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Generosity prevails

At least one thing, it appears, defies the worst recession.

The commitment that Baker County residents and businesses have for our community’s kids.

As proof of our admittedly bold claim we offer these statistics from the 4-H/FFA livestock auction that took place Saturday, during the Baker County Fair.

The average price paid per animal was $1,275.

That’s $253 more than last year’s average. And $276 more than the average for the past five years. And just $16 shy of the record amount, set in 2008.

And that record isn’t yet safe. The $1,275 average is a preliminary figure based on the immediate post-auction tally, said Cory Parsons, OSU Extension Service agent. He said it’s possible this year’s final average will eclipse the 2008 record.

The money helps youngsters buy animals for next year’s Fair, or start their own commercial herd, or pay for college.

“Phenomenal support” is how Parsons describes this year’s auction. Considering the economy, we think it’s even better than that.

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