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101th SHELDON OLD SETTLERS PICNIC 2005 OLD SETTLERS PICNIC OFFICERS President: Jason Leavell Vice-President: Ed Morris Secretary: Kerry Fowler Treasurer: Gretchen Denney OLD SETTLERS PICNIC EVENTS, EXHIBITS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS Adult Games & Races Dennis Jett Arts & Crafts Booths Glenna Reaves Baby Show Robyn Fowler Cruise In Bob Burns Draft Horse Pull Ed Morris Fireworks Troy Denney Hat Sales Horseshoe Pitching China Mundy Antique Machinery Display Pedal Tractor Pull Kerry Fowler Parade Marilyn Overman Pets on Parade Glenna Reaves Races & Contests Rob Sewell, Gene Leininger, Billy Nelson Royalty Contest Kerry Daulton, Peggy Bledsoe, Tracy Loyd Slow Pitch Softball Tourney Rick Turner Talent Contest Terry Wessely Tractor Pull John Shorten and David Shaw Agriculture & Premiums Larry & Mary Fowler Arts, Crafts, Sewing, & Painting Canned Goods Eileen Leininger Desert Contest Drawings & Prizes Linda Elderton Flowers Erin Leininger 4-H Carolyn Compton & Wanda Osmon Photography Mindy Starbuck & Jeannie Danner Textiles ADULT RACES AND CONTESTS Committee: Dennis Jett Must be over 18 to enter Each contestant team must consist of a male and a female Shopping Cart Race Lawnmower Obstacle Course ARTS & CRAFTS BOOTHS Committee: Glenna Reaves – (417) 884-2262 8’ x 8’ Space - $25.00 for non-food: Due to limited available space, booth spaces will be allocated on a first come basis unless you have an advance reservation. Payment is due in advance by August 1. After that date the cost does increase. To reserve a space call Glenna. Exhibitors must furnish their own tables, extension cords, etc. The Old Settlers Picnic Association is NOT responsible for broken or stolen items or accidents. BABY SHOW Committee: Robyn Fowler Babies will be judged in diapers only! No Hair Ribbons Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division. Divisions include: GIRL BABIES: 0-4 MONTHS; 5-9 MONTHS, 10-18 MONTHS BOY BABIES: 0-4 MONTHS; 5-9MONTHS, 10-18 MONTHS BOOK FAIR The Sheldon Public Library Book Fair will be Thursday, Friday & Saturday in the Community Building. All money earned from the book fair will be used to purchase new books for the library. The library will gratefully accept donations of books & magazines. Be sure to stop by the library booth in the Community Building to see the books they will have to offer at bargain $$$. CRUISE IN 2005 Committee: Bob Burns – (417) 884-5205 $10.00 entry fee will be charged PRICE OF NEW CAR IN 1905 - $700-900.00 DRAFT HORSE PULL UNDER THE LIGHTS Committee: Ed Morris No Admission Charge – Donations Greatly Appreciated Food and beverages will be available at the Horse Pull Bring your lawns chairs For Information Call: Ed Morris 417-884-2705 or Loyd Wiley 620-223-2297 Blade Tractor & Pull-Back Tractor: Courtesy of Deem’s Farm Equipment, Nevada Concrete Blocks provided by: Isenhower Lumber Company, Lamar Announcer & Statistician: Jean Wiley Sled: Loyd Wiley NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS FIREWORKS Committee: Troy Denney The grand finale for the Old Setter’ Picnic will be a Fireworks display on Saturday, August 21, at midnight. This will follow the street dance and be a great way to complete the festivities. HORSESHOE PITCHING Committee: China Mundy Contest to be held north of the Community Building. There will be three classes. Prize money will be awarded based on the number of entries in each class. Registration for the Lady’s Contest will be approximately as 12:30. B and C Classes only. ANTIQUE MACHINERY DISPLAY Come see a display of the machinery used when the Picnic was just beginning. PARADE Committee: Marilyn Overman Parade line up will be Saturday at 5:30 P.M. Entries must be lined up by 6:00 P.M. to be judged. No pre-registration needed to enter. Parade will disassemble on its own after turning south on old 71 Highway off of Main Street. Ribbons and cash Prizes will be awarded before the parade starts at 6:30 P.M. No entry fees charged. LINE UP INSTRUCTIONS: Royalty Line up beginning at Baptist Church on Commercial Street, Between 2nd and 3rd St. All other motorized floats line up between the Baptist and Christian Churches on Commercial Antique cars on First Street South of Christian Church Walking, Tricycles, Bicycles, & non-motorized floats on First Street south of Main. Horses, Mules, and Ponies on First Street North of Main DIVISION 1: CHILDREN 6 YEARS AND UNDER Prize money in each class: 1st-$5.00, 2nd - $4.00 & 3rd -$3.00 CLASS A: Most Comical CLASS B: Balloon Entry CLASS C: Best Decorated Tricycle DIVISION 2: CHILDRED 7 TO 18 YEARS Prize money in each class: 1st -$5.00, 2nd - $4.00 & 3rd - $3.00 CLASS A: Most Comical CLASS B: Balloon Entry CLASS C: Best Decorated Bicycle DIVISION 3: BEST & MOST ORIGINAL ADULT 18 & OLDER Prize money 1st - $10.00, 2nd - $7.00, & 3rd - $5.00 DIVISION 4: BEST & MOST ORIGINAL CHILD 17 & UNDER Prize money 1st - $10.00, 2nd - $7.00, & 3rd - $5.00 DIVISION 5: BEST ADULT CLOWN 18 & OLDER Prize money 1st - $10.00, 2nd - $7.00, & 3rd - $5.00 DIVISION 6: BEST CLOWN 7 TO 17 YRS OLD Prize money 1st - $5.00, 2nd - $4.00 & 3rd - $3.00 DIVISION 7: BEST CHILD CLOWN 6 & UNDER Prize money 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00, 3rd - $3.00 DIVISION 8: MINIATURE NON-MOTORIZED FLOAT 17 & UNDER Prize money 1st - $10.00, 2nd - $7.00, 3rd - $5.00 DIVISION 9: MINIATURE NON-MOTORIZED FLOAT 18 & OVER Prize money 1st - $10.00, 2nd - $7.00, 3rd - $5.00 DIVISION 10: MARCHING UNIT Prize money 1st - $20.00, 2nd - $15.00, 3rd - $10.00 DIVISION 11: MARCH SCHOOL BAND Prize money 1st - $50.00, 2nd - $25.00, 3rd - $15.00 DIVISION 12: MOTORIZED FLOAT ENTRY 6 YRS & UNDER Prize money 1st - $5.00, 2nd - $4.00, 3rd - $3.00 DIVISION 13: MOTORIZED FLOAT ENTRY 7 – 18 YRS Prize money 1st - $5.00, 2nd - $4.00, 3rd - $3.00 DIVISION 14: ROYALTY FLOATS Prize money 1st $50.00, 2nd - $25.00, 3rd - $15.00 DIVISION 15: BEST LARGE FLOAT BYANY CLUB OR ORGANIZATION Prize money 1st - $25.00 2nd - $20.00, 3RD $15.00 DIVISION 16: ANTIQUE VEHICLES Prize money 1st - $20.00 2nd - $10.00 DIVISION 17: HORSE RIDER 10 YEARS & UNDER Prize money 1st - $5.00 2nd - $3.00 CLASS A: Best Girl Rider CLASS B: Best Boy Rider DIVISION 18: HORSE RIDERS 11 YRS & OLDER Prize money 1st - $5.00 2nd - $3.00 CLASS A: Best Girl Rider CLASS B: Best Boy Rider DIVISION 19: BEST TEAM OF MINI PONIES Prize money 1st $10.00 DIVISION 20: BEST TEAM OF MULES Prize money 1st $10.00 DIVISION 21 BEST DRIVING PONY Prize money 1st place $10.00 DIVISION 22: BEST DRIVING PONY Prize money 1st place $10.00 DIVISION 23: BEST DECORATED HORSE Prize money 1st place $10.00 DIVISION 24: BEST DRILL TEAM OR SADDLE CLUB Prize money 1st place $25.00 *DIVISION 25: BEST MULE RIDER Prize money 1st $5.00; 2nd $3.00 *DIVISION 26: DRAFT HORSE RIDER Prize money 1st $5.00; 2nd $3.00 *CLASS A: BEST GIRL *CLASS B: BEST BOY *FOR DIVISIONS 25 AND 26 PEDAL TRACTOR PULL Committee: Kerry Fowler Dave Garrett of Girard, Kansas will supply the Tractor and Sled. This event is open to both boys and girls together in each category. Prizes or trophies will be awarded in each category. Be sure to attend this event. Categories by Age: BOYS & GIRLS AGES 5 & 6 BOYS & GIRLS AGES 7 & 8 BOYS & GIRLS AGES 9 & 10 BOYS & GIRLS AGES 11 & 12 This years Pedal Tractor pull is sponsored by Metz Grain, Sheldon; Zoglmann Farms, Milo; Deem’s Farm Equipment, Nevada; Hartzler’s Equipment, Nevada; Jeff & Kathy Greer, Nevada; Bill Nance Auction, H.M. Logan, Larry & Mary Fowler, Sheldon; C.D. Dahmer Farm, Milo; Deer Haven, Nevada; and Sheldon Old Settlers’ Picnic Assoc Adult Pedal Tractor Pull will be immediately after the youth pull. Divisions are female any age and male any age. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prizes will be awarded in each of the two divisions Sled sponsored by: Metz Grain PETS ON PARADE Committee: Glenna Reaves Any pet that can be controlled by the owner and will not be a harm to any one else may be entered. (Please leave all snakes in the timber). Prize money will be awarded in the following categories. Please clean up any mess that your pet makes!!!! Best Costumed Pet Funniest Looking Pet Prettiest Pet Ugliest Pet Pet with the Most Talent PRIZE MONEY: 1st - $5.00 2nd- $3.00 3rd -$2.00 Pets On Parade are sponsored by: Ricky D’s Auto Repair 1403 N Osage; Nevada, MO 64772 (417) 667-2287 Richard DeSpain, Owner Winslow Veterinary Center Charles T. Winslow, DVM 545 W. Hwy. V Lamar, MO 64759 (417) 843-4913 RACES AND CONTESTS Committee: Rob Sewell, Gene Leininger & Billy Nelson Prize money awarded: 1st - $3.00; 2nd - $2.00; 3rd - $1.00 DIAPER RACE: Crawlers under 12 months Toddlers under 18 months TRICYCLE RACE 2 & 3 year olds BICYCLE RACE 4 & 5 year olds FOOT RACE 2 & 3 year olds; 4 & 5 year olds TENNIS BALL THROW: 2 & 3 year olds; 4 & 5 year olds SACK RACE; 3-LEGGED RACE; FOOT RACE; EGG RACE; AND WATER BALLOON TOSS Girls 6 & 7; Girls 8 &9; Girls 10 – 12; Girls 13 – 15 Boys 6 & 7; Boys 8 & 9; Boys 10 –12; Boys 13 –15 TURTLE RACE Any age, furnish own turtle marked so you can identify your own turtle. CONTESTS FOR MOM AND DAD WILL BE ANNOUNCED ROYALTY CONTEST Committee: Kerry Daulton, Peggy Bledsoe, & Tracy Loyd The Contestant from each category turning in the most money from the sale of raffle tickets will be crowned as the new 2004 Old Settler’s Picnic Royalty. The royalty candidate who turns in the most money overall will receive a $50.00 bill. Categories are as follows: Mini Princess & Prince: Age 2 – Pre Kindergarten Little Princess & Prince: Kindergarten – Grade 3 Princess & Prince: Grade 4 – Grade 7 Queen & King: Grade 8 – Adult The winning raffle tickets will be drawn by the newly crowned royalty. Be sure to see your favorite candidate and buy tickets in advance. A “BIG” Thank-you goes to each of the Royalty Candidates for all their efforts in ticket sales. This is a big support for the Sheldon Old Settler’s Picnic each year. We also thank everyone who supported the candidates with the purchase of the tickets. SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNEY Committee: Rick Turner We will have a slow pitch softball tourney beginning on Saturday morning. Teams are welcome to sign up to play anytime prior to August 10. The entry fee is $75.00. T-shirts will be awarded to the players on first place tourney winning team. For more information and to sign up, contact Rick at (417) 884-2518 TALENT and FIDDLE CONTEST Committee: Terry Wessely Participants gather 1 hour before the show at the bandstand to register their acts. DIVISION 1: SINGLES (Instrumentalist or Vocalist with Accompanist) DIVISION 2: GROUPS (Instrumentalists or Vocalists or a Combination of both 2 or more individuals) Oldest person in group will determine class DIVISION 3: Fiddle Contest (each contestant must play three songs a waltz, a hoe down and a song of choice) ** A participant may perform only one time per division. ** Participant may use a back up tape (instrumental only) ** The following categories are available in each division: CLASS A: 6 THROUGH 12 YEARS OF AGE CLASS B: 13 THROUGH 20 YEARS OF AGE CLASS C: 21 YEARS AND OLDER Prize money awarded in each class: 1st - $20.00 2nd - $15.00 3rd - $10.00 Sheldon Old Settlers’ Picnic Association or the City of Sheldon is not responsible for accidents SHELDON OLD SETTLERS’ PICNIC ANTIQUE & CLASSIC TRACTOR PULL Committee: John Shorten and David Shaw Weigh-in from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Pull Time 7:30 PM - $5.00 Sled fee per Pull Donations Accepted *** No Admission Charge NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS Division I Division II W/O Cut Tires Cut Tires Allowed 0-2500 LPH 0-2500 LPH 2501-3500 2501-3500 3501-4500 3501-4500 4501-5500 4501-5500 5501-6500 5501-6500 6501-7500 6501-7500 7500 – UP 7500 - UP Food and drink will be available at the Tractor Pull Bring your lawn chairs and plan to stay until it’s over! Distance Pull 1st Gear Only ** 3.5 Miles/hour Maximum height on draw bar 20 inches Any tractor or puller found unsafe will be disqualified or barred from hooking. JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL Call: John Shorten 417-944-2135 or David Shaw 417-922-3261 Or Shane Dahmer Blade Tractor & Pull – Back Tractor Courtesy of John Shorten & Shane Dahmer ANNOUNCER: Tim Phipps, Tim Phipps Auction Co. SLED PROVIDED BY: Dean & Dennis Fust RULES AND REGULATIONS OF ALL EXHIBITS IN THE COMMUNITY BUILDING 1. Exhibit committee member may not judge a booth that he or she is a committee member of or works in 2. Exhibit committee member may not judge a booth he or she has exhibits in 3. Judges decision is final; prizes will be awarded 4. Exhibits in the Community Building must be claimed between 1 and 3 PM on Saturday. Committee members must be present 5. Neither Exhibit committee members nor the Picnic Association will be responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen articles. 2005 DRAWING & PRIZES Committee: Linda Elderton Prizes will be awarded to: 1. Person Traveling Farthest to the Picnic (must actually have come to specifically attend the Picnic) 2. Newest Newlyweds 3. Married the Longest 4. Oldest Person at the Picnic 5. Youngest Baby at the Picnic Register in the Community Building. Prizes will be awarded after the Royalty Contest Saturday night. WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT TO CLAIM THE PRIZES Prizes are donated in memory of Boyd and Lela Hornecker by their family. ************************************************************************ AGRICULTURE & PREMIUMS Chairpersons: Larry and Mary Fowler All entries must be entered between 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM on Thursday. Corn and Grain Sorghum entries must be shown ten (10) ears or heads to each entry. Soybeans must be shown six (6) stalks to each entry. The person or persons producing crop must exhibit entries. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons, as well as cash awards of $3.00; $2.00; and $1.00 will be given. A Judges Choice Ribbon will be awarded if felt deserved, along with the special premiums. SEED WHEAT, OATS, AND SOYBEANS. (Displays to be five (5) pounds each). 1st; 2nd; and 3rd place ribbons, as well as cash awards of $3.00, $2.00 and $1.00 will be given. The following must be shown three (3) to the plate, except where noted. APPLES, CUCUBMERS, SWEET POTATOES, IRISH POTATOES, PEARS, PEACHES, ONIONS, TOMATOES- Three classes (larger slicing varieties; paste/ketchup varieties and small salad varieties), SWEET PEPPERS (bell, banana etc..), HOT PEPPERS (jalapenos, chilies, etc.), OKRA, ORNAMENTAL PUMPKINS, WHITE AND YELLOW POPCORN, INDIAN CORN, SUMMER SQUASH, ZUCCHINI SQUASH (Champion plate going to the J.K. Arthur Family.) The following will be one (1) per display, WINTER SQUASH, PUMPKINS, SUNFLOWER, AND GOURDS 1st; 2nd and 3rd place ribbons as well as cash awards of $3.00, $2.00 and $1.00 will be given. WATERMELONS and CANTALOUPES Premiums for WATERMELON and CANTALOUPE will be furnished by the Picnic Assoc. and will become the property of the Picnic Assoc. They may be purchased at auction at 7:15 Saturday evening at the bandstand. LARGEST WATERMELON in show $10.00 Round green, Round striped, Long type-gray, green or striped. YELLOW fleshed (variety name desirable) 1st - $5.00; 2nd - $4.00; and 3rd - $3.00 for melons listed above CANTALOUPE one (1) displayed – 1st - $3.00; 2nd - $2.00 and 3rd - $1.00 SPECIAL PREMIUMS BEST ZUCCHINI IN SHOW—The Family of J.K. Arthur will donate a cash premium for the best plate of Zucchini in show. GRAND CHAMPION DISPLAY IN SHOW –(Judges Choice) $15.00 donated by Roy Cunningham, Sheldon Seed Company, Sheldon GREEN THUMB AWARD $15.00 gift certificate donated by Bob’s Plants and Flowers; Nevada (Awarded to the exhibitor with the most 1st Place entries) In the event of only one entry, 2nd place prize will be awarded! All uncategorized entries will be judged as a group PICNIC ASSOC. premiums should be picked up by 3:00 PM Saturday of the Picnic Special premiums will be given in addition to regular premiums, Gift certificates must be picked up from the various businesses, dealers, or individuals by June 1, 2005. Cash awards will be presented at the picnic. ARTS, CRAFTS, SEWING, & PAINTING Prize money will be awarded in each of the following categories: Dolls: Porcelain, Cloth, Wood, Crocheted, Misc. Angels: Porcelain, Cloth, Wood, Crocheted, Misc. Animals: Cows, Rabbits, Ducks, Etc. Crafts: Wall Decorations, Holiday Decorations, Misc. Paintings: Oils, Watercolor, Etc., Sketches Sewing: Appliqués: Collections & Hobbies: Stamping Projects: Two age divisions – Children 16 and under; Adults 17 and older 1st - $4.00 2nd - $3.00 3rd - $2.00 CANNED GOODS Committee: Eileen Leininger All entries must be the work of the one entering and must have been canned in the last year. Both quart and pint jars will be accepted. EXAMPLE of Judging: A quart of apples and a quart of peaches are separate categories. A quart of apples and a pint of apples are the same category. Prize money to be awarded in each of the following. VEGETABLES: Beans, Carrots,Corn, Peas, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Etc. FRUITS: Apples, Peaches, Cherries, Pears, Plums, Etc. PICKLES: Sweet, Dill, Lime, Other PRESERVES: Jam or Jelly SALSA OR SPECIALITY ITEMS: BEST DISPLAY OF FRUITS: 3 Jars – pints or quarts BEST DISPLAY OF VEGETABLES: 3 Jars – pints or quarts 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 DESERT CONTEST Pre-register on Thursday in the Community Building. Entries must be in place by 11:00 AM on Friday. All entries will be donated to the Sheldon Lions’ Food Stand to be sold by the piece or as a whole. Lions Club will determine the selling price. Neither the Picnic Assoc. nor the Lions Club is responsible for the container Prize money will be awarded in each category and in each division. Categories include: PIE: Soft pie, Fruit pie, Cobbler CAKE: Sheet cake, Layer cake COOKIES & BROWNIES: Twelve to a plate please DIVISIONS: Youth: Boys & girls together 18 years and younger Adult: Men and Women together 19 and older 1st - $9.00 2nd - $8.00 3rd - $7.00 FLOWERS Committee: Erin Leininger Entries must be in place between 3:00 and 7:00 PM on Thursday. Wild flowers will be accepted only in the wild flower category. Each group of flowers will be judged separately. Prize money will be awarded in all categories. If only one entry in a class, a red ribbon will be awarded. A Judges Choice Ribbon will be awarded if deserved. No dried or artificial flowers will be accepted. CATEGORIES: If an entry doesn’t fall in a category – one general category will be made. WILD FLOWERS: Best Arrangement; 1st - $4.00 2nd - $3.00 3rd - $2.00 BEST ARRANGEMENT – Cut Flowers 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 CUT FLOWERS: Any kind accepted excepted wild flowers. Three blooms of the same kind to each container. Will be judged in own category 1st - $3.00 2nd - $2.00 3rd - $1.00 LARGE POTTED PLANT: Any kind accepted. 1st - $ 4.00 2nd - $3.00 3rd - $2.00 SMALL POTTED PLANT: Any kind accepted. 1st - $3.00 2nd - $3.00 3rd - $1.00 GRAND CHAMPION OF SHOW: $5.00 only one prize will be given 4-H CLUB EXHIBITS Committee: Carolyn Compton and Wanda Osmon All entries must be in place between 3:00 and 7:00 PM on Thursday. All entries must be the work of the person entering. All work will be judged in its own category. A Judges Choice Ribbon will be awarded if felt deserved. NEITHER THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS NOR THE PICNIC ASSOICATION WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, STOLEN, OR DAMAGED ARTICLES. 1st - $4.00 2nd - $3.00 3rd - $2.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Committee: Mindy Starbuck & Jeannie Danner Exhibits must be entered between 3:00 and 7:00 PM on Thursday. All entries must be the work of the person entering. Pictures must be mounted for display. There is no limit on the number of pictures. Photographs of any size, either black & white or color may be entered. Prize money will be awarded in each category. A Judges Choice Award may be given if deserved. PEOPLE: Humor, Serious ANIMAL: Humor, Serious LANDSCAPE: SCENES OF PRESENT; BEST SEQUENCE OF 3 OR MORE PICTURES 1st - $5.00 2nd - $3.00 3rd - $2.00 Judges Choice if Awarded - $15.00 SPECIAL POSTAL CANCELLATION Mail your letters with the Sheldon Old Settlers Picnic Special Cancellation stamp. A representative of the United States Postal Service will be in the Community Building on Friday from 5 to 7, and Saturday from 9 until 3:00. Below is a copy of the Special Cancellation Stamp. They will also have other items to purchase. (copy of cancellation stamp placed here) TEXTILES Exhibits must be entered between 3:00 and 7:00 PM on Thursday. Not responsible for lost or damaged items. All entries must be the work of the one entering them. Textiles that have won previously may NOT be entered. The finished product must have been completed in 2000-2001 years. Prize money will be awarded in each category. A Judges Choice Ribbon will be awarded if deserved. CATEGORIES: AFGHANS KNITTED; Standard and Baby Sizes AFGHANS CROCHETED: Standard and Baby Sizes RUGS: Hooked, woven. Braided, etc. CROCHET: Doilies and Centerpieces CROCHETED TABLECLOTH: Any Size OTHER KNITTED OR CROCHETED ARTICLES: (Baby Sets, Vests, etc.) PILLOWCASES, TEA TOWEL SETS, LUCHEON SETS, SCARVES, PILLOWS AND WALL HANGINGS IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: CROSS STITCH, COUNTED CROSS STITCH, EMBROIDERY, AND TEXTILE PAINTING. QUILTS: Standard and Baby Sizes: Hand Pieced and Hand Quilted Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted Machine Pieced and Machine Quilted 1st - $4.00 2nd - $3.00 3rd - $2.00 ENTERTAINMENT Rick Cook & Seminole Rick Cook & Seminole are based out of Altamont, Kansas and consist of five stage members. The group has combined total 100 years of musical experience. The band features the classic country sound of a steel guitar and fiddle and also includes bass, drums, and guitars. Top 40 country makes up most of the band's song repertoire with emphasis on such artists as George Strait, Garth Brooks, and Alan Jackson. The band also has a flare for playing Texas Swing from such artist as Bob Wills and Ray Price. Rick Cook and Seminole have also been the opening act for many top name country music acts including Rascal Flatts, Rhett Akins, Perfect Stranger and The Smokin Armadillo’s. Classic Rock and Roll and other mixes of music are also included to please the taste of all music lovers. Band members are: Rick Cook – lead vocals, rhythm/lead guitar; Dennis Turner – Drums; Mike Cook – Bass Guitar; Lee Ogle – Steel Guitar, and Mark Schultz – Fiddle and vocals The band’s goal is to have a great time at what they’re doing, present the best music they can to the people they play for in a professional manner and go as far as their talents will let them. Old Time Religion Family of Bob Woods The members are Bob’s wife, JeanE, their sons, Timothy, Jeffrey, and Jacob. Also included are JeanE’s niece, Angie Foltz and her husband, Kenneth. JeanE and her sons are from Fair Grove and Angie and Kenneth are from Pleasant Hope. Bob graduated from Sheldon in 1983. The Leavell Brothers The Leavell’s Band has been playing country, country rock and has been recognized as Ambassadors for the Listening and Dancing Community for over 25 years. Dave Leavell is a lead and second guitar player and Wayne Leavell is lead singer with talent of M-C-MAN and harmonica. The Band consists of 5 members: Ed Leavell – Bassman, Doug Earnest - Steel Guitar, Gary Johnston – fiddle, and Ron Johnson on the drums. We are sure you’ll enjoy the entertainment they provide, along with Guest Appearances. Come on out. THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING THE OFFICERS, COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK! The City of Sheldon The Sheldon Lions Club The Royalty Candidates & all Their Efforts The American Legion The businesses and individuals who purchased ads Thank you to everyone that did anything to help make the 101th Sheldon Old Settlers’ Picnic a success If you would like to be a Committee Member for the 101st Sheldon Old Settlers Picnic be sure to tell an Officer. We have made it to the 101th Picnic and have preserved some wonderful memories for all of us. Don’t let the tradition die, keep it going for our future generations. It will take everyone It takes a Community!! Be sure to volunteer. SHELDON BOOSTERS Jim & Linda Elderton Paul & Mary Ann Clark Floyd & Phyllis Caldwell Beverly Morgan Deanna Houk Forrest & Kathryn Dilly Stanley & Mary Alice Wilson Amy Caldwell Ed & Jennie Rhodes Shane, LeAnna, & Kyle Dahmer Buster & Becky Morgan Dwight & Mary Ness Joe, Vicki, & Cassie Jadlot Darlene Sheridan & Family Brian, LeeAnn & Wyatt Cox Kenny & Lois LeVaugh Wayne & Leota Rumans Shirley Sprenkle Paul & Phyllis Sprenkle Howard & Edna Mae Rice Leland & Sylvia Cady Maxine Darling Marge Hoffman Bill & Carol Ready Rod & Robyn Abbott Ralph & Lillian Johnson Gene, Eileen, Erin, & Ashley Leininger Lawrence DeFreese LaVerne & Helen Leininger George & Earlene Ewing Kerry, Robyn, & Charity Fowler Larry & Mary Fowler Jay, Crystal, & Cade Shepherd Chuck & Barbara Dahmer Gene & Wilma Lathrop Lathrop Excavating Floyd & Mildred Fowler Beverly B. Fowler Gary, Carolyn, & Christy Fowler Tom & Janice Lundberg Ed & Dorothy Morris Elizabeth Brown Leslie Dahmer Glenn & Sunya Dockery David & Cheryl Bogart Betty Smith H.C. & Betty Lathrop NEVADA BOOSTERS Long & Snead Septic Tank Cleaning Wanda Arthur Jim & Twila Earll Renee Hampton & Family Nevada News SHELDON OLD SETTLERS PICNIC Submitted by Darlene Sheridan Early in the year 1904, John Phipps, pioneer resident of the Sheldon Community, saw a need to generate more interest in the community. He suggested a picnic for the area and offered to donate a beef for a bar-b-que. His idea was greatly accepted. G.T. Davis and T.D. McCutsheon joined Mr. Phipps and each donated a beef. They discussed a time and decided the last weekend in August. Their plans were announced for the Sheldon Community Picnic. A very large crowd gathered with the ladies of the community brining baskets of food to go with the bar-b-que. The event was such a success; a group was selected to plan for the second picnic. The event grew popular and became known as the Sheldon Old Settlers’ Picnic. The picnic extended to a two-day event, then in later years, three days. The idea was suggested for farmer to display agricultural products involving mules, cattle, and chickens. The picnic drew large crowds of observers to the picnic in the park. Later the community building was built and carnivals were secured to afford entertainment for the young people. Through the years other attractions, such as mule shows, horse and pony pulling contests, horseshoe pitching, machine displays, were added. Shortly before the 50th annual picnic, the committee added the feature to have a Picnic Queen and attendants, band concerts, contests for children, and a parade on the last day of the picnic. When carnivals became a part of the picnic, they always had food stands, but later they wished to have others maintain the food so the churches took turns in serving. Later the Sheldon American Legion and Auxiliary took over management of the picnic and also the food stand. During the depression it was necessary to limit the picnic to one day due to limited help. In the late forties the area had so much rain, the carnival was required to set up on Main Street because the grounds in the park was too wet. A nominating committee selected the Legion and Auxiliary served as officers for several years, then again people who were willing to accept the responsibility and the last evening of the picnic, the new officers President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer were selected. In the past few years many other activities were added including dances, tractor pulling contests, ugly truck contests, and most recently antique car show and many more displays were added in the community building arts and crafts, 4-H display, quilt and sewing display, and flower contests. Also Grand Marshall selected to reign each year. In the past years the liability insurance became so high that carnivals were required to secure that it became difficult to always find a carnival. A special thank you to officers and committees for their work to the centennial picnic so special.
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