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2001/08/14

Mississippi Tri-State Fair In Corinth Opens September 29 The Mississippi Tri-State Fair will be held at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth, MS on September 29th thru October 6th. In it's premier year the show will only be open to Mississippi youth, but plans are to open the show to other state's exhibitors in future years. Beef cattle can check in from 1:00 - 5:00 on September 28th and showing will begin the 29th at 9:00 A.M. Classes will be offered for registered breeding stock, steers and commercial heifers. Dairy cattle can check in from 1:00 - 5:00 on October 5th and showing will begin at 9:00 A.M. on the 6th. There will be classes for Holsteins, Guernseys, Jerseys, Ayrshires, and Brown Swiss. The show will be held in the recently completed 80' x 240' livestock facility. According to John Aikin, Arena General Manager, the new barn has sixteen wash stations and numerous electrical outlets for competitors to use to get their livestock ready to be shown. The beef cattle judge has not been determined at this time, but the dairy judge will be J. W. Jennings of Booneville, MS. Patrick Poindexter, County Agent of Alcorn County, states "We are very excited to host this new event in Corinth and look forward to the show's growth in the years to come. Not only do we want to have more Mississppi youth to come to the show, but we look forward to having exhibitors from neighboring states in the future." Entries need to be on Form 195, which can be picked up at any Mississippi extension office and are due to the Alcorn County Extension office by September 15th to the attention of Patrick Poindexter or Lowell Hinton. Joey Gilmore, president of the Alcorn County Cattlemen's Association says "We are offering our full support for this livestock show and look forward to a great event. Many of our members will be helping to make this show a big success and we invite everyone to come see the good cattle shown by our Mississippi youth." Numerous local cattlemen have been working hard to help create this first cattle show in Alcorn County in over 40 years. Bill Strickland, Chairman of the Crossroads Arena Board says " This is the result of several years of hard work trying to get livestock shows back in the area like there were in the 50's. The 4-H club does an outstanding job in pointing our youth to the American way of life as our forefathers wanted it to be and we want to invite everyone to come see the fruits of their hard labor."

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