Retired Marine Receives Blue Ribbons and the Best of Division Honor in Needlepoint

Retired U.S. Marine Edward Castle age 95 of Carrollton, wins four blue ribbons for his entries in needlepoint and cross-stitch, and one purple ribbon for Best of Division at the 2013 Missouri State Fair.

Photo courtesy Tammy Goodwin, a Missouri State Fair photographer.

SEDALIA, Mo.– As the curtain closed on the 2013 Missouri State Fair and exhibitors picked up their entries, one particular exhibitor sparked a special interest among the State Fair staff.  Edward Castle, age 95 of Carrollton, drove himself to the fairgrounds one last time this year, on Aug. 18, to claim his award-winning needlepoint projects, which had been on display throughout the State Fair in the Home Economics Building.

My First Time at “Summer’s Last Blast”

By Kelly Hoffmann

For many families, the Washington Town & Country fair is a yearly tradition, but not for mine. This was the first year that I have ever attended this fair, and my experience was amazing!

Maybe it was just the reason that I was at the fair, to cover it for Quick News Now, that my experience was as great as it was. Because of my press pass, I was able to go almost anywhere on the fairgrounds, including getting to be so close to the stage at the Justin Moore concert I had to wear ear plugs. Well, for the first three songs at least!

Jam Out To The Summer's Last Blast With Lynyrd Skynryd Part 2

Washington, Mo. - For those who couldn't make it and all the volunteers working this is for you, because your the reason Lynyrd Skynyrd lit up the Pepsi Main Stage Saturday night, giving nearly 15,000 fans an experience of a life time.

Enjoy the last part of the QuickNewsNow Summer Concert Series.  Crank up your speakers and sing along.

Kayla Morrow's Steer Receives Grand Champion

Picutred is Kayla Morrow with her Grand Champion Steer
Photos Courtesy of Sure Champ.

SEDALIA, Mo. – Kayla Morrow, daughter of Kevin and Twila Morrow, is the exhibitor of the 2013 Grand Champion Steer at the Missouri State Fair.  Kayla is a member of the Nevada FFA Chapter in Nevada. Her prize-winning Crossbred Steer weighed 1,310 pounds.

The Reserve Grand Champion Steer honor went to Mackenzie Mawson, daughter of Rodney and Kay Mawson. Her Crossbred steer weighed 1,315 pounds. Mackenzie is a member of the Archie Achievers 4-H Club in Archie.

New Haven 4-H Rocks Washington T&C Fair Livestock

By Kaylin Bade. 
Photo courtesy Sherry Byram.

Washington, Mo. - New Haven 4-H members represented the area with pride at the Washington Town and Country Fair last week, receiving several awards.

Brittany Byram received the Senior Sheep Showmanship Award at the Washington Town and Country Fair on Wed., August 7.

The Showmanship Award recognizes 4-H and FFA members who have excelled at showing their animal at the fair as well as their knowledge of animal husbandry and livestock production. 

Byram was also one of 17 students who made up the 2013 Junior Fair Board.