Great Gourd

Tim Bailey of Jamestown recently competed in a pair of pumpkin-growing competitions. Bailey placed third (1,235 pounds) in a contest near Scranton, Pa., and took fifth (1,295.5 pounds) in a weigh-off in Clarence. He also carved a 200-pound pumpkin. The 1,200-plus-pound pumpkins were sold to buyers in San Antonio, Texas and New Jersey.