Posted on August 30, 2011 at 2:21 PM by Global Reach
Clarence Ballanger has been actively involved in the Appanoose County community his entire life. His main interest has always been in Appanoose County and the young people in the community.
Clarence and his son are directly involved in many of the surrounding 4-H fairs, by helping weigh, load, and sell the livestock. He is always willing to help kids with whatever needs to be done. At the end of the fair he sells the livestock and hauls all of the fat cattle to the slaughter house at his own cost. He believes these kids are the future of the farming operations in the surrounding counties and he tries to help them get started in their own farming operation.
He started his auctioneering career at the young age of 4 and is still currently involved in livestock auctions throughout our community and at the many surrounding county fairs.
He has worked at many sale barns in his life including Tubaugh Livestock Corporation, Albia sale barn, Colfax sale barn, Wapello sale barn, and is currently in ownership of Appanoose County Livestock, Inc. along with Josh Spencer and Dana Mathes.
He is a man we all know and love, a devoted husband for 47 years, a wonderful father to Tony, Tonya, and Teri, a proud grandfather to 6 fabulous grandchildren, and a friend to everyone he meets. Appanoose County is pleased to have Clarence Ballanger in the Hall of Fame.