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The McGinnis family is plenty busy at fair time


Tonia Copeland

Jordan McGinnis (15), Cameron McGinnis (6) and Connor McGinnis (13) squeeze the fencing panel together as one of their seven pigs slowly makes its way to the scale for weigh-in. This weekly process tells the boys, and mom, Julie, whether the pigs need more or less feed.

A mother of four is always busy, but becomes even busier at county fair time.

That is certainly the case for Julie McGinnis, whose four boys will show their fair share of livestock next week at the annual Kimball Banner County Fair.

Her four sons, Jordan (15), Connor (13), James (10) and Cameron (6), show a total of seven pigs, one steer and a lamb for a cousin. James, who is showing the lone steer, also has a broken arm.

"Cameron is in Clover Kids, so he is doing the fashion revue and he showing a lamb for his cousin, Britton," Julie said. "It keeps me busy. Showmanship time and market swi...

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