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  • 0722_news_4h_154.jpg Sheep champions acknowledge hard work

    The announcer could barely be heard over the bleating of sheep, but you didn’t need to hear the winner’s name. Stephanie Morris’ smile and hearty handshake with the judge was a dead giveaway that she was the grand champion.

    July 21, 2010 2 Photos

  • 0722_news_4h_094.jpg Queen reigns supreme in showmanship

    From high heels and a tiara to work boots and a plaid shirt, the 2010 Madison County 4-H queen proved she was the best in showmanship.

    July 21, 2010 4 Photos

  • Teens beef up the fair

    Six in the morning? They’re feeding the cows. After school? They’re brushing the cows. Long day at practice? Doesn’t matter, they’re taking care of the cows.

    July 21, 2010

  • Editorial: County fair offers connection to community’s rural roots

    What pops up into your mind when you think of the county fair? Elephant ears, corn dogs, roasting ears and fried vegetables? Or maybe Ferris wheels and carousels? Some folks think of farm animals, from cattle to hogs to rabbits to chickens and alpacas.

    July 21, 2010

  • 0721_news_4h_fair_1.jpg Video: Kids get birds to crow their hearts out

    How to make a rooster crow.
    Hide their heads from the light. Crow with them. Clap your hands. Wave a good-looking hen before their eyes. Beg them.

    July 20, 2010 2 Photos 1 Video

  • Madison County 4-H Fair Schedule July 19-24

    Judging and entertainment are scheduled this week at the Madison County 4-H Fair.

    July 20, 2010

  • 0720 news Monday at 4-H Fair11a.jpg Siblings show grand champion gilt, barrow

    Samantha Thurston, 16, of Alexandria had the grand champion  barrow, a  Duroc, in Monday night's swine show at the Madison County 4-H Fair.

    July 19, 2010 3 Photos

  • 0720 news Monday at 4-H Fair70a.jpg Fair food a popular part of 4-H celebration

    The swine show, the parade, the fair queen and the carnival rides are all trademarks of the annual 4-H fair in Alexandria, but a crucial aspect of the fair goes without ribbons or awards.

    July 19, 2010 2 Photos

  • 0719_news_parade001.JPG Photo gallery: 4-H Fair Parade

    Photos from the 2010 4-H Fair Parade.  The parade, in addition to the crowning of the 4-H Queen marks the start of the 2010 4-H Fair which is held in Alexandria at the Fair Grounds.

    July 18, 2010 1 Photo

  • 0719_4H_Queen003.JPG Brown to reign over 4-H Fair

    Autumn Brown remembers looking up to Madison County 4-H queens as a youngster and said she always hoped she’d be the one that the young girls looked up.

    July 18, 2010 3 Photos

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