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July 11, 2012

Jasper County Youth Fair showcases talents and exhibits

CARTHAGE, Mo. — For half her young life, Alyssa Rockers, 16, has been showing animals at the Jasper County Youth Fair.

This year, Alyssa and her siblings have entered goats and sheep in the competitions that are a part of the fair that has been a long-standing summertime tradition in Carthage's Municipal Park.

More than 300 young people from across the county are involved in this year’s fair with animal exhibits and or contests in skills including arts and crafts, horticulture, photography, cooking, mechanics, cooking and public speaking.

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