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Thursday, July 23, 2020 McDonald County Press 9A C o u n t y F a i r Professional RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING SERVICE SERVING SouthwESt MISSouRI Call or Email for an Estimate 479-640-4590 Calvin Idell Master Plumber #6635 Col 3:23 Crosspoint plumbing llC Toll Free 888-523-3024 | | Linda Hathaway, Mgr/Agent | Emma Kropp 417-762-3268 • 308 S. Main, Southwest City, MO COME SEE US FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS: • Auto • Home • Business • Farm • Life • Health • Workers Comp • SR 22 Filings & Bonds Welcome to the McDonald County Fair Curbside serviCe Now AvAilAble Pineville - 223-4489 • Noel - 475-3223 • Southwest City - 762-READ READ for Rewards M c Donald County Library Summer Reading P rogra m Generously sponsored in part by: mcdonald county telephone company Los Mariachis finiSh SuMMeR ReaDing StRong! Come to the McDonald County Fair Credit Cards & Food Stamps Accepted Deli • Videos "Your Friendly Hometown Supermarket " Jct. Hwy. 59 & W. 76, Anderson, MO STORE HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Beverage is only open until 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday See you at the fair! Source: Children who read well do better in other subjects, and in all aspects of school and beyond. together read MEGAN DAVIS/MCDONALD COUNTY PRESS The newly-crowned 2019 McDonald County Fair Little Miss, Quincy Morgan, showcased her turtle Lucy, "the littlest and hopefully luckiest" turtle competing in the Turtle Race last year. MEGAN DAVIS/MCDONALD COUNTY PRESS Brothers Jase and Kade Blevins pose proudly with their Grand Champion racing turtle, Lightning McQueen, after winning the final heat of the 2019 Turtle Race. State Sees First Case Of Vesicular Stomatitis Missouri State Veterinar- ian, Dr. Steve Strubberg, announced Missouri's first case of vesicular stomatitis on Tuesday, July 14. A horse in Newton County was tested and diagnosed with the viral disease which primarily affects horses, cattle and swine but can occasionally infect sheep and goats as well. Pursuant to that diagnosis, the Missouri Department of Agriculture has published guidelines for shows and fairs. The Board of Directors of the McDonald County Fair has reviewed those guidelines and consulted with a local veterinarian regarding vesicular stoma- titis and the impact it may have on the McDonald County Fair. Based on the recommen- dation of the local veterinar- ian and the guidelines set forth by the Department of Agriculture, the board will require all horses, cattle, dairy goats, meat goats and sheep to have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) prior to unloading any of the listed animals at the McDon- ald County Fair. At this time, based on the recommendation from a local veterinarian, swine will not be required to have a CVI to unload /exhibit at the McDonald County Fair. However, the situation with vesicular stomatitis is rapidly evolving, and the Missouri Department of Agriculture may change its stance on CVI's for swine at any time. A press release from fair officials on Thursday, July 17, reads: " Wi t h t h e McD o n a l d County Fair set to begin on Thursday, July 23, the board realizes the requirements of CVI for animals is short notice and may create undue hardship on some exhibitors, but the board believes the safety of the animals exhibit- ing at the McDonald County Fair is a priority. If you are unable to obtain a CVI or need help with resources to obtain a CVI for your animal(s), please contact the superintendent for your species. • Horses: Randi Sumler, 479-799-8327 • Beef Cattle: Gene Smith, 417-845-3970 • Dairy Cattle: Jonathan Pierce, 417-850-9547 • Dairy and Meat Goats: Tina and Ollie Kinslow, 417-669-2914 • Sheep: Jimmy and Heather Thacker, 417-846-3457. Furthermore, the Missouri Department of Agriculture has specifically requested that the following language be included in the CVI: "I have examined the animal(s) represented on this certificate of veterinary inspection and have found no clinical signs of vesicular stomatitis and they have not originated from a premises under quarantine for vesic- ular stomatitis." After careful delibera- tion and consultation with two local veterinarians, the 2020 McDonald County Youth Horse Show sched- uled for Sunday, July 26, will be cancelled due to the threat of vesicular stoma- titis. The remaining live- stock shows scheduled for Thursday through Saturday will proceed as planned. Those with questions can contact the Youth Horse Show Superintendent, Randi Sumler, at 479-799-8327. If you have any questions regarding CVIs, please call one of the superintendents above, call 417-850-9547 or email Staff Report MEGAN DAVIS/MCDONALD COUNTY PRESS Local crafters displayed a variety of talents with a variety of mediums in the 2019 McDonald County Fair, from Tina Kinslow's intricate wood-worked signs to Rhonda Helms' acrylic and chalk-works created on metal.

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