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North Forest FFA sets record $34,810 at Livestock Sale

Smiley High School FFA held their 42nd annual Livestock Show and Sale last week, and auctioned over 40 animals. The total amount realized in the sale exceeded $35,000, most of which went to the Ag students for their further education, according to Smiley Ag teacher Bill Dodd.

The Grand Champion steer was raised by Howard Champaign, weighed 1000 lbs., and was purchased for $3800 by a buyers group, named Northside Group. This consisted of local businesses known for supporting the FFA programs at North Forest and Aldine, and includes North Houston Bank, Steve Mead and Component Sales & Service, Beasley Tire, Jed’ s Home Center, and Kane’ s Western Shop. Other major buyers included Franklin insurance, Melody Realty, Millenium Transmissions, BFI, Capitol Bank, Half Dollar Lounge, Mc-Cauley Lumber , and many other individuals and businesses.

A complete list of exhibitors, buyers, and sales is on page 5 of this issue of the News.

The FFA at Smiley, with over 30 students enrolled, continues a 42 year tradition, started in 1963 with the help of the Rotary Club. See box at right for today’s “Angels.”

Pictured is the Grand Champion Steer, raised by Howard Champaign at right. Northside Buyers group, LtoR, Kane’s Western Wear, Steve Mead, North Houston Bank’s Audrey Warren, and Bob Beasley.