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Elvis and Janice Joplin Rock The World!
Posted on 09/24/2007 in Coonhounds.

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Elvis and Janice Joplin Rock The World! The most beautiful music, played by a band of four of the best hounds in the country, could be heard echoing throughout the moonlit skies of Stueben County, Indiana Saturday night. The players included names like Bad News Bo, Rat's Molly, Bellars Gabby and Janice Joplin. After the last note was played, it was handler Marv Schmucker of Milford, Indiana (known as "elvis" on the UKC message boards) and Janice Joplin, a two year old Treeing Walker female owned by Russ Bellar of Peru, Indiana who was named the 2007 UKC World Champion!
The UKC congratulates Russ Bellar, Marv Shmucker and Janice Joplin - 2007 World Champions!


A good crowd was on hand at the headquarters on Saturday for the
interview with owners and handlers of the Final Cast before they
hit the timber to decide the next World Champion.

The Final Cast:

GRNITECH'PR'BELLAR'S GABBY
(GRNITECH'PR'BELLAR'S PSYCHO x CH NITECH'PR'WABASH RIVER HUSTLIN HOOKER)
5 YEAR OLD TW FEMALE
OWNER: RUSS BELLAR, HUNTINGTON IN
HANDLER: BRYAN WHITTED

'PR'RATS MOLLY
(GRCH GRNITECH'PR'RAT ATTACK x NITECH'PR'CROFT STUMPY LADY)
3 YEAR OLD TW FEMALE
OWNER: LEE LANDS / MIKE PALMER, LOUISVILLE TN
HANDLER: LEE LANDS

GRNITECH GRCH'PR'ROCKY RUN BAD NEWS BO
(GRNITECH'PR'ROCKY RUN BLUE TERRY x 'PR'JONES' TREE SLAMMING SANDY)
4 YEAR OLD ENGLISH MALE
OWNER: JOE MATKIN / TERRY GOFORTH, AURORA IL
HANDLER: TERRY GOFORTH

NITECH'PR'BELLARS JANICE JOPLIN
(NITECH'PR'DEVENTERS HOG CREEK MIKE x NITECH'PR'DEVENTER'S KATEY)
TW FEMALE
OWNER: RUSS BELLAR, HUNTINGTON, IN
HANDLER: MARV SCHMUCKER


The Final Cast - (kneeling left to right) Terry Goforth with Bo, Lee Lands with Molly, Marv Schmucker
with Janice and Bryan Whitted with Gabby. (Standing from left to right) Joe Matkin, (co-owner and
back-up handler on Bo) Mike Palmer, (co-owner and back-up handler on Molly) Dale Rakestraw -
scorekeeper, Mike Nelson (back-up handler on Janice) Steve Burkholder - Judge, Russell Bellar
(owner of Janice and Gabby) and Grandson Kash Bellar, Shane Groves - Judge and Shane
Leskowyak - guide.




The play by play of the Final Cast can be seen here: http://forums.ukcdogs.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=169331

The Final Cast Placements: http://www.ukcdogs.com/HPCoonhounds.htm