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>Local youth participate in Heifer Show
After weeks of training and work, a
good washing and brushing, and a lot
of patience, the participants and
their heifers were ready for the
judges and the Third Annual Nor
theast North Carolina Heifer Show.
Twenty-nine participants, ten from
^Perquimans County, showed 37
heifers in this past Saturday's show
at the Albemarle 4-H Livestock
Building in Elizabeth City.
The show was divided into two
parts. First the Junior and Senior
Showmanship Competition was held,
followed by the seven class Heifer
Larry Seal of the North Carolina
"TJepartment of Agriculture was the
judge for showmanship and the
heifer show competition.
Several of the Perquimans County
participants trifcd their hand at the
Junior Showmanship award,
however, none received the coveted
trophies of Grand Champion
Showman and Reserve Showman.
Jason Harrell, son of Mr. and Mrs.
ommy parrell of Hertford, Nickie
Nixon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nixon
of Hertford, and Cheryl and C. F.
Stallings, children of Mr. and Mrs.
Claxton Stallings of Belvidere,
Stewart Rayburn, son of Mr.
and Mrs.-Walker Rayburn of
Hertford, won first place in
Class IV with his Angus Cross
tfeifer. Rayburn is shown
here competing in the over all
Best Heifer Class. This was
the first time Rayburn had
competed in the Heifer
show. (Photo by Pat Man
competed against four others in the
Senior Showmanship category.
After observing the participants
for over ten minutes, the judge
awarded the Grand Champion
Showman Trophy to Cheryl Stallings.
In his comments about his choices
of Grand Champion and Reserve
Champion Showman, won by Tracy
Twiford of Elizabeth City, Seal said
"the two girls seem to have more
control over their heifers, which
shows that they may have worked a
little harder with their animals. I
give a little more credit to Cheryl,
however, because she was much
quicker at setting up her heifer, so I
give her first place."
Twiford was the only paticipant in
Class One, and was awarded first
place for her Simmental Cross
Class Two was dominated by
Perquimans County youth. They
accounted for three of the four
Donna Elliott, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Billy Elliott of Route 2, Hert
ford, placed first with her Simmental
Heifer. She was followed in second by
Lori Lictenwalner, and in third by
her sister, Lynn Elliott who also
showed a Simmental Heifer.
First place in Class Two was
won by Donna Elliott who
showed a Simmental Heifer
owned by Willow Creek
Farm. Elliot is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Elliot of
Hertford. Her sister, Lynn
Elliott came in third place in
this class with her Simmental
Heifer.(Photo by Pat Man
Nickie Nixon, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Nixon of Route 1, Hertford,
showed a Simmental Heifer owned
by Billy Elliott and Willow Creek
Farm, and came in fourth place.
C. F. Stallings was the only
Perquimans County participant in
Class Three and came in fourth place
with his Angus Cross Heifer.
An Angus Cross Heifer, shown by
Stewart Rayburn, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Walker Rayburn of Route 1,
Hertford, was alone in the com
petition of Class Four. Rayburn was
awarded First place for his heifer
and competed again in the Best Over
All competition at the end of the
Class competition.
Rebecca Rayburn, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Walker Rayburn of Route 1,
Hertford, showed a Limousin Cross
Heifer in Class Five.
Also showing from Perquimans
County were Nickie Nixon with his
Angus-Sim mental Cross Heifer, Sue
Anne Lane, duaghterof Mr. and Mrs.
Jimmy Lane of Belvidere, showing
an Angus-Simmental Cross owned by
Ed Nixcn of Hertford, and Cheryl
Stallings, who showed a Simmental
Cross Heifer.
Leah Harrell was again the only
Perquimans County Participant iq
Sue Ann Lane, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lane of
Belvidere, leads her Angus
Simmental around the show
ring while competing in Class
Five. Four of the eight par
ticipants in the class were
from Perquimans County.
The other three were Nickie
Nixon, Rebecca Rayburn and
Cheryl Stallings.( Photo by
Pat Mansfield)
Class Six. Harrell is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Harrell of
Route 1, Hertford, and showed a
Simmental Heifer owned (>y Willow
Creek Farm. She competed against
nine other participants in this, her
first time at the Heifer Show.
Seven participants finished up the
last class, Class Seven. Among those
was Jason Harrell who showed a
Simmental Heifer owned by Willow
Creek Farm. This was also Jason's
first time at competing in the Heifer
Following the Class Competition,
the seven first place winners and
their heifers were called back into
the ring for the Best Over All in the
Show competition.
Donna Elliott and Stewart
Rayburn both led their heifers again
into the ring, but Grand Champion
Heifer went to Harold Smith of Jones
County and Reserve Champion
Heifer went to Tracy Twiford of
Elizabeth City.
In his closing comments, the judge
stated that the heifers shown were
good examples of what cattlemen
were looking for in their breeding
stock and he wished those good luck
who plan to enter their hefiers in the
State Fair at Raleigh this weekend.
Leah Harrell waits as the
judge makes his decision for
Class Six. Harrell, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Tommy Harrell of Hertford,
along with her brother Jason,
showed Simmental Heifers
owned by Billy Elliott, Willow
Creek Farm, of Hertford.
This was the first time Leah
or Jason had competed in the
Heifer Show. (Photo by Pat
FmHA announces emergency rates
for farmers in designated counties
Secretary of Agriculture John R.
Block said President Reagan has
instructed him to reduce Emergency
Joan rates by three percent, from
eight to five percent, for all farmers
operating in counties designated
eligible in the Natural Disaster
Emergency Loan Program for the
1983 crop season.
The five percent rate will apply to
the first $100,000 borrowed. The
balance will be subject to the eight
percent rate. This reduction applies
to all eligible farmers who are unable
to obtain credit elsewhere.
The current rate of 13.75 percent
applies to those able to obtain credit
"After reviewing the input I
received from governors of the af
fected states earlier this month, it
became apparent that additional
action was necessary to assist
agriculture in these areas," Block
"Reducing these interest rates will
provide an extra boost to these
farmers, especially those who are not
already benefiting from ? Federal
Crop Insurance or from participation
in the payment-in-kind program."
Steps have already been taken to
speed up the delivery of Emergency
Loan checks to eligible farmers,
Block said. These steps, including
new equipment, extra office help and
improved practices, shoud cut by
more than one-half the time between
I - . - -
The Band Of Pirates under
l$d field direction of Eric
Skinner and Alice White
?elate the Judges during bend
competition. The Perquimans
band von the Band ol the Day
award tor the second week in
a row at the Festival of Bands
held at Chowan College in
Muifreeaboro.(Photo by Ken
loan approval and check delivery.
"Farmers realize there is certain
risk in the business of agriculture,"
Block said. "They are willing to face
those risks or they wouldn't be in the
"But natural disasters such as we
have seen this summer require ad
ditional assistanc'e. We are making
every effort, within reasonable
limits, to ease the burdens as far
mers recover from this severe
Cheryl Stallings of Belvidere
is shown here receiving her
first place, Grand Champion
Showman trophy. Stallings
also came in third in the Class
Five competition with her
Simmental Cross Heifer. She
is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Claxton Stallings of
Belvidere. She and her
brother C.F. Stallings, fourth
place winner in the Class
Three competition, will carry
their Heifers to the N.C. State
Fair where they will compete
against youth from all over
the state. (Photo by Pat
I.I.I, issues leaflet
on kerosene safety
If you use a kerosene heater, use it
safely. That's the message the In
surance Information Institute wants
to get across in its new Kerosene
Heater Safety leaflet.
The return of cooler weather
means that about 10 million portable
keosene heaters will be back in
operation before long.
The Institute notes that this firing
up is taking place as the nation
prepares to observe Fire Prevention
Week October 9-15.
The federal Consumer Product
Safety Commission staff has
recommended important product
changes for kerosene heaters. But
most current models lack these
added safety features and the In
stitute's leaflet seeks to help con
sumers avoid a number of serious
The Institute's leaflet tells how to
use a kerosene heater safely, how to
pick a model, deal with hazards,
handle fuel and conduct sum mer-f all
maintenance. Copies are free by
calling toll-free 800-221-4954.
The Kerosene Heater Safety leaflet
notes that burns could be caused by
direct contact with a heater or by
ignition of combustible clothing.
Children and pets should be kept at a
safe distance from operating
Fires could be caused by operating
the heater too close to furniture,
draperies or other combustibles, by
knocking over a lighted heater or by
igniting the fuel when filling the tank.
Explosions could be caused by
using the wrong kind of fuel, such as
gasoline, or by operating the heater
in an area where there are com
bustible fumes.
The Kerosene heater Safety leaflet
also discusses the risk of
asphyxiation and indoor air
Oxygen could be reduced to a
dangerous level if kerosene heaters
are operated in a small room or
inadequately ventilated area.
This could lead to incomplete
combustion of fuel and produce
carbon monoxide, an odorless,
colorless gas, which in sufficient
concentrations, or if breathed over a
period of time, can kill without
Kerosene heaters also can emit
such pollutants as carbon dioxide,
nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide.
Breathing these substances can
create a risk.
What's the best way to minimize
the pollution and asphyxiation
The leaflets says it's important to
have adequate ventialation to other
rooms and a source of fresh, outside
air such as a window or door open at
least one inch whenever a kerosene
heater is used
The leaflet adds that keosene
heaters could be especially hazar
dous in bedrooms and should
NEVER be used while a family is
Kerosene haters are still illegal in
some areas and consumers are urged
to check with their local fire
department or fire marshal's office
for any restrictions before making a
Consumers shopping for a
kerosene heater should look for a
recognized seal of approval such as
the Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
Perquimans Band of Pirates
win in field competition
BOOM DYNAMITE!! This phrase
most accurately describes the "Band
of Pirates" from Perquimans High
School. Under the direction of David
Ziemba, this group dressed in black
and gold, explodes with music during
the halftime of the high school
football games. But it doesn't end
there, these kids represent
Perquimans High School and
Perquimans County at area band
torn petitions.
Recently, the "Band of Pirates"
have competed in two very
prestigious competitions.
During Uie Peanut Festival in
Edenton, the band came back with
individual honors from their division
and also the award for the all-around
Band of the Day. This award is
presented to the band that gives the
best performance of the day.
On October I, the "Band of
Pirates" under the field direction of
Eric Skinner and Alice White,
competed in the Festival of Marching
Bands held on the campus of Chowan
College. The band competed against
the following area AA marching
units: Richlands High School, John
A. Holmes High School, Apex High,
Williamston High School, and Tar
boro High School.
After viewing some very im
pressive shows the judges made their
decisions that appeared to be an
upset for Perquimans. The Pirates
won the third best drum line and
second best majorettes awards.
Then, with anticipation in the air, the
judges the announced "Band of the
Day" award, in which the "Band of
Pirates" were once again the win
Not only did they win a trophy but
alao a cash award of $500 was
presented on behalf o < the Belk Tyler
(tores of Eastern North Carolina.
This was truly a great honor for our
"Band of Pirates" to win for two
consecutive weeks. At halftime of the
Chowan-Ferrum football game that
afternoon the band took the field to
perform their award winning per
The Perquimans band will be in
competition again very soon but for
right now they should be very proud
of their accomplishments.
Booster Club
pig picking
The Perquimans Pirates Athletic
Boosters Club is sponsoring a pig
picking on Friday, October 21. from
4-7 p.m. at the Perquimans County
High School cafeteria.
Plates are $3.00 each and my be
picked up or eaten at the school.
Ticketa may be purchaaed from any
Boosters Club member.

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