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"Grandpa's pullin' truck," a '78 GMC, was originally used in the county fair's truck pull by "Gene" Lepley in the years before his death in 2003. Driven here by his grandson, Leslie Arms, Lepley's family fixed up the truck and still enter it every year in his memory.

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Fair truck event honors local truck-pull veteran

When competitors in the Callaway County truck pull hauled their way to victory Tuesday, they earned something a little more special than prize money. They also earn a trophy that reminds them of a big player in the annual event’s early days.

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