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Cliffton Russell

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Clifton Russell began showing animals at the Archer County Junior Livestock Show in the early ‘70s and showed multiple types of animals throughout high school. His father, Bob Russell, served on the original show board.
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Ann and Jack Parkey

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Ann and J.R. “Jack” Parkey’s involvement in the ACJLS began in the early 1980s when their son Robert (James Robert, IV) was a freshman at Holliday High School. Jack had recently returned to the county to run his family’s ranch in Dundee with Ann and their three children. Under the leadership of Jim Bob Wallace, ag teacher and FFA sponsor at Holliday, Robert set out to do a beef project. That was the beginning of over a decade of the Parkey’s service to the ACJLS.
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Mike Jacobs

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One might say Mike Jacobs was the most valuable shower in the inaugural Archer County Junior Livestock Show in 1968. According to the Archer County News he had the Grand Champion Ewe, Grand Champion Barrow, Prize Gilt, and Grand Champion in the poultry division. He was in the seventh grade when his father, Jim Jacobs, got with Lawrence Berend and Brett Triplett to organize a livestock show for FFA and 4H members to exhibit a wide range of animals. His dad was the ag teacher in Windthorst at the time.
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Six honored for service to AC Junior Livestock Show

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After a hard day at Burgess Manning, where he worked for 25 years, Rick Foreman would be greeted at home by his daughter Meri Beth. It was time to go to the pig barn and work with the hogs. It was 1998, and she was 9 years old when she decided to be a part of the Archer County Junior Livestock Show. Her interest was stirred by friend Amanda Womack who was showing pigs. Meri Beth was intrigued by the prospect. Rick and wife Charla, with a strong nudge from County Agent Marvin Henry, signed up to support Meri Beth’s passion.
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Angelette "Angel" Evonne Sandlin

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Angelette “Angel” Evonne (Brown) Sandlin born to Alan Miller and Michelle Ann Knudslien on Aug. 16, 1978, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 30. She is survived by her mother Michelle Knudslien of Archer City, her four children: Brandon Barnes of Broken Arrow, Okla., Pacience Sandlin, JP Abbott, and Harley Abbott all of Norman, Okla. She is survived by her brother and sister: Ronnie Brewer, Jessica Sheppard (Step-Sister), Her Cousins who were like Brothers and Sisters: Jeremy Ford, Ashley Garey, Chance Garey, Veronique Davidson all of Wichita Falls, and Joshua Garey of Houston. Her Aunt: Paula and Ricky Allen of Archer City, and two Uncles: Bruce and Maria Knudslien of San Diego and Mark and Donna Knudslien of Wichita Falls. and her forever partner Matt Abbott of Norman, Okla. and her friend who was like a sister Rose Williams. She has two grandchildren on the way. She has numerous cousins and loved ones.
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Don Rakestraw

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Graveside services with military honors for Don Rakestraw, 73, of Gainesville, were scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.