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Evan Brace wins Ohio motocross class; moves to national series

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
Accent Editor


Evan Brace jumps a table during a 2017 competition. His efforts earned his the top spot for the year in his class.

CARROLLTON – Evan Brace of Carrollton has his bags packed.

Brace, 11, will be heading to South Carolina to compete in the ATVMX National Championship series. The event is set for March 24 and 25 at South of the Border in Hammer, SC, and will be Brace’s first ride in national competition.

He has competed in the Ohio Motocross Association for the past three years, placing first in his division each year. He was recognized at the association banquet in January at Ashland University.

Evan began riding ATVs when he was four years old. His dad, Beau, a rider, enjoyed it and turns the time into family time. When Evan and Beau attended a race friends were competing in, he was hooked.

“I want to do that,” Evan said.

Children’s book focuses on man who changed farmer’s lives

CARROLLTON – “John Deere – That’s Who!”

John Deere, the man and his plow, are the subject of the Ohio Farm Bureau Children’s Book Award. The book, written by Tracy Nelson Maurer, tells the story of a young blacksmith from Vermont who, in the 1830s, made his mark on American history. Deere moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick, rich soil. Trials and tribulations led to his invention of the steel plow that sliced into the prarie with ease.

Carroll County Farm Bureau member Vicki Caldwell decorated both the Carrollton and Malvern library windows with, not only pictures of Deere and his plow, but John Deere tractors and other equipment.

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Carroll County Dairy Promotion Board honors herds, volunteers, crowns princesses

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
Accent Editor


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE. Sue (Rummell) Little (above left) of East Rochester was awarded for her distinguished service to the Carroll County Dairy Promotion Board during their annual banquet.
She was presented a blanket from Kevin Tullis, board president.

DAIRY ROYALTY. Shelbi Frase (left) and Shelby Rhodes were crowned 2018 Dairy Princess and Runner-Up during the Carroll County Dairy Promotional Board annual banquet.

The Carroll County Dairy Promotion Board honored a long time dairy advocate during the annual banquet held March 3 in the Senior Friendship Center.

The board crowned a new Dairy Princess and runner-up for 2018, handed out dairy production awards, recognized dairy youth and scholarship winners and presented an update on activities from the past year.

Sue (Rummell) Little of East Rochester received the Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the dairy board and dairy industry. The daughter of Art Rummell and the late Naomi Rummell, she grew up on a 250-acre dairy farm in Washington Twp. They milked 43 head of cattle and Sue was a 10-year member of the Carroll County 4-H program, showing dairy cattle at the fair.

She married Mike Little in 1987 and resides in Columbiana County, where they own and operate Wild Duck Hollow Farm. Along with son, JD, they milk around 105 head of cattle and have a total of 275 registered Jersey and Ayrshire cattle and Holsteins. Sue takes care of feeding calves and chickens. They have two chicken barns that house 100,000 chickens.

Learn what Carroll County 4-H has to offer during kick-off event March 8

CARROLL COUNTY – The week of March 4 is Ohio 4-H Week!

The Carroll County 4-H Program will celebrate by holding several events throughout the week for “Carroll County 4-H Kick-Off Week”.

Around the county, travelers will see windows in local businesses decorated to celebrate 4-H and all it has to offer. These businesses are supporters of the 4-H program.

Teen Leaders 4-H Club will sponsor a kick-off night March 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Carrollton High School cafeteria. With assistance of all the other clubs in the county, the carnival atmosphere will feature games, STEM activities and educational displays for youth to learn about the 4-H Program. The event is not only for established members but for anyone interested in learning about the Carroll County 4-H Program. This is an opportunity for parents to have questions answered, learn about individual programs that are offered, as well as the many projects available to youth.

Anyone wishing to attend 4-H can find information at kick-off. Youth ages 9-14 are invited to attend 4-H camp at Camp Piedmont at the end of June. A two-day Cloverbud Day camp will take place during the beginning of June. All youth are welcome to attend. They do not have to be a member of the 4-H program.

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