Studio Visit: Alicia Grimes

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, The News-Gazette’s Melissa Merli chats with Alicia Grimes of Melvin. The alternative rap artist has amassed more than 1.1 million Twitter followers, more than 440,000 Facebook followers, more than 30,000 likes on her Facebook fan page and more than 550,000 plays on SoundCloud. She also works in marketing on a freelance basis.

Details of Ford County Fair can be found on website

MELVIN — Persons looking for entry blanks to make entries at the Ford County Fair or who just want to know what new events are at the fair this summer can find answers at

At the website, complete entry requirements are available as well as entry forms to download and complete. This year’s entry deadline is June 18.

List of upcoming community events (Aug. 24, 2011)

Tea Party hosting rally Saturday
PAXTON — The Ford County Tea Party will host an informational rally at 2 p.m. Saturday,  Aug. 27, at Pells Park, 700 E. Pells St., Paxton.

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