Cattle association presents special appreciation award

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SUGARCREEK, Ohio – The Tuscarawas County Cattle Association presented its first special award at its Feb. 11 annual banquet and meeting in Sugarcreek, Ohio.

A surprise award “in appreciation for your devoted years spent with us” was presented to Esther M. Solves, agricultural writer for the “Fir elands Farmer” and correspondent for “Farm and Dairy.”

Solves was presented with a Victorian vase of roses and an inscribed wood trophy clock by the president of the association, Dean Prows.

In announcing the special award, Prows said the association had voted to “recognize the person who has given us the publicity and got the word out on agriculture in Tuscarawas County by way of the newspapers and radio,” he said. “She has helped us with write-ups on the Ag Mail Show, the preview show, and barn meetings, plus 4-H results at the Tuscarawas County Fair, just to name a few.”

More than 100 persons attended the event.

Memorial scholarship. Prows also announced that a $500 scholarship in memory of the late Roy Harold, a charter member of the association, will be given in September

“Harold grew up in the Beach City area before coming to Infield,” he said. A farmer for more than 50 years, he raised feeder pigs, beef cattle, club calves and feeder calves. He was a member of the Tuscarawas County Pork Producers and the Tuscarawas County Cattle Association.”

In addition, Harold was a home builder in Dover, New Philadelphia, and the surrounding area.

Elected to the association board of directors were George Fenton, Mike Helmke, Dean Prows, Bob Wise and Ken Show.

Preview show. Helmke announced that the 2001 steer and heifer preview show May 5 had a total of 59 entries – 40 steers, 25 from Tuscarawas County, and 19 heifers.

The cattle association will sponsor the show again this year. It is open to all Ohio FFA and 4-H members at a cost of $10. per head. Registration deadline is March 30.

And this year there will be a class for Tuscarawas County Junior Fair exhibitors only. For more information, contact Mike Helmke at 330-308-0090.

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