Enjoying the fairThe St. Francis County Fair kicked off the week of activities Monday evening, and area residents came to take in the festivities. Many businesses and organizations are featured in and around the exhibit building of the Wiley T. Jones Fairgrounds, including a Farm Bureau booth with a monster truck on display. In the top photo, Farm Bureau representatives Candice Kelso, left, and Holly Loewer bend the rules to take a picture on the back of the truck. Many of those who came out to the fair on Monday also enjoyed some of the games featured on the midway. In the photo at right, Mike, Ashley and two-year-old Liam Hennessey toss ping pong balls into floating cups in an attempt to win a prize. Photos by Caleb Talley
Commission places Hughes recall vote on November ballot - The St. Francis County Election Commission placed a vote on the November ballot to recall Grady McCollum as mayor of Hughes, during a meeting held Sunday afternoon.
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Pageants featured at fair tonight and Wednesday - The St. Francis County Fair will continue tonight, with the first round of pageants beginning at 6 p.m. The second set of pageants will be held Wednesday night.
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