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Sedalia Democrat (Newspaper) - August 22, 2015, Sedalia, Missouri Give me the country life Hope Lecchi Democrat Amyjo Estes stands in front of the Dairy barns at the Missouri state Fairgrounds before making a presentation on milking Dairy cows. Estes moved from Kansas City to return to her roots on the farm. She has worked at the Missouri state fair for the last 19 years and is in her first year serving As Dairy a pc i it Chothi i. Dairy superintendent relishes farm life by Hope Lecchi Good teachers can be found throughout All walks of life. For some their classroom is a traditional setting with desks and whiteboards. Others May seize the Opportunity to teach a child or educate a person in any setting they Are Given. Amyjo Estes Dairy superintendent for the Missouri state fair is equally at Home in both educational environments. Estes spent 15 years teaching fourth and fifth graders and the last three years teaching the gifted classes in the Gasconade county r-1i school District that was not the full extent of her teaching. Each summer for the past 19 years she has been educating visitors to the fair about the importance of Dairy cattle. A i really think the most important thing is to educate the next generation of kids a Estes said. A i always tried to do that in the class room setting and now i try to do it by teaching visitors especially the children about the food we eat and the importance of fresh farm bom in Knob Noster see life 12a the Corn dog is fair King Dick family serving smiles since 68 by Hope Lecchi there Are some things that every visitor to the Missouri state fair should probably experience when they attend the annual event a walk Down the Midway viewing some of the exhibits or livestock competitions and of course getting something to eat that is probably deep Fried. For Many a fair goer the food Choice May be an obvious one Dick s com dogs. Leo Dick and his family have been hand dipping the delicacies on a stick for More than 60 years. A i started working Here at the fair when i was to years old a Dick said. Quot i wrapped Taffy but really in be done All kinds of things Here from delivering groceries for my dad to taking tickets and collecting the old Glass pop and Beer bottles and turning them in for the Deposit Money. A the fair was a lot different Back then Quot Dick added. A i remember As a Little boy coming through the old main Gate that was All lit with Neon lights. They would go in patterns and All the brightly coloured flags waving and the tents. When i walked in the Gate i was just thrilled and thought i was at Dick recalled a Story about How the train used to deliver the circus animals to Sedalia and then they would Parade the animals from the depot to the Fairgrounds. A there were All kinds of races Back then. Boy in a glad to see the races Back a Dick said. A but in a not just talking car races. Back then we had pig and horse races. Heck one year they even had Ostrich for each memory Dick recounted it seemed a visitor to the com dog stand would Stop by and Tell him a Story about their memories of eating one of the foot Long com dogs a painted Quot As Dick likes to say with Mustard or Ketchup. The com dogs came in 1968. A everyone Here at the fair is so Good and works so hard they always have Quot Dick said. A one Day my brother Dicks twin Frank and i started talking and we thought com dogs might be a Way that we could help out with a food at the time there were very few options for food at the fair. Many visitors would bring their lunches and eat under the Shade Trees on the grounds. A Aback then i knew every Vendor Quot Dick said. A i would go around and talk to them All. I still try to do that Dick seems to be the King of the com dog vendors judging by the lines of customers waiting to Pur Chase a com dog from his stand. See King 2a Mizanskey to be out of prison sept. I Democrat staff a Sedalia will soon be a free Man after he is released from prison in less than two weeks after serving More than two decades. According to a release from attorney Dan Viets Jeff Mizanskey 62, will be released Between 8 and to . Tuesday sept. I. Mizanskey Mizanskey has served about 20 years of a life sentence in the Missouri department of corrections for drug related charges. He had been sentenced to serve life without parole under Missouri so prior and persistent drug offender Quot Law although he had not been previously convicted of a felony other than marijuana Law violations. Gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence May 22, making Mizanskey immediately eligible for parole and a parole hearing took place aug. 6 at the Jefferson City correctional Center. He received the Good news about two weeks ago that his parole had been granted. According to the release he plans to live in Sedalia with his son Chris Mizanskey following his release. Support for Mizan Skeya a release through petitions and social Media have surged in recent years from family members Lawman gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence May 22, making Mizanskey immediately eligible for parole and a parole hearing took place aug. 6 at the Jefferson City correctional Center. Ers and advocates for marijuana legalization. He was the Only person in Missouri serving a life sentence without any possibility for parole for nonviolent marijuana related offences. A Jeff intends to be very Active on behalf of marijuana Law Reform upon his release from custody a Viets said in the release. A while he will do nothing which would jeopardize his parole status he will be an outspoken advocate for repeal of the criminal prohibition of responsible adult use and medical use of according to an associated press report Mizanskey had two previous felony convictions for marijuana related offences when he was sentenced in 1996 to life without parole for a third felony offence. At the time the Law allowed a sentence of life without parole for people with three felony drug convictions and has since been changed but it was not made retroactively effective. The repeal will become effective in january 2017. Police said Mizanskey conspired to sell six pounds of pot to a dealer connected to mexican drug cartels. Mizanskey a previous felonies were for Possession and Sale of marijuana in 1984 and Possession in 1991. 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