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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 14, 2014

Lots of food, fun and amusement

Monitor Staff Reports
TYLER–It’s time for the East Texas State Fair again, which will run Friday-Sunday, Sept. 19-Sept. 28 at the East Texas State Fairgrounds in Tyler.
Fair gates open at 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Carnival and Midway opens at 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and at noon Saturday-Sunday.
Unlimited ride armbands are available. Armband sales stop one hour prior to closing.
Senior Day is Friday, Sept. 19, Student night for children kindergarten through 12th grade is Monday-Wednesday Sept. 22-24, and College Night is Saturday, Sept. 27.
The East Texas Fair offers plenty of activities, a variety of foods and entertainment for all ages.
Live concerts are at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
Performers include Lauren Alexander, Jerrod Niemann, Texas Rebellion, Jerrett Zoch, Coffey Anderson, Frank Foster, and JB and the Moonshine Band.
Children can enjoy a petting zoo, sand sculputing, a Wild About Monkeys show and much more.
Adults can enjoy the Budweiser Beer Garden, shopping at The Marketplace, and more.
Other attractions include an extreme high dive show, Wasde Henry, Cosmo Universal Art, Kachunga the Alligator show, AgriWorld and a musical showcase.
Livestock shows are set for Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 23-25 and Saturday-Sunday Sept. 27-28.
Texas youth will be showing Boer goats as well as Beefalo, Belted Galloway, Herford and Limousin cattle.
The East Texas Fairgrounds are located at 2112 W. Front St. and can be reached at (903) 597-2501.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 14, 2014

Robert Eugene Duncan, 86, of Kemp, was born Sept. 7, 1928 and died Aug. 27, 2014, from a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is interred with his beloved wife in the Duncan Cemetery in Kingsville, Mo.
He was a beloved father and mentor and remained an active part of the lives of all his family as long as he physically could.
His influence and love will continue in the many lives that he touched.
He was preceeded in death by his beloved wife Cora Sue Duncan and his parents Laura and Ray Duncan.
Left to cherish his memory are six children Debroah Henderson of Rockwall, Rebecca Slagle of Terrell, Raymond Duncan of Mabank, Teresa Bryant of Snoqualmie, Wa., Cheryl Alford of Rowlett, and Lisa Wampler of Scurry; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 14, 2014

Charles Mixon

Charles Mixon

Services for Charles Glenn Mixon, 64, were held Sept. 8, 2014, at the DFW National Cemetery with military honors.
Mixon died Sept. 2, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Dallas.
He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Aviation as a helicopter door gunner and crew chief.
He loved music, golf, farming and above all, his family.
Survivors include his wife, Debby; children Cyrus and Tessa; grandchildren Zyla, Sage, Aston and Herbie; sisters Judy and Janice; many beloved family and friends.
He still has family remaining in Mabank, Gun Barrel City and Mesquite.
His songs will carry on in our hearts forever.