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Ridin' and ropin' at the fair
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The Grandpa Fair of the South opened Monday night with a rodeo at the T.C. McMillen Arena.


With several local riders competing in front of a large crowd on the hill at the fairgrounds, Frank Bradshaw took the top spot in the Tie-Down Calf Roping event, while Nikia Vensel won the Break Away event for the second consecutive year.


In Team Roping, Rorey Halliburton and Brandon Farley took first place, while Garrett Smith and Michael Stout came in second. Brandon Farley and Brandon Stubblefield took third place, while the team of Chris Logan Moore and Derek Crawford placed fourth.


Ashley Martin took first place in the Barrels Racing event, while Erica Morgan got the second spot. Jennifer Dunn came in third, and Jamie Smith claimed fourth place.


No one managed to stay on the animal in the Bull Riding event.


ATV and motorcycle flat-track racing will be held tonight at the arena on the hill.


There will be a total 23 divisions, with an entry fee of $10 for class 1-2, $20 for classes 3-23, and $25 for classes 24 and 25. The event will pay $25 for first place and $15 for second in classes 3-8, $20 for first and $25 for second in classes 9-23. Trophies will be awarded in class 1 and 2.


On Thursday, July 23, the Omega Force Strength Team will perform at the arena at 7 p.m.


An ATV pull will take place on Friday, July 24, at 7 p.m.


Contest is open to all ATVs, which must be entered by the class of its engine size in CCs. There will be stock, modified mini rod and outlaw classes. Contact Jeff McMillen at 615- 597-4153 for more info.


The Super Truck and Tractor Pull will; take place Saturday, July 25. There will be 10 categories for trucks and tractors, with weigh in at 5 p.m. The pull will begin at 7 p.m., and MTPA rules will apply.


Contact Jeff Reynolds between the hours of 7:30 a.m. an 8 p.m. for more info.