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August 20, 2017

Luther Livestock Show


Bugsy was a bottle-fed runt, and now he is Zach Hawley’s top breeder. Zach,13, enjoys raising and showing rabbits including this California mix buck.

Parents, grandparents, cousins, fans, neighbors and even some Town Board candidates knew the place to be was the Luther Ag Barn Saturday for the Luther Livestock Show.

The supportive crowd was treated to an excellent show, AND free lunch, as Luther FFA and 4H members took their cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens and rabbits for a turn in the show ring.

Full results will be posted here soon before the next show, next weekend.

Until then, enjoy the pictures. The Luther Register gives special thanks to Betty White for many of the images; great eye Betty! Be proud of these young people. It was especially sweet to see LHS Senior Cassidy Hufnagel, showing her herefords, maybe for the last time at this show, but definitely not for the last time of showing with county shows ahead as well as OYE (Oklahoma Youth Expo) and even national shows.

Even high school graduation is not likely to end Hufnagle’s showing career as she intends to pursue it through age 21. She also intends to keep team roping. College is also in her plans, with her career prize on being an agriculture teacher someday.

Afterall, she has quite the inspiration right there at LHS in ag teacher and mentor Holly Drake.

“Mrs. Drake has been a major inspiration. I wouldn’t push myself without her,” Hufnagel said.

The local show is an excellent example of seeing a community come together. Many Luther businesses support the students with sponsorship and funding, the community turns out to cheer on the students and many adults pour in countless hours of their time to help in many unseen ways. Not only is the students’ livestock on display, but we also can see each individual’s work ethic, discipline, gratefulness, character and showmanship shine. We can all learn from that.

#mytown #lutherlocal

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