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Young Farmers hosts tractor show
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The Newton County Farm Bureau's Young Farmers association hosted its second annual tractor show on the square Saturday and doubled in size this year to around 25 entrants.

Local resident John Coltharp Sr. won first place for his restored 1953 Ford Jubilee, which he's owned for 12 years.
"I just enjoy restoring tractors. I'm retired now, and I enjoy restoring them or helping out friends with their tractors," said Coltharp, who has been participating in tractor shows for about 15 years.

Dale Wiley won second place, while Keith Ellis took third place.

"We as the Young Farmers wanted to promote agriculture and let people know that agriculture is still here in Newton County," said group Chairman B.J. Marks, who owns a beef cattle and hay farm in Mansfield.