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Goats, benches, sugar at the Stevens County Fair

4-H members show their goats Aug. 9 in the arena at the Stevens County Fair. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times1 / 3
Lorraine Lindor, left, and Kathy Erickson chat on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 9, at the Stevens County Fair. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times2 / 3
Greg Cruze, left, and Tony Cruze talk about a 4-H exhibit on the amount of sugar in several beverages. They were surprised to learn chocolate milk has lots of sugar. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times3 / 3

Two women passed time on a bench in the shade as they waited for bingo to start.

Goats waiting for the 4-H goat show were bleating nearby. Two men discussed a 4-H exhibit that discussed the amount of sugar in several beverages. It was an afternoon at the Stevens County Fair.

Lorraine Lindor and Kathy Erickson of Morris sat on bench not far from the 4-H food stand at the fairgrounds on Aug. 9. "We're waiting for bingo to start," Erickson said.

Tony Cruze of Willmar and Greg Cruze of Cold Spring had no idea chocolate milk contained so much sugar. So does ginger ale, they said. The two men were looking at 4-H exhibit in the 4-H building.

Members of 4-H clubs, most of them in white shirts and blue jeans guided their goats into the show arena for a judge to evaluate them. A good-sized audience sat on bleachers in the shade as they watched the judging.

While goats were being judged, several others waited their turn in the show arena. A few were bleating as passersby walked past the arena.

The Stevens County Fair continues through Sunday, Aug. 12. Check the Stevens County Time Facebook page and website for more coverage from Aug. 7 through today. For a schedule of events, click here.