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Baby Show Winners Awarded at DeKalb County Fair

July 22, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
Baby Girl Winners (10-12 months)

Babies from one day to twelve months old were the center of attention during the annual Baby Show held Thursday evening at the DeKalb County Fair.

The winners are as follows:

Girls (1 day to 3 months)
Winner- Chloee Cantrell, the three month old daughter of Rocky and Andrea Cantrell.
Runner-up- Katelyn Elizabeth Brown, the two month old daughter of Robert and Sarah Brown.

Click here to view video clip of rodeo steer riding event at DeKalb County Fair Thursday

Boys (1 day to 3 months)
No entries

Girls (4-6 months)
Winner- AnnaLi Haynes, the five month old daughter of Cardelly Haynes
Runner-up- Liliana Faith Judkins, the five month old daughter of Will and Britni Judkins
Click here to view video clip of Tony Luna portraying Billy Ray Cyrus at Vintage Fashion Show Thursday

Boys (4-6 months)
Winner- Keaton Fish, the six month old son of Samantha Napier and Matthew Fish

Girls (7-9 months)
Winner- Jesse Nevaeh Sanders, the nine month old daughter of James and Misti Sanders
Runner-up- Jordyn Allison Agee, the nine month old daughter of Joey and Casey Agee

Boys (7-9 months)
Winner- Jaxsen Theryn Speaks, the nine month old son of Justin and Donna Speaks
Runner-up-Matthew Thomas Blankenship, the nine month old son of Jon and Samantha Blankenship.

Girls (10-12 months)
Winner- Lilly Grace Anderson, the ten month old daughter of Caitlin and the late PFC Billy Anderson.
Runner-up- Tatum Harper Reynolds, the ten month old daughter of David and Danielle Reynolds

Boys (10-12 months)
Winner- Preston Taylor, the eleven month old son of David and Susan Taylor
Runner-up- Justin Johnson, the twelve month old son of Brad and Nikki Johnson

(Pictured Above: Lilly Grace Anderson (left), the ten month old daughter of Caitlin and the late PFC Billy Anderson; and
Tatum Harper Reynolds (right), the ten month old daughter of David and Danielle Reynolds)
Click here to view video of Calf Roping Event at DeKalb Fair Rodeo Thursday

Two more nights remain of this year's DeKalb County Fair.

Enjoy nightly entertainment at the Memory Lane Stage in Memory Village

DeKalb County Fair Memory Lane Stage Line-Up:

Friday Night July 23
6:00 - 7:00 p.m- Terri Weaver
7:45 - 9:45 p.m- Jubal's Cry

Saturday Night July 24
6:30 - 7:30 p.m- The Springs Band
7:45 p.m - until- Lakeside Drive
Click here to view video clip of barrel racing at the DeKalb Fair Rodeo Thursday

The following events are scheduled:

Friday, July 23rd: Toddler Show at 6:00 p.m. followed by DeKalb Idol Final Competition at the Lions Club Pavilion; a Super Truck and Tractor Pull at 7:30 p.m. at the T.C. McMillen Arena; and a Demolition Derby at 7:00 p.m. at the Grandstand; $1000 cash giveaway at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 24th: Horseshow Tournament at the Tot Kelly barn at 3:00 p.m.; Gospel singing at the Lions Club Pavilion at 6:00 p.m.; Super Tractor and Truck Pull at 7:30 p.m. at the T.C. McMillen Arena: and a $1000 cash giveaway at 9:30 p.m.

One thousand dollars in cash will be given away each night through Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at the Lion's Club Pavilion and you must be present to win. If no one presents the winning ticket within three minutes, the money will be saved and given away on Saturday night in increments of $1,000. Your fair admission ticket is your ticket for the cash drawing.

ALL NEW RIDES on the Midway will be provided by the Family Attractions Amusement Company. Unlimited rides will be available each night for $16.00.

Admission to the fair is $3.00 per person. Children age four and younger will be admitted free! Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Friday and at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Parking is Free!

For more information, call 529-FAIR or visit on-line at www.dekalbcountyfair.us.

DeKalb Jobless Rate at 10.1% in June

July 22, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page

DeKalb County's unemployment rate inched higher in June to 10.1%, up slightly from 9.9% in May, but down from 11.3% in June, 2009.

The local labor force for June was 9,760. A total of 8,770 were employed and 990 were without work.

Eleven Upper Cumberland counties had higher unemployment rates than DeKalb County in June.

Pickett- 13.9%
White- 12.8%
Clay- 12.5%
Van Buren- 12.5%
Jackson- 11.9%
Warren- 11.9%
Fentress- 11.7%
Overton- 11.1%
Cumberland- 10.7%
Macon- 10.6%
Smith- 10.3%
DeKalb- 10.1%
Cannon- 9.6%
Putnam- 9.5%

Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 10.1 percent, down three-tenth of a percentage point from the May rate of 10.4 percent. The national unemployment rate for June 2010 was 9.5 percent.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for June 2010, released today, show that the rate decreased in 17 counties, increased in 72 counties and remained the same in six counties.

Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.8 percent, up from 6.6 percent in May. Scott County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 20.9 percent, up from 19.6 percent in May, followed by Marshall County at 16.7 percent, up from 16.6 percent in May.

Knox County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.8 percent, up from 7.7 percent in May. Davidson County was 9.1 percent, up from 8.9 percent in May. Hamilton County was 9.1 percent, up from 8.6 in May, and Shelby County was 10.6 percent, up from 10.0 in May.

Jailyn Bolding is the New Miss Sweetheart of the DeKalb County Fair

July 21, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
Miss Sweetheart and Runners-up
Miss Photogenic, Extreme Queen, and Miss Congeniality
Miss Sweetheart Jailyn Bolding

The 2010 DeKalb County Fair Miss Sweetheart is 12 year old Jailyn Bolding, the daughter of Lori Hendrix and Brad Bolding of Dowelltown. The pageant was held Wednesday night during the fair in Alexandria

Bolding succeeds the 2009 Miss Sweetheart Liz Abigail Qualls of Smithville, the twelve year old daughter of Brad and Kim Trapp and Jason and Stormy Qualls of Smithville.

The first runner-up in the pageant was Kyra Agee, the ten year old daughter of April and Donny Agee of Smithville.

Emily Hope Burklow was the second runner-up. She is the ten year old daughter of Andy and Shan Burklow of Dowelltown.
Click here to view a video clip of motorcycle racing at the fair Wednesday

Twelve year old Bethany Brooke Poss, daughter of John and Lori Poss of Smithville was the third runner-up.

The title of Miss Congeniality went to Hannah Ashtyn Lasser, the twelve year old daughter of Kristy Lasser and Brian Lasser of Smithville

Kaitlyn Roller, the eleven year old daughter of John and Michelle Roller of Smithville, was named Miss Photogenic

The "Extreme Queen" crown went to Wendy Fachelli, the eleven year old daughter of Mary Gamboa of Smithville.

Rounding out the top eleven in the pageant were Reagan Kori Taylor, the eleven year old daughter of Jason and Marie Taylor of Alexandria; Tyra Graham, the eleven year old daughter of Kyle and Doris Graham of Smithville; Maleah Celeste Scott, the ten year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Scott of Liberty; Destiny Danielle Franklin, the eleven year old daughter of Charlie and Jennifer Ware of Smithville; Carlee Colvert White, the twelve year old daughter of Stephen and Lou Ann White of Smithville; Rachel Olivia Fuson, the eleven year old daughter of Joe and Missy Fuson of Smithville; and Caitlin Leigh Tyree, the ten year old daughter of Josh and Carrie Tyree of Liberty.

Enjoy nightly entertainment at the Memory Lane Stage in Memory Village

DeKalb County Fair Memory Lane Stage Line-Up:

Thursday Night July 22
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.- Kenny Lee and Deidre Bentley
7:15 - 8:00 p.m.- The Under the Hill Gang

Thursday, July 22nd: Senior Citizen Day activities at 9:00 a.m. at the Lions Club Pavilion; 4-H Chick Chain Show at 5:00 p.m. at the Tot Kelly barn; Junior Goat Show at 6:00 p.m. at the Tot Kelly barn; a Baby Show at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Vintage Fashion Show at the Lions Club Pavilion; and a Rodeo at the T.C. McMillen Arena at 7:30 p.m.; $1000 cash giveaway at 9:30 p.m.

One thousand dollars in cash will be given away each night through Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at the Lion's Club Pavilion and you must be present to win. If no one presents the winning ticket within three minutes, the money will be saved and given away on Saturday night in increments of $1,000. Your fair admission ticket is your ticket for the cash drawing.

ALL NEW RIDES on the Midway by the Family Attractions Amusement Company. Unlimited rides will be available each night for $16.00.

Admission to the fair is $3.00 per person. Children age four and younger will be admitted free! Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Parking is Free!

For more information, call 529-FAIR or visit on-line at www.dekalbcountyfair.us.

(Top picture left to right: 3rd runner up Bethany Brooke Poss, Miss Sweetheart Jailyn Bolding, 2nd runner up Emily Hope Burklow, and 1st runner up Kyra Agee)

(Middle picture left to right: Miss Photogenic Kaitlyn Roller, Extreme Queen Wendy Fachelli, and Miss Congeniality Hannah Ashtyn Lasser)

(Bottom Picture: Miss Sweetheart Jailyn Bolding)

Little Miss Princess Title Goes to Sarah Anne Colwell

July 21, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
Little Miss Princess Sarah Anne Colwell
Little Miss  Princess and Runners-up
Extreme Queen, Miss Photogenic, and Miss Congeniality

Nine year old Sarah Anne Colwell of Smithville was crowned Little Miss Princess at the DeKalb County Fair Wednesday night.

Colwell is the daughter of Trent and Christie Colwell of Smithville

She succeeds the 2009 Little Miss Princess, Kayla Jayne Belk, daughter of Chris Anne Belk of Smithville and Wendell Belk of Christiana

First runner-up in the pageant was Mya Katherine Ruch, the eight year old daughter of Joe and Melissa Ruch of Smithville.
Click here to view video clip of square dancers at Memory Lane Stage Wednesday

Eight year old Julia Grace Curtis of Smithville was the second runner-up. She is the daughter of Bruce and Amy Curtis of Smithville.

Third runner-up was Jaya Tramel, the seven year old daughter of Sebrena and Travis Tramel of Alexandria

The title of Miss Congeniality went to Thea Marlene Anderson, the nine year old daughter of Chad and April Walker of Smithville.

Seven year old Emma Brooke Jennings was named Miss Photogenic. She is the daughter of Chad and Shelly Jennings of Smithville

The Extreme Queen crown went to Madison Elaine Colwell, the nine year old daughter of Gabriel and Heather Colwell of Smithville.

Others in the top ten were Brooklyn Storm Estes, the nine year old daughter of Chris and Shanna Bogle of Dowelltown; Lacey Jade McMillen, the seven year old daughter of Chris and Kristina McMillen of Alexandria; Madison Rae Rackley, the seven year old daughter of Jessica and Gordon Rackley of Smithville; Holly Caroline Evans, the eight year old daughter of Mike and Amy Evans of Alexandria; Nine year old Anna Rachel Blair, the daughter of Keith and Amanda Blair of Smithville; and Emma Brooke Jennings, the seven year old daughter of Chad and Shelly Jennings of Smithville.

(Top picture: Little Miss Princess Sarah Anne Colwell)

(Middle Picture left to right: 2nd runner-up Julia Grace Curtis, Little Miss Princess Sarah Anne Colwell, 3rd runner-up Jaya Tramel, and 1st runner-up Mya Katherine Ruch)

(Bottom Photo left to right: Extreme Queen Madison Elaine Colwell, Miss Photogenic Emma Brooke Jennings, and Miss Congeniality Thea Marlene Anderson)

Taylor Crowned DeKalb Fair Little Miss

July 20, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
DeKalb Fair Little Miss Kenlee Renae Taylor
Little Miss and Runners-up
Extreme Queen, Miss Photogenic, and Miss Congeniality

Kenlee Renae Taylor won the Little Miss Title of the DeKalb County Fair Tuesday evening.

Taylor, the five year old daughter of Ken and Cindy Taylor of Smithville succeeds the retiring Little Miss Hannah Dawn Hall, the five year old daughter of Joseph and April Hall of Smithville.

First runner-up in the Little Miss contest was Ansley Faith Cantrell, the four year old daughter of Tony and Amee Cantrell of Smithville.

Second runner-up was Addison Jean Puckett, the six year old daughter of Jimmy and Anita Puckett of Smithville.

Four year old Elaina Bryce Turner was third runner-up. She is the daughter of Shane and Regina Turner of Smithville

Meanwhile, six year old Megan Emilee Cantrell of Smithville was named Miss Congeniality. She is the daughter of Todd and Jenny Cantrell
Click here to view video clip of Go Cart Racing at the Fair Tuesday

Five year old McKenzie Faith Sanders, daughter of James and Misti Sanders of Smithville received the title of Miss Photogenic.

Five year old Carlee Stewart, daughter of D.J. and Megan Stewart of Smithville was named " Extreme Queen" sponsored by the Extreme Looks Design Team.

Rounding out the top twelve were Lindsey Faye Nokes, the five year old daughter of Toby Nokes and Amanda Stephens of Smithville; Mackenzie Leigh Sprague, the six year old daughter of Wanda and Leo Sprague of Smithville; Maeloree Arlene Kirby, the six year old daughter of Jesse and Shaunna Kirby of Smithville; Katherine Grace Colwell, the six year old daughter of Trent and Christie Colwell of Smithville; Alonna Lashae Eaton, the six year old daughter of Lonnie Eaton and Wendy Bias of Alexandria; Addison Roller, the five year old daughter of John and Chana Roller of Smithville; Nadia Celeste Creek, the four year old daughter of Barnie and LuAnne Creek of Dowelltown; and Kennedy Grace Agee, the six year old daughter of Josh and January Agee of Liberty.

The Kenneth Sandlin Center will be open through Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 4:00 p.m.. until 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy nightly entertainment at the Memory Lane Stage in Memory Village

DeKalb County Fair Memory Lane Stage Line-Up:

Wednesday Night July 21
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.- Mid-State Cloggers
7:15 - 8:15 p.m.-Unfinished

The following events are scheduled:

Wednesday, July 21st: Little Miss Princess Pageant for contestants ages 7-8 at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Miss Sweetheart Pageant for those ages 10-12 at the Lions Club Pavilion; Four Wheeler and Motorcycle Racing at 6:00 p.m. at the T.C. McMillen Arena; $1000 cash giveaway at 9:30 p.m.

One thousand dollars in cash will be given away each night through Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at the Lion's Club Pavilion and you must be present to win. If no one presents the winning ticket within three minutes, the money will be saved and given away on Saturday night in increments of $1,000. Your fair admission ticket is your ticket for the cash drawing.

ALL NEW RIDES on the Midway will be provided by the Family Attractions Amusement Company. Unlimited rides will be available each night for $16.00.

Admission to the fair is $3.00 per person. Children age four and younger will be admitted free! Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Parking is Free!

For more information, call 529-FAIR or visit on-line at www.dekalbcountyfair.us.

(Top Picture: Little Miss Kenlee Renae Taylor)

(Middle Picture left to right: 2nd runner-up Addison Jean Puckett; Little Miss Kenlee Renae Taylor; 3rd runner-up Elaina Bryce Turner; and 1st runner-up Ansley Faith Cantrell)

(Bottom Picture left to right Extreme Queen Carlee Stewart, Miss Photogenic McKenzie Faith Sanders, and Miss Congeniality Megan Emilee Cantrell)

Kirby Captures Little Mister Crown

July 20, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
Little Mister Trevor Matthew Kirby
Little Mister and Runners-up
Mister Photogenic Evan Sprague

Four year old Trevor Matthew Kirby of Smithville was crowned Little Mister of the DeKalb County Fair Tuesday evening.

Kirby, son of Cyndi and Clent Shehane, succeeds the 2009 Little Mister, Adan Ramirez, the five year old son of Cardelly Haynes of Smithville

First runner-up in the Little Mister contest was Holden Craig Trapp, the five year old son of Tony and Amanda Trapp of Smithville.

Four year old Tony Bryson Trapp, son of Tony and Amanda Trapp of Smithville was the second runner-up.

Third runner-up was Chandler Johnson, the five year old son of Dustin and Kristie Johnson of Smithville.

Six year old Evan Sprague, son of Jimmy and Johnna Sprague of Smithville, was named Mister Photogenic.

Other participants were Isaac Lee Lawson, the four year old son of Tim and Christy Lawson of Smithville and Ethan Winchester, the five year old son of Renee Riddle of Smithville.

The pageant featured these seven contestants.

(Top picture: Little Mister Trevor Matthew Kirby)

(Middle Picture left to right: 2nd runner-up Tony Bryson Trapp, 1st runner-up Holden Craig Trapp, Little Mister Trevor Matthew Kirby, and 3rd runner-up Chandler Johnson)

(Bottom picture: Mister Photogenic Evan Sprague)

Smithville Aldermen Again Delay Action on City Budget

July 20, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page

Passage of the new city budget has been delayed again.

The Smithville Mayor and Board of Aldermen met briefly Monday night to discuss the proposed spending plan for the 2010-11 fiscal year, but Alderman Steve White suggested that it be reviewed again before any action is taken. "I think that there are a few little tweaks we still need to make in it."

The aldermen voted to delay first reading action on the proposed budget until the next meeting on Monday, August 2nd.

The new budget includes an increase in water and sewer rates, but the property tax rate would remain the same. Alderman have also proposed setting aside $400,000 toward the purchase of a ladder truck for the city volunteer fire department.

Meanwhile, Alderman Steve White, concerned about something he has seen in the budget, has called for an independent audit. "I think that due to some of the issues that we found looking in the budget we need to call for an all out audit from the state comptroller's office. That way it would be an independent audit. It will cost us a little bit of money but I think it would be profitable for the city in the long run for us to do that."

The aldermen voted to have the state comptroller conduct an audit.

DeKalb County Fire Department Ranks # 1 in Tennessee for Training Efforts

July 20, 2010
Donny Green

The Tennessee State Fire and Codes Academy has recognized DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department as the # 1 volunteer fire department in Tennessee for it training efforts. Additionally, DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department ranks # 6 overall considering all 732 fire departments in Tennessee, both paid and volunteer.

All 5 of the higher ranking departments are career-paid departments and are as follows:

Johnson City Fire Department---------------------- 7,821 hrs.
Smyrna Fire Department---------------------------- 5,773 hrs.
Memphis Fire Department-------------------------- 5,401 hrs.
Murfreesboro Fire Department--------------------- 4,571 hrs.
Cookeville Fire Department------------------------ 3,607 hrs.
DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department-----3,203 hrs.

DeKalb County Mayor Mike Foster commended Chief Donny Green, Assistant Chief Roy Merriman, who also serves as the Department’s Training Officer, and all the officers for their leadership in making DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department’s training program such a success. “It is amazing to see the level of commitment that we are getting from our volunteer firefighters who work hard and train hard to make sure our citizens have good fire protection here in DeKalb County. These rankings make it very clear that we have an excellent group of men and women who are willing to do whatever it takes to be ready to respond to the emergency needs of our citizens,” says Mayor Foster.

Chief Donny Green says he wants to personally commend Assistant Chief/Training Coordinator Roy Merriman and Lieutenant/Training Officer James Pennington for their determination in making our training program one of the best. “Properly trained firefighters are the best tools a fire department has. Without training, good equipment is useless,” says Chief Green. The Tennessee State Fire and Codes Academy will be presenting a Certificate of Achievement to the Department in the near future and he hopes to make an official presentation and the next DeKalb County Commission Meeting.

If you are interested in learning more about the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department, or would like information on how to be on our team and become a volunteer firefighter, you can visit the Department’s website at: www.dekalbfire.com or call the Main Station at 615-597-2609 and leave a message.

Amanda Bee Martin Wins Fairest of the Fair Pageant

July 19, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
Fairest of the Fair and Runners-up
Extreme Queen, Miss Congeniality, Miss Photogenic
Fairest of the Fair Amanda Bee Martin

20 year old Amanda Bee Martin of Smithville is the 2010 Fairest of the Fair.

Martin, daughter of Lynn and the Late Freddie Martin, was chosen from among six contestants for the title Monday night in Alexandria.

Martin succeeds the 2009 Fairest of the Fair, Rosemary Apple, the 19 year old daughter of Nick and Claire Apple of Smithville

18 year old Breanna Hendrixson was named first runner-up. She is the daughter of Tim and Loretta Hendrixson of Smithville.

17 year old Camry Lou Colvert White, daughter of Stephen and Lou Ann White of Smithville was named second runner-up in the pageant.
Click here to see video clip of Jordyn Mallory Performing on Memory Lane Stage Monday at Fair

Third runner-up went to Jessica Agee, the 17 year old daughter of Mike Agee of Watertown. She was also named Extreme Queen, sponsored the Extreme Looks Design Team.

18 year old April Michelle Hale of Smithville, daughter of Kevin and Judith Hale was named Miss Photogenic.

Miss Congeniality went to 17 year old Ciara Roehner, daughter of Christina and William Roehner of Pea Ridge Road.

Also on Monday night Lucy Leasure of Alexandria was the winner of $1,000.

The little miss and mister pageants, go-cart racing and a horse show will be featured tonight (Tuesday) at the DeKalb County Fair in Alexandria.

Broken Vessel and Zack Allen will also be performing on Memory Lane Stage.

The Kenneth Sandlin Center will be open Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 4:00 p.m.. until 9:00 p.m.

DeKalb County Fair Memory Lane Stage Line-Up:

Tuesday Night July 20
6:00 - 7:00 p.m- Broken Vessel
7:15 - 8:00 p.m.. Zack Allen

The following events are scheduled:

Tuesday, July 20th: the Little Mr. and Miss Pageant for contestants ages 4-6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lions Club Pavilion with a concert by Doug Collins to follow; Go-Cart Racing at 6:30 p.m. at the T.C. McMillen Arena; and a Horse Show at 7:00 p.m. at the Grandstand; $1000 cash giveaway at 9:30 p.m.

One thousand dollars in cash will be given away each night, through Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at the Lion's Club Pavilion and you must be present to win. If no one presents the winning ticket within three minutes, the money will be saved and given away on Saturday night in increments of $1,000. Your fair admission ticket is your ticket for the cash drawing.

ALL NEW RIDES on the Midway will be provided by the Family Attractions Amusement Company. Unlimited rides will be available each night for $16.00.

Admission to the fair is $3.00 per person. Children age four and younger will be admitted free! Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Parking is Free!

For more information, call 529-FAIR or visit on-line at www.dekalbcountyfair.us.

(Top Picture left to right: 1st runner-up Breanna Hendrixson; Fairest of the Fair Amanda Bee Martin; 3rd runner-up Jessica Agee; 2nd runner-up Camry Lou Colvert White)

(Middle picture: Extreme Queen Jessica Agee, Miss Congeniality Ciara Roehner, and Miss Photogenic April Michelle Hale)

(Bottom picture: Fairest of the Fair Amanda Bee Martin)

Tatrow Crowned Junior Fair Princess

July 19, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
Junior Fair Princess Victoria Dawn Tatrow
Junior Fair Princess and Runners-up
Extreme Queen, Miss Photogenic, and Miss Congeniality

The 2010 Junior Fair Princess of the DeKalb County Fair is 16 year old Victoria Dawn Tatrow of Smithville, daughter of Corey and Vicki Funk and the late Shawna Tatrow.

Tatrow succeeds the retiring Junior Fair Princess, Katie Sue Haggard, the 16 year old daughter of David and Vicki Haggard of Smithville. Tatrow was also named Miss Photogenic of the pageant which was held Monday night at the DeKalb County Fair in Alexandria.

The first runner-up was Taneah Brooke Cantrell, the 13 year old daughter of Scott and Tammy Cantrell of Smithville.

Second runner-up was 14 year old Sarah Elizabeth Edwards of Liberty, daughter of Tena and the late Clay Edwards.

14 year old Taylor Cantrell was the third runner-up. She is the daughter of the Jeff and Deborah Cantrell of Smithville.

Heather Jewell Scott of Smithville, the 13 year old daughter of David and Reba Scott was named Miss Congeniality.
Click here to view video clip of fairgoers enjoying one of the rides Monday

Others in the top ten were Makalee Beth Ruch, the 13 year old daughter of Joe and Melissa Ruch of Smithville; Zoe Elaine Whaley, the 14 year old daughter of Celia and Scott Whaley of Smithville; 16 year old Jasmine Marie Dimas, daughter of Lynda Hamilton and Refugio Dimas of Smithville; 13 year old Lauren Elizabeth Colwell, daughter of Trent and Christie Colwell of Smithville; Haley Marie Hale, the 13 year old daughter of Chad and Melissa Hale of Smithville; and Amy Lynn Hastings, the 15 year old daughter of Tommy and Paulette Clark of Liberty and James and Lanna Hastings of Florida.

The "Extreme Queen" sponsored by Extreme Looks Design Team went to 13 year old Darrian Lanay Turner, daughter of Shane and Regina Turner of Smithville.

A total of 36 young ladies competed in the pageant.

(Top picture: Junior Fair Princess Victoria Dawn Tatrow)

(Middle Picture left to right: 1st runner-up Taneah Brooke Cantrell, Junior Fair Princess Victoria Dawn Tatrow, 3rd runner-up Taylor Cantrell; and 2nd runner-up Sarah Elizabeth Edwards)

(Bottom picture left to right: Extreme Queen Darrian Lanay Turner; Miss Photogenic Victoria Dawn Tatrow; and Miss Congenality Heather Jewell Scott)

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