Jim Pliler Leaving Ag Agent

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Jim Pliler Leaving Ag Agent - Telegram Phott ERECTING A background for last...
Telegram Phott ERECTING A background for last night's annual 4-H show at the Lane county Fair were Mr. and Mrs. Guy Wayne Johnson of Dighton. She is Lane County's Home Economist and was in charge of this year's three-day fair. Feminine Flair Evident In Lane County Fair DIGHTON—A woman's touch wais evident this week throughout throughout the Lane County Fair which opened Wednesday in Dighton, ticking ot£f the 1970 county fair season in Sothwest Kansas. The woman's touch has been bat of Mrs. Guy Wayne Johnson, Johnson, a young Lane County lousewife who found herself in the position of being in charge of the three-day fair. Virginia, as she is known by her friends land co-workers, has served the past four years as an© Counity Extension Home Economist. Twice during those four years she found her self wearing a second hat, that of trying to fulfill fulfill tasks nioirmatly done by a county extension agricultural agent. Such was the case with this year's county fair. Lane county, at the moment, is between ag agents. Agent Jim Pliler left in laite May to engage in hog farming in Southeast Kansas. A new agent has been hired, but he will not begin has new duties in Dighton until the first of September. He is Kenneth Allen, now an agent at Phillipsburg. Phillipsburg. While Mns. Johnson is in over ail charge of the fair, she quickly quickly points out various fair committees committees have "done a real good job. They took care of all the livestock. Otherwise, without them. . . " Also receiving a pat on the back for assistance beyond the call of duty is husband, Guy. He has served as his wife's right hand, doing all the heavy work sihe findis needs to be done. A Lame County farmer, he has land north and south of Dighton Dighton and also raises cattle. Adding to the woman's touch has been Extension Secretary Mrs. Blanche Stu! and her summer summer assistant, Ellen Roberts. The latter is a college freisih- man and is a former Lane County 4-H'er. Activity in this year's fair began Wednesday witlh the placing placing of exhibits and some judging. judging. First day's highlight was the annual fair parade in downtown downtown Dighton, followed by a ivening rodieo. Judging occupied daytime activities activities Thursday with Lane County 4-H'ers starring last night in the annual Style Review Review and Best Groomed Boy Contest. Today, the final day, began this morning with the annual 4-H livestock sale, followed by the checkout of exhibits and cleaning up. of the fairgrounds. Final activity is at 8 p.m. tonight tonight in a grandstand show featuring Mack Sanders and his Ranch Boys. Each day has concluded with dances for all age groups. Monday will see Southwest Kansas flair activity centering on Scott City with the opening 1 of the annual Scott County Mr.

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  1. Garden City Telegram,
  2. 31 Jul 1970, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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