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Local contestants place in horse events
By Katherine Veno
Monitor Correspondent

ATHENS–The Henderson County Livestock Show began with horse events at the Fairplex at the Henderson County Fairgrounds in Athens.
Tori Bynum, Eustace 4-H placed 1st in Cloverleaf Barrels 13 and under.
In Flying W 14 and over Bobby Montgomery, Malakoff FFA won 2nd; Kody Durham, Malakoff FFA won 3rd and Jasey Spivey, Malakoff FFA, won 4th.
In Breakaway Roping 14 and over 2nd place was won by Bobby Montgomery, Malakoff FFA and 4th was won by Jasey Spivey, Malakoff FFA.
In Ribbon Roping 14 and Over Kody Durham, Malakoff FFA, won 4th. In Team Roping 13 and Under Adam Kirkland, Malakoff FFA won 2nd place.
In Cloverleaf Barrels 14 and over, Jasey Spivey, Malakoff FFA won 2nd place. Kody Durham, Malakoff FFA won 5th place, Bobby Montgomery, Malakoff FFA won 7th place and Kaylee Callahan, Trinidad FFA won 8th place.
In Straight Away Barrels 13 and under Tori Bynum, Eustace 4 H won 5th place. In Straight Away Barrels 14 and over, Kody Durham, Malakoff FFA won 2nd place.
In Straight Away Barrels 14 and over, Jasey Spivey, Malakoff FFA won 3rd place; Kaylee Callahan, Trinidad FFA won 4th place and Bobby Montgomery Malakoff FFA won 5th place.
In Flag Race 13 and under, Tori Bynum, Eustace 4 H won 1st place. In Flag Race 14 and over, Jasey Spivey, Malakoff FFA won 2nd place; Bobby Montgomery, Malakoff FFA won 3rd place and Kaylee Callahan, Trinidad FFA won 5th place.
In Pole Bending 13 and under, Tori Bynum, Eustace 4 H won 2nd place. In Pole Bending 14 and over, Kody Durham, Malakoff FFA won 2nd place; Bobby Montgomery, Malakoff FFA won 3rd place; Kaylee Callahan, Trinidad FFA won 5th place and Jasey Spivey, Malakoff FFA won 6th place.
In halter events, Jasey Spivey of Malakoff won grand champion in mares five years and over.
In showmanship at halter 14 and over, Jasey Spivey won 2nd place representing Malakoff FFA. Spivey also won 3rd place in western pleasure 14 and over.
In western horsemanship 13 and under, Tori Bynum won 2nd place representing Eustace 4H.

 

Mabank Leo Club serves their community
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Saturday, March 18 was cold, wet and windy, but it didn’t dampen the spirit of the Mabank Leo Club.
Seven members showed up to pick up trash along State Highway 198.
The Leo Club had committed to clean up that stretch of highway back in September for the annual Cedar Creek Clean Up.
High winds and rain from hurricane Rita caused the Leo club sponsors to call off the trash pick up at that time.
The members were disappointed that they were unable to follow through and decided to regroup in the spring to finish the job.
Feb. 18 was the reschedule date but if you remember it was cold, wet and freezing on that weekend.
The third date set was for March 18.
Leo members decided it was now or never to see this project through. The Leo club motto is “Serve your community,” and they were determined to see that they did exactly that by cleaning up the highway of unwanted trash.
High school members that participated were, Rachel Lavvorn and Chris Stanley. Middle school members were Michael Henderson, Jesse Kearns, Kaylee DePriest, Patrick and Brandon Stringer.
Leo sponsors, Barbara Symns, Nancy Borden, Edna Beltz and Gaye Stegman were also in attendance.
Thanks to Burger King Manager Kristina Stringer for allowing the club to dispose of 12 bags of trash in the restaurant’s trash bins and for providing free burger coupons to all the participants.
The Leo Club’s next project will take them to the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville.
About 20 members will travel the 500 miles to help clean and prepare the camp for summer campers.
The camp provides free attendance to children with disabilities. Without the support of volunteers donating their time and money, the camp would be unable to open its doors in the summer.