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She's getting so big

Friday, September 21, 2012

In just over two weeks, my little princess will be celebrating her first birthday. It doesn't seem like that long ago I was sitting in a hospital room at Poplar Bluff, writing this very column on my mobile phone in the wee hours of the morning as mommy and baby slept.

On Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at 1:58 a.m., my wife and I welcomed our second child -- Jillian Diann Anderson -- into the world.

Here I am, 11-plus months and hundreds of diaper changes later, wondering where the time went. She'll be one soon, then two and three and so on. Much like her brother, she will grow up fast.

It's crazy how quickly the time goes, but it reminds you to enjoy every moment you spend with your kids. They won't be kids forever.

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Local Events

On Thursday, I took a moment to stop by the first evening of the Downtown Kennett Fall Concert Series at the Dunklin County Courthouse.

"The Lucky Brothers" -- Jason Penn, Joey Privett, and Matt Jackson -- did a good job entertaining the crowd and the weather was delightful. I hope it stays that way for the upcoming dates: September 27 and October 4 and 11.

This weekend will offer outdoor fun and more musical entertainment as the annual Copperosity Classic takes place on Saturday. Following a day of golf, a banquet will be held at the Opera House with the "80's pop sensation" The TREND performing live.

Tickets for the evenings festivities are $20 and this year, the event will benefit the Kennett Education Foundation.

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Fair Time

Next week, the annual Delta Fair will kick off with the Delta Fair Parade on Tuesday afternoon. I've heard rumblings of several interesting floats being crafted around the area so there should be a good showing.

I'm particularly interested in the float being crafted behind closed doors by employees at City Light Gas and Water.

Also, in case no one has noticed, the Delta Fair Board has added an extra evening of armbands to this year's lineup. Armbands will be Wednesday night, Friday night, and Saturday afternoon. There will also be a rodeo on Wednesday night. The traditional Demolition Derbies, musical entertainment, and the recently added tractor pulls will be back as well.

I want to commend the Delta Fair Board for pushing the event to grow over the past few years. For more information on the fair, visit www.deltafairfun.com.

George Anderson is the managing editor of the Daily Dunklin Democrat.