Archive for August 23rd, 2013

To say thanks Barbara Tegtmeier’s team members treated her to a massive supply of Godiva Chocolate in recognition of her 26 years with Cort Furniture Rental. Yeah, that’ll work! Congratulations Barb!

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B. Tegtmeier

Denver Zoo’s Toyota Elephant Passage – Nice digs for gibbon Vinh, too!

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White-cheeked gibbon Vinh explores her outdoor habitat inside Toyota Elephant Passage for the first time in June of 2012.  By now I’m sure the gibbon has it all mapped out!

Toyota Elephant Passage opened June 1, 2012 at the Denver Zoo.

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img396The Dean made an announcement:

“The female dormitory will be out-of-bounds for all male students, so too the male dormitory to the female students. Anybody caught breaking this rule will be fined $20 the first time. Anybody caught breaking this rule the second time will be fined $60. Being caught a third time will incur a hefty fine of $180. Are there any questions?”

Someone called out, “How much for a season pass?” 

Rebecca Pitchford and her Duroc Barrow Pig take on the MO STATE FAIR

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This summer Rebecca Pitchford, student at Chillicothe High School, went to the  MO STATE FAIR in Sedalia, MO to show her  Duroc Barrow pig. Rebecca raised the good looking Duroc, and is rightfully proud of the results of her care and attention. Even without the big prize, they still had a good time.  Also enjoying the moment were her grandparents, Stan and Carolyn Hicks, who posted this photo.

Good luck to you Rebecca.  Have a great school year! 

Rebecca Pitchford MO State Fair - Stan Chillicothe HS

I wanted to learn more about the breed so, I asked

“Duroc pig is an older breed of American domestic pig that forms the basis for many mixed-breed commercial hogs. Duroc pigs are red, large-framed, medium length, and muscular, with partially drooping ears, and tend to be one of the least aggressive of all the swine breeds. They also have an excellent rate of gain.

 The breed originated in America, one of several red pig strains which developed around 1800 in New England. It is said to have been named after a famous thoroughbred stallion of the day. The modern Duroc originated circa 1830 from crosses of the Jersey Red and New York’s older Duroc. The breed started being used as show hogs around the 1950s. Durocs are used predominantly as sires (boars), and are appreciated for their hardiness and quick but thorough muscle growth.”


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