2014 Morgan County Fair 4-H Results
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Chamber focuses on the apple fest
October may seem like a long time away to some, but for the chamber, that time is flying by.


Health center moves to credit cards
Clients of the Morgan County Health Center will find the options for payment for goods and services expanded in the near future.



Lucky duck
Little Jake is quite laid back for someone about to go before a judge. His relaxed demeanor is no doubt due to the skills of his owner, Stephanie Hoon. Hoon later won a ribbon for showmanship probably due, at least in part, to Jake's mellow good looks.



A shy winner
Tyler Johnson walks off with a blue ribbon won in the 2014 Morgan County Fair rabbit show Friday, July 18 in Versailles. As good as the lepine specimen was, it did not want its picture taken.


Sample ballot printed in newspaper
A sample ballot for the Tuesday, Aug. 5 primary election can be found in the July 24 issue of The Versailles Leader-Statesman.


Candidates to answer questions in newspaper
Need help deciding who you're going to vote for in the upcoming election?



Kathryn Hutchison, left, Harold Hish, Nelma Masden, Tom Moser, and Paul Poulter await the beginning of the baked good auction at the home economics building on Thursday, July 17 at the Morgan County Fair. Most of the baked goods were prize winners at the fair. The auction raised $980 for the Versailles Lions Club to assist in supporting the home economics building and fair activities. (photo by Robin Fish)



Frank Phelps and Jim Biggs form the musical group Me and Jim. They were providing the entertainment at the Love Light Ministries barbecue brisket lunch fundraiser on Friday, July 18 in Memorial Park southeast of the square in Versailles. The proceeds benefit transitional housing for women exiting prison. (photo by Robin Fish)





Nicholas Blakely, left is learning from his grandmother's brother, Steve Decker, a thing or two about woodworking on Wednesday, July 16, as they work to build bunk-beds. (photo by Robin Fish)



Elvin Hoover, owner of Hoover Excavating and Concrete, supervises his crew as they work on the new MFA fertilizer plant on Wednesday morning, July 16, next to Wright Printing along Highways 5 and 52 in Versailles. Hoover was awaiting an inspector to approve the work so far. Hoover said the cement work will be finished by next week, and the construction on the cement work will begin. The project is targeted for completion around the first of September. (photo by Robin Fish)



Kenneth Phillips judges the hams Wednesday, July 16, in the Lackey Pavilion on the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Versailles. Phillips said the hams were good, there was no spoilage, and the smell was very good. (photo by Robin Fish)



Larry Lackey and other members of the Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners Club arrange the displays after the judges have done their work at the Morgan County Fair on Thursday, July 17, in the display area in the Home Economics building on the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Versailles. (photo by Robin Fish)


Car sold, new bids sought
The Morgan County Commission accepted the new bid of Chicago Motors, Inc, of Chicago, Ill. for the 2011 Crown Victoria at their regular meeting on Thursday, July 17.


Board accepts bid on Laurie Care Center fire sprinkler system overhaul
The Good Shepherd Nursing Home District Board accepted the bid of American Fire Sprinkler to update and repair system one of the fire sprinkler system at the Laurie Care Center at the meeting on Tuesday, June 24, at Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles.


Board fine tunes for coming year
Anyone buying an eight-ounce carton of milk in the school cafeterias this coming year can plan to spend a nickle more for the carton.


July clinics at health center
The following clinics are scheduled at the Morgan County Health Center in Versailles.


Nutrition Site Menus
Thursday, July 17 to Friday, July 25








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