Tecumseh chamber auction tonight.

Live auction sponsors for trophy auction

listed; Tecumseh chamber auction tonight

As announced earlier, more than $27,000 has been raised to help with this year’s premium auction during the Pottawatomie County Junior Livestock Show next month.

Below is a list of the live auction buyers, the trophy they sponsored and the amount they doled out.

Grand champion steer, BancFirst of Shawnee, BancFirst of Tecumseh , BancFirst of McLoud, $1,600; Grand Supreme Champion Heifer, Grissoms LLC, $1,700; Grand champion swine, Arvest Bank Shawnee, $1,100; Grand champion lamb, Pottawatomie County Farm Bureau, $1,100; Grand Champion doe goat, Vision Bank, $1,100.

Grand Champion wether goat, Hull & Totten, PC, $1,300; Reserve Grand Champion steer, Arvest Bank, $1,300; Reserve Supreme heifer, Gateway Co., $1,200; Reserve Grand Champion swine, First United Bank, Shawnee, First United Bank, Tecusmeh, $1,100; Reserve Grand Champion lamb, State Rep. Tom Newell, $1,000.

Reserve grand champion doe goat, Oklahoma Natural Gas, $600; Reserve Grand Champion wether goat, Chisholm Trail Farm Credit, $1,000; Grand Champion Prospect steer, Jeff Walkingstick, Brown and Brown Insurance Co. of Central Oklahoma, $800.

Individual Showmanship Award Beef, junior division, Shawnee Tag Agency and Don’s Plants, $600; Individual Showmanship Award swine, junior division, Butner Cattle Co., $550; Individual Showmanship Award lamb, junior division, Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative, $500; Individual Showmanship Award goat, junior division, $500.

Individual Showmanship Award beef, intermediate division, Salt River Genetics, $600; Individual Showmanship Award swine, intermediate division, Georg Fischer Central Plastics, $500; Individual Showmanship Award sheep, intermediate division, Stuart & Clover, PLLC, $500; Individual Showmanship Award, goat intermediate division, Gilbert Insurance Agency, $400.

Individual Showmanship Award beef, senior division, Excel Auction, $550; Individual Showmanship Award swine, senior division, Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, $500; Individual Showmanship Award sheep, senior division, Dr. Brian Drew, $550; Individual Showmanship Award goat, senior division, T&R Design, $500.

High Point Group of Beef, First National Bank, $550; High Point Group of Swine, Rainmaker Sales, Inc., $500; High Point Group of Sheep/Goat, Shawnee Tinker Federal Credit Union, $400.

Otto Krausse Stewardship for Beef, Shawnee Feed Center, $700; Otto Krausse Stewardship for Swine, Shawnee Feed Center, $750; Otto Krausse Stewardship for Sheep/Goat, First National Bank, $800.

During the 25th annual pig roast and trophy auction earlier this week, $24,750 was raised through the live auction alone. That figure reflects an increase of more than $1,000 over what the live auction raised in 2012.

The silent auction brought an additional $2,505 raising the total to $27,255.

Last year’s live auction totaled $23,700.

The Junior Livestock this year is March 4-7 at Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center.

The live auction raised $21,150 in 2012.

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Tecumseh’s 13th annual Chamber of Commerce auction and dinner is scheduled for this coming Monday night.

It will begin at 6 p.m. with a silent auction followed by dinner at 6:30. The event is being held at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center.

The meal will be catered by One way Youth Ministries.

For more information contact the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce at 598-8666.

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This information is sent along by Sonya McDaniel with the local OSU Extension Center. Oklahoma gardeners who are ready to get back in the gardening groove can get started soon as new episodes of OETA's popular television program Oklahoma Gardening resume airing.

Viewers who may be new to gardening will find the segments on building a garden from the ground up very informative, while we continue to provide research-based information for those who already have a little dirt under their fingernails.

I have piles of seed packets waiting to be sown into the vegetable garden where I will continue to demonstrate sustainable gardening techniques. Plantings will include many unique crops such as Belgian endive and Romanesco. We will kick off the growing season with a series of segments focusing on growing vegetables under low tunnels. This method of gardening will help extend the growing season for a variety of vegetables. Other unconventional growing systems will include production of microgreens, sprouts and hydroponics.

Last season we started a new monthly segment called Turf Talk. It was so well received by viewers we are going to continue with it this season. These special segments will again feature members of Oklahoma State University's turf team who will highlight a wide variety of turf-related topics.

Other show topics will include attracting and protecting native pollinators, water garden renovation and backyard foraging. We also will welcome specialists from across the university in our pecan series.

With the beautiful weather last season coupled with more rain than we'd seen in a couple of years, the Oklahoma Gardening studio garden, as well as The Botanic Garden at OSU, looked fabulous. We're looking forward to another great season with our dedicated viewers.

Be sure to watch Saturday morning at 11 a.m. and at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons on the local OETA channel. See clips of the program, a link to gardening resources, a link to recipes featured on the show and much more on our Oklahoma Gardening website at www.oklahomagardening.okstate.edu<http://www.oklahomagardening.okstate.edu/>.

Oklahoma Gardening will air new episodes Feb. 15-16 and Feb. 22-23 before going on hiatus for OETA's fundraising festival. Oklahoma Gardening will return March 22.

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Beginning with the Jan. 1 edition of The Shawnee News-Star, the paper has put into place once again it’s policy on not accepting any letters to the editor regarding political candidates at any level including local, county, state and federal until after the Nov. 4, 2014 general election.

This includes any attempts for endorsements or letters opposing any candidate or incumbent.

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