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TrekAmerica International Sightseers Visit DeKalb County Fair

July 28, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
DeKalb Fair President Judy Sandlin Greets International Visitors

Several young people from as far away as Switzerland, Wales, Australia, and England paid a visit to the DeKalb County Fair Friday evening.

Members of TrekAmerica, a group of young international sightseers who want to experience North America, are currently on a three week tour of the country, having left recently from Los Angeles enroute to New York City.

TrekAmerica offers small group adventure tours to those from other countries who want to
discover this continent. Participants get to explore America on trips that take them to big cities, National Parks, beaches, small towns and many places away from the tourist routes.

(NEW RIDE AT THE FAIR)

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The Grandpa Fair of the South will end its week long run tonight (Saturday)

Admission ticket holders will have at least nine chances to take home $500. There was only one cash winner Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night and no winners at all Thursday and Friday nights.

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE MUD RACES HELD FRIDAY NIGHT from dwayne page on Vimeo.

A total of $4,500 will be given away tonight in increments of $500 each starting at 9:30 p.m. at the Lion's Club Pavilion.. You must be present to win. All the cash will be given away tonight.

Meanwhile, other activities taking place today include the following:

Horseshoe Tournament at the Tot Kelly barn at Noon.; Gospel Singing at the Lions Club Pavilion at 6:00 p.m.; Super Tractor and Truck Pull at 7:00 p.m. at the T.C. McMillen Arena:

Take a stroll down Memory Lane and enjoy nightly entertainment at the Memory Lane Stage in Memory Village, sponsored by DeKalb Community Bank. The DeKalb County Fair Memory Lane Stage Line-Up is as follows:

Saturday Night July 28
6:30-7:30 p.m— Mid State Cloggers
7:45-8:45 p.m— Evermean Evergreen Cloggers

Rides on the Midway will be provided by the Family Attractions Amusement Company. Unlimited rides will be available for $18.00.

Admission to the fair is $4.00 per person. Children age four and younger will be admitted free! Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Parking is Free!

For more information, call 529-FAIR or visit on-line at www.dekalbcountyfairtn.com.

Josh Issac Wins DeKalb Idol

July 28, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Josh Issac Wins DeKalb Idol

Josh Issac of Smithville was the winner of the DeKalb Idol competition held Friday night at the DeKalb County Fair in Alexandria, sponsored by DTC Communications.

Fifteen contestants competed for the title and Issac was among the top three called back after the first two rounds. As the winner of DeKalb Idol, Issac received a $300 cash prize.

Erica Melton of Auburntown received second place and $200.

Ashlee Whitehead of Smithville received third place and $100 as well as the Peoples Choice Award and $150

The program was hosted by Tom Duggin of MyDTC3 TV along with Chelsie Young of MyDTC3's Talkin' Country program.

(Pictured left to right: Chelsie Young (Idol Co-Emcee), Josh Issac (Idol Winner), Erica Melton (2nd place), Ashlee Whitehead (3rd place and People's Choice Winner), Tom Duggin (DeKalb Idol Emcee)

Toddler Show Winners at DeKalb County Fair (SEE VIDEOS)

July 28, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Winners Girls (13 to 18 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Boys (13 to 18 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Girls (19 to 24 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Boys (19 to 24 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Girls (25 to 30 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Boys (25 to 30 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Girls (31 to 36 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Boys (31 to 36 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winners Girls (37 to 47 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAMES
Winner Boy (37 to 47 months) SEE LOCAL NEWS FOR NAME

Winners of the annual Toddler Show were announced Friday evening at the DeKalb County Fair.

First place winners received a blue ribbon. Red ribbons went to those receiving second place.

Toddler Show Girls 31-36 Months (See Local News for Names) from dwayne page on Vimeo.

(Click Link Below to View Videos of the Toddler Show)
http://www.wjle.com/videos-fair-july27

This year's recipients are as follows:

Girls (13 to 18 months)
Winner: Cora Marie Cox, the 16 month old daughter of Brandon and Whitney Cox of Smithville
Runner-up: Sienna Avalee Luna, the 14 month old daughter of Joseph and Heather Luna of Smithville.

Other participants in this category: Joelle Madison Cool, the 13 month old daughter of Aaron Cool and Sarah Lincoln of DeKalb County; Madyson Laine Hale, 15 month old daughter of Cory and Ashley Hale of Alexandria; Miranda Cheyenne Lattimore, 13 month old daughter of Brenda and Wayne Lattimore of Smithville; Anna Belle Merriman, 14 month old daughter of Jake and Joyce Merriman of Smithville; Mia Nicole Hall, 15 month old daughter of Bradley and Lacy Hall of Alexandria; Emily Claire Harris, 14 month old daughter of Chad and Kari Harris of Smithville; and Baylei Anne Benson, 17 month old daughter of Christopher and Karey Benson of Smithville

Boys (13 to 18 months)
Winner: Kyler Edward Turner, 13 month old son of Henry Turner and Felisha Cantrell of Gassaway
Runner-up: Justin Michael Hearn, 14 month old son of Tyler and Ashley Hearn of Brush Creek.

Other participants in this category: Brayden Willmore, 13 month old son of Austin Willmore and Laura Sullivan of Liberty; Collin Harper, 17 month old son of Kimberly Bilbrey and Jordan Harper of Smithville; and Justis Nokes, 17 month old son of Toby and Jamie Nokes of Smithville

Girls (19 to 24 months)
Winner: Aubrey Isabella Lasser, 23 month old daughter of Richard and Ashley Lasser of Smithville
Runner-up: Ella Grace Kirksey, 23 month old daughter of Graden and Sabrina Kirksey of Smithville

Other participants in this category were: Helen Marie Hale, 22 month old daughter of William and Rebekah Hale of Liberty; Heaven Grace Farris, 21 month old daughter of Joel and Jessica Farris of DeKalb County; Emily Johnson, 21 month old daughter of Clint and Dedee Johnson of Smithville; Lillian Hope Miller, 23 month old daughter of Josh and Amy Miller of Smithville; and Lakelyn Brooke Nelson, 23 month old daughter of Dustin and Kristian Nelson of Smithville

Boys (19 to 24 months)
Winner: Adonis Earls, 19 month old son of Rebecca Lawrence of Liberty
Runner-up: Hunter Allen Moore, 24 month old son of Clayton and Crystal Moore of Smithville

Other participants in this category were: Bryson Wade Johnson, 21 month old son of Keith and Brandy Johnson of Smithville; Andrew Reece Cathey, 22 month old son of Shawn and Cindy Washer and Jennifer Cathey of Smithville; Weston Rowland, 19 month old son of Natasha White and Jon Rowland of Smithville; Braxston Dewayne Carter, 19 month old son of Bethany and Keith Carter of Smithville; and James Wayne Redmon, 23 month old son of Kristie Shehane and Donnie Redmon of Smithville.

Girls (25 to 30 months)
Winner: Maci Raye Parsley, 27 month old daughter of Jason and Misti Parsley of Smithville
Runner-up: Annali Garcia, 29 month old daughter of Hector and Cardelly Garcia of Smithville

Other participants in this category were: Destiny Faith Parker, 26 month old daughter of Kenneth and Stephanie Murphy and Larry Murphy and Joy Parker of Smithville; Olivia Buehler, 29 month old daughter of Joseph and Kristel Buehler of Smithville; Graciella Marie Johnson, 26 month old daughter of David and Patricia Johnson of Dowelltown; Karah Jo Ford, 27 month old daughter of Joseph Wann and Amanda Ford of Smithville; Savannah Stible, 26 month old daughter of John and Glenda Stible of Smithville; and Chloee Cantrell, 28 month old daughter of Rocky and Andrea Cantrell of Smithville

Boys (25 to 30 months)
Winner: Brayden Chance Nicholas, 25 month old son of Tamirah Vanatta Lance of Smithville
Runner-up: Levi Hamilton Cripps, 26 month old son of Kevin and Liz Cripps of Alexandria.

Girls (31 to 36 months)
Winner: Lilly Grace Anderson, 35 month old daughter of Caitlin Anderson of Smithville and the late PFC Billy Anderson
Runner-up: Kenzi Foutch, 33 month old daughter of Ashley Foutch and Justin Maggart of Smithville.

The other participants in this category: Tatum Harper Reynolds, 34 month old daughter of David and Danielle Reynolds of Brush Creek; Katelee Ramsey, 34 month old daughter of Dewayne and Candy Ramsey of McMinnville; Jessa Nevaeh Sanders, 33 month old daughter of James and Misti Sanders of Smithville; Jasmine Elizabeth Smith, 33 month old daughter of Flesha Smith of Smithville; and Nevaeh Elizabeth Brown, 36 month old daughter of Elizabeth Smith and Matthew Brown of Smithville

Boys (31 to 36 months)
Winner:Jaxsen Theryn Speaks, 34 month old son of Justin and Donna Speaks of Smithville
Runner-up: Austin Merriman, 35 month old son of Jake and Joyce Merriman of Smithville

Girls (37 to 47 months)
Winner: Leah Elisabeth Trapp, 45 month old daughter of Jeremy Trapp and Jenny Trapp of Smithville
Runner-up: Lillie Grace Young, 38 month old daughter of Michael and Crystal Young of Smithville

Other participants in this category were: Lynnlee Elizabeth Reed, 41 month old daughter of Craig and Heather Reed of Smithville; Izzy Prichard, 37 month old daughter of Andy and Chrissy Prichard of Liberty; Kaylee Brook Kent, 47 month old daughter of Kevin and Beth Kent of Dowelltown; Alexis Faith Reynolds, 41 month old daughter of Keith and Teesha Reynolds of DeKalb County; and Harlie Elmore, 45 month old daughter of Aaron and Kristy Elmore of Wilson County.

Boy (37-47 months)
Winner: Jacob Marlin Stewart, 46 month old son of D.J. and Megan Stewart of Smithville
There were no other entries in this category.

State Releases TCAP Test Results for DeKalb County

July 27, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Director of Schools Mark Willoughby

The 2012 achievement scores for DeKalb County show several areas of improvement over last year's TCAP results, according to Director of Schools Mark Willoughby.

The Tennessee Board of Education on Thursday released district breakdowns of TCAP test results. The data show district-by-district results for each subject of the 3-8 Achievement Tests and High School End of Course exams.

"In grades 3-8, the DeKalb County School System improved in Reading and Language Arts, Math, and Science," said Willoughby. "This improvement means that more students scored proficient and advanced on this year's TCAP. The leading subject with the most improvement over 2011 was Math. In Social Studies, 81.4% of our students performed at the proficient or advanced level," he said.

"DeKalb County High School also increased the percent of proficient and advanced students for the End-of-Course achievement tests for 2012 for the academic areas of Algebra I, Algebra II, and Freshman English. US History had 94.1% of students to score proficient or advanced," said Willoughby.

"Overall, the increased rigor of the standards and the higher bar set by the state for proficiency has been embraced by the teachers and administration. These changes have led to increased achievement for our students as well as students who are more prepared for college and careers. Math will continue to be a focus for us in the coming year," he said.

Growth over last year represents the difference between 2010-11 and 2011-12 in terms of the number of students who scored proficient or advanced. The following show combined grades 3-8 student performance

DeKalb County:

Math:
(42% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(3.9% growth over last year)

Reading:
(49.4% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(0.7% growth over last year)

Science:
(63% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(0.9% growth over last year)

Social Studies:
(81.4% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(-0.2% growth compared to last year)

End of Course 9-12 student performance

Algebra I:
(55.2%)
(2.9% growth over last year)

Algebra II:
(20.6% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(7.2% growth compared to last year)

Biology I
(56.7% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(-13.3% growth compared to last year)

English I
(67.4% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(4.7% growth compared to last year)

English II
(59.2% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(-4.6% growth compared to last year)

U.S. History
(94.1% of students performed at the proficient or advanced level)
(-3.9% growth compared to last year)

Baby Show Winners at the DeKalb County Fair (SEE VIDEOS)

July 26, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Girls 1 Day to 3 Months Winners (See Local News for Names)
Boy 1 Day to 3 Months Winner (See Local News for Name)
Girls 4-6 Months Winners (See Local News for Names)
Boys 4-6 Months Winners (See Local News for Names)
Girls 7-9 Months Winners (See Local News for Names)
Boys 7-9 Months Winners (See Local News for Names)
Girls 10-12 Months Winners (See Local News for Names)
Boys 10-12 Months Winners (See Local News for Names)

Babies from one day to twelve months old were the center of attention during the annual Baby Show held Thursday evening at the DeKalb County Fair.

(CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE VIDEOS OF BABY SHOW THURSDAY)
http://www.wjle.com/videos-fair-july26

The winners (blue ribbon first place and red ribbon runner-up) are as follows:

Girls (1 day to 3 months)
Winner: Paizlee Dae Taylor, three month old daughter of David and Susan Taylor of Dowelltown
Runner-up: Elissia Frazier, two month old daughter of Resha Nichols and Eric Frazier of Putnam County

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Boys (1 day to 3 months)
Winner: Billy James Clark, three month old son of Bryan and Nikki Clark of Smithville

Girls (4-6 months)
Winner: Jacie Rea Sosa, four month old daughter of Noe and Megan Sosa of Smithville
Runner-up: Brylee Michelle Key, six month old daughter of Shannon and Holly Key of Alexandria

Other participants in this category: Karcsi Elizabeth Malone, four month old daughter of Darrell and Jerri Lin Malone of Smith County; Lyra Dell McMinn, four month old daughter of Amanda and Nathan McMinn of Dowelltown; Addison Peden, five month old daughter of Amanda McClure and James Peden of Smithville; and Saylah Nevaeh-Grace Harris, four month old daughter of Christi and Jamie Harris of Watertown.

Boys (4-6 months)
Winner: Brantley Elliott Brooks, five month old son of Lydia Price and Justin Brooks of Smithville
Runner-up: Eastyn Sutton, four month old son of Hailey and Keith Sutton of DeKalb County

Other participant in this category: Dalton Brantley Howell, four month old son of Crystal Baker and Joey Howell of Smithville.

Girls (7-9 months)
Winner: Kendall Marie Faye Walker, seven month old daughter of Tim and Joanie Walker of Warren County
Runner-up: Cierra Leann Cox, nine month old daughter of Andrew and Suzanne Cox of Smithville

Other participant in this category: Aila Odom, eight month old daughter of Josh and Macey Odom of Dowelltown

Boys (7-9 months)
Winner: Julian Michael Johnson, eight month old son of Alexander Johnson and Lauren Lawrence of Alexandria
Runner-up: Ty Morris, eight month old son of Kate Pack and Jimmy Morris of Smithville

Girls (10-12 months)
Winner: Callen Alizabeth Tramel, twelve month old daughter of Caleb and Hillary Tramel of Smithville
Runner-Up: Trinity Grace Knowles, ten month old daughter of Carolyn and Jonathon Knowles of Dowelltown

Other participants in this category: Hayley Skye McKeown, eleven month old daughter of Sarah Ross and Jimmy McKeown of Dowelltown; Kenzie Nichole South, twelve month old daughter of Tiffany Burchfield and Anthony South of Smithville; Kinslee Marie Adams, eleven month old daughter of Kayla Miller and Jordan Adams of Smithville; and Aubree Bruno, ten month old daughter of Jenna Bruno and Chris Pack of Smithville

Boys (10-12 months)
Winner: Brayden Beauliew, eleven month old son of Traci Brown and John Beauliew of Alexandria
Runner-Up: Logan Gard, eleven month old son of Nathan and Brittney Gard of Dowelltown

Other participants in this category: Gabriel Michael Johnson, ten month old son of Jessica Johnson of Dowelltown and Jonathan Cain Hall, eleven month old son of Cayden Cantrell and Jonathan Hall of DeKalb County.

Police Chief Cautions Residents to Beware of High- Pressure Sales Tactics

July 26, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Police Chief Randy Caplinger

If someone comes to your door trying to pressure you into buying a home security system, Chief Randy Caplinger urges you to report that to the Smithville Police Department.

According to Chief Caplinger, the police department has been receiving complaints from some who have felt uncomfortable with the sales pitch made to them. As part of their high pressure tactics, Chief Caplinger said these people will mention names of prominent citizens in the community who have bought their product, using that as a means of persuading the prospective buyer to make the purchase as well. "Several young college age people have been in here going door to door selling home security systems," said Chief Caplinger. " The company they are representing is AMP Security but a lot of people are misunderstanding thinking they are affiliated with ADT Security company, which they are not. They are working for a company called Vector Security out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. AMP Security is out of Utah," he said

"According to the complaints we are getting, a lot of the people (homeowners) are being pressured to buy these systems and being told by the salesmen that someone they (homeowners) know has already purchased this system, and has (referred the salesmen) to them (homeowners). What we are finding is, the people's names they (salesmen) are using did not buy the systems," said Chief Caplinger.

"We would ask that if anyone comes to your door trying to sell you a security system, and they tell you that someone you know sent them, before purchasing that system, we ask that you actually call that person (you know) and ask if they actually bought the system and if they know anything about it and find out what the up front cost is. Make sure you know exactly what you are paying for up front and what is going to be involved in this because with the contracts we have looked at, there is only a three day clause in there to actually back out of that contract and to have that equipment removed," he said.

"If you feel pressured in any way to buy that system and you are unsure, just contact us and we will speak with these people," said Chief Caplinger."We already know who they are. We have their names. People are telling us they are being pressured. They feel uncomfortable. It sounds real good to them and it may be a good deal but we want people to feel comfortable. They are using some of the prominent names in Smithville, telling them that these people have already purchased these systems, which they haven't. If you feel uncomfortable in any way, don't purchase anything. Tell them you want to check further. Call the police department and we will send an officer out there to make sure everything is okay," said Chief Caplinger.

Body of DeKalb Prisoner Waylon Farless Recovered in Chattanooga

July 26, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Waylon Farless

The body of a DeKalb County prisoner who managed to escape from the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Facility Tuesday evening by attempting to swim across the Tennessee River was found Thursday morning about a mile down river.

Dead is 36 year old Waylon Farless

According to WRCB TV, Chattanooga Police spokesman Nathan Hartwig said that officers responded to a "body found" call just after 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning, and were able to confirm the body was that of patient Waylon Farless.

The escape happened around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday evening. Farless had criminal charges out of DeKalb County and was taken to Moccasin Bend for mental health concerns.

Members of Chattanooga search and rescue teams spent nearly a day searching the river near the mental health facility before calling off the search late Wednesday afternoon.

Details of how Farless was able to jump into the river are unknown and still being investigated.

Witnesses told Chattanooga police that they saw the man (Farless) swim about halfway across the river before calling for help, then submerging Tuesday evening.

Farless was on a criminal hold from the DeKalb County Jail.

Farless was arrested by the Sheriff's Department last Thursday on charges of driving on a revoked license and theft of property. According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Farless was sent to the Smith County Jail on Friday to be housed for DeKalb County. While there, Farless allegedly tried to harm himself and was taken to the hospital in Carthage. After that incident, Farless was picked up by DeKalb County deputies on Saturday. Farless underwent a mental evaluation and was sent to Moccasin Bend.

Sheriff Ray said Moccasin Bend staff contacted him Tuesday saying they were planning to release Farless back to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department by noon that day. Sheriff Ray said he was notified later that Farless had escaped from the facility and was last seen trying to swim across the river.

Kenlee Renae Taylor Wins Little Miss Princess Pageant

July 26, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Kenlee Renae Taylor Wins Little Miss Princess Pageant
Little Miss Princess Royalty
People's Choice, Photogenic, Congeniality
Little Miss Princess: Hannah Dawn Hall (Extreme Queen)

Seven year old Kenlee Renae Taylor of Smithville was crowned Little Miss Princess at the DeKalb County Fair Wednesday night.

Taylor is the daughter of Ken and Cindy Taylor

She succeeds the 2011 Little Miss Princess nine year old Madison Rae Rackley of Smithville, daughter of Gordon and Jessica Rackley

First runner-up in the pageant was Alexis Grace Atnip, the nine year old daughter of Veronica Atnip of Smithville.

Seven year old Natalie Morgan Snipes was the second runner-up. She is the daughter of Tim and Michelle Snipes of Smithville

Third runner-up went to two contestants in a tie, McKenzie Faith Sanders and Maeloree Arlene Kirby. Sanders is the seven year old daughter of James and Misti Sanders of Smithville and Kirby is the eight year old daughter of Jesse and Shaunna Kirby of Smithville. Sanders was also named Miss Photogenic and Kirby was Miss Congeniality of the pageant.

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Addison Jean Puckett was the fourth runner-up. She is the eight year old daughter of Jimmy and Anita Puckett of Smithville

The Extreme Queen crown went to Hannah Dawn Hall, the seven year old daughter of Joseph and April Hall of Smithville. The award is sponsored by the Extreme Looks Design Team Salon.

The Peoples Choice award for this pageant was presented to Rebekah Haylee Adams, the eight year old daughter of Brian and Carolyn Adams of Smithville.

Others in the top ten were Carlee Elizabeth West, the seven year old daughter of D.J. and Megan Stewart of Smithville; Arista Isabella Rigsby, the seven year old daughter of David and Tyroma Rigsby of Lebanon; Haylee Cassandra Merriman, the eight year old daughter of Mike and Myra Merriman of Smithville; Emma Brooke Jennings, the nine year old daughter of Chad and Shelly Jennings of Smithville.

(SECOND PHOTO FROM TOP: Natalie Morgan Snipes (2nd), Alexis Grace Atnip (1st), Kenlee Renae Taylor (Queen), Maeloree Arlene Kirby (3rd-tie), McKenzie Faith Sanders (3rd-tie), Addison Jean Puckett (4th)

(THIRD PHOTO FROM TOP: Rebekah Haylee Adams (People's Choice), McKenzie Faith Sanders (Miss Photogenic), and Maeloree Arlene Kirby (Miss Congeniality)

Miss Sweetheart Title Goes to Sarah Anne Colwell

July 26, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Miss Sweetheart Title Goes to Sarah Anne Colwell
Miss Sweetheart Royalty
Shelby Sprague (Congeniality), Abigail Hope Taylor (People's Choice)
Miss Sweetheart: Macy Elizabeth Hedge (Miss Photogenic)
Miss Sweetheart: Santana Ferrell (Extreme Queen)

The 2012 DeKalb County Fair Miss Sweetheart is eleven year old Sarah Anne Colwell, the daughter of Trent and Christie Colwell of Smithville. The pageant was held Wednesday night during the fair in Alexandria.

Colwell, sister of the 2012 Junior Fair Princes Lauren Elizabeth Colwell, succeeds the 2011 Miss Sweetheart, Tyra Graham, the thirteen year old daughter of Kyle and Doris Graham of Smithville

The first runner-up in the pageant was Macy Elizabeth Hedge, the eleven year old daughter of David and Trina Hedge of Smithville. She was also Miss Photogenic.

Kayla Jayne Belk was the second runner-up. She is the twelve year old daughter of Chris Anne Belk of Smithville and Wendell Belk of Christiana.

Eleven year old Shaunta Koegler, daughter of Brian and Leticia Koegler of Smithville, was the third runner-up

Fourth runner-up went to Julia Grace Curtis, the ten year old daughter of Bruce and Amy Curtis of Smithville.

The title of Miss Congeniality went to Shelby Sprague, the ten year old daughter of Jimmy and Johnna Sprague of Smithville.

The Extreme Queen crown went to Santanna Ferrell, the twelve year old daughter of Melissa Ferrell and Chris Ferrell of Dowelltown. The award is sponsored by the Extreme Looks Design Team Salon.

The Peoples Choice winner for this pageant was Abigail Hope Taylor, the eleven year old daughter of Ken and Cindy Taylor of Smithville.

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Rounding out the top ten in the pageant were Addison Grace Oakley, the eleven year old daughter of Clark and Lisa Oakley of Liberty; Morgan Faith Green, the twelve year old daughter of Suzanne and Jon Harrison of Smithville; Kenzie Faith France, the ten year old daughter of Tim France and Will and Kim Frazier of Smithville; Anna Rachel Blair, the eleven year old daughter of Keith and Amanda Blair of Smithville; and Brooklyn Storm Estes, the eleven year old daughter of Chris and Shanna Bogle of Smithville.

(SECOND PHOTO FROM TOP: Julia Grace Curtis (4th), Shaunta Koegler (3rd), Sarah Anne Colwell (Queen), Macy Elizabeth Hedge (1st), and Kayla Jayne Belk (2nd Runner-Up)

Trapp and Cantrell Capture Little Mister and Miss Crowns

July 25, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
2012 Little Mister Tony Bryson Trapp
2012 Little Miss Ansley Faith Cantrell
Little Mister and Runners-Up
Little Miss and Runners-Up
Little Miss Congeniality Chloe Bradley (left) Photogenic Danica Collier
People's Choice Bryna Pelham (left), Extreme Queen Madison Dawson
Little Mister Manners Dylan Wade Cathey (left) and People's Choice Winner Landon
Demitre Allen of Sandgate, Vermont, winner of $500 at the Fair Tuesday

Tony Bryson Trapp and Ansley Faith Cantrell were crowned Little Mister and Miss at the DeKalb County Fair Tuesday night.

Trapp is the six year old son of Tony and Amanda Trapp of Smithville and Cantrell is the six year old daughter of Tony and Amee Cantrell of Smithville.

Trapp succeeds his brother, the retiring Little Mister, seven year old Holden Craig Trapp, while Cantrell succeeds the retiring Little Miss Carlee Elizabeth West, the seven year old daughter of D.J. and Megan Stewart of Smithville.

First runner-up in the Little Miss contest was Annabella Eleni Dakas, the five year old daughter of John and Mandy Dakas of Smithville

Second runner-up was Addison Grace Miller, the five year old daughter of Josh and Amy Miller of Smithville

Five year old Savanna Hope Murphy Least was third runner-up. She is the daughter of Brian and Stephanie Least of Smithville.

Isabella Faith Rackley, the four year old daughter of Gordon and Jessica Rackley of Smithville was the fourth runner-up

Meanwhile, five year old Chloe Belle Bradley, daughter of Dusty and Erica Bradley of Lebanon was named Miss Congeniality.

Four year old Danica Hope Collier, daughter of Matthew Collier and Brittany George of Alexandria received the title of Miss Photogenic.

Extreme Looks Design Team awarded the "Extreme Queen" crown to five year old Madison Dawson, daughter of Jarred and Jamie Dawson of Smithville.

The People's Choice Award went to Bryna Pelham, the five year old daughter of Jason and Karen Pelham of Smithville.

Others in the top ten were Hana Jade Parsley, the five year old daughter of Jason and Misti Parsley of Smithville; Allyson Roxanne Fuller, the six year old daughter of Anthony and Amanda Fuller of Baxter; Madison Grace Askew, the four year old daughter of Brad and Judy Askew of Watertown; Audrey Dare Collins, the five year old daughter of Mark and Danielle Collins of Smithville; and Kalia Nevaeh Stewart, the five year old daughter of Hobie and Heather Stewart of McMinnville.

First runner-up in the Little Mister contest was Jackson Wayne Graham, the five year old son of Wayne and Rebecca Graham of Smithville.

Six year old Carter Matthew-Mikel Benson, son of Chris and Karey Benson of Smithville was the second runner-up.

Third runner-up was

M2U00764 from dwayne page on Vimeo.Skylar Chase Sullivan, the four year old son of Jamie and Charity Sullivan of Smithville.

Four year old Jaxson Blake Panker, son of Richard and Tonya Panker of Smithville, was named fourth runner-up and Mr. Photogenic

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Four year old Dylan Wade Cathey, son of Shawn and Cindy Washer and Jennifer Cathey of Smithville, was chosen Mister Manners

The People's Choice award went to six year old Landon Orien Speaks, son of Justin and Donna Speaks of Smithville

The only other participant in the Little Mister pageant was Joseph Bristol Redmon, the five year old son of Brittney Redmon of Dowelltown and Joseph Redmon of Smithville.

(THIRD PHOTO FROM TOP- LEFT TO RIGHT: Jaxson Blake Panker (4th & Mr. Photogenic); Carter Matthew-Mikel Benson (2nd); Little Mr. Tony Bryson Trapp; Jackson Wayne Graham (1st); Skylar Chase Sullivan (3rd Runner-Up)

(FOURTH PHOTO FROM TOP-LEFT TO RIGHT: Addison Grace Miller (2nd), Annabella Eleni Dakas (1st), Little Miss Ansley Faith Cantrell, Savanna Hope Murphy Least (3rd), and Isabella Faith Rackley (4th Runner-Up)

(PLAY VIDEO CLIP BELOW OF TUESDAY NIGHT GO CART RACES AT THE FAIR)

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