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AUSTIN EDITION Call a spouse or call a hog, just don't mix 'em up

From staff reports

Those with the talent for calling their spouse or a hog can show off their skills tonight at the Mower County Fair.

At 6 p.m. a hog-calling contest is set to happen near the fair office. The half-hour competition will be followed by a spouse-calling contest from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the same spot.

The contests are part of a series of old-fashioned competitions added this year to the fair. Others include a watermelon-seed-spitting contest that occurred Tuesday and a pie-eating contest set for 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Mower County's annual Livestock Hall of Fame reception and induction is slated for 4 p.m. in Crane Pavilion.

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At the grandstand, the Whitesidewalls will perform at 7:30 tonight. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12.

The 4-H Fashion Review is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Fair Square Stage.

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