-Foot Barrows
Lance G. Fort, Martinsburg: Third in Crossbred Barrow
Stephan Schaefer, Martinsburg: Fifth in Crossbred Barrow
Elissa Hoyt, Laddonia: Third in G & Q Crossbred Barrow, 92X Growth and Quality Crossbred
Alexis Koelling, Laddonia: First in Angus January Yearling Heifer, Breed: Angus 4-H
Ethan L. Fort, Martinsburg: First in Yorkshire On-Foot Barrows, 4-H Yorkshire
Susan G. Risenhoover, Martinsburg: First in “Twighlight Angel,” Home Economics/ Household Arts-Counted Cross-stitch 8×10 or less framed; First in Any Other Counted Cross-Stitch for “Freedom Flyer”; Second in Scrapbooking theme other than Listed for “Welcome Home Boys”; Second in Novelty-Something from Nothing for “American Made”; Third in Any Pink Craft Item for “Pretty in Pink”, Third in Wedding Bouquet
Brett Waddell, Curryville:   Third in Chester White Barrow. 110C – Chester White On-Foot; Second in 1600 Other Pure-Bred On-Foot Barrow; Reserve Champion Other Purebred On-Foot
Abbie Waddell, Curryville: Third in Chester White Barrow; Champion Spot On-Foot Barrow; First in Chester White On-Foot Barrows, 4-H Chster White
Elise Bailey, Curryville: 150S- Spot On-Foot Barrow; Champ-Spot Barrow
Austin Bailey, Bailey Farms, Curryville: Fourth 190X Crossbred On-Foot Barrow
George Niemeyer, Curryville: Fourth in G & Q Crossbred Barrow
Paige Dameron, Vandalia: Second in Crossbred On-Foot F-H Barrows
Abilene Gatson, Van-Far FFA Chapter 0224: Champion Hampshire Yearling Ram-1 Yr and Under 2; Chamption Hamshire Ewe; Champion Hampsire Ram;Champion Hampshire Junior Ram Lamb; Hampshire Junior Ram Lamb; Champion Southdown Yearling Ram-1 Yr and Under 2; Champion Southdown Junior Ewe Lamb
Kasey, Gatson, Van-Far FFA Chapter 0224: Reserve Champion Hampshire Ewe, Junior Ewe Lamb; Champion Montadale Ram- 1 Yr and Under 2; Reserve Montadale Ram Lamb; Reserve Montadale Ewe 1 Yr and Under 2; Champion Montadale Ewe Lamb