Receiving scholarships from the Texas County Cattlemen's Association were, from left: Adam Coats, Nick Cavaness, Brittany Stallcup, Ashley Peck and Chaney Beltz. The presentation came Friday during the organization’s Christmas dinner.

Five area students received scholarships Friday during a Christmas dinner hosted by the Texas County Cattlemen’s Association.

Bill Evans and the Barn Hands provided entertainment for the evening, which was at Golden Hills Trail Rides and Resort at Raymondville.

Receiving the $800 college scholarships were:

—Brittany Stallcup, Houston High School, is the daughter of Mark and Bonnie Stallcup. She is the granddaughter of Jerry and Trudy Stallcup and Glen Kelly and the late LaVeta Kelly. She has been active in agriculture and FFA in high school. She plans to attend College of the Ozarks.

—Nick Cavaness, a Cabool High School student, is the son of Marty and Jeanne Bock and Roger and Marsha Cavaness. He’s been involved with FFA and agriculture in high school. He plans to attend College of the Ozarks and study wildlife.

—Ashley Peak is a Plato High School student and the daughter of Tony and Sue Peck. She is the granddaughter of George Peck. She’s involved in FFA. She plans to attend Crowder College and study nursing.

—Chaney Beltz attends Vienna High School. He is the son of Kenny Beltz and Vicki Bade. He’s the grandson of Kenneth and Viola Beltz and James and Vicky Woods. He has been on the high school rodeo circuit and plans to attend college in Oklahoma.

—Adam Coats, the son of Tom and Karen Coats and grandson of Jim and Geneva Coats, attends the University of Missouri, where he is majoring in mechanical engineering.

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