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Page 8C October 3, 2018 By Caitlin B. Jackson (Monroe County Extension) and Anna Grace Simmons (Mary Persons FFA) 4-H and FFA members of the Monroe County Livestock Show Team brought home numer- ous awards from the 13th Annual Mid-GA Market Lamb Show on Sept, 15 in Upson County. The show began early Saturday mom- ing with very competitive showmanship classes. In showmanship, youth are evaluated at how well they exhibit their lambs. During the dass, youth walk their lambs around the show ring for the judge to inspect. After completing one time around the ring they then set up their lambs and "brace" them in order to show the lamb's muscles. From the outside these exhibitors make it look eas but spectators are seeing the result of a lot ofhard work and dedication to making lambs perfect in the show ring. Showmanship classes are divided into classes by age and for the Mid- GA Market Lamb Show with the following results: Pre-Club (lst-4th grade) Champion - Gracyn Aly Parker, Lamar 4-H Reserve- Jadon White, Monroe 4-H 3rd - Bristol Brookes, Upson 4-H 4th- Aslan Wiggins, Monroe 4-H Junior (5th-8th grade) Champion- Lola Talton, Monroe 4-H Reserve - Mary McEvers, Lamar 4-H 3rd- Willow Waldrep, Monroe Co. Middle FFA 4th- Aaron Wiggins, Monroe 4-H 5th - Will Wyatt, Monroe 4-H 6th - Alex CaUowa Mon- roe 4-H Senior (9th- 12th grade) Champion- Austin Wig- gins, Mary Persons FFA Reserve - Garrett Parker, Lamar 4-H 3rd - Kristen Waiters, Monroe 4-H After showmanship classes, exhibitors then show their lambs in weight dasses where the judge evaluates and places the class based on confirmation, carcass merit, and muscling. Classes are divided by weight so that animals of similar size can be evaluated based on animals similar to their size. Class 1 (48-74 pounds) 1st - Willow Waldrep 2nd- Austin Wiggins 3rd - Aaron Wiggins 4th - Asian Wiggins 5th - Will Wyatt Class 2 (78-88 pounds) 1st - Bristol Brooks 2nd - Bristol Brooks 3rd- Aaron Wiggins 4th- Kristin Waiters Class 3 (I 00- 114 pounds) Ist - W"fllow Waldrep 2nd - Jadon White 3rd - Willow Waldrep 4th -Mary McEvers 5th - Gracyn Parker 6th - Jadon White Class 4 (I 18-130 pounds) Ist - Garrett Parker 2nd - Lola Talton 3rd - Lola Talton 4th - Mary McEvers 5th - Alex Calloway Overall Grand Champion was awarded to Garrett Parker and Overall Reserve Grand Champion was awarded to Willow Wal- drep. The Middle Georgia Market Lamb Show would not be possible without the support of local sponsors. A special thanks to Forsyth Feed and Seed, Mary Per- sons FFA Alumni, Monroe Co. Farm Bureau, Southern Smiles, Evergreen Propane, Mary Persons FFA, Georgia Hardware Company, Head Heating and Air, 1-75 Truck Sales, J and K Services LLC, State Farm, United Bank, Williams Bee Farm, Napa Auto, Sage and Sparrow Boutique and Walker Chi- ropractic Clinic. Above, Mid Georgia Market Lamb Show exhibitors with Grand Champion Garret Parker and Reserve Grand Cham- pion Willow Waldrep with lambs in front. Champion Right, Junior Showman Lola Talton Dq By Diane Glidewell news@mymcr.nef Staff of U. S. Rep. Austin Scott (Georgia District 8) visited Mon- roe County on Wednesday, Sept. 26 to give individual assistance to those with questions and is- sues. The mobile offices based in Scott's Warner Robins and Tifton locations travel periodically to the other 24 counties in the 8th district. Most often Scott's repre- sentatives meet with people at the public libraries. Caseworker Regina Chalkley and Field Representative Slayton Carter of Scott's Warner Rob- ins office were available at the Monroe County Library meet- ing room from 2-4 p.m and the response they received from constituents was good. There were people waiting to see them when they arrived, and within 25 minutes they had helped with five issues. Most of those with whom they met in Forsyth had concerns related to the Veterans Adminis- tration, veterans' benefits or GI benefits. Earlier in the day they met with constituents in Twiggs County who were concerned about agricultural issues. Challdey and Carter were in Cochran on Tuesday and in Dodge County on Thursday. Carter said they do not always know the answers but work to point people to an agen- cy or person that can help them if the matter is not something with which they can help They cover the 11 northern counties in the 8th District, plus a small part of northern Bibb County. 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