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North Texas Fair & Rodeo Scholarship Recipients Announced

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DENTON, TEXAS – Notified June 19, 2024, four local students were awarded scholarships by the North Texas State Fair Association for the 2024-2025 school year. Scholarships are one way that the association gives back and contributes to the mission of supporting youth, agriculture and community. Applications were due by June 1, 2024.

Awarded the North Texas State Fair Association scholarship was Stockton James from Denton, Texas. James has been involved in FFA for two years and 4H for eight years, and he plans to study Ag Economics and Business at Texas Tech University.

Macie Mangus from Sanger, Texas was the recipient of the Bob C. Powers scholarship. Mangus has been involved in FFA for seven years and plans to major in Pre-Nursing and minor in Agribusiness Management at Texas Tech University.

The recipient of the Robert Bell & Bobby Jones Memorial Trade or Vocational scholarship was Emma Williamson from Sanger, Texas. Williamson has been involved in FFA for three years and 4H for one year, and she plans to attend Texas Tech University to study Animal Science and Agricultural Communications.

Sydney Bickers was awarded the Harry Hall & Bill Allen Continuing Education scholarship. Originally from Valley View, Texas, Bickers plans to attend Texas Tech University where she will study Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.

A new scholarship this year, the Clyde & Pauline Fisher Foundation Scholarship was awarded to Joshua Hayes. Hayes, from Sanger, Texas, was involved in FFA for two years and 4H for 10 years, and he will attend Texas State University to study Wildlife Biology.

The NTFR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of western heritage. All revenue is reinvested into programs, scholarships and facilities. The NTFR, and its associates, contribute around $500,000 each year to area youth. According to the Center of Economic Development at the University of North Texas, the NTFR and its facilities have a $7 million economic impact in Denton County and an approximately $4 million impact on the City of Denton.

For more information or to request an interview with any of the recipients, please visit ntfair.com or contact Hannah Crandall at [email protected].

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Lacey’s Pantry: Lemon Lover’s Trifle

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By Lacey Vilhauer

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lemon Lovers Pound Cake cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 2.7 oz box Dream Whip
  • 3 cup very cold whole milk divided
  • 2 3.4 oz boxes instant lemon pudding mix
  • 16 oz frozen whipped topping OR 4 cups fresh sweetened whipped cream
  • 2 Tbsp grated white chocolate
  • Lemon slices and sprigs of fresh mint for garnishing
  • Directions:
  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat the granulated sugar and lemon juice together. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved then set aside to cool.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer whip together the Dream Whip (the box contains 2 envelopes – use both) and 2 cups of cold whole milk. Whip for 5 minutes or until soft peaks form.
  • To read more, pick up a copy of the July issue of NTFR magazine. To subscribe by mail, call 940-872-5922.
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Jesses Jewelz

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By Jesse Kader

Summer time is here and though it may be hot, we can still get a Western summer style without lots of layers. These striped shorts are so cute and comfy and actually also have a matching shirt that pair up to make a cute set. You also can wear it with basic blouses as shown here and throw on your favorite turquoise. There are so many options to mix and match. See all of this and more at
www.jessesjewelz.com.

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10 Interesting Facts About the Fourth of July

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Independence Day is celebrated this month as the nation commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. The founding fathers declared the 13 colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain but were now free, independent states.

Today, that independence is often celebrated with fireworks, picnics, parades, fairs, and a variety of other public and private events. As the nation prepares to once again honor its heritage, it is fun to review these interesting facts about Fourth of July.

To read more, pick up a copy of the July issue of NTFR magazine. To subscribe by mail, call 940-872-5922.

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