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to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 812-523-7066. CORDES CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Morris received an email announcing her daughter as a winner among 21 tweens. almost be- lieve it at first in fear of it being a scam, but we looked into it further and we were Morris said. The Frigo Cheese brand was awarded $50,000 in prize money that would be shared among 21 tween winners.

A $10,000 grand prize went to one tween, and 20 runners-up were given $2,000 each. At just 12, Cordes was one of the 20 tweens to receive $2,000 for her pas- sion for skateboarding. The achievement is just one of many she has been able to put under her belt. been first place in a lot of skating competi- tions, especially at the Oktoberfest skate compe- Cordes said. She placed first in the whole jam and the flat ground competition at the festival this past year, competing against many other male skaters.

think really cool that a girl and picked up skating so fast and is competing against these 17- and 18-year-old Morris said. Cordes has been skating seriously for three years and spends every second she can at the Sch- urman-Grubb Memorial Skatepark at Shields Park on north side when not in school or traveling to skate competitions. Making a name for herself in the skating community, Cordes be- came a sponsor for Life Skateboards, a skate shop that makes handcrafted skateboards in Muncie. Cordes is the first girl sponsor on the Life Skate- boards team, and they have shown her support as she goes for the win using one of their boards. have been so good to her and sup- porting her along the Morris said.

When asked what she planned to do with the money she won, Cordes did not hesitate to say she already spent it on something she always dreamed of doing. Cordes said she is stoked to attend the Wood- ward Skate Camp this summer in Pennsylvania. a top training ground for aspiring skaters and athletes of different ability levels. even think about what I was going to do with the money. It was all Cordes said.

The skate camp is designed by American professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler to help young kids progress in their skills and ride in some of the best parks in the world. Cordes said she loves the feeling she gets after mastering a new trick and how skating has helped her boost her confidence. sit still for very long, and not just a hobby for me. I want it to be my Cordes said. She said she be where she is today without a few mentors who have inspired her to keep improving.

know what I would do without Isaiah Gambrel and Jake Stamper. They are inspiring to Cordes said. Gambrel and Stamper spend their time guiding Cordes as a young skater and encourage her skills through filming her skate sessions. Cordes said she spends a lot of time with Stamper, and he pushes her to try new tricks she would be scared to do on her own. he gets off work, he will come and skate with me, and he films and edits my videos.

They both really believe in she said. As Cordes skates closer to her dreams of be- coming a professional, she wants to inspire other kids her age to pursue what they are passionate about and to stick with it. you want something, you have to stay consis- tent with it. You just expect it to come to she said. Once Woodward is checked off of her bucket list, Cordes hope to skate at the many skateparks in California and Venice Beach.

be prouder of her. She never quits, and got the heart of a Morris said. wait to see what she can do in the A little piggy pampering with Spike and Chester They are the best pets ever owned. If you had told me eight years ago when I started this whole crazy farming lifestyle with four chickens that I would talk nonstop about two squealers named Spike and Chester, I would have told you there was no way I was ever going to own pigs. My concerns seemed founded.

They seemed dirty, smelly, antisocial and otherwise nothing more than bacon walking around on four stubby legs, all the while making the sound of a great- uncle who has had too much food at the dinner table. My experience with pigs was riding in the car with my folks past a hog farm located at the north end of the county and boy did it ever reek. My friends who had farming families would say, how- ever, that this smell was the smell of money. They were right, of course, from the amount of baby back ribs, pork belly, roasts and any other cut of pork you could find in the local supermarket. At the county fair, my parents would always warn that if we patted the portly piggies.

The hogs were pretty much a hands-off animal and one that we spend any time around. It until the recent arrival of these two potbelly pigs on the farm that I now see so much more about these creatures. On a recent trip down to the barn to feed the animals, I decided I should spend some quality time with the por- cines. Lately, I feel like been running from place to place for chores and was not giving the piggies partiality to grooming and general bonding time. I took a brush for each hand and set myself down in their straw.

As a side note, the piggies only use one corner of their pen for bathroom duty, so I was not afraid of sitting down in something else. Instantly, Chester and Spike moved toward me, nudging my jacket pockets for treats and making the most hilar- ious sounds as I brushed their coarse hair. This was obviously something they were enjoying, and I was having quite the time watching them. After a bit of piggy pampering, Spike went off to explore the bot- toms of my rubber boots, and Chester decided he was going to place his head on my lap and take a snooze. Such a far cry from the pigs I had cre- ated in my mind years ago.

I often think of people the same way, too. Perhaps not the that we enjoy being around, but if we give them a little pampering and a chance, we might just find out they are the best people we know. Until next Stephanie Strothmann owns Purple Shamrock Farm LLC in rural Seymour. Send comments to SUBMITTED PHOTO Chester, a potbelly pig at Purple Shamrock Farm LLC in rural Sey- mour, enjoys a recent pampering session. SUBMITTED PHOTO JESSICA MORRIS Keeleigh Cordes goes up for a trick on a sunny day.

SUBMITTED PHOTO JESSICA MORRIS Keeleigh Cordes midair flipping her skateboard. SUBMITTED PHOTO JESSICA MORRIS Keeleigh Cordes poses with her many boards from her sponsor, Life Skateboards in Muncie. STEPHANIE STROTHMANN GUEST COLUMNIST.

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