The Winneshiek County Cattleman's Association is looking for beef queen candidates (Junior or Seniors in high school) and cowgirl candidates (aged 9-11 as of March 1, 2014). Applications are available at the Winneshiek County Extension office and are due Feb. 10. Scholarship applications also are available at the extension office.

The Winneshiek County Beef Banquet is Saturday, March 1, at the Oaks Steakhouse.

A beef tips supper will be served with silent and live auctions, followed by the awards ceremony. Comedians Bob Jay and Brian Prunty will entertain after the banquet. Tickets are $15 per person.