The Sloan-Hendrix Show Team attended the 2006 Arkansas State Fair, October 13 - 22. Members exhibited seven breeds of cattle as well as commercial animals and broilers.
Those exhibiting Angus cattle included Amanda Holland, 3rd and 7th in Junior bull show and 3rd and 5th in Open bull show; Sarah Holland, 7th in Open heifer show and 3rd in Open bull show; Karen Rorex, 3rd in Junior bull show and 5th in Open bull show; and Ashley Stallings, 3rd and 5th in Junior heifer show, 1st and 5th in Open heifer show, and Intermediate Grand Champion Heifer in Open show.  Sarah and Amanda also placed 1st in Junior Get of Sire and 2nd in Get of Sire in the Open show.
Brahman exhibitors were Shane Wells, placing 1st and Reserve in the Junior heifer show and 2nd in the Open division; and Stetson Wells, who placed 1st and Division Grand Champion in the Junior bull show. Stetson also placed 2nd in Brahman showmanship.
Shane Wells also exhibited the Arkansas Grand Champion Brangus bull in the Open show and placed 2nd in the Junior show.
Autumn Blasingame exhibited Charolais heifers placing 2nd and 3rd in the Junior show and 2nd, 2nd, and Division Reserve Champion in the Open show.
Hereford bull exhibitor, Deriek Stallings, received 2nd place in the Junior show and 4th in Open show .
John Thomison exhibited the Grand Champion Santa Gertrudis bull and the Reserve Grand Champion Santa Gertrudis heifer in the Junior show. He also received a 1st, 2nd, 2nd, and the Arkansas Bred and Owned Champion in the Open show.
Shorthorn exhibitors included Eason Dearen, 1st, 2nd, and Reserve Champion heifer in the Junior show, 1st in Junior Showmanship, and 1st, 2nd, Division Champion, and Reserve Grand Champion in the Open heifer show; Demi Stephens, 6th in the Junior heifer show and 5th in Open show; Kristina Stephens, 2nd in the Open heifer show, 2nd in the Open bull show, and Reserve Champion Open bull show; and Katie Williams, 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd in the Junior Show and 2nd and 2nd in the Open show.  Katie’s heifer also won Arkansas Bred and Owned Grand Champion.
Commercial exhibitors included Autumn Blasingame and Katie Williams. Autumn placed 3rd and Katie 8th in the American division. Katie also exhibited a heifer in the English division, placing 3rd.
Kyle Sutton exhibited broilers, making it through the preliminary round.
Eason Dearen and John Thomison were inducted into the Purple Circle Club.
Sloan-Hendrix FFA Alumni members assisting with the fitting of cattle were Larry Stallings, Tommy Stallings, and Warren Williams.  Mr. Jo
e Wallis is the Show Team Advisor.

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