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No Anniversary Wishes Due To Lost Phone

The 2017 Mississippi State Fair was a couple of weeks ago in Jackson and Lillie Beth Blissard, daughter of Jody and Jada Blissard, participated in the livestock show.  Lillie Beth participated in the Open Hereford Show on Saturday, October 7th; Beef Showmanship on Sunday, October 8th; and the Beef breeding show on Monday, October 9th.  

The state fair classes were held in the old show arena on the fairgrounds and the temperatures and humidity was blistering hot.  Lillie Beth showed three hereford calves: Pretender, a bull; Juicy Fruit, a heifer; and Final Chance, another heifer.  Pretender the bull calf won second place in his class in the beef breeding class.  Congratulations Lillie Beth for having a great show and working so hard with your cattle.

Sunday afternoon brought a few welcome and needed showers to the area, although they didn’t produce much rainfall, (only two-tenths in my gauge), every little bit helps.  I watched the weather forecast on Monday morning and it looks like we will be having our first frost of the year sometime this week also and maybe even a small chance of snow on Saturday.  That forecast seems a little bit unlikely but I guess anything is possible.  

I was working around my farm Saturday morning, getting some ground ready to plant some strawberries and happened to lose my cell phone.  You know that we, as a society, have gone in the wrong direction when we have a panic attack over a lost cell phone. I survived the rest of the day Saturday without my phone.  It really wasn’t a big deal losing the phone other than it was my 11th anniversary and my wife just happened to be out-of-town.  I couldn’t even call her to tell her happy anniversary.  

Sunday I got both of my boys ready and we went to church. Wouldn’t you know it, the sermon was about “having no other gods before God.”  

Our preacher talked about how there are so many things that take the place of God in our society and the number one thing was cell phones.  That sermon made me realize that a lost phone really wasn’t that important, but I borrowed a metal detector from someone at church and found my phone that afternoon. 

The Yalobusha County Cattleman’s Association will host their fourth quarterly meeting on Tuesday Nov. 7, at 6 p.m.  Lance Newman, the Extension Beef Specialist, will talk about sale barn data and marketing trends.  There will be a meal at the meeting and non-members will be asked to pay $10 to eat.  

Please call the Extension office at 662-675-2730 to reserve your spot.

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