First bale

It’s always a milestone at Frank Currie Gin when the first cotton comes in and the first bale is ginned. This year, Seth Matheny took the honors with his cotton that was ginned October 12. The company continued its tradition of presenting a $100 check to the farmer who brings in the first bale. Shown at the check presentation Friday, October 22, are, from left, Currie Gin Assistant Manager Jared Long, Seth Matheny, Currie Gin Manager Ron Bailey.