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BENTONVILLE — Once again, the junior livestock premium auction held at the Benton County Fair was a huge success, with more than $98,300 raised to help Benton County youth with their livestock projects. Businesses and indi - viduals bid hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars to support the livestock projects and make it possible for mem- bers of 4-H clubs, FFA, and other agriculture organizations to learn about raising cattle, hogs, sheep and goats. And un- like some fair auctions, the young farmers were allowed to keep their ani- mals and use the money to recoup expenses or to start all over again and raise another animal for next year's fair. And additional dollars are still coming in, with other businesses and individuals adding to the bid amounts to help out local youth with their ani - mal projects. The final totals, the in- dividual auction winners and the amounts were not yet available at press time. 2 STORE LOCATIONS: GENTRY & TONTITOWN • CLOSED SATURDAY • We bake and the w ld smiles. McKee Foods Corporation Manufacturers of America's Number-One Snack Cake LITTLE DEBBIE BAKERY STORE 604 Henri de Tonti (Hwy 412) • Tontitown • 479-361-9100 LITTLE DEBBIE BAKERY STORE Hwy 59 • Gentry • 479-736-3749 More than $98,000 raised in junior livestock auction Story and photographs by Randy Moll Dairy Cattle Caleb Pilgrim — Maysville 4-H Grand Commerical Heifer Julie Griffin — Logan 4-H, Siloam Springs FFA Supreme Heifer Lanie Lemonds — Maysville 4-H Reserve Champion Jersey Tabitha Crawley — Bloomfield 4-H Grand Milking Shorthorn Dairy Goats Hannah Harris Gravette FFA Katelyn Kay Cross Church 4-H Luke Coffee Centerton 4-H Sulivan Shaffer Town and Country 4-H Market Lambs Emilio Smith-Gomez Decatur 4-H Andrew Kay Cross Church 4-H Addison Robins Bloomfield 4-H Alisun Watson Decatur FFA Jordan Kay Cross Church 4-H Bailee Ory Gentry FFA Kiersta Clark Centerton 4-H Landen Watson Decatur FFA Martha Smith-Gomez Decatur 4-H Market Steers Brandon Swinney Outdoor Adventures 4-H Jake Carver Gravette FFA Kassandra Tajchman — Gravette Gleamers 4-H Grand Champion Steer 1C

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