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UPDATED July 22, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.

Ripley County 4-H Fair schedule
Fair highlights for Tuesday-Friday

4-H Swine show
1 p.m. Gilt show
5 p.m. Barrow show, horse and pony contesting
4-H exhibits open to public until 9 p.m.
National Pedal Pullers and Racers
6 p.m. Midway opens
7 p.m. Lawn and garden tractor pull

4-H Beef Show
5 p.m. Rabbit show
Horse and pony versatility

4-H exhibits open
6 p.m. Midway opens, $18 wristband night
7 p.m. Rodeo, grandstands

4-H Dairy goat show
9 a.m. Sheep and goat show
1 p.m. Pygmy goat show
5 p.m. 4-H meat goat show
4-H Exhibits open
Horse and pony fun show
6 p.m. Midway opens
7:30 p.m. Quad and cycle flat drags

8:30 a.m. 4-H judging contest
1 p.m. 4-H Supreme showmanship
3 p.m. Livestock auction

UPDATED June 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Tyson fund applications accepted

Trustees of the Tyson Versailles Fund are accepting grant applications for the 2014 awards, which will be presented at the annual meeting on September 15, 2014.

James “Uncle Jim” Tyson established his private foundation in 1930 to promote the religious, social, literary, and educational advancement for the residents of Versailles. Uncle Jim’s financial gift initially funded construction of the Tyson Temple, Tyson Library, the Versailles Elementary-High School, maintenance to Cliff Hill Cemetery, and feasts at the Ripley County Infirmary. Over the years, his gift to his community has provided funding for several projects including fire trucks and equipment for the Versailles Volunteer Fire Department, upgrades and facilities for the Versailles Water Works, sidewalks through the town, funding for various projects at Versailles and South Ripley School Corporation, the town of Versailles in general for various projects and programs, and grants made to qualified non-profit organizations in the area. Over the past 10 years, Tyson Fund has contributed over $5 million to the Versailles community.

The annual meeting is held on September 14 (Sundays excepted) each year in celebration and remembrance of Uncle Jim’s birthday. Grant applications may be picked up at the Tyson Library or the Tyson United Methodist Church Office. Application deadline is 5 p.m. on August 1. For additional details, contact Tyson United Methodist Church at 689-6976 or any Trustee. Trustees are Natalie Gilpin, President; Bob Meyer, Secretary; Connie Morris, Treasurer; and Mike Richmond, Kenny Sheets, Susan Underwood, Jim Leveille and Bill Bradford.

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