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August 1, 2002
The 2002 Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair is open through tomorrow at Carroll County Agriculture Center on Smith Avenue in Westminster. Admission to the fair is free. The dining hall is open daily, but hours vary. Outdoor food concessions are open daily during fair hours. The indoor exhibit hall is open daily, but hours vary. The information and raffle booth will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. The fair is accessible to the disabled. The schedule of special events is: Today 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Senior citizen exhibits entered and judged.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | August 28, 2008
J. Lee Majeskie, a retired professor in the department of animal and avian sciences at the University of Maryland and an internationally known dairy cattle judge, died Friday of a heart attack at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Centreville resident was 67. Dr. Majeskie was born in Waukesha, Wis., and raised on his family's Holstein dairy farm near Pewaukee, Wis. After graduating from Waukesha South High School in 1959, he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in dairy science from the University of Wisconsin.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | August 28, 2008
J. Lee Majeskie, a retired professor in the department of animal and avian sciences at the University of Maryland and an internationally known dairy cattle judge, died Friday of a heart attack at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Centreville resident was 67. Dr. Majeskie was born in Waukesha, Wis., and raised on his family's Holstein dairy farm near Pewaukee, Wis. After graduating from Waukesha South High School in 1959, he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in dairy science from the University of Wisconsin.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,Special To The Sun | August 3, 2008
Dairy cattle are not natural show-offs. Getting one to follow you around a show ring, stop on command, stand still and keep its head up takes some convincing and a lot of practice sessions, as more than a dozen county youths learned this summer in preparation for the Howard County Fair. "It's hard work," said Shannon Jones, 10, of Sykesville. "Different days they have different personalities." Dairy cattle were once plentiful in Howard County and at the annual fair, which runs this weekend through Saturday.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | October 20, 2003
John L. Morris, a retired University of Maryland Extension Service dairy cattle specialist whose Maryland 4-H judging teams won nearly 20 national and international championships, died Thursday of complications related to Parkinson's disease at Beverly Health Care Center in Frederick. The Braddock Heights resident was 87. A Kent County native, Mr. Morris attended McDonogh School, where he was president of his class. After graduating in 1935, he worked with purebred dairy show herds, primarily in New Jersey - and became a highly sought recruit at Iowa State University.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2000
Patrick Thompson lives on a half-acre of land in Clarksville, which means he can't own a cow. So he rents one. Thompson, 17, regularly drives a half-hour to a dairy farm in Woodbine, where each summer a handful of 4-H members lease calves and heifers to show in contests - such as the Howard County Fair, which starts Saturday. The arrangement is a boon to youths with rural hankerings who had the bad luck to be born in suburbia. "I love dairy cows," said Thompson, who hopes to one day teach agriculture to high school students.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | August 7, 2000
His arms raised and his tongue stuck out, 12-year-old Mike Casey looked like a winner - albeit one with smudges of cherry pie all over his nose, lips and chin. Casey, from Laurel, used his well-honed skills to beat competitors in the Howard County Fair's pie-eating contest yesterday, earning him a silver trough as a trophy. It was his third consecutive win, and all the more impressive because he took on 13- to 17-year-olds this year. Earlier, his 7-year-old brother, Joey, ate his way to victory in the 5-to-8-years-old group.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | December 6, 1992
Six Carroll County teen-agers boarded a plane for the 4-H National Congress in Chicago on Thursday, knowing they were among the top of their class in Maryland.Three of them will return on Thursday, knowing they are tops in the nation.Ashley Bair, Monica Feeser and Heather Hull all received scholarships and national recognition in their 4-H project areas at a banquet last night.In addition, Heather was given the opportunity to compete for the Presidential Tray, the highest honor given in 4-H. She is one of two students from Maryland competing for the award.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,Special To The Sun | August 3, 2008
Dairy cattle are not natural show-offs. Getting one to follow you around a show ring, stop on command, stand still and keep its head up takes some convincing and a lot of practice sessions, as more than a dozen county youths learned this summer in preparation for the Howard County Fair. "It's hard work," said Shannon Jones, 10, of Sykesville. "Different days they have different personalities." Dairy cattle were once plentiful in Howard County and at the annual fair, which runs this weekend through Saturday.
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By Mary Ellen Graybill and Mary Ellen Graybill,Special to The Sun | October 22, 2006
From high on a hill on Jolly Acres Road near Norrisville, 70-year-old C. Darrel Comer, a community activist and farmer who founded Comer View Construction can look down on his pond and, on the horizon in every direction, see the results of his lifetime of work in the county. Life was not always a paved road for Comer, youngest son of George and Lona Comer. His father, one of 11 children, believed in working hard on the farm instead of attending school. "Dad left an impression," Comer said.
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By Mary Ellen Graybill and Mary Ellen Graybill,Special to The Sun | October 22, 2006
From high on a hill on Jolly Acres Road near Norrisville, 70-year-old C. Darrel Comer, a community activist and farmer who founded Comer View Construction can look down on his pond and, on the horizon in every direction, see the results of his lifetime of work in the county. Life was not always a paved road for Comer, youngest son of George and Lona Comer. His father, one of 11 children, believed in working hard on the farm instead of attending school. "Dad left an impression," Comer said.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | October 20, 2003
John L. Morris, a retired University of Maryland Extension Service dairy cattle specialist whose Maryland 4-H judging teams won nearly 20 national and international championships, died Thursday of complications related to Parkinson's disease at Beverly Health Care Center in Frederick. The Braddock Heights resident was 87. A Kent County native, Mr. Morris attended McDonogh School, where he was president of his class. After graduating in 1935, he worked with purebred dairy show herds, primarily in New Jersey - and became a highly sought recruit at Iowa State University.
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August 1, 2002
The 2002 Carroll County 4-H/FFA Fair is open through tomorrow at Carroll County Agriculture Center on Smith Avenue in Westminster. Admission to the fair is free. The dining hall is open daily, but hours vary. Outdoor food concessions are open daily during fair hours. The indoor exhibit hall is open daily, but hours vary. The information and raffle booth will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. The fair is accessible to the disabled. The schedule of special events is: Today 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Senior citizen exhibits entered and judged.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | August 7, 2000
His arms raised and his tongue stuck out, 12-year-old Mike Casey looked like a winner - albeit one with smudges of cherry pie all over his nose, lips and chin. Casey, from Laurel, used his well-honed skills to beat competitors in the Howard County Fair's pie-eating contest yesterday, earning him a silver trough as a trophy. It was his third consecutive win, and all the more impressive because he took on 13- to 17-year-olds this year. Earlier, his 7-year-old brother, Joey, ate his way to victory in the 5-to-8-years-old group.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2000
Patrick Thompson lives on a half-acre of land in Clarksville, which means he can't own a cow. So he rents one. Thompson, 17, regularly drives a half-hour to a dairy farm in Woodbine, where each summer a handful of 4-H members lease calves and heifers to show in contests - such as the Howard County Fair, which starts Saturday. The arrangement is a boon to youths with rural hankerings who had the bad luck to be born in suburbia. "I love dairy cows," said Thompson, who hopes to one day teach agriculture to high school students.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | December 6, 1992
Six Carroll County teen-agers boarded a plane for the 4-H National Congress in Chicago on Thursday, knowing they were among the top of their class in Maryland.Three of them will return on Thursday, knowing they are tops in the nation.Ashley Bair, Monica Feeser and Heather Hull all received scholarships and national recognition in their 4-H project areas at a banquet last night.In addition, Heather was given the opportunity to compete for the Presidential Tray, the highest honor given in 4-H. She is one of two students from Maryland competing for the award.
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January 13, 1991
A memorial service for A. Leedy Crouse, a retired farmer, was held yesterdayin Parkville.Mr. Crouse, who was 93 and moved from Great Bend, Kan., to Abingdon in 1989, died Sunday at the Bel Forest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Forest Hill after suffering several strokes.A native of Mayetta, Kan., he raised dairy cattle and pigs.His wife, the former Neva Viola Brown, died in 1981.Mr. Crouse is survived by a daughter, Donna Block of Abingdon; two sons, Melvin Crouse of Colwyn, Pa., and Morris Crouse of Albert, Kan.; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | November 30, 1995
A Taneytown woman was a member of the University of Maryland's dairy judging team that took first place at the senior collegiate judging contest in Louisville, Ky.Marie Speak, a junior at the University of Maryland College Park, was one of four students who won the award Nov. 5. The contest involves comparing dairy cows and ranking them based on characteristics that should show whether they will produce a lot of milk.Contestants must also clearly explain their reasons for the rankings to the judges.
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