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Malheur County Fair begins with youth education and heat

The Malheur County Fair began at 2 p.m. on Tuesday with temperatures in the mid-90s. As the fair gates opened, patchy clouds spared a few rain drops, which quickly evaporated.

The clouds and smoke in the air from fires in the surrounding area shaded the sun and gave some reprieve to fair-goers. Many people purchased ice cream or shaved ice to better handle the heat.

Fair events started with a few youth education opportunities.

Kids learned about the importance of soil health from Natural Resource Conservation Service soil . . .