Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Jenna Lawson, a sophomore at Newton High School, grooms her Black Angus commercial steer, Hershey, to get him ready for the annual FFA and 4-H livestock show this weekend. In addition to participating in special events for FFA Week, students from the three Newton County high schools are grooming and caring for their hogs and cows that they will present at the show to compete for a belt buckle, trophies and other prizes. It is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and run until about 3 p.m. at Newton High School. The free event is open to the public - concession stands are open and guests can participate in a cake auction and a raffle to help support the FFA programs. Former FFA members and their families also can compete in the Old Timer Show by showing their livestock to vie for a trophy; it costs $5 to enter.