People, Places & Events
‘Knife and Tomahawk’ competition set
Special to The Monitor
MALAKOFF–It is time for the Eighth Annual Texas State Knife and Tomahawk championship hosted by the Cedar Creek Knife & Hawk Club, sponsored by the Malakoff Rotary Club.
The championship will be held once again in Malakoff City Park behind the community center April 14 and 15.
The event will start at 9 a.m. and run throughout both days.
There will be world-class knife and tomahawk throwers from across Texas and other states.
The competition features professional throwers competing for trophies, money and the State Champion Title.
There will be amateur and newcomers competing for prizes and trophies and also junior and youth competitions.
It will be two full days of competition and entertainment.
Also, there will be a primitive bow competition both days.
The historical reenactment will be open to the public free of charge. Also, there will be traders and vendors from the early 1800s mountain man era, with a variety of early trade goods for shopping, trading and entertainment.
The public may browse through and look at some of the camp that will be set up from the early rendezvous days.
For more information, contact Chuck Weems at (903) 677-3581.
Eustace FFA wins at livestock shows
Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
Eustace Ag students were winners at the recent Houston Livestock Show. Pictured are (from left, front row) Kayla Snell, Arin Rhodes, Colton Thompsen, Heidi Wonhas, Adrienne Rhodes, Ashli Bailey, Canon Thomsen, Heather Bailey, Ashley McCarter and Brandi Baldwin; (back row) Kristina Mast, Cord Bailey, Bobby Young, Caleb Sutton, Hanna Hodge, David Floyd and William Pharmakis.
Special to The Monitor
EUSTACE–The Eustace FFA show team has had a very busy March, participating in both Houston and the Henderson County Livestock shows with great success.
The Beef Exhibit won first place in Herdsman in Henderson County for the third consecutive year.
This is an honor for all of the hard work and time the students spend with their animals and the exhibit.
The Senior Agriculture Mechanics team, consisting of David Floyd, Bobby Young and Caleb Sutton, received a blue ribbon in Houston for their 24-foot gooseneck low-boy trailer.
In Henderson County, they took first place and followed up with Reserve Grand Champion overall.
Canon Thomsen, Colton Thomsen and Cord Bailey also recived a blue ribbon in Houston for their 14-foot utility trailer in a class of 40, and in Henderson County, took third place.
Byron Whitlock and Daniel Hemphill won fifth place in Henderson County with a pig and goat trailer.
Students showing at the Houston show were Cord Bailey, Ashli Bailey, Arin Rhodes, Chad Tindel, and Brady Tindel.
The students competed with more than 500 other schools and won seventh place in herdsmen.
More than 200 Brahman were exhibited at the Houston Livestock show, and Canon Thomsen took first place with his Brahman heifer, while Hanna Hodge placed eighth with her senior heifer and Brandi Baldwin placed 11th with a Santa Gertrudis heifer.
Kayla Snell took her light weight Hampshire Barrow to show.
At the Henderson County show:
• Brady Tindel placed first in Junior Showmanship with his steer, Reserve Grand Champion goat, first place Junior Showmanship goats and fifth place medium weight steer.
• Chad Tindel placed first Champion goat class 4 and fourth place Light Weight steer.
• Cord Bailey won sixth place Medium Heavy Weight Steer, second place Simbrah heifer and fourth place Calf Scramble heifer.
• Arin Rhodes won sixth place with her Medium Weight steer and Ashli Bailey won seventh with her medium weight steer.
• David Floyd took third place with his white gilt.
• William Pharmakis won fourth place with his white Market Barrow.
Taylor Davis also showed one red hog and one white hog.
In the rabbit show, Kristina Mast won second with her Mini Rex doe and showed a pen of fryers.
Leslie Bonner won third place with her Mini Rex.
Heidi Wonhas was first place with her Mini Rex and Reserve Grand Champion.
Adrienne Rhodes placed fourth with her Mini Rex.
Rachel Watson won sixth place with her Mini Rex Buck.
Heather Bailey exhibited a pen on fryers and Ashley McCarter showed a mini Rex Buck.
In the heifer show Hanna Hodge won first place with her Class 5 Brahman heifer and then returned to win Reserve Grand Champion in American Breeds.
Canon Thomsen took second place with Class 3 Brahman heifer.
In the Santa Gertrudis show, Brandi Baldwin won first place with her Class 3 heifer, and Joshua Watson received first place with his Class 5 heifer and then followed up with a sixth place in the calf scramble.
Kayla Snell won fourth place with her Class 3 Brahman heifer, tenth place White Market swine, third place in Class 4 goats, and Reserve Grand Champion Lamb Breeding and Market.
Tornado season safety tips may save lives
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–In Texas, springtime also means tornado season.
April, May and June are the months the violent storms are most prevalent, but Mother Nature has been known to produce surprises any time of year.
Tornados generally occur in the afternoon, between 3 and 7 p.m., but no time of the day or night is excluded, as tornados can happen at any time.
Weather experts have published safety tips people can use to help save lives and avoid injuries.
When at home, a person should take cover in the center of the house, on the lowest floor, such as a basement, if available. Be sure to stay away from windows.
Mobile homes are particularly susceptible to high winds. The rule of thumb is simple – get out immediately. Find other shelter, or lie in a ditch and cover your head with your hands.
Don’t stay in an automobile. Leave your car and take shelter in a ditch, remembering to cover your head with your hands.
In a school or commercial building, go to the designated shelter areas, staying away from auditoriums, gyms and other areas with wide free-span roofs.