February 23, 1994
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Wednesday, February 23,1994 “Houston Times-Journal
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In tha Houaton County Hog Markat laat waakand.
Heard's Dedication To Pigs
Pays Off At Yearly Market
By PAULINE LEWIS
With the help of his good neigh
bor, Mr. O.C. Powell, DeWayne
Heard has raised three fine hogs.
He has named them O.C. for Mr.
Powell, Sid, for Sid Bledsoe, and
Little Bit, because she was the
smallest of the three.
O.C. tips the scales at 255, Sid at
245 and Little Bit at 227. Heard fed
them Purina feeds - 16 percent and
20 percent protein. He borrowed the
money from his grandfather, Robert
Heard, to buy the pigs on
November 15. “When I sell the
pigs, I will pay him back,”
Son of Sonny and Brenda Heard,
DeWayne is an almost-13 year-old
seventh grader at Perry Middle
School and is an enthusiastic 4-H
Club member. The Heards live on
Rutherford Street just off Elko
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DeWayne would like to attend the
University of Tennessee in
Knoxville and become a veterinar
ian when he grows up.
This is his second year in a pig
raising project. Mr. O.C. Powell
let him use a 50x50-foot lot en
closed with page wire and two
strands of barbwire at the top and
with strong wooden double gates.
It has a 12x20-foot concrete block
building with a lean-to. DeWayne
keeps feed stored in iL
Three generations of the Heards
ran a 500-foot water line and stand
pipe to get water to the lot.
DeWayne will be taking his three
not-so-little pigs to the Agricenter
on Saturday to the Young Farmers’
The Young Farmers help youth
by putting on a show, raising
Will Be Accepted
money by having dove shoots and
getting merchants to buy the pigs
at above the going rate at an auc
tion. This is the businessmen’s
way of helping youth break even
with raising the pigs.
DeWayne said “It’s real fun. A
lot of people should get into it.
Try it one time and you’ll probably
He advises students to get into 4-
H. “It teaches you responsibility,
helps you in math skills and
sciences, and helps you to like an
“I get up at five o’clock in the
morning and come down to check
the pigs and work them 30 minutes
to one hour with a show stick to
get them ready for the show.”
That’s real dedication!
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