General Charles Barr Gives Coin to Maywood Student Parker Johnston

Major General Charles Barr had sent Maywood student Parker Johnston one of his general officer coins that he had made in Korea for his last asssignment in the Army. “It is and Army tradition to give a coin to a Soldier for and outstanding act.” said Charles Barr.

Charles gave parker the coin for his great playing of the “TAPS” with his trumpet during the Veterans Day program in Maywood. The coin is in the size and shape of a soldier I.D. Tag. Pictured above is Parker Johnston.-Photo by Amber Hickert

Rifle Season Hits Record Year for Frontier County

Frontier County had hit an all time high for rifle season this 2014 year. According to Sheriff Dan Rupp Frontier County Sheriffs Office had checked in a total of 481 deer. In the year of 2013 they had only checked in 442 deer, this is an increase of 39 deer from the previous year. The highest year that Frontier County has had was last in 2011 with 474 deer, “This is the highest year since we have been keeping record from back in the 1990’s” said Sheriff Dan Rupp. Pictured above is local resident Lindsey Kramer with her 5x5 buck that she had got on Saturday, November 15th.-Courtesy Photo

Veterans Day Program Held at Eustis/Farnam School

On Tuesday, November 11th at 9am, Eustis/Farnam held their annual Veterans Day Program in the school auditorium. There

was a good sized group of parents, grandparents, relatives, etc. in attendance. The elementary students sang songs while the 6th,

7th through 12th bands entertained the audience. There were two very inspirational videos shown. The program was well received

by all. That evening the American Legion and Auxiliary held their annual Veteran’s Day Banquet and Program. Katrina Oakland

prepared the meal with the United Methodist Youth doing the serving. All Veterans were recognized. Jenna Widick and Pam Felix

reported on their experience at Girl’s State. Mitch Rieker and Collin Thompson reported on Boy’s State. They all did an excellent

job in representing Eustis at the State level. Awards that were given out: The American Legion: 45 year pins were presented to

Jon Wahl and Larry Schurr, 25 year pin to Bob Dutton, and 5 year pin to Jess Putnam; the American Legion Auxiliary gave a 70

year pin to Esther Grabenstein, 40 year pins to Kim Grabenstein Hanson and Joan Berke, 30 year pin to Pat Johnson, 20 year pins

to Beth Berke, Rachel Tobaben, Janisha Ruda, Shandra Brown, and Kami Grant, 15 year pin to Sue Davis, 10 year pin to Shirley

Rieker, and Terry Cauldwell a 5 year pin. Commander B.J. Malcom did an excellent job relating some stories that some of our

local Veterans told of their experiences. Chaplain, Horst Tobaben had the Closing Prayer. The program ended with singing of

“God Bless America” with Aux. President Sharon Jack as song leader. Terry Anderson was at the organ. A very enjoyable evening

was had by all. Pictured above: Legion Commander B.J. Malcom. Courtesy Photo

Eustis/Farnam FFA Place In Top 10 At Nationals

The Eustis-Farnam FFA Chapter Competed at the 87th National FFA Convention in Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Development Event. Pictured l-r: Chad Schimmels, Ag.Teacher; Gage Bellamy, Jessica Deterding, Eddie Davilla, Isaac Huetle. Last four are sponsors for Tyson Foods, Inc, Oscare Meyer, Hormel Foods, & Cargill.-Courtesy Photo

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4-H Achievement Day and 100th Birthday Celebration of Extension

The 2014 Royalty pictured from l-r : Aretta Brennemann, Mickayla Blender, Jessica Deterding, Nathan Lashley, Hay den Rupe and Tristin Smith-Courtesy Photo

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